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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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Jul 29, 2022

Atari gets trounced in court
Nintendo and Sega slash prices
CD gaming goes OEM

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 June 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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7 Minutes in Heaven: Toki: Going Ape Spit
Video Version -

May 1992 Ep -
Dread (Amiga) -

LA Riots hit coin op
Play Meter June 1992, pg. 3
RePlay June 1992, pg. 15, pg. 48

Stuttgart hits Asterix with added tax
Wild Bill Stealey - Microprose -

Coinop supports recycling
Play Meter June 1992, pg. 16,_Don%27t_Trash_It!

RePlay magazine highlights family fun centers
RePlay June 1992
Jim Trucano - AMOA -

Parallel market for Street Fighter Championship Edition boards is huge
RePlay June 1992, pg. 39
Correction: Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting Edition was Street Fighter II Turbo in the USA

Capcom to launch SNES arcade stick
Joe Morici - Capcom -

Atari Corporation loses to Nintendo
Play Meter June 1992, pg. 20
April 1999 Jump -

Nintendo revenue soars!
RePlay June 1992, pg. 16

Console Price War heats up pg. 43

German SNES price to undercut Megadrive

MegaCD becomes SegaCD

Matsushita buys into San Mateo Software Group

Phillips boosts CDi software library

Lucasfilm licenses to Software Toolworks

Commodore gives up on selling CDTV as a set top box

Commodore kills the A500 Plus pg. 10

MicroLeague introduces real time game stats updates,549053/

Gamepro introduces its face based scoring system

Computer Gaming World struggles with VR

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

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