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New Humble Bundle Is Windows Only, DRM Games

samzenpus posted about a year and a half ago | from the what-the... dept.

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jbernardo writes "After all the indie, multi-platform (including 4 for android) and DRM free releases, the latest Humble Bundle release is a polarizing one. It features non-indie games, it is Windows only, and the games are saddled with DRM. There is already a very vocal discussion on the Humble Bundle Google+ thread, but it seems it is selling well."

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No Good (5, Interesting)

AvitarX (172628) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137343)

I have a Windows computer, and value wise this may be the best bundle yet, but I feel it is against the spirit of the bundle and am not chipping in, if they don't do another one before xmas, my big donation one is going strait towards a charity.

Re:No Good (2)

AvitarX (172628) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137345)

I should add, it looks like it could be their most productive (money wise) bundle ever.

Re:No Good (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137519)

You could just buy it, change the slider to all charity, and you and the charity win and you show your dislike towards THQ and Humble Bundle.

Games + Charity + Sticking it to the man = You can sleep at night.

As for me, I think it's a great deal and I appreciate Humble Bundle and THQ setting this up for charity.

Re:No Good (0)

AvitarX (172628) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137809)

Well, I am hoping bundle 7 falls immediately afterwards.

If it doesn't I'll just go strait to a charity.

I see the numbers rising and it's obvious my opinion (supporting indie developers and giving a little to charity is the purpose) is far less successful for them that the strategy of getting serious major games, I like that they are doing it, but it's not for me.

Re:No Good (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137561)

I think this is an empty storm. The indie bundle target audience - indie-loving drm haters - pirate all their software anyways. Information wants to be free, so why pay for it, amirite? no surprise that the bundle would target paying customers. Just sayin'.

Re:No Good (1, Offtopic)

noh8rz10 (2716597) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137575)

Gtfo troll. Nobody here needs your "contributions."

Re:No Good (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137661)

You're a god damn American hero!

Re:No Good (5, Funny)

NemosomeN (670035) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137675)

I think the reasoning behind this is that THQ has been reduced to a level that they could be considered either a charity or an indie-level company, with their current financial situation. They are really in a tough spot, and desperately need cash.

Re:No Good (1)

fredprado (2569351) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137837)

Amem to that. I have been buying bundles for a long time and paying 50 or more for each, but I won't buy this bundle just to have to download all the games cracked again to have real non DRM copies. For all that I care THQ may go to hell.

Low average payment so far (1)

Andy Prough (2730467) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137845)

$5.67 - if this keeps up, it will be one of their lowest 5 averages. Probably a ton of people are just paying the $1 minimum. Should have tried to include more platforms.

Polemic? (1, Informative)

DL117 (2138600) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137365)

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/polemic [wiktionary.org]

Do you know what polemic means?

Re:Polemic? (1)

Captain Arr Morgan (958312) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137387)

Was thinking the same. Should just be contentious maybe?

Re:Polemic? (2)

Genda (560240) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137437)

The illegitimate child of a mixed couple from Poland and Ireland?

Re:Polemic? (4, Informative)

dmbasso (1052166) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137501)

No, that would be Polemish.

Re:Polemic? (1)

Tough Love (215404) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137503)

I suppose he meant problematic.

Re:Polemic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137689)

No, probably polarising.

Re:Polemic? (2)

Kral_Blbec (1201285) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137529)

Do you?

An argument or controversy./quote.

Re:Polemic? (0)

artor3 (1344997) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137687)

He was right, you are wrong. A polemic isn't just an argument, it's an organized, long-form argument intended to prove that a specific position is wrong.

The submitter was probably looking for the work "anemic", which would mean that it's a poor offering.

Re:Polemic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137541)

Given the "bernardo" in his nick and his use of the word, he likely is from an either Spanish or Portuguese speaking country, languages where "controversial" is sometimes translated to "polémico".

Re:Polemic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137641)

Or rephrasing it a little.
Bernardo is a somewhat common Spanish/Portuguese name, and in these languages "polémico" would translate to "controversial".
According to your link, "polemic" has a related meaning in English, though possibly a more correct word here would be "polemical". But as I am not even a native English speaker, I'd rather no one quote me on that.

Re:Polemic? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137553)

The summary had the correct usage. Jeesh.

