Domination 08 News
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--------------------------------------- * News and Rumours * --------------------------------------- Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the news and rumours section of Domination based on the fabulous C64 scene Domination, as considered by some, has the broadest news coverage of any magazine. Group and individual news is gathered from the mail and modem based scenes aswell as from the Internet, phone call conversations and the back of the official Domination votesheets. This chapter will reveal A-Z news coverage in 'story- line' form on some of the more prominant and active groups. Single news and rumours may be found in News Part 2. In addition, we also cover the latest happenings from the Usa Scene, Game Scene and Hack/Phreak scenes in their own respective chapters. Best Regards; Jazzcat/Onslaught Tyron/Hitmen ACTIVE (Swe, Hun, Ger, Hol) --------------------------------------- Despite not that many wares coming out, this Swedish based group have been silently moving forwards. Firstly the kicked Stash from their status and replaced him with Swiss swapper Darkness/Atlantis. Who left Atl to support the mail scene with future Active releases. To help Darkness, they recruited Scare/Nostalgia who joined in as a German swapper. Active joined the Internet ftp scene by announcing their new ftp site called Rash Refection, which will be maintained by members Trasher and Riddler. After the fuzz of Endless Piracy, Bordeaux joined in to support the group as supplier. Bordeaux also celebrated his birthday on 18th of Jan. so birthday greetings! The group may also be releasing a disk magazine at some stage, but more about this can be read in the 'Introducing' chapter. ACTIVE status (2/2/1997) supplied by Riddler. Artlace - Bordeaux - Dexter - Foxy - Injun Inc - Riddler - Scare - Surfer - Trasher - Trident - Wolverine. Rash Refection: XXXXXXXXXXXX Webpage: XXXXXXXXXXXX Webpage: XXXXXXXXXXXX --------------------------------------- ALPHAFLIGHT 1970 (Ger, Pol, Usa, Hol) --------------------------------------- The flight continued nicely into the new year by gaining some new members. From the Polish group Street Children came Baldhead as a coder, Mad Hatter as a coder and Wizard as a musician. Their mail front was boosted by the return of Violator who left Triad after disliking the organisation. Dungeon Master/Zone 2/Motiv8 left the guys in Motiv8 and joined the flight as a double member. He will serve as ntsc fixer. Lately he has been removed from the active status due to some personal problems. Alphaflight lost some boards which caused them to be boardless for the first time in some years. Firstly Holiday Inn Cambodia went down due to a Hard Drive crash, sysop Pol Pot as thus been put on the inactive status until he can buy a new hard drive. In similar fashion The Evil Island also went down, with the sysop Ancient Mariner being put onto the inactive status until the bbs goes back online. The Alphaflight musician Pernet has been taken from the active status due to some work he is doing on a personal CD. Long time member Max and The Heretic have also been put onto the inactive list until they improve their activities once again. Despite the loss of their American boards they gained Edge Of Midnight. Sysop Rug Rat/Chromance/N*P left Chromance and joined Alphaflight as double member, still remaining in Net * Phreakers. The bbs was boosted with a 20mhz Super Cpu and is now the fastest C64 board in the world! Added to this, Ned/Alphaglight has been routing toll free numbers from most countries in the world to assist with the action on the bbs. Alphaflight's demo section became further expanded with Goldhand/Samar joining as coder as 2nd group. Alg/Motiv8 left the motivated ones and joined the flight as a graphician. He also joined Lepsi as his 2nd group. The 'Getoese' was released by them and the future of the demo section looks very promising. Flash/Afl/Street Children decided to join East German based Reflex as his 3rd group. Despite Ream leaving the group and the scene, the magazine The Best will be released again. Alphaflight for sure have been competiting quite well in the race for first releases, with great support from their main cracker Ignorance. He has also extended his activities by starting his own cracking lable called Emu, which will focus on doing jewel versions of old games. Currently he is the only member. However their cracker/fixer/modem trader and long time member Skinhead left the group to join up with the fantastics in F4cg. Internet wise, they expanded their activities once again by gaining a ftp site. Entitled Acid Nature, the site is shared with Phantasy. Some smaller news is that their German board Escapade changed number to: XXXXXXXXXXXX which now means it is'nt blacklisted over phone company At+t. Xenox and Rayden are also apparently working on the new magazine outfit for Rock'n'Role by Role. ALPHAFLIGHT status: Alg - Archangel - Baldhead - Blaze - Caledonian - Calypso - Chotaire - Danzig - Flash - Goldhand - Ignorance - Mad Hatter - Marc - Ned - Rayden - Rugrat Styx - Violator - Wizard - Xenox - Zapotek. Edge Of Midnight: XXXXXXXXXXXX Alphaflight Whq Holiday Inn Cambodia: XXXXXXXXXXXX (down) The Evil Island: XXXXXXXXXXXX (down) Escapade: XXXXXXXXXXXX Alphaflight Ehq Antidote: XXXXXXXXXXXX Alphaflight Shq (Triad+Wrath) Acid Nature: XXXXXXXXXXXX Webpage: XXXXXXXXXXXX Webpage: XXXXXXXXXXXX --------------------------------------- Chromance (Hun, Ger, Usa, Pol) --------------------------------------- The Hungarian based group have been doing well for themselves over the past few months. Firstly, they gained some valuable members at the expense of Onslaught. Macx, Zakk and Rug Rat joined the Hungarian based group. Macx had to decrease his contacts from over 150 to 50 due to some postal problems, but still swaps with his closest friends. After The Party 6, both Macx and Zakk joined No Name as 2nd group. Rug Rat later left Chromance to join up with Afl, so they lost their American board Edge Of Midnight. However they still obtain The Bass Planet which is of Christmas day shared with the Dutch based crew Xenon A pleasant surprise on the boards was the return of Rough. He has been seen on an international basis and has also launched a magazine released under the Chromance lable. Condom issue #10 may sound strange to some, but has been around since the early 90's and has been released under well known lables such as Hitmen, Vision, Pulsar, Depredators, Duel and Tristar. The magazine is mainly board based and will not be released on a fixed basis, but instead when Rough feels it should be. Certaily a breath of fresh air into the magazine scene anyway. Spermbird, German trader, joined Amnesia as 2nd crew Deviant put his bbs Final Genocide back online again, but not under the Chromance lable, but instead as an independant bbs (unlike what was wrongly stated in a certain magazine). To the Internet, they have been rumoured to be working on their webpage for quite some time now, lets hope that it becomes a reality. Their popular ftp site Gangsta's Paradise gained a new partner to share with it's host. Onslaught were signed on in the place of Hitmen, who were kicked from the site for not supporting it. Perhaps the biggest and saddest news of the entire edition of Domination is that Jazzy D/Chromance died. He was killed whilst repairing his car in his Father's garage on Sunday 16th February in the afternoon. The funeral was held on the 24th of February with some scene friends like Mr.Wax attending it. Also attending was Jinx/Hitmen who travelled a very long distance just to be there. Jazzy D died at the young age of 22, Peter will be sorely missed and wherever he is we wish him well. ..Rest In Peace.. JAZZY D/CHROMANCE Moving on to much happier news, apart from Condom being released as a Chromance magazine, there are plans for another magazine. This time edited by trader Syco. First releases have been many and the Hungarian based crew are competiting well on the Usa boards. They gained Canadian coder and fixer Natas/Carcass (former member of Armaggeddon) who joined as 2nd group. Also recruited was former Onslaught Hungarian musician Cubehead. Also despite what the Propaganda magazine wrote in edition #22, Westpoint their Scandinavian bbs is still online. CHROMANCE status (1/1/97) supplied by Mr.Wax Bolee - Cubehead - Deviant - Druid - Griff - Heavyhead - Jaydee - Lion - Macx - Mr.Wax - Natas - Pete - Rough - Scratcher - Skud - Spermbird - Syco - Wozio - Xxl - Zakk - Zar. The Bass Planet: XXXXXXXXXXXX Chromance Whq (Xenon) Westpoint: XXXXXXXXXXXX Chromance Ehq (Rpg) Gangsta's Paradise: XXXXXXXXXXXX (Onslaught) --------------------------------------- F4cg (Bel, Swe, Ita, Pol) --------------------------------------- Times are not so good lately for F4cg, with some minor exceptions. Release wise the promised wares rush started off quite badly with two re-releases. Firstly WLADCA which was released in 1993 by Talent and was called The King, and Lingos, released by F4cg themselves several years back. It is hard to deny these being re-releases because of the fact that they are too old for being mail versions. They were also beaten on several games such as Deadly Messenger due to their lack of cards. The Tribute party was cancelled only days before the actual event. A decision by the Swedish Health Institute it was not appropriate arranging a party taking into consideration all the accidents that could occur. For example they said it was a question of fire escape routes incase of emergency. The manager of the nightclub where the party was to take place does not want to oppose the rules that would cause him to close the entire club. F4cg and the Propaganda magazine will be trying to arrange a Tribute 1997 if people still have confidence enough to attend. Propaganda #22 released, a rather nice edition (reviewed in this issue of Domination) was pleasant to see again. The magazine announced further expansion. 'Propaganda Music', a SID-related magazine edited by Sixx has been put aside for a period of time, but a new Propaganda magazine will see light of day. Propaganda Express is an online magazine released every two weeks through E-mail to subscribers. "Media has experienced an enormous boost on the C64 and we are developing needs for coverage on a more intense basis, even though Propaganda Express will be a very small production at this point", says Newscopy. The Propaganda magazine also introduced the new and controversial ftp related first release list, this is discussed in detail in this editions 'The List'. Walker returned to the mail market after an 11 month visit in the Army. Sixx who took over all contacts as Walker headed for the army will continue to swap with a handpicked selection of people but intends like before to focus on the Internet where he still provides most for the group. As the active parts of Avantgarde entered F4cg, Derbyshire Ram was reluctant to make a decision then he finally joined the fantastics. At a later stage he joined Amnesia as a 2nd group. Due to organisation problems he then left the group to remain in Amnesia only but the pursuaded by Mr.Alpha, rejoined the group on February 7th. Stasi of Noice joined the fantastics as a graphician and will most likely release a graphics collection under the F4cg lable soon. Zyron started his new music lable entitled Oxsid Planetary, he has already released a good music coll. under this lable over the Christmas period. Some bad news is that Jack Alien left them to join up with Hitmen. He was soon followed by Cupid who also, apart from Hitmen, joined Padua as graphician. The fantastics did a big clean up of their memberstats by putting Aristo, Cybersurfer, Cyborg, Devil, Fen1, Hain, King, Morris, Scorpie, Sneaper, Total Chaos and Worm onto the inactive status. Good news is that Devil has been re-instated into the memberstatus as he has finished his army duties and is again working on several legal projects. Skinhead/Alphaflight left them for F4cg and joined in as a cracker/fixer/supplier and modem trader. He has been seen on the boards occassionally, and through the help of American scener Fungus/Carcass has been able to upload the F4cg releases, due to the current calling out problem. Intruder is back swapping again after the new edition of the Propaganda magazine, which is a good sign. Also congratulations must be forwarded to Deff because he is now a father!! He has thus been put onto the inactive status. Further best wishes go to Derbyshire Ram who turned 58 on January 3rd, 1997. Happy birthday Barry! F4cg's ftp site 6 Feet Under went down and will be replaced by Interpark in the near future. It will be again maintained by Playboy. Apart from the C64, the fantastics have rocketed the charts on the Macintosh-scene and are currently producing their first demo on that platform. Propaganda will also be released on the Mac and is set for it's debut in early 1997. The main organiser of F4cg-Macintosh, Sonic Wurst, will be the editor. The Macintosh/PC/PSX divisions of f4cg employ over 30 members. F4CG status (26/2/1997) Supplied by Walker Antitrack - Bitman - Derbyshire Ram Devil - Goz - Intruder - Maja - Motley - MrAlpha - Neotec - Newscopy - Playboy - Sixx - Skinhead - Smasher - Solar - Stasi - Walker - Zyron. Webpage: XXXXXXXXXXXX --------------------------------------- Hitmen (Ger, Swe, Usa, Pol) --------------------------------------- The German based, all round crew, continued very nicely into the new year. With several members calling out, releases and internal activities. They gained Chaotic/Smash Design/N*p who joined as his 3rd group. Excellent graphician Cupid/F4cg was signed in to help with the demo section, he also joined Padua. With Cupid came the popular cracker/fixer Jack Alien who also left F4cg in order to become more active with in the ranks of Hitmen. The Mystical Paradise, their German board, was formatted by some unknown lamer. Fortunately there was no unrepairable damage and the bbs was fully restored. A sad loss to Hitmen was Curlin leaving the scene for the Pc/Psx scene. In his goodbye note he explains that has had enough of the C64 and wishes to move on. This leaves a hole in the organisation which will be filled by other members. Hitmen PC/PSX are: Curlin, Jihad and Zambo. Diverse/Flt/Hitmen was said to have left the scene, this is however untrue and he remains in the scene currently. Infact he is painting the graphics for two C64 games entitled 'Darkness Palace' an arcade game and 'Alda'. Hitmen seemed to lack interest in the ftp site they shared with Chromance called Gangsta's Paradise. As the Chromance maintainers booted them from the site for not supporting with wares or promised cards. Hitmen however announced their new webpage which is quite nice and is definately worth checking. Lastly famous musician Kristian ROstoen of Shape joined Hitmen as 2nd group to express his talent through the Hitmen lable also. HITMEN status: (12/2/97) Supplied by Tyron Balance - Banshee - Burn - Cupid - Chaotic - Diverse - Groepaz - Jack Alien - Jihad - Kristian ROstoen - Luke - Moonchild - Motion - Peacemaker - Racoon - Rammy - Sabotage - Seven - Skud - Stan - Tranziie - Tyron - Vortex - Zore. The Dungeon: XXXXXXXXXXXX Hitmen whq (Scs*Trc + Dmx) The Mystical Paradise: XXXXXXXXXXXX Hitmen ehq (S+T) Wares Aquarium: XXXXXXXXXXXX Hitmen hq (Fairlight) Webpage: XXXXXXXXXXXX --------------------------------------- Hype (Den, Swe, Fin) --------------------------------------- This new music lable is infact just Cyberzound Productions except with a name change to Hype. They have done this in order to escape the "techno image" of the former lable and to make it much more easier to do logos etc. Hype are currently working on a coop demo with Vibrants called 'Expo', but this will be mega delayed due to the inactivities from the Vibrants side. Mitch is also planning to make Hype a PC lable also and will involve Msk/Crest, Mitch/Crest, Drax/Vibrants and a Amiga/Pc guy called Pink/Abyss. Drax, however will remain a Vibrants member ofcourse. HYPE status: (6/3/1997) supplied by Metal/Vibrants Amj/Byterapers - Dane/Crest - Duck Larock/Camelot Jeff/Camelot - Mitch/Crest - Tbb/Extend - Zardax/Origo Dreamline.