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#22831 Haar  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:42 AM

I'm not going to delude myself into thinking I'm ever going to get around to playing any of the games they added to the Nintendo bundle, so if you want one of them, just quote me and tell me which one you'd like (and be a somewhat regular user who doesn't take part in trading/selling these). To make that clear, I'm giving away:

Swords and Soldiers II (Wii U)
Runbow (Wii U)
Nano Assault EX (3DS)

 

I might be a little slow to reply, so don't get too impatient if I take a while to get back to you. Thanks!



#22832 ZeRoX99   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   109 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:51 AM

I'm not going to delude myself into thinking I'm ever going to get around to playing any of the games they added to the Nintendo bundle, so if you want one of them, just quote me and tell me which one you'd like (and be a somewhat regular user who doesn't take part in trading/selling these). To make that clear, I'm giving away:

Swords and Soldiers II (Wii U)
Runbow (Wii U)
Nano Assault EX (3DS)

I might be a little slow to reply, so don't get too impatient if I take a while to get back to you. Thanks!


I'd like Nano assault if you're giving it away :)

#22833 Kargg   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   94 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 11:47 AM

I'm not going to delude myself into thinking I'm ever going to get around to playing any of the games they added to the Nintendo bundle, so if you want one of them, just quote me and tell me which one you'd like (and be a somewhat regular user who doesn't take part in trading/selling these). To make that clear, I'm giving away:

Swords and Soldiers II (Wii U)
Runbow (Wii U)
Nano Assault EX (3DS)

 

I might be a little slow to reply, so don't get too impatient if I take a while to get back to you. Thanks!

I would really like Runbow. :)



#22834 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5527 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:36 PM

So I'm not going to start a whole "internet argument" thing, because there are legitimate points to be made on both sides from where I'm sitting, but . . .

 

That makes no sense... Everything has the chance to be bundled later. If you're buying the monthly bundles to not to play the games right away you're always gonna feel ripped off. It's like complaining because I bought a game on release for full price and then getting mad cause it got bundled later.

have any of the hero monthly games been bundled afterwards for less? That would be a better test for/against.

Mad Max for $12 by itself is the lowest it has ever been.

South Park/war of mine, same

ark/wasteland 2, same

 

all the other games in each monthly bundle should be mathed out to $0 because you are already getting 1-2 known games for the cheapest they have ever been at that time, and the cheapest for several months after the bundle

Here's the issue as I see it: if you're willing to brave the key-selling (aka trash) thread on or around the time that a bundle is released, you can usually find the headline game for $5 or less because a subset of subscribers have already acquired that game for their personal inventories through shady sites or glitches. Because HB is going to (apparently) rebundle everything else in later bundles, the value of the "extra" games is fairly limited, but if there are one or two that you really want, you can find folks selling their extras for one or two bucks in the trash thread too. So for considerably less that the $10.8 or $12 entry point, depending on whether you have a current coupon, you can get the bits of a bundle that you're interested in without the filler that you don't want. 

 

I think it has to do with trading and one is more desirable but I don't go in that world.

OTOH, there's this. Some people hate the trash thread and won't go near it if you paid them. And they don't want to tremorbro or venture onto Steamtrades or whatever other mechanism may be available for this purpose. For some folks, it's just easier to pony up the $12. I respect that, but this is CAG. 



#22835 juanjava   El ojo en el cielo CAGiversary!   4092 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 01:03 PM

I'd rather pay $12 and gift my dupes than deal with a non regular on the cesspool. Bad experience.

#22836 spoderman  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 01:06 PM

The Tie Fighter and X-Wing steam versions got an update yesterday that added the CD-ROM collectors editions, along with some windows 10 fixes/patches. They should be equal to the GOG versions now, which is good if you got them when they were bundled.



#22837 billyrox   Old Man CAGiversary!   3055 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 01:06 PM

I'm not going to delude myself into thinking I'm ever going to get around to playing any of the games they added to the Nintendo bundle, so if you want one of them, just quote me and tell me which one you'd like (and be a somewhat regular user who doesn't take part in trading/selling these). To make that clear, I'm giving away:

Swords and Soldiers II (Wii U)
Runbow (Wii U)
Nano Assault EX (3DS)

 

I might be a little slow to reply, so don't get too impatient if I take a while to get back to you. Thanks!

I"ll take Swords if you stil have it. TY!



