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#31681 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   644 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:02 PM

Pounded in the Butt By Humble's Inability to Ever Put Out Another God Damn Games Bundle.



#31682 cyko   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   377 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:29 PM

I feel like I missed an announcement or something. Did humble just stop releasing video game bundles permanently?

#31683 ackbar7   Flamble CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:31 PM

So there is a Chuck Tingle bundle, and it includes none of his gay dinosaur erotica? That's a hard pass for me. I was hoping for some of that hot triceratops sex.



#31684 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   2827 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:32 PM

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#31685 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5094 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:04 PM

why no bundle, humble bundle?



#31686 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4598 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:08 PM

Has anyone launched a bundle recently?  Groupees has one that's actually just a build a bundle at regular sale prices..  Fanatical has launched a HOG bundle and nothing else.

 

Indiegala has been Indiegala-ing, I guess.



#31687 SargeSmash   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:21 PM

Humble was declining even before IGN got hold of them, in my opinion.  The golden age of bundles is definitely over.



#31688 BasilZero   Retribution CAGiversary!   136 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:32 PM

Humble was declining even before IGN got hold of them, in my opinion. The golden age of bundles is definitely over.


This. Sigh

#31689 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8816 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:33 PM

IG does consistently get 3 bundles out a week. I know cause I look at all the games eventually, but the quality is usually middling to extremely garbage. Their newest one is more expensive and has better games, but contains older and somewhat rebundled games. Just can't win with IG often.



#31690 The Masked Heel  

The Masked Heel

Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:35 PM

#MBGA

#31691 JCAll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1922 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:44 PM

Humble was declining even before IGN got hold of them, in my opinion.  The golden age of bundles is definitely over.

Humble died when they started consistently adding fixed price tiers to inflate the BTA, stopped unlocking the second week additions for people buying into the lowest tier, and started putting nothing but 2-3 groupees reject quality games in the $1 tier. 

 

Remember when you could pay what you want and get 5 good games?  What happened to that?



#31692 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10642 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:17 PM

Remember when you could pay what you want and get 5 good games?  What happened to that?

There was a wide assortment of publishers who (a) had a lot of quality games that had never been bundled, (b) still believed that they'd make it up in volume and ( c) were new enough that "I'll wait for the bundle" wasn't yet a customer mantra devaluing games before they even launched.

 

As much as I'd love a couple awesome bundles a month, I figure it's the same thing that killed Amazon's game deals: All the low-hanging fruit has been picked and now it's increasingly harder to find interested quality publishers or to convince them to give up their better games. IG & Groupees can keep pumping out bundles because it's all the "150 new games on Steam daily" shovelware crap no one was going to buy anyway.



#31693 The End   America's Sweetheart CAGiversary!   6167 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:21 PM

why no bundle, humble bundle?

A couple of possible reasons.

 

1) Because we're still within the 2 week refund window on Steam & devs/publishers don't want the avalanche of refunds.

2) Above & beyond point 1, Humble is finding it increasingly difficult to find dev/publishers willing to have their games in a bundle.

3) Humble sucks now

4) All of the above



#31694 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14021 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:55 PM

Remember when you could pay what you want and get 5 good games?  What happened to that?

People like me ruined it by buying 20-40 copies at 1 penny each.

 

*sighs in bot farm*



#31695 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10228 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:47 PM

What's happened to Humble is what happened to Steam.  When word of mouth/hype spread enough there was no need to go with crazy deep discounts.  Now you have a culture of 'chique' gamers who game because nerds are cool and it's the 'in' thing.  They think games like Cuphead are worth $20 (if you're one of these people... yes, I'm afraid you're a chique gamer).  So they see a Chuck Tingle bundle and immediately buy it for $15 because it's hip to be square.  Super Meatboy on 'sale' for $29.99?!?!?!  WUT A STEAL?!?!?

 

Just look at the majority of threads on CAG to see what I'm talking about.  People getting excited about buying an 8-bit NES remake for $100 or getting a kewl $5 off a $30 hint book.



