Rakuten opens MSX Magazine 3 pre-order

par snout on 02-03-2005, 13:56
Sujet: MSX Revival

Source: MSX Laboratory

The Japanese multimedia and bookstore Rakuten have started gathering pre-orders for ASCII's upcoming MSX Magazine 3, stating the magazine will be released somewhere this month. Although little is known about its contents as of yet, the magazine will come with a CD-ROM with about 20 games and a new version of MSXPLAYer, the official MSX emulator. This version will include a skin changer and various improvements to accuracy and performance. MSX-MIDI and MSX-VIEW emulation are not implemented in the new MSXPLAYer, but might be in future releases.

Furthermore, the magazine is likely to contain an article on MSX in Russia and Arabic countries, written by Bernard Lamers.

Relevant link: MSX Magazine 3 pre-order at Rakuten

Commentaires (6)

Par Omega

Master (233)

Portrait de Omega

02-03-2005, 14:14

As always:

"Only for Japanese residents"

no order possible if you live outside of Japan.

Par snout

Ascended (15187)

Portrait de snout

02-03-2005, 16:06

Yup, it doesn't happen a lot that books written in Japanese are only available in Japan, eh? Smile

/me hands Omega some patience and optimism.

Par Vincent van Dam

Hero (513)

Portrait de Vincent van Dam

02-03-2005, 16:21

Will the MSXplayer in this version include the GameReader driver? Wink

Par poke-1,170

Paragon (1783)

Portrait de poke-1,170

02-03-2005, 16:32

pfff why don't they just use blue msx?

Par Bernard

Resident (51)

Portrait de Bernard

03-03-2005, 05:19

I am sorry to inform you that the release date of MSX Magazine 3 has been postponed (again) Sad.

All contents is finished by now (most of it was actually finished by the end of last year), simply waiting to be published. It is now a matter of timing. There are some factors which influence sales of fanzines like this, and -according to Those Who Know- now is not a good time to carry through.

About the contents: other than the article on MSX in the former Soviet Union and the Arabic countries, this edition will also feature an article on Obsonet.

I'll keep you informed when I find out more about a new release date.

Par lemonhe4d

Supporter (4)

Portrait de lemonhe4d

03-03-2005, 12:23

which games, btw?