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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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Dec 6, 2020

Nintendo goes 16 bit in Japan
Blockbuster tries to pull some political strings,
The Bitmap Brothers go Renegade

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 November of 1990.
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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Super Famicom launches in Japan!

Michael Katz is out and Tome Kalinske is in at Sega
Playthings Nov 1990

3rd parties are rumored to be developing for the Genesis,25/so,1d/

First rumors of the Atari Panther surface

EGM previews Double Dragon 3

Blockbuster lobbying to get Video Game Rental exception
Toy and Hobby World, November 1990, pg. 19

Renegade Software is born

Activision Uk isn't quite done yet...

Infocom reborn... on the NES?

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Sound Effects by Ethan of History of How We Play.