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The Humble Indie Bundle

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    LearnedHand you are very awful and no one cares about your brilliant ideas so please go away.

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    yeah it sure would be great if he didn't post no more

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  • SticksSticks Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Hey guys. Let's just say "troll" a thousand times. That's cool, right? Cool kids say that, I think. And most adults.

    I don't want to get into the whole "charity" or lack thereof of this thing because I don't really care. But it's obviously not nearly as altruistic as is made out here. A charitable thing would be the developers giving their money to a charity. This is obviously a money making stunt using the charitable angle to increase their own profits. Charities will make some money as well but that's incidental. The goal is to maximise profits, not be charitable.

    Naturally, most people use pirated software. What does that have to do with anything? I paid for my copy and I'm suggesting a legal course of action with this selling.

    People that buy the software > Pirates who steal it > You "buying" their software for free and reselling at a profit

    It may be legal, but its still a dick move there chief.

    Sticks on
  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited May 2010
    Hey guys. Let's just say "troll" a thousand times. That's cool, right? Cool kids say that, I think. And most adults.

    I don't want to get into the whole "charity" or lack thereof of this thing because I don't really care. But it's obviously not nearly as altruistic as is made out here. A charitable thing would be the developers giving their money to a charity. This is obviously a money making stunt using the charitable angle to increase their own profits. Charities will make some money as well but that's incidental. The goal is to maximise profits, not be charitable.

    Naturally, most people use pirated software. What does that have to do with anything? I paid for my copy and I'm suggesting a legal course of action with this selling.

    You are pretty objectively a terrible person.

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  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Samorost 2 is in it now, as well? Fantastic.

    So, anyone else playing lugaru, the terrifying ninja rabbit game? Because it's damn difficult. It went from mildly challenging to HURGH BURGH RAGE in the span of a single level.

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  • SticksSticks Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I haven't played anything but World of Goo so far.

    It was worth the price of the bundle all by itself.

    Sticks on
  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    LearnedHand, get the fuck out of my thread.

    edit: Samarost 2? Score!

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  • fallaxdracofallaxdraco Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    FlatEric wrote: »
    Samorost 2 is in it now, as well? Fantastic.

    So, anyone else playing lugaru, the terrifying ninja rabbit game? Because it's damn difficult. It went from mildly challenging to HURGH BURGH RAGE in the span of a single level.

    I'm at the level where you have to kill 4 of the... really tough enemies you get a score boost for in a row, and I always get killed after the 2nd or 3rd one. I managed to do a lot better once I realized they were pretty vulnerable to leg sweeps, but it's still not enough - each enemy gets several hits on me no matter what I do, and by the 3rd enemy that's enough to kill me.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Gish is really hard

    like, some of the controls are a little weird and its tough to get used to how the cut little tarball moves

    but by level three I haven't found one single secret and now I'm getting to parts where some of the coins you're supposed to collect are in plain view but impossible (for me at any rate) to get to

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  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    World of goo is pretty fantastic. And Aquaria has beautiful music, I'm really impressed.

    fallaxdraco, it sounds like you're farther ahead than I am. I can't get past the mission where you have to kill the raider sentries: there's four pillars. The first has 1 enemy, the second has 2, the third has 3, and the last one has an armored enemy. And they all have knives.

    My main issue is getting my guy to actually attack. I can counter, dodge, jump, whatever, but when it comes to attacking, no matter whether I hold the attack button or try and time it, he tends to just stand there.

    Only with the knife is this a problem. Unarmed combat is peachy.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    So, Penumbra is pretty terrifying. I bought it on Steam awhile back and I still haven't played more than about an hour of it. I really should try and play more of it but I get too into those sort of games and the atmosphere is really top notch. However, the rest of these games look fun so I'll go ahead and pick this up.

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  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I bought the entire penumbra series (overture, black plague, and requiem) along with wex majors back when it was on sale on steam.

    I still haven't played it more than an hour.

    I'm, uh, not very good with horror games.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    although it is really cool when you do find one and that disembodied voice says seeeeecreeeeet

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    due to previous negative feedback I will not be paying one penny for these games.

    Elaborate!

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Bought'd. I was going through this weird process where I figured I actually didn't want to play any of the games (I already own and adore Gish and World of Goo), but I got over myself and realized that I'm all for supporting endeavours like this.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Woot! I found the problem. My ISPs DNS servers were screwing up so it couldn't find the site.

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    whoa, these mother fuckers just gave me samorost 2 for no reason! awesome!

    edit: Samorost 2 should be added to the OP because you now get that also. I love this.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Aquaria is officially the kitten's pajamas

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It was really cool from what I played of the demo. I will be looking forward to diving into that game again!

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Water pun!

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  • Pixel BluePixel Blue Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I got an ocean of'm!

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I sea what you did there.

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    well, water you wading for, camp?

    tide me over with a steady stream of them!

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  • AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I used this as an excuse to finally give the EFF money.

