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#32161 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4635 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:00 AM

100% knew IGN would ruin Humble Bundle. It's not that the bundle is bad (I bought it) but rather the whole business model is changing to "this is how much we think you should pay" instead of "name your own price."

 

Real talk: Who here doesn't give 100% of their bundle purchase to charity? I do for all of them, even if I buy the $1 tier.

The whole model is changing to not have multiple decent games for a tiny price.  What makes you so sure that Humble/IGN are the ones pushing for that and not the publishers not wanting to see their games bundled, especially not at $1?



#32162 Fatality   Fear Is a Liar CAGiversary!   2264 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:04 AM

 

Real talk: Who here doesn't give 100% of their bundle purchase to charity? I do for all of them, even if I buy the $1 tier.

nah this is who the 100% charity goes to

 

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#32163 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   2859 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:08 AM

Does Humble Tip count as charity?



#32164 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4309 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:20 AM

Does Humble Tip count as charity?

Just the tip.... AMIRITE!?!?

#32165 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   2859 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:48 AM

Just the tip.... AMIRITE!?!?

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#32166 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5318 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:14 AM

I hate to be the anti-Chicken Little here (does that make me Trump?), but I don't think this means what you think it means. Yes, it's obviously something new, but that doesn't mean it's going to replace anything. More likely than not, Humble thought, "Why not make a bundle series for PC noobz?" That's what it looks like to me. I don't see this supplanting anything other than one of the other random (and as you've already observed, not always very good) game bundles they're producing. We've all observed the increase since IGN in the overall quantity of bundles while more of them have been book and software bundles than game bundles. Nobody's wigging out because we just got our 1000th "Make" bundle, so why should this be any different?



#32167 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14115 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:25 AM

I'm wigging out over the 1000th Make bundle. A lot of their book bundles are recycled content these days, and it's not like we're at a lack of digital print authors. But you're right, maybe this will be another game bundle series they run. They've been doing at least 2 concurrent book bundles for months and barely do game bundles, so anything is better than their store discounts.

 

And they're doing a Build Your Own TInyBuild Bundle on the store. Lukewarm prices that get discounted if you buy 3-5.



#32168 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5318 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 12:20 PM

I'm wigging out over the 1000th Make bundle. A lot of their book bundles are recycled content these days, and it's not like we're at a lack of digital print authors. But you're right, maybe this will be another game bundle series they run. They've been doing at least 2 concurrent book bundles for months and barely do game bundles, so anything is better than their store discounts.

 

Yep. (A lot of the software ones do the same thing.)

 

And personally I think the Make ones are hot garbage, but I recognize there is a demographic to which these appeal, and there are people who think the banned book, SF, and Doctor Who bundles are hot garbage. 



#32169 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4058 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 02:05 PM

and there are people who think the banned book, SF, and Doctor Who bundles are hot garbage.


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#32170 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10253 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:20 PM

I would buy a proper Doctor Who Big Finish audio bundle but they haven't had a good one in years.



#32171 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5318 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:43 PM

I would buy a proper Doctor Who Big Finish audio bundle but they haven't had a good one in years.

My biggest problem with the BF bundles is that Big Finish won't let you redeem the purchase on its site. I've gotten accustomed to listening to the audios in the Big Finish app, which is pretty good for what it is, and I like having my BF library all in one place. I know I can use any audio player to listen to the DRM-free Humble downloads, but it's sort-of like digging through your old Indie Royale library for a Desura key for a game that is sold on Steam. It's pretty much just easier to say, "to hell with it," and buy it on Steam. 



#32172 NickNude  

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:02 AM

What makes you so sure that Humble/IGN are the ones pushing for that and not the publishers not wanting to see their games bundled, especially not at $1?

Because that was the whole model, publishers/developers wanting to release their games at $1 for charity.



#32173 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4635 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:23 AM

Because that was the whole model, publishers/developers wanting to release their games at $1 for charity.

Do they still want to do so?  Charity or not?  I really don't think that publishers are clamoring to be in $1 tiers and Humble/IGN is stopping them.



#32174 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10253 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:16 AM

WHO CARES ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS SO LONG AS I GET MY $1 GAMES?!? SO WHAT IF A FEW DEVS STARVE TO DEATH?!?!?!?



#32175 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14115 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:29 AM

WHO CARES ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS SO LONG AS I GET MY $1 GAMES?!? SO WHAT IF A FEW DEVS STARVE TO DEATH?!?!?!?

You wrote this weird but I know you're about that life. Less devs = less 2derp4u games, Mooby!



#32176 FoxAssGamer   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20391 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:20 AM

This is he illuminati reprogramming you guys.  Humble first reprogrammed you when they dropped the first HiB.  The plan was to get fools to channel money to illuminati charity of choice through the guise of doing something good and getting games in response.  Video games, indie and aaa, are well know to be illuminati propaganda.  And it worked.  Too well!  Instead of just feeling good about donating to a "good cause" this served to reprogram us to want things dirt cheap.  It was an unintended consequence that got out of control.  

