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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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Nov 8, 2021

SNES launches in the USA,
Photoshop dethrones Deluxe Paint &
Japan is training the next gen of game devs

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 October 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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Time Codes:
7 Minutes in Heaven: 12:44
Corrections: 17:04
Time Jump: 31:07

7 Minutes in Heaven:
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7 Minutes in Heaven - Champion of the Raj -

September 1991 Ep -
Chris Garske Interview -

AMOA show shines despite absences
RePlay October 1991, pg. 59

SNES hits US shelves
Playthings October 1991, pg. 15
September 1991 Ep -

Sega buys Virgin Mastertronic
Playthings October 1991
July 1991 Ep -

Raymond E Feist to come to the TG16 pg. 76

Lucasarts transitions to Photoshop

First ad for Strike Commander

Bullfrog to self-publish... someday

The One asks if piracy is killing the software industry.

Play Time profiles Norwegian cracker party

Spanish magazine Hobby Consolas premieres

PC Format launches in the UK

Japan is training the next generation of game developers

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.