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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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Feb 3, 2021

Game Gear launches in Japan
Capcom goes public
VGA steals Christmas

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

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in January 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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Parallel Board battle continues
Play Meter January 1991, pg. 14

Video games lose their domination of the coin-op market
Replay January 1991, pg. 44

Capcom goes public
Replay January 1991, pg. 20

First rumors of the Nintendo Super System emerge

Sega's TeraDrive announced

Game Gear launches in Japan

Cheetah launches the Gamate in the UK

Gilbert Hyatt's patent for microchips granted

Atari debuts the Mega STe

Atari USA in management shakeup

Games are missing their release dates

Sierra renames Hero's Quest to Quest for Glory

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