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Happy 20th Birthday Metal Gear!

By Spencer . July 7, 2007 . 1:35pm

Lots of franchises got their start back in 1987 and twenty years ago Metal Gear appeared on the MSX, a Microsoft console in Japan, before it garnered worldwide fame on the NES. Take a look at the original Metal Gear in these three videos and hide in a cardbord box to celebrate Snake's birthday. [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=K_R5Mu09yRo[/youtube] 

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The version of Final Fantasy you never saw

By Spencer . January 8, 2007 . 12:48pm

Before Final Fantasy became a phenomenon and before it hit North American shores Micro Cabin brought Final Fantasy to the MSX2. Compared to the Famicom / NES version the MSX2 release looks more colorful, but as you can see in the video there are slight load times in before battles start up. Listen to the […]

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Teachers fight back in a MSX game

By Spencer . December 23, 2006 . 10:29pm

The MSX is home to all sorts of interesting RPGs that Woomb.net is busy translating for a new generation to play and there are also quirky titles like Teachers Terror where you fight back against your students. Think of the game as the anti-Bully where instead of playing a kid at school you’re a teacher […]

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The MSX returns… to Europe

By Spencer . November 9, 2006 . 7:13am

Before Microsoft envisioned the Xbox on every TV, Kazuhiko Nishi from Microsoft Japan created the MSX in 1983. The MSX is primarily a home computer, but it was equally known for its games. Konami put Metal Gear on the MSX first and the MSX was home to Dragon Quest way before it became a phenomenon […]

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