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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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Jan 30, 2023

Sega launches the SegaCD,
Nintendo and Sony kiss and make up &
Intel goes multitasking

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 December 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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Sega teams up with GE
Play Meter Dec. 1992 pg. 3
Replay Dec. 1992 pg. 30

Exhilarama coming to a mall near you
Play Meter Dec. 1992 pg. 30

Redemption is on the rise
Play Meter Dec. 1992 pg. 103

SNES Street Fighter hits coindrop
Replay Dec. 1992 pg. 30

SegaCD launches!

Nintendo and Sony make up

Move over bit-wars, the meg-wars are here!

EA is turning Japanese

Virtual VCR is coming to SeagCD

SF2 comes to the NES

Intel introduces new interrupt architecture

Infogrames drops the Amiga

Sierra moves Amiga port development to Europe,881/

Shareware gets more respect

ESPN sues EA over EASN,49414/

Bell Atlantic moves to test streaming video
Play Meter Dec. 1992 pg. 27
Replay Dec. 1992 pg. 17

Deadly Moves ad is just bizarre pg. 210

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30 years ago:
Sega launches the SegaCD,
Nintendo and Sony kiss and make up &
Intel goes multitasking

These stories and many more on the latest episode of the VGNRTM