Discussion in 'PC/Console Game Discussion' started by Charles, Nov 29, 2012.
Disable whatever you have that's blocking twitter embeds.
Or maybe the twitter API is down.
Yeah, I'm getting blank posts as well. Please manually retype all your Twitter quotes, kthx!
I ran over to check twitter and there's a big twitterfight going on about this. It's centered around Kuchera's article:
And the response is basically, "Yeah, all those charities getting money out of it thinks it's a bad move too."
"THIS IS TERRIBLE A HUGE STEP BACK FOR HUMBLE BUNDLE TRAVESTY TRAVESTY but i'm buying one"
Eh, I can't really get too exercised about it. From the link, their reasons for doing this are these:
I think they're probably going to achieve both of those goals. What's the problem?
Kuchera is making a name for himself in whiny games journalism.
Is there anything to suggest that this marks a permanent change in direction for the humble bundle? Granted, it's an out-of-left-field change in direction, but that doesn't mean it's a permanent change. Worrying over this is like owrrying about various other irrelevant things.
Seriously. Everything is the end of the fucking world with that guy.
I think they lose a bit of the goodwill they had for being humble and indie. Maybe that isn't worth all that much, though, since they still have the charity thing and they're still mostly humble and indie.
If they return to indle bundles after this, I can only assume that the goodwill levels of Ben Kuchera and the three biggest douchebags from Iowa, like, ever will probably not return to their pre-THQ bundle levels. Whatever those may have been. I imagine for everyone else the fact that a THQ bundle existed will be "that odd thing that happened that time", and not matter outside of that.
If it's a mix of indie and "something that isn't indie" bundles in the future, I'm not sure how much that's actually going to matter. I guess we'll see. Though it's not really something worth worrying about. If one is deeply concerned about the impact on the charities, one should give them some money. If one is deeply concerned about the chance to pick up indie games on the super-duper cheap, one should just get the fuck over it.
Games are games. I imagine there are a lot of indie studios doing a lot better than THQ these days.
I bought one with full Wal Mart mentality. It's cheap, it's there, it's good. Then I promptly gave away SR3, and I would have given away CoH if you actually got separate keys for the rest of the games. And slider slid all the way down for THQ.
I would totally get in on that if it were the complete version of SR3.
You do not need the DLC for SR3. At all. It ranges from "crap" to "well, I guess that was ok."
But I want it! Just not for the prices they're asking.
I love the author of that article saying its just a steam sale. Except we can't choose what amount we want to at a steam sale, and the money we pay at a steam sale doesnt go to charity.... But other then those small insignificant things, its JUST LIKE a steam sale.
Well it is a sale for items that only work on Steam. SAME THING RIGHT?
Re: the Kuchera article...
I would love to know how many people care more about DRM and multiplatform and charity and who the developers are, as opposed to I GET ALL THESE GAMES FOR MERE PENNIES?!
Guys, Ben Kuchera is beyond reproach. After all, he works for the Penny Arcade Report! The first name in SERIOUS JOURNALISMS!
Homies in Space was as good as any part of the original game! And the clones one had a line that elicited the biggest laugh of the entire game from me.
On the bright side, this bundle will give the Humble guys a good deal of information about some of those things. And I have a feeling you're correct in what your implying, that only a small portion care about DRM, multiplatform, who the devs are etc
Average back up to $5.60. I picked it up since I don't have SR3. 100% to charity this time - normally I split the price up and provide a small tip. Something about just the words "Humble THQ Bundle" just bothers me.
The way THQ's financials are looking these days, giving them money counts as a charitable donation, no?
Does anyone know if any of the soundtracks are decent?
Full Disclosure: I'm just too lazy to download them all and listen to check :)
Exactly. A bunch of people take advantage of all these bundles to get a fuckton of cheap product keys they can trade for other games or give away, which is why pressure is always mounting to have more and more games one can activate on Steam, as they are of course far more valuable. Getting DRM free/multiplatform versions is nice, but it's not the reason bundles are so popular.
Everyone paying more than the bare minimum. Apparently Mac and Linux users are really good about doing that, but a decent amount of the Windows people must be doing it too.
There are also a lot of people that buy these in bulk at the minimum price. See places like SteamGifts, r/SteamGameSwap and dozens of other places where people are trading, selling and giving these things away.
Yeah, I'm sure especially for Windows users, the vast majority are paying the minimum or near-minimum to get what they want. But there is a significant amount of people who do care about the concept enough not to just pay the minimum. I am one of the former, fwiw.
I'm not sure I have anyone on my Steam friends list I hate so much to gift Metro 2033.
You're in luck because Saints Row 3 is the only one that comes with an individual Steam code.
Really, really not happy with these guys. I emailed them and haven't heard back (and it ain't in my spam box). If I don't hear from them tomorrow, I'm going to send in an Amazon credit card dispute.
I threw in $5.70 since I only had the COH stuff. I gave the majority of it to Child's Play though.
I paid a dollar. I already had everything but Red Faction: Armageddon, which I probably won't ever play, but hey.
Why don't you just buy it again for a dollar that you send all to charity?(Since apparently you got the SR3 key) That way the humble bundle guys lose money having to pay the payment processing fees. Stick it to the man! And once they do sort it out you have a bundle key to gift away.
I haven't gotten any keys, so I'm not about to give any more money away.
I sprung for this, it's worth it to me for the CoH expansions alone. I'm a bit confused though - why do we hate THQ?
An Ode to the THQ Humble Bundle
I have none of these gamesYet I have a gargantuan backlogAnd my interest in these particular games is minimalYet the cost of these games is so lowI cannot think of a single reason not to do thisAnd so the games will sit in my Steam libraryNever to be touched
Have you tried using their Key Resender? I had a similar problem where I hadn't received my keys several hours after my order had been processed so I went to their support site, used the Key Resender and they emailed the keys to me almost immediately.
Yeah, it sent me the key for the Castle Story beta.
We don't, Ben Kuchera does.
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