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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2015, 20:21 Kxmode
 

Otis and Gunnar, BFFs
 
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
74. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 22, 2015, 09:34 Kxmode
 
harlock wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 23:46:
he said the same thing, its a dig, you see

word. Cool
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Aug 22, 2015, 09:32 Kxmode
 
Save 25% on __yo_momma___.

Ooooohhhh snap
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Berserker Intro
6. Re: Guild Wars 2 Berserker Intro Aug 21, 2015, 22:11 Kxmode
 
I preordered HOT. My first preorder. I got a chance to play the weekend beta and liked it though it was confusing at first but the map quickly grew on me. Really looking forward to playing more! I hope they release it soon.  
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
67. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 22:04 Kxmode
 
harlock wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 19:08:
heres another one: get the fuck out of here

Come on harlock. Blues News is neutral ground which encourages opinions and comments from everyone including those with whom we disagree. Let's not become like those "White Knight" backers who stifle dissent and assassinate character.
 
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
60. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 18:31 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 18:15:
Forbes in going to report in US dollars. Here is a blurb from usgamer.net;
Taken in those terms, The Witcher III is cheaper than those big titles, even when you remove the incorrect budget numbers in the image. According to Polish daily newspaper Puls Biznesu (Business' Pulse) in 2013, CDPR CEO Adam Kiciski estimated the game's total budget at over 110 million zl(Polish Zloty, $30 million). Of that total, 45 million zl($12.2 million) was production budget, while another $25 million was going straight to marketing. A story published yesterday at Gazeta.pl put the final production budget a bit higher: over 120 million z;($32.4 million). In addition, $35 million was spent just for marketing, making the final total roughly $67.4 million.

Awesome. Then I stand corrected. Thanks RedEye9 and Ceribaen.
 
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
53. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 17:33 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 17:29:
Forbes stated total cost was $67 million. Not quite sure I understand question. Maybe a witch doctor could help, all the math whizs are too busy scratching their heads.

CD Projekt Red is a Polish developer / publisher. I'm 100% positive they pay their bills with Polish Zolty not US Dollars. So when Forbes states total cost was $67 million that amount is in Polish Zolty not US Dollars. That's when someone needs to establish the ratio, convert the currency, then multiply the ratio back onto the converted currency. The final value is what 67 million in Polish money would be in US money.
 
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
50. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 17:11 Kxmode
 
Mikus_Aurelius wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 17:04:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 16:23:
So using basic math we can conclude about a 4:1 ratio or 4 times more. Using the same converter I plugged in 67 million Zolty and the US Dollar spit back $18,025,555. Based on a 4:1 ratio I then multiplied 18,025,555 by 4 to come up with 72,102,220.

You just divided by 4 then multiplied by 4...

If you wanted to know how much W3 cost in dollars, you already had the answer. 67 million.

1. 3.72 Polish Zolty = 1 US Dollars (~4:1 ratio established)
2. 67,000,000 Polish Zolty = 18,025,555 US Dollars (currency conversion... not division)
3. 18,025,555 x 4 = 72,102,220 (multiply by 4)

The third step is where we find the equivalent amount in US Dollars. Step 2 doesn't provide an accurate conversion because production totals for AAA-rated titles like Witcher 3 or GTA is never going to be 18 million. I used the 4:1 ratio to help establish the approximate US Dollar equivalent. $72,102,220 was the 4:1 ratio conversion. That amount sounds right.

Could some math whiz help me confirm or correct my numbers?

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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
43. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 16:23 Kxmode
 
Here's some eye-opening research.

I wanted to see in total how many US Dollars it took to produce Witcher 3. So according to an article from Forbes they write, "The Witcher 3. Its budget? $32 million, (another $35 for marketing)" So 67 million. Poland uses a currency called Zloty. So then I went to Google's currency converter and found out 1 US Dollar equals 3.72 Polish Zlotys (or is it Zloties?). So using basic math we can conclude about a 4:1 ratio or 4 times more. Using the same converter I plugged in 67 million Zolty and the US Dollar spit back $18,025,555. Based on a 4:1 ratio I then multiplied 18,025,555 by 4 to come up with 72,102,220.

So in US Dollars Witcher 3 cost US$72.1 million to produce. That's $15.5 million less than Star Citizens current funds raised.
 
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PC Gaming > Performance heavy games of late?
12. No subject Aug 21, 2015, 12:51 Kxmode
 
Witcher 3  
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PC Gaming > Life is Strange
2. Re: Life is Strange Aug 21, 2015, 12:51 Kxmode
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 11:46:
So, in a nutshell: Is the game worth a buy? Well.. the story so far is. I want to know what's going to happen and I can't wait for the protagonist to get into some serious trouble she had to time-travel her way out of. Six hours into the game and halfway through episode 2, however, I am now starting to impatiently tap my feet for something like that to happen. It's still a little bit too "art-house" for my liking.

It's a building story arc. It gets intense. You'll see why.
 
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
25. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 12:36 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 12:35:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 11:53:
Actually what I did was smear peanut butter on my face and run around like a crazy man outside their Santa Monica office.


Smooth or chunky?

Chunky, of course.
 
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
18. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 11:53 Kxmode
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 09:57:
Hey KXmode!? Did you reach out to CIG and talk to them in a rational manner? Is that how you got your money back?

Actually what I did was smear peanut butter on my face and run around like a crazy man outside their Santa Monica office.

Posted a followup on the article with more info if you're so inclined to read.

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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released
14. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released Aug 21, 2015, 01:11 Kxmode
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 19:13:
Gotta say, Witcher 3 is a pretty solid game but I found one thing lacking.. In any good book or movie, they develop the antagonist well. In Witcher 3, they did a pretty piss poor job of developing the main antagonists Caranthir, Eredin and ok job developing Imlerith. Instead, they focused more on the protagonists like Triss, Yennefer, Zoltan, Dandelion and more on sub antanogists like Emyhr and Radovid..

I thought Whoreson Junior was the best villain in the game.

I just bought SRHK on Steam! Looking forward to playing it in 16 minutes. I vaguely remember playing SR on Genesis but other than that I don't know much about the Shadowrun world. Looking forward to exploring it!
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released
2. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released Aug 20, 2015, 14:28 Kxmode
 
Never played the Shadowrun games. Are they good? I need something to hold me over until Life Is Strange Episode 5 next month.  
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News Comments > The Witcher III Game+ DLC Released
20. Re: The Witcher III Game+ DLC Released Aug 20, 2015, 13:47 Kxmode
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 02:57:
If you give a shit, check the proper discussion forum for it later here on BN!

I do!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2015, 13:45 Kxmode
 

Clickbait article
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Lawsuits Settled
22. Re: Duke Nukem Lawsuits Settled Aug 19, 2015, 23:40 Kxmode
 
There are statements from all the involved parties, with 3D Realms saying they didn't realize they weren't entitled to license an IP after selling it off, that Interceptor is still developing Bombshell, and that Gearbox has voluntarily ended the litigation, satisfied that they've proven ownership of the Duke IP. There are hugs all around, and the goodwill everyone expresses makes a mystery of how this ended up in court.

Think Star Citizen Backers and Anti-Backers will ever become like that?
 
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News Comments > Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Early Access
3. Re: Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Early Access Aug 19, 2015, 16:36 Kxmode
 
Why are they advertising this as if it was a completed game? This early access nonsense needs to stop.  
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