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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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General Discussion > Steptember
1. Steptember Sep 1, 2016, 00:24 Kxmode
 
I start Steptember tomorrow today!

For the month of September, I'm going to try and hit 10,000 steps per day to help raise money for United Cerebral Palsy (and because I know you want to know, 10,000 steps is about 5 miles). I put up $55 of my money to start, and I'm hoping to get sponsors. Does anyone want to sponsor me? You get to see how well I'm doing and yell at me if I'm too lazy. It's not like you don't do it now, but now you can yell at me for a good cause, and I won't even mind!

Here's the URL to be my sponsor http://bit.ly/2bTkhGT

Lastly, If Steptember doesn't let supporters see stats, then I'll be sure to post them here.

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General Discussion > BN display on mobile
17. Re: removed Sep 1, 2016, 00:22 Kxmode
 
Sent email

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News Comments > NVIDIA's Fallout 4 Mod
14. Re: NVIDIA's Fallout 4 Mod Aug 31, 2016, 23:57 Kxmode
 
"Ladies and gent! vVidia Tec is proud to present the most volumetric, most terrifyingly realistic lighting, smothered in deepy dark and ominous shadows! Are you ready to enter the most scrumdiddlyumptious HBAO+ box this side of the wasteland?! Well, then, gee golly gosh folks welcome to the future! Vault 1080, by vVidia Tec. Remember vVidia Tec. Because WE made it better!"  
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2016, 19:11 Kxmode
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 13:41:
Now..season passes...those should burn in hell. Specifically the ones that don't detail completely what all of the promised DLC will include. But that's another discussion....

Are season passes preorders for DLC content?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2016, 19:09 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 13:12:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 12:39:
I honestly believe that this will never stop. People are just too responsive to Hype.

Young, naive people are susceptible to hype. Oh, and Kxmode.


I've changed my ways! Promise.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2016, 19:07 Kxmode
 
As a recent convert to the "Don't Preorder" mindset, I thought NMS would've been the nail in the coffin for preorders. At least for me, it was.  
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News Comments > Free Play Coming to EVE Online
15. Re: Free Play Coming to EVE Online Aug 31, 2016, 18:56 Kxmode
 
I can't think of anything less fun in EVE Online than "access to all areas of the game with certain character progress limitations." That's only slightly above the 2 months it takes to learn a new skill.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
19. Re: Into the Black Aug 31, 2016, 12:21 Kxmode
 
descender wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 08:54:
The refund page at CIG? Duh! :p

LOL. Feels like!

#1 is Google.com
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
16. Re: Into the Black Aug 30, 2016, 17:55 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 05:53:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 00:20:
Really glad my prediction was way off! I feel like Gene got five more good years to be a music maker and a dreamer of dreams.

R.I.P. Chocolate Man. Thanks for the golden ticket of entertainment!

Have you really been around since 2010? I feel like I've only known you since 2015.

I was recently inactive for a few years, so that's probably the reason why. But I've been a visitor to this site since ~1999, and a registered user since 2003. This site is my second most visited.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
91. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2016, 17:50 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 17:17:
As for the money, they've added more than $30M in the past year. I am honestly flabbergasted that people are still contributing, but there you have it. I wouldn't have thought it would go over $100M, but we're at $120M, so I am not going to make any predictions.

Wasn't SQ42 suppose to come out this year? Has a release date been announced?

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
90. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2016, 17:28 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 15:26:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 15:15:
Buried, and lessons learned.

You're forgive us if we're a little skeptical?

I'm a little skeptical myself, but I like to think this was a painful enough experience that it's likely to stick. However, if I stray from the path, feel free to remind me.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
87. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2016, 15:15 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 13:45:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 11:52:

I'm thankful that No Man's Sky taught me two valuable things: never believe what a developer says (specifically developers), and never preorder games.

Hmm, I thought you'd learned that lesson with your Star Citizen experience...


I know right? Well, the good news is NMS is like the nail in those two coffins. Buried, and lessons learned.

Chris is going to have a really tough time getting new people to back his game given all the NMS shenanigans and tomfoolery post launch.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
81. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2016, 11:52 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 11:32:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 10:30:

You were so hyped about this game that you preordered it and put over 40 hours in it. No Refunds For You!!!

Unless of course this is sarcasm or you're showing people how to ask for refunds. Because you never once said anything about bugs and after 40+ hours of playtime your only complaint was the ending sucked.

Ha!

In fairness to him, that got spoiled, and he does discuss a bug, and he does discuss missing features.

However, he says it isn't his fault he believed everything Sean Murray said (again, some quotes from 2014, when the game was still very much ideas on a whiteboard), and compares it to seeing Suicide Squad because the trailers made you think it was good.

I'm sorry, I'm still putting some blame on consumers here. If msot of us here could see what the game was, how is it some still thought it was good enough to preorder and then were shocked when it was what everyone else expected? If the game was listed on Steam and by Sony as being single player, how could you have expected it to be multiplayer?

This is very much a controversial opinion, and I get why people feel so duped on this game, but these complaints seem to pop up so frequently, where people think a 2 year old video is an accurate representation of a game. How long have you been in gaming (not you, kxmode, but people in general) to not get that what you see at E3 2 years before release is something aspirational - what the devs hope to make, and not what you'll actually buy? Just like how concept cars you see at a car show won't look at all like what the actual car does when it hits dealer showrooms in 2 years. Putting your $40,000 down at the auto show is a really bad idea.

