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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 4, 2021

Sonic booms onto Genesis
Tengen is shot down in court
Sony gets serious about games

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 June of 1991.
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:

May 1991
Turbo Teen Intro

AMOA and AAMA both lobby congress to move to dollar coins
Replay, June 1991, pg. 3, 30
Jim Trucano Interview

Nintendo announces earnings
Playthings, June 1991

Nintendo confirms name of 16 bit system in North America
Toy & Hobby World, June 1991, pg. 15

Game Genie taunts Nintendo

Tengen slapped with preliminary injunction pg. 72
Kevin Hayes Interview -

Video games may cause epileptic seizures

Camerica confirms plans to release portable NES

Mario is going CDi
Toy & Hobby World, June 1991
CDi ad -

Sony gets serious about games

TurboGrafx 16 drops to $99
Playthings June 1991

US Gold gets Sonic license for home computers

Atari shows off STylus at CeBIT

Sierra Network to brng popular franchises to the web
Al Lowe Interview -

Indiana Jones to get a fourth outing in the form of a game... and a comic

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Retro Game Squad:

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