Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

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May 2001


Gameboy Advance takes Japan by storm
Xbox could cost Microsoft billions
"All your base are belong to us" goes viral

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 May 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/Conker%27s_Bad_Fur_Day
https://www.patreon.com/posts/52295250

Corrections:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/51204396
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jak_and_Daxter
https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/dungeons-dragons-dd-add-licensees
https://www.patreon.com/posts/39095819
https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/dungeons-dragons-campaign-setting-forgotten-realms
https://www.patreon.com/posts/36827469
https://www.mobygames.com/game/warcraft-iii-reign-of-chaos
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_vs._Blue
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Neil
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivendi

2001:
Gameboy Advance launches in Japan
https://retrocdn.net/File:Edge_UK_097.pdf pg. 18
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Advance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic:_Ecks_vs._Sever
https://www.mobygames.com/game/gameboy-advance/dungeons-dragons-eye-of-the-beholder
https://www.mobygames.com/game/gameboy-advance/star-wars-flight-of-the-falcon
https://www.mobygames.com/game/wing-commander-prophecy

Majesco relaunches the Game Gear
https://www.retromags.com/files/file/2888-gamepro-issue-152-may-2001/ pg. 24
https://www.retrorgb.com/gamegearversions.html
https://www.gamesasylum.com/2014/07/18/majesco-and-the-sega-game-gears-second-lease-of-life/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majesco_Entertainment
https://www.retrorgb.com/smsongg.html

Erricson dumps Red Jade
https://archive.org/details/NextGen77May2001/page/n14/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Jade
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N-Gage_(device)

Nintendo steals the show at Tokyo Game Show with GBA
https://retrocdn.net/File:Edge_UK_097.pdf pg. 9
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Advance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WonderSwan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo_Geo_Pocket

Yamauchi makes bold statements
https://archive.org/details/NextGen77May2001/page/n9/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_(video_game_company)

Tokyo game show sees Microsoft wooing Japanese consumers
https://retrocdn.net/File:Edge_UK_097.pdf pg. 9
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_controller
https://www.gamesradar.com/i-had-things-thrown-at-me-xbox-designer-on-how-the-duke-controller-went-from-joke-to-beloved-misfit/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_or_Alive_(franchise)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_2

Microsoft shows off Big games at Gamestock
https://retrocdn.net/File:Edge_UK_097.pdf pg. 12
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowrun
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_Skies

Xbox signs on more developers
https://archive.org/details/NextGen77May2001/page/n13/mode/1up
https://www.mobygames.com/company/double-fine-productions-inc
https://www.mobygames.com/company/radical-entertainment-inc
https://www.mobygames.com/company/blitz-games-ltd_
https://www.mobygames.com/company/curly-monsters-ltd

Xbox could cost Microsoft $2 billion
https://archive.org/details/PC_Zone_102_May_2001/page/n18/mode/1up
https://www.engadget.com/2008-01-24-the-xbox-turns-a-profit.html

Doom III debuts at MacWorld Expo in Tokyo
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_202/page/n32/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_3
https://www.patreon.com/posts/44335732

Amusement Operators Union show in Japan is small but brings out the weird
https://archive.org/details/NextGen77May2001/page/n18/mode/1up
https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8736
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inu_no_Osanpo
https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10393

Defender of the Crown to return
https://archive.org/details/MicromaniaTerceraEpocaSpanishIssue76/page/n40/mode/1up
https://www.mobygames.com/game/robin-hood-defender-of-the-crown

Gamers.com is no more
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_202/page/n30/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thresh_(gamer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G4_(American_TV_network)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziff_Davis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TechTV#ZDTV
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icons_(TV_series)

Dimension Films gets Duke Nukem movie rights
https://archive.org/details/MicromaniaTerceraEpocaSpanishIssue76/page/n136/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Nukem#Proposed_feature_film
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe_Boll
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_(film)

All your base are belong to us takes the web by storm
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_202/page/n34/mode/1up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfMC2aVhYuo


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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