Personal Computer News
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Personal Computer News (PCN) was a UK weekly magazine from VNU Publications. It covered all micros and aspects of the era, before disappearing without warning in 1985. A total of 110 issues were published.

The magazine was generally considered not to be MSX friendly, for instance, publishing open letters from British computer manufacturers as to why customers should ignore MSX, and often making similar comments themselves, while claiming to be open minded about the matter.

Most issues can be found on archive.org (issue 40 is missing)

Personal Computer News

The following lists the issues that featured MSX content.

Edition Published Type of content Archive.org
16 1983-06-29 News
17 1983-07-06 News
23 1983-08-17 News
26 1983-09-07 News
32 1983-10-19 News on MSX-DOS
33 1983-10-26 News on MSX-DOS
35 1983-11-09 News
37 1983-11-23 News (Toshiba & Fujitsu)
38 1983-11-30 MSX-DOS reference
39 1983-12-07 MSX reference
42 1984-01-04 MSX reference
45 1984-01-21 MSX reference
48 1984-02-11 MSX-DOS reference
SVI-328 review (claimed to be MSX compatible)
49 1984-02-18 SVI-328 compatibility correction
50 1984-02-25 Additional SVI-3x8 compatibility issues addresed
MSX News
Yamaha CX5 news
51 1984-03-03 SVI-3x8 MSX compatibility adapter update
52 1984-03-10 SVI-728 news
MSX Hardware specification
53 1984-03-17 Yamaha YIS-503 review
54 1984-03-24 MSX News from Japan
58 1984-04-21 MSX News
62 1984-05-26 MSX News
65 1984-06-16 MSX references
70 1984-07-21 MSX software news
71 1984-07-28 MSX News from Japan
73 1984-08-11 MSX News from Japan
74 1984-08-18 Toshiba MSX news
75 1984-08-25 Sanyo MPC-100 and Toshiba HX-10 news
76 1984-09-01 First Toshiba HX-10 advert from a reseller
79 1984-09-22 MSX software news
80 1984-09-29 MSX launch news
MSX Goldstar news
Buzz Off, Shark Hunter, The Wreck game reviews
81 1984-10-06 SVI-3x8 MSX compatibility update
MSX QuickDisk news
82 1984-10-13 MSX news
83 1984-10-20 MSX software news
MSX Basicode
Toshiba HX-10 ad
84 1984-10-27 What MSX? announcement
Goldstar FC-200 and Toshiba HX-10 review
Win a Toshiba HX-10
Goldstar FC-200 ad
85 1984-11-03 News from Japan
Hisoft MSX software
Ad from a reseller offering MSX systems
87 1984-11-17 MSX reference
Reseller ad for Canon V20
88 1984-11-24 Goldstar FC-200 ad
Mitsubishi ML-F48 and ML-F80 ad
89 1984-12-01 MSX mentioned on buyers guide
90 1984-12-08 Goldstar FC-200 ad
MSX news
91 1984-12-15 Interview with Kay Nishi
various adds from resellers
92 1984-12-22 News on Toshiba price cut
Konami game reviews
93 1985-01-05 MSX references
Goldstar FC-200 ad
95 1985-01-19 MSX news from Japan
Canon V-20 review
96 1985-01-26 MSX news from CES
97 1985-02-02 MSX references
River Raid & Pitfall 2 review
98 1985-02-09 MSX references
100 1985-02-23 Yamaha CX5M review
103 1985-03-16 MSX references
Toshiba HX-10 ad
104 1985-03-23 MSX references
105 1985-03-30 "Britain fights MSX challenge"
106 1985-04-06 MSX references
107 1985-04-20 MSX references
108 1985-04-27 MSX references
MicroLink Ad for MSX software and peripherals
109 1985-05-04 MSX references
Sony HBD-50 review