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What is Humble Bundle?

06-27-2013, 03:23 AM
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What is Humble Bundle?

I never heard of this one before but I saw a few posts on Facebook about it.If somebody could explain how it works I would really appreciate it!
Thanks!
06-27-2013, 03:34 AM
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http://www.humblebundle.com/

Basically every so often a bunch of indie developers (well, that's how it started anyways) will get together with the Humble Bundle folks and offer their games collectively (one payment), DRM-free, for a "pay as much as you want" price-tag...whether it's a cent, a couple of bucks, a hundred or even thousands of dollars. Whatever you want to give them. There's also a "pay more than the average" offer that'll buy you even more games (as well as their Steam keys and soundtracks most of the time). The majority of the time it's for PC releases, but now they're doing Android stuff too. It's pretty awesome and is ridiculously generous for what you're getting every single time. Sign up for their mailing service because there are offers regularly.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"

Last edited by metalcasket; 06-28-2013 at 03:07 PM.

06-27-2013, 03:36 AM
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This is the Humble Bundle.

Every so often they put up a collection of games up for purchase. People can decide what they value the offered bundle at and pay whatever they choose. That's the hook of the system - people pay according to their means and perceived value.

Edit: Hah, mc. Nice word choice.



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06-27-2013, 03:43 AM
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Edit: Hah, mc. Nice word choice.
Ninja'd!

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06-27-2013, 03:44 AM
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So I can buy a whole bundle of games at whatever price I want?
Also is it only for Android and Pc or there are iOS games too?
06-27-2013, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Infinity89 View Post
So I can buy a whole bundle of games at whatever price I want?
Yep.

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Originally Posted by Infinity89 View Post
Also is it only for Android and Pc or there are iOS games too?
Nah, it's not for iOS.

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06-27-2013, 04:24 AM
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I'd be all over an iOS version of this

I'm just lurking here...menacingly!
06-27-2013, 07:24 AM
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Nah, it's not for iOS.
That's too bad I was ready to jump into the pole for iOs games.
Thanks guys!

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06-27-2013, 10:03 AM
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I'd be all over an iOS version of this
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Originally Posted by Infinity89 View Post
That's too bad I was ready to jump into the pole for iOs games.
It's simply not possible given the limited number of promo codes that Apple gives to publishers unless Humble somehow works out a deal with Apple. By contrast, Steam is willing to give out as many keys as a publisher wants.

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06-27-2013, 10:59 AM
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A few months ago I got a steal on a tripwire bundle. I ended up spending (so far) 70+ hours in one of them (killing floor), and haven't even downloaded the other two games yet. It's a great way to experience new genres and developers without taking much of a plunge with the wallet.

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So would 99% of the greedy, arrogant gamers that use the App Store. 99c isn't good enough for you now?
There's a line, albeit sometimes shady, between being wise with your money and being stingy. It gets irritating when I see you jump on people nearly every time they express a desire to spend their money wisely. It's presumptuous of you to jump to conclusions about others' financial situations and ultimately how much an iOS app is worth to them. Yeah there are some stingy people around, but there're also others who have legitimate reasons for the way they choose to spend their money.