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Humble Bundle has been acquired by IGN
16 October 2017 at 1:56 pm UTC

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kibblesI have given HB a fair amount of sales and I gave it to them on principle. Now that IGN is in the mix I will stop buying from them altogether for the same reasons.

Why does it matter to you who sits in the board, if they still operate like before? (genuine question, not meant rhetorical)

For me, I never liked the way IGN did business. I've already asked for HB to delete my account. No response from them, yet. I like to put my money where people do business the way I want them to.

I agree, who controls a company makes a big difference. The problem is that no one expects them to operate as before. Even if humble doesn't change, what if IGN just starts adding links to purchase games... a thought that more than one person has asked since the news of the deal. IMHO, that is clearly crossing the line in matters of trust.

If the reviews lack integrity, you are supporting the company with every purchase you make, regardless of whether or not it was related to any content on IGN's site.

If it was any good, would you buy a Zune? (just an example, I don't think that they still make them) Regardless of whether or not the zune is a monopoly product (it surely isn't) buying one gives profits to microsoft... a company that sells windows 10 telemetry data on its users to 3rd parties