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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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Nov 29, 2020

Midway's lawyers are on a tear,
Atari's profits are breaking records,
Apple bets on the luck of the Irish

These stories and many more on this episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

We celebrate our second anniversary with a change to our format.

Now, instead of a giant ep a month, you'll get three weekly ones, each covering one of our jumps through the history of video game news.

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in November of 1980.
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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Universal settles suit with Midway
Replay Nov, 1980, pg. 120

Midway files suit against Artic for Galaxian speed up kits,_Inc.
PlayMeter Nov. 15, 1980

Columbia Pictures' Gottlieb amusement machine division shows a loss

Atari more than doubles revenue, quadruples profits
Toy and Hobby World, Nov 1980

Atari is seeking the Space Invader champion

Sublogic Flight Simulator reviewed by Kilobaud Magazine

Broderbund's Galactic Empire trilogy gets reviewed in Softalk magazine

Acorn Atom introduced at the PCW show

Apple goes Irish

The sad fate of MITS

Recommended Links:
Gaming Alexandria:
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Digital Antiquarian:
The Arcade Blogger:
The History of How We Play:
Retro Asylum:
Retro Game Squad:

Sound Effects by Ethan of History of How We Play.