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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Story Bundle Offers Ten Video Game-Themed Books in Latest Bundle

May 1, 2013 -

We've seen the pay-what-you want bundle dedicated to indie games from places like the Humble Bundle and Indie Royale Bundle, but Story Bundle is offering a great collection of books for whatever you are willing to pay - and all of them are related in some way to gaming.

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Buy the Latest IndieGala Bundle, Support a Former Developer's Political Campaign

April 18, 2013 -

The latest Indie Gala bundle offers a bunch of nifty games depending on what you're willing to pay - but the money will go towards "help rebuild Vancouver's game industry" by supporting a political candidate. Vancouver has been hit with a lot of layoffs at many of the region's biggest studios.

Four Blendo Games for Sale in Humble Weekly Bundle

April 10, 2013 -

This week's Humble Bundle Weekly sale features four games from Blendo Games: Flotilla, Atom Zombie Smasher, Air Forte, and Thirty Flights of Loving. To get all the games you'll have to pay more than the average price, which is currently at $3.72, but you can get Flotilla, Atom Zombie Smasher, and Air Forte for just paying over $1. To get the fourth game you'll have to cough up a little extra dough.

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The Catnip Bundle Offers Ten Games For Cheap

April 8, 2013 -

The Catnip Bundle has launched over at Bundle Stars offering PC players 10 instantly downloadable PC games for whatever price they want. The highlighted title in the Catnip Bundle is Pushcat, an arcade game from indie studio Zut Games. Other titles include Metal Drift, Obulis, Avencast: Rise of the Mage, Post Mortem, Wasteland Angel, Chains, Nikopol, and two mystery titles.

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Humble Mobile Bundle and Humble Weekly Sale Alive and Kicking

March 26, 2013 -

It's dueling Humble Bundles as two new bundles launch: the latest Humble Weekly Sale and the Humble Mobile Bundle. The weekly sale offers THQ's (who gets the money for these games at this point?) Darksiders; Red Faction: Armageddon; and Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC. If you pay more than the average, you'll also get Steam keys for Red Faction: Guerrilla and Darksiders II. As EZK points out, the bundle is Windows only.

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Humble Bundle Weekly Sale Debuts with Bastion

March 19, 2013 -

The first Humble Bundle Weekly sale has launched, offering a DRM-free pay-what-you-want sale of the popular action RPG Bastion. The sale will last for one week allowing those who want the Windows, Mac or Linux version of the game a chance to pick it up on the cheap. If you pay more than the average price of $2.65, you'll get extra bonus content, the digital soundtrack, a digital art pack, some nifty Bastion sheet music and special ringtones.

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Humble Bundle 5 with Android Generates over $1 Million in Sales, Adds Three New Games

March 12, 2013 -

Humble Bundle 5 with Android has added three more games into the mix to entice those who have yet to purchase this pay-what-you-want DRM-free PC and Android game bundle - and to reward those who have already taken the plunge. The new Android/Windows/Mac/Linux games include Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Splice, and Crayon Physics Deluxe. Soundtracks are also included. Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, NightSky HD, Super Hexagon, and Dungeon Defenders.

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Indie Royale Debut Bundle Offers New and Reworked Indie Titles

March 12, 2013 -

Indie Royale's newest bundle, the Debut Bundle, offers six indie games that are either brand new or new versions of previously released titles. All of the games are available on Windows, but only four of the games are playable on Mac, and none of the games are available on Steam (all via Desura). The brand new debut games include the arcade real-time strategy game McDROID by Elefantopia and platformer action game 6180 The Moon by Turtle Cream and PokPoong Games.

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Indie Gala Flash Bundle Offers Nine Games

March 8, 2013 -

If the Humble Bundle isn't offering any games you want in its latest bundle then you may want to spend your money on the Indie Gala Flash Bundle. By paying as little as $1, you can pick up three DRM-free games: Ice-pick Lodge's first-person adventure game Pathologic, Crimson Cow's The Abbey, and a Steam key for Keen Software House's multiplayer action game Miner Wars Arena.

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Humble Bundle 5 with Android Generates Over $866K

March 8, 2013 -

Humble Bundle 5 with Android has raised over $866,000 so far. Launched earlier this week, the latest pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle offers Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, and NightSky HD. If you pay more than the average price - currently at $6.66 - you'll get Dungeon Defenders plus all the available downloadable content (Android users get Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave) and Super Hexagon.

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Humble Bundle 5 with Android Launches

March 5, 2013 -

Humble Bundle has jumped right into its newest DRM-free pay-what-you want bundle - Humble Bundle with Android 5. Humble Bundle with Android 5 offers six games for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux, along with some bonus material for those willing to pay more than the average price.

The base set of games includes Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, and NightSky HD. If you pay more than the average price - currently at $6.33 - you'll get Dungeon Defenders plus all the available downloadable content (Android users get Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave) and Super Hexagon.

