Julio Marchi of msxall has started an MSX chat channel on his own IRC server, after the afternet network (on which the popular Brazilian MSX channel was located) had been down for several days. The new IRC server is intended to be used solely for the MSX channel. MSX users from all over the world are invited to have a look and test the channel.
The MSX Games bOX just launched the 2003 edition of the Artwork contest it already organised last year. Although being very open, emphasis will be given to artworks that will showcase the theme of '20 Years of MSX gaming'. Full details of the contest rules and prizes to be won can be read at http://www.msxgamesbox.com.