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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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Aug 7, 2021

Nintendo undercuts with Gamecube
Playstation is coming to Dreamcast
Namco, Enix and Square team up

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 2001.
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 being joined by our guest co-host Jon from the Retro Games Squad

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Time Codes:
7 Minutes in Heaven: 7:30
Corrections: 16:57
Time Jump: 33:48

7 Minutes in Heaven:
Video version -

June 2001 Ep -,150/so,1d/

E3 News: Gamecube to launch at $199

Richard Garriott is going to wipe the slate clean

Bleem finally makes it to Dreamcast pg. 28!

Windows XP to introduce Microsoft Product Activation

Codemasters wants piracy to fade away

Edge magazine recommends The Dot Eaters
Edge July 2001

Microsoft buys Ensemble

Namco, Enix and Square announce mutual stock purchases pg. 36

Digiscents has been 'scent' to the grave

Indrema dreams no more...

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Retro Game Squad:
Playthrough Podcast:

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