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Humble Indie Bundle 8 has been unleashed to everyone!

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Well folks it's that awesome time again, time to get your game on! Humble Indie Bundle 8 is live and with a really amazing selection too.

Featuring lots of great games!
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All are native ports apart from Dear Esther which is another Codeweavers port like LIMBO was before, although this time Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon is making a native port as we speak.

You know the drill pay what you want and get some great games, although it now seems the normal to have a pay more than the average from the start game section too so it's not completely PWYW anymore. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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abelthorne 28 May, 2013
"although it now seems the normal to have a pay more than the average game section too so it's not completely PWYW anymore."

The "pay above the average to get some of the games" has been there since the first HIB if I recall correctly...
Liam Dawe 28 May, 2013
abelthorne"although it now seems the normal to have a pay more than the average game section too so it's not completely PWYW anymore."

The "pay above the average to get some of the games" has been there since the first HIB if I recall correctly...
I adjusted the article to show what I meant better.

The originals introduced it later on in the bundles and all previous purchasers got the extra games free, new buyers had to pay more than the average.

Now they do it from the start.
Anon 28 May, 2013
Since the second one during the 2nd week only. Frozenbyte didn't have it. It started to come from day one only in Frozen Synapse. Voxatron had day two BTA. From that day on it was always from the start.
Liam Dawe 28 May, 2013
My point still stands, it isn't pay what you want for all of it, it's pay what you want for some, then pay more for the rest.
s_d 28 May, 2013
Holy indie rockstars, Batman...

For me, this is a really strong bundle.  All native ports, except one in the hands of the most trusted porting engineer in the industry!  I've never seen icculus not come through, except when his hands are tied by the client (Epic).

Also, Dear Esther is the one I care least about.  The whole "it's not a game / yes it is" argument piqued my curiosity, so I chose to do a bit of research on it, as I wished to stay current in indie gaming culture.  Since it was not on Linux at release, with no port on the horizon, I went ahead and watched the Yogscast "Let's Play" of it, and thoroughly enjoyed it as an existential cinematic experience.

I think the questions of whether it is or is not a "game" completely miss the point.  As well, it is a lesson on choosing not to whine like an idiot when one chooses not to read reviews before buying ;)
abelthorne 28 May, 2013
liamdaweMy point still stands, it isn't pay what you want for all of it, it's pay what you want for some, then pay more for the rest.
Ok but that's really not new, it's been that way since quite some time, although maybe not from the first HIBs. I think it started with HIB 4 in dec. 2011.
It's been a while that it works this way:
- on first week, pay what you want (at least 1$ for Steam keys) for a bunch of games / beat the average for one or two games
- on second week, some games (usually one new and others from previous bundles) are added in the "pay more than the average" section and are given to buyers of the bundle from the 1st week (even if they didn't pay above the average − but in that case, they still don't get the bonus games from week 1)
Mike Frett 28 May, 2013
Looks like HIB stepped up to the plate for Linux users with this one. It's nice to see that, unfortunately I don't see anything I like. I'm spoiled on Games like Torchlight, Zigfrak and Oil Rush heh. But yeah, high five! =)
berarma 28 May, 2013
Torchlight has been updated too. I hope they've finally fixed the faceless bug.
muntdefems 28 May, 2013
Wow, this one is really huge! I think the time has come to start tipping HIB for their bundles again, after I decided against in response of the THQ bundle.

Regarding the 'beat the average' mechanism, abelthorne and Anon are right. Here's the proof for HIBs V, 6 and 7: Humble Indie Bundle V, Humble Indie Bundle 6, Humble Indie Bundle 7.
Hamish 28 May, 2013
Am I the only one not terribly enthused by any of these titles?

I don't have anything against them, but none of them seem to justify to me the enthusiasm I am seeing here. Maybe I am missing something, I don't know.

Plus I am rather tapped out at the moment, so I think this is going to be a pass for me.
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