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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 9, 2021

Gameboy Advance takes Japan by storm
Xbox could cost Microsoft billions
"All your base are belong to us" goes viral

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 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 joined by our favorite co-host Jon from the Retro Game Squad

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7 Minutes in Heaven:


Gameboy Advance launches in Japan pg. 18

Majesco relaunches the Game Gear pg. 24

Erricson dumps Red Jade

Nintendo steals the show at Tokyo Game Show with GBA pg. 9

Yamauchi makes bold statements

Tokyo game show sees Microsoft wooing Japanese consumers pg. 9

Microsoft shows off Big games at Gamestock pg. 12

Xbox signs on more developers

Xbox could cost Microsoft $2 billion

Doom III debuts at MacWorld Expo in Tokyo

Amusement Operators Union show in Japan is small but brings out the weird

Defender of the Crown to return is no more

Dimension Films gets Duke Nukem movie rights

All your base are belong to us takes the web by storm

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