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  1. Ubisoft donates €500K to help restore Notre-Dame, gives away Assassin's Creed Unity for free Assassin's Creed Unity is free to download for a week. Following the shocking events in Paris on Monday that saw the iconic Notre-Dame cathedral sustain devastating fire damage, Ubisoft has pledged to donate €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the historic landmark. 2014's Assassin's Creed: Unity is set in Paris and includes a faithful representation of the famous cathedral. Talking about the creation of Unity, Ubisoft said, "We developed an even closer connection with this incredible city and its landmarks—one of the most notable elements of the game was the extraordinary recreation of Notre-Dame." Additionally, Ubisoft has announced that it is giving away Assassin's Creed Unity for free on PC. It's available for download now via Uplay or through the Ubisoft Store. "Video games can enable us to explore places in ways we never could have otherwise imagined. We hope, with this small gesture, we can provide everyone an opportunity to appreciate our virtual homage to this monumental piece of architecture."
  2. Do credit card companies refund the 3% when you do a refund?
  3. what do you mean by... " those customers but the Dixons are frauds."
  4. his Facebook posts last week had him promoting the Chip Zdarsky signing. When did he quit?
  5. bad choice of worlds and I am probably miss representing situation. I got the impression it s a case of them saying a 9.6 and he customer a 9.4. Once again not my place to speak fr Paradise. Just i have not had Issue like the board member has. I get the complete opposite impression when I go there
  6. Full disclosure.. I am not an employee but I am a customer and I have had completely different experience. From what I understand they have an employee who manages their ebay sales. They used to offer estimated grades but there were so many people that disagreed so they moved to the check the scans method.. When a book I had took long time Peter looked into it and issue was resolved quickly.
  7. Its not much but I got it for $25 on a Facebook Auction from a seller in Toronto
  8. Thanks for the URL... Now I no longer have to spend money on comics I can read them all for free thanks to you
  9. Who was the seller?
  10. Long-time Marvel creator Joe Sinnott has formally retired after 69 years in the comic book industry. The news was announced on Facebook by his son, Mark Sinnott, coinciding with the inker's last Sunday Amazing Spider-Manstrip. "My dad, Joltin' Joe wants to thank all the fans for their support of the Spidey strip through the years. Now at 92, and working for Marvel for 69 years, Joe can finally say that he is 'officially' retired! What a great run, dad," Mark Sinnott wrote on Facebook. Sinnott had worked on the Amazing Spider-Man strip for 27 years, following his first 'retirement' from as a full-time contracted Marvel artist in 1992 "We need to thank the following creators for their work on the Spidey strip during Joe's incredible 27-year run on the strip: Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, who made this all possible. Letterers Stan Sakai and Janice Chiang, Pencilers Larry Lieber, Ron Frenz, Paul Ryan, Sal Buscema, Fred Kida, and for the past 22 years Alex Saviuk," Mark Sinnott wrote. "Also a huge thanks to the inkers that "filled in" for Joe from time to time: Jim Amash, Terry Austin, Bob Wiacek, Mark Sinnott, Belinda Sinnott, Tim Estiloz and Jim Tournas. Thanks for making Spidey look good all these years Dad." Sinnott rose to fame as Jack Kirby's inker on Fantastic Four, and went on to be one of Marvel's longest-running artists. The 92-year-old artist plans to continue making convention appearances, including May's Undiscovered Realm Comic Con
  11. Paramount's Star Trek 4 has been canceled, according to Deadline. The Hollywood trade reports that the untitled film which would have been the fourth in the franchise which began with 2009's J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek has been "shelved." Director SJ Clarkson was reportedly signed on to direct the now cancelled film. Clarkson will direct the pilot for HBO's upcoming untitled Game of Thrones prequel show. The film, which in one iteration would reportedly have brought back Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk in a time travel adventure, first ran aground in August 2018 when Hemsworth and James T. Kirk actor Chris Pine reportedly exited the film over budgetary issues. The last film in the series, Star Trek Beyond, was released in 2016.
  12. Mile High Comics is one of the biggest comic stores in the USA, with a massive online warehouse that dwarfs everyone else. But as of 2019, it will have one fewer stores – one with quite a history. At the end of December, between Christmas and New Year, their Glendale, Colorado store was cleared out, stock redistributed to their other stores. Owner Chuck Rozanski explained on his site, When we first opened our store we had inexpensive rent, abundant parking, a really nice landlord, and the huge Celebrity Sports Centerright across the parking lot. All of that changed, beginning with the demolition of that wonderful amusement complex filled with swimming pools, waterslides, and bowling alleys (originally built by a partnership of Walt Disney, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, and a dozen other Hollywood investors), in 1994. Parking is now nonexistent, we have a new landlord, and our rent has gone up 350%! Sadly, it is time to go. In a flier he wrote It is with a heavy heart that I must pass on to you the news that we are closing our Glendale location permanently on December 31st. Our decision was based upon many factors, including rising operating costs, intolerable parking shortages, and the lack of air-conditioning” as well as the departure of store manager Aaron Tucker, who Chuck calls “the heart and soul of this wonderful operation for nearly twenty years. We simply cannot conceive on continuing to operate this location without his boundless energy and enthusiasm. As Chuck moved stock in his truck to the Jason Street Mile High Comics Megastore, he posted, We had a truly awesome dedicated core of devoted comics fans who’s patronage kept that wonderful little store alive for 28 years, but the complete lack of parking in that shopping center made a mockery of the $5,000+ in rent that we were paying each month, especially for a smallish second floor location. And he took the opportunity to remind customers of any store, On a closely related topic, I do want to urge everyone who reads my newsletter to please resolve to support their local comics retailer during 2019. The economics of selling new issues has become total madness as the cover prices of periodical comics now reach up into the $5/copy range. With comics retailers buying non-returnable (an arrangement that I helped to pioneer in the late-1970’s), all the risk is upon them as regards unsold product. That worked well when cover prices were under $1, but today’s high cover prices are causing crippling losses to comics retailers whenever a title sells fewer copies than expected. To illustrate what I mean, take note of the number of new comics that your local retailer has sitting on his shelves that are over 2 weeks old. Based upon the traditional measure in the magazine business that 90%of the sales on any given issue occur during the first 15 days after release, those unsold copies are essentially a lost cause. A few may yet sell, and there is always some long term residual demand as back issues, but for the most part those unsold issues have just declined in value by at least 90%. Sadly, even the best and brightest retailers misjudge on occasion, and the consequences of unsold new comics stock can now be devastating. With a wholesale cost of upwards of $2 each, any significant number of unsold new comics can easily wipe out an entire week’s earnings for a comics specialty store in a heartbeat. Simply put, the risks of selling new comics in a comics specialty store now far outweigh the rewards.