We're not even 5 hours in and the Humble THQ Bundle has already hit $1 million in sales and over 181k in bundles sold! We can't thank you all enough for your unbeatable support for charity and games!
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- This is a good deal, plain and simple. If you want to whine and complain, please go do it on your locally hosted, self-html encoded blogs of yours. While you are at it, go ahead and write a game from scratch and release it DRM free so you can prove exactly how much you believe all the semi-religious mumbo-jumbo you are spouting off.
Oh wait, I think I just fed another troll. Sorry guys.Dec 1, 2012
- It features an oversized sex toy that is used as a weapon. Honestly, if that isn't enough for a person to judge whether or not a game's content will likely be enjoyable to them, you must be digging through a heaping pile of crap games looking for the perfect pony simulator.
I've got no problem with THQ including wang bats. It's more evidence of the M for Middle school theory, but I'd never deny a company the right to make mediocre juvenile games. I called you for strawman building because you are trying to imply that I have some sort of moral outrage at the wang bat. I don't, I think it demonstrates the juvenile nature of the game, which is something rather new to the Humble Bundle.Dec 1, 2012
- Oh, so you were only talking about Saint's Row? Sorry, I just inferred from "I can still tell you the plot to all the games [in] the THQ bundle, if only from all the marketing hype and reviews they bought" that you were talking about more than a single game from the bundle. Entirely my mistake.
So one game in the bundle has a juvenile gimmick --- big fucking whoop. You must have missed some of the stuff included in Super Meat Boy and Binding of Isaac then --- and SMB has been in two bundles.Dec 1, 2012
- The rest aren't the cherry on the Sunday. I've got no real issue with the rest, but they don't really push the boundary of the medium either. Cookie cutter shooter, cookie cutter beat 'em up, etc. I coming back to the point that THQ didn't need Humble Bundle to distribute these games, they could have offered the bundle themselves on Steam.
Technically there are 3 levels of DRM here:
1. DRM-free - per the other Humble Bundles
2. Standard Steam DRM - per what current Linux and most indie Steam games have
3. In-game DRM - per what THQ games typically have (in varying degrees)
3 is crap like Starforce and it's what folks really hate. 2 is annoying, but most folks will let that side.
Dec 1, 2012
- Again pulling facts out of your ass. "Standard Steam DRM" --- that's what most games on Steam has! It's not just indie titles or games available for Linux on Steam. It's the vast majority of games on Steam! Also, not a single THQ game has any DRM in addition to Steam, so the "varying degrees" you're talking about is exactly and consistently none.
In fact, out of the current 10 top sellers on Steam (Black Ops II, Assassin's Creed III, Hitman: Absolution, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Football Manager 2013, ARMA II: Combined Operations, Unreal Deal Pack, Borderlands 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and X-Com: Enemy Unknown) none (that's exactly 0, just to make it clear) have any DRM in addition to Steam.
If you don't like the games in the bundle, don't buy it. I wasn't a huge fan of the games in some of the Android bundles, so --- you know what --- I didn't buy them! I also didn't whine and cry to Humble about it.Dec 1, 2012
- I don't see why people are so opposed to the bundle. You get 4-5 AAA titles. You can pay all the money to HIB if you don't want to support THQ. DRM means nothing when it only costs $1.Dec 1, 2012