Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

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June 1991


Sonic booms onto Genesis
Tengen is shot down in court
Sony gets serious about games

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 June of 1991.
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://www.patreon.com/posts/53264910
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(1991_video_game)

Corrections:
May 1991 https://www.patreon.com/posts/51886479
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbo_Teen
Turbo Teen Intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j18e_ID-DpA
https://www.haribo.com/de-de/produkte/haribo/super-mario-fruchtgummi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawnmower_Man_2:_Beyond_Cyberspace
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_3-D

1991:
AMOA and AAMA both lobby congress to move to dollar coins
Replay, June 1991, pg. 3, 30
Jim Trucano Interview https://www.patreon.com/posts/48912975
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_coin_(United_States)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipper_Gore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Lieberman

Nintendo announces earnings
Playthings, June 1991

Nintendo confirms name of 16 bit system in North America
Toy & Hobby World, June 1991, pg. 15
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Nintendo_Entertainment_System
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Entertainment_System

Game Genie taunts Nintendo
https://archive.org/details/video-games-and-computer-entertainment-issue-29-june-1991/page/n2/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Genie#Legal_issues

Tengen slapped with preliminary injunction
https://archive.org/details/GamePro_Issue_023_June_1991 pg. 72
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengen_(company)
Kevin Hayes Interview - https://www.patreon.com/posts/50612798
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Games_Corp._v._Nintendo_of_America_Inc.

Video games may cause epileptic seizures
https://archive.org/details/ACEIssue45Jun91/ACE_Issue_45_Jun_91/page/n10/mode/1up
https://videogameseizures.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/lawsuits-filed-after-games-caused-seizures/

Camerica confirms plans to release portable NES
https://archive.org/details/ElectronicGamingMonthly_201902/Electronic%20Gaming%20Monthly%20Issue%20023%20%28June%201991%29/page/n29/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quattro_compilations#Quattro_Adventure
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_Deck_Enhancer

Mario is going CDi
Toy & Hobby World, June 1991
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Nintendo_CD-i_games
CDi ad - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tlrvbyK0F3juMY15W0fRYYLGT8zSLd9C/view?usp=sharing

Sony gets serious about games
https://www.facebook.com/olafsson.author
https://archive.org/details/ACEIssue45Jun91/ACE_Issue_45_Jun_91/page/n21/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_(console)

TurboGrafx 16 drops to $99
Playthings June 1991
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTzyz2TgGls
http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-console-market-of-the-70s-and-80s-part-2/
https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/bonk-series

US Gold gets Sonic license for home computers
https://archive.org/details/ACEIssue45Jun91/ACE_Issue_45_Jun_91/page/n7/mode/1up
https://archive.org/details/ACEIssue45Jun91/ACE_Issue_45_Jun_91/page/n8/mode/1up
https://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/sonic/
https://www.mobygames.com/game/amiga-cd32/battletoads/credits

Atari shows off STylus at CeBIT
https://archive.org/details/atari_interface_jun91/page/n5/mode/1up
http://www.atarimuseum.com/computers/16bits/stpad.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CeBIT

Sierra Network to brng popular franchises to the web
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_83/page/n21/mode/1up
https://www.filfre.net/2018/02/the-sierra-network/
https://allowe.com/games/larry/inside-stories/larryland.html
Al Lowe Interview - https://www.patreon.com/posts/29977733
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habitat_(video_game)

Indiana Jones to get a fourth outing in the form of a game... and a comic
https://archive.org/details/theoneforamigagames33199106/page/n13/mode/1up
https://indianajones.fandom.com/wiki/Indiana_Jones_and_the_Fate_of_Atlantis_(comic)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Jones_and_the_Fate_of_Atlantis

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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