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Netmonkey Weekly Report
Issue LIV
July 27th, 1999


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 For over a year, Lester and Ndetroit brought you the definative scene report.
What started as a simple courier mag is now the most widely read scene
publication out there. Unfortunately times change, and with Lester and
Ndetroit taking less and less time for the scene, the mag has been coming out
late or not at all. Lester has officially retired from NWR, although he will
be back doing guest articles from time to time. Ndetroit is on a lot, but
he can't be expected to do it alone. Not much is going to change, we still
have all the same columnists as before. Ryche brings you his VCD report. Bud's
mammoth utils report is still here. The one thing that will change is our
release day, which will from now on be on Mondays. This week we're coming out
on Tuesday because these reports take time. So without further ado, here's
Lester.

                                                          - Blitz

 Well kids, it's been one fun ride. This will be my last intro (hopefully),
as co-editor of NWR. I am retiring from everything, even NWR. Nd wants me to
do movie reviews and the occassional scene parody shit, so I'll be writing
still, but the courier report is now in whoever's hands and will remain that
way. Ryche and Blitz will be stepping up to make sure NWR continues to come
out on time and at the same level you all know and love. I don't like
retirement letters or any of that bullshit. But I thought I'd write my intro
and say it's been fun and thanks to everyone who I have known and everyone
who has read and hopefully will continue to read NWR in the future. Thanks
for making it fun for me anyways. <g>


                                                          - Lester  

-----------[ index ]-----------

   I.)   Intro 
               a) Welcome from Blitz
               b) Lester's farewell from NWR
               c) Hopefully something from Ndetroit

   II.)  Quotes of the Week  

   III.) The Site and Courier Report

               a) The Euro Report
                       i) Last week
                      ii) This week
               b) The North American Report

   IV.)  Articles 
               a) The Blitz Report
                       i) Last week
                      ii) This week
               b) Bud's Biased Utils Report
               c) Koka's Wacky Cracking Section
               e) VCD Group and Movie Reviews
               
    V.)  Closing

---------------------[ Quotes of the Week! ]---------------------

<xxxxX> [H2H] (mrpumpkin/ViCE) Nethergate-OGNSUX in 0727

<Slick--> you can put for group moves
<Slick--> slick to ogn
<Slick--> =)
<Slick--> give me my first mention ever in the rag

<VrbalKint> The only entertainment gained from Paradigm is JLennon's stupidity.

-----------[ Sites and Stats ]-----------

 This is ndetroit's baby, so I hope he'll be happy with this part. Instead of doing a combined 
USA/EURO rankings, we've split the two spheres into two sections. The top ten euro and top six USA sites will be ranked here. Hopefully we'll see more USA sites worthy of this report in the future, but for now there are only a handful of true top sites out there. Thanks to Sketch and all of CWS for weektop compilation. Commentary here will be from SJ (euro), and Prozax (USA) this week. 

 - FH dropped RISE, picking up CORP who have learned to pre. 
 - RH upgraded it's link and the top traders have started to notice this site. RZR/DOD/TRPS    affils could be better, but DOD is making a comeback it seems.
 - TD to DEV
 - TD moves from RAZOR to CLS
 - Wia to DEV
 - Cyrez to VICE
 - SBC picks up RAZOR
 - QC is back up, triple affils on utils and cracking (adding HARVEST)
 - RT grabs DSI 

=--------------------------------------------------------------------------=

Europe:

*** Week from: 07-11 to 07-17

          The Top Ten sites for this week are:

                 ----------------------------------------
                         x2.5   FH STH FS
                         x2.0   CAT DLS EB ET FFX
                         x1.5   HOG VDR
                 -----------------------------------------
 
 pos   trader      group   FH  STH FS  CAT DLS EB  ET  FX HOG VDR - pts
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.   snakeeyes   DEV     3   4   4   -   1   2   2   -  2   2     138
  2.   faith       AOD     5   2   1   1   -   4   1   -  -   1     131.5
  3.   sins        AMN     1   3   -   4   2   3   3   5  -   -     121
  4.   MoonSabre   AOD     9   10  6   3   3   10  4   8  -   10    75.5
  5.   freakshow   AOD     4   5   -   -   -   1   -   2  -   -     70.5
  6.   nailz       VICE    7   -   2   -   -   5   -   3  6   -     66.5
  7.   mrpumpkin   VICE    8   9   3   2   -   -   5   -  -   -     62.5
  8.   evilmind    THD     -   -   -   -   -   7   -   1  1   5     52
  9.   bohnz       AOD     -   1   5   -   9   -   -   -  -   7     50
 10.   pyx         AMB     10  7   -   8   7   -   10  7  -   4     47
 11.   flavor      RISC    -   8   -   7   -   -   7   -  -   3     35.5
 12.   citizen     VICE    -   -   -   -   5   7   -   6  -   -     32
 13.   fain        AMN     -   -   -   -   -   8   -   4  4   -     30.5
 14.   elocin      -       2   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  -   -     22.5
 15.   redman      VICE    -   6   -   -   -   -   -   -  -   -     22.5
=----------------------------------=---------------------------------------=

 pos   group               FH  STH FS  CAT DLS EB  ET  FX HOG VDR - pts
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.   Aod                 1   1   1   1   1   1   1   3  -   1     186
  2.   Vice                4   2   2   2   2   2   3   1  5   -     161
  3.   Amnesia             3   3   4   3   4   3   5   4  4   -     140
  4.   Devotion            2   4   3   -   3   4   2   -  3   2     133.5
  5.   Thunder             -   -   -   -   -   5   -   2  1   3     57
  6.   Ambition            -   5   -   4   -   -   -   5  -   -     41
  7.   Insanity            5   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  2   5     37.5
  8.   Risc                -   -   -   5   -   -   4   -  -   4     35.5
  9.   Equality            -   -   -   -   5   -   -   -  -   -     12
=----------------------------------=---------------------------------------=


AMNESIA - Well amnesia is amnesia.. Like most groups runned by lester/caserd
there is always controversy about them... i had 3-4 amn traders tell me that
they are unhappy there and the 'family' is wrong concept, everyone is selfish
and such. Enough of my BS . Overall they had a decent week with few ppl being
active such as sins, fain (comeback $ER^%$^% ??). Am sure they can do much
better after they get over thier BS and start trading for real.. Maybe caserd
/mgd/lester need to comeback to show thier real power?

DEVOTiON - Devotion is devotion = friends ahead of anything! Although group
been kinda idle lately with few exceptions. That can be tend to famous dev bbq
(i wish i was there #$%@#%) where most dev and other guys got drunk and
exchanged their trading skills (now u know how group dominates for 3 years)
Snake owned most sites (WTF HE IS BACK #@%#@#@$#@$%#@$%) and yes he had no
pre and old skills coming back .. maybe next we'll seee comwood/trix/nine/
fate and few other comeback from retirement??? (hopes)  pft and thier kid
groups did not have lot of pre's that week not tc and other not ranked as
high as usual .. Overall decent.

AOD - tcd !@$$@!@!#!#$$  Yes they are most 'kewl' ppl around AFTER DEVOTION
(hi gollie sexy). They have this dude 'thedealer' he seem to be some kind of
weird ass motivator. It works though! They are #1 overall group with faith
(old skewl dude!!! from atmx) moonsaber  and few other owning.  Special
mention goes to Freakshow and his so called harry99 rlses. I spend 2 hrs of my
valuable time to dl last 3 big rlses he put out... Am like wtf installer etc
only 20 megs but rls is 100?? . Well there was this file size aprox 40 megs
with some wierd extension .. so am like lets ren if to *.exe.. and what do u
know its a ms voice sdk which can be dled for free .. Few other files were
something else as well as other rlses contained crap . Together 3 rlss = 300
megs and can be done as 3 rlses = 50 megs <g>

VICE -  well nailz had a decent week and mrp as usual top if he has time that
week.. citizen kinda came back into the light... another good mention is
redman therefore decent week. No bs about vice i dunno them well so dont care
much :o

RISC - flavor only good guy left there. He needs to go somewhere else so i can
say risc = nothing

THUNDER - evilmind is kewl and sketch owns me as usual (where are my ascii
#%$#@%^@#^%#@$) Thunder always had class and been around for while , u guys
are kewl

AMBITION - pyx  baby!!! thats all!

No more wasting time on other groups! Rumors are devotion will be back 10x
stronger with godbless coming active and few other key ppl. Gollie needs to
gimme me more sex and morbie vodka and thats about it.

Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

=--------------------------------------------------------------------------=

*** Week from: 07-18 to 07-24

          The Top Ten sites for this week are:

                 ----------------------------------------
                         x2.5   STH FH   
                         x2.0   CAT DLS E ET FX
                         x1.5   HOG PST EB  
                 -----------------------------------------
 
 pos   trader      group   FH  STH CAT E  DLS EB  ET  FX  HOG PST - pts
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.   mrpumpkin   VICE    2   1   1   2  -   9   9   -   1   2     121
  2.   sins        AMN     4   7   6   5  2   2   7   -   2   -     102.5
  3.   citizen     VICE    3   -   5   7  1   3   -   7   -   1     95
  4.   faith       AOD     6   4   3   4  -   5   3   -   -   5     94
  5.   tc          DEV     -   3   8   6  3   -   4   2   -   -     84
  6.   freakshow   AOD     1   10  -   -  -   1   -   1   5   -     71.5
  7.   bizzybone   AMN     7   -   2   3  -   -   6   -   3   -     66
  8.   insanity    DEV     -   8   9   -  4   -   1   10  6   -     55
  9.   darkman     AMB     -   2   -   -  -   -   8   5   -   -     40.5
 10.   redman      VICE    9   9   -   1  -   7   -   -   -   -     36
 11.   nailz       VICE    8   -   10  9  -   8   -   3   -   -     34
 12.   bougz       EQL     -   -   -   -  6   4   -   -   4   -     31
 13.   Garoto      DEV     -   5   -   -  -   -   -   6   -   -     25
 14.   rz3         THD     -   -   4   -  -   -   -   -   -   4     24.5
 15.   gabbah      THD     -   -   -   10 -   6   -   -   -   3     21.5
=----------------------------------=---------------------------------------=

 pos   group               FH  STH CAT DLS E  EB  ET  FX  HOG PST - pts
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.   Vice                1   2   1   1   1  1   4   3   2   2     179.5
  2.   Amnesia             3   5   2   4   3  4   2   5   1   4     151
  3.   Devotion            5   1   4   3   4  -   1   1   -   -     124
  4.   Aod                 2   3   5   -   2  2   -   4   5   -     107
  5.   Thunder             4   -   3   -   5  3   -   2   3   1     102.5
  6.   Tfa                 -   -   -   5   -  -   3   -   -   -     28
  7.   Equality            -   -   -   2   -  5   -   -   -   -     27
  8.   Esprit              -   -   -   -   -  -   -   -   4   3     22.5
  9.   Ambition            -   4   -   -   -  -   -   -   -   -     17.5
 10.   Insanity            -   -   -   -   -  -   -   -   -   5     9
=----------------------------------=---------------------------------------=

AOD - pretty slow week , rumors are gollie and morbid were out most week on
dev bbq (no u not getting pics @$#@##%@$%).. anyway we can expect aod be back
with more freakshow crap!!!!!! nothing much, will see how they rebound!

DEVOTiON - bbq in all its best i wish i was fucken there though! tc came alive
(we all know how) insaniy did a nice job ... still though 1/2 the speed ..
just wait til the power comes back! (i heard that, get off my case YES ITS
FUCKEN BIASED!)

AMNESIA much better week for them.. sins i HEARD pure pftp! nice job to
bizzybone and guys (lester where the fuck are u!)

VICE as i said in last report when mrp got time they usually very good nice
to see citizen back to earlier form like may/june . they are #1 group this
week so kudoes to them.

THUNDER u guys rule! few guys show up on horizon but nothing spectacular ..let
hope they continue in the same way.

