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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 27, 2022

Arcades take on theme parks
Amstrad and Sega team up
EA buys Origin

These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in October 1992.
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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Japanese arcade makers go big
RePlay Oct. 1992 pg. 22
RePlay Oct. 1992 pg. 137, 157
Jim Trucano - AMOA -

Namco's Wonder Eggs takes on Disney
Replay October 1992, pg. 185

Lethal Weapon pinball goes for the bucks

Street Fighter 2 championship edition gets modded
RePlay Oct. 1992 pg. 21
RePlay Oct. 1992 pg. 30
Kickman -

Gameboy gets a job

Piracy comes to consoles

Action Enterprises announces Action Gamemaster

Super Grafx is dead

TurboDuo hits the US

16 bit lightguns have arrived

Nintendo premiere Mario Paint!

Sega licenses laser disks

Amstrad and Sega team up pg. 19

PC price war hits the UK pg. 18

Intel running contest to name next gen chip

Amiga Joker reviews Atari Falcon

Winzip reviewed

PC Games debuts

Electronic Games is back!

Broderbund expands affiliate label program
Don Daglow Part 2 - Broderbund - Beyond Software - Stormfront - SSI -
Ronald Spitzer - New World Computing -
Michael Katz Part 2 - Atari - Sega -

EA buys Origin

Sierra acquires Bright Star pg. 18

Hi-Tec hits the skids

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30 years ago:
Arcades take on theme parks,
#Amstrad and #Sega team up &
#EA buys #Origin

These stories and many more on the latest episode of the VGNRTM