#31696 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1506 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:56 PM

It was fun while it lasted. And I've always got you guys (and Fanatical, and Green Man Gaming, and so forth) for the cheap stuff. 



#31697 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:28 PM

I definitely think the PC Gamer market got significantly larger in the past 8 years, and publishers aren't as desperate to sell their games to as many people as possible



#31698 zenii   cynical sam CAGiversary!   1266 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:51 PM

Honestly if we'd all stopped buying games today and just played what was in our backlog, it'd easily last us several years, up to a decade, depending on how big the backlog is. 

 

 

But who are we kidding. Nobody plays games. We just collect them.



#31699 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4297 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:05 PM



Has anyone launched a bundle recently?


I just launched one... Into my toilet about 10 min ago after eating 5 home-made Chicago dogs. Yanni wants to license it for his next Be Mine, but I think my bundle might be too good for Groupees...

#31700 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   644 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:17 PM

Just look at the majority of threads on CAG to see what I'm talking about.  People getting excited about buying an 8-bit NES remake for $100 or getting a kewl $5 off a $30 hint book.

 

I know someone who has spent more time playing his NES Classic over the last two weeks than games in his Steam library.

 

Next time I look in the mirror and see that guy I'm gonna give him a punch to the face.



#31701 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4598 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:28 AM

Honestly if we'd all stopped buying games today and just played what was in our backlog, it'd easily last us several years, up to a decade, depending on how big the backlog is. 

 

 

But who are we kidding. Nobody plays games. We just collect them.

I've been playing lots (of pinball.)



#31702 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10228 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:31 AM

Honestly if we'd all stopped buying games today and just played what was in our backlog, it'd easily last us several years, up to a decade, depending on how big the backlog is. 

 

 

But who are we kidding. Nobody plays games. We just collect them.

That might be true for people who buy trashy bundles, certainly isn't true for me.



#31703 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10228 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:33 AM

I know someone who has spent more time playing his NES Classic over the last two weeks than games in his Steam library.

 

Next time I look in the mirror and see that guy I'm gonna give him a punch to the face.

Could have sold you my original NES plus 50 or so games for cheaper!



#31704 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2715 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:46 AM

Could have sold you my original NES plus 50 or so games for cheaper!

you must be unaware of the prices NESs go for these days

 

uhhh. but if you wanna sell me an NES and 50 games for 60 bux I'll take it



#31705 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10228 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:52 AM

In that case my Atari 2600 must be worth a mint.



#31706 elessar123  

Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:06 AM

If you mean a tic-tac, yea.



#31707 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   644 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:10 AM

you must be unaware of the prices NESs go for these days

 

Yeah, you'd be lucky to get $30 for the lot. But I'm a generous guy, so I'd do $25 if you throw in free shipping.



#31708 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5094 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:10 AM

you must be unaware of the prices NESs go for these days

 

uhhh. but if you wanna sell me an NES and 50 games for 60 bux I'll take it

are you telling me that our original Xbone will quadruple in price, like in 30 years?  :oldman:



#31709 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2715 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:09 AM

In that case my Atari 2600 must be worth a mint.

I think if it's in good working condition you could get like 50 bux for it, sure

 

 

that is a mint considering there are no atari games worth playing in 2018



#31710 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1535 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

realbigexplosion

Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:08 PM

I just got this email from Humble:

We recently identified an issue in which Humble Monthly subscribers who purchased the annual plan during a Wallet Credit promotional period were not properly upgraded.

We have identified all affected customers, including yourself, and have switched your Humble Monthly subscription to an annual plan as intended.

If you wish to stay on an annual plan, no additional action is required on your part.

If you want to make adjustments to your Humble Monthly subscription such as changing your plan type, pausing your subscription, or updating your payment information, be sure to do so before your next billing date from your User Settings page. Your next billing date is Friday, August 31, 2018.

 

I've never done an annual subscription - though I did subscribe on a 3-month plan when they were offering credit for that and just used my last month.  I guess just keep an eye out if you did that, too.