AMBITION - darkman is the man! (msg me on irc)

RISC = shit 

well i had to write 2 reviews same week so this 1 kinda small (fuck u and die
if u dont like it) ndt is my bitch and we dont know where the fuck he is ...
mail us all the latest bs rumors etc

lates

Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

=--------------------------------------------------------------------------=

North America:

*** Week from: 07-18 to 07-24

          The Top Five US sites and one random Canadian for this week are:

                 ----------------------------------------
                         x2.5   TD RFO XX
                         x2.0   DST RH RT
                 -----------------------------------------
 
 Site #3 you don't get no help on. If yer on it you can figure it out from the
 weektop.

   pos   trader        group     TD  RFO  XX   DST  RH  RT    -   pts
   ----------------------------------------------------------------------  
    1.   blitz         ICC       5   2    3    2    2   -         93
    2.   siward        MSN       3   1    1    1    -   -         90
    3.   shendo        ICC       8   6    2    -    -   -         42.5
    4.   faith         AOD       9   -    4    4    -   -         36.5
    5.   vulcan        DSC       10  3    6    -    -   -         35  
    6.   alphazip      MSN       -   4    -    -    3   -         33.5
    7.   runn3r        RISC      -   7    9    6    9   -         29  
    8.   djmp3         ICC       -   5    -    5    -   -         27
    9.   arcx          IND       -   -    -    -    7   2         26
   10.   jeeps         DEV       1   -    -    -    -   -         25
   11.   freakshow     AOD       2   -    -    -    -   -         22.5
   12.   whoopass      M8        -   -    -    -    6   5         22
   13.   sax           DSC       6   -    8    -    -   -         20
   14.   jm3           DSN       -   -    -    -    1   -         20
   15.   gregk         VICE      -   -    -    -    -   1         20
=----------------------------------=---------------------------------------=

   pos   trader           TD  RFO  XX   DST  RH  RT           -   pts
   ----------------------------------------------------------------------  
    1.   Moonshine        2   1    3    1    4   7                105.5
    2.   Icc              3   2    2    2    7   5                98.5
    3.   Motiv8           6   5    -    5    1   2                77.5
    4.   Risc             7   6    5    7    3   9                62.5
    5.   Dsc              5   4    4    6    -   -                56.5
    6.   Vice             -   3    7    -    -   1                48
    7.   Aod              4   -    6    8    -   -                33.5
    8.   Enterprise       -   -    -    -    5   3                28
    9.   Devotion         1   -    -    -    -   -                25
   10.   Phase            -   8    -    3    -   -                23.5
   11.   Tfa              -   -    1    -    -   -                20
   12.   Rts              8   -    8    -    -   8                19.5
   13.   Lts              -   -    -    4    9   -                18
   14.   Desynch          -   -    -    -    2   -                18  
   15.   Phoenix          -   7    -    9    -   -                14
   16.   Ddc              -   -    -    -    -   3                14

 ProzaX's US Scene Review
 ========================

 	Alright i'm a bit rushed for this since I just found out tonight so don't
 expect to much from me in this issue.  Well last week we seen ICC make it's way
 one step closer to the top which they claim they will be, we'll have to wait and 
 see if these guys can last though, they are still fairly new and Blitz seems to be
 carrying most of the weight for the group.  Also we seen TD rise to the top as the
 #1 site in the US it seems TD is taking over where TOS left off, not only in warez 
 speed but the same affils as TOS almost(CLS, DEV, PGC), lets wait and see if TD will
 drop CORP and pickup PWA.  Not much else to say for this week, but next week I 
 should have a full site and group review when i have a little more time!

	-ProzaX [PGC/DSC]

=----------------------------------=---------------------------------------=

-----------[ The Blitz Report ]-----------

 Slow. That's how stuff has been. Changes are taking place with new leadership
at the helm of the three older groups. Origin leadership is nowhere to be
seen, raising speculation about their fate. Lots of rumours, no facts at all.
The scene rolls on, however. Been that way forever.


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                               ▀▀▀▀▀

 Paradigm seemed unphased by the loss of their leadership, probably since most
of their members are able to work without supervision. They roll out three
games this week. Respect INC. is the game of the week, and it's not bad at
all. Things are slow, this one is worth checking out. We see the real final
of Pizza Syndicate and a fairly good tennis game. Patch team lost some points
to other groups this week, but still managed two. The nuked Mechwarrior 3
release came on a race with Razor. No doubt about this one, it was 15 minutes
late.

Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 3.0   Pizza_Syndicate_WORKING-PARADiGM (137.8M)
 4.0   Respect_Inc-PARADiGM (35.3M)
 3.0   Roland_Garros_Championship_Tennis_99-PARADiGM (36.4M)

-0.0   Mechwarrior_3_Update_v1.1-PARADiGM *NUKED*
 0.5   Star_Wars_Rogue_Squadron_3D_Update_v1.2-PARADiGM (2.2M)
 0.5   Respect_Inc_Plus4_Trainer-PARADiGM (0.1M)
 ---
11.0


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 Divine had the least to lose and the most to gain I guess, because they are
releasing fairly frequently these days. The siteops seem to have taken notice,
as they are picking up some good sites these days. Both of these games are
kinda iffy for a bigger group, but DVN needs releases, and they certianly
aren't as bad as a lot of the shit we see from the larger groups now and then.
They take second place for the second week this month.

Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 2.0   AMERZONE-DVN (148.4M)
 1.0   Polaris_Rebellion-DVN (11.6M)
 0.0   AmerZone.Intro.Addon-DVN (17.8M)
-1.0   AMERZONE.SFX.FIX-DVN (0.6M)
 0.5   Duck.Hunter.Pro.v1.10.Update.CRACKED-DVN (3.1M)
 ---
 2.5
 
   ______  /|  ___   /\______ /\______
  /      \/ | / _ \ /   _____/   _____>
 /    |_ /  |/  |  \\____  \ \____  \
<     | <   /   |   /   |   \/   |   \
 \  _____\_<____|___\_____  /\_____  /
+=\/======================\/=======\/==
 
 <Lamer One> Class released a game today
 <Lamer Two> Who did the fix?

 Old joke, ok sorry. Seems whoever is at the helm of this team they just can't
 escape the scourge of the fix. Check Sundancer's comments in (the last?) PPGR
 for what seems to be the feeling around CLS regarding fixes. Points loss drops
 them to third.

Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 3.0   MAYDAY-CLS (62.2M)
-1.5   MAYDAY_FIX-CLS (0.4M)
 ---
 1.5 


 _______ ______  ______________     _______
 \   .  \\_    \ \_  ___   /.  \PoYZ  .   /
__\/ |\  \|  \  \_:__|_/  /  \  \_/  /| \/__
\_/ .|_) _)__|\  \   ____/:  |\  \_ (_|. \_/
 /  o|\  \|\____  \  \_|  |  |_)  /  /|o  \
/____| \__   |  \__\______|   ___/__/ |____\
<*+=======|__|-RAZOR 1911-|__|===========+*>

 Where are the games? More patches from the Razor team, but still no sign of
supplies. They drop the ball badly on the Tomb Raider update. It's a dupe of
an addon for a very old game. Razor needs to think more before they release.

Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-0.5   Tomb_Raider_2_Gold_Upgrade_CRACKED-RAZOR *NUKED*
 0.5   MECHWARRIOR.III.v1.1-RAZOR (2.9M)
 0.5   DUNGEON.KEEPER.2.OLYMPIA.LEVEL.ADDON-RAZOR (0.0M)
 ---
 0.5 

_ ______ ______  ____ _____  ____ _____
\//  _   \  _   \_\__/  _   \_\__/_\_   \
 /   /   /  /   /.  /   /   /   /   /   /
 \______/   \____|_/\___   /___/___/   /
--------|___|---------/____\------/____\-

 Origin is waiting for spokesmodel ice to return from his vacation. Apparently
rumours of a bust in the UK are NOT true, and little ice is in fact
vacationing with mom and dad. Whatever the reason, this group is nothing
without Cypher and ice. Proof is in their releases from the last few weeks.
 
Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Idle this week.

 This week TD dropped Razor 1911 from their affils. The reason they gave for
this was "We'd rather be Class's only site than one of many Razor sites. Razor
never missed a pre while TD was USCHQ, and did not ask for excessive amounts
of leechers. In fact the week before, TD came to me and asked that Razor not
pick up SBC as an affiliate. Now they leave Razor to join CLS in order to
please their new courier affil. TD's reputation suffers from this shameless
snubbing of a loyal affiliate. TOS will be back at some point, and TD cannot
compete with that link. They will be pushed back into the role IC held in
TOS's shadow. At least IC had CORE... TD even has the same cracking affil. All
this to get Devotion to be able to pre more. Sour grapes? I think not. This
was simply a matter of a site that never deserved the honor of being selected
for Razor 1911. I for one, am glad they left.

=----------------------------------=--------------------------------------=

-----------[ The Blitz Report ]-----------

 Woo, double issue. A little controversy this week, once again involving my
own group. This is one of the few reports in this magazine that claim to be
unbiased, so I do my best. Now I admit, I probably would not have gone to all
the effort I am to defend another group's release, but if anyone out there has
editorials to add to this in defense of your OWN group's controversial game,
I'll be happy to use it.

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▐██▌ ▐██▌ ▀   ▀▀  ▀▀ ▀▀▀▀▐█▓▌▓█▀▀▀ ▀▀▀ ▀  ▀
▐██▌ ▐██▌██▄▀█▀██▄▀██▄▐█▀▐█▓▌▄ ▐█▀██▄▀▄██▄
▐██▌▄██▀ ▐▓█▌▌ ██▓ ▐██▌▌ ▐██▌██ ▌ ▐██▌█ ██▌
▐██▌ ▄██▀▄██▌▌ ▄▄▄▀▄██▌  ▐██▌██▌  ▐██▌█ ▐██
▐██▌▐██▌ ▐█▓▌▌▐██▌ ▐█▓▌▌ ▐█▓▌█▓▌▌ ▐█▓▌█ ▐█▓
▐██▌ ▀██▄█▀█▌█▄▀██▄█▀█▌█▄██▀▄██▌█▄▐█▓▌▀ ██▓
==============================▄▄▄=▐██▌=====
                             ▀███▄███
                               ▀▀▀▀▀
 Paradigm wins on Braveheart, another long-anticipated game. Unlike a lot of
games that do not live up to their licensing, this one was in production long
before the movie came out. Once Braveheart became a box office smash, the
developers were able to negotiate a deal where they would use the Braveheart
name on their planned simulation. I haven't been able to get into this one
much (blame Origin for JA2), but from what I can tell it looks like a burn.
Paradigm rip into Origin pretty good in their fix for Jagged. They steal half
points for that. A little much in the nfo I thought, but Origin is pissing
everyone off pretty good these days. Winning a few USA games has made the
normally laughable antics of ice simply intolerable. Look for groups to both
raid this group for talent and the reverse ragging to continue.
 Nothing else besides Braveheart. A few patches and trainers, nothing special.

Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 0.5   Respect_Inc_Plus4_Trainer-PARADiGM (0.1M)
 5.0   Braveheart-PARADiGM (68.4M)
 2.5   Jagged_Alliance_2_lame_OGN-rip_FIX-PARADiGM (1.3M)
 0.5   Kingpin_Life_of_Crime_v1.1_Cracked-PARADiGM (1.3M)
 0.0   Street_Wars_Trainer_plus_4_Fixed-PARADiGM (0.0M)
 0.5   Official_Formula_1_Racing_Update_2_Cracked-PARADiGM (0.7M)
 ---
 9.0


   ______  /|  ___   /\______ /\______
  /      \/ | / _ \ /   _____/   _____>
 /    |_ /  |/  |  \\____  \ \____  \
<     | <   /   |   /   |   \/   |   \
 \  _____\_<____|___\_____  /\_____  /
+=\/======================\/=======\/==

 Warhammer ROW was anticipated by a lot of TBS enthusiasts such as myself,
but I was seriously dissapointed by this title. Nothing wrong with what CLS
did, but what looked like a great game turned out to be simply average. The
addon for this game was a mixed speech/music addon. Since if they were
packaged seperately they would recieve a point apiece, we'll give them 2
points. International Cricket Captain is not as good as some of the other
cricket games we've seen and is scored as such. Mig Alley is a pass except
for die hards of the genre. Nothing special from CLS, but lots of quantity.
 On to Rage of Mages 2. This is pretty simple really. Class says the USA
final that they released is the first and only release of Rage of Mages 2.
They say the Razor version is a beta and that it wasn't even complete when we
released it. Under faction rules (which both groups agree on), this game is a
dupe and nuke. Class, however disputes the existance of the other final,
claiming that this game was released for the first time in the USA. I direct
you all to the website http://www.nival.ru/index_e.htm for the proof and the
final word on Class's dupe.

