ASCII - doubts about new MSX Magazine

by snout on 10-05-2003, 09:42
Topic: MSX Revival

A news posting on Gigamix online indicates that ASCII might not be involved in the upcoming MSX Magazine by MSX Association.

On December 22nd 2002, both ASCII and MSX Association released MSX Magazine - collectors edition. This magazine included the official MSX emulator MSXPLAYer and was thus the formal start of the MSX Revival. In a very short timespan, nearly 33.000 copies were sold, more than anyone had expected.

However, despite of its history with MSX, despite of the succes of the last MSX Magazine, ASCII has been very divided about MSX in the past years. It was this division among the people who work at ASCII, combined with its doubtful financial situation that caused Kazuhiko Nishi to raise the MSX Association. All rights and patents concerning MSX were transfered to this Association.

While MSX Association is busy working on a new MSX Magazine and new versions of MSXPLAYer, the new staff of ASCII does not want to confirm whether or not ASCII will publish this new magazine. However, they still seem to be the first option. The choice to publish the new magazine or not will mostly depend on the final result and on how good ASCII thinks it will sell. We'll keep you informed!

Comments (3)

By Latok

msx guru (3938)

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14-05-2003, 09:14

Yes, and with the release date of june 2003, we should have heard something official by now..../me sees some dark clouds.....

By snout

Ascended (15187)

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16-05-2003, 16:10

oh Latok you can be so negative Tongue

By Latok

msx guru (3938)

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19-05-2003, 16:15

And impatient......