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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 31, 2023

Street Fighter 2 merch goes into overdrive,
Nintendo neuters Mortal Kombat &
The World Wide Web goes open source

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 1993. 
As always,  we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actual events.

Jon from the Retro Games Squad is our cohost.  You can find his other fine retrogaming work here:

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7 Minutes in Heaven: King Arthur's World
    Video Version:

    March 1993 Ep -

ACME Show goes for diversity
    Replay April 1993 pg. 43

Visions of Reality joins VR race
    Play Meter April 1993 pg. 3   
    Replay April 1993, pg. 3

Zool arcade game debuts at Earls Court

Capcom does "moichendising"!
    Play Meter April 1993 pg. 20
    RePlay April 1993 pg. 22
American Laser goes after Picmatic

Jaguar impresses at CES
    eonard Tramiel - Part 2 - Atari

Konix Multi System is back!

SNES MK to be neutered
    Gregory Fischbach Part 2 - Acclaim

John Madden goes rental only

Sammy shuts down Treco
DOS 6.0 learns to compress  pg. 44

Microsoft gets sued for violating patents  pg. 28

IBM losses mount

Canon buys Next hardware division pg. 36, 40,_Inc.

MECC pulls Freedom!

Daryl Gates to design Police Quest 4

Photoshop arrives on Windows  pg. 48

First GSM call made   pg. 36
NBC plans to bring news to the PC

internet opened up

Sinclair User is no more..

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

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These stories and many more on this episode of the VGNRTM with @RetroGameSquad's Jon!

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