Moscow - 9 July, 1999 - Nival Interactive announced today that Rage of Mages
2: Necromancer has been released by German software powerhouse CDV in Germany
on 18 June, 1999. Rage of Mages 2: Necromancer is a new game to be published
by Nival <http://www.nival.com> and Monolith Productions <http://www.lith.com>
in 2Q99. This game was published in Russia by Nival <http://www.nival.com>
and 1C <http://www.1c.ru> under the name of Allods 2: Necromancer on April 15,
1999.

 April 15th 1999. That was a while ago. A full month before the Razor release
came out (051099). Since the Class version contains no playable difference,
it's a nuke and a 3.0 point deduction for dupe of Razor. We told you so.

 Class's supplier refused to comment, ssaying only that he was told the game
was not done yet when Razor released it.

Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 0.0   The.Avengers.Pinball.Trainer-CLS (0.1M)
 0.0   Roswell.Pinball.Trainer-CLS (0.1M)
 3.0   Warhammer_40K_Rites_of_War-CLS (180.3M)
 2.0   WarHammer_40K_Music_And_Speech_Addon-CLS (51.9M)
 2.0   International_Cricket_Captain_2-CLS (100.8M)
 0.0   Warhammer_40k_Rites_of_War_Trainer-CLS (0.0M/)
 0.5   Hidden.and.Dangerous.v.1.1.Trainer-CLS (0.0M)
 0.5   Jagged.Alliance.2.Trainer-CLS (0.0M)
 3.0   Mig_Alley-CLS (116.1M)
 3.0   Rage_of_Mages_2_FINAL-CLS (77.1M)
 ---
 7.0


   ______ ______  ____ _____  ____ _____
\//  _   \  _   \_\__/  _   \_\__/_\_   \
 /   /   /  /   /.  /   /   /   /   /   /
 \______/   \____|_/\___   /___/___/   /
--------|___|---------/____\------/____\-

 Much to my dismay, Origin lands what for me was the biggest catch of the year
thus far. I can't really comment on the ripping or crack of the game, because
I only played it until the ISO came out a few hours later. If I gave sixes,
this would be one. Unfortunately, the PDM fix is needed. I ran into the
problem described right away. When I went back to get a savegame so Razor
could start working on it, it didn't happen again. From what I can tell,
however the bug is legit. I don't know about PDM going apeshit on Origin on
this one, but I guess someone over there was pissed off about something or
another. DaJackal should keep doing the nfo's for Origin. He cut me down
pretty good in the nfo, but unlike the usual Origin shit, this one was kept
short and sweet. I really did want this title, unfortunate that it was
released in Europe before Canada.
 Aside from that, OGN didn't do a lot. I didn't even bother testing the chess
game because I was busy playing Jagged and didn't have time. I'm guessing
it's a two. That's about standard for chess games. Despite their lower
ranking this week, and the fix... I'm giving Origin the week because Jagged
kicks ass. Even if once again they needed a fix.

Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  0.5  Hidden.and.Dangerous1.1.Update.Patch-ORIGIN (4.6M)
  5.0  Jagged.Alliance.2-ORiGiN (159.5M)
 -2.5  Jagged_Alliance_2_lame_OGN-rip_FIX-PARADiGM
  0.0  Jagged.Alliance.2.Movie.Addon-ORiGiN (84.7M)
  2.0  HiArcs.Chess.7-ORIGIN (66.1M)
  ---
  5.0


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│ ▄█▄███ ▀▀▀ ███ ▒▓█ ▀▀▀ ▓▒░ ███ ░▒▓ ▓██│
│███ ▓██ ▓▒░ ██▓ ▓██ ░▒▓ █▓▒ ▓██ ▒▓█▀▀▀ │
:██▓ ▒▓█ █▓▒ ██▓ ███ ▒▓█ ██▓ ▓██ ▓██ ░▒▓:
│██▓ ░▒▓ ██▓ ███ ███ ▓██ ███ ▓██ ███ ▒▓█│
│▀██▄▄▄▄▄███  ▀█▄█▀  ███ ███ ███ ███▄▓█▀│

 Well, it's official. For whatever reason, Divine is back from the dead.
Darkstone is a long awaited RPG, and although I'm not a fan of the genre, DVN
beat out a couple of groups to release this one. Money trainers ain't shit.
You guys will have to do better than that. The AD&D thing was passed by all
groups (Razor decided to do the ISO for the hell of it). It's not a
legitimate game, it probably qualifies as a util. It was nuked almost
everywhere as either "bookware" or on my site as "geekware" =P. Regardless,
the geeks of the world love DVN this week. A RPG and a D&D util for those of
you who live in your parent's basement.

Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 0.0   POLARiS.REBELLiON.PLUS3.TRAINER-DVN (0.0M)
 0.0   Jagged_Alliance_2_Money_Trainer-DVN (0.0M)
 0.0   WarHammer.40k.Money.Trainer-DVN (0.0M)
 0.0   MAYDAY.PLUS2.TRAINER-DVN (0.0M)
 4.0   DARKSTONE-DVN (97.1M)
-2.0   AD_D_CORE_RULES_2.0_EXPANSION-DVN *NUKED*
 0.5   DarkStone.Trainer.Plus.3-DVN (0.0M)
 ---
 3.5

 _______ ______  ______________     _______
 \   .  \\_    \ \_  ___   /.  \PoYZ  .   /
__\/ |\  \|  \  \_:__|_/  /  \  \_/  /| \/__
\_/ .|_) _)__|\  \   ____/:  |\  \_ (_|. \_/
 /  o|\  \|\____  \  \_|  |  |_)  /  /|o  \
/____| \__   |  \__\______|   ___/__/ |____\
<*+=======|__|-RAZOR 1911-|__|===========+*>

 Well the cracking team certianly is keeping up their end of the bargain, but
the supply side is certianly not. Eight patches this week from these guys. The
kingpin patches were released within two hours of each other (the first was
released before the 1.13b came out). Only one will get points. Once again,
the new Starsiege Tribes patch is a Razor release.

Points Release Title
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 0.5   International_Cricket_Captain_2_v1.1_Patch_Cracked-RAZOR (0.6M)
 0.5   Tomb_Raider_3_Patch_2_Cracked-RAZOR (0.4M)
 0.5   STARSIEGE_TRIBES_v1.0_to_v1.6_PATCH-RAZOR (0.9M)
 0.0   STARSIEGE_TRIBES_v1.5_to_v1.6_PATCH-RAZOR (0.7M)
 0.5   International_Cricket_Captain_2_v1.12_Patch_Cracked-RAZOR (0.6M)
 0.5   Total.Annihilation.Kingdoms.v1.1BA.Update-RAZOR (10.4M)
 0.0   KingPin_v1.12b_Patch_Cracked-RAZOR (0.6M)
 0.5   KingPin_v1.13b_Patch_Cracked-RAZOR (0.6M)
 ---
 3.0  

 I was accused of releasing a game called Jungle Legend by a few prominent
members of Origin. Apparently I'm the only person who has a slight dislike for
this rag tag group of limeys and Canadian crackers. For the record I didn't
have anything to do with this release, it came from Class. The nfo file rang
true enough to repost here. I didn't write it, but I wish I had.

 OGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUX
 OGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUX
 OGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUXOGNSUX

Release Name: Jungle Legend
Company: Flair
Disks: 6 * 2.88M
Compression: RAR

Box hype: 3-D Action-Adventure games featuring forgotten ruins, lost temples,
& deadly beasts!

What I think: This game, just like about everyone in Origin, sucks royally.
It's made with the Twilight 3D Engine, and makes CARnivrous look like game
of the year. One crappy first person game.

So what does OGN SUX?: Because OGN is run by two highly egotistical numbskulls,
one who would sell his mum for a couple pounds, the other who constantly
sucks the other leaders dick, as he thinks sucking on cum will give him
white pearly teeth. One is a scrawny, pastey white-skined short midget, and is
taunted and laughed at in real life, gets beat up by local punks for pub
money, and sells games just so he can pay girls to tell people they like him.
The other bumrush any moving object with a wee-wee attached to it. Both have
over-inflated egos who will never admit to defeat or making a mistake.

They have no respect with any of the true elite in the scene expect within
their own members who they brainwash to believe the shit they pulloff is
just fine. They even went as far to burn bridges of the people WHO helped
shape the scene. Hey, clueless fucks, RESPECT THOSE who deserve it.

So please, do the scene some justice. Admit you guys have no lives, have small
penises and are socially enept. The ego shit only fucking buries you deeper
down to being the two biggest dumbshits that helped kill the scene.

To Origin, as one popular comedian says on the tube, "KISS MY ASS!"

This release is dedicated to the fallen people taken out by THE MAN because
they're only out to line there pockets for the rich. Keep fighting, we're
behind you guys.

To play: Just unrar into any directory, and run JUNGLE FEVER.EXE

 What would the NWR game report be without a little Origin ragging? That's all
for this time. See you all in a week.

=----------------------------------=--------------------------------------=

-----------[ Bud's Biased Utils Report #28 ]-----------

 Well it's been a while since I picked up my "pen" and went to work on the
 report. I debated what to do about the weeks missed... and laziness and
 schedule conflicts resolved the issue for me. So it's the current week
 I'll be reviewing, and the rest are lost...

 Except for a few things I think are worth noting. First, RBS released one
 of the most useful generic protection scheme cracks in their FlexLM
 license generator, and showed a lot of class in allowing other groups
 to use it (when credit is given to RBS anyways, but give credit where
 credit is due). Also earlier this month, LND lost a bunch of top CAD/CAM
 titles... Cimatron IT 10, which went to PWA, congrats to them on an
 excellent crack... also the Solid View series (newest versions) to Scum,
 which they win for the second month in a row.

 On a sad note, Rise has basically died... still a few members idling,
 but Toth left for PWA, and other members jumped ship as well. Sad
 to see a great group go. Gza announced the group was officially disbanded,
 changed his mind and decided to wait for Kiterith... the premiere of Paragon
 (another offspring of SGE) was a non-event... and on an upswing we have DOD,
 putting out its first REAL challenge in some time.

 Lots of other stuff, plenty of other good apps but.... :P
  
 Disclaimer: It's BIASED moron. My opinion. So don't send me a bunch of mail
             & messages bitching about this or that. If you don't like
             it... SCREW YOU =]

 Rankings: Groups get a score out of 10. Points are given for amount of
           releases, but QUALITY titles will give a group a much higher score.
           Nukes for duping, broken releases and just plain CRAP will lower
           a groups score. However on the occasion that a title is nuked which
           I don't feel should have been, MY OWN JUDGEMENT TAKES PRECEDENCE.
           Cuz I'm writing this. Groups can also get points for any other
           reason I see fit.

 Week: Week is based from 07/20/99 to 07/26/99. I'm in the EST time zone so
       dates/times run according to it.


