Humble Monthly Bundle Service Announced

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  1. chavosaur
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    :arrow: SignUps

    Sign Up begins today, and upon signing up, you will receive a steam code for Legends of Grimrock 2, a First Person Dungeon crawler. The first round of games will be available November 6th.
     
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  2. Joe88

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    So playstation plus except more expensive? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
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  3. sup3rgh0st

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    I would have to assume with something like this that the first month would be packed with great games, but would be pretty hit or miss from then on.
     
  4. _v3

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    Well, you get to keep these games for ever, even after cancelling the sub.

    Anyway back on topic, for 12$ it'd better not be some shitty indie games that barely got past greenlight on steam.
     
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    Meh. Most of the humble bundles in general have been quite lackluster lately, I don't expect this to be much of worth either.
     
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  6. grossaffe

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    Seems more like a Loot Crate for indie games since, as others have mentioned, you own everything you get from it even when you cancel.
     
  7. LuckySteves

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    I have no interest in the idea. When I buy a game, I want to be able to choose the game I buy. This seems like an easy way to get money while promising nothing, something I can't possibly support.

    Speaking of the humble bundle, I feel that it's really gone downhill. I bought over a dozen of the bundles but haven't desired any of the recent ones. The current one is ok at best, offering early access and DIY figures with a coupon. A couple of enjoyable games are included, I've heard skullgirls is a lot of fun and Sir... seems like an alright stealth game, but in my memory I used to be interested in at least 3/4 of the offered games, and all of the below the average were worth the price. Now, I'm not so sure.
     
  8. Hells Malice

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    Sounds...retarded.

    Humble Bundle really whored itself out. It used to be amazing. Now it's just meh. Sometimes has a good weekly bundle sometimes i'll get.\

    As usual it became all about making money instead of raising it for a cause. 5% to charity is pretty pathetic
     
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    the humblebundles used to be too good to be true. Nowadays there are crap games, dlc and promotion for free-to-play games in tier 1 and 2 and in tier 3 there is a good game with a fix price which is as high as or even higer than in other key stores. So I am not interested in this subscription service at all.
    Maybe there will be some good games in the first months. So that they can create a hype. Then they will start selling crap for 12$.
    I am so tired of the charity promotion. Humblebundle manager meeting: "Let's get 12$ instead of 10$. So we can say that we give 5% to charity."
     
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    Soo does this work after they release the bundle or do you have to pay in advance not knowing what theyre offering?
     
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    Something tells me after. Makes me think of a Leap of Faith, only you really don't know if there's a bale of hay or water below you.
     
  12. grossaffe

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    One of the big problems I have with the humble subscription, besides the fact that I like to know what I'm buying, is that there's no guarantee of Linux compatibility. One of the key foundations of the Humble Indie Bundle was that all games would be available DRM-free for Windows/Mac/Linux. Why should I pay $12 in advance for games that not only do I not know what they'll be, I don't know if they'll even be available on my platform.
     
  13. shadow1w2

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    Legend of Grimrock 2 is a good hook but I wouldn't be surprised if all the games were just repeat games from previous bundles.
    I'm curious to try once on its first run but no more than that as I know I'd be taking a chance.

    At least with Groupees reservation able bundles they give their chat users a buncha clues before it goes live.
    I tend to like that a lot better than this blind bundle thing.
     
  14. grossaffe

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    In their description of the service:
    "Discover games that haven't been featured in other bundles."
     
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    For some reason I don't trust that or think they might be scrapping the bottom of the barrel for it.
    I dunno, guess we'll find out.
     
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    So I've basically got a monthly $12 ticket for some crummy indie games, totally worth it.
     
  17. Haloman800

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    Can you customize this (like in traditional bundles)? 5% to charity and a 95% profit is very low.
     
  18. HaloEffect17

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    Would you ever think that logo would have anything to do with gaming?
     
  19. sonicrings

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    The logo actually looks like they're packing up and ditching their quality service and are en route to becoming sellouts. :P
     
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  20. grossaffe

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    Seems fitting for a game developer with the pittance they're paid.
     
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