    Finished Overture last Christmas, and I don't know if I'll ever play Black Plague.
    gigantic
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  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I'm broke so I'm going to go ahead and pay a couple of bucks. You guys keep spending more to balance me out

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I'm downloading these for my mac because the only other game I have on here is Machinarium

    and it's nice have games on here

    oh and I paid 20 bucks

    #pipe on
  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This is really neat! I... I really shouldn't because I should be saving up for my trip to Tokyo at the end of the month.

    But... I just... I can't possibly not.

    Kinda feel like a jerk only throwing down twenty dollars but I think that's what I am going to do.

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Oh Jesus fucking christ.

    Words cannot describe how much I hate every single one of these people.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/10/one-quarter-of-humble-indie-bundle-downloads-were-pirated/

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  • GSMGSM Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Despite the idiotic pirates' best efforts, I'd say this whole project was a smashing success. Eight hundred thousand dollars is pretty awesome. Showing the computed average throughout the event was a stroke of genius, as far as psychological efforts to combat the effects of internet anonymity are concerned. Although I wouldn't have hidden the "high score" contributers behind a sliding tab. Unless that was to discourage highscore defacement contributions? I guess it's a trade-off.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    that average probably doesn't account for the 1/4 of people that payed NOOTTTHIINNGGGGG

    i ended up not getting it because i am very lazy

    also: I am pretty sure a big chunk of that 25% of people were dudes who did not have a credit/debit card

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  • SticksSticks Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The article I linked earlier about the 90% piracy rate on world of goo wasn't the one I originally read, just the one I could find at the moment. The other article mentioned that 2D Boy didn't really care about the piracy rate because sales were strong enough to keep the company afloat.

    I know other companies (i.e. Stardock) have evinced a similar attitude. Its unfortunate, but at least there are enough people who recognize the value of these products willing to pony up so that these companies can continue making fine games.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Oh Jesus fucking christ.

    Words cannot describe how much I hate every single one of these people.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/10/one-quarter-of-humble-indie-bundle-downloads-were-pirated/

    Don't go to the equivalent article at Ars then. There's a group of about 3-4 people there shitting up the thread with unironic "Information just wants to be free man. You can't own bits. You can't charge for ideas."

    Like, I'm having an identity crisis because I'm finding myself on the same side of the discussion as a dude who in a previous copyright thread honestly said that if he ruled the world all thieves, no matter what they stole, would be killed and copyright infringement is theft.

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  • SupraluminalSupraluminal Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Just got in on this for $20. World of Goo is the only part of the bundle I already own, so I'm excited to have lots of new games to try.

    I think using the term "piracy" to describe people avoiding paying $0.01 is a little overblown, incidentally. I mean it's shitty to pay one cent for it, too, but that's how the developers decided to set it up, so getting indignant about it is silly.

    Better, in my opinion, to accentuate the positive - they're averaging nearly $9 per purchase, which seems pretty good to me. Total raised is over $900k. I don't know what their costs are exactly, but I suspect all the participants, devs and charities alike, will make out well at the end of the day!

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Well, the devs were asking for people to pay, literally any amount of money for the product. They didn't even care if you paid one cent and made it all go to charity (thus costing the devs about $.30). I think they were just expressing disappointment at the number of people who didn't even do that.

    They even made contributions in the name of people who emailed them saying they couldn't pay so they could get the games.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    That page is just refusing to load for me right now, (just like facebook and half the rest of the internet) but how are people pirating direct downloads? Is the implication that someone has paid for it and is now sharing their download link or is it that someone has paid for it and the torrent is already up?

    edit: yup, the torrent is up on a few sites

    they didn't even bother to change the file description from the blurb on wolfire's site describing the pay what you want scheme

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Sharing the download link, which is why they said that they'd prefer pirates torrent it since it won't use bandwidth on their servers
    I do have one humble request though --

    If you are deadset on pirating the bundle, please consider downloading it from BitTorrent instead of using up our bandwidth!

    Also, even though you are pirating our games, please tell some of your friends about the Humble Indie Bundle. Posting to Facebook, telling your Twitter followers, (or simply talking to someone) sure doesn't require a credit card.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    That page is just refusing to load for me right now, (just like facebook and half the rest of the internet) but how are people pirating direct downloads? Is the implication that someone has paid for it and is now sharing their download link or is it that someone has paid for it and the torrent is already up?

    edit: yup, the torrent is up on a few sites

    they didn't even bother to change the file description from the blurb on wolfire's site describing the pay what you want scheme

    I was having trouble getting the page to load as well from my house. Manually setting my DNS server to 4.2.2.2 worked (though it screwed up a couple other sites for some reason.)

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It's definitely best to look at how positive this has been. I mean, it's pretty fucking amazing!

    But it also says a lot about the nature of pirates. If these people aren't willing to pay anything for a six game bundle with proceeds going to charity, then they're a lost cause and not worth trying to deal with.

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    How long is this supposed to be up for

    If it's still up tonight I may grab it even though I have all the Penumbra stuff already

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