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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #200 on: May 28, 2013, 09:21:11 AM »

Uh, explain?
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #201 on: May 28, 2013, 10:46:18 AM »

and I'm not enough of a douche to set the individual sliders to zero.

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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #202 on: May 28, 2013, 11:41:38 AM »

He doesn't want to pay $0.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #203 on: May 28, 2013, 12:36:06 PM »

I'm just doubting his assessment of his own douchery.
Have some self-confidence, Brentai.

You can be the douchiest you possible. I believe in you!
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #204 on: May 28, 2013, 01:36:22 PM »

Pretend you're Guild.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #205 on: August 14, 2013, 01:14:00 PM »

Nothing, huh?  Not a comment about the bundle of EA games, accessible only through Origin?

All right then.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #206 on: August 14, 2013, 01:22:05 PM »

yep.avi
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #207 on: August 14, 2013, 01:25:36 PM »

Eh, picked it up for $6 anyway. Went to charity. Really odd that they don't have Dead Space 2 in there. Only about 3 of the games aren't on Steam. Not that big of a deal.

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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #208 on: August 14, 2013, 04:56:39 PM »

Yeah, my views on EA and Origin are pretty well-established but I think they're better-suited for occasions when EA's NOT giving all its proceeds to charities like Human Rights Campaign and the American Red Cross.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #209 on: August 14, 2013, 05:21:23 PM »

I could have sworn at some point in the last few months, EA mentioned wanting to try and shed all the bad press they've built up.

Granted, you can read between the lines and see the true meaning: "Enough people have hated us for so long, it's started to affect our bottom line."

Which, you know, is how it's supposed to work.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #210 on: August 14, 2013, 06:16:21 PM »

It's the "Please Install Origin" bundle. It's not a bad thing in itself, I think, but Origin is still a bad idea and this won't vindicate it.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #211 on: August 14, 2013, 07:09:18 PM »

I keep trying to get out of the cynicism racket but they keep pulling me back in.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #212 on: August 15, 2013, 03:50:46 AM »

Simicism?

It turns out I am all about dollhouse simulators where the dolls can spontaneously turn into weird plant people.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #213 on: August 15, 2013, 07:35:48 AM »

Eh, picked it up for $6 anyway. Went to charity. Really odd that they don't have Dead Space 2 in there. Only about 3 of the games aren't on Steam. Not that big of a deal.

Weirdly enough, if DS2 had been in there, the bundle would have just barely cleared my :shrug: threshold. But it's not, so it didn't.

I don't even care about Dead Space that much, I guess the idea that you sell parts 1 and 3 but not 2 is sort of primitively offensive to my mind. In fact if it was 1 and 2 but not 3 I might have gotten it even though it would have been technically a worse deal. (Well, other than how apparently 3 is kinda shit? I dunno.)
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #214 on: August 15, 2013, 08:46:13 AM »

Guys, the humble bundle is about promoting things that no one would ever use if it weren't packaged with games they want to try, and giving to charity as you do it.

How is that not exactly Origin?

Anyway the brand new weekly sale is worth getting for Showdown Effect alone. It's a ton of fun and I want people to play with. Also Thomas is Alone isn't sexist, I hear. So there's that.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #215 on: August 15, 2013, 12:20:42 PM »

I could have sworn at some point in the last few months, EA mentioned wanting to try and shed all the bad press they've built up.

Granted, you can read between the lines and see the true meaning: "Enough people have hated us for so long, it's started to affect our bottom line."

Which, you know, is how it's supposed to work.

Well, you could really say the same thing about Bill Gates's philanthropy -- he waited until well after his reputation, and his company's, were pretty thoroughly trashed.

I tend to fall into the "So what?" frame of mind.  Doing the right thing for the wrong reason is still doing the right thing.

I mean, I'm still not going to install Origin.  But I still think EA deserves praise for this.  It may very well be a cynical attempt to wipe some of the tarnish off their brand -- but I don't think that'll make much difference to the people they're helping.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #216 on: August 15, 2013, 01:17:56 PM »

Yeah but I mean

They could have just made a direct donation to charity themselves.

Or they could have done this through their own goddam distribution system, instead of tying themselves to a movement so completely antithetical to their usual practices that it makes them both look ridiculous.

Or maybe, just maybe, they could have removed all the horrific shit that their games come packaged with, as HIB used to demand in some far distant memory, and sent a message that they were really serious about turning their operations around instead of covering up their issues with a cynical IP dump.

It just doesn't feel at all like the right thing to me.  Even when this company is being "generous", it comes with a catch.

And yes I am aware of the naked double-standard of not caring when it's THQ or Deep Silver doing this.  Last I checked neither of those entities regarded consumers as ungrateful bastards who should give them a blank check for not having any oil to dump into the ocean.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #217 on: August 16, 2013, 01:38:11 AM »

I'm the last guy you need to convince that Origin is crap, stuff like this is counter to the stated purpose of the Humble Bundle, and EA is run by assholes.

But I'm not inclined to criticize a charity fundraiser for not raising funds for charity in the way I'd prefer it to.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #218 on: September 11, 2013, 11:30:02 AM »

On the one hand: Brutal Legend is pretty tough to count as indie, and FTL and Fez don't exactly need a marketing push.

On the other: five bucks for Fez, which I kinda already wanted anyway.
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Re: The Humble Indie Bundle
« Reply #219 on: September 11, 2013, 11:55:11 AM »

*You’re right, pedantic indie fan, Brütal Legend on consoles was published by EA. But Double Fine self-published for the PC version, so let’s just go with it.
This is still one hell of a bundle: MotN is great, lots of people love FTL, and Fez is charming until you go far enough in that the puzzle design goes full rabid shitdick on you.

You can also just choose how your payment gets allotted, so...
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