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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 > Mad Max Trailer
22. Re: Mad Max Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 21:20 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 17:08:
SlimRam wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 12:54:
Before taking on Scrotus, reportedly, you have to defeat 'One-Nut-Hangs-Lower-Than-The-Other Larry'. They say the action gets pretty hairy.

I wonder if they'll send in Hung Well, Long Wang and Enormous Genitals!

You forgot one more.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials; WoW at 5.6M Subs
20. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials; WoW at 5.6M Subs Aug 4, 2015, 21:13 Kxmode
 
Interesting how Valve makes $750 million for all of 2014, yet Blizzard Actions makes 1 BILLION in ONE quarter.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
37. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 4, 2015, 20:43 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 12:25:
I would also drop Hairworks AA to 2x, and drop shadows one notch. You'll probably gain another 5-7 fps or so.

Setting those increased frame rate to 47. When I'm running, riding, or turning rapidly frame rate drops to 41. So the average is around 45. I went from 27 to 45. Thanks!
 
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge Teaser Video
3. Re: Mirror's Edge Teaser Video Aug 4, 2015, 16:04 Kxmode
 
Linksil wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 14:27:
Forcing a sub to see a promo video really puts me off. God I hope this game turns out good.

Vimeo is the only service that I know of with the ability to let authors hide their videos behind some sort of tier system: be it subscription or whatnot. Youtube, as far as I know, does not have this. Subscribing simply announces a new uploaded video in the Subscription area of your account. If you follow this site and other gaming sites you'll know the trailer is out the day they release. No subscription required.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Gameplay Trailer
5. Re: Dark Souls III Gameplay Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 16:00 Kxmode
 
Are boss battles dynamic (i.e. boss changes its strategy based on whatever you're doing) or static (it does the same predefined thing over and over reducing your encounter with it to nothing more than muscle memory)?  
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News Comments > Mad Max Trailer
14. Re: Mad Max Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 14:09 Kxmode
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 12:54:
Before taking on Scrotus, reportedly, you have to defeat 'One-Nut-Hangs-Lower-Than-The-Other Larry'. They say the action gets pretty hairy.

He likes to randomly turn his head and cough
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Trailer
12. Re: Mad Max Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 11:33 Kxmode
 
Mad Max: More Testosterone Than a Woman's Weightlifting Tournament.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 4, 2015, 08:04 Kxmode
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 02:36:
Drop "Foliage Visibility Range" one notch and you should get an 8-10fps boost with minimal change.

This seems to be the most taxing setting for me after the improvements to the other settings in the recent patches.


Oh wow! I jumped up to 40 frame rate!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 4, 2015, 01:15 Kxmode
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 15:42:
PHJF wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 13:49:
Considering a GTX980 can't average 60FPS at 1080p on Ultra settings, I'm gonna go ahead and say you're wrong on that one. You'd be lucky to average 30FPS.

You're probably right. I've never been a good judge of frame rates based on what I see on screen. All I know is with my CPU, graphic card, and 8GB DDR3 RAM Witcher 3 runs really nice for me with Ultra settings. I'll use nVidia's Shadowplay in-game frame rate counter after work tonight and report back with actual frame rates.

Witcher 3 v1.07

Postprocessing

Motion Blur: ON
Blur: ON
Anti-Aliasing: ON
Bloom: ON
Sharpening: HIGH (max)
Ambient Occlusion: HBAO+ (max)
Depth of Field: OFF (I don't like the fake blurring of view distances. Feels more real to see far away)
Chromatic Aberration: ON
Vignetting: ON
Light Shafts: ON

Graphics

VSync: ON
Maximum Frames Per Second: 60
Display: 1
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display Mode: Borderless Window
NVIDIA HairWorks: ON
NVIDIA Hairworks AA: 8 (max)
NVIDIA Harworks Preset: HIGH (max)
Shadow Quality: ULTRA (max)
Terrain Quality: ULTRA (max)
Water Quality: ULTRA (max)
Grass Density: ULTRA (max)
Texture Quality: ULTRA (max)
Foliage Visibility Range: ULTRA (max)
Detail Level: ULTRA (max)
Hardware Cursor: OFF

Locations (tested during the day cycle so that I have maximum visibility)

- Velen @ Hanged Man's Tree (25-33 frames)
- Skellige @ Kaer Trolde Harbor (30-33 frames)
- Novigrad @ Hierach Square to Docks to St. Gregory's Bridge to Electors' Square to Fire Temple's front door (25-35 frames)


GTA (latest Steam version)

Tested during the day cycle so that I have maximum visibility
- Long drive from Los Santos through country side and back to Los Santos (31 - 43 frames)
- Some quick noticeable drops under 30 when entering an area with lots of stuff (like country side to Los Santos)

So I'm happy to report that Witcher 3 has an average frame rate of around 27. GTA 5 has better with an average frame rate of around 35. Dance

If Total Biscuit were to look at those numbers his response would probably be like "That just horrid. Absolutely horrid." ~30 frames is perfectly fine for me. It's plays smooth for me.

