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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. 

It's fun and educational! (in case you need to justify listening to it to a significant other)

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Apr 17, 2023

Nintendo leaks SNES CD specs
Sega touts Genesis VR
Mortal Kombat coming to consoles

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 March 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: The Lost Vikings
    Video Version:

    February 1993 Ep -

Japanese coinop cabs go BIG
    Replay March 1993 pg. 7
    October 1992 ep -

David C. Rockola passes away
    Replay March 1993 pg. 25, 101

CES belonged to CD
    September 2002 ep-

SNES CDRom specs leaked

LaserActive brings laserdisc gaming home 

VR is coming from Sega
    Replay march 1993, pg. 37
    Leonard Tramiel - Part 2 - Atari

Acclaim gets Mortal Kombat
    Gregory Fischbach Part 2 - Acclaim

MicroProse moves onto Mac
    Wild Bill Stealey - Microprose

The Brits go ga-ga for the 486

AMD and Cyrix optimistic

Virgin bundles up with Interplay

CGW starts the Patch File

HDTV delayed but software industry stands at the ready
FTC considers breaking up Microsoft

New European law hits pirates
    Replay March 1993 pg. 7!paolo-di-nunno/NobwRAdghgtgpmAXGA1nAngdwPYCcAmYANGAC5wAepSYADlNgDbYAE+AlixAK4QTZgAvgF0gA
Sonic is coming to comics

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