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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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Oct 3, 2019

The KGB wants our KBs!
EA's Madden hits the shelves!
The Dreamcast lands in America!

These stories and many more on this month's episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

This month we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in September of 1979, 1989, 1999.
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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Show Notes:
East German spies are after our tech

Par-t-Golf is harnessing 16 bit power for the ultimate golf sim

Compute magazine debuts

Temple of Apshai advertised in Compute and Creative Computing

And a few pages later... a review!

Football game ad cc p 127

Graphic golf ad cc p 162

Apple wastes no time pumping their link to Minnesota education system

Apple founds Apple Education Foundation

Apple helps fund science shuttle in San Fran

Visicalc ads in pc and cc

Toy trends are laying the foundation for a different tomorrow
U.S. News & World Report, 03/09/1979 p. 83

CD-I specs and marketing plan revealed!

Hypergames are the newest buzzword,11551/,988515/

Atari introduces the TT

Atari announces that their handheld will be called the Lynx.

Michael Katz leaves Atari page 16

The head of Commodore gets sacked

Mediagenic shuts down Infocom operations,1745/

Leisure Suit Larry is spreading viruses

John Madden Football finally gets released for the Apple II,7082/

NEC warns against grey imports

View-Master Interactive Vision is launched page 16

Captain Lou Albano to play Mario page 16

The N64 will go online thanks to the 64DD... if it ever ships

Nintendo announces downloadable games for the Gameboy

Sega to develop for the Gameboy

Sega's Dreamcast price cut boosts sales!

Sega is collapsing

Dreamcast launches!

GT interactive is up for sale,_Inc._(Atari,_SA_subsidiary)

Billy Mitchell gets a perfect score on Pac-Man

Midway reigns in Atari launches the Commodore 64

Corruption hits Brittania

Adventure game engines are popping up online

Microsoft signs deal to port Konami games to Windows