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Nickname Kxmode
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Description Here's my full communication with CIG requesting a refund. http://pastebin.com/mSM29KZs This contains eye opening evidence.
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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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User ID 18786
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
29. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 13, 2016, 20:08 Kxmode
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 16:41:
My son is only 7. He just wants something where he can walk around and look at the ships... unfortunately we can't do that in Elite.

You are right, the game is still a glorified tech demo. There's been progress over the past year, but the game still eludes me.

Anyway, I'm fine with that, I knew what I was buying, I just didn't want to pay $70 for it.

Ah. Well, at 7 it's a game then. He'll have a blast!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
27. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 13, 2016, 13:44 Kxmode
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 04:16:
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 01:18:
Again: That discount package is for existing backers. If you are not a backer yet and if you want a last chance to get both, Squadron 42 and Star Citizen, for $45 then today is the last day you can buy a package and get both games for $45. You just need to pay attention that the package says "Star Citizen Digital Download" and "Squadron 42 Digital Download".

They will split packages tomorrow and from then on you will only be able to buy either a Squadron 42 or a Star Citizen starter package for $45. You will, however, always have the option to buy either Squadron 42 or Star Citizen as a $15 add-on depending on which $45 package you bought.
These packages will likely be subject to sales and promos in the future so there is no real need to rush anything. This is the typical CIG "OMG last chance BUY BUY BUY BUUUUYYYY NOW OR NEVER!!!!111" scam.

The only reason I wanted to snag this is because my son has been bugging me to get it and I really did not want to pay more than I had to. I am more than happy with Elite, but I don't think $45 for this game is unreasonable if it is finished in a reasonable state. Thanks for the help.

Does your son know that there's really no game? $45 is a lot of money for a really robust tech demo.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2016, 13:25 Kxmode
 
Check out the PC trailer for Need For Speed

"Captured in engine. Representative of game experience."

- 4K Visuals and High Fidelity Audio
- Unlocked Framerate
- Steering Wheeling and Peripheral Support
- Manual Transmission
- FREE Content Updates (Say wha?!)

March 16, 2016

I'm getting it. Race
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2016, 13:16 Kxmode
 
I'm SO happy everyone. I made my last car payment today. I'm also DEBT FREE! I still have to knock out the mortgage but that'll happen soon. Yay! No more credit card / auto payments. $22,500 in 2.5 years. Dance  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 12, 2016, 14:13 Kxmode
 
(edit: removed)

This comment was edited on Feb 12, 2016, 14:26.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
14. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 12, 2016, 14:06 Kxmode
 
"Tom Tillerman here! Are you tired of your relationship and looking to break up? Hate your significant other? Why settle for day old chocolates and wilting roses, or simply ignoring their needs and wants? Guarantee a break up with the Star Citizen / Squadron 42 package gift! What better way than to say "I HATE YOU" than with the gift of Chris Roberts' quisquiliae contritum*! Order today!"

* latin for broken trash
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
36. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 10, 2016, 23:22 Kxmode
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 12:57:
Simple: The delivery of the original pitch plus every single stretch goal from this list, while adhering to The Pledge, all in a reasonably stable and bug-free state.

 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Demo
19. Re: American Truck Simulator Demo Feb 10, 2016, 22:05 Kxmode
 
Jamil20 wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 16:27:
Is it only the Western US? I'd like to drive to Canada so I can drive on the other side of the road.

California and Nevada only. Arizona will be released as a free update soon.

Here's what the Online component should look like.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Demo
10. Re: American Truck Simulator Demo Feb 10, 2016, 15:27 Kxmode
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 14:25:
Definitely going to try out this demo. The only thing holding me back is scale concerns... I guess I'm just weird that I'd like a long route to take more than 10 minutes.

The route from Eureka to Sacramento takes about 30 real minutes. The route from Redding to L.A. is about 40 minutes. So the routes are long but not real-time long.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Demo
9. Re: American Truck Simulator Demo Feb 10, 2016, 15:26 Kxmode
 
Steelcamp wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 12:34:
Can I run 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana to Georgia in 28 hours?

No. But you can deliver toxic waste from Sacramento to San Diego in 30 minutes! Race
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Feb 10, 2016, 13:30 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 12:14:
Fassy is dreamy! Puppyeyes

So very! Freak
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Demo
3. Re: American Truck Simulator Demo Feb 10, 2016, 11:10 Kxmode
 
As someone who lives in California I love this game! The graphics are awesome. The gameplay is cool. I will say that by no means is it accurate. LA is like maybe 4-5 blocks. Sacramento is 2-3 blocks. But there are famous landmarks like Golden Gate Bridge. I do wish ATS had other locations like Yosemite.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
25. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 16:39 Kxmode
 
Linthat22 wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 15:55:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 15:40:
Chris Roberts doesn't want to make a video game. He wants to make a Movie that's a Video Game. It's the exact reverse of video games turning into movies. He's been doing this since Wing Commander 3.