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Mojam 2 Bundle Raises Total of $517K for EFF, Block by Block

March 4, 2013 -

Fundraising for the Humble Mojam 2 Bundle officially closed on March 2, with two charities benefitting from the $517,555.12 raised during and after the 72-hour game jam ended. The Mojam 2 game jam produced several games during its 72-hour run including Vlambeer's Wasteland Kings, Tektonic by Grapefrukt, Space Hunk from Ludosity, Oxeye’s 3918, a 3D multiplayer shooter called Low-light by Wolfire Games, and four games from Mojang teams - Nuclear Pizza War, Endless Nuclear Kittens, Battle Frogs and Nuke the Dinosaurs.

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Indie Royale Launches The Mash Bundle

February 28, 2013 -

Indie Royale, organizers of the pay-what-you-want DRM-free bundle, have launched their latest collection of indie titles called the The Mash Bundle (thanks to Blue's News). This new bundle offers Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Guns of Icarus Online, Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise, KRUNCH, and Delve Deeper.

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Mojam 2 Bundle Raises Over $500K, Notch Shaves Beard

February 28, 2013 -

The Humble Mojam 2 Bundle has sailed past the $500,000 mark which in turn has forced Mojang co-founder Marcus 'Notch' Persson to shave off his trademark beard.

Notch made the commitment to shave off his beard last weekend during the Mojam 72-hour game development jam, but the number of contributions had not hit the $500,000 mark during that time.

Being a good sport, he decided to honor the promise today. He made the announcement via Twitter:

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Zenemulator...it's not just a slap job that makes "some" work..they do it for each which is why they work so well. I would rather have the quality over just a slap job.07/30/2014 - 5:48pm
ZenMatthew there is a difference between "worked" and "accurate". You play the Nintendo VC titles they play as damn close to the original as possible. The PSP would just run them as best they could, issues and all. And Masked...EACH VC title has their own07/30/2014 - 5:48pm
MaskedPixelanteOnce again, the 3DS already HAS a GBA emulator, it just can't run at the same time as the 3DS OS.07/30/2014 - 4:54pm
Matthew Wilsonyou cant street pass in ds mode ether, and if moders can make a gba emulator that runs very well on the psp as I understand it. you are telling me that Nintendo devs are not as good as moders?07/30/2014 - 4:49pm
Zenperformance. Halo 1 and 2 worked great because they actually did custom work on each of them...just like Nintendo does now lol07/30/2014 - 4:08pm
Zenexisting hardware while the GBA has to be emulated completely. Same reason the 360 couldn't run most Original Xbox games correctly, or had issues because they just did "blanket approach" for their emulation which led to game killing bugs or horrible07/30/2014 - 4:07pm
ZenSora/Matthew: It's not just Miiverse, but the whole idea of streetpass and things like that would be affected if the OS is not running. And just because a 3DS game can be downloaded and run does not mean that GBA can as easily. Those 3DS games use the07/30/2014 - 4:06pm
E. Zachary KnightSleaker, How is that different from every other credit card company targeting high school and college students?07/30/2014 - 1:40pm
Sleaker@EZK - I think some people are concerned beacuse it's a predatory technique targetted toward younger people that don't understand on top of offering the worst interest rates of any retailer around.07/30/2014 - 11:33am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/07/30/europe-gets-long-detained-shin-megami-tensei-4-at-cut-price/ "Sorry you had to wait a year for SMT4, would a price cut make it sting less?"07/30/2014 - 10:29am
NeenekoI would hope not. Though it is not unheard of for store specific cards to be pretty good.07/30/2014 - 8:17am
E. Zachary KnightDoes anyone, or at least any intelligent person, expect a retail branded credit card to be anything close to resembling a "good deal" on interest rates?07/30/2014 - 7:13am
SleakerGamestop articles popping up everywhere about their ludicrous new Credit card offerings at a whopping pre-approval for 26.9% APR07/29/2014 - 10:19pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/podcasting-patent-troll-we-tried-to-drop-lawsuit-against-adam-carolla/ the podcasting patent troll scum is trying to turn tail and run.07/29/2014 - 9:50pm
MaskedPixelanteOf course it's improved. At launch, Origin was scanning your entire hard drive, but now it's just scanning your browsing history. If that's not an improvement, I dunno what is!07/29/2014 - 8:59pm
Papa Midnighthttp://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/columns/experienced-points/12029-Has-EAs-Origin-Service-Improved-Any-Over-the-Last-Two-Years07/29/2014 - 8:25pm
Sora-ChanSo it's just a matter of having better emulation software. If it can be done with a 3DS game, with all the memory and what not it takes up, it can be done with a GBA title through emulation.07/29/2014 - 7:30pm
Sora-ChanOther VC titles for the NES and Gameboy had the same setup where you couldn't access the homescreen without quitting out of the game til a later update when those games were released for the public outside of the founder program.07/29/2014 - 7:28pm
Sora-Chanthe 3DS can, and does, run GBA games, as seen by the founder gifts, which included a number of GBA titles. As for running GBA games and still having access to the home screen, I beleive it's more of the game emulation software needs to be updated.07/29/2014 - 7:27pm
Matthew Wilsonthe 3ds already swaps os's with the original ds. plus I dont think people expect miverse interaction when playing a gba game.07/29/2014 - 6:06pm
 

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