Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 69

September 16, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

On Episode 69 of the Super Podcast Action Committee, hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight talk about the "unique nature" of Valve Software's "family sharing program" for Steam, Fox News and Dr. Keith Ablow making a concerted effort on connecting video game violence with real-world violence, and a whole lot more. Download Episode 69 now: SuperPAC Episode 69 (1 hour, 1 minute) 28 MB.

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.

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Humble Indie Bundle 9 Launches

September 11, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Humble Indie Bundle 9 has launched offering five indie games and two extras if you are willing to pay above the current average price. Returning to its roots a little bit with this bundle, Humble Indie Bundle 9 offers Trine 2: Complete Story, Mark of the Ninja, Eets Munchies (Beta), and Brütal Legend. Paying more than the average price (currently $4.41) gets you Fez and FTL: Faster Than Light. The bundle also comes with soundtracks for Fez, Brütal Legend, Trine 2, and Trine 2: Goblin Menace.

You can check out the latest bundle at www.humblebundle.com.

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Humble Weekly Bundle Featuring Paradox Titles Generates over $528K

August 30, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

As of this writing, the latest Humble Weekly Bundle featuring a lineup of Paradox Interactive titles has generated over $528,000 from the sale of over 127,000 bundles.

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New Humble Weekly Sale Hawks Paradox Interactive Games

August 29, 2013 - Andrew Eisen

Remember when "DRM-free" was a big selling point of Humble Bundle's Humble Bundles?

Yeah.  Good times...

Anyway, Humble Bundle's newest Weekly Bundle has a collection of Paradox Interactive games for you to pay-what-you-want for.  Well, so long as you want to pay at least a dollar because all of these games are Steam-only.

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EA's Humble Origin Bundle Generates Over $10 Million

August 29, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

EA' Humble Origin Bundle closed this week, raising well over $10 million - a good portion of which went towards five charities (we assume some of it went to the Humble Bundle organizers). The bundle ended last night, and was called the best selling bundle to-date for the Humble Bundle initiative. At the end of it all, the Humble Origin Bundle managed to generate $10.5 million from the sale of 2.1 million game bundles.

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Humble Comedy Bundle Launches

August 28, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

The folks at Humble Bundle are adding a new kind of "pay-what-you-want" DRM-free offering: comedy. The Humble Comedy Bundle features movies, audio, and even a little animation - all DRM-free and for whatever price you want to pay.

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Humble Origin Bundle Inches Towards $10 Million

August 26, 2013 - Humble Origin Bundle Inches Towards $10 Million

The Humble Origin Bundle is inching towards another milestone - the $10 million mark. As of this writing the bundle is at a little over $9.6 million with nearly 2 million bundles sold, and an average price of $4.91. The bundle includes Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror's Edge, and Medal of Honor. Paying more than the average price will get you The Sims 3 + Starter Pack, Battlefield 3, C&C: Red Alert 3 - Uprising, and Populous.

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Humble Origin Bundle Adds Populous and C&C to Line-Up

August 22, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

The Humble Origin Bundle has two new games to choose from, if bundle purchasers are willing to pay more than the average price - currently at $4.82. The two new games are C&C: Red Alert 3 - Uprising for Steam and Origin, and Populous for Origin.

These two new games join Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror's Edge, and Medal of Honor. Paying more than the average price will get you The Sims 3 + Starter Pack and Battlefield 3.

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Humble Origin Bundle Generates Nearly $7.2 Million

August 19, 2013 - James Fudge

The Humble Origin Bundle has generated nearly $7.2 million from the sale of nearly 1.5 million bundles. It is officially the best-selling Humble Bundle to date, beating out THQ's and Deep Silver's bundles and all those that have come before it. The average price of the bundle is up two cents (from Friday's average price) to $4.82, as of this writing. The bundle has 9 days left to go.

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 65

August 19, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

On this week's show we talk about extreme developer harassment, GameStop's Xenoblade pricing, EA's Humble Origin Bundle, the latest poll from GamePolitics, and a whole lot more. Download Episode 65 now: SuperPAC Episode 65 (1 hour, 15 minutes) 69.3 MB.

Humble Origin Bundle Surpasses $5.3 Million Mark

August 16, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Love it or hate it, the Humble Origin Bundle is on track to be the most successful Humble Bundle offering to-date if it keeps trending the way it has been in the last couple of days. As of this writing, the bundle has generated over $5.3 million from the sale of over 1.1 million bundles, with an average price of $4.80. The bundle still has a little over 11 more days to go before it is over too.

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New Humble Weekly Bundle Launches

August 15, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

The latest Humble Weekly Bundle features games chosen by YouTube personality PewDiePie including Botanicula (available for Mac, Windows, Linux), McPixel (Linux, Mac, Windows, Android), Thomas Was Alone (Windows, Mac, Linux), The Showdown Effect (Steam Only for Windows and Mac), and bonus game Amnesia: The Dark Descsent (Windows, Mac, Linux). Amnesia: The Dark Descsent is unlocked if you pay more than the current average price of $2.16.

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Humble Origin Bundle Generates over $3.6 Million

August 15, 2013 - James Fudge

As of this writing, the Humble Origin Bundle has generated over $3.6 million from the sale of a little more than 764,000 bundles. The Origin-themed, Not-DRM-Free bundle features a total of eight games including Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition (includes 4 Limited Edition unlocks, and the Retaliation and Decimation packs), Mirror's Edge, and Medal of Honor. Paying more than the average price will get you The Sims 3 + Starter Pack and Battlefield 3. The current average price sits at $4.74.

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Humble Origin Bundle Launches

August 14, 2013 - James Fudge

There is no doubt in my mind that this latest bundle from the fine folks at Humble Bundle is going to get a mixed reaction from the game community. On the one hand it is offering up to eight high-profile games on the cheap; on the other hand all of these games are from Electronic Arts and use its Origin digital distribution platform - and at least three of the games require the bundle buyer to install Origin on their system in order to play.

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Introversion Humble Weekly Bundle Launches

August 8, 2013 -

A brand new Humble Weekly Bundle launches today, offering four games from Introversion Games. The Introversion Games Humble Weekly Bundle features the hacking game Uplink (also available on Android); real-time strategy game Darwinia and its multiplayer counterpart Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest; and the Cold War-era strategy war game  Defcon.

The bundle also offers extras like the Voxel Tech Demo (Windows only), the City Generator Tech Demo (Windows only), and source code access to Uplink, Darwinia, Multiwinia, and Defcon.

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Humble Deep Silver Bundle Adds Three More Games

August 6, 2013 -

The Humble Deep Silver Bundle has added three new games into the mix: the action RPG Risen, beat 'em up Sacred Citadel, and the grim first-person shooter Metro 2033. These three new games join six other games and a bunch of DLC from publisher Deep Silver for a nice low price.

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Humble Deep Silver Bundle Launches

July 30, 2013 -

Humble Bundle's latest bundle, the Humble Deep Silver Bundle, gives you six games and a bunch of DLC from publisher Deep Silver for a nice low price. Unlike other bundles this one has a higher price point depending on what you want to pick up, though. For the average price (currently hovering just below $5) you can get the open-world action game Saints Row: The Third; the prequel Saints Row 2; action RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters; and the RPG Sacred 2: Gold Edition.

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Humble Bundle Weekly Features Positech Games

July 25, 2013 -

The new Humble Weekly Bundle launches, offering four games from Positech Games. The Positech Games Humble Weekly Bundle features the political strategy game Democracy 2; the life simulation game Kudos 2; the alternate reality World War I game Gratuitous Tank Battles; and the space strategy game Gratuitous Space Battles.

All four games are available on Steam and DRM-free. These games are also available on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Bundle Stars Launches Superfly Indie Bundle

July 23, 2013 -

Bundle Stars has launched a brand new indie bunlde called the Superfly Indie Bundle featuring ten games that can be redeemed on Steam for right around $5.00 USD.