I'm thankful that No Man's Sky taught me two valuable things: never believe what a developer says (specifically developers), and never preorder games.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
78. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2016, 02:34 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 23:17:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 20:52:
God it is hilarious. Whinny babies crying waaaaaaaahhhhhh my game didn't work. Grow some balls and crying like a baby on the Internet....MOMMY my game didn't work. WELL HOW about this? HOW about you do some research and stop crying like a 1 year old baby??!?

How many drinks did you have before posting?

Drinking? I thought he was doing drugs.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
77. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2016, 02:33 Kxmode
 
ninemil wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 19:43:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 18:24:
I've tried numerous times to get a refund for NMS. The game is broken and not even remotely close to how Sean Murray pitched it.

My last attempt to plead with Valve for a refund goes as follows:
People aren't getting refunds through the automated system - raise a manual ticket, select live chat and speak to someone directly.

That's a manual ticket.

Valve isn't consistent with refunds. Their tech support appears to give them out at random and at whatever mood dictates their decisions. Someone, either on the NMS Subreddit or the NMS Steam forums, mentioned how they were able to get a refund after 60 hours of play. They used the "no multiplayer" as the reason.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Aug 30, 2016, 00:25 Kxmode
 
My favorite lines of all time are his "Stop. Please. Don't. Come back" retorts in Willy Wonka. Perfect deadpan humor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ZD3_ppcPE
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Aug 30, 2016, 00:20 Kxmode
 
Really glad my prediction was way off! I feel like Gene got five more good years to be a music maker and a dreamer of dreams.

R.I.P. Chocolate Man. Thanks for the golden ticket of entertainment!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
72. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 29, 2016, 18:24 Kxmode
 
I've tried numerous times to get a refund for NMS. The game is broken and not even remotely close to how Sean Murray pitched it.

My last attempt to plead with Valve for a refund goes as follows:

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Hi,

I have always tried to be realistic with your refund system. I know you have a 2-hour or less policy and a 14-day window. However, in this case, No Man's Sky is a scam. Sean Murray sold me this game using false advertising.

The amount of gameplay and game breaking bugs in No Man's Sky is staggering. I have encountered more than a few that have made the game nearly impossible to play. Here is a couple I was able to record.

https://vid.me/wlaQ - This "Lift Off" bug flings my spaceship into orbit
https://vid.me/4WLA - Actual holes appear in planet's geometry

Besides the rampant bugs, NMS is also missing core features Sean promised would be in the game. He even showed them in gameplay footage mere months ago. Instead of listing them all out I will provide a link to three videos that provides an excellent overview of many of the most glaring "omissions".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuz3WETd4ug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE0nuW-mQ8A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTTPlqK8AnY&t=9m49s

All that aside, I think the most insulting aspect comes from the "ending" itself. Much like "Journey of the Light" there is no ending in No Man's Sky. Sean kept telling us the purpose of the game is to get to the center of the universe (e.g. the bright light off in the distance). However, I found out that the bright light in the distance is not the center of the universe but is the heart of a galaxy. Once I reached it, the game flung me to another random world, in another galaxy, and broke my stuff. Worse, if I were to stomach this torment somehow for 255 more galaxies, the procedural engine of No Man's Sky itself will break. Yup, the game quite literally has no ending. Sean PROMISED, if nothing else, there would be "something amazing" at the center of the universe. I was robbed that one tiny shred of potential satisfaction I could have had with this game.

I believe NMS is a counterfeit product, or at the very least Significantly Not as Described (SNAD). There no other way to explain given its dizzying array of bugs, its rage inducing ending, and the dozens of missing features. The purpose of this email is to request a refund. Here's my Paypal payment information:

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Thank you for inquiring about a refund for No Manís Sky. There has been some recent confusion in the community about Steam refunds for this title. Our standard refund policy continues to apply to No Manís Sky, and playtime continues to matter when refunding the product.

Weíve reviewed your playtime and unfortunately you do not qualify for a refund.

Please review our refund policy here:
http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds/

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NMS is a broken game and was advertised significantly not as described by Sean Murray. I have gone through all the channels I am aware of to plead for a refund for this game. If I can't trust you to refund a game like NMS in its current state with all the issues it has, then how can I trust you for future purchases?

Please do the honorable thing.

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So Valve has two choices. Either they will refund, or I can take my business to GOG and benefit from their 30-day unconditional guarantee. I can't believe Valve is so hardheaded and committed to their draconian policy that they're willing to lose me as a customer for life over $60 purchase, especially with the knowledge that I have spent way more than $60 in the past and undoubtedly plan on spending way more than that in future.

I have a question for someone who only buys their games from GOG. How is the selection of new titles? Do they, most of the time, appear on GOG at the same time as Steam?

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News Comments > Space Rangers: Quest Announced
5. Re: Space Rangers: Quest Announced Aug 25, 2016, 17:22 Kxmode
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 25, 2016, 14:27:
epic text battles? lol is this a joke?

Don't judge. There's obviously a market for it.
 
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News Comments > Space Rangers: Quest Announced
3. Re: Space Rangers: Quest Announced Aug 25, 2016, 13:50 Kxmode
 
Will this game feature a particular renowned intergalactic janitor?  
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