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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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Mar 4, 2021

Street Fighter 2 bows in London
Nintendo admits bootlegs are legit
Microsoft's Minesweeper invades Windows

These stories and many more on this episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

Special Guest Co-Host Jon from the Retro Game Squad

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in February of 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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Jon's 7 Minutes in Heaven


ATI show in London shows off lots of sequels and clones

Microprose's first arcade game is a slow burn
Replay, February 1991, pg. 92

SNK to hold back home ports of titles
Replay, February 1991, pg. 23

Over ordering puts pressure on console game makers
Replay, February 1991, pg. 16

Nintendo admits some unlicensed games are legal p. 34

C64GS games fail to materialize

Team 17 announces their first titles

Steve Meretzky returns post-Infocom

Sweeping Mines want to know... p. 34

Budget game market heats up in the UK

id is born

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Gaming Alexandria:
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Retro Game Squad:

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