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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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Apr 14, 2021

Gregory Fischbach has had a career most of us could only dream of.  Starting out as a civil rights lawyer in the 1960s, he then represented some of the biggest musical acts of the 70s, before reinventing himself in the video game industry and running Activision's European operations.  All of this culminated in the formation of Acclaim and the building of one of the most powerful publishers of the 8 and 16 bit eras. 


In part 1 of our interview, Greg talks about those early years, what drove him, and how business was done when games were young.


NOTE: This interview was recorded over many sessions.  Any meandering is purely due to the fact that we kept getting lost on tangents and coming back to topics sometimes weeks later.  Yeah, we were having way too much fun.  :)


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