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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 9, 2021

Resident Evil heads to theatres
GTA goes 3D
Korean MMOs are eyeing US shores

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 March of 2001.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actual events.

We are again joined by our guest co-host Jon from the Retro Games Squad

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7 Minutes in Heaven 02:40
Corrections 09:45
Time Jump 14:16

7 Minutes in Heaven


Mila Jovovich cast in Resident Evil movie pg. 31

Interplay and Shiny to enter The Matrix

Nintendo sues Imagine Media over Unofficial Pokemon Guide

Shoichiro Irimajiri leaves Sega

Intel announces chip price drops

EA gets real with Majestic pg. 34

Grand Theft Auto is going 3D

Sid Meier benches Dinosaurs

The Koreans are coming
Correction: Gordon Walton, not White

3Q is putting you in the game

Ben Heck's Portable 2600 brings retro gaming on the go

Ubisoft buys Blue Byte

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The History of How We Play:
Gaming Alexandria:
They Create Worlds:
Digital Antiquarian:
The Arcade Blogger:
Retro Asylum:
Retro Game Squad:

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

Find out on the latest episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine