Steam Refunds – A Good First Experience

After purchasing both Ghostship Aftermath and CDF Ghostship… I attempted to play them. This is when I discovered that CDF Ghostship(CDF:G) is just an updated(barely) version of Ghostship Aftermath(G:A). At first I was ok with this, until I realized that CDF:G is just as clunky and unpolished as G:A. Bad AI pathfinding and equally bad voice acting were the final straw for me. The code must not be optimized, because my GTX 980 was getting low framerates at times.

I do like the concept of CDF:G and G:A. It is something I hope that can be pulled off successfully. Having just finished my run through Alien Isolation, I am craving more space survival horror. The random nature of the bad guys spawning in both Ghostship titles was optimistic, the you just can’t get past the issues. Don’t be fooled. It looks like it could be fun. It should be fun. Sadly, it just isn’t.

I decided to try the recently unveiled Steam Refund policy. This is accessible here: Steam Refund

I requested the refund for both games at 10:53PM and by 12:15AM, both games had been refunded. This was refreshing that it was this easy. Thank you Steam Support!

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Issues with Bandicam 2.2.2.790 and nVidia Driver 353.30

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I was having issues with the last hour of my Let’s Play of Alien Isolation. Yes, the luck of having issues in the last hour of a 18 hour Let’s Play is mine to have. I had updated my video driver before that last hour of play. Mistake.

While troubleshooting the problem I noticed my FPS on a game I was playing with friends, Castleminer Z, were running at around 10 FPS no matter how low I set the graphics settings. A GTX 980 crushes anything this game can throw at it. I stopped recording and suddenly a buttery 60 FPS(I utilize frame limiting).

I’ve noticed that when I start recording after the driver update to 353.30 for my GTX 980, the CPU usage when recording is 30% on a static screen. Any motion spikes it up.

No beta drivers on nVidia’s site and no update to Bandicam. Looks like a driver roll back.

Bummer.