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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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Jul 23, 2022

Activision and Atari bury the hatchet
CES is flooded with 3rd party VCS carts
Video games give Wall Street the jitters

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 June 1982.
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: Naughty Boy
Video Version -

May 1982 Ep -
Tron -
Wild Bill Stealey - Microprose -

Charles Babbage announces Difference Engine's_(1984%E2%80%931994)

The Carnegie Institute sees computers as future of education

Nolan Bushnell contracts with Bally

Atari incorporated

Bankers bearish on coin-op
Games People Pay Early-June 1982 pg. 1

Federal spending cuts hit coinop
Play Meter June 15th, 1982 pg. 22

Chuck E Cheese reports earnings
The Pizza Times June 1982 pg. 5

Atari, Gottlieb split Krull license
Play Meter June 1st, 1982 pg. 32

Japanese imports drying up
Play Meter June 1st, 1982 pg. 32

Experts suggest arcade games may become collectible
Games People Pay Early-June 1982 pg. 6

Thief ads list Bernie Stolar as director
Play Meter June 1st, 1982 pg. 43

Count Up to the Crash!

Video Games add pep to dreary CES

GCE introduces Vectrex
Toy & Hobby World June 1982 pg. S9
Lange Nacht der Computerspiele -

Entex introduces Adventure Vision
Toy & Hobby World June 1982 pg. S34

Stand-alone electronic games bet on licenses
Toy & Hobby World June 1982 pg. S1

Mattel has finally launched the Intellivision keyboard component... sorta
Don Daglow Part 1 - PDP - Mattel - Intellivision - EA -

ColecoVision to have VCS add-on

Tiger Electronics enters the VCS market
Toy & Hobby World June 1982 pg. S20
Gauntlet Handheld -

Fox enters cartridge market
Jerry Jewell - Sirius Software -

Activision and Atari bury the hatchet

Activision announces new games
Toy & Hobby World June 1982 pg. S21,1450/so,1d/list-games/

Activision earnings jump ten-fold
Toys Hobbies and Crafts June 1982, pg. 13
Gregory Fischbach Part 1 - Activision - Acclaim -

Fears of crash hit Warner stock

Toy retailers prepare for the cartridge onslaught
Toy & Hobby World June 1982, pg. S1,_Inc.

Toy retailers urged to attend CES
Toy & Hobby World June 1982 pg. S4

Osborne 1 gets reviewed

Corvus shows off their Concept

Commodore takes on IBM

IBM has no time for the UK

Speccy and Beeb get off to rocky starts

Timex launches the Sinclair 1000
Toy & Hobby World June 1982 pg. S4
7 Minutes in Heaven - 3D Monster Maze - April 1982 -

Sinclair to go public

Llamasoft advertises Vic20 games

Creative Computing isn't giving up on video discs
7 Minutes in Heaven - Adventures in Video Land -

Byte goes video disk crazy

Professor equates video games to masturbation
Replay June 1982, pg. 83


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