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Post by kaede on 2012-09-26, 14:24

Well it's that time of the year again where you can shell out however much money you want Childs Play and the EFF to get 5 different indie games with an option to pay $1.01 to get steam keys for all those games. But for those who are not as cheap as I am you can donate more than the average to get 5 more games with guaranteed steam keys. Also you can choose how much of your money goes to what like having all go to charity and none to developers or a mix between the two. If your interested here is the link: https://www.humblebundle.com/

Games available this time:
Rochard
Shatter
Space Pirates and Zombies
Torchlight 1
Vessel

pay above the average:
Dustforce
Bit.Trip Runner
Gratuitous Space Battles
Jamestown
Wizrob

Oh yeah all games are DRM free so you can share them with your friends. You can get all the top ones for a penny if you want.
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Post by kaede on 2012-12-02, 23:54

Humble THQ Bundle going on right now. Get steam keys for Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction Armageddon, and the Company of Heroes 1 series for $1 and Saints Row the Third for paying above the average.

Deal ends on the 12th of December.
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Post by Corenat Rovarnus on 2012-12-03, 01:31

Do you see any practical advantage in getting the steam keys in addition to just the games? +rep for putting this up btw
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Post by Dave on 2012-12-03, 03:06

It's bad enough that a major publisher gets their own "humble" bundle. The fact that all of the games come with DRM and only run on Windows is even worse. It's like they couldn't be bothered to come up with their own marketing campaign so they've piggybacked on the success of indie bundles without offering any of the innovation that caused such bundles to be successful in the first place. Disappointing.
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Post by kaede on 2012-12-03, 13:31

I find that getting steam keys is a good idea because you can trade games with your friends and still have the games for yourself.

I applaud THQ for doing this a major publisher ,that's going through a tough time atm, is releasing some of there popular titles for a buck and there not even guaranteed any profit from this because the person buying can send it all to charity or to the humble publishing.

Also so what if the games are for Windows and can only be used through steam? These games ,as far as I know, are not available for Mac or Linux anyway and one of the main distribution for PC games is steam.
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Post by Dave on 2012-12-03, 14:02

@kaede wrote:I applaud THQ for doing this a major publisher ,that's going through a tough time atm, is releasing some of there popular titles for a buck and there not even guaranteed any profit from this because the person buying can send it all to charity or to the humble publishing.

I agree with you here, this is admirable. In fact, if they were doing this through an outlet other than one that has built its goodwill through DRM-free, multi-platform releases of small-time game developers, I would be applauding THQ alongside you. The trouble is they haven't.

@kaede wrote:Also so what if the games are for Windows and can only be used through steam? These games ,as far as I know, are not available for Mac or Linux anyway and one of the main distribution for PC games is steam.

The indie bundles wouldn't be anywhere near the level of success they are now if they had released their games for Windows only with DRM tacked on. THQ has effectively climbed up the ladder that the indie bundles have worked so hard to build and is now proceeding to kick it away. This is why I'm disappointed.
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Post by Corenat Rovarnus on 2012-12-03, 14:36

I agree with the unfairness of a big name company piggybacking off of the success of indies, but consider that THQ is in a bit of a desperate situation what with their stock floundering, it makes sense that they'd leap at any opportunity(dirty capitalist pigs they are). I believe the fault lies more with the Humble publishing, as they are the ones who agreed to sell out their good name that formerly only represented indie developers. It goes against much of what the Humble Indie Bundle originally stood for. Just look at the offered games, they are hardly humble at all, some of them are triple A industry standard titles.

But you know, profit is profit, screw equal opportunity and morals.
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Post by Char on 2012-12-03, 15:32

The CEO of THQ has bought from this as well 1500 to charity. I say if you get this give it all to the red cross. Granted ask yourself how much is actually going to THQ. Besides this is one big publicity for both parties THQ stock rises and humble gets the word out to more people that they exist by offering big name games. Heres hoping they release dawn of war as well.


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Post by Dave on 2012-12-03, 15:59

@Corenat Rovarnus wrote:I believe the fault lies more with the Humble publishing, as they are the ones who agreed to sell out their good name that formerly only represented indie developers.

Absolutely. I would argue, however, that Humble Bundle, Inc. has never had pristine intentions. They are a for-profit corporation with millions of dollars in venture capital that exists solely to make its shareholders rich. The website suggests that donations to Humble Bundle, Inc. go towards paying for the hosting of the site, but with the millions of dollars of debt it needs to pay off and the stakes of its shareholders (who believed that investing in such a venture would be profitable, not charitable), that claim is dubious. The real question is how much of a hand Wolfire Games had in the creation of Humble Bundle, Inc. If Gamasutra is to be believed, then the cofounder of Humble Bundle is also the COO of Wolfire Games, making Wolfire Games the sellout. Of course, the ties between Humble Bundle and Wolfire Games have been shamelessly downplayed. Where on either site do you find any mention of the other? Wolfire is having it both ways, and no one is the wiser.

@Char wrote:The CEO of THQ has bought from this as well 1500 to charity.

Claim: 1500 dollars that he surreptitiously pocketed out of the company's marketing budget. CEO's don't just do public stuff like this for the lulz.

