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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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Jul 29, 2021

Philips teams up with Nintendo
Sega buys out Virgin
Intel breaks speed barriers

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 July of 1991.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actual events.

Peter is on vacation so we have the pleasure of Mads from the Retro Asylum to join us.

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Time Codes:
7 Minutes in Heaven:
Time Jump:

7 Minutes in Heaven:
Video version -

June 1991 Ep -
Gaming Historian Aladdin Deck Enhancer Video -

AMOA goes to Washington
Replay, July 1991, pg. 29
Jim Trucano Interview -

Galloob beats Nintendo in court
Toy & Hobby World, July 1991, pg. 9

Phillips announces CDRom deal with Nintendo
Playthings, July 1991

Camerica adds CDs to its NES add-on plans pg. 12
July 1981 Ep -

Sega buys out Virgin,_Sonic_the_Hedgehog,_and_mainstream_success

Genesis price drop to $149
Playthings, July 1991
Michael Katz Interview Part 2 -

Budget price war heating up

C65 rumors emerge

Intel breaks the 100 Mhz barrier

486's are getting affordable!

First ads for Wing Commander II

Recommended Links:
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Gaming Alexandria:
They Create Worlds:
Digital Antiquarian:
The Arcade Blogger:
Retro Asylum:
Retro Game Squad:
Playthrough Podcast:

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