MSX - 22nd anniversary

by snout on 27-06-2005, 02:40
Topic: MRC

22 years ago it all started. Kazuhiko Nishi of ASCII Corporation and Bill Gates of Microsoft joined forces with no less than 14 different producers of consumer-electronics in order to set a new world standard for home computing. Over 5 million MSX computers were sold in a decade in which computers at home were still for a small audience. Unfortunately, the MSX died a commercial death in 1992.

But more than 13 years since the last MSX computer was produced (the turboR of Panasonic), the MSX community is still alive and kicking. On the MSX Resource Center we try to report on every move of the MSX community and with more than 500 newsposts in the year 2005 alone already, one can safely say there still is a lot of action going on. All around the world hobbyists are still developing new hardware, software and websites on and for the MSX, emulation allows you to enjoy your MSX software on your own PC, console or handheld, fairs and meetings always have something special to offer and, for a couple of years now, several companies have rediscovered the MSX computer system in a project initiated by MSX Association, called the MSX Revival. Provided they make it to 5,000 pre-orders (or alternative solutions are found), 2005 will be the year in which the production of MSX computers is no longer a thing of the past. It truly are exciting times for the MSX community.

The MSX Resource Center team wishes all our visitors a happy anniversary!

Comments (8)

By Sd-Snatcher

Hero (582)

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27-06-2005, 03:17

Congratulations to all MSX users.

By Vampier

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27-06-2005, 06:17

Yeah thanks to all the nostalgic nerds hacking away on their zilog 80 powered computers and emulator freaks out there the scene is still alive. On litle difference... an MSX costed $750 back in the days... now it will cost you $5 Wink Or you just download an emulator* and you get everything for free Tongue

* openMSX and BlueMSX that is... please download openMSX since it's more accurate (pokes dvik Tongue)

By anonymous

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27-06-2005, 08:28

Yeah! Thanks to all people involved in the MSX community: coders, hardware developpers, beta testers, fair organizers... Thanks to you MSX is still alive. Celebrate now 22nd anniversary and let's try to celebrate 25th and more! To the infinity and beyond! Smile

By Serico

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27-06-2005, 18:24

MSX 22 years young and still going strong.
Congratulation to every MSX-er all over the world.
We all know one thing: MSX will never let you go!
Happy anniversary folks

By Unicorn

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27-06-2005, 22:56

A happy 22nd anniversary to all MSX users and enthusiasts out there!

The Unicorn Corporation


Enlighted (6088)

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28-06-2005, 14:53

Yes, live long and prosper!

Now that I got into mood: Greetings to Unicorn, I like very much of your music like Metal Meltdown, ICE, Mega Doom etc.

By wolf_

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29-06-2005, 13:15

hey Uni! ..yet another person from the past to wake up Smile

By [D-Tail]

Ascended (8263)

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02-07-2005, 19:40

Whoa! I like the Iron Maiden/Wasted Years demo! Big smile