It is there! The first new official MSX hardware, straight from Japan: the MSX Game Reader, a USB device that allows you to play cartridge games on MSXPLAYer, the official MSX emulator. MSX Resource Center puts this interesting new device to the test.
In December 2002 the first rumors about an USB Cartridge Reader spread on the MSX Resource Center. Five months later the first prototype of the USB Cartridge Reader was spotted, but it took until October before the name of the device was changed into MSX Game Reader and people could start pre-ordering the device in ASCII's MSX Store. Several months later, more than 3.000 MSX Game Readers were pre-ordered and production started. Today, April 20th 2004, MSX Resource Center received their MSX Game Reader. Time for a review!
If you would like to test the Game Reader as well, visit our stand on the MSX fair in Tilburg this weekend, we will bring the Game Reader with us! (Tip: Bring some cartridges you'd like to test!)
Relevant link: MSX Game Reader review