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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. 

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Jan 1, 2022

Trip Hawkins lays the groundwork for 3DO
Broderbund goes public
Sony shows off the Playstation

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 December 1991.
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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7 Minutes in Heaven:
Video version -

November 1991 Ep -!_(TV_special)

Microprose joins forces with Jaleco in the arcades
Play Meter, Dec 1991, pg. 3
Wild Bill Stealey Interview -

Philip Morris warns game makers not to use their logos
Play Meter Dec 1991

Software Publishers Association Conference sees choppy waters on the hoirzon
Joe Morici Interview -

Tokyo's International Electronics Show awash with CD Roms

Sony shows off PlayStation at Tokyo Electronics show
March 1991 Jump -

Phillips launches line of CD PCs

San Mateo Software Group is formed

Commodore updates the Amiga

Robocop 3 to sport special hardware protection

Civilization gets reviewed by Computer Gaming World

Broderbund is going public
Gary Carlston Interview -

Mediagenic files for bankruptcy

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Gaming Alexandria:
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Retro Asylum:
Retro Game Squad:
Playthrough Podcast:

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