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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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May 21, 2022

Nintendo cuts prices to keep up with Sega
Windows 3.1 brings GUIs to the masses
Lucasarts wants to bring simulations to the arcade

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 April 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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7 Minutes in Heaven: Agony
Video Version -
Jerry Wolosenko -

March 1992 Ep -

ACME arcade show leaves street operators in the lurch
Play Meter pg. 66

Rediffusion is going for full immersion

Capcom runs Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition arcade cab ad in consumer mags
RePlay pg. 14

Modem mania is coming to consoles

Nintendo cuts SNES price

Mario goes PC pg. 15

Steve Jobs goes PC

Windows 3.1 has arrived

CDTV becomes a computer

Epyx targets laptop gamers

New Publisher Mirage aims to be the real deal

Gravis announces the PC Gamepad

Carmen Sandiego movie rights sold
Gary Carlston- Broderbund -

Lotus Founder fears for future of Internet

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Gaming Alexandria:
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Retro Game Squad:
Playthrough Podcast:

Sound Effects by Ethan Johnson of History of How We Play.