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Is now the time to invest in video games? This Week in Retro 45

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24th July 2021 44 min

Is now the time to invest in video games? With auctions of Zelda and Mario games hitting record breaking figures are video games a sound investment or are we witnessing a bubble, or worse still, some kind of crazy money laundering operation!? The retro computer store where time stood still and the release of the source code for arcade classic Defender is discussed. All this and more, on This Week in Retro.

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0:00 Show Open

0:34 Video Games as an Asset Class

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12:47 The computer store where time stood still

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21:52 Defender’s Source Code is Revealed

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30:46 The curious history of video games on vinyl

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