Definition of POLEMIC
1
a : an aggressive attack on or refutation of the opinions or principles of another
b : the art or practice of disputation or controversy —usually used in plural but singular or plural in construction
2
: an aggressive controversialist : disputant

Re:Polemic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137703)

Oh, i thought it was bolemic but for pole dancers

Re:Polemic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137753)

note that it is a noun, not an adjective. Also, there's nothing aggressive about this bundle, its presented in basically the same manner as all the other bundles.

Re:Polemic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137599)

Literally the first definition in the OED for "polemic, a." is "of or pertaining to controversy; controversial, disputatious." Come on, guys, this isn't hard.

Re:Polemic? (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137601)

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/polemic [wiktionary.org]

Do you know what polemic means?

Controversy is the meaning I taking from the usage of the word. Which seems to go with what they are saying in the summary.

Yes. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137731)

See? [merriam-webster.com] The very first definition: "an aggressive attack on or refutation of the opinions or principles of another"

The author saw the bundling of windows-only, drm-laden games as an attack on the principles of those to whom the humble bundle is marketed. Whether that view is accurate or not, the word usage fits.

Linux users are mad (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137375)

Because the humble bundle finally has good games.

Re:Linux users are mad (1)

DecimalMan (2705599) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137473)

At least they're admitting up front that there won't be working Linux ports.

I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (3, Insightful)

Omnifarious (11933) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137381)

I'm +Eric Hopper [google.com] over on Google+.

I'm angry for several reasons. But the biggest reason is that I gave the Humble Bundle brand name a lot of free advertising and word of mouth because I expected them to always be DRM-free and cross-platform. Them choosing not to be feels like a betrayal and a cheat because they're taking all that good will I helped them create to sell something that is at cross-purposes to the reason I helped them create this good will.

I'm also angry because I spent a bunch of money, always above the average, often significantly so. I spent it not just because I thought the games were worth it. I spent it because I believed in Humble Bundle and what I thought they were trying to accomplish. It was another way for me to invest in the brand.

If they had done something like this under a different name I wouldn't be angry at all. Create another brand "Pay What You Can" bundles or whatever and market your stuff under that brand if it doesn't fit the Humble Bundle image. Then I wouldn't feel like all the work and money I put into supporting the Humble Bundle brand was a waste.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137485)

How do you feel about the recent sale of books on HiB?

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (4, Informative)

Omnifarious (11933) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137615)

Well, they weren't games but they were DRM free and available in formats easily dealt with by Open Source software, so it was in keeping with the spirit. I was fine with it.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137487)

Seriously, if you don't like it, just don't buy it.
Some shops sell items I don't like or don't want and I just skip these and buy what I want when I see it. No need to make a fuss about it!

Sure it's Steam on Windows only. But considering it has the biggest market share, it's quite ok to do so when you want to raise money for a charity. If you're considering buying the bundle and don't want to support THQ or Humble Bundle, just change the split accordingly! It's for a good cause!

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (-1)

Orphis (1356561) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137511)

Oops, I didn't notice I wasn't logged in when I replied.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (5, Insightful)

v1 (525388) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137635)

Sure it's Steam on Windows only. But considering it has the biggest market share, it's quite ok to do so when you want to raise money for a charity.

Every time I hear someone justify a business decision with "Since the majority of the money is here, it'll be a great idea to just completely ignore all other sources of revenue!" gives me a horrific twitch.

What is it? Are they actually teaching this in business school nowadays?

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137665)

Seriously, if you don't like it, just don't buy it.

What makes you think he's going to buy it? Oh, how embarassing! For a moment I forgot it's a crime to express yourself in online discussions. We serfs must either speak well of a product or not speak at all, lest our the worst happen. Our benevolent corporate masters might even lose potential profit - the most important profit of all - if we aren't more careful with our sinful tongues.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (0, Flamebait)

Osgeld (1900440) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137491)

Okay, I know nothing of these people, but did they ever promise to always be free and cross-platform? Even in your own post you say YOU EXPECTED, thats great, but it sounds like you ASSUMED. Your also angry because YOU went out of your way to do something for them? and that YOU spend your money?

Man, with supporters like you, who needs problems?

Now, if you didnt go out by yourself and start doing charity work, maybe got an official title from the company, and was actually involved in the project instead of building an ivory tower that only existed in your head, you would not be so angry right now.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137771)

"Pay what you want, DRM-free, cross-platform and helps charity."
That's been a tagline of all the bundles so far, IIRC. It's not just some implicit assumption on his part. You'll note how they had to contort it for the THQ bundle.

