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the vast majority of people would activate their keys on Steam, so no one really cared about "DRM FREE" crap. Steam is an excellent place to have all your games on an account and not some file that can be deleted, you get achievements, Steam Cloud, Steam Trading, hours logged in game, and more.
This

I care about DRM free.

The previous bundles have been installed on different OS's (driod, windoes, linux) on a couple of different systems, re-installs, with no issues due to downloading them directly from the humble bundle.

The THQ deal was nice, but I'll be happy with HB7 when they get back to standard fare.
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It would be nicer if it was 10% THQ, 10% to the guys who do the bundles and then 80% to charity, not the large percentage that THQ gets. That's greedy.
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It would be nicer if it was 10% THQ, 10% to the guys who do the bundles and then 80% to charity, not the large percentage that THQ gets. That's greedy.
You can choose how much goes to which party. I gave most of the amount I paid to charity.
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It would be nicer if it was 10% THQ, 10% to the guys who do the bundles and then 80% to charity, not the large percentage that THQ gets. That's greedy.
It's so greedy that those who buy the bundle choose what goes to charity,thq or to the humble bundle.
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It would be nicer if it was 10% THQ, 10% to the guys who do the bundles and then 80% to charity, not the large percentage that THQ gets. That's greedy.
Isn't the default split basically the same as other bundles?
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It would be nicer if it was 10% THQ, 10% to the guys who do the bundles and then 80% to charity, not the large percentage that THQ gets. That's greedy.

THQ needs the money lol
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I don't see the big deal honestly, especially when the average is less than 6 bucks and it's well over a 100 bucks worth of games. Sure its not the traditional indie bundle, but its still pay what you want and you get the games listed....drm free or not. THQ isn't an indie publisher and to get saints row the 3rd thrown in the mix is a good enough reason to overlook steam activation. This is one of those exception based things, either way humble indie bundle is doing people a favor.
    
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post #128 of 143
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It would be nicer if it was 10% THQ, 10% to the guys who do the bundles and then 80% to charity, not the large percentage that THQ gets. That's greedy.

One dollar minimum for several high budget games, and THQ is "greedy" if they get anything more than 10% of that one dollar? Really? It's already been pointed out that you can actually choose what percentage THQ gets, but that aside, it's baffling how little some people think game developers deserve. Even in the face of a stupidly good deal (seriously, I know people who pay two or three times as much for a cup of coffee in the morning every day as it costs for all these games at their minimum bundled price), we call them out for greed because of the thought that more of that money isn't being put toward charity by default. I can't even begin to wrap my head around this mindset.
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the vast majority of people would activate their keys on Steam, so no one really cared about "DRM FREE" crap. Steam is an excellent place to have all your games on an account and not some file that can be deleted, you get achievements, Steam Cloud, Steam Trading, hours logged in game, and more.

If you're a big fan of DRM, more power to you, but this is the type of argument that you'd only see from someone who already loves Steam. If there was an "only on Origin" bundle, the many of the same people saying that DRM is no big deal would be whining about how they're being forced to use a product they don't want to.

Edit: Not saying there's anything wrong with the bundle, by they way. It's their bundle and they can do what they want to, and I'm certainly not complaining considering what a great deal it is. But I can still see where people are coming from who'd prefer DRM free to DRM if given the choice.
Edited by Mike395 - 12/8/12 at 10:51am
post #130 of 143
I bought two of the bundles, donated evenly. Me and my brother will play over steam..so works for me..
    
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