 Groups: (In no particular order)
 
 ▄ ▀▀██▄ ▄        ▄      ▄
  ▀█▄ ▀█▌▀█▄ ▐  ▄█▀  ▄▄██▌ A Group
   ▐█▌ ▐▌ ▐█ █▌▐█▌ ▄█▀  █ That Gives
  ▄██▌▄▀ ▄██▌▀██▌ ██    ▐▌ Slightly
 ▀███   ▀███  ▀█ ▐███▄▄  █ Less Than
  ▐█▌    ▐█▌   ▐▌ ▀██▀    ▀▄ A Fuck.
   ▀      ▀     ▀  ▀          -XeN

 PIRATES WITH ATTITUDE:

 Releases: 

 Autodesk.AutoCAD.Architectural.Desktop.v2.0-PWA
 AV.Stumpfl.Wings.Pro.4.0-PWA
 Lotus.CC.Mail.Mobile.6.23-PWA
 Lotus.Domino.Server.WinNT.5.0.1-PWA
 Lotus.Notes.Designer.And.Administrator.5.0.1.Win9x.NT-PWA
 Avery.Media.Software.v1.14-PWA
 CAYMAN.POWER.CG.RFS.V4.1.PLUG-INS-REPACK-PWA
 Envox.CT.Studio.3.0.2-PWA
 Funeral.Management.9000.v2.2-PWA
 Lotus.Notes.Client.5.0.1-PWA
 DM.Stars.Field.Effect.v1.0.Xtra.for.Macromedia.Director-PWA
 DM.Transition.Pack.1.v1.3.5.Xtra.for.Macromedia.Director-PWA
 DM.Transition.Pack.2.v1.3.5.Xtra.for.Macromedia.Director-PWA
 DM.Waves.Effects.v1.0.Xtra.for.Micromedia.Director-PWA
 DM.XTreme.Transitions.v1.0.Xtra.for.Micromedia.Director-PWA
 Lotus.cc.Mail.Administrative.Utilities.Release.8.5-PWA
 Lotus.cc.Mail.V8.41-PWA
 Lotus.Domino.Doc.2.5.Final-PWA
 CAYMAN.POWER.CG.PLUS.V4.1.STANDALONE.VERSION-PWA
 SatSpy.v3.02-PWA
 Cayman.Power.Cg.Rfs.V4.1.Standalone-PWA
 ENERCALC.STRUCTURAL.ENGINEERING.LIBRARY.v5.1.2-PWA
 MultiSimplex.2.0-PWA
 XAOS.TOOLS.SEGMATION.V1.0.FOR.PHOTOSHOP-PWA

 PWA continues to be the strongest group in the pack, benefiting
 from all the earlier member pickups. It's great to see an incredible
 team of old infused with some new blood and once again slaughtering
 the competition. Definately the top group of July. A few other groups
 picked up the top titles of the week, but for all around quality and
 consistancy it was PWA... what a change from a few months ago.
 Total: 9/10

 ▄───── ▄▄▄ ────────── ▄▄█▓▄ ─── ▄ ─ ▄▓▄
 ░ ▀ ▄█████▓  ▄▄███▄ ▄▀▀████▌ ▄█████▄ ▀
    ▓███▀  ▀▄██████▄▀█▌ ▐████▐▓▀ ▀███▓
   ▓███▌   ▐▓█▀  ▀██▌▐▓ ▀ ▀▓▀▓▌   ▐███▌
  ▐█████▄▄▀ ▀█▄  ▄▓█▓ █▓▄    █▌▀▄▄████▓
   ▀██▓▀▀  ▀   ▀▀▀▀    ▀  ■▄ ▐▓  ▀▀▓█▀
 ■▄──────+ The Corporation +─ ▀▄ ─gas!─■

 THE CORPORATION:

 Releases:

 Dragon.Naturally.Speaking.Professional.v3.52-CORP
 MICROSOFT.BACKOFFICE.SERVER.V4.5.DEV.EDITION.CLIENTS.ADDON-CORP
 MICROSOFT.BACKOFFICE.SERVER.V4.5.DEVELOPER.EDITION-CORP
 Object.Studio.V6.2-CORP
 MICROSOFT.PLATFORM.SDK.WIN2K.2000.RC1.EDITION.ADDON-CORP
 MICROSOFT.PLATFORM.SDK.WINDOWS.2000.RC1.EDITION.FINAL-CORP
 Yosemite.Technologies.TapeWare.V.6.1.Universal.Edition-CORP
 Metacreations.KPT.Gel.V1.0.Final.for.Photoshop-CORP
 Netdive.CallSite.Studio.MultiUser.V3.0.Win9x.NT-CORP
 Netdive.EZChat.MultiUser.V2.0.Win9x.NT-CORP
 Obsydian.V3.0.Final.Unlimited.User.License-CORP

 Corp continues to move along, not quite as strong as past weeks, but
 some good releases anyways. Backoffice Dev. Edition sticks out...
 as does the new Metacreations plugin, KPT GEL, for Photoshop. 
 They ended the week with a nice releasein Naturally Speaking Pro.
 Total: 8/10

 
 .      )\_______)\__)\_______)\_______ .
 .   __/   __  _/  _/    ____/     ___/ .
 .   \__    / _\   \_____   \    ___/__ :
 .   :/         \   \   /    \   /     \|
 :   |\___/     /___/_____   /___      /|
 :   | \_/_____/\____ /_____/___/_____/ |
 :...`---\_____\/----/_flr_/---/_p^D_/--'

 RISE:

 Releases: N/A 
 Total: N/A
 

 ──────────────────────────────────[XX/XX]─
 ▄██ ▄▄▄ ░  ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄  ▄▄▄▄   ▄▄▄▄
 █▓█ █▓█ ▒ ██▀ █▓█ █ █▓█ ██ █▓█ █ ███ ██ █▓
 █▒█ █▒█   █░█ ▀▀ ▄█ █▒█ ██ █▒█ █ ▄▄▄ ██▄▄
 ▄██▀██▄ ▀ █▒█▀▀▀ ██ █░█ ██   ▄▄█ █▓█ ██ ▄▄
 █▒█ █▓█ ▓ █▓█ ░ █▓█ █░█ ██ ░ █▓█ █▒█ ██ █▓
 ███ █▒█ ▒ ███  ▬▀█████▀▄██ ▒ ▀█████▀ ▀████
 ─── ██▀ ░ ──────────────── ▓ ───── sikos ─

 X-FORCE:

 Releases: 

 METROWERKS_CODEWARRIOR_PRO_R5_ADDON-XFORCE
 BETTERSTATE_V5.1.1.-XFORCE
 METROWERKS_CODEWARRIOR_PRO_R5-XFORCE
 STATECAD_V5.01_STATEBENCH_V1.01-XFORCE
 LOGISCOPE-XFORCE
 MATRIXX_V6.1-3-XFORCE
 REALVIZ_MATCHMOVERFULL_V1.0-XFORCE
 SIDEFX_HOUDINI_V3.1-XFORCE
 NEMETSCHEK_ALLPLAN_ALLPLOT_FT_V15.1-XFORCE

 A couple of notables from XF this week. CodeWarrior Pro 5, without
 a doubt XF's best of the week, and also Houdini 3.1, a decent art/design
 app. Finally, Allplan/Allplot 15.1, which they ISO'd as well (consider
 the full package if your on a high speed connection). 
 Total: 7/10

      /\______/|                   ___/\_
    _/ ______ :|; . __/\  ____/\ __|   //
 %%%\____  \   |__:_\__ \/  ~~ :\_ | __/%%%%
 iii_/ :|  \\_    \  ;|  \_ |____/    \iiiii
 :::\__   ; _/ |  \\_ :  // |  \\_ |  \\_:::
      \____/---|____/____/_______/-|____/kaz

 SHOCK:

 Releases:

 Ulead.Plug-in.Madness.II.for.Cool.3D.2X-SHOCK
 HABERDASH.v2.1.0-SHOCK
 Embarcadero.ER.Studio.v3.5.RC-SHOCK
 Illuminatus.v4.50.RETAIL-SHOCK
 SiteEater.v2.31.for.Java-SHOCK
 SiteEater.v2.31.for.Windows9xNT-SHOCK

 Pretty quiet here this week... one notable in Illuminatus, and
 now for some explanations... two groups released the program,
 2KAD and SHOCK. The 2KAD release came first, and was a crack
 of the demo, while SHOCK's was a CD rip of the full retail
 version. While 2KAD's release came first, they don't really
 get credit, for while they removed the time limit on the demo,
 it was missing features present only in the full retail version...
 a crippled program with the time trial removed is still basically
 a demo.    
 Total: 6/10

 .  ▄▄▄       ▄▄▄      ▄▄▄
 .▀████▀▀▀██▄ ████▀▀██▌▐██▀▀▀▀ --- .------.
 : ████   ███ ▐███     ███                .
 | ████   ▐███ ███▀    ███                :
 | ████   ███ ▐███    ▄███   ███▄     .   :
 | ████▀▀▀▀▀  ██▓█     ▀███▄▄██▓▀         .
 .▄▓███▄      ▀███▌        ▀▀    PRESENTS :
 |                                        :
 :                                 [xx/xx].
 '---.-------PENTIUM FORCE TEAM-- ---- - -'

 PENTIUM FORCE TEAM:

 Releases: 

 FRx.Financial.Reporting.v5.50-PFT
 Remedy.HelpDesk.v4.0.for.WinNT-PFT
 Cactus.WorkBench.v3.82.for.Win9xNT-PFT
 Excalibur.RetrievalWare.v6.7.for.WinNT-PFT
 LoadRunner.Analysis.v7.0-PFT
 Peregrine.AssetCenter.v3.01.for.Win9xNT-PFT
 Solomon.IV.Tools.For.VB.v4.20-PFT
 Solomon.IV.v4.20.for.Win9xNT-PFT
 SpeechWorks.5.0.for.WinNT-PFT

 PFT continue to stick to high end web apps, notable this
 week is Excalibur RetrievalWare. Ok that's it, I'm lazy as usual.
 Total: 7/10
     
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      ▀▀▀▀  ███▓ ██▓ ▐█▓█ ▀▀▀▀▀ ▄██▓▀  mg
     ▀ ▀▀▀▀████▓▌ ▀▀ ██▓▀ ▀ ▀▀▀▀▀▀
 ▀ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀   ▀▀▓▀ ▀ ▀▀   ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ ▀
 :: <LEGENDS NEVER DiE> ::: <o4 * 2880> ::
 ▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄

 LEGENDS NEVER DIE:

 Releases:

 SMARTCAM_V11.5-LND 

 One app from LND over the past seven days, possibly feeling the heat of
 increased competition from PWA/SCUM. Still they pick up a high end, good
 quality title in SmartCAM.
 Total: 4/10

  .__________.                     [xx/xx/98]
   \_  ___   )  Da ToP oF Da LiNe!  .___.
 ===/   _/  /=======================/  /=====
 .:/  _____/__./(___.____/\.______./  /_____.
 :/  /__/  .  )  .  )____  )  _   )  /  __  )
 /__/  /  /  /  /  // __  /   /__/  /  /___/:
 .:/  /__/__/__/__/(______\____ /__/_____ /MO
 =/__/========================\/========\/===
 = THE PINNACLES OF RELEASING (C) PNC 95-98 =

 PINNACLE:

 Releases: 

 ReSet2000.v3.0-PNC
 Remote.Worx.v3.0-PNC
 Timeclock.99.v4.42.Plus-PNC
 Compaq.Commerce.Court.Professional.v3.2-PNC
 Summit.Pro.2000-PNC
 Onmark.2000.Assess.v4.0-PNC

 PNC are in a grove of sorts, lack of store titles and commercial software is
 hurting their chances of really pulling in a great title, but they continue
 to get some decent web stuff out. Not quite as decent as PFT at times...
 Compaq Commerce Court is a so-so ecommerce site design package, not exactly
 a favorite of mine due to a poor interface (imo).
 Total: 6/10

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 PREMiERE 1998 RELEASES WITH STYLE [xx/xx/98]
 ────────────────────────────────────────────

 PREMIERE:

 Releases: 

 CyberSpyder.Link.Test.v2.16-PREMiERE
 
 These guys are still alive? Wow!
 Total: 1/10

  _______________ ____________ ____________
  \_    ___      \_  ___      \   ___      \_
 _/      l/       /  l/       /    l/       /
 \______ /       /   /       /____ /       /|
 ======\________/\__________/[om]\________/==
 d(*)d D r i n k   O r   D i e  1 9 9 8 d(*)d
 ===================== [ DOD * xx-xxx-98 ] ==

 DRINK OR DIE:

 Releases: 

 3D_Studio_MAX_R3_Full_Addons-DOD
 ATI_DVD_Player_v3.10_Win9x-DOD
 Character_Studio_for_3DS_MAX_R3_FINAL-DOD
 3DS_MAX_R3_Win9xNT_REAL_FINAL-DOD
 Command_Antivirus_v4.57c1_for_Networks-DOD
 Command_Antivirus_v4.57c1_for_NTws-DOD
 Command_Antivirus_v4.57c1_for_Win9x-DOD
 Command_Antivirus_v4.57c1_for_Win31-DOD

