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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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Dec 6, 2021

Gambling comes to the NES,
Master System games are coming to the GameGear &
Gameboy goes FPS

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 November of 1991.
As always, we'll mostly be...


Nov 29, 2021

Atari kills the Cosmos,
Commodore bets on games &
British retail discovers computers

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 November of 1981.
As always, we'll mostly be using...


Nov 26, 2021

Few technological leaps have been more impressive in the history of gaming than the move from 2D to 3D and few developers have contributed more to that revolutionary step towards immersion more than our guest Paul Neurath.

 

Paul tells us of his career, starting out as a solo coder to cofounding and running one of the...


Nov 19, 2021

Xbox stands on shaky ground,
Lord of the Rings gets a second master &
Gaming goes to academia

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 2001.
As always, we'll mostly be...


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...