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There's an even worse review over at kotaku.

Really embarrassing from kotaku, who makes a title like that?
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The kotaku article indeed lacked professionalism. However, it is true that THQ is financially struggling, and heck, they've made $1.7M in 8 hours, and they get 65% of that on average, it's a good move. tongue.gif
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I think its really cool that THQ is on board with this.
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As long as it is still going to charity I don't see the big deal.

It's not all for charity. You can give as much as you'd like to charity, as much as you'd like to THQ, and as much as you'd like to the Humble Bundle. The default donation is $25, and of that, $3.75 goes to Humble, $5 goes to charity, and $16.25 goes to THQ.

I don't think this THQ Humble Bundle is a bad thing, and in fact, it's a great deal! But let's not pretend this is a corporation trying to do something selfless.
post #15 of 143
Every humble bundle i spent about 10$ on it, The developers don't see a cent of it, it all goes to charity.
post #16 of 143
what i don't get is why people care so much.

If THQ had set up their own website like humbleTHQbundle.com or something, nobody would have given a crap that there was DRM/single platform/non-indie.

But instead they did what I see as smart, and piggy-backed on a well known brand in order to better market their product.

It's not like the THQ bundle is displacing a "true" humble bundle. There will still be a humble bundle 7.

Some people are just never satisfied.

$150+ worth of games + option to donate to chairity for under $6?! who can complain about that?

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There's an even worse review over at kotaku.
Really embarrassing from kotaku, who makes a title like that?

it's Gawker Media, what did you expect? Quality journalism or something? lol...
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The average was $5.72, so I paid $5.75 to even it out all considering that I've picked up more than $0.03 off the ground before.

Forgot about conversion so the total was really $5.87, haha.


Afterwards though, I realized I could have spent a bit more since Paypal is offering 5% cashback on all purchases.


Also, if people are spending over twice as much as the average, then they should buy 2+ bundles and donate the ones they won't use.
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What's so hard to understand, most PC gamers prefer to use steam. I bet these indie bundle's sell more copies when the games come with steam keys, I know that's my motivation for buying them. Sure a bunch of elite hipsters will post about how they only buy crossplatorm drm-free games or stick with physical media but that's an extreme minority. The reality is it's super convenient to have all your games accessible via a single download client and steam's DRM is minimally invasive.
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What's so hard to understand, most PC gamers prefer to use steam. I bet these indie bundle's sell more copies when the games come with steam keys, I know that's my motivation for buying them. Sure a bunch of elite hipsters will post about how they only buy crossplatorm drm-free games or stick with physical media but that's an extreme minority. The reality is it's super convenient to have all your games accessible via a single download client and steam's DRM is minimally invasive.

This is true, I would not buy these games if they were not Steam accepted. I've passed on a lot of games because they didn't activate on steam.
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What's so hard to understand, most PC gamers prefer to use steam. I bet these indie bundle's sell more copies when the games come with steam keys, I know that's my motivation for buying them. Sure a bunch of elite hipsters will post about how they only buy crossplatorm drm-free games or stick with physical media but that's an extreme minority. The reality is it's super convenient to have all your games accessible via a single download client and steam's DRM is minimally invasive.
Until your net dies and offline mode says nope.
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