 Last week it was Vet AV, this week it's Command AV... hurah!
 If you expected 3DSMAX 3 from XF or PWA, think again... DOD
 picks up the top release of the week after SGM releases something
 kind of fucked up... however DOD's release needed a fix as well,
 thoughtfully provided by Harvest. On top, the addon package
 is over 100 megs, a pain for analog users. Still, no one can deny
 the importance of this tool in the animation field. Keep in mind this
 program is a H-O-G on system resources, low-end systems don't have a prayer.
 Total: 8/10
  _______________________________[xx/xx]
  \_ _  \_ ____/_ _  \_ ____/ |_\  ___/
  /    _/  ___)/    _/  ___)  | \___  \
 /   |  \_ |  \   |  \  |  \  :  \  :  \
 \___|   /___  \____  \___  \___  \___  \
 ====|__/===\__/===\__/==\__/==\__/==\__/
   REBELS: WE MAKE ALL DAYS PARTY DAYS
   >> RELEASING WITHOUT PERMISSION <<

 REBELS:

 Releases:

 NetTools_Sniffer_Pro_v3.0-RBS
 Shiva_Access_Manager_v4.5p1_Cracked-RBS
 BCL_Magellan_v4.1_for_Acrobat_4-RBS
 ABEL_PLD_DESIGNER_V7.0_LICENSED-RBS
 Graphics_Workshop_Pro_V2.0a_P11_Keymaker-RBS
 HotDocs.Professional.v5.1.RC3-RBS
 Swift_View_V4.2.4_Licensed-RBS
 SYNARIO_BOARD_DESIGNER_V4.11_LICENSED-RBS
 VANTIS_DESIGN_DIRECT_CPLD_V1.1_LICENSED-RBS
 HotDocs.v5.1.RC3-RBS
 Talking.NT.SQL.Online.Credit.Card.Module-RBS
 Mathematica.v4.0-RBS
 Mathematica.v4.0.DIZFIX-RBS
 NAT32.v6.4.5.Build.1066-RBS

 RBS finally gets a good titles in Mathematica 4, in a step away from obscure
 niche apps... they also put out the latest Release Candidate of HotDocs and
 HotDocs Pro. BCL's Magellan is a decent plugin for Acrobat from the makers
 of Freebird and Jade.
 Total: 7/10


  _____ ____________ ____   __________
 /  __/_  ___/\_    \ ___\_/ __/\  ___\_
 \  \  /  _/    /_  /___  /  \   ___   /
  \___/\_____/___\   ____/______/_____/pn
                  \_/                     
 VERSUS:

 Releases: 

 JDESIGNER.PRO.V3.5.ENTEPRISE.EDITION-VERSUS
 Alexsys.Team.98.v6.0-VERSUS

 Two decent releases from VRS, who have been extremely quiet this month...
 hope to see more action out of them soon.
 Total: 3/10

