April Fools!

by Bart on 31-03-2005, 23:59
Topic: MRC
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Dear MRC visitors,

We have seriously pulled your leg. On March 28th we reported IGN had acquired the MSX Resource Center. Nothing could be further from the truth. It was a 100% genuine April fools joke. For those unfamiliar with the term 'April fools': In many countries it is custom to pull practical jokes on (or just before) the first of April. If you want to know all about it, check this topic on Wikipedia.

There is, however, a serious tone to the joke we pulled. Throughout the past few years some people seem to have started to consider the MRC as a professional, commercial website with gaining money as its primary goal. This has lead to quite some confusion, discussions and the weirdest assumptions. To make things clear once and for all: MSX is our hobby, and so is maintaining this website about MSX. Just because our graphics look nice, our CMS is sleek and loads of new contents come in at a daily basis doesn't change the fact MRC is just our hobby. So, please, lighten up and enjoy MSX and the MRC as the hobby it's supposed to be!

Cheers,

The MSX Resource Center team.

Comments (13)

By mars2000you

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01-04-2005, 00:07

Well done ! Smile

Actually, IGN Entertainment has changed their minds : they have acquired all the rights of the MSX-PLAYer for an exclusive distribution only in United States under the trademark YAMA-PLAYer Tongue

By cax

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01-04-2005, 00:27

I never heard about April Fools jokes pulled before April 1st,
and together with seeing this message coming especially in the very beginning of 01/04, I start thinking that this time it IS a joke.

By Vampier

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01-04-2005, 00:40

it was to obvious

By snout

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01-04-2005, 01:23

Thanks go out to Julio Marchi, MSD and Wolf_ for not revealing 'the truth' to soon. Great job, guyz!

By BiFi

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01-04-2005, 07:03

like... DUH! The press release date already spoiled that... and after discussing it with a bunch of other people... NO WAY IGN would've given you the scoop. Tongue

By [D-Tail]

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01-04-2005, 08:23

Yeah, you're right, reason enough to spoil the fun Wink

By snout

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01-04-2005, 09:14

Hehehe... it was great to have a few chats with people who -completely- bought it Wink I won't mention your names, guyz, your secret is safe with me ^_^

By Manuel

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01-04-2005, 09:16

I saw that Bifi's first reaction to the post was removed (which also said it was April Fools)....

You damn censoring bastards!!! ;-)

By snout

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01-04-2005, 09:36

LOL! And even that wasn't true Wink The reaction was over here ;)

By BiFi

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01-04-2005, 12:40

@[D-Tail]: what do think would happen when, for example, the download database would've moved to file planet?

My guess is it would become a boycotted database. People really don't want to wait ages for a freeware download which is so small it'd take 100 times to wait for it than to actually download it, or even pay to be able to download it instantly.

By snout

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01-04-2005, 19:51

/me thinks BiFi didn't really get the second part of the newspost ^_^

By BiFi

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02-04-2005, 08:37

I do, but don't forget... the date I wrote that on was still april fools Tongue

By Manuel

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03-04-2005, 16:04

hey snout! No fair moving it here afterwards! And keeping it CENSORED for a few days!! ;-)
ah well, I guess we're over it now Smile