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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. 

It's fun and educational! (in case you need to justify listening to it to a significant other)

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Nov 29, 2020

Midway's lawyers are on a tear,
Atari's profits are breaking records,
Apple bets on the luck of the Irish

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

We celebrate our second anniversary with a change to our format.

Now, instead of a giant ep a month, you'll get three weekly...

Nov 14, 2020

In the earliest days of computer games, someone had to get games from fledgling publishers to the mom-and-pop computer stores dotted across the country.  Our guest, Jerry Wolosenko, was one such man and from picking product at events like the West Coast Computer Faire, to representing Psygnosis in the USA, to getting...

Nov 1, 2020

Apple gets ready to go public
Sega does what Nintendon't
The world gets its first look at the GameCube

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 October of 1980, 1990, 2000.