Monday, July 6, 2009

Thanks Epic Games!

It's been a little while since I've played Gears of War 2. When I jumped into some Horde mode over the weekend, I was treated to a title update. It also turns out that it was Double XP Weekend and since they added experience points to Horde, I was in luck. What WASN'T lucky was when all of my Achievement progress was wiped clean.

Now, my Achievements are still there, but progress on the ones I was still working on was set to zero. This includes the "Seriously 2.0" big one that awards you for getting 100,000 kills. Granted, I wasn't close to getting this one yet but I was several thousand into it and now I'm at about 25. I went to Epic's website and read that this was a bug that happens if you sign in during a load screen. I've never heard of this until it happened to me AFTER it was supposedly fixed.

Will I stop playing Gears in some sort of rage-induced boycott? Nah.

Was I about to get the Seriously Achievement anytime within the next few years? Probably not.

Will I ever see my cool running total of carnage for that game again? NO!!

So thank you Epic.That'll learn me for signing on during a load screen.

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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.

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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.