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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. 

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Sep 23, 2022

Online gaming is one of the dominant business models today, but back in 1979, a small start up in Chicago showed how it was done. The Game Master was a virtual playground for computer enthusiasts before most people knew what a personal computer was.
Robert Kniskern helped bring that technology to life. He tells us about his early experiences with minicomputers, buying Altair 8800 number 400 with some friends and later working with Sega, 3DO, and Sierra to help build the multiplayer gaming tech of the future.

Recorded October 2021.

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