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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 30, 2022

Ronald Spitzer was a corner stone of both New World Computing making sure games like Might and Magic and Nuclear War hit store shelves worldwide before moving on to running Electronic Art's affiliated label program.

Recorded in September 2021.

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Apr 5, 2022

Few game studios of the 80s and 90s tackled a wider set of genres with as much success and innovative spirit as Dynamix. Co-founder Damon Slye walks us through the company's amazing history, the life of a developer, the evolution of 3D technology, relationships with publishers, and how do you make Karl's favorite game...

Mar 10, 2022

Jerry Jewell was the cofounder of Sirius Software, one of the great early developers of games for the Apple II. Together with luminaries like Nasir Gebelli, Sirius made Steve Wozniak's brain child the go-to computer for entertainment in the early 80s.
Find out how the business worked back then, the comradery...

Feb 17, 2022

Microsoft and Nintendo battle over launch numbers
Cell phones make gaming pervasive
SNK is dead

These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in January 2002.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and...

Feb 7, 2022

100 episodes, a milestone most podcasts never reach.

To celebrate the 100th episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine, we have assembled the entire team, Karl, Peter, Mads, Jon, and Ethan for a 7 Minutes in Heaven spectacular! Each of us has had to pick a game for another member of the team to play for 7 minutes....