Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Times is hard

I always feel a little bad when I trade in a bunch of my old games and get used games with the credit. I know the designers don't see any profits from that, so I try to buy new whenever I can. After all, they did the work and made a great product, so they should see a return. Then again, there are times when I just can't buy new because the purse strings are tight enough to choke the life out of me. Case in point: I wanted Splinter Cell Conviction and had NO money to purchase it. I traded in a bunch of stuff and could only get it for free by getting the used copy. I swallowed my own conviction and took the deal.

Sorry about that, Ubisoft. I know you're a huge company that won't fold without my sale, but I know what it's like to not get your percentage from every purchase. After all, used book stores have been around a lot longer than used video game stores. I don't see profit from those, but it spreads the word about the series, newer books may be bought when they come out and life goes on. I'm not anti-used games, either. It's everyone's choice, but I just feel like I should buy new when I can. When I can't, that's tough. Come to think of it, between all the other Tom Clancy games out there, Ubisoft's already gotten plenty of my cash and will get plenty more.

So I'll stop whining and enjoy the new Splinter Cell. YAY for co-op!!!!

This is what happens without editors

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 Amazon.com, 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.