"When they see what I have produced. *heavy laborious breathing* THEN Hollywood will know that I'm to be taken SERIOUSLY!!! I will make George Lucas cry and make Disney BILLIONS!!! BUAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!" Quoted Chris Roberts while eating microwaved chicken nuggets while sitting on his $5k couch.

While trying to work the remote to his 4k television.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Launches Free Game Engine
6. Re: Amazon Launches Free Game Engine Feb 9, 2016, 16:28 Kxmode
 
Flatline wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 15:56:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 15:34:
djinn wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 14:48:
Saw this earlier today on Gamasutra. This is a derivative of the cryengine

I thought this was interesting for two reasons:
- shows the difference between two companies making edits to an engine to do things it wasn't designed for (Amazon versus CIG),
- also shows the difference in achievement between a company with revenue at 107 billion versus CIG who has over 107 million total for its entire existence. Amazon wouldn't begin to financially struggle with developing Lumbermill even if the costs had reach 200-300 million. That's 0.0028 percent of their total revenue... for 2015 alone.

So how long do you think until we hear that SC is switching to Lumbermill in order to support the PU strains that the back end will endure?

That would be a great idea. From the network code alone it would make more sense to use Lumbermill given Amazon likely threw a ton of money and people at developing a version of CryEngine that supports stable, production-level networking and streaming. I have to believe that getting to this stage for CIG isn't going to be cheap, and it's likely CIG may never be able to achieve with their version of CryEngine. As far as how feasible it would be to migrate SC into Lumbermill I don't know. They could meet with Lumbermill reps and see if such a thing is possible. Perhaps CIG could partner with Amazon. It wouldn't be a merge or a buyout but more like a technology partnership to push the boundaries of both platforms.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
23. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 15:40 Kxmode
 
Dagnamit wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 14:44:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 14:38:
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 12:11:
Oh yeah, if this means that SQ42 will at least get released, then woooot.
I dunno. The script and acting of what we've seen so far have not inspired confidence that it will be good.

A video game with bad acting and a horrible script? Say it ain't so!

Chris Roberts doesn't want to make a video game. He wants to make a Movie that's a Video Game. It's the exact reverse of video games turning into movies. He's been doing this since Wing Commander 3.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Launches Free Game Engine
4. Re: Amazon Launches Free Game Engine Feb 9, 2016, 15:34 Kxmode
 
djinn wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 14:48:
Saw this earlier today on Gamasutra. This is a derivative of the cryengine

I thought this was interesting for two reasons:
- shows the difference between two companies making edits to an engine to do things it wasn't designed for (Amazon versus CIG),
- also shows the difference in achievement between a company with revenue at 107 billion versus CIG who has over 107 million total for its entire existence. Amazon wouldn't begin to financially struggle with developing Lumbermill even if the costs had reach 200-300 million. That's 0.0028 percent of their total revenue... for 2015 alone.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
18. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 13:54 Kxmode
 
loomy wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 13:47:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 12:49:
It's part of their move to release "something" so they can shut down Foundry 42 in the UK.

how long have you been hallucinating?

Posted on 1/31

Kxmode wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 00:52:
Here's why RSI is really doing this...
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08703814

They were suppose to file their accounts and annual review (basically taxes) with the UK Government by 31 December 2015 which is somehow delayed until 31 December 2016. By UK law they HAVE to report something. Since Foundry 42 is part of CIG the annual report is going to contain some information pertaining to CIG. They want to get SQ42 done BEFORE that date so that they can dissolved Foundry 42 and bring bug fixes and patching into the main Santa Monica office. Once dissolved they likely will not need to file an annual review. In principle they can hide their financial health and keep fooling backers with this pipe dream.

I stand by my opinions.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
12. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 12:49 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 12:11:
Oh yeah, if this means that SQ42 will at least get released, then woooot.

In pieces, which is fine for smaller games that are announced from the beginning as being episodic. But a AAA-budget title like Star Citizen was never pitched on KickStarter or at any point after KS as an episodic title. It only recently BECAME episodic because they're not 100% done with it and won't be before 2016 ends. It's part of their move to release "something" so they can shut down Foundry 42 in the UK.
 
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News Comments > Black Desert Online Name Reservations, Beta Details
1. Re: Black Desert Online Name Reservations, Beta Details Feb 9, 2016, 12:42 Kxmode
 
I don't know about the game but the website appears to be a Guild Wars 2 ripoff.  
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. Feb 9, 2016, 11:11 Kxmode
 
Retired wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 07:59:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 18:11:
DangerDog wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 15:05:
Anyone complaining about the graphics on the PC should watch this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKtjDDsO6Y4

Or this...
https://youtu.be/Kd7_NhLIVbI?t=1m25s

Which doesn't mean shit when they don't have hax protection....

What are you talking about? Rise of the Tomb Raider isn't a multiplayer game. Danger Dog wrote, "Anyone complaining about the graphics on the PC should watch this." I was adding to the conversation by posting a link to the PC improvements made for ROTTR.
 
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