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Spiderweb Software Humble Weekly Bundle Generates Over $182K

July 18, 2013 -

This week's Humble Bundle Weekly sale ended a few minutes ago, netting Jeff Vogel - the one man army that operates Spiderweb Software - a fair amount of change. As of this writing, the Humble Bundle Weekly Sale generated over $182,000 from the sale of nearly 39,000 bundles featuring Spiderweb's catalog of role-playing games. As is usually the case, Linux users paid the most for the bundle, with an average purchase price of $6.35, followed by Mac users who paid an average price of $6.19, and Windows users who brought the average down by paying an average price $4.43.

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Spiderweb Software Humble Bundle Weekly Sale Generates Over $100K

July 12, 2013 -

The Humble Bundle Weekly Sale featuring 15 games from indie RPG developer Spiderweb Software's catalog (DRM-free) has managed to raise over $100,000 in a little over 24 hours.

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Humble Weekly Bundle Features Spiderweb Software's Classic RPGs

July 11, 2013 -

While the folks at the Humble Bundle continue to ignore my suggestion for a role-playing game-themed Humble Bundle, this week's Humble Bundle Weekly Sale is as close as you can get: for the next six days consumers can get 15 games from indie RPG developer Spiderweb Software's catalog DRM-free and with plenty of extras.

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Bundles Stars Launches Dynamite Bundle: Reloaded

June 28, 2013 -

UK-based online PC bundle retailer Bundle Stars has launched the Dynamite Bundle: Reloaded today. The Dynamite Bundle: Reloaded includes 10 Windows games for a launch price of just $2.50, a savings of almost $220 when compared to buying the games individually (the promotional savings are based on online retail prices). Those who already bought the Dynamite Bundle will automatically receive the two bonus games free of charge in their Bundle Stars account, ready for them to redeem on Steam.

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Humble Bundle for Android 6 Launches

June 18, 2013 -

Humble Bundle for Android 6 is alive and kicking, offering five games for Android-based hand-helds. Most of the games are also available for Windows, Mac and Linux too - and all of them are DRM-Free. The games include Aquaria, Fractal, Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Stealth Bastard Deluxe, and Pulse (Android only). If you pay more than the average price you can also get Frozen Synapse and Broken Sword: Director’s Cut. You'll also get digital soundtracks from all the games.

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Pay-What-You-Want For Vox

June 18, 2013 -

IndieGameStand is offering the cute voxel-based RPG, Vox for $10 or whatever you want to pay. Developer AlwaysGeeky Games describes Vox as a "highly customizable game where you can create, destroy, edit and build anything you desire. The whole world, every item and object within it, and even the characters and inhabitants of Vox are created using a custom 'Voxel Engine.'" The game is currently in the alpha stage but all future updates will be free and frequent, according to the developer.

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Humble Bundle 8 Surpasses $1.1 Million in Sales

May 29, 2013 -

Just 24 hours after launching, Humble Bundle 8 has managed to rake in over $1.1 million dollars. The pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle is probably doing well because it features some high profile indie games including first-person adventure Dear Esther, the action platformer Capsized, cartoonish multiplayer action platformer Awesomenauts, minimalist puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone, sandbox puzzler Little Inferno, the top-down action game Hotline Miami and the audio-visual exploration and discovery game Proteus.

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Humble Bundle Weekly Sale Features Alan Wake Titles

May 22, 2013 -

The Humble Weekly Bundle is offering the Collector's Edition of Remedy's psychological action thriller Alan Wake and the follow-up title, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. Both games are only available on Windows via Steam unfortunately. The current average purchase price for the two games is a paltry $2.14. It is understandable why at that price over 83,300 bundles have already been sold. So far the bundle has raised over $178,000, with proceeds going to the game's developer, the Humble Bundle folks, and charities the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play.

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Latest Indie Royale Bundle Promises Mayhem

May 16, 2013 -

Indie Royale has launched the Mayhem Bundle, offering players multiple indie titles that are described as a "mix-up of anarchic indie games." The bundle includes Burn Zombie Burn!, Primal Fears, Alien Shooter 2: Conscription, Plain Sight, Lucius and Droplitz. A seventh mystery game will be added to the mix at a later date.

