Poll: What Do You Think of Humble Bundle These Days?

September 12, 2013 - Andrew Eisen

On Tuesday, I put up a poll asking you fine readers with fantastic taste in footwear what you thought of Humble Bundle these days.

The Pay-What-You-Want seller has received a bit of flack recently for straying too far from its initial direction of offering DRM-free, cross-platform indie games.  Recent bundles have focused on larger game publisher catalogues such as THQ, Deep Silver and Electronic Arts and several have dropped the DRM-free policy that many gamers were initially drawn to.  Cross-platform support seems to be less of a priority of late as well with few titles available on Mac and even less on Linux.

So, I thought querying you on what you thought of the big HB would make for a snazzy poll.  And then Humble Bundle launched the Humble Indie Bundle 9 the very next day.

Timely...

Well, the new bundle goes back to basics with DRM-free, cross-platform indie games but the question remains: what do you think of Humble Bundle these days?  Should it stick with the types of bundles it started with?  Do you like the bigger AAA bundles?  What about unique offerings like the e-book or comedy bundles?

Vote in the poll and let us know!

Or don't and keep it to yourself.  Either way, EZK and I will reveal the poll results and discuss this topic on next week's podcast.

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Poll: What Do You Think of Humble Bundle These Days?

I guess you can find somebody, who hates the idea of games for cheap. I can tolerate the occasional comedy bundle, if I can get Mark of the Ninja and FTL (plus a couple of other titles) for an outrageous price of $5. (Yeah, I can be cheap too...)

Re: Poll: What Do You Think of Humble Bundle These Days?

It's a cool thing, but I hate the slightly self-important marketing, particularly the toe-curlingly cringeworthy name.

/b

Re: Poll: What Do You Think of Humble Bundle These Days?

I judge the quality of the bundles based on the games offered, not what platforms they are available on, or what DRM they use.  I run Win and Linux so I have the majority of the platforms covered. I'm not averse to Steam, but I'll try and stay away from Origin if I can.

Re: Poll: What Do You Think of Humble Bundle These Days?

I don't mind the non-software bundles, I like the variety, even if I don't get them all.

The bundles that are steam (ETA: or origin) only are a big fat fail.

 
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