Dec 9, 2019
Bushnell borrows big to build!
Tengen trounced in Tetris tussle!
Pokemon perceived to push to pupils!
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 December of 1979, 1989, 1999.
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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Pizza Time theater gets big loan
Replay December 1979, pg. 6
Play Meter December, 1979, pg. 37
AMOA show reviews are in
RePlay December 1979, pg. 15
Sega standardizes their arcade boards
Play Meter December 1979, pg. 92
Play Meter Update Edition Dec. 31 1979, pg. 1
Space Invaders modification boards are out
Play Meter December, 1979, pg. 24
Space Invader clones hit home computers
The Computer Shopper debuts
IBM Microcomputer rumors promise a revolution
JAMMA show jam packed with... carnival games?
Microprose opens development studio in the UK
Epyx files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Activision is a gaming company once again!
Club Caribe launches on Q-Link
https://archive.org/details/Video_Games_Computer_Entertainment_Issue_11_December_1989 page 23
A new month, a new Atari hardware launch!
Sega parts ways with Tonka
Konix misses Xmas and payments...
The Wizard hits theaters!
Nintendo beats Atari in Tetris fight
Replay, December 1989, pg. 11
Y2K is upon us!
3dfx CEO, Gregory Ballard steps down
The French game publisher stock market money spree
Barnes & Nobel buys up Babbages Etc.
Pokemon, the OG Loot box
Arcade games get rated
Disney's Quest to dominate arcades comes to an end
Games to movies still a thing.
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