Global MSX Revival - Bazix

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By anonymous

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10-10-2004, 18:16

First, let me say I fully agree with IC's earlier post.

how do you will handles the jp translations... jpaneses understand english?The games will be translated similarly to how it's being done by amateur translators currently. Not by the japanese, but by people capable of translating english to and from japanese, and knowledgable of replacing the japanese/english texts in MSX games.

konami's games will be selled licenced? do you have already a contract?This question was asked at the presentation too. Konami is a tough company to do contracts like this with, they like to do everything themselves. However, if everything continues the way it does now, growing and extending, I personally don't see any reason why Konami would not join.

why woob? not just msx?, not just selling games (downloable or new cartridges) for msx?More platforms = more games = more money = new MSX hardware sooner!

By Bart

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10-10-2004, 20:09

This question was asked at the presentation too. Konami is a tough company to do contracts like this with, they like to do everything themselves. However, if everything continues the way it does now, growing and extending, I personally don't see any reason why Konami would not join.

As I told someone else yesterday too, Konami already has its own activities concerning rereleasing retro-games. See the recent Metal Gear for mobile phones here on the MRC. Besides that, concerning Japanese softwarehouses we depend totally on what D4E does. If they contract a softwarehouse we *might* also be able to distribute licensed versions of their software.

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why woob? not just msx?, not just selling games (downloable or new cartridges) for msx?
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More platforms = more games = more money = new MSX hardware sooner!

For starters it will be just MSX. But like EGG we will (most likely) expand to other (often related) systems too. The 'equals' part Guyver800 sketches here is not completely right. More platforms is more games, true. More games is more money, maybe... But more money is new MSX hardware? Not from Bazix at least. We will not (ah well never say never) -develop- new hardware, but we can and will be able to get European/English versions of existing projects to Europe which at that point in time are only available in Japan.

By flyguille

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10-10-2004, 20:31

having a middle man with the jp market makes interesting to develop for msx....

so, snout, when it will starts being official? i asks about as middle man, not just the portal that shows sells games...

By sunrise

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10-10-2004, 20:31

[ We will not (ah well never say never) -develop- new hardware, but we can and will be able to get European/English versions of existing projects to Europe which at that point in time are only available in Japan.

We did already get two of it to Europe

By snout

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10-10-2004, 20:34

As of yesterday Bazix is officially the middle-man between MSX Association and European/English-speaking countries. You can contact Bazix if you have any questions regarding that role. More information will be published on the Bazix website soon.

Btw: Bazix = Bart + Rikusu + Snout (lets stick to nicks here ^_^), so euhm... don't forget about the others dude.

By anonymous

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11-10-2004, 00:40

More platforms = more games = more money = new MSX hardware sooner!
The 'equals' part Guyver800 sketches here is not completely right. More platforms is more games, true. More games is more money, maybe... But more money is new MSX hardware?

I was under the impression that a percentage from all 'MSX Revival' related profits was used to gain funds for developing new MSX hardware, as has happened with the MSX GameReader and the already mentioned one-chip-MSX system.

What you are suggesting now is that none of the money that Bazix makes via its Woomb site is put back into the MSX Revival, which I can't believe to be true.

Can you confirm or deny, please?

By Bart

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11-10-2004, 01:04

What I was trying to say is that the company Bazix will most likely not be directly funding the production of MSX hardware. At least, not in the forseeable future. Step by step, remember? Smile You are correct that Bazix is indirectly funding the MSX revival by transferring part of the turnover of WOOMB to MSX Association.

By anonymous

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11-10-2004, 01:43

Ok, and that was what I meant. I did not mean to imply Bazix would have anything to do with hardware directly, I apologize if it seemed that way.

By Henk

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11-10-2004, 16:16

One question springs in my mind. Are the games revived or the MSX system?
MSX has more things to offer then games.
People with no MSX background tend to play the games and do not ask what platform the game was made.
I think the games are now populair because those game are perfect for the mobile phones and some handhelds. But with the rapid increase of power of these devices I doubt the interest in these games will last long.

There is only one thing that can truely revive the MSX is the introduction of a new line of MSX computers and consoles.
But if a look at my PC I ask myself, would these devices work different if MSX still was the leading system? I tend to say no. Maybe there would be a basic OS system (like MSX-BASIC) still inside the computer.

By anonymous

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11-10-2004, 18:24

There's still an MSX logo everytime you boot a game, and there's "MSXPLAYer" in your titlebar...

The whole point of this revival is to get people (back) in touch with MSX.

The hardware part of the revival flows forth from the software part.

Since you can't compete with the big players in the market, unless you are a multi-billionaire and want to become poor, the only way to force yourself in the market is to create demand.

By rereleasing old MSX games, and releasing new MSX games, you introduce people to the MSX feeling and the unique MSX gameplay. The same attraction that kept us, the old-skool MSX'ers, with this system for more than 20 years, will (hopefully Tongue) create demand among the mainstream gamers and enthusiasts.

The reason the MSX Revival moves step by step slowly, is because it's the only way. It's like walking over a box of eggs. If you do it slowly, you'll succeed, if you move too fast, you'll break all of them.

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