Fellow KYMers, THE HUMBLE BUNDLE IS BACK I’M SO EXCITED yay!
What is this “Humble Bundle”, you ask? Only the most amazing thing since sliced bread. Remember back in 2007 when Radiohead did that pay whatever you want for their album In Rainbows and it was a massive success (inb4 Fridge Logic YES OMFG)? Some guys decided to take that concept and make it a whole lot awesomer by expanding it to games. As in not just one game, but a whole slew of them. All for the unholy price of pay whatever you want. And these are some really, really good games, might I remind you. They all unlock on Steam, which is very, very nice, and the money goes to both developers and charity (you choose how to distribute it).
Although they usually feature indie games, this time around they’ve expanded to mainstream games for whatever the reason. I ain’t complaining. Right now they have the games Company of Heroes (and expansions Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor), Darksiders, Metro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon up. Pay. Whatever. You. Want. Srsly. These are some amazingly high quality games (really high profile too), normally going for a good $20+ a pop, and at this price, only a stupidhead would pass this up (no offense to stupidheads of course). Even if you had all of them but one, you would stand to lose nothing. Got none? Even better.
It’s Gabe Newell supported, mind you, and Notch too (not that that guy matters). Just think, all those games filling up your Steam list.
And seriously guys, don’t be cheap. The developers behind these games work really, really hard, and deserve every last cent for it. You can do $1 if you want, but then you’re just taking advantage of them (more than you should be doing), and all that bandwidth just loses them money. Might as well be pirating at that point. The point is, the gaming industry is really messed up and paranoid right now, throwing spyware and DRM and SecuROM on everything in a misguided attempt to stop piracy, and it is extremely refreshing for a company like THQ to stand up and say, “Hey, this ain’t right. Why are we screwing over consumers when they’re are the ones who are buying our products? We should do our best to take care of them.” And it’s about time.
And if none of that fazes you cold hearted little Grinchy self, they’re offering Saints Row: The Third as a bonus if you beat the average (around $6.00 last time I checked).
So what are you waiting for? Humble Bundle awayyy