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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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May 30, 2021

Nintendo settles with the feds
Sierra and Broderbund plan to tie the knot
Cinemaware is dead

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 May 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:


Nintendo settles suit with Government
Toy & hobby World May 1991 pg. 14

Game Genie wins in Court.. in Canada pg. 58 pg. 30

Accolade goes Ballistic on the Genesis

Thomas Rattigan wins suit against Commodore

Sierra buys Broderbund... or do they?

Amiga Power is born

Play Time magazine launches in Germany

Naughty bits postpone Stormlord pg. 58

Double Dragon is coming to the movies

Lucasfilm banned from the Ranch

New developement studios popping up at Computer Game Design Conference

Hewson goes into receivership

But where Hewson failed, 21st Century Entertainment would succeed

Cinemaware is dead... long live ... uh... Acme Interactive?

CRL is dead... long live On-Line Entertainment

Palace Software bought by Titus

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