Actual Trading Generation (ATG)
HOL> Baby-Joe (Willy Voesten, gfx write, aka BBJ, 03/90), Floyd (Yves
Vrancken, swap, 09-10/90), Jack (swap, 03/90), SPC (Paul Kessel, code
GER> 3DK (editor, ex Orion, old handle Slime, new 02-08/90), Jack Daniels
(editor, ex Orion, new 02-03/90).
PREVIOUS MEMBERS -
???> Trax (gfx, later The Ruling Company).
Actual Trading Generation was a dutch-based demo group.
1990 - Jack Daniels and Slime both joined from Orion in february, and
released their diskmag "Corruption #1" [03/90] the following month. The mag
announced a.o. Baby-Joe stopping swapping to concentrate on graphics. Slime
changed his handle to 3DK around august.
1991 - TTT left, and joined Dominators under his new handle Grizzly Adams.
Corruption #1 (1990, .03, Diskmag).
INT - code: SPC, gfx: MSI (char), Trax/The Ruling Company (corruption
logo), Scrap/Genesis Project (atg logo), music: Maniacs of Noise.
MAG - code: Einstein, gfx: Baby-Joe, music: "Myth" by Maniacs of Noise,
editors: Jack Daniels (main), Slime (main), SPC, BBJ.
review: After a passable but ultimately uninteresting intro, we are
presented with a magscreen that is a little cluttered imho. Everything
(including an irritating moving logo) is located on a single screen - the
article selection tool, the actual reading section and even a small
graphical display on the left hand side of the screen. Actually, that is a
pretty nifty idea; there is an animated picture of an alien or something
on top, and below that is the name of the current article - f.i. Charts.
I do believe this was the first time this was ever done. Control is by
joystick only. The entire design is pretty ... blue. :)
Editorially, the mag is nothing extraordinary at all, but seems well-
written, and the english is for once not irritatingly bad ;) There is
nothing extra to read in this first issue, really, you get the normal
sections that is present everywhere - editorial, news & rumours, charts,
interview (Charles Deenen/Maniacs of Noise), reports (this time a cruncher
test and the story about the death of the new Orion), sex story (most
useless chapter ever, anyone?), wanted (contact addresses) and reactions.
The release date is a mystery, since no indication is given anywhere in
the mag itself of anything but the year of release. However, they have
voted Crest's "Mac Donalds Restaurant" [02/90] as demo of the month, abd
mention at the very end of the last chapter that 'the next issue will be
spread in venlo april', so we estimate march.
News that Beatmachine had joined 20CC was incorrect. We're also unsure
about the news that 'Gunnar' left Blasters for Fairlight, as we have been
unable to verify a member with that name in FLT. Oh, and the news about
Play Power (PP) changing his handle and joining Shape was repeated twice
:) The mag comes in a total of 9 files, totalling 268 blocks. [glenn]