 

With IGN (Illuminati Game Network - look it up) buying Humble it was a concerted effort to reduce the trend.  Illuminati members were fine initially but then this started bleeding them dry both personally and organizationally.  So now the trend is towards higher price/less value bundles to get money flowing back into the illuminati members personally.  It's just a reverse of what they originally did and you guys are falling for it.  Complain all you want but you still clamor to chomp on their propaganda buffet every chance you get like the little sheeple that you are. 



#32177 NickNude  

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:02 AM

Do they still want to do so?  Charity or not?  I really don't think that publishers are clamoring to be in $1 tiers and Humble/IGN is stopping them.

Maybe not, because it wasn't as popular as it once was, but when I used $1 in my last comment, I meant just a low number. In the very first Humble Bundle (maybe first few), you didn't even have to pay $1 for the lowest tier. You could literally pay anything you wanted (meaning 1 cent, which I'm sure some did.) 



#32178 Yu Narukami  

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:51 AM

100% knew IGN would ruin Humble Bundle. It's not that the bundle is bad (I bought it) but rather the whole business model is changing to "this is how much we think you should pay" instead of "name your own price."

 

Real talk: Who here doesn't give 100% of their bundle purchase to charity? I do for all of them, even if I buy the $1 tier.

I don't always if the dev is deserving of some, but in any case I wonder if Humble honors it. Is there an auditor to confirm is Humble is actually donating/giving to the dev when we ask it to?



#32179 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   41 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:55 AM

In for $2 credit.

You jest but with that $10 I will get one game Im interested in (that probably sucks), a third copy of a fun game I already have, and what looks like some anime games with a $2 credit.

 

Downside, the credit doesn't seem to be showing up right away. Upside, Humble store has an extra 10% coupon for Blops 4 the RoyalBattle-ing which takes it down to $45 with credit. Winning!

 

God help me.



#32180 spoderman  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:07 AM

You jest but with that $10 I will get one game Im interested in (that probably sucks), a third copy of a fun game I already have, and what looks like some anime games with a $2 credit.

 

Downside, the credit doesn't seem to be showing up right away. Upside, Humble store has an extra 10% coupon for Blops 4 the RoyalBattle-ing which takes it down to $45 with credit. Winning!

 

God help me.

Should show up instantly.. you have to go to the bundle purchase page to claim it.



#32181 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2804 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:10 PM

This is he illuminati reprogramming you guys.  {snip} 



#32182 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5318 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:12 PM

With IGN (Illuminati Game Network - look it up) buying Humble it was a concerted effort to reduce the trend.  Illuminati members were fine initially but then this started bleeding them dry both personally and organizationally.  So now the trend is towards higher price/less value bundles to get money flowing back into the illuminati members personally.  It's just a reverse of what they originally did and you guys are falling for it.  Complain all you want but you still clamor to chomp on their propaganda buffet every chance you get like the little sheeple that you are.


Somebody call CheapyD. It looks like Alex Jones has hacked Fox's CAG account.
 






Could we at least get a cool Illuminati, like hip-hop?

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#32183 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4635 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:11 PM

Maybe not, because it wasn't as popular as it once was, but when I used $1 in my last comment, I meant just a low number. In the very first Humble Bundle (maybe first few), you didn't even have to pay $1 for the lowest tier. You could literally pay anything you wanted (meaning 1 cent, which I'm sure some did.) 

You say that as if prices at potentially 1 cent will somehow make publishers more inclined to put their desirable games into these bundles.



#32184 cereal_killerxx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   966 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:12 PM

Anyone here played Wuppo?



#32185 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10253 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:02 PM

wutpo?



#32186 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23904 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:39 PM

Somebody call CheapyD. It looks like Alex Jones has hacked Fox's CAG account.

Are you sure it was that Alex?

What if it was...Alex Denton?



#32187 The End   America's Sweetheart CAGiversary!   6177 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:59 PM

Anyone here played Wuppo?

Yeah, I've played it. For about 45 minutes. Over a year ago. Literally can't remember anything about it.

 

Hope that helps.



#32188 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8421 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:46 AM

Anyone here played Wuppo?

yes. i played for an hour or two and got very bored with it



#32189 NickNude  

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:49 AM

You say that as if prices at potentially 1 cent will somehow make publishers more inclined to put their desirable games into these bundles.

I was trying to say, at first, yes this was true.



#32190 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4635 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2018 - 05:06 PM

I was trying to say, at first, yes this was true.

I'd say the important word in your statement is "was."  I'm also not sure if the publishers were ever all that enthusiastic about potential 1 cent sales, which is why the pure PWYW went away pretty quickly once it was inevitably exploited.