It's no surprise that people are angry when the Humble Bundle guys diverge this much from the image they have built up for their product. This is brand dilution; people came in expecting the usual and were disappointed.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (4, Informative)

guises (2423402) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137823)

Okay, I know nothing of these people, but did they ever promise to always be free and cross-platform?

Pretty much, yeah. From the Humble Bundle's blog:

Welcome to the blog of the Humble Bundle. We sell bundles of cross-platform, DRM-free video games by independent developers. You get to set your own price while supporting the Electronic Frontier...

Cross platform, DRM free, indie, and "pay what you want" are the four things that the Humble Bundle has built their brand on. Ars has a pretty good write up on the problems here:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/11/humble-thq-bundle-threatens-to-ruin-the-brands-reputation/ [arstechnica.com]

This is tired. (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137493)

+Eric Hopper,
 
  Free advertising? How much did you spend on this advertising? Google hosted your "free advertising" for free. Did they ever claim to always be DRM Free and cross-platform?

Stop playing the victim. If you don't want to buy it, don't; but stop acting like they gave you syphilis.

Re:This is tired. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137767)

Yeah, I agree he sounds like he thinks he's some gaming power broker or something...but really he's just upset because something he personally supported has sold out. I know this feeling, you go around telling all your friends about some awesome new indie band and act like a total fanboy then a year later they sell out, sign with a major label and have a corny video 24 hour rotation on mtv thus making you look like a major jerk. That's why he's mad.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (5, Interesting)

pregister (443318) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137583)

For an alternative viewpoint, Hey! A bundle with more games I want to play than usual. Delivered on a platform I like with DRM I've decided I can live with. Bought this bundle...haven't bought them all.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137595)

Then don't buy or promote this particular bundle. Is it really that difficult? It's not like you were being paid or had some kind of contractual agreement with them. Just because they are Windows only and Steam/DRM encumbered doesn't mean it's not "humble". You can still pay what you want and allocate what you want to the different recipients.

Personally, I'm staying away from this one because it requires Steam and I am not interested in any of the games being offered.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (2)

OneAhead (1495535) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137597)

To be honest, the Linux versions of some of the most interesting games had bugs (from the top of my head, I remember Cortex Command, which was a blast but had a pre-alpha level of stability, and Torchlight's "faceless" bug). The humble bundle people recognized this, issued a statement they were working on a fix and... nothing happened. I felt betrayed a coupe of times and vowed to think long and hard before purchasing another bundle. Sure, a lot of the games were great and worked just fine, but if you sell a game that has obvious flaws, you have to slap a big fat "ALPHA" or "BETA" on it, and if you're not firmly committed to fixing it, you have to tell people honestly. It's simply a matter of truth in advertising.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137623)

I'm angry for several reasons. But the biggest reason is that I gave the Humble Bundle brand name a lot of free advertising and word of mouth because I expected them to always be DRM-free and cross-platform.

Oh no! Some person that 5 people has ever heard of is now angry!

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (3, Interesting)

Vanderhoth (1582661) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137625)

I'm in the same boat. This is BS I spent a lot of money supporting them and time toting HB and the DRM-free Linux compatible games and now they're going to pull this. They won't be getting any more money out of me and can kiss my usual $50 donation goodbye. As well, I'm planing to actively protest them now by making sure to post everywhere I can what a bunch of sell outs they are.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (1, Insightful)

Rockoon (1252108) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137733)

What you are telling us is that you are going to vocally denounce a charity project?

You thought the Humble Bundles were about free software, chief? They are about giving to fucking charity, you ignorant myopic twat.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (2)

Vanderhoth (1582661) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137783)

I supported HB because they supported indie developers and provided DRM-free cross platform games. This bundle is a mockery of those ideals.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (2)

deek (22697) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137647)

Your anger is somewhat justifiable. This sets a precedent. Now, other game publishers, who may want to use Humble Bundle, will not feel the need to put in an effort to make their games cross-platform.

Having said that, I'm grateful to Humble Bundle for pushing their cross-platform philosophy as much as they did. It's efforts like that which provide the initial step in generating a flood of games supporting Linux. I'll keep on supporting them, in future bundles, when they once more release cross platform bundles. I genuinely believe they've pushed Linux gaming to the next level, and have greatly influenced developers on the potential of Linux gaming. This will bear fruit soon.

