Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

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April 2001


PS2 supplies drop to a trickle
Naughty Dog has a new master &
The Gameboy Advance gets competition from Korea

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

This episode we will look back at the biggest stories in and around the video game industry in April of 2001.
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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Links:
7 Minutes in Heaven
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Slug
https://www.mobygames.com/game/metal-slug-x

Corrections:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/49842383
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101081/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoichiro_Irimajiri
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_reality_game

2001:
Gamepark enters the handheld arena
https://archive.org/details/NextGen76Apr2001/page/n14/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP32
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Advance

iMode brings gaming to phones
https://archive.org/details/edgeuk095/page/n15/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-mode
https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a33957256/this-programmer-figured-out-how-to-play-doom-on-a-pregnancy-test/

Arcade game show in London dissapoints
https://archive.org/details/edgeuk095/page/n17/mode/1up
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gggames/3882148066

Gamepro highlights Namco's System 246
https://www.retromags.com/files/file/3965-gamepro-issue-151-april-2001/ pg. 30
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namco_System_246
https://www.patreon.com/posts/46578120
https://www.patreon.com/posts/47720122
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namco_System_11

PS2 discontent.
https://archive.org/details/ElectronicGamingMonthly_201902/Electronic%20Gaming%20Monthly%20Issue%20141%20%28April%202001%29/page/n24/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_2

Dreamcast reborn... as a set top box
https://archive.org/details/edgeuk095/page/n9/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pace_plc
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/71946-dream-of-dreamcast-settops-dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TiVo

Nuon is out
https://archive.org/details/edgeuk095/page/n44/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuon_(DVD_technology)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/nuon/tempest-3000
https://www.mobygames.com/game/grand-theft-auto-iii

Sony purchases Naughty Dog
https://www.retromags.com/files/file/3965-gamepro-issue-151-april-2001/ pg. 30
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naughty_Dog
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavedog_Entertainment

Infogrames gets D&D license
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_201/page/n135/mode/1up
https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/dungeons-dragons-dd-add-licensees/offset,0/so,3a/
https://www.patreon.com/posts/39095819
https://www.mobygames.com/company/bioware-edmonton
https://www.mobygames.com/game/descent-to-undermountain

Turbine gets former Origin talent
https://archive.org/details/MicromanaTerceraEpocaSpanishIssue75/page/n5/mode/1up

Sierra management gets further shake-up
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_201/page/n34/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Longano
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brash_Entertainment
https://www.patreon.com/posts/42700706

Havas becomes Vivendi
https://archive.org/details/MicromanaTerceraEpocaSpanishIssue75/page/n5/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivendi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havas

No game design degree for YOU!
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_201/page/n30/mode/1up
https://faculty.rpi.edu/node/34691

Will Machinima democratize movie making?
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_201/page/n44/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machinima
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115108/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


Recommended Links:
The History of How We Play: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/
Gaming Alexandria: https://www.gamingalexandria.com/wp/
They Create Worlds: https://tcwpodcast.podbean.com/
Digital Antiquarian: https://www.filfre.net/
The Arcade Blogger: https://arcadeblogger.com/
Retro Asylum: http://retroasylum.com/category/all-posts/
Retro Game Squad: http://retrogamesquad.libsyn.com/


Sound Effects by Ethan Johnson of History of How We Play and Enzo Maida.

 


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