[April fools] IGN Entertainment acquires MSX Resource Center

by snout on 28-03-2005, 23:10
Topic: MRC

This post is an April Fools joke! Please read about it here

After more than 10 years of independence, growth and increasing costs the MSX Resource Center Foundation received an offer we could not refuse. After several weeks of thinking things over we decided to take the next logical, inevitable step in order to ensure the MSX Resource Center will be able to continue offering their services in the future.

The services of the MSX Resource Center will soon be brought to you by the widely known IGN Entertainment, a company which is, amongst others, responsible for such websites as Fileplanet, 3dgamers.com and Classicgaming.com. The current team of MRC admins, webmasters, translators and moderators will remain involved in the delivery of MSX contents to our visitors in the future.

The advantage of this move to the MRC Foundation (and our visitors) is that our financial situation will improve greatly, while MRC can rely on the expertise of IGN Entertainment in case of legal issues.

Due to the nature of this message and the reactions that might follow to it, IGN and MRC have decided to inform the MSX community about this press release before issuing this press release to the international media. You can find the full press release, which will be issued later this week over here.

Relevant link: IGN Entertainment acquires MSX Resource Center [press release]

Comments (29)

By wolf_

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28-03-2005, 23:16

well, this news comes certainly out of the blue.. o_O

By chaos

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28-03-2005, 23:21

great news! congrats MRC Smile

By chaos

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28-03-2005, 23:21

or should I say.. Congrats IGN! Smile

By msd

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28-03-2005, 23:35

Congratiolations MRC!!!

By cax

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28-03-2005, 23:46

Cool, I feel like I jumped into the last carriage of the train that starts moving !

By wolf_

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29-03-2005, 00:03

well, apparantely we can stop donating now, as IGN provides a good financial base! ^_____^

By spl

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29-03-2005, 00:34

I don't know what to say.... o_O

By PalmPal

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29-03-2005, 00:39

Please have a look at the calendar! Or are MSX people statistically really more stupid? BTW Ascii corp will launch MSX 3 simultaneously with the forthcoming MRC press release later this week. Something tells me this will be on a friday...

By Chardson

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29-03-2005, 00:40

I feel exactely like cax Tongue

By Arom77

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29-03-2005, 00:46

I feel exactly like PalmPal ! Wink

By Haze

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29-03-2005, 00:58

Wow, certainly amazing news. A step I would've never seen coming. Smile

So... when will IGN make me an offer? Tongue

By 4play

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29-03-2005, 06:52


ehhh yeah right... and now we have to download a 32Kb MSX file with FilePlanet and wait 52 minutes befor we can download it Smile

nice one guys.. but i'm not beleving you... (i had a WTF moment dough) Smile

By BiFi

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29-03-2005, 07:51

Which means? you need to have a fileplanet account (or even pay for a faster one) just to be able to download MSX freeware?

@4play: check the press release date... Smile

By tfh

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29-03-2005, 08:35

hehehehe.. indeed.. early April Fool's joke.
Releasing a press-release before actually giving it to the "international press"...
/me awaited the CNN report Wink

By SeD_NcL

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29-03-2005, 09:11

By viejo_archivero

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29-03-2005, 11:09



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29-03-2005, 12:46

What a joke!

By SolidEric

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29-03-2005, 17:47

Yeah,what a BIG joke.....what was the joke of last year on april 1st?

By BiFi

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29-03-2005, 17:58

happy hunting in the archive Smile

By konamiman

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29-03-2005, 18:04

Damn, I could have anticipated this by posting something like "MSX Association buys the design of ObsoNET for 1M€ and they will start mass-production of the card on April 1st"...

By Grauw

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29-03-2005, 21:21

Is this really a joke? Early april fools jokes are pretty lame! Actually, I’m waiting for a reaction from one of the MRC people, but the lack of it makes me thinks it is.

If it isn’t, congratulations! IGN has been in quite an acquisition mood lately Smile. So, when will we see msx.ign.com? (that would surely be an MSX in the media event ;p). Let’s hope though that such a big-player-swallows-independant-company kind of thing doesn’t end up á la AOL vs. Netscape / Winamp / etc.


By BiFi

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29-03-2005, 21:26

Like? Microsoft buying Winamp or something?

By Grauw

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29-03-2005, 21:39

AOL bought Winamp. And development has pretty much stalled, very unfortunately. Now my favorite MP3 player will never understand unicode or even *play* files with non-Latin-1 characters in the filename Sad.

AOL bought Netscape, and although they on one hand did a good job at setting up Mozilla and giving them something to start with, on the other hand they also treated the employees terribly and were co-responsible for one of the most popular browsers flushing down the drain.

AOL also bought ICQ... Dunno what happened there, last time I actually used ICQ was at least 5 years ago, because it was too heavy and bloated and ugly. But I don’t think that is a success story either. I like Trillian better now Smile.


By wolf_

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29-03-2005, 21:47

boy, do we love AOL ^___^

By SeD_NcL

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29-03-2005, 22:25

Well it was a nice april the 1st joke Wink

By ro

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30-03-2005, 13:12

since Snout didn't even react one time, it sure can be consideren april fools news.. he must've been laughin' his ass of already seing us, the big dumb sheep, participate in such a brainless discussion.. whaha. half of the joke already. well nevermind. NEXT!

By wolf_

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31-03-2005, 23:53

T minus 10 minutes ..

By Bart

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01-04-2005, 22:16

Well it was a nice april the 1st joke

@SeD_NCL: Do you really think so? At your own website you called it lame... Make up your mind, you're confusing me! Wink