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137677)

First World Problems.

(boohoo)

Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137781)

Has anyone ever told you that the style of moustache and beard combo you are sporting makes your mouth look like a pussy? I would love to stick my dick in there, although you are a bit of a fattie and could stand to lose some weight.

Fuck you GOG (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137383)

Ya fuckin lost me again.. Fuckit. Back to piracy. I'm tired of having to do research on every single game before i just play it.

No longer care who what where a game comes from. Pirate that shit. If it's good and lives upto the hype then i'l buy it.

Re:Fuck you GOG (2)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137433)

What the hell does this have to do with GOG?

Re:Fuck you GOG (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137579)

That right there is the logic of a typical pirate.

On the other hand... (1)

MrEricSir (398214) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137385)

If you have an urge to walk down a crowded street and whack people with a giant purple penis, you're in luck -- Saints Row 3 is included.

Re:On the other hand... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137611)

They stole that from GTA too?

everyone sells out eventually... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137399)

it's capitalism, baby!

THQ? Thanks for the warning! (0)

The Archon V2.0 (782634) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137405)

Well, if they were going to start with DRMed Windows only games, the AAA name in the title served as ample warning. I used to just look at the games without checking the sysreqs because DRM-free was a given. But as soon as I saw the AAA name on this one, I got suspicious and for the first time in a while, looked closer.

Thanks THQ, because of you I'll keep a closer eye on the Humble Bundles from now on so I don't get burned by some indie dev who thinks DRM is a good idea!

Not gonna BUY the darn thing, of course, but thanks!

Re:THQ? Thanks for the warning! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137807)

Your loss, sucker!

Why is this bad? (5, Informative)

artor3 (1344997) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137407)

THQ has been struggling, so they're trying something new. That's a good thing. If you don't want to buy it, don't. I did, as did many of my friends, and I'm quite happy with it.

Re:Why is this bad? (2)

X0563511 (793323) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137447)

Because someone like THQ has no business putting games out under the Humble Bundle?

Re:Why is this bad? (4, Insightful)

artor3 (1344997) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137477)

Why?

It's still pay what you want. It still lets you send a portion to charity. What exactly is the problem? Is it just that you are ideologically against big publishers and are upset that not everyone agrees with you?

Re:Why is this bad? (5, Insightful)

Symbolis (1157151) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137551)

I think people hear "Humble Bundle" and just assume it's really "Humble Indie Bundle"....which this is not.

Re:Why is this bad? (0)

Culture20 (968837) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137619)

Because this is like Apple giving Apple ][ computers to schools or Microsoft giving them free Office suites. Even closer: it's like selling pretty slave collars in a Goodwill store. It seems like charity, but it's just a way to get people to be happy about being enslaved.

Re:Why is this bad? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137547)

I think THQ being forced to bundle their games and sell them at a ridiculously low price is pretty humbling, FWIW.

Re:Why is this bad? (1)

wisnoskij (1206448) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137527)

Well yea, a lot of their games are crappy, completely mainstream titles.
I am not surprised or sympathetic.

Re:Why is this bad? (5, Insightful)

wierd_w (1375923) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137531)

"Humble bundle" is more or less in the same mental category as I would place "brand names".

It is a specific brand of name your price software offering, estalished on a set of core ideals.

It was those core ideals that made Humbe Bundle stand out from other name your price offerings.

This is not an offering true to the humble bundle ideals. It should not be labeled as being a humble bundle offering, unless they strip off the DRM, and FOSS the game afterwards, like the previous closed source games in the past did.

Unless they do BOTH of those things, this is an unacceptable offering, akin to opening a box of heineken and finding that it had been instead filled with old milwuakee.

People support the humble bundle brand for a reason. Throwing away that foundation to placate AAA studio developers is a betrayal of the user base, and a slap in the face to prior bundle participant developers.

No developer should get preferential treatment by the bundle. Ever.

Re:Why is this bad? (1)

BenoitRen (998927) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137587)

this is an unacceptable offering, akin to opening a box of heineken and finding that it had been instead filled with old milwuakee

I don't know what "miwuakee" is, but I don't think Heineken would be that much better considering that beer drinkers joke how it's a cow's pee.

