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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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Jul 31, 2019

Financial scandals rock the computer world!
Sega is set to take on NEC in North America!
And the Dreamcast is thinking...
These stories and many more on this month's episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

This month we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in July of 1979,...


Apr 10, 2019

A computer in every home
Atari and Nintendo sue each other
and
Nintendo gets its panties in a bunch over emulation

These stories and many more on this month's episode of the Video Game Newsroom time Machine

We look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in March of 1979, 1989, 1999.
As always,...


Jan 27, 2019

 Commodore tries to get into the retail business,
Atari announces plans to release a 16 bit console,
Interplay hits hard times
And much, much more!

We look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in January of 1979, 1989, 1999.

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Dec 1, 2018

This month we look back at December 1978, 1988, and 1998. Bushnell gets the boot, Phillips jumps into the cartridge console market, Nintendo stops the Giana Sisters and much, much more!

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Nov 15, 2018

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