#22838 jrodri86   Metroidvanias and Diablo-likes addict CAGiversary!   613 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 02:50 PM

Here's the issue as I see it: if you're willing to brave the key-selling (aka trash) thread on or around the time that a bundle is released, you can usually find the headline game for $5 or less because a subset of subscribers have already acquired that game for their personal inventories through shady sites or glitches. Because HB is going to (apparently) rebundle everything else in later bundles, the value of the "extra" games is fairly limited, but if there are one or two that you really want, you can find folks selling their extras for one or two bucks in the trash thread too. So for considerably less that the $10.8 or $12 entry point, depending on whether you have a current coupon, you can get the bits of a bundle that you're interested in without the filler that you don't want. 

 

OTOH, there's this. Some people hate the trash thread and won't go near it if you paid them. And they don't want to tremorbro or venture onto Steamtrades or whatever other mechanism may be available for this purpose. For some folks, it's just easier to pony up the $12. I respect that, but this is CAG. 

 

Some people need to stop seeing the monthly bundle as a normal one, I see it as PS+ for PC but in this case you keep the games. You get one recently released game or two middle prices ones at their lowest historical price for the total price of the bundle and on top of that you get a bunch of good indies (some of which have never been on sale). For the people who are going to play the games right away it's a damn good deal, but if your objective is to get all the games at their lowest price possible then you're always gonna feel ripped off. It's clearly not for everybody (and certainly not for me as I'm not subscribed).

 

Imo, complaining about rebundles it's ludicrous cause at this point people should know that everything is bound to get bundled later not only by Humble Bundle but by the other 10 indie seller outlets out there. The whole games being rebundled lowers the value of the monthly bundle argument is stupid cause it was clearly a damn good deal when you bought it, but if you keep backlogging your games of course they're gonna lose value. One would think that at this point everyone would've figured this out.



#22839 jrodri86   Metroidvanias and Diablo-likes addict CAGiversary!   613 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 02:59 PM

I think it has to do with trading and one is more desirable but I don't go in that world.

Pretty much this. A lot of people are completely averse to buying keys, not matter if they come from an authorized seller, for fear of them being revoked or not work at all. However, they prefer to go and buy a Steam tradable gift from an unknown person because Fuck logic. That's the reason why Steam tradable gifts tend to be more expensive.



#22840 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5144 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:16 PM

Pretty much this. A lot of people are completely averse to buying keys, not matter if they come from an authorized seller, for fear of them being revoked or not work at all. However, they prefer to go and buy a Steam tradable gift from an unknown person because Fuck logic. That's the reason why Steam tradable gifts tend to be more expensive.

gift can be stored for later use and u know that it will work.  Key can't be verified without being redeemed.

 

you haven't traded very much.. hence you have such opinion



#22841 SevereTireDamage   Broken-$$$$ed CAGiversary!   1957 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

SevereTireDamage

Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:22 PM

If anyone wants to buy any of the Wii U games from the Nintendo bundle (particularly Darksiders II, top BTA tier) shoot me a PM - I'd like to buy the bundle just for the 3DS games and defray some of the cost of the games I can't play.

Also still not sure if Nintendo's game account/ID actually work the way they should yet (basically like Steam, PSN and XBL tying the games to your account and not hardware).



#22842 jrodri86   Metroidvanias and Diablo-likes addict CAGiversary!   613 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:50 PM

gift can be stored for later use and u know that it will work.  Key can't be verified without being redeemed.

 

you haven't traded very much.. hence you have such opinion

I haven't traded much? LOL you should check my feedback not only here but on Steamgifts, SGS, etc... The whole pricing of gifts vs keys is something I have always found ridiculous cause at the end of the day it's pretty much the same  game and I'm fine with either as long as they come from a reputable seller or an authorized outlet. However, that's how the market works and there's no point on try changing it and clearly it's also futile to put it up to discussion.



#22843 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10973 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 04:21 PM

Hand-wringing about repeats from monthly bundles aside, I just gotta say that none of the "Eye Candy" games look all that visually extraordinary.  The Mushroom 11 one has the most attractive backgrounds but others look like pretty typical platformer/retro stuff and a couple minimal style games that I wouldn't call "eye candy".

 

Anyway, go back to debating the valuation spread on a $3 game.



#22844 Keithj101  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 04:58 PM

Anybody giving away a Runbow code?  I'd love to get that game.  Thanks!



#22845 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9428 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 05:08 PM

Had been eyeing a Boy and His Blob on PS4. For a buck, decided to check out the PC version instead.

#22846 juanjava   El ojo en el cielo CAGiversary!   4092 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 05:10 PM

... I see it as PS+ for PC...

