In case you still haven’t downloaded it, a new issue of The Game Scene Charts (TGSC) is out. This issue (#43) covers the ISO/DOX game release scene for the month of May 2010. The magazine retains all of it’s usual features and editorials such as release groups overview for the month of May, monthly, yearly and all time group rankings as well as various statistics of leading PC game release groups. In addition, this month’s issue includes an interview with SKIDROW, a leading PC game cracking group who have recently been making waves with their cracks and workarounds for UBISoft’s DRM protection. And for those of you who are interested in scene rules, TGSC #43 also includes a yet to be finalized version of Standard ISO Rules (S.I.R.) 2010 which will probably define how PC game ISO releases are pre’d in the future.
Speaking of group rankings for the month of May, SKIDROW managed to retain the first place for the fourth consecutive time. FASiSO and Bamboocha gained 2nd and 3rd positions respectively with well known release group RELOADED dropping a few places to #11. RELOADED’s German division 0x0007 however managed to hold the 6th place for the second time in two months. For detailed description of group rankings please refer to the ‘Charts’ section in TGSC.
As mentioned earlier, one of the highlight of this month’s issue is the interview with SKIDROW. This somewhat lengthy interview discusses several interesting topics including group history, current status as well as about the heated flame wars surrounding UBISoft’s DRM. To read the full interview, please download the magazine.
You can download TGSC issue #43 from Defacto, a scene resources site we featured in a previous article.
[Click Here] to download Game Scene Charts Issue 43 (March 2010) from Defacto.
If you are looking for older editions, Defacto has the complete collection of TGSC magazines since Issue #1 (September 2006) in this page.