Video Game Newsroom Time Machine

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June 2001


Pokemon gets banned in Saudia Arabia
Electronic Arts shuts down Ultima Online 2
Harry Potter mania comes to video 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 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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Time Codes:
7 Minutes in Heaven: 4m 28s
Corrections: 9m 56s
Time Jump: 23m 14s


Links:
7 Minutes in Heaven:
Video Version - https://youtu.be/GqhCrT-mjJ8
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serious_Sam

Corrections:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/52306821
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Quest_(video_game)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Dowd_(game_designer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G4_(American_TV_network)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/duke-nukem-forever

2001:
Saudis ban Pokemon
https://archive.org/details/NextGen78Jun2001/page/n7/mode/1up
https://www.cbr.com/pokemon-controversial-banned-saudi-arabia-gulf-states/

Nintendo tries to discourage Xbox pre-sales
https://archive.org/details/NextGen78Jun2001/page/n7/mode/1up
https://web.archive.org/web/20010610083954/http://cube.ign.com/news/32525.html
May 2001 Episode - https://www.patreon.com/posts/52306821
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameCube
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)

EA shutters Ultima Online 2
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_203/page/n34/mode/1up
https://wiki.ultimacodex.com/wiki/Ultima_Online_2
https://retrocdn.net/File:Edge_UK_098.pdf pg. 18
https://archive.org/details/NextGen78Jun2001/page/n8/mode/1up
https://archive.org/details/pcgames200106/page/n13/mode/1up
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-closing-janes-combatnet/1100-2706633/
https://crowfall.com/en-US/

GarageGames wants to rev up the engines of creativity
https://retrocdn.net/index.php?title=File%3AEdge_UK_098.pdf&page=113
http://www.garagegames.com/company

Paul Neurath forms Floodgate Entertainment
https://archive.org/details/PC_Zone_Issue_103_2001-06_Dennis_Publishing_GB/page/n86/mode/1up
https://www.mobygames.com/company/floodgate-entertainment-llc
August 2000 Episode - https://www.patreon.com/posts/42013999

Sid Meier teams up with Maxis
https://archive.org/details/PC-Player-German-Magazine-2001-06/PC-Player-2001-06/page/n11/mode/1up
https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/sid-meiers-simgolf

Harry Potter mania is on the horizon
https://archive.org/details/gamepro-magazine-issue-153-2001-06-harry-potter-and-the-sorcerers-stone-game/page/n3/mode/1up
https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/harry-potter-licensees
May 2000 Jump - https://www.patreon.com/posts/37289753

Vivendi gets Tolkien license
https://archive.org/details/MicromaniaTerceraEpocaSpanishIssue77/page/n5/mode/1up
https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/inspiration-author-j-r-r-tolkien/offset,25/so,1d/
Don Daglow Interview - https://www.patreon.com/posts/39095819

Windows XP is coming...
https://archive.org/details/PC-Player-German-Magazine-2001-06/PC-Player-2001-06/page/n191/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Me

Infogrames posts losses
https://archive.org/details/GDM_June_2001/page/n2/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_SA

Freeloader.com falls prey to the .com bust
https://archive.org/details/PC_Zone_Issue_103_2001-06_Dennis_Publishing_GB/page/n83/mode/1up
https://web.archive.org/web/20011121134052/http://www.freeloader.com/en/

FASA ceases operations
https://archive.org/details/PC-Player-German-Magazine-2001-06/PC-Player-2001-06/page/n201/mode/1up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FASA

 

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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