View Full Version : numbers group still around? (art of the game, etc.)
Thu 30 Nov 2000, 19:16
I remember an organization from 94-96 called "numbers" which sold cd-roms of SNES and SGEN games - I remember them selling a series called "art of the game" and also a "console BBS" set with file_id.diz, etc.
Does this group still exist? Web address or other contact information is appreciated.
Fri 1 Dec 2000, 11:47
I think numbers died along time ago.
I do rember seeing that someone had .ISO'd up thier art of the games cd series and were whoring them around all the 3l3t3 3mulamer r0mz sites. This was a few years ago, there was another group who ISO'd up the "famous" HK Series and spread them around.
Numbers used to have a web site back in the 95/96 era, and even by todays standards it was very well designed, but It disapeared more or less over night.
Just about every numbers release contained adverts for the cds, I think I still have a bunch of .nfo files a friend sent me when I was looking for somewhere to buy a copier, I'm sure theres some numbers ones in there. I'll post what I find
Fri 1 Dec 2000, 14:27
I think I still have some of the nfo's for their ConsoleBBS collection. By the time I got them though, I think they were already dead. http://www.dextrose.com/ubb/smile.gif
Sun 3 Dec 2000, 06:33
NUMbers & Seven7Seven (AKA Dennis Baker) disappeared for the last time in mid-1998.
I was in contact with him for quite awhile (regular email and packages sent back&forth). He nearly got busted in 1997 (when he was running www.numbers.com), (http://www.numbers.com),) but moved and managed to evade the feds. Against everyone's better judgment who was close to him, he decided to reappear on a Xoom site at first, and then eventually tried www.seven7seven.com (http://www.seven7seven.com) afterwards. It wasn't long before he disappeared altogether.
Webmaster of pir8.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) used to know his whereabouts, but he lost track of him quite a while back, and for all we know, he's serving time. The inevitable fate of commercial pirates in the US.
I still have a lot of his old stuff including the complete catalogs somewhere on tape (I believe). I have both Art of the Game, and the Razor 1911 commemorative pressed CD, as well as many of the Fate 0-day discs and some games discs that were traded to me at the time.
Those were the days, before the Internet came along and truly ruined everything sacred.
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