Name: Derrick Plotsky

Bio: I'm a 28 year old Master's student. I have fallen off most monthly comics but jumped more fully into trades. I also love video games and podcasts.


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    October 24, 2011 4:10 pm I'm still working my way through it. Not far in currently. But the game so far is amazing. One of the best melee combat systems ever created. More games need to use this combat. I'm really looking forward to seeing how everything comes together. So far, my favourite thing about the game, other than the combat, is the voice-acting. I love that they went with this voice-cast.
    October 24, 2011 2:50 pm The "PC gaming is dead" just rings hollow to me. I'd almost say PC gaming is stronger now than ever. Maybe not in terms of the AAA games that are out there (though they all release on PC pretty much). But in terms of the smaller indie games and smaller developers, I don't think there's been a better time to be a PC gamer. Thank you Steam. Pirating may have hurt the industry, but it didn't kill it.
    October 24, 2011 2:47 pm As to Apple taking their cut of the profits, this is definitely a problem. Maybe companies are going to have to go the same way that Amazon did with their Kindle app and just not allow purchases in the app? Sending somebody outside the app, possibly, to keep Apple from their cut. For myself, I will never be buying a ton of digital comics until they come down in price. But then again, I'm also not going to be buying many physical comics because they cost too much (for me). So I, too, am not their ideal customer. I definitely feel though, that at the price point they are at, the customer base will definitely not come.
    October 24, 2011 1:07 pm I've loved this series of articles. Best thing on the site, hands-down. Even if the comments sometimes drive me a little bonkers (but overall they've been good). I also think comics need to come down in price digitally. Maybe they can't because of overhead, but it needs to happen. The $1.99 DC is doing a month later is a good step, but it might not be enough. Since comics don't exist in a vacuum and there are so many things for so cheap, most people won't want to pay $3 for something that will take them 15 minutes to read, not when they can get books and games and movies for cheaper than that.
    October 24, 2011 1:01 pm I think the loss of the importance of the individual issue happened before comics piracy. I think the "writing for the trade" part of comics now is making the individual issues stand out less. When most comics are just a part of a story as opposed to a whole story it's hard for individual issues to stand out, but it's why full story arcs stand out so much more. As to whether or not the comics can be profitable at the $0.99 price point, publishers have said that the reason comics cost as much as they do is because of the print costs (or at least, this is what I've read). These aren't there with digital comics. If $0.99 isn't profitable, how about $1.50 or $1.99?
    October 21, 2011 11:48 am “Because he’s a heartless cunt, dear.” Also, this made me laugh for a couple minutes.
    October 21, 2011 11:43 am I went through and read that Men's Fitness article. My only thought was "Alright, shouldn't have done that, I just gave these assholes another click, damn my curiousity." I thought there was no way it could be as bad as you made it sound. I was wrong, it was actually worse than you made it sound. I will never, ever even consider Men's Fitness for anything. Assholes.
    October 21, 2011 11:34 am Just read this after clicking the link from the article about Men's Fitness. Awesome article. I wish I had the balls to step up and do a costume at a convention. I don't though, I try to blend in as much as possible. But kudos to all those people that do. As an aside, I love the Kick Ass cosplayers up there. Those costumes were awesome.
    October 20, 2011 12:46 pm Is Hancock really an indie superpower film? I mean...can anything with Will Smith really be indie? Whatever, nitpick. I wasn't really that interested in the movie until the last 45 seconds of the trailer, and then all of the sudden I was very very interested. I'll probably try to check this out when it's released.
    October 14, 2011 11:58 am Hands down my favourite cover of those is the Northlanders cover. Spectacular cover. Makes me wanna go read Northlanders again. Maybe I'll just go get them in TPs once I got the money.