Re:Why is this bad? (2, Insightful)

wierd_w (1375923) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137651)

Ok, how about buying a carton of milk, and finding orange juice inside?

Buy a bottle of champaign and discover it is really white zinfendel?

The point is that simply because "its a liquid, and you can drink it", that does not make it interchangeable. Ordering a porche and getting a ford festiva delivered is NOT how you treat customers. They are both cars, and they both drive from point a to point b. But saying they are the same is disingeuous to say the least.

This is not a humble bundle offering any more than a delivered ford festiva is a porche.

Sticking a porche nameplate on said festiva and selling it as a porche is a very good way to destroy the brand.

The same is true here. People are angry, because of this.

Re:Why is this bad? (1)

AK Marc (707885) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137839)

Ordering a porche and getting a ford festiva delivered is NOT how you treat customers. They are both cars, and they both drive from point a to point b. But saying they are the same is disingeuous to say the least.

If the Porsche dealer dropped Porsche and picked up Ford, then I have no right to complain to the management that they made a decision I don't like. I can buy a Festiva or walk. There is no fraud (which is what you are asserting, when you order one thing and get another). There's simply a change of product. People didn't like New Coke, but that didn't mean they got to sue for fraud because it tasted different.

Re:Why is this bad? (5, Insightful)

artor3 (1344997) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137645)

It is a specific brand of name your price software offering, estalished on a set of core ideals.

Maybe that was true for the first few bundles. But they've since branched out into releasing music and books. They sold Crayon Physics Deluxe without source code, and probably other games too.

People support the humble bundle brand for a reason.

But not always the same reason. I've supported the Humble Bundles from the beginning, always paying several times the average, and keeping all my keys neatly sorted in KeePass. I've never played half the games, but I support it anyway. Not because I care about DRM (so long as its inobtrusive, I don't) or open source, but because I support the pay-what-you-want-and-give-some-to-charity model.

This happens. Little communities expand, and become more ideologically diverse. You shouldn't be so angry towards your fellow supporters. We give just as much as you do.

Re:Why is this bad? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137831)

Not FOSS? Go check all the previous bundles. Plenty of non-FOSS stuff there.
You're told exactly what you are getting at the top of the page.

You should probably extract your head from your high horses ass.

Re:Why is this bad? (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137563)

its bad cause THQ still exists

give 100% to Charity (0, Flamebait)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137419)

give 100% to Charity.

That way THQ get's 0

Re:give 100% to Charity (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137471)

Yep. I still bought it, but I paid the lowest amount I've ever paid for a Humble Bundle, and if sliders do what they're labeled, it's all going to charity.

Re:give 100% to Charity (4, Insightful)

artor3 (1344997) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137555)

Yeah, that'll teach them to do exactly what pirates have been insisting major publishers should do! How dare they give us the option to pay what we want!? They must be punished!!

Re:give 100% to Charity (3, Insightful)

Trepidity (597) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137681)

Where have I missed all the pirates clamoring for major publishers to find a prominent "indie" brand name to masquerade as, and attempt to sell their DRM wares via that channel?

Re:give 100% to Charity (4, Insightful)

artor3 (1344997) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137759)

Pirates have been clamoring for publishers to adopt a pay-what-you-want model. THQ is trying that out as a temporary offering. It is entirely logical for them to use an existing site that specializes in pay-what-you-want temporary offers. If it works well, they might create their own platform. Expecting them to create their own platform for an experiment is absurd.

What problem, donate to chairty (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137489)

I fail to see a problem here, if you have an issue with this just send everything to charity. Personally the way I view it is this way, the more money they raise for charity the better, it's to help the less fortunate after all. This time around it is for Child's Play and America Red Cross both respectable organizations which I would be proud to donate to.

So yes if you have a "Screw You" type of mentality towards DRM and refuse to give them money for it, go right ahead. You can still buy said games and just donate everything to charity and deny the company who produced said games money.

Time to change the name (-1, Flamebait)

Tough Love (215404) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137515)

Time to change the name from Humble Bundle to Greedy Bundle.

Re:Time to change the name (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137557)

You appear to be having a problem with your thesaurus. Perhaps you were looking for "arrogant"?

Re:Time to change the name (1)

Tough Love (215404) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137569)

You're right, Arrogant Bundle is way catchy.

Re:Time to change the name (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137585)

They did, Its the Humble THQ Bundle, and not the Humble Indie Bundle.

