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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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Jun 26, 2023

Super Mario Brothers hits theatres,
Blast Processing brings sega to the next level &
Id shows off Doom

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 May 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: Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
    Video Version:

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

Morici to unify Capcom    
    Play Meter May 1993 pg. 3
    Joe Morici - Capcom

Capcom brings Street Fighter to Genesis
    Joe Morici - Capcom

Sega explains Blast Processing at CES

Sega to offer games over cable    
    Play Meter May 1993 pg. 3
    Replay May 1993 pg. 33

Marty announced

Return to Zork to come to 3DO
Nintendo launches barebones Gameboy

Sonic brings Game Gears to HoJos

PDAs take CES by storm  pg. 5
Doom previewed

First Pentium systems ship

Intel sues AMD

Intel sees stock soar

Plug-and-play coming to PC

Mac compatibles arrive too late
Layoffs hit computer game makers
    Wild Bill Stealey - Microprose
    Joel Billings - SSI

Commodore clocks in big in the UK

The Future of C64 game software looks bleak  pg. 13
Binary Asylum formed

Cable providers move into information services

TSN teams up with AT&T

Interplay locks down Star Trek license

Shaq signs with EA

Street Fighter action figures debut

Computerland cuts back
Software industry enlists USTR to fight piracy

UK court expands software copyright protection
Super Mario Brothers hits theaters

Superman is dead

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Gaming Alexandria:
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Digital Antiquarian:
The Arcade Blogger:
Retro Asylum:
Retro Game Squad:
Playthrough Podcast:
Modo Historia:
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Sound Effects by Ethan Johnson of History of How We Play.

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