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The international videogame portal 1up.com just published an article about some of the best homebrew games for any system. In their list of 31 games, RELEVO's Invasion of the Zombie Monsters gets mentioned.

MSXdev'11 #02 - Robots

by snout on 28-04-2011, 10:22
Topic: Software

From the looks of it, this year's edition of MSXdev is going to bring us an exceptional amount of brand new MSX1 games! Less than a month into the competition, the second completed entry has already been submitted.

In only 1 kilobyte, Michel d'Alger has created an MSX remake of Tom Arnold's Robots.

IMS player for MoonSound

by snout on 27-04-2011, 18:46
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Shortly after the IMS Player for FM-PAC, the active Korean MSX developer Sharksym also released an IMS player for MoonSound. This version supports custom sound banks and needs about 256kB or RAM in order to be able to play a 100kB IMS file.

MIDI-PAC firmware 0.50

by snout on 27-04-2011, 18:42
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

WORP3 has released a new firmware for the MIDI-PAC. This hardware extension allows you to connect a MIDI synthesizer to an MSX and play music intended for MSX-MUSIC (simultaneously, if desired) on the synth.

VGM charity album OneBigAlbum

by MrRudi on 27-04-2011, 18:32
Topic: Music

Although not directly related to MSX the upcoming VGM charity album One Big Album might be worth keeping an eye on. The album is a combined effort of The Game Music Initiative and OneBigGame.

Invasion of the 8bit zombies

by snout on 27-04-2011, 18:15
Topic: Media

The obscure Spanish monster culture magazine Amazing Monsters published an article on 8bit computer games involving zombies.

FMPSG 015 - Strawberry

by snout on 26-04-2011, 23:24
Topic: Music

On May 1st, 2011 - during the Music + Media Mix Market (M3) - the fifteenth edition of FMPSG, a Japanese series of audio CDs containing tracks from various Japanese (MML) chiptune composers, is to be released.

UMGCBB finale closed, MSX display poll up

by snout on 26-04-2011, 23:19
Topic: MRC
Tags: Polls

On November 11th, 2011 we started a new megapoll called the Ultimate MSX Game Character Battle Brawl. To a simple question, namely "which MSX character would win a one-on-one fighting tournament", we received no less than 296 nominees.

The previously announced sequel to RELEVO Videogames' MSXdev'08 entry La Corona Encantada is featured in Retromaniac, a Spanish glossy-like retro gaming magazine.

MSXdev '11: Radish Sabre announced

by wolf_ on 25-04-2011, 23:30
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

A new entry has just been announced, commodorejohn is working on Radish Sabre. This game is destined to become an action adventure game in 128KB, requiring 64KB RAM. That's about all there is to say, other than - according to the sticker - support for SCC and FM-PAC.

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