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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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Nov 15, 2023

After 5 years of asking the questions, the tables get turned and Karl finally has to get grilled.  You, the listener (or at least some of you) asked for it, so by multiple demand, the Karl interview!

Recorded: November 2023

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Nov 9, 2023

This is the full 7 Minutes in Heaven clip for the September 1983 episode covering Battlezone on the Atari 2600.

An error in the edit of the full episode cut it short, so I decided to upload it to the feed as its own file.

Remember, you can also watch Alex and my commentary on his actual 7 minutes of gameplay by becoming...

Oct 30, 2023

At the height of the arcade boom, two young entrepreneurs wanted to take arcade gaming higher, creating a unique, immersive cooperative experience combining computer game tech with the latest laser disc audio visuals.

Simutron promised gamers an immersive experience, in the Star Trek universe no less, at dedicated game...

Oct 3, 2023

Starting out as a signals decoder for the air force, through to working for Nolan Bushnell's Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theatre on its ill-fated Kadabrascope animation initiative, Autodesk, VRML and so many others, Owen Rowley is a man of a thousand lives in tech.

Heck, he may have even helped invent the...

Sep 11, 2023

Sega introduces ratings
Nintendo beats Tengen
Sony buys Psygnosis

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 July 1993. 
As always,  we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a...