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The Video Game Newsroom Time Machine is a weekly retro gaming podcast in which we travel back in time to see what was making headlines 40, 30, and 20 years ago in the arcade, video game, and computer gaming business and interview industry veterans. 

We try to put those events into historical context to understand how the industry of today came to be. 

It's fun and educational! (in case you need to justify listening to it to a significant other)

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May 13, 2021

PS2 supplies drop to a trickle
Naughty Dog has a new master &
The Gameboy Advance gets competition from Korea

These stories and many more on this episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in April of 2001.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actual events.

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iMode brings gaming to phones

Arcade game show in London dissapoints

Gamepro highlights Namco's System 246 pg. 30

PS2 discontent.

Dreamcast reborn... as a set top box

Nuon is out

Sony purchases Naughty Dog pg. 30

Infogrames gets D&D license,0/so,3a/

Turbine gets former Origin talent

Sierra management gets further shake-up

Havas becomes Vivendi

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Sound Effects by Ethan Johnson of History of How We Play and Enzo Maida.