 ..._______________________.___  ____.____... 
 ::/   _______/    ____/   |   \/    |    \:: 
 _/\____    \/    /___/    |    \          \: 
 \      >    \         \         \/     \   \ 
 :\__________/\________/_________/|_____|___/ 
 ::.. .:[ SCUM ]:. .:[SCUM]:. .:[SCUM]:. ..:: 
 ````````````````````````````````````````````
 SCUM:

 Releases: 

 NoEsys.Plus.IDL.v.2.0-SCuM
 TurboCAD.Professional.v6.2.38.1-SCuM
 Silk.Test.v5.0-SCuM
 DataStage.Client.Server.v3.5r2-SCuM
 Solid.View.IGES.v3.31-SCuM
 Solid.View.RP.Master.v3.31-SCuM
 Solid.View.v3.31-SCuM

 Scum takes Solid View again this month,as well as Segue's Silk Test 5, and
 a minor build of IMSI's TurboCAD Pro, one of the weaker CAD packages out
 there (although it is aimed at a more mainstream userbase).
 Total: 7/10

 Only one more byte to crack before...
 ____._____ ____ _____ _____ _ _____ __ ._____
 :::_|_   /  _  \/ _  \/ _  \__\_   \___|    /
 ::/   __/_  /  /  /  /  /  /  _    /  _    /:
 :/   /   / /  /  /  /  /  /   /   /   /   /::
 :\_______\___/\____/\____/\______/________\::
 : \\\\\\\ \\\\ \\\\\ \\\\\ \\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\
 -----------------------------------------wk!-
 
 2000AD:

 Releases: 

 Deerfield.Relayfax.2.0.For.Windows9x-2000AD
 Deerfield.Relayfax.2.0.For.WindowsNT-2000AD
 ISS.Telephoney.Scanner.1.0.For.Windows9x-NT-2000AD
 NewsGrabber.3.0.b1.For.Windows9x-NT-2000AD
 Spector.2.0.For.Windows9x-NT-2000AD
 Illuminatus.4.5.Final.For.Windows9x-NT-2000AD
 SLICK.5.2.006.FOR.WINDOWS9X-NT-2000AD
 GETRIGHT.4.0.B3.FOR.WINDOWS9X-NT-2000AD

 Can't give 2KAD points for Illuminatus as their version was missing
 features, and aside from that there's no standout app this week... hope to
 see some quality out of them soon, otherwise... well read on later.
 Total: 4/10

   _______________________       ____________
 __\    _______/   ______/______/__        /
 \       __/ /     /      \/      /       /
 /_______\  /______________\____ /________\
 -------------------------------\/-----------
  (*) F a t i g u e - Couriers Network (*)
 ___________________________________________.
           
 ________________________________________wK!.


 FATIGUED COURIERS NETWORK:

 Releases:

 TITAN_ACCESS_DEVELOPER_JULY_99_VERSION-FCN
 TITAN_BTRIEVE_DEVELOPER_JULY_99_VERSION-FCN
 TITAN_SQLANYWHERE_DEVELOPER_JULY_99_VERSION-FCN
 LMD_TOOLS_v4.51-FCN
 Paradigm_Entertainment_VisKit_Font_System_v1.0-FCN
 Paradigm_Entertainment_Viskit_v1.2.6-FCN
 Report_Builder_v4.11_For_Delphi4-FCN
 Rubicon_v2.05_For_Delphi-FCN
 VisionTools_OCX_v1.0-FCN

 A bunch of releases to start the week, then after a few days the FCN camp
 went quiet. Lots of Delphi support, and some DB design apps as well, with
 Titan Developer.
 Total: 6/10

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 »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»  
 RADIUM:

 Releases: 

 CD.Architect.v4.0f.july-Radium
 Cubase.VST.v3.70-Radium
 Cubase.VST.v3.70.addons-Radium
 Making.Waves.v1.95-Radium
 Quartz.DX.Plugin.Pack.1-Radium
 Quartz.DX.Plugin.Pack.2-Radium
 Quartz.DX.Plugin.Pack.3-Radium
 StageResearch.SFX.Pro.v5.40a-Radium
 Tsunami.Pro32.v1.4d-Radium
 Ultrafunk.Sonitus.FX.pack.v1.0-Radium

 Well since I continually have promised to do an indepth review of some RDM
 releases and haven't, I'll just say this... it will happen, when I get time
 and see some that catch my interest. CD Architect is actually one of those,
 but I've used it in the past and I'd rather check out some stuff I haven't
 tried before.
 Total: 6/10

 ____________________________________________
 
    __________/\________/\______/\_______/\
    \    __    /   __    /  __    \  _____/
    /   /__/  /   /__/  /  /__/   /\___   \
   /    _____/     ____/         /         )
  /____/    /___\     \\________/_________/
  -s8RO-- -the.\_____\.professionals-- -
 ____________________________________________

 THE PROFESSIONALS:

 Releases:

 Artisoft.BizFax.v1.1.038.Retail-PROS

 After a decent start, PROS seems to be fading... one minor
 title...
 Total: 1/10

 HARVEST:

 Releases:

 54.UNRELEASED.REM.INFOGRAFICA.MAX.MODELS-HARVEST
 KINETIX.3DMAX.3.0.FIX-HARVEST
 PARADIGM.MULTIGEN.CREATOR.V.2.2.1-HARVEST
 DIGITAL.FUSION.POST.V2.52.UPDATE-HARVEST
 SISYPHUS.DRUID.V.1.0.FOR.3DSMAX2.x-HARVEST

 Harvest showed a lot of class in releasing a fix for DOD's 3DSMAX
 without a fuss or an ego trip... unlike certain other individuals
 ragging on DOD for the required fix... considering the amount of
 fixes required over in the games camp at times, I'd say we're pretty
 lucky, and on large apps that require so much testing... quit yer
 whining.
 Total:  6/10

 New this week: N/A

 Idle this week: RiSE (RIP???)

 TRPS is gone from the list, at least until they show they can release some
 utils that aren't crap, minor versions, etc... 2KAD may follow... time to
 trim the fat, what can I say, I'm lazy and there's too many groups on the
 list!

 Next week I'll be a tad more in-depth, Blitz and those other punks were
 impatient this time 'round <g>.

                                                                    - Bud
=----------------------------------=--------------------------------------=

=---------[ Koka's Wacky Cracking Section ]----------=


        Here we go, I am gonna try to make the scene people pay a bit more 
more attention into the cracking scene, so here comes my report. I will be
rating each group and it's releases, with a ranking of them all on the end
of the report, based on my rating and the points I gave,.  I am only going
to report  the top  10 cracking  groups of  the week,  but if you  (REALLY
REALLY)  want your group  to be reviewed,  bug me on irc and I  will think
about it :P
        If you have any suggestions, msg me on irc. Thanks :)
        Kudos to Sketch/THD for helping me out with my english. Thanx bro!
        Special Thanks to Bladey/DSi, for helping me with some stuff here. :)


Week is based from 18/07 to 24/07.


* - Keygens are highly rewarded for the pointing system.

Groups:

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 │ █ █▀▀▀█▄ █ ▀▀ █ ▄▀▀  ▄▀▀  █▀▀█ ▀▀▀▄ █  █ █
 │ █ ██▄▄▄▀ ▀▄██ █▌█▄██ █▄██ █ ██ █ ██ ██▄▀ █
 │ ▀▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▀
 │ ····■■ d r e s s e d  t o  k i l l ■■····
 ╘════════════════════════════════════──────·
 ·released: 00/00/00            Disk [xx/00]·
 ╘══════════════════════════════════════════╛

		[- BLIZZARD -]
		.------------.


  Releases:

  072499   MP3.List.Maker.3.2b.registered			    01
  072499   See.Mail.v3.5.win9xNT				    01
  072399   ESafe.Protect.v2.1.16.keygen.fix			    01
  072399   ConnectPal.Professional.v6.40.keygen.only		    01
  072399   Electrical.Calculations.v2.22.Cracked		    01
  072199   Mp3.CD.Maker.v1.12                                   (NUKED)
  072099   AllerSoft.FloatSaver.v2.61.power.edition.reg         (NUKED)
  072099   Internet.Shop.Maker.v1.8.regged			    03
  071999   Search.Replace.v7.3.Cracked				    01
  071999   Autoinsult.v3.31.Cracked				    01
  071999   Urly.Bird.v1.09.incl.keygen				    01
  071899   Kyodai.Mahjongg.Real.v9.21.incl.Keygen		    01
  071899   WinRescue.95.v9.07.Regged				    01
  071899   Proxy.Checker.v1.02.win9xNT.registered		    01
  071899   CLR.Tabs.To.Spaces.v1.11.cracked			    01
  071899   Amazin.Spispopd.v1.4.Hamumu.Software.registered	    01


  16 releases, 2 nukes. BLZ slowing and slowing every week, probably
  gone to summer. Most regged releases, with not many keygens. From the
  list, I pick up WinRescue and Electrictal Calculator as their two best
  releases this week.

  Total:
  08 Releases - Cracked/Regged
  02 Releases - Included Keygen
  01 Releases - Keygen Only
  02 Releases - Nuked

  Points:  7.5/10
  

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 /    _____\_   ___    \_____   \    _____/
/     \      \    _\    /   /   /__    __\___
\____________/__________\___\____  \________/
+-ds-----------+ C.O.R.E..9.9 +- \_/ -------+

		[- CORE -]
		.--------.

  Releases:        

  072499   Quick.Dialer.v3.02.Win9xNT.Keymaker.Only		    01
  072399   Trains.99.v1.6.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker                     02
  072399   NJStar.Communicator.v2.1.FIXED.Win9xNT.Keymaker.Only     01
  072199   WinBowl.Tenpin.League.Manager.v1.8.4.Win9xNT.Regged      01
  072199   Communicate.Pro.v2.0.886.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker           05
  072199   Crossword.Construction.Kit.98.v3.1a.Win9xNT.Regged       01
  072199   Word.Search.Construction.Kit.98.v3.0f.Win9xNT.Regged     01
  072199   Macro.Express.99.v1.6i.Win9xNT.Keyfile.Regged            01
  072199   ShortKeys.98.v1.6b.Win9xNT.Keyfile.Regged                01
  072199   NT.Mail.v4.30a.With.JUCE.Virus.Scanner.WinNT.Keymaker    01
  072099   MailAlert.v2.20.45.REPACK.Win9xNT.Keymaker.Only          01
  071999   MailAlert.v2.20.45.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker                 01


  12 releases total, 0 nukes. CORE still putting out their keygens, with
  the majority of the releases being keygens. I pick up ShortKeys and
  Macro Express as the best two releases. Come on guys, lets do a bit
  harder, we know you can :)


  Total:
  05 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  03 Releases - Included Keygen
  04 Releases - Keygens Only
  00 Releases - Nuked

  Points:  7.5/10


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|\__       \___ _  ||   \____.  ____|:   __/,  `\_   \Ex0 |
|  ||  |______/'|   |_  |/  ||____ \\   ||  _   ||    |99.|
|  |   |   |    | ,---\     |    |  |   |   |    |_   |___|
|   \______|____|// `\ ,----'`---.__/___|___|-._  /'_____/|
| :) Crystal file.id. \|   Date [00/00/00]   .. \/ Crystal|

		       [- CRYSTAL -]
		       .-----------.

  Releases:

  072499   Taskmaster98.Pro.v1.6.3				    06
  072499   A2Z.Hangman.v3.20					    01
  072499   Let.Me.Type.v1.73.Keygen.Only			    01
  072399   Speaking.Calendar.v1.3.6				    03
  072399   URL.Starter.v1.00					    05
  072199   WindowShares.v1.1					    02
  072199   CompU.Lock.v3.25					    04
  072199   Code.Co-op.v2.1					    01
  072199   Simple.Loan.Calculator.v2.1.1			    02
  072099   Bitmap.Shrinker.1.02.Keygen.Only			    01
  072099   Smart.Text.Finder.v3.1				    03
  071999   Letter.Chase.Typing.Tutor.v3.5			    02
  071899   Complete.Cleanup.v4.15				    01
  071899   URL.Spider.Pro.v1.74					    01
  071899   GN.Midfmt.v1.0					    01
  071899   Pyrotech.Mediabuilder.v1.0.Keygen.Only	 	    01
  071899   GN.Know.v1.01					    01
  071899   Descramble.Pal.v1.2					    01
  071899   Eyes.and.Ears.v1.4.8					    02


  19 releases, 0 nukes. Not an impressive week, and not many keygens
  as well, but they're still around showing some work. Smart text finder
  was a nice title. Not many news around them as well, except that their
  WHQ is back in full force.

  Total:
  16 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  00 Releases - Included Keygen
  03 Releases - Keygens Only
  00 Releases - Nuked

  Points:  8.0/10

 
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	          [-   DSI   -]
		  .-----------.

  Releases:

  072499   Slow.Speed.CD.Transcriber.v1.18b			    01
  072499   Inet.Stat.v1.2.Incl.Keygen				    01
  072499   Personal.Listserver.v1.12				    01
  072499   Telmek_Heat_System_v1.0                              (NUKED)
  072399   Backup.Plus.v.5.3.Win9xNT				    01
  072399   Visual.Methodos.v.1.1				    01
  072299   OBasic97_v97.034					    01
  072299   Night.Vision.v2.01					    01
  072199   Pintar.VirtuaLab.Electricity.v.1.2			    01
  072199   Pintar.VirtuaLab.Electronics.v.1.0			    01
  072199   Pintar.VirtuaLab.Mechanics.v.1.0			    01
  072199   Pintar.VirtuaLab.Molecules.v.1.0			    01
  072199   The.Fast.PC.Linker.III.v3.59				    01
  072199   Create.Install.v3.38.read.nfo			    01
  072099   AbsoluteFTP.1.6					    01
  072099   Alot.Nanny.1.0.licences.only				    01
  072099   My.Math.Sheets.v1.5.incl.keygen			    01
  072099   Water.Wall.v.3.0.5					    01
  071999   Matcom.4.5.Final.for.Visual.C.PLUS.PLUS		    01
  071999   Matcom.4.5.Final.for.Borland.C.Plus.Plus		    01
  071999   CD.Spectrum.PRO.v3.5.3501.regged			    01
  071999   RadioSim.4.0					 	    01
  071999   AI.Picture.Utility.v3.5.22.incl.keygen		    01

  
  23 releases, 0 nuke. I gotta say Sorry to Bladey, because I couldnt do
  the report last week, and that was just when DSi released madly.. sorry. ;]
  Those Matcom stuff are great. They are worth 3000$.. We dont see those
  price ranges everyday on the cracking scene, eheheh.. Radiosim is a great
  title as well.. The news for them is that they recently picked up Sick,
  GenesisP and Xavier.. Also, HOG dropped them to pick up HLM.. and DSI
  got  NF/RT, which are two good sites. Bladey and rase, keep the work going.
  

  Total:
  18 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  03 Releases - Included Keygen
  00 Releases - Keygens Only
  01 Releases - Nuked

  Points:  8.0/10

  ______._____.___._( ).______._______.______.
 /   __/     /   /    /   __  /   ___/_   __/
(    __)    (   (__   \   ____)____    )  __)
 \     \     \     \   \     \        /     \
  \_____\_____\_____\___\_____\______/_______\
     /srT8/   . ..E.C.L.i.P.S.E.. .

		[- ECLIPSE -]
		.-----------.

  Releases:

  071999   AI.Picture.Utility.v3.5.22.incl.keygen		    01
  072499   Synapsa.VisiTrax.v1.23.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen		    01
  072499   Gallery.Maker.v1.0.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		    01
  072499   Windows.Security.Officer.v3.7.4.1.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen    01
  072499   Lingua.v2.0.Win9xNT.REGGED				    01
  072399   COMplete.v2.7.Win9xNT.REGGED				    04
  072399   Teach2000.v2000.2.Win9xNT.REGGED			    01	
  072399   Screen.Lock.v5.6.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only			    01
  072399   Page.Porthole.32-bit.1.0.Cracked			    01
  072399   EasyCom.v2.10.Win9xNT.Cracked			    01
  072299   Polysoft.Cryptedit.v2.12.SR2.Win9XNT.Incl.KeyGen	    01
  072199   Polysoft.Cryptedit.v2.12.SR2.Win9XNT.Incl.KeyGen	    01
  072199   KClock.v1.0.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen			    01
  072199   Horse.Racing.v2.5.Win9xNT.REGGED			    01
  072199   Synapsa.VisiTrax.v1.22.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen		    01
  072199   EuroPlus.v1.0.1.Win9xNT.REGGED			    01
  072199   NewsPro.v1.7.0.5.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only			    01
  072199   WeatherXpress.v1.8.9.Win9xNT.REGGED		  	    04
  072199   Familar.v1.2D.Win9xNT.CRACKED			    01
  072099   Hiled.v2.1.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only			    01
  072099   Logmine.v1.0.r18.Win9xNT.REGGED			    01


  20 releases,  0 nukes. With lots of keygens, They are still releasing well,
