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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Chroelle » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:21

Indeed EXCELLENT music, and it does look intriguing.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Pater Alf » Sat Jun 16, 2012 14:04

Humble Indie Bundle V is over. They sold nearly 600 000 bundles and made more than 5 million dollars. Quite impressing!
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Zyx » Tue Sep 18, 2012 22:13

The I-already-lost-count-th Humble Bundle 6 is up! Yet again, a really solid line-up: Rochard, Shatter, SPAZ, Torchlight, Vessel and Dustforce. Torchlight is probably the best known of the bunch, but I can also tell the soundtracks for Shatter and Dustforce are just amazing (and the games should be as well!).



As usual, the most awaited thing is how much Notch (of Minecraft fame) donates this time around.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Pater Alf » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:45

I will buy it mainly for "Torchlight". Haven't heard of the other games, but so far the "Humble Indie Bundle" never disappointed me when it comes to the quality of the sold games.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Drasir-Vel » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:44

Space Pirates and Zombies should be pretty good.

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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Chroelle » Sat Sep 29, 2012 18:55

How much have Notch donated so far?
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Pater Alf » Wed Oct 03, 2012 14:41

He gave $10 000 at the very last moment of the bundle.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Zyx » Thu Nov 29, 2012 20:38

The latest bundle is 100% charity case, The Humble THQ Bundle. Includes the solid line-up from THQ: Saints Row The Third, Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction and complete Company of Heroes 1 series. The charities are American Red Cross, Child's Play and THQ, which recently defaulted on some debts covenants and is in dire need of financial support....

Anyway, Ars Technica was quick to say that this bundle threatens to ruin the brand of Humble Bundle. I kinda agree, because THQ is quite a departure from indie games... and the two traditions Humble Bundle has tried to keep: cross-platform support and lack of DRM.

Also, the bundle is a bit lackluster in that it can be seen as a marketing push that uses the back catalog to promote the newer editions of the games. Saints Row was recently released as "The Full Package" with all the DLC, which are missing here. Darksiders has a released sequel and both Metro 2033 and Company of Heroes have sequels coming out soon. Also, notably missing from the bundle are Dawn of War games, STALKER and Homefront.

If Humble Bundle sticks to its tradition to adding games later in the bundle, I'm quite sure they will be Nexuiz, Titan Quest and maybe even Supreme Commander.

The only good news is that the Humble Indie Bundle 7 is according to the trailer coming in a couple of weeks time.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Pater Alf » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:26

Damned! I bought this before I saw that the games are not DRM-free and that you need Steam to download/play them. The lost money doesn't hurt me, but I'm a little bit disapointed and sad, because I thought DRM-free direct downloads are one of Humble Stores core principles. :Wallbang:

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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Zyx » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:28

David Rosen, who is somewhat associated with the Humble Bundles, shares his view on the matter.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Zyx » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:05

Titan Quest was added to the bundle some time ago, however it's missing its expansion pack Immortal Throne that many say is almost mandatory to have, not least because of gameplay fixes it brings.

Another new addition is the first WH40K: Dawn of War game, but again, it's almost impossible to find this base game alone anywhere anymore because it's almost always bundled with some of the expansions. Also, DoW 1's are apparently pretty similar to CoH games, it was only at DoW2 where the focus was shifted to squad based RTS.

Still over a day to go for this Bundle and it might even break the 5M barrier and could challenge last Indie Bundle's record-breaking 5,1M!
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Pater Alf » Tue Dec 11, 2012 14:08

Zyx wrote:Still over a day to go for this Bundle and it might even break the 5M barrier and could challenge last Indie Bundle's record-breaking 5,1M!
No they are not going to break that record. The paid average is much too low (about $5.70 only). And they won't sell another 100 000 units in just one day.

I still wonder if doing this THQ bundle really was a clever move. Sure it was their best-sold bundle so far, but also the one with the lowest paid average and the one that heavenly damaged their reputation ath their fanbase (for not being DRM-free and not being available for Mac and Linux).
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Zyx » Tue Dec 11, 2012 14:32

Pater Alf wrote:the one that heavenly damaged their reputation ath their fanbase (for not being DRM-free and not being available for Mac and Linux).
Sure doesn't seem like so. While you're right that this won't beat the last Indie Bundle, the THQ bundle has been the most successful single-publisher bundle.

On the contrary, one could view that this bundle proved that Mac & Linux and DRM-free don't really matter that much and that a bunch of dated AAA-titles will always outsell even the freshest Indie titles.... :(
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Pater Alf » Wed Dec 12, 2012 0:31

I wouldn't be surprised if most of the people that bought the THQ bundle are not the same ones that usually buy the Indie bundles. That's why I said that that they damaged their reputation at their fanbase. Now there are many new people that bought the THQ bundle and that obviously don't care about DRM-free and cross-platform. Only time will show if the Humble store guys can balance the expectations of both groups.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Zyx » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:51

Oh ye of little faith: $5,097,458.29.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Zyx » Wed Dec 19, 2012 21:17

Right on the heels of the previous bundle, comes the old and original, The Humble Indie Bundle 7!

The line-up is not bad: Snapshot, The Binding of Isaac (+ Wrath of the Lamb), Closure, Indie Game: The Movie, Shank 2 and Dungeon Defenders (+ DLC), Legend of Grimrock.



I was this close to getting Indie Game: The Movie just yesterday so .. I guess it's a good thing I didn't. =)
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Pater Alf » Wed Dec 19, 2012 22:32

Line-up is ok. But wasn't "The Binding of Isaac" in one of the Humble Indie Bundles before? "Legend of Grimrock" and "Snapshot" are great games, but I already own them. So for me it's only "Shank 2", "Closure" and "Dungeon Defenders" at the moment. Hope they will add some nice bonus content later on.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Zyx » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:47

Pater Alf wrote:Hope they will add some nice bonus content later on.
Your wish is granted. The new additions to the bundle are Offspring Fling, Cave Story+ and Edmund McMillen's The Basement Collection. The last one is collection of Flash games and stuff from before Super Meat Boy. Cave Story+ was already in Humble Bundle 4.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Pater Alf » Fri Dec 28, 2012 13:44

Still not the greatest bundle for me. As you said "Cave Story+" was in one of the other bundles before. And "The Basement Collection" is a collection of games that you can also get for free on various sites. So "Offspring Fling" is the only bonus game that really adds something new.

Think I will pay some bucks to get the four games I don't already own, but will not pay much more than the average.
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Re: The Humble Bundle

Post by Pater Alf » Wed May 22, 2013 22:16

The Humble Weekly Sale is back. Pay what you want for Alan Wake + Alan Wake's American Nightmare + Soundtrack:

https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly
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