Re:Time to change the name (1)

Joe U (443617) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137603)

Time to change the name from Humble Bundle to Greedy Bundle.

Really? Did the price go up? Let me check... Nope, still pay what you want.
I'm guessing they got rid of the Child's Play donation... No, that's still there.
Must have stopped the EFF donation.... No, that seems to be there too.

I figured it out!
The people that buy the bundle are greedy, getting 6 games on Steam for as low as $1.

Re:Time to change the name (2)

Joe U (443617) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137617)

Must have stopped the EFF donation.... No, that seems to be there too.

Whoops, spoke too soon, the greedy bastards changed it to the American Red Cross. Those bastards, donating to charity like that.

Re:Time to change the name (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137711)

anyone actually involved with the red cross would tell you that it's a "scam" - actually it's not, but it's horribly inefficient and there are plenty of "market competitive" level salaried positions.

Re:Time to change the name (4, Insightful)

Tough Love (215404) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137795)

So let me see, dropped the EFF donation and added DRM. What is the message?

With the THQ hate... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137593)

This company is near bankrupt. We can all hate because we're from a subculture that supports individualism and new startups for games. However, this company is offering us games for basically CHARITY. Also, they're a company that needs these funds to continue on after doing bad in the market. Games like Saints Row and Company of Heroes are great games, DRM or no DRM, If you're really idealistic, you would be opposed to other humble bundles which they use Steam WHICH IS DRM. Grow up guys and support THQ for their work.

too bad (-1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137627)

$13.37 is more then I'm willing to spend on THQ games. Even if the money can go to charity. I have morals.

Re:too bad (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137673)

$13.37 is more then I'm willing to spend on THQ games. Even if the money can go to charity. I have morals.

I am stupid. please ignore. at the time it looked like that was the lowest amount, but apparently you can do .01 if you want (but under $1.00 gets you the soundtracks).

I will say Metro 2033 was a fun game to play, but rest the games are just meh.

Re:too bad (1)

Nidi62 (1525137) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137713)

I paid $6 dollars myself. This is actually the first Humble Bundle I've bought.

Steam (3, Insightful)

Hsien-Ko (1090623) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137643)

It's fine with me. Best DRM ever.

Your loss, lol. The real problem is if there's ever a UPlay-exclusive Humble Bundle

Won't be repeated, Windows users are too cheap (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137649)

Average purchase: $5.67

Re:Won't be repeated, Windows users are too cheap (0)

HarrySquatter (1698416) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137841)

Wow! In less than 90 minutes, the Humble THQ Bundle has reached $200,000 in sales and over 40,000 bundles sold! Thanks everyone for all your support for awesome charities and amazing games!

71 minutes later:

Holy smokes! The Humble THQ Bundle just reached $500k in sales and over 94,000 bundles sold! Your support is phenomenal!

And 2 hours later:

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!

So basically it's one of the fastest selling bundles in the history of all the bundles. Man, what a total failure it's amounting to. It still has 12 days and 21.5 hours left and it's at $1.5 million and has already outsold 14 out of 19 of the previous bundles.

I don't think it's the approach so much (0)

Trepidity (597) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137695)

It's just that THQ games are shit, and dressing up a turd in a suit doesn't make it any better.

Re:I don't think it's the approach so much (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137769)

and dressing up a turd in a suit doesn't make it any better

But the stains on the suit are hard to get out, and that's the complaint of all the posters above you.

10: shoot self in foot 20: goto 10 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137755)

From what I remember in the previous bundles, Linux users on average were paying more, followed by Mac, with Windows users having the lowest average.

Re:10: shoot self in foot 20: goto 10 (1)

HarrySquatter (1698416) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137811)

Yes and the Windows users also made up around 70-80% of the revenue in most of them.

It should have been called.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42137813)

The desperately trying to keep THQ afloat bundle.

Still some good stuff there. All of those games, with the possible exception of Red Faction Armageddon, were well received.

Effective protest (0)

morcego (260031) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137821)

Buy it, and select "All to charity". Meaning nothing for The Humble Bundle team, and nothing for the game publisher.

I just did it. I love voting with my wallet.

An Analogy. (3, Funny)

Cyno01 (573917) | about a year and a half ago | (#42137829)

Whole Foods has Oscar Mayer bologna on sale this week.

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