  but not as madly as on the past weeks. Though the group seems to be getting
  established and organizated right now. Recently, Flu[X] (Former CORE/TNO
  and DNG)joined them, and i believe it will improve their team a lot.
  Screenlock and Europlus are their two best titles.

  Total:
  10 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  07 Releases - Included Keygen
  04 Releases - Keygens Only
  00 Releases - Nuked

  Points:  8.5/10



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█▄ ▓▓██▌░ ▐▓▓███ ▓█▌   ░ ▓▓██ ░ ░▐▓▓██ ▐▌
 ▐▌▐▓▓██▄▄▄    ▄▄██      ▀▀██▌░  ▓▓██▌ █
  █ ▓▓██    ░ ▐▓▓█▌  ▓▓███▌▐██ ░▐▓▓██ ▐▌
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   █ ▓▓██    ▐▓██▌  ▄▄████▀▀ ██ ▄▄▄▄▄▄█
   █▄▄▄▄▄▄██ ▓▓███▀▀▀▀▀ ▄▄▄█▄▄▄▄█ rb!
           █▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█▀▀▀▀▀
(00/00/00)           F A L L E N   ' 9 9

	      [- FALLEN  -]
	      .-----------.


  Releases:

  072399   WinChime.v2.5.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker (NUKED)
  072499   AfterHours.v2.01.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker		    01
  072299   Bootmanager.Bootstar.v5.02.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen	    01
  072499   Chart.Your.Speedwork.v1.02.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker	    01
  072499   HRM.Analyzer.v1.0.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker		    01
  072299   Infotree32.v3.5.5.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen		    01
  072299   Infotree32.XT.v1.4.Win9XNT.Incl.Keygen		    02
  072399   MouSing.v2.3.Win9xNT.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072499   My.Biorhythms.1.0.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		    01
  072399   PCL.WinPaper.v1.4c.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker		    01
  072399   RecAll.PRO.v1.1.Win9xNT.Keymaker.Only		    01
  072499   Reclip.2000.v2.0.Regged				    01
  072299   Screen.Lock.v5.6.Win9xNT.Regged			    01
  072399   ShortCut.v5.0.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker			    01
  072399   TelSrv.v1.5.Win9xNT.Regged				    01
  072499   The.Training.Diary.v3.02.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker	    03
  072499   The.Triathlon.Diary.v3.02.Win9xNT.Incl.Keymaker	    03
  072399   VCRadio.v1.2a.Win9xNT.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072399   WaveSong.v2.4.Win9xNT.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072399   WeatherXpress.v1.8.9.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		    01


  20 releases,  no nukes. 80% being keygens.. That was nice, the nicest
  week of Fallen I would say. Lets keep that up, guys.. I Stick with
  InfoTree, VCRadio, and WaveSong as their best titles. Bad news is that
  FLN might slow down a bit from now on since Slask isnt home anymore.

  Total:
  03 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  10 Releases - Included Keygen
  06 Releases - Keygens Only
  01 Releases - Nuked

  Points: 9.0/10



		[- HARLEM -]
		.-----------.

  Releases:

  072399   WeatherXpress.v1.8.9.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		    01
  072499   MailBell.v1.12.Cracked                               (NUKED)
  072499   Zymotic.Pong.v2.0.incl.Keygen			    01
  072399   TalkMail.Messaging.Server.v3.5.01.Cracked		    05
  072399   SierraChart.v3.12.Cracked				    01
  072399   LetMeType.v1.73.Cracked				    01
  072299   DiskVision.v1.1.Cracked				    01
  072299   DameWare.Active.Component.Pack.8.v1.0.1.8.incl.Keymaker  01
  072299   DameWare.Active.Component.Pack.5.v1.0.1.8.incl.Keymaker  01
  072299   DameWare.Active.Component.Pack.7.v1.0.1.8.incl.Keymaker  01
  072299   DameWare.Active.Component.Pack.6.v1.0.1.8.incl.Keymaker  01
  072299   DameWare.Active.Component.Pack.4.v1.0.1.8.incl.Keymaker  01
  072299   DameWare.Active.Component.Pack.2.v1.0.1.8.incl.Keymaker  01
  072299   Dialog-Medien.ACM.ActiveX.v1.3.Regged 		    01
  072299   Dialog-Medien.ACD.Write.activeX.v1.1.Regged              01
  072199   AON.v7.81.Cracked 				 	    01
  072199   Pagoo.v4.2.Cracked 					    01
  072199   ShowDep.v3.0.Cracked					    01
  072199   123.Passwords.98.v.1.0.cracked			    01
  072099   PhotoActive.FX.II.v1.0				    16
  072099   PhotoActive.FX.I.v1.2				    16
  072099   Plus.Pack.95.98.v1.0					    09
  072099   G-tune.v1.2.Cracked					    01
  072099   Sweep.Tree.v1.0.Cracked				    01
  072099   Dialog.Medien.ACD.ActiveX.v1.31.Regged		    01
  071999   Pentano.v1.0.Regged					    01
  071999   JPEG.Wizard.v1.2.Regged				    02
  071999   Webpage.Creator.For.Dummies.v1.15.1.Cracked		    01
  071999   WebSpeak.v1.0.2.REGGED.REPACK			    02
  071999   DiskState.v.1.14c.Cracked				    01
  071999   NetMailshar.v2.5.Cracked				    01
  071999   Hesperus.v1.4.Cracked				    02
  071899   DiskLock.v2.0.Cracked				    01
  071899   UniCompare.v1.0.Cracked				    01
  071899   Going.Postal.v1.0.Cracked				    01
  071899   Genius.v2.7.Cracked					    01
  071899   AnswerChase.v1.2.Regged				    03


  36 releases, 01 nukes. Some keygens, but not the majority. Though HLM is
  having their best days i believe. 36 releases is more than 5 releases per
  day, which is considered a lot, even on cracking groups. They recently
  picked Darkie, former DARKSTAR, and the site HOG as their new WHQ. Keep
  the job up with HLM, senator.. From their releases, I Suggest WebSpeak and
  G-Tune. They're good stuff.

  Total:
  28 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  07 Releases - Included Keygen
  00 Releases - Keygens Only
  01 Releases - Nuked
  
  Points: 9.0/10
  
___ _ __________ ____________ ____ _____ ___
\__\\_\_______  \__ _ ______/___  \_ __//__/
;;;;;;; /   \/   \\   ____/    /   \\ mg/SAC
-)--- _/    /      \_  \_/   -/      \_ --(-
;;;;; \____/_ _   _//_  /______ _   _// ;;;;
[00/00/00]/________/==\/====/________//[MFD]
=[X]==][= MANiFEST DESTiNY RELEASE =][==[X]=

		[-   MFD   -]
		.-----------.


  Releases:

  072399   SmartStart.2.0.b1					    01
  072299   PC.Remote.v1.0					    01
  072299   More.Space.99.v3.0d					    01
  072299   Jet.Color.v1.20					    01
  072199   Pfafinder.v1.5					    01
  072199   Visible.Advantage.v7.2.105				    05
  072199   Help.Magician.Pro.v4.51.029			  	    03
  072099   Visible.Advantage.v7.2.109				    01
  072099   Help.Magician.Pro.v4.51.029				    01
  072099   WebTrends.Security.Analyzer.v2.1b.8101		    08
  072099   Cotton.Calander.v1.0					    01
  072099   Super.Text.Search.2.1				    01
  072099   FontLook.v3.4					    01
  072099   Directory.Snoop.v3.0					    01
  072099   Directory.Compare.v1.3				    01
  071999   Ability.Office98.v1.0.37				    12
  071999   Mastak.Bookmarker.v1.1.27			            01
  071999   Impact.Fax.On.Demand.And.From.The.Web.Multiport.v3.70    10
  071999   Comm-DRV.LIB.v17.0					    01
  071999   Zip-n-Send.v1.1.Incl.Keygen				    01
  071999   PhotoGIF.v1.0					    01
  071999   Virtual.Vault.v1.0					    01
  071899   Human.Resource.Suite.v6.0				    08
  071899   UNRAVEL.2000.For.C.And.C.Plus.Plus.v2.1.37		    10
  071899   Vivatexte.Multipage.Browser.SDK.v2.1			    01
  071899   Small.Office.Scan.Tools.v1.20			    16
  071899   Art-Copy.v5.20					    05
  071899   DrDOC.v1.02						    01
  071899   WebAndSee.v1.10				  	    01
  071899   HappyIcon.v1.04					    01
  071899   Proxy.Checker.v1.02                                  (NUKED)
  071899   Chord.Wizard.v1.5a					    01
  071899   Meta.Builder.v4.1.0					    01
  071899   TextBridge.Pro.Business.Edition.v9.04		    18
 

  34 releases, 1 nuke. Only one keygen, and a bunch of utils, besides the
  normal cracking. Lots of good titles though, like Ability Office98, Unravel
  2000, etc.. Bad news is that Jog recently left for Dsi.

  Total:
  32 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  01 Releases - Included Keygen
  00 Releases - Keygens Only
  01 Releases - Nuked
  
  Points: 8.5/10

		[-  PHASE  -]
		.-----------.

  Releases:

  072499   Lingua.v2.0.Win9xNT.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072399   Firehand.Ember.Pro.v3.9.5.Win9x.NT.Cracked		    01
  072399   LFNit.v3.3.Win9x.NT.Cracked				    01
  072299   Stickies.v3.2.Win9x.NT.Incl.Keygen			    01
  072099   PINGnPAGE.v1.1.Win9x.NT.Regged			    01
  072099   Tweaki.for.Power.Users.v2.2.Win9x.NT.Incl.Keygen	    01
  071999   SecondU.v1.06.Win9x.NT.Regged			    01
  071899   Internet.Anywhere.Mail.Server.v2.3.1.Win9x.NT.Cracked (NUKED)

  
  NEW Group in report, phase didnt have a very good week. Only 3 keygens
  and 8 releases with one nuke :[.. Firehand is a very popular release, 
  Lets hope they will improve a bit next week.

  Total:
  04 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  02 Releases - Included Keygen
  01 Releases - Keygens Only
  01 Releases - Nuked
  
  Points: 6.5/10


		[- PROPHECY -]
		.-----------.

  Releases:

  072499   ScholarSoft.Pack.It.v1.3.Official.Release.Incl.Keymaker  01
  072499   ScholarSoft.Biblio2.v1.3.Official.Release.Incl.Keymaker  02
  072499   CFA.Installer32.v3.34.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072499   ScholarSoft.Flash.v1.3.Official.Release.Incl.Keymaker    01
  072499   ScholarSoft.ScholarSuite.2000.v1.3.Keymaker.Only	    01
  072499   Laser.Trace.v2.91.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072399   UK.Speaking.Clock.v4.2.0.Keymaker.Only		    01
  072399   Cyber-Info.Webmail.Notify.v3.2a.Keymaker.Only	    01
  072399   FunMemo.v1.2.Keymaker.Only				    01
  072299   Cyber-Info.Webmail.Notify.v3.2.Keymaker.Only		    01
  072299   Multi.Clipboard.v9.08.01.Keymaker.Only		    01
  072299   32Bit.FTP.v9.08.01.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072299   MetaMaximizer.v2.0.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072299   OVAL.Notes.v1.4.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072299   Alot.Nanny.v1.0.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072199   Cyber-Info.Webmail.Notify.v3.1.Keymaker.Only	 	    01
  072199   CFA.Installer32.v3.32.Keymaker.Only			    01
  072099   BestFTP.Explorer.v2000.0.incl.Serial                 (NUKED)
  072099   CPUCool.v2.2.8.Keymaker.Only				    01
  071999   Schedule.v3.2.13c.Keymaker.Only			    01
  071899   Thesaurus.Magic.v3.0.1.Incl.Keymaker			    01
  071899   YTS.Words.Suite.v3.0.1.Incl.Keymaker			    05
  071899   Spell.Magic.v3.0.1.Incl.Keymaker			    01
  071899   SunRav.TestOffice.v1.10.Keymaker.Only		    01


  Another addition this week, the group specialized in keygens.. They did
  23 keygens!! Thats very good! Probably one of the top groups of the
  moment. Keep up the good work guys. For the titles, I pick up Those
  ScholarSoft ones.
  

  Total:
  00 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  06 Releases - Included Keygen
  17 Releases - Keygens Only
  01 Releases - Nuked

  Points: 9.0/10
  

		[-  ORION   -]
		.------------.

  Releases:

  071899 AnswerChase.v1.2.Regged				    03
  072499 Top.Dog.v5.2.0.2816.Win9xNT				    01
  072399 Zoom.tools.16bit.v1.3                                  (NUKED)
  072399 FreeON.v4.23.Win9xNT				 	    01
  072399 AI.Picture.Explorer.v2.6.54.Win9xNT			    01
  072299 FreeON.v4.23.Win9xNT                                   (NUKED)              
  072299 DLL.Explorer.v2.2.1.Win9xNT				    01
  072199 Penny.Pincher.v2.0.Win9xNT				    01
  072099 WinVrs.v3.20.4				 	 	    08
  072099 FreeON.v4.21.Win9xNT					    01
  071999 Musician.Cd.Player.v1.67				    01
  071899 Serpik.Graphs.Graphing.v1.21				    01


  Not a very good week from Orion, but they are still there. Musician CD
  Player and WinVRS are the best from their releases. The group seems to be
  idling a bit, but we understand, it's summer. :P Their recently lost their
  WCHQ which went down for good, and Sixbones has joined their team.

  Total:
  09 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  00 Releases - Included Keygen
  00 Releases - Keygens Only
  02 Releases - Nuked
 
  Points:  6.0/10


-+-[.x.] Pirates Gone Crazy [.x.]-+-
    
 |   (00.00.00) -/\- (xx/00)      |
 :  _______/\___________________  :
 .  \___    \\      //        //  .
   sL /    -  \  ___//  |_____/_
 .   //  \____/ |   \\  |     //  .
 :  //    \\    |   \\        /   :
 | /_______\__________\  ____/abs |
 :                     \/         :
-+-[.x.] Keep it kicking!!! [.x.]-+-
 :                                :
	   [-   PGC   -]
           .-----------.

  Releases:

  072399   Audio.Tools.v2.5.Keygen.Only				    01
  072399   BMP.To.Ico.v3.1.1.Incl.Keygen			    01
  072399   CHAIN.LINK.v1.2.3.Incl.Keygen			    01
  072399   Ultra.Lott.v5.2.Cracked				    01
  072399   Audiotools.v2.5.Cracked				    01
  072399   ICO.EDIT.v1.51.Incl.Keygen				    01
  072299   Time.On.Line.v3.6.1.Incl.Keygen			    01
  072199   Image.Eye.v4.1.CRACKED				    01
  072199   Pentango.v1.1.Keygen.Only				    01
  072099   Anti-Bo.v1.5b.Incl.Keygen                            (NUKED)
  072099   JPEG.Wizard.v1.2.Incl.KeygenPatch			    01
  071999   Desktop.Forecast.v1.23.Regged			    01
  071999   Visual.Database.Designer.v1.0.Cracked		    01
  071999   ABix.v3.01.Regged					    01
  071999   Dameware.Ping.1.4.1.8.Incl.KeyFile			    01
  071999   Dameware.NTFS.Security.v1.5.0.8.Cracked		    01
  071899   XReminder.Pro.v2.6.Cracked				    01
  071899   WinSafe.98.v2.7.01.REGGED				    01


  18 releases, 1 nuke. The Group still doing pretty well, but arent they
  into keygens anymore? :\ They still got 7 though.. WinSafe and AudioTools
  are good stuff. They also lost their WCHQ (the site used to dual with
  ORN (!!!!)), which went down for good. Keep the group going, Lith2 :]
  

  Total:
  10 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  05 Releases - Included Keygen
  02 Releases - Keygens Only
  01 Releases - Nuked

  Points:  8.0/10


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└────────────────────── ▀▓ ────────────┘

            [-   TNO   -]
	    .-----------.


  Releases:

  072499   Speak.Lite.v1.0.15.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		    01
  072399   Talisman.v1.3b.Full.Install.READ.NFO.Win9xNT.incl.Keygen 01
  072399   CyberMatrix.Meeting.Manager.v1.43.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only    01
  072199   WindowBlinds.v0.96.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		    01
  072199   FastStats.v2.65.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		 	    01
  072199   Simple.DNS.Plus.v1.04.03.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		    01
  072199   CamSnap.v6.3.0.1.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen			    01
  072199   AbsoluteFTP.v1.6.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only			    01
  071899   Hotline.Server.v1.5.5r3.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		    01
