Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year 2020!

by ro on 01-01-2020, 00:00
Topic: MRC

What a freaking year it's been. MSX seems more alive than ever, judging from our statistics. We've seen a bunch of new hardware on the scene, lots of new games and the forum's boosting on activity. Yes, 2019 was a good year. Hope this one will be too; happy 2020 every body!

When looking at the numbers, the MSX Resource Center (or MRC for short), was alive and kicking its ass throughout the past year. Lots of news and forum posts, all flooded with heart warming MSX talk. We had more than 170 front-page (English) news posts, almost 1400 new forum topics created, more than 17.000 forum comments and almost 3500 news post reactions. And talking about numbers, we've made a top-10 of the most active users here on MRC.

Active User top-10
Topping at number one is long time MRC member Manuel with runner-up gdx. Here's the whole list:

  1. Manuel (1105 points)
  2. gdx (757 points)
  3. sdsnatcher73 (506 points)
  4. NYYRIKKI (396 points)
  5. alexito (347 points)
  6. PingPong (344 points)
  7. Takamichi (288 points)
  8. Pencioner (281 points)
  9. ARTRAG (276 points)
  10. thegeps (275 points)

* Points are granted like this: New Node (forum topic, news post, download submission etc) are worth 2 points, Wiki Editing gets 1 point, just like a general comment.

In the past year we reported a lot on new hard- and software. The most surprising were probably the *new* MSX machines that popped up. Like Omega, MSXVR, SM-X, SX-1 mini, a Raspberry PI MSX clone, and even a suggestion for a Lego MSX. Wow, just like that. Just have a look at all the hardware news posts here on MRC.

We had more than 30 news posts about software for MSX, reporting a mind blowing list of new games. Yes, it's been a particular good year for new MSX games. Some in development and some published. Some just for download and some available as a physical cartridge. About 20 new pieces of MSX 8-bit game software we've seen in 2019:

See what we mean! And that's just the *new games* list, there's translations and patches of earlier games as well. Just browse the news posts about software to see the whole. It is stunning.

While there's tons of good MSX stuff visible in 2019, there's also less cool stuff going on. We won't list like above, but we should atleast mention the MRC admin-crew change, where some dinosaurs left the building. Admins that were here from the beginning are slowly retracting. The current crew is doing well, sure. But it's a daily job maintaining the site, and sometimes that leads to delays on new submitted material. But the biggest one is the money thing, you know the thing that makes the world turn. We've reported about it in our recent x-mas post.

Now that 2019 has just waved goodbye, we welcome 2020. And if this year is anything like the last, it's gonna be a good one too. With our two MSX calendars you will certainly find it easy to navigate through the year. MSXDEV'20 has just started, so we expect new stuff coming in very soon. Talking about a good start :) In the meantime, enjoy every moment, be kind, keep cool, keep on coding and above all: swing!

Happy 2020 ya'll!

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Comments (23)

By KdL

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01-01-2020, 00:02

Happy New Year! Nishi

By hamlet

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01-01-2020, 00:02

Happy 2020!

By tfh

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01-01-2020, 00:32

Happy New year!

And it's MSXDev'20 Big smile

By ro

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01-01-2020, 01:02

*fixed. Thanx tfh

By Hydragon

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01-01-2020, 01:13

New Year stream has been on going as a tradition, we even went outdoors and hitted the streets to see some fireworks! For the moment still live at https://www.twitch.tv/mrhydragon

By st1mpy

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01-01-2020, 01:54

Happy new year!

By ToriHino

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01-01-2020, 03:11

Happy new year to all! Big smile

By aranya

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01-01-2020, 09:44

Happy new year from Spain to all of you.

By Bastion Rebel

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01-01-2020, 10:47

Happy new year 2020 from corsica !!!

By edoz

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01-01-2020, 12:12

2079 - 2020 = 59 years to go Wink

By konamiman

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01-01-2020, 12:45

Those of us who started with this crazyness in the 1980s have just started our 5th decade as MSXers, woohoo! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By hamlet

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01-01-2020, 12:53

Everything except the relationship with my family and my connection to MSX have changed during this time.

By Harold

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01-01-2020, 18:07

Happy New Year to all of you!

By sd_snatcher

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01-01-2020, 18:15

Thanks for the retrospective! And a happy new year for everyone!

By Palver

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01-01-2020, 19:03

If Darwing were right we would be here talking about the PS4 or XBOX. Smile

Long life to the MSX and happy new year.

By Latok

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01-01-2020, 20:13

For a lot of people this is still a website about high tech, Palver Smile

Happy New Year to you all!!

By gdx

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02-01-2020, 09:51

Happy New Year!

By mstz80ax

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02-01-2020, 10:49


By x-nen Aivalahostia

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02-01-2020, 10:55

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

By Wolverine_nl

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02-01-2020, 11:00

Happy New Year everyone!!!
May 2020 have great MSX activities and fun projects! Smile Smile


Resident (39)

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02-01-2020, 14:16

Happy New Year and lots of MSX wishes-realizations for everyone in this 2020 and beyond!

I was inactive in the scene for quite a while, and upon my return when I was required to resolve the Yahoo List shutdown by moving the MSXALL List from it to Google Groups, I am incredibly surprised and truly proud of you all and your amazing accomplishments. I don't recall having experienced such solid unity, cooperation, and support in the MSX scene before. So much that I am inspired to revamp many of my old projects for MSX and I am planning on becoming an active member of the community, humbly contributing with the little I can to this amazing MSX Universe created by you.

Thank you all for keeping the MSX alive for this long, and for all accomplishments. I love MSX and, consequently, all of you as well.

By roadfighter

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04-01-2020, 23:31

Best Wishes and a happy Running Naked in a Field of Flowers new year !! Tongue

By Popolon_fr

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05-01-2020, 00:31

Happy New Year to all and best wishes ! Cool