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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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Jun 30, 2020

Atari sues Activision
Sega takes on the Gameboy and
Nintendo gives away gloves

These stories and many more on this month's episode of the Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

This month we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in June of 1980, 1990, 2000.
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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Working from home by computer is becoming a reality

TI gets patent for Synth Chip

Radio Shack announces intensification of Computer product support

Microsoft gets into the hardware game

Digital Audio is coming

Atari launches nationwide ad campaign featuring Space Invaders
Playthings June 1980

Activision announes sales manager and regional reps
Toys Hobbies & Crafts, June 1980

Atari files suit against Activision
Toys Hobbies & Crafts, June 1980, pg. 7
Toy and Hobby World, January 1982

Sega takes on Chuck E Cheese with PJ Pizzazz
eplay, June 1980, pg. 63

Sega's Last Survivor introduces FPS Deathmatch to the arcades

Sega signs deal with Buster Douglas
Playthings, June, 1990, pg. 15

Sega reveals the Game Gear

BDL wants you to take your NES games on the go...

Galoob announces the Game Genie

Acclaim is doing the Bartman

Sierra celebrates its 10th anniversary

Spring Tokyo Game Show dissapoints

Square quintuples its profits

Sony reveals plans for their broadband adapter

Nintendo gives away free gloves pg. 28

Gaming is now a college degree pg. 34

Havas may lose the Tolkien license

Ubi Soft continues to gobble up companies

The bleeding at Mattel Interactive continues

Eidos drops 51%

Sucker Punch has announced they are working on a PS2 title

Apple is working on a PC compatible OS

Richard Garriott leaves Origin Systems