  071899   BBFinder.v3.10.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen			    01
  071899   Find.It.Now.v1.28.Win9xNT.Keygen.Only		    01
  071899   NetTalk.v2.31.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen			    01
  071899   FinePrint.v3.60.Enterprise.Edition.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen   01
  071899   Briefcase.Plus.v1.2.02.Win9xNT.Incl.Keygen.Read.NFO      01
  071899   FinePrint.v3.60.WinNT.Incl.Keygen			    01
  071899   FinePrint.v3.60.Win9x.Incl.Keygen			    01


  16 releases, 0 nukes. All of them being keygens.. Thats Nice! They released
  a new BriefCase, and it seems that the CiA rls of some time ago was fake.
  FastStats and CamSnap are also good releases.

  Total:
  00 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  08 Releases - Included Keygen
  08 Releases - Keygens Only
  00 Releases - Nuked

  Points:  8.5/10
 
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    	        [-   UCF   -]
	        .-----------.

 Releases:

  072199   4DiskClean.V1.3.KEYGEN_ONLY				    01
  072099   File.Compare.ALL.VERSiON.KEYGEN			    01
  072099   SnagIt.32.V4.3.4.INCL.KEYGEN				    01
  072099   Debugger.Pro.V1.0.KEYGEN				    01


  4 releases, 0 nuke. Yeah UCF back active. Er, not that Active. :\
  SnagIt was their best title.. But if you are cracker check this keygen for
  Debugger Pro, it's well-done. Lets hope they can do better next week
  and not idle like they did this one. :]

  Total:
  00 Releases - Regged/Cracked
  01 Releases - Included Keygen
  03 Releases - Keygens Only
  00 Releases - Nuked

  Points: 05/10


                     [-  WEEKLY RANKING  -]
                     .--------------------.

                      1.    PROPHECY    9.0
                      2.    FALLEN      9.0
                      3.    HARLEM      9.0
                      4.    ECLIPSE     8.5
                      5.    TNO         8.5
                      6.    MFD         8.5
                      7.    DSI         8.0
                      8.    PGC         8.0
                      9.    CRYSTAL     8.0
                     10.    BLIZZARD    7.5
                     11.    CORE        7.5
                     12.    PHASE       6.5
                     13.    ORION       6.0
                     14.    UCF         5.0


   NEW this week: PHASE & PROPHECY
   IDLE this week: None



   This week goes to PROPHECY! Yeah, Fallen and Harlem also had the same
   points quantity, though Prophecy owned by having the more quantity of
   keygens (23!), which gives them more Points.. Lets hope the competition
   will stay like this, and I will see you again next week. Bye!


							   -/- Koka


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=---------[ VCD Group and Movie Reviews ]----------=

VCD Group and Movie Review

We would like to begin by explaining some of the common terms used in VCD 
releasing. These formats are:

CAM - A cam is usually a handheld camera snuck into a full theatre. The base 
is shaky, the audio is poor, you can hear people laughing and talking. A cam 
is distinguishable  by usually  having a combination of all three or more of 
these flaws. Most sites nuke cams for their general poor quality.

Workprint - An early release of a movie.  These are usually stolen  or leaked 
copies of movies that have made their way onto  VCD from VHS or a  variety of 
other sources. These will usually contain running time codes as well as other 
identifying  marks used in  movie production.  The quality on  these can vary 
from bad to very good depending on the quality of the source material used to 
encode the VCD.  Note: This category is  also used for very  bad screeners or 
copies of movies that just didn't fit into any of the other categories due to
defects or problems with the quality of the VCD's audio/video image.

Telesync - Basically a very good Cam. A steady base such as a  tripod is used, 
the  theatre is empty or  very close to empty, and the audio and video are up 
to par. Although, you can usually detect some  flaw with a TS.  You may see a 
random head pop up, the screen edges are noticable, or the audio isn't always 
crystal clear. While not perfect, the quality in general of a telesync ranges 
from good to  very good and is  usually the first  type of VCD  made of a new 
movie.

Screeners - These are the top quality VCDs. They can be in  either widescreen 
(letterbox) or in full-screen (pan and scan) with excellent audio  and video. 
These are made from video distributors demo tapes,  reviewers copies, insider 
copies of the film or from any number of sources. Most screeners will contain 
"1-800-NO-COPIES" or "Property of.." messages somewhere in the film, but it's 
not a  requirement  to fit  into the  screener  category.  These most closely 
resemble a VHS or LaserDisc copy of the movie. They're easily identifiable by 
their top quality.

=----------------------------------=-------------------------------------=

Ryche's Really Biased VCD Group Report #18

We're back hippies! The NWR staff finally got off its ass and put out an issue
and I'm right there with them with my Woodstock edition of the VCD Group
report. Burn, baby. Burn. The report will be a little thin lately, with the
VCD pack thinning out and VCD-Europe and EViLISO doing the majority of the
releases. Guess the other groups just either didn't survive, couldn't keep up,
or basically sucked the big one to begin with. Ce'st la vie.

In case your a new reader, we don't list DVD-Rips or the crap Cams because
they're nuked to eliminate thier distribution. Why? Well.. that's a good
question. And I'm here with the answers.  A DVD-Rip is a sneaky dupe of a
screener released after the movie has already reached commercial distribution
on VHS/DVD. DVD is MPEG2, VCD is MPEG1. When you encode a DVD to VCD format,
you are just making a screener that has already been released. Screeners are
originally sourced from VHS, Laserdisc, and even DVD anyway. Just because it
says DVD-RIP doesn't mean superior quality. Most of the groups doing DVD-Rips
are using shit capture cards they bought for under $400 dollars and your
letting this crap stay on your sites. I pity stupid siteops and nukers. Cams,
not to much to say there. Bad audio, Bad sound, nuke 'em. Thank you and drive
thru.

Releases for the week of July 20, 1999 to July 26, 1999

072199 - Cookie's Fortune - Screener - VCD-Europe
[NUKED] -072199 - Luminous Vision - Screener - DVNVCD
072199 - Playing By Heart - Screener EViLISO
072299 - My Favorite Martain - Telesync - VCD-Europe
072399 - Muppets From Space - Telesync - EViLISO
072499 - Eyes Wide Shut - Telesync - VCD-Europe
072499 - EdTV No Subtitles - Screener - EViLISO
072599 - Lady of the Lake - Screener - EViLISO
072699 - Analyze This No Subtitles - Screener - TWCiSO

Special Mention: 

072499 - Woodstock.99.KORN.ROCKS-DVNVCD 


VCD-Europe

The europeans are doing well lately. Thier release output has increased and so
have thier egos. I guess it just comes with the territory. Cookie's Fortune,
has Liv Tyler, that's a plus. Got good reviews, uh huh. It's comedy/mystery
about a crime that happens (or didn't happen) in a small town with interesting
characters. Robert Altman directed. My Favorite Martian is my candidate for
one of the worst movies of the year. Eyes Wide Shut was the hottest title of
the week, but in my opinion it's a HORRIBLE movie. Sure it's got naked chicks,
and a little Nicole Kidman flesh, but the movie drags and the story is boring.
One thing a few people have pointed out to me about the Telesync though, is
that they claim there are missing minutes. Lelee Sheboski is nowhere to be
seen (chick who looks like the young Mad About You chick) and that the total
running time for the movie is supposed to be 153 minutes for the US version
which would not fit on 2 CD's no matter how hard you tried. I haven't seen
the theatrical version so I cant confim WHICH scenes are missing but the VCD
is not complete apparently.

Total Points - 3.5 Points


EViLISO

Playing By Heart is a movie about romance and these people in Los Angeles who
are all connected in some way. Has Angelina Jolie (the Hackers chick) though.
Muppets From Space, is full of so much sexual imagery that it should've been
rated NC-17. I was shocked and appaled to see all those hand puppets only half
dressed. Ms. Piggy is a hottie by the way. EdTV, this time without subtitles.
Thank god. WTF is Lady of the Lake? I've been asked this a million times. It's
a cheap horror movie put out by Fangoria magazine about a guy who inherits a
house with a lake haunted by a gypsy chick. If it weren't for My Favorite
Martian, this would've been the worst movie of the weeek.

Total Points - 4 Points


DVNVCD

No, these aren't the Deviance people. They're the VCD arm of Divine and they
specialize in crap. Luminous Visions is an animated movie, and it's on video.
Go rent it for a dollar if you want to see it. They did HOWEVER, release the
one thing that may have garnered them a little of respect, even if most sites
did nuke it for being a music video. The Korn performance from Woodstock was
just about the main highlight (besides MTV running scared when people tried to
set them on fire) of the entire weekend. Grab it if you can find it.

Total - 1 Point


TWCiSO

This group seems to be trying to break into the real VCD scene, but just isn't
going to make it releasing the stuff that they do. After the Midsummer Night's
Dream fiasco last week (they released the old version), they've gone about
hopefully fixing the mistakes that have been made. The Analyze This with no
subtitles is a good release, but I find it very hard to take it seriously
from a group who has released about 90% of thier releases with subtitles.

Total - 1 Point


Total points tallied (even though the majority of the quality of movies is
questionable) and EViLISO edges out VCD-Europe simply because of the one
extra release. If I was a member of the leech scene, I'd probably go for the
Eyes Wide Shut to see some sex action, the Muppets From Space because Fozzie
and Gonzo remind me of Ndetroit and Lester, and definitely the Korn so I can
mosh around the apartment and break shit.

                                            Peace and Love, man.  Burn in Hell, bitch!
                                                             - Ryche - 

=----------------------------------=-------------------------------------=

NWR Movie Sneak Preview Volume 1  

Occasionaly (not very often, feds stay away) we get the chance to read the
script, or see a new movie coming out that hasn't been released yet. This
week, we present to you to the first edition of the NWR Sneak Preview.

WARNING: While trying not to give away the ending or any surprise elements,
it is sometimes necessary to reveal things about the movie while describing
it. If you don't want to know anything more than what the trailer shows you,
don't continue to read.


Fight Club

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, MeatLoaf (the
singer, not the food)
Directed by: David Fincher
US Theatrical Release Date: October 19, 1999


  This week, the postman brought around the script for Fight Club which is
based on the book (thing with paper, you read) by Chuck Palanhiuk. I've seen
the preview trailer where they stand around and say "The first rule of Fight
Club is, you don't talk about Fight Club" and it looks like it's a some Street
Fighter clone with good actors. It's not. It is something amazingly,
wonderfully, much much more.   The main character is Jack, an accident
investigator who analyzes his boring, mundane life and all the things around
it, and suffers from incurable insomnia. Jack finds that he can let go and
relieve his stress by going to strange support groups and watching how much
pain and suffering other people are going through. This makes him feel better
about himself.
  Along the way, Jack meets Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt. At first he
seems like a modern day philospher who befriends Jack with his strange wisdom.
Well, Jack's condo blows up suddenly and now he has nowhere to go, so he asks
to move in with Tyler, who lives in an abadonned house. While they're out d
drinking, they fight, and they enjoy it.
  Soon, fighting becomes a club, with Tyler Durden running the show. Fight
Club becomes a phenomenon, with everyday working people gathering to fight at
night in dark places unkown to the rest of the world. Jack, who was just a
regular boring person, now feels alive and in control. Everyone around the
city joins fight club. Bankers, waiters, average everyday people start showing
up with mysterious bruises, broken noses and the like. They beat the SHIT out
of each other. Tyler becomes a hero and a leader to these people. They do
anything he says.
  The problem? Tyler is crazy. He wants to bring down society and start again
with people getting back to thier caveman instincts, living off the land, and
doing away with our commerical lives. His followers from Fight Club start a
secret society and start on thier reign of terror and mischief to destroy
everyday society.
  If the movie is shot exactly like the script is, your going to see something
sort of like A Clockwork Orange. There are alot of scenes where crazy shit
happens and you see how the madness starts and how much control Tyler has
over Jack (and everyone else) who realizes he is in way too deep and no way to
stop it.
  The main love interest is Marla who is a crazy chick that we meet at the
support groups who does the same thing Jack does. She just goes to see other
people suffering. She's fucked up, insane and she gets involved with Tyler in
a crazy psycho-sexual relationship that drives Jack nuts.
  The ending I CANNOT give away because it isn't your average Jack vs. Tyler,
winner gets the girl ending. It's not like that. It is a SHOCKER! Tyler has
an army of insane followers who blow up things and are about to blow up
buildings all around the country, Jack, in the throws of madness, learns that
Tyler isn't who or what we thought he was, and the entire movie shifts into
overdrive.
  With Edward Norton (The skinhead in American History X) and Brad Pitt
playing Tyler this movie is a definite winner (I hope). It is being directed
by David Fincher who did Seven. Brad Pitt has already shown us he can play
the crazy in 12 Monkeys, so I'm sure this performance will rival that. I wish
I could just give away what happens, but I've already told you too much. Go
see this when it comes out if you like excitement, action, crazy people and a
shocking ending.

=----------------------------------=-------------------------------------=

The first issue without either Lester or Ndetroit comes to a close. Ndetroit,
Don't be mad, I tried to call you 45 times this week =(.

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