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#22847 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5527 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 05:15 PM

I haven't traded much? LOL you should check my feedback not only here but on Steamgifts, SGS, etc... The whole pricing of gifts vs keys is something I have always found ridiculous cause at the end of the day it's pretty much the same  game and I'm fine with either as long as they come from a reputable seller or an authorized outlet. However, that's how the market works and there's no point on try changing it and clearly it's also futile to put it up to discussion.

I could be wrong, but I believe agentghost was referring to the fact that you think most key traders are unreliable. If you do much trading here on CAG, you'll find that the opposite is true.

 

I'm also not really sure that you understood Eldritch's post or maybe I didn't--I read it to mean that he was saying that, as I stated earlier, some people would rather buy a whole bundle than horse-trade for keys with others. This is completely unrelated to whether keys or gifts are more expensive and the rationale behind it.

 

Hand-wringing about repeats from monthly bundles aside, I just gotta say that none of the "Eye Candy" games look all that visually extraordinary.  The Mushroom 11 one has the most attractive backgrounds but others look like pretty typical platformer/retro stuff and a couple minimal style games that I wouldn't call "eye candy".

 

Anyway, go back to debating the valuation spread on a $3 game.

After reviewing some of the games, I somewhat agree. I think it's silly to call a pixel art game "eye candy" when the main reason people (especially indie devs) rely on this art style is that it's simpler and therefore easier than creating more conventional character models and backgrounds. Towerfall and Shantae qualify as pixel art games and Mini Metro is so minimalistic that the label doesn't really fit either. However, A Boy and His Blob has a pretty well-crafted cartoon aesthetic and Mushroom 11 and Human Resource Machine each have an unusual but well-crafted 2D look that seems to work well. I could argue that Evoland II fits the term because the latter stages are probably quite sophisticated; it seems to be essentially a duplicate of the first game in that context.



#22848 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14528 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 05:29 PM

Human Resource Machine is definitely not good to look at, but it seems like a decent introduction to programming. In fact, Intro to Programming classes use pseudo-code programs that look just about the same as that (we used Alice back when I first learned how, and that was a nightmare). And one of the challenges looks to be cleaning up code for less compile time (gtfo with 20 if statements). People interested in learning the concepts of programming should check it out.



#22849 Pengy99  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:12 PM

Wow, the my little pony comics tempted me more than this manga bundle. No decent runs at all. Just Volume 1 & 2 stuff.



#22850 Foxhack   Bad Hombre CAGiversary!   8792 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:27 PM

Really, Humble? No second week additions to the Hacking bundle? :\

 

I would've liked some more programming books.



#22851 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5144 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:39 PM

I haven't traded much? LOL you should check my feedback not only here but on Steamgifts, SGS, etc... The whole pricing of gifts vs keys is something I have always found ridiculous cause at the end of the day it's pretty much the same  game and I'm fine with either as long as they come from a reputable seller or an authorized outlet. However, that's how the market works and there's no point on try changing it and clearly it's also futile to put it up to discussion.

True, i see no difference and yes it's ridiculous to differentiate IF you buy to play RIGHT AWAY.

 

But my buyers and their wallets see the other way and if they are willing to fork out more $ for a "gift" copy, then why not?



#22852 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4583 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:49 AM

This month's Humble Original is Gunmetal Arcadia Zero by Minor Key Games

 

 

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#22853 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9470 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:05 AM

That extra game looks like something i'd play at least.



#22854 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4937 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:44 PM

That extra game looks like something i'd play at least.

Same devs that did You Have to Win the Game, and that was quite decent.  This one looks similar.



#22855 closedsocket  

closedsocket

Posted 05 May 2016 - 02:42 PM

That extra game looks like something i'd play at least.

Really? Looks like a reskin of the worst Zelda game in the series... :O



#22856 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3438 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2016 - 02:59 PM

the dev blog is a pretty good read, especially for anyone in or interested in dev work- http://gunmetalarcadia.com/wordpress/



#22857 spoo   Wood for your sheep CAGiversary!   5198 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:53 PM

Really? Looks like a reskin of the worst Zelda game in the series... :O

It doesn't look like Tri Force Heroes one bit.



#22858 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   5708 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:35 PM

Looks like Castlevania had a baby with Teletubbies.



#22859 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14528 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:41 PM

It doesn't look like any of those godawful shitty Zelda CDI games one bit.

ftfy

 

Seriously, those were the worst "games" of all time.



#22860 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   847 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

DonaldBlank

Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:52 PM

As one one of the 4 guys who liked Adventure of Link (i also "enjoyed" Super Win The Game, even though I dont think it's "fun"), I'm really glad I got the monthly this month.







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