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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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Dec 6, 2021

Gambling comes to the NES,
Master System games are coming to the GameGear &
Gameboy goes FPS

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 1991.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actual events.

Peter is on vacation so we have the pleasure of Mads from the Retro Asylum to join us.

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7 Minutes in Heaven:
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October 1991 Ep -

MidiMaze is coming to Gameboy
Faceball 2000 Battle of the Ports -

Atari launches Lynx 2

Master System to Game Gear converter released pg. 14

Minnesota to test NES based online gambling system
Play Meter November 1991, pg. 24

Minnesota drops plan to test NES based online gambling system
Playthings November 1991

Psygnosis teams up with EA to publish on Genesis

Sega still miffed over Stormlord pg. 114

Multix wants to bring NES gaming to your PC pg. 114

Computer Gaming World magazine goes ... console?

Revolution Software takes on SCUMM

US Gold is getting out of the arcade port business,100/so,1d/list-games/

Digital Research has been acquired by Novell

FMV is coming to a PC near you

Maxwell group announces US publishing arm

Robert Maxwell found dead at sea

Dr. Seuss has passed
Plaything November 1991, pg. 15!!_(TV_special)

Recommended Links:
The History of How We Play:
Gaming Alexandria:
They Create Worlds:
Digital Antiquarian:
The Arcade Blogger:
Retro Asylum:
Retro Game Squad:
Playthrough Podcast:

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