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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, 2023

Street Fighter movie is a go
Traditional computer game makers falter
Sega's Battle with Nintendo heats up

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 1993. 
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: Kirby's Adventure
    Video Version:

    May 1993 Ep -
    Ethan's fine site The History of How We Play:

Capcom set to cofinance Street Fighter movie.... oh, and Street Fighter 3 to come in the Fall    Replay June 1993, pg. 3

Capcom announces Street Fighter 2 Turbo for Super Famicom

Castlevania coming to the Genesis

Sega reduces cartridge production costs
    Wild Bill Stealey - Microprose

Nintendo announces Super Famicom online play

Japanese cart prices drop fast!
    Jerry Wolosenko - Synapse

Tomy brings Barcode Battler to the West

Konami's Arcadeboy will turn your gameboy into an arcade cabinet
    Video Games 06-1993 pg. 31
Court gives AMD go ahead to make 486s,_Inc._v._Intel_Corp.

Creative Labs shows off Soundblaster 16 at Cebit
    PC Games 06-1993 pg 18

EPA hopes Energystar will help save the planet

Windows is coming to everything!

Maxis wants to unify game data

Andy Hollis leaves Microprose

Viacom buys ICOM

Trimark gets interactive

Spectrum Holobyte gets cash infusion

Sheff's Game Over gets reviewed
    Replay June 1993, pg. 37


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Sound Effects by Ethan Johnson of History of How We Play.

Copyright Karl Kuras

30 years ago:
#StreetFighter movie is a go,
Traditional computer game makers falter &
#Sega's battle with #Nintendo heats up

These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM
with @tcwpodcast's Alex!

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