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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 3, 2015, 19:32 Kxmode
 
Hi Blue. I keep AdBlock disabled on your site. I want you to get that ad revenue. Unfortunately there are video ads playing on the page. I'm glad the audio is off, but the motion is very distraction. When those video ads appear I cannot stop the video from playing. http://screencast.com/t/urtQxOhl (video ad for hotels.com) Can you talk to AdChoices about this?

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
22. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 3, 2015, 15:45 Kxmode
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 13:01:
It was barely playable on my GTX760 on high, after an upgrade to the GTX970 it was a whole different story...

Same! Though my upgrade was more noticeable. I went from a 2GB GT640 to a 4GB GTX960. I was fully expecting to have marginable improvement but I was thoroughly shocked when I was able to crank up everything to max without performance problems. I know the CPU is important but this confirms for me that a lot of work is handled by the graphic card.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 3, 2015, 15:42 Kxmode
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 13:49:
Considering a GTX980 can't average 60FPS at 1080p on Ultra settings, I'm gonna go ahead and say you're wrong on that one. You'd be lucky to average 30FPS.

You're probably right. I've never been a good judge of frame rates based on what I see on screen. All I know is with my CPU, graphic card, and 8GB DDR3 RAM Witcher 3 runs really nice for me with Ultra settings. I'll use nVidia's Shadowplay in-game frame rate counter after work tonight and report back with actual frame rates.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 3, 2015, 12:26 Kxmode
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 11:49:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 10:18:
Witcher 3 fell off that list. Such an amazing game.

It's also a hugely demanding game. Much more so than even GTAV, which sells like hotcakes anyway. You need quite a beefy rig to run it at settings to do it justice. Im sure it will sell much better at a later date when it goes on sale, and when people's hardware is a bit better in general.

Really? I have an i3-2100 Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 3.1GHz and a EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB. I run the game at Ultra settings and it plays fine. Maybe not 100 framerate good, but it's runs good for me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2015, 11:26 Kxmode
 
Finished all four episodes of Life is Strange. Quite possibly one of the most powerful games I've played. That it takes place in a modern setting with amazingly well written characters isn't what sets this gem apart from others. It has consequences that can have devastating results in ways not seen in other games. Even the Witcher series doesn't have consequences quite like the ones found in this game. Life is Strange is the reason why I am a gamer.

Check out my Life is Strange fan art.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 3, 2015, 11:22 Kxmode
 
Slashman wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 10:36:
Hey Kxmode,

Did your Star Citizen refund go through yet?

It did. US$930 sitting in my checking account. Cheers
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 3, 2015, 10:18 Kxmode
 
Witcher 3 fell off that list. Such an amazing game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2015, 00:02 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 21:09:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 16:54:
Star Citizen reddit is full of friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly people.

Congrats, dude. You escaped The Black Hole.

Thanks! I'm free \o/

By the way that ship in the Black Hole artwork looks surprizingly like the Star Citizen Constellation.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Aug 2, 2015, 23:49 Kxmode
 
heroin wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 12:42:
How is it that on the Steam page this is listed with a "Mostly Positive" outlook when the majority of reviews are a big thumbs down.

Positive (6,247)
Negative (2,634)

I would consider that "Mostly Positive".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2015, 20:00 Kxmode
 
NKD wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 20:34:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 16:54:
Star Citizen reddit is full of friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly people.

Zero dissent about the game is tolerated there. I mean, people have put in thousands of dollars. With that kind of money invested, they've made it literally impossible for themselves to admit they fucked up. They are in the deepest state of denial. If the game never releases anything other than a smattering of unfinished "modules" they will claim they got their money's worth and blah blah blah.

You could take a power drill to these people's gonads and they wouldn't crack.

I'm pretty much done with them. "My Adventure to get a refund" is the last thread I post on that subreddit. I want nothing to do with them and their zealotry. Any group of gamers willing to put others on their "kill on sight" list is emotionally unstable in my opinion.

Here's a little scene I would like to replay...

Me: Don't try to frighten me with your wordy ways, Star Citizen backer. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you play the full game, or given you enough clairvoyance to figure out what the hell is going on with Star Citizen...
[Star Citizen Fanatics begin to make choking comments]
Star Citizen Fanatics: I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Cloud Imperium Games: Enough of this! Backer, release him!
Star Citizen Fanatics: As you wish.



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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2015, 16:54 Kxmode
 
Star Citizen reddit is full of friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly, friendly people.

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