@Char wrote:Besides this is one big publicity for both parties THQ stock rises and humble gets the word out to more people that they exist by offering big name games. Heres hoping they release dawn of war as well.

That's just the point. THQ and Humble Bundle are masquerading as progressive, DRM-eschewing, multi-platform indie lovers. They are none of those things. Humble Bundle, Inc. should have been created under a name that didn't dishonestly associate itself with the virtues of the indie bundles.
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Post by kaede on 2012-12-03, 17:25

I wonder if there would be all the hate for this bundle if a smaller company like Egosoft put there entire X series on HB or if Atari put their old D&D computer games on HB...

Bottom line is THQ is a floundering company who has placed some of there most popular titles for a dollar and you can have that money go to charity. Making the titles cross-platform would have cost THQ more money then they would have made from this, people would pirate the powerofpoo out of these games if they made them DRM free, and would have sunk there company faster leading to more people losing jobs.

In the end money goes to charity, THQ gets free advertising for all the sequels to these games, and Humble Bundle reaches a broader audience then the ones who just want indie games. Everybody wins and this was successful experiment if you ask me, and I hope they do this again as a once a year thing. So please lets just drop this.
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Post by Dave on 2012-12-03, 18:07

@kaede wrote:I wonder if there would be all the hate for this bundle if a smaller company like Egosoft put there entire X series on HB or if Atari put their old D&D computer games on HB...

If you've been following my polemic, you might have guessed that I, personally, would still have a problem. If Egosoft or Atari released the games without DRM, then it would be a different story. As for whether or not there'd still be "all the hate," I can't speak to the complaints that others may or may not have. I myself do not hate the bundle. The bundle is most definitely a Good Thing. I'm merely expressing my disappointment at its dishonesty.

@kaede wrote:Bottom line is THQ is a floundering company who has placed some of there most popular titles for a dollar and you can have that money go to charity

This is very nice, but it's deceptive in its association with the other bundles. It's already been pointed out that this is as much a fault of Humble Bundle itself as it is of THQ.

@kaede wrote:Making the titles cross-platform would have cost THQ more money then they would have made from this, people would pirate the powerofpoo out of these games if they made them DRM free, and would have sunk there company faster leading to more people losing jobs.

I'm in no way suggesting that THQ ought to make their titles cross-platform or DRM-free. Ought implies can. The only point of contention is that they are piggybacking on the goodwill and publicity of years of DRM-free, multi-platform releases. If they are going to release single-platform, DRM-laden titles then they should avoid associating it with that kind of legacy. It's dishonest and cheapens the value of the bundles that came before it.

@kaede wrote:In the end money goes to charity, THQ gets free advertising for all the sequels to these games, and Humble Bundle reaches a broader audience then the ones who just want indie games. Everybody wins and this was successful experiment if you ask me, and I hope they do this again as a once a year thing. So please lets just drop this.

The ends don't justify the means. THQ didn't have to associate itself with the previous bundles. Everybody wins except for anybody who cares at all about what the original indie bundles have done for the game industry.


Also, you're a very nice person and it's getting a little heated, so I'm perfectly OK with shaking hands and agreeing to disagree. Very Happy
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Post by kaede on 2012-12-03, 19:59

It's ok. I don't mind having debates like this, it's just that I made this topic to tell people here about good games for charity and was just getting off topic thats all.
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Post by The Lord Kelvin on 2012-12-03, 23:14

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Post by kaede on 2012-12-20, 00:45

Humble Indie Bundle 7 is out.

Just my opinion but this has some lackluster games this time around with the only ones worth the price being Legends of Grimrock (which you have to pay above the average) & Binding of Isaac.
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Post by kaede on 2013-08-08, 15:31

Because I figured that that a few of these games were actually good here is the Humble Introversion sale.

For just 10 cents you can get the following:
Games
Uplink (Single-player hacking game)
Darwinia (single-player arcade game)
Multiwinia (multiplayer Darwinia)
and
Defcom (multiplayer WarGames simulator)

For today only (8/8/13) you can get all of these as well as Prison Architect for $19.99 and $24.99 after today. Steam keys for all for $1

Utilities
Source code for the above games
Voxel tech demo
City Generator tech demo
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Post by Corenat Rovarnus on 2013-11-05, 16:15

Oh man, Humble Bundle has sold out to a big name company yet again this year, this time it's...uh....WB games...stands for wide booty or something..so you can get your Buttman or Phear on, or scribble F/UC if you're into that sort of thing. I'm not complaining though cuz I benefited indirectly
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Post by kaede on 2013-11-05, 19:19

You know, I honestly thought capcom would have the next hb sense they are in trouble moneywise.

Also I would say WB needs to sell out because of all the problems origins has. Though i didn't know they published the fear games.
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Post by Corenat Rovarnus on 2017-09-06, 01:40

Another win for "indie" games (in the US, technically) with the Hunie Sakura Bundle! I really like the "customer testimonials":
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Post by kaede on 2017-09-06, 23:27

Sad thing is, they had a visual novel bundle that was actually really good a little while back, yet I'll bet this trash will sell more copies because it has more t&a.
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