All of the games are available on Steam for Windows, while only two titles offer Desura codes: Lucius and Alien Shooter 2: Conscription.

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Can You Guess Which Developer’s Games Are in the Humble Double Fine Bundle?

May 7, 2013 -

Believe it or not, the (mostly) clean-shaven gentleman in the video to your left is Double Fine's Tim Schafer.  Uncle Tim comes to us today to promote Humble Bundle's new Humble Bundle.

Why would he do that?

Because Humble Bundle's new Humble Bundle is chockful of Double Fine goodness that has been bundled together most humbly.  And he wants you to buy them!

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Matthew Wilsonyes it help a sub section of the poor, but hurt both the middle and upper class. in the end way more people were hurt than helped. also, it hurt most poor people as well.04/16/2014 - 12:13am
SeanBJust goes to show what I have said for years. Your ability to have sex does not qualify you for parenthood.04/15/2014 - 9:21pm
NeenekoSo "worked" vs "failed" really comes down to who you think is more important and deserving04/15/2014 - 7:04pm
NeenekoThough I am also not sure we can say NYC failed. Rent control helped the people it was intended for and is considered a failure by the people it was designed to protect them from.04/15/2014 - 7:04pm
NeenekoIf they change the rules, demand will plummet. Though yeah, rent control probably would not help much in the SF case. I doubt anything will.04/15/2014 - 1:35pm
TheSmokeyOnline gamer accused of murdering son to keep playing - http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2014/04/15/21604921.html04/15/2014 - 11:50am
Matthew Wilsonyup, but curent city rules do not allow for that.04/15/2014 - 11:00am
ZippyDSMleeIf SF dose not start building upwards then they will price people out of the aera.04/15/2014 - 10:59am
Matthew Wilsonthe issue rent control has it reduces supply, and in SF case they already has a supply problem. rent control ofen puts rent below cost, or below profit of selling it. rent control would not fix this issue.04/15/2014 - 10:56am
NeenekoRent control is useful in moderation, NYC took it way to far and tends to be held up as an example of them not working, but in most cases they are more subtle and positive.04/15/2014 - 10:24am
PHX CorpBeating Cancer with Video Games http://mashable.com/2014/04/14/steven-gonzalez-survivor-games/04/15/2014 - 9:21am
Matthew Wilsonwhat are you saying SF should do rent control, that has never worked every time it has been tried. the issue here is a self inflicted supply problem imposed by stupid laws.04/15/2014 - 8:52am
E. Zachary KnightNeeneko, Government created price controls don't work though. They may keep prices down for the current inhabitants, but they are the primary cause of recently vacated residences having astronomical costs. Look at New York City as a prime example.04/15/2014 - 8:50am
NeenekoI think free markets are important, but believe in balance. Too much of any force and things get unstable.04/15/2014 - 7:25am
NeenekoWell, the traditional way of keeping prices down is what they are doing, controls on lease termination and tax code, but it will not be enough in this case.04/15/2014 - 7:24am
Matthew WilsonI said that already04/14/2014 - 4:22pm
E. Zachary KnightMatthew, The could also lower prices by increasing supply. Allow high rise apartment buildings to be built to fulfill demand and prices will drop.04/14/2014 - 3:48pm
Matthew Wilsonthe only way they could keep the price's down, would be to kick out google, apple, amazon, and other tech companies, but that would do a ton of economic damage to SF, but I am a major proponent of free markets04/14/2014 - 2:54pm
NeenekoThe community people are seeking gets destroyed in the process, and the new people are not able to build on themselves. Generally these situations result in local cultural death in a decade or so, and no one wins.04/14/2014 - 2:09pm
NeenekoWell yes, that is the 'free market', but the market is only a small piece of a much larger system. The market does not always do the constructive thing.04/14/2014 - 2:06pm
 

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