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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 31, 2019

Financial scandals rock the computer world!
Sega is set to take on NEC in North America!
And the Dreamcast is thinking...
These stories and many more on this month's episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

This month we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in July of 1979, 1989, 1999.
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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Show Notes:
Lloyd's of London miscalculates risk of computer leasing business

Norman Henry Hunt's second bogus computer company blows up

Scout Computer Badge article in Creative Computing

Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio ad

Minnesota signs deal with Apple

FCC to develop RF shielding regulations for home computers

The 16 bit processor war is on!

Yahtzee by Al Lowe Softside

MB is hiring engineers and programmers

Intellivision stats and release date set... oh and there will be a keyboard (apparently)

Micro-TV offers teletext service over cable in the USA

Acorn launches "budget" Archimedes

Origin becomes its own publisher

Interplay abandons Bard's Tale Franchise's_Tale

Gremlin breaks ties with U.S. Gold and returns to Sheffield

The TurboGrafx16 is coming to America

Mega Drive renamed Genesis

Genesis TeleGenesisModem announced, big promises

Virgin gets Sega distribution deal

Families file lawsuit against media in Paducah shooting

E3 in the shadow of violence

Dreamcast launch date and price announced

"It’s thinking" ads start showing up

Castlevania resurrection shown for Dreaamcast

Dolphin business model

Howard Lincoln announces his retirement

3dfx merges with STB

GT Interactive layoffs

Codemasters buys Sensible Software

Lara Croft appears nude in Playboy