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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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Aug 26, 2022

Nintendo bails on coinop
Sega teams up with Sony
Sound card pioneer Adlib bites the dust

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 July 1992.
As always, we'll mostly be using magazine cover dates, and those are of course always a bit behind the actual events.

Ethan from The History of How We Play and our very own Department of Corrections is our cohost. You can find his other fine retrogaming work here:

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7 Minutes in Heaven: Wizkid
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100th Episode - 7 Minutes in Heaven Spectacular -

June 1992 Ep -

Play Meter warns coin men of the coming home invasion
Play Meter July 1992, pg. 119
Jim Trucano - AMOA -
July 1982 Ep -

Nintendo scales down coin op operations
RePlay July 1992, pg. 3
NES Arcade variants -
Super System -
Al Stone -

Sega loses big in patent case

Sega and Sony go all in on CD

Camerica anounces Aladdin
Video Game Historian Video on Aladdin Deck Enhander -

Apple loses GUI suit,_Inc._v._Microsoft_Corp.

Newton promises a consumer friendly computer future

Analogue control made easy

Columbus anniversary brings out the exploring

SSI plans for the future,100/so,1d/

Sierra announces Scary Tales series
Ken Williams - Sierra -

Help make a porn game!

Street Fighter 2 is coming to home computers

Double Dragon movie announced

The Lawnmower Man promises to do for VR what Tron did for video games

Probe abandons computer game development
Gregory Fischbach Part 2 - Acclaim -

Lucasfilm Games becomes LucasArts Games

Microprose buys Vektor Grafix & Paragon pg. 10,570/
Wild Bill Stealey - Microprose -

The Learning Company goes public

Ad Lib files for bankruptcy,_Inc.

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

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