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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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Sep 15, 2022

Yamauchi steps down
Rare abandons Gamecube
The US Army wants you... to play their game

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 August 2002.
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: Zoocube (Gamecube)
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July 2002 Ep -

Xbox 's lackluster sales hit suppliers
Edge 113 pg. 13

Xbox gets hacked

Xbox 2 to be ready by 2006 pg 17

Nintendo shows off its big guns at E3

Yamauchi steps down amidst record profits

Iwata goes after Square pg. 71

Rare to leave Nintendo fold pg 17

Infogrames cuts jobs in Sheffield August, 2002 pg. 52

PC to console anouncements abound
Gordon Walton Part 2 - EA - Origin -

GBA to get camera

Gamehouse claims sales record

Counter Strike sales surge in Germany

US Army deploys at E3

New financing models may save gaming
Edge 113 pg. 6

Nvidia introduces Cg
Edge 113 pg. 16

Fatal Frame gets picked up for the movies

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