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#271 MIND LINK

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:04 AM

According to the site there will be a "Special 24 hr Bundle Bonus Announced [tomorrow] Friday July 20!" and I reckon it'll be a +1 bonus bundle to spur more sales.

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#272 sunasun

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:30 AM

Just so you guys know, down at bottom on the build-a-bundle page, there is a small chat window where they're taking requests for games to appear in future bundles. If there's a game that you're looking for, you might wanna go over there and offer it as a suggestion.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:40 AM

I haven't heard of most of the games in Build a Bundle 2, and the Metacritic scores averaging ~60 aren't very encouraging, either... I'm going to pass on this one.

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#274 reapersaurus

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:45 AM

It is. I mean, I never knew I had a life goal of playing a FPS with gun toting dinos until I found out this game existed and it met that goal quite well. It's the Primal Rage of our time.

You, sir, are my hero of the day for that comparison. :)
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#275 MIND LINK

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:00 AM

If there's only one game you covet then you're in luck:

Starting at 8:00 GMT Saturday and for 24 hrs. you can Build a Bundle of just 1 game for $1 minimum!


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:25 AM

Grabbed Dead Horde, Will Fight For Food and Stroke of Fate (I'm a sucker for adventure games). For $3, even if they aren't that good, still can't hardly beat it.

#277 spoderman

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

The new "bonus" is live. You can now buy 1 game for $1. The bonuses seem a bit weak this time around, but maybe the "incentive" game bonus will make up for it.

#278 speedwerd

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:27 AM

They "incentive" game has been added.
It is Pitman for PC and MAC. They include a DRM Free download on the downloads page along with a Desura Key for the game
http://www.desura.com/games/pitman/

#279 abhinav

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:35 AM

The new "bonus" is live. You can now buy 1 game for $1. The bonuses seem a bit weak this time around, but maybe the "incentive" game bonus will make up for it.


So is that dead or is it next saturday? I hope I didn't miss it but I probably did...

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#280 speedwerd

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:44 AM

So is that dead or is it next saturday? I hope I didn't miss it but I probably did...

It is dead, it lasted for 24 hours. Now the minimum is back up to the 3 games for 3 dollars deal.

#281 spoderman

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:41 AM

They "incentive" game has been added.
It is Pitman for PC and MAC. They include a DRM Free download on the downloads page along with a Desura Key for the game
http://www.desura.com/games/pitman/


Pretty weak bonus IMO. You can get Pitman from the gamedev bundle which has (or had) a 50 cent minimum price.

#282 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:07 AM

The game doesn't look too great, but I also don't like turn based stuff like that. Either way, free is free and it's still a game.

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#283 motoki

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:29 AM

They "incentive" game has been added.
It is Pitman for PC and MAC. They include a DRM Free download on the downloads page along with a Desura Key for the game
http://www.desura.com/games/pitman/


Have they handed it out already? Because I don't have Pitman on my account page at all.

*Edit oh duh unlocks at $25k. Thanks The End. I should learn to read the fine print I guess. ;)

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#284 The End

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:36 AM

Have they handed it out already? Because I don't have Pitman on my account page at all.


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#285 abhinav

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:30 AM

It is dead, it lasted for 24 hours. Now the minimum is back up to the 3 games for 3 dollars deal.


Bleh, I only wanted syberia 2. Oh well.

#286 Ceron

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

I'm planning on getting Syberia 2 and Operation Valkyrie. What's everyone think the best remaining game is? Ones with Steam keys only.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

I'm planning on getting Syberia 2 and Operation Valkyrie. What's everyone think the best remaining game is? Ones with Steam keys only.


Hmmm, seems like you like adventure games and the rest are all very different. First advice, avoid Dino D-Day. Then after that it would depend on what type of game you are more likely to play. Maybe Tiny Bang Story? Or Iron Grip: Warlord if you like Tower Defense. Or Dogfighter if you like flying games?

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#288 warreni

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hmmm, seems like you like adventure games and the rest are all very different. First advice, avoid Dino D-Day. Then after that it would depend on what type of game you are more likely to play. Maybe Tiny Bang Story? Or Iron Grip: Warlord if you like Tower Defense. Or Dogfighter if you like flying games?


Why the Dino D-Day hate? I thought it was good for what it was.

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#289 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

Why the Dino D-Day hate? I thought it was good for what it was.


I love Dino D-Day actually, but I know most people don't like it. It's a multiplayer game with a diminished player base and no real story so I figured that would be first off his list, especially since the two games he mentioned are adventure games. But I love it. Had a blast playing as the different dinosaurs and guns.

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#290 Ceron

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:13 PM

I play a bit of everything. The only genre I don't like is RTS.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

Hope the buy one for a buck promotion comes back. I totally missed it during the Steam sale. I only want Operation Valkyrie.

#292 MIND LINK

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:50 PM

Where in the world is the Depth Hunter serial key?

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#293 The End

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:43 AM

Posted by Jonny in the Groupies Build-A-Bundle chat a few hours ago.

Ok, so we're adding the following four games as selections for this bundle: The Abbey (PC DRM-Free), Metal Dead (Desura + DRM-Free), Shadows on the Vatican (DRM-Free) and Deadly 30 (Desura + DRM-Free) ... the DRM-Free versions of a few of the games are quite large so this will take some time and be aware that we're waiting on keys for Deadly 30 so that will only be added probably on Saturday


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to clarify, all games are PC only except Deadly 30 which is PC, MAC + Linux


A couple of people have asked for clarification on how you would add these games to your bundle if you already bought the bundle. But so far there hasn't been any reply.

#294 spoderman

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:52 AM

Posted by Jonny in the Groupies Build-A-Bundle chat a few hours ago.



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A couple of people have asked for clarification on how you would add these games to your bundle if you already bought the bundle. But so far there hasn't been any reply.


Yeah, I hope they figure out a way so that previous purchasers can add those games to their current bundle (while retaining discounts depending on how many games you bought).. if they don't, I can't see this ending well.

#295 motoki

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

Ugh seriously? Are those DRM free ones not on Desura at all? I guess I shouldn't complain about free stuff but I really need a client or they will just go into a black hole and never be remembered again.

Also, would it really hurt them to put "Steam" or "Desura" next to the keys on your downloads page? I'm going through now trying to figure out which Groupees stuff are Desura and if I've activated them or not but I'm having a hard time figuring out which is which without individually checking each game to see if it is on Steam or not.

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#296 The End

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

Actually, as I understand it, these new additions aren't free. They will be added as new options of games to buy when building your bundle. Obviously this raises questions about how people who have already built a bundle will be able to add these games to their bundle. As yet, there has been no word from Groupies as to how it will be handled.

#297 spoderman

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

Actually, as I understand it, these new additions aren't free. They will be added as new options of games to buy when building your bundle. Obviously this raises questions about how people who have already built a bundle will be able to add these games to their bundle. As yet, there has been no word from Groupies as to how it will be handled.


Jonny just confirmed that you have to buy a new bundle to get the new games:

to get the new games - we have to purchase a new bundle right?


@Michael, yes, but we're going to lower the minimum games to 2
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and we'll do another 24 hr special with the min is 1 game

I don't think this is a good idea, and this is the first time I've seen this happen in any sort of indie bundle.

#298 motoki

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:40 PM

Well that's confusing. Not quite Indie Gala Happy Hour confusing but not as straightforward as I would expect from games being added to a bundle.

I feel like they should either do bonuses or else save additional games for new bundles. This sort of thing I can only see serving to push people to buy their bundles at the last minute instead of right away.

I mean, if you bought in the beginning and then want one or two of these new games it's more expensive than if you just bought them all at one time, right?

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#299 motoki

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

Sales on this bundle seem to have really stagnated for quite some time as it's been almost to the $25k goal what seems like forever now.

Also Joe Cappucino said:

Metal Dead, Shadows on The Vatican, The Abbey, Deadly 30...

We'll be adding the first two in about 2 hrs

The Abbey and Deadly 30 will be added tomorrow


That was about 2 hours ago and unsurprisingly none of the new games are up yet.

They are supposed to be reducing the minimum # of games to 2 instead of three and doing another limited time special where you can just grab one if you want.

It still seems like it screws over the people who bought early because it would be cheaper to bundle them all at once as you get a bigger discount when you get more games than just going back and buying a second bundle. I guess we'll have to see how they handle it but that sounds like how it is going to be.

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#300 spoderman

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:02 PM

Sales on this bundle seem to have really stagnated for quite some time as it's been almost to the $25k goal what seems like forever now.

Also Joe Cappucino said:



That was about 2 hours ago and unsurprisingly none of the new games are up yet.

They are supposed to be reducing the minimum # of games to 2 instead of three and doing another limited time special where you can just grab one if you want.

It still seems like it screws over the people who bought early because it would be cheaper to bundle them all at once as you get a bigger discount when you get more games than just going back and buying a second bundle. I guess we'll have to see how they handle it but that sounds like how it is going to be.


Yeah it may end up being more expensive for anyone that bought it early, depends on how they work the prices. I'll wait until tomorrow to "build" another bundle.. no point in buying 2 games now when I could get the 3 I want tomorrow.

I guess it's not surprising that groupees is using these tactics to get more sales, but I think it's going to end up backfiring on them in the long run.





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