Refund Policy

General Information

Returns

Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging if it is physical goods.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

Gift cards

Downloadable software products

Tips

Subscriptions which have been used and expired

 

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

 

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:

Book with obvious signs of use

CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened.

Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.

Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Subscription services which are already in use

 

Refunds

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

To qualify for a full or partial refund you must demonstrate that we have failed to deliver the purchased product, it was not as described, or there is a fault with the product for which we are responsible for. Asking for refunds due to changes in your personal circumstances, problems with your access down to software or hardware issues on your end and other similar reasons are not considered valid grounds for a refund, and you acknowledge this on making a purchase.

 

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

Next, contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at support@charedegaming.com.

 

Sale items

Only regular priced items may be refunded. Unfortunately, sale items cannot be refunded.

 

Exchanges

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at support@charedegaming.com.

 

Gifts

If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you. If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver, and he will find out about your return.

 

Shipping

Our onsite products are all digital and are delivered either via email or to additional access areas once logged in. Consequently, no shipping fees apply. However in the case of physical goods such as with our merchandise store you will need to follow the shipping rules and costs that Spreadshirt outline. We are not responsible or liable for any shipping costs. Charede Gaming is also not liable in cases of orders which go missing in the post. Please address these issues with the parcel carrier and the shopping site on which you place the order.

 

Refund Policy relating to specific services and products

Charede Gaming Subscription Service

Charede Gaming subscriptions are subject to the general criteria mentioned above. If the subscription has expired, you are not entitled to a refund. In the case of a partially used subscription, these can be refunded. However, you must provide proof of purchase as well as demonstrate a legitimate reason for cancellation, see information above.

Off-site Subscription Services

We use Patreon and Gamewisp as off-site subscription services. The refund policies of these sites apply in these cases. 

Charede Gaming Tips

Tips made to Charede, and Charede Gaming are considered non-refundable. This is a term you agree to before making a tip, and you agree not to charge back or cancel the transaction.

Charede Gaming Crowdfunding

When contributing to Charede Gaming via crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, Patreon, IndieGoGo, etc you agree to follow the refund policy as outlined on the projects page as well as the websites general refund policy. 

Charede Livestream Contributions

Livestream contribution covers both tips, product and equipment. If you have made a contribution, these are considered non-refundable. Items such as digital games and money tips (be it real world currency or digital currencies such as bitcoins etc.) are considered to be used as of immediately receiving them. This is due to these contributions being invested into the livestream, used towards the cost of equipment or other expenses, or applied to an account to which they cannot be detached. As a result, we cannot refund. You fully acknowledge the risk and that you have full ownership of the item/s which you are handing over to Charede and Charede Gaming. Charede and Charede gaming are not liable for any shipping incurred by sending the items. Nor is Charede or Charede Gaming liable for any legal implications in the event you have illegitimately obtained the money or items contributed. You accept full legal liability in the event of prosecution and will accept responsibility for any damages or legal penalty incurred as a result.

Spreadshirt Purchases

Spreadshirt purchases are subject to Spreadshirt's ToS and refund policy.

GreenMan Gaming Purchases

GreenMan Gaming purchases are subject to GreenMan Gaming's ToS and refund policy. 

Game Fan Shop Purchases

Game Fan Shop Purchases are subject to Game Fan Shop's ToS and refund policy.

Tactical Lion Purchases

Tactical Lion purchases are subject to Tactical Lion store ToS and refund policy.

 

Name:

Kong: Skull Island

Budget:

185 Million USD approx

Studio:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Tencent Pictures

Genre:

Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Release Date:

9th March, 2017

Run Time:

118 minutes

Director

Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Product Rating:

BBFC (UK): 12A

MPAA (USA): PG-13

Reviewer:

Sarcastic Bulldog

Review Score:

68/100 (68%)

Disclosure:

 

 

 

Part reboot, part Apocalypse Now homage, part Land That Time Forgot and what do you get? Well, you get Kong: Skull Island, an interesting take on the classic monster movies of yesteryear while taking on more contemporary themes of politics and exploring the worst of humanity while having giant overblown CGI action set pieces with monsters in tow.

 

Skull Island opens with a flashback in 1944, an American pilot (John C.Riley) and Japanese pilot both crash land on Skull Island. Both survive and pursue each other in a duel to the death. However, both are interrupted by the king of the island; Kong. Opening titles and we are thrust forward twenty-nine years to 1973 where Bill Randa (John Goodman) hires ex-British special air service operative Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), a skilled tracker who guides an expedition to Skull Island to explore its many possible scientific wonders. Also joining along for the expedition is a military convoy lead by Lt.Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) a no-nonsense hard-edged war veteran. The crew get to Skull Island and drop bombs or ‘scientific instruments’ as one scientist put it. Unleashing these bombs gets the attention of the big ape. Understandably Kong doesn’t take too kindly to this and demonstrates why he is king of the island by putting a beat down on the explorers and crashing all of the helicopters.

 

 

 

The crew that survived is stranded and must survive this harsh and very cruel environment. The survivors regroup and come across the local tribes lead by John C.Riley character from the beginning flashback. He helps the survivors to work out an escape plan. However, Colonel Packard has other ideas. He plans to take out Kong as revenge for the death of his military comrades, but this is compromised by a new threat in the form of monsters called ‘skull crawlers’. This all leads to a final act consisting of overblown CGI monster fights and our plucky good guys fighting for survival in the chaos and inevitably making an attempt to escape from the island.

 

 

The film certainly sets up good political satire, which didn’t feel tacked on like it so easily could have been. Comedy elements while at times cringe did work, particularly in the context of the political playfulness woven throughout the story. With lines such as “there’s never been a more messed up time in Washington” (certainly fitting of our modern political times) or John C.Riley character asking “did we win the war” and being replied with “which one?” these did give me a few chuckles. The editing and pace of the film are certainly better than most typical Hollywood fair nowadays. There is a lot of action shot from a distance which gives a better sense of space and a less claustrophobic feel. Thus enabling you to take in what is going on a bit easier. This is unlike for example a classic Michael Bay film in which all of the close in and all shaky cam action nonsense is extremely overdone and annoying. CGI wise the film does the job, Kong looks spectacular at times with incredible attention to detail on every hair of the big ape looking particularly amazing. However, the ‘skull crawlers’ are somewhat less impressive with a very generic design and very fake, out of place looks to them.

 

 

Overall Skull Island is a generic monster movie with typical overblown CGI but with an excellent cast that can keep your attention and carry the film. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts managed to put his fingerprint all over the film with an interesting mix of political satire/comedy blended with well shot exciting action set pieces. There is still that feeling of compromise within the film which impacts on the experience. This is in part I feel is due to this being a massive Hollywood franchise with its overblown budget with even bigger expectations from the studios. No doubt many people interfering with the director's vision as some elements appear a bit mix mashed. The director does a great job of giving a bland, generic monster movie, a bit of flair and style which is the saving grace of the film. An enjoyable ride on the surface that rises above it generic premise just about enough to make it worthwhile but never does quite enough to blow you away either. A top tier cast, great action and good direction, yet just above average in overall execution. Worth at least a watch and maybe a buy on DVD or Blu-ray if you are inclined to see what is a well-done retake on the monster genre if far from perfect. Based on my experience watching this film in cinema I would rate this at 68/100.

 

 

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