Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Ok…I’m settling back into the idea that my 360 is back and remaining in working order. In fact, I picked up Unreal Tournament 3 yesterday and gave it a spin. This game just feels like it was made with me in mind. By that, I mean you can die a lot and it doesn’t matter. I’ve said plenty of times: I love playing video games, but I’m not exceptionally good at them. I can hold my own and I can tear through single player stuff with no problem. When I venture online, however, I get killed.

A lot.

Unreal Tournament 3 is all about runnin’ and gunnin’. Pick up a cool weapon, try to fry someone with it, get fried by someone else, lather, rinse, repeat. The weapons are cool. The characters are tough-talkin’ stereotypes. All is right in the world of gaming for the sake of cathartic mayhem. There’s even a bunch of cool monster characters to use for my multiplayer avatar. Needless to say, me likey the monsters. Heh. There’s also a really good video preview on there about Gears of War 2. That game comes out in November not far from SKINNERS #1. Hmmm. Maybe some sort of Gears online, writer/reader fragfest is in order?

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I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.