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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. 

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Feb 20, 2023

Sony and Nintendo break up, Intel christens the Pentium & EA and ESPN bury the hatchet 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 January 1993.
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: Dracula: The Undead
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December 1992 Ep -
Ethan's new series:
Namco buys Alladin's Castle
Play Meter Jan. 1993 pg. 3
Replay Jan. 1993 pg. 3
Kevin Hayes - Atari - Namco
SMP to bring Lawnmower Man to life
Play Meter Jan. 1993 pg. 21
Virtuality is coming home!
Leonard Tramiel - Part 2 - Atari
Atari shooting for $99 Jaguar
Leonard Tramiel - Part 2 - Atari
3DO reveals more
Sony and Nintendo break up
EGM calls out NOA on CD BS
Johnny Turbo sets out to save gamers
Sega introduces six button controller
Joe Morici - Capcom
Game Genie comes to the SNES
Nintendo launches Classic Series for NES pg. 48
Intel reveals the new name for the 586
Motorola jumps a generation
Is the 286 dead?
Paul Neurath - Looking Glass - Origin
UK's PC price war comes to a screeching halt
IBM eyes Japan
Origin plans diverse future for Ultima brand
Wolfenstein publishers ads dual
Jumpman LIVES!!!
ESPN and EA settle
Double Dragon coming to cinemas
Deep Space Nine launches
Douglas Adams closes out Hitchhikers trilogy
Sears Business Centers close
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