I know for a fact that a lot of you are waiting for this issue so here goes. TGSC or ‘The Game Scene Charts’ is a coded magazine for pirates, made by pirates. It’s a publication that comes directly from the warez scene and TGSC’s main purpose is to rank PC game release groups in the scene based on the number of pirated games they release in a particular period of time, usually a month. Groups gain points based on the type of protection they have to crack, number of non nuked releases they pre and so on. This month’s issue covers games pre’d on December 2009 – the magazine itself was released about a week ago, on on the 20th January 2009.
Unlike most publications you see out there, TGSC is not a simple PDF document. It’s a coded magazine that has background music, interactive menus, changeable skins and even an animated intro that resembles old school scene cracktros. Everything you need to run the mag is self contained within the executable (it has its own engine).
Speaking of this month’s rankings, SKIDROW again leads the pack followed by FASiSO and Bamboocha. Popular group RELOADED who held the second spot last month have dropped to the fifth position. It’s also interesting to see BreWeRs, a group that focuses primarily on DOX (trainers, fixes etc) gaining the 4th position in monthly rankings.
You can download and read the full magazine from the link below. Please report broken links in the comments section.