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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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Jun 7, 2023

At the dawn of 3D acceleration a battle was fought over who would control the APIs that would allow programmers to unlock the power of this new type of PC hardware.  Would it be an open source community effort born of Silicon Graphics tech or would the industry juggernaut Microsoft win the day?

Our guests today, Servan...

Apr 17, 2023

Nintendo leaks SNES CD specs
Sega touts Genesis VR
Mortal Kombat coming to consoles

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 March 1993. 
As always,  we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are...

Apr 6, 2023

The modern world of gaming revolves around designers and programmers being able to harness the raw power of today's high end GPUs.  APIs make this task manageable and no API set has been more important in the tradition from software rendered graphics to the age of the GPU than Direct3D.
We speak with one of its original...

Mar 6, 2023

Few eras of gaming history are more legend filled than the British bedroom coder boom of the early 1980s.  Martin Wheeler wasn't just one of them but continues to be a pioneer or one-man coding in the VR space of today.

Recorded March 2022.

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Dec 29, 2022

Atari, Bally, Sega, Namco and so many more... our guest today, Roger Hector, has seen the industry from every perspective during a career that has spanned more than three decades.
He shares with us insights into his passions and philosophies on game design, art, and surviving corporate cultures

Recorded March 2022.