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I'm truly perplexed that you people have nothing better to do with your lives than rant on and on about how terrible it is that someone is offering a bunch of really good games, which already exist, on the same platform on which they already exist, at a massive discount, with the option of picking your price and where that money goes (including the option to send it entirely to charity, in which case the games themselves become essentially free gifts).
No one is really making a direct profit here. No one is selling new games or adding new restrictions or creating new DRMs.
This is the same Humble Bundle that you've had before, only this time you get games that the mainstream (guess what, the vast majority of gamers couldn't care less for a discount on a handful of low budget indy games that run on linux and which look and play similarly if not worse than what can be found free on newgrounds.com) are actually interested in.
If you don't happen to like these games in their current states (which is identical to their state before the bundle) or already own them, have no desire to support any of the involved organizations, and don't know a single soul who would love a bunch of great games for a xmas present (you can't even pretend that you can't afford it at 1 freaking dollar), then sure, pass it up and move on with your day, go crawl back under your rock or bridge, or wherever it is you trolls like to hang out these days. No one is forcing you to buy anything.
For everyone else, this is an amazing deal. It will make a lot of people happy. It will get good games out to people who could never afford / never heard of them. It will support a publisher that funds some pretty great projects and really needs a hand right now, and it will make a lot more money than any previous bundle has for the two charity's involved.

It proves yet again that people will complain about anything.

I own most of the them; I really only wanted Darksiders and payed a bit above the average for it. I can buy games for a discount, support a company and charity at the same time! That is a trifecta!
post #102 of 143
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snip.

I'm not complaining at all about the bundle, I was mearly pointing the fact that it is true that Steam has issues and is not optimal for people with unreliable connection because of it's broken offline mode. In fact I own most of those games on Steam, Company of Heroes is probably my favorite PC game, I already had it on disk but bought the complete bundle on Steam because I was missing the second expansion a few years back.

I don't hate Steam (proof:my Steam games list), I just hate the fanboyism around it and the complete denial that many have about it's issues, I also don't like the fact that it is being forced on us more and more.

Anyway, it really is sad that the average amount donated is that low, I'm glad it helped THQ but I think it really gives a bad image of PC gamers as cheapstakes IMO.
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post #103 of 143
Teli, My steam game list is even bigger..
post #104 of 143
If you don't like the DRM, don't get it. I think that would be silly considering you can get 6 games for a $1 or 7 for $6. You would have to REALLY hate Steam or DRM to not go for that. They are doing this for charity, you don't even have to give a dime to Humble or THQ, it can all go to charity and you still get the games. The author of this article is an asshat.
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post #105 of 143
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If you don't like the DRM, don't get it. I think that would be silly considering you can get 6 games for a $1 or 7 for $6. You would have to REALLY hate Steam or DRM to not go for that. They are doing this for charity, you don't even have to give a dime to Humble or THQ, it can all go to charity and you still get the games. The author of this article is an asshat.

Sadly, said author isn't the only one.
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post #106 of 143
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Kind of sad that the average stayed at $5.6.
Other bundles normally reach above $7 by this time.

I was just going to ask about this. I'm surprised a little because there are a lot of good games, but maybe since they are older most people who want them have them. Saints Row 3 as an unlock may actually be holding it down too, not everyone wants a GTA clone and it doesn't really fit with the other games.
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post #107 of 143
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I was just going to ask about this. I'm surprised a little because there are a lot of good games, but maybe since they are older most people who want them have them. Saints Row 3 as an unlock may actually be holding it down too, not everyone wants a GTA clone and it doesn't really fit with the other games.

It's a pretty great game, and there really isn't any theme here other than "highly successful THQ games that are just old enough to not be making huge sales organically" - a category SR3 fits into just fine.

That said, I do agree. It's a great motivator for a lot of buyers, but I think the majority who want it already have it due to it's spectacular promotional releases during development.

That, and let's face it, a lot of people are picking up this bundle as a way to give a dirt cheap yet highly appreciated gift to friends and family this holiday season - often to kids too young to be subjected to SR3's utter lack of morals or tact wink.gif
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Sweet they added more, now all they need to do is throw in Dawn of War biggrin.gif YOU CAN DO IT.
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Seriously? To me, "Humble Bundle" is just a "name your own price, and direct proceeds to the 3 categories" kind of deal. I don't care about who bundles what, as long as the premise of the Humble Bundle is the same. Stick your snobbery where the sun don't shine.
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It's a pretty great game, and there really isn't any theme here other than "highly successful THQ games that are just old enough to not be making huge sales organically" - a category SR3 fits into just fine.

You don't see the theme?

3-Company of Heroes [RTS War Game]
Metro 2033 [FPS]
Red Faction [FPS]


...Saints Row [3rd Person GTA-Clone]



Or how about a bunch of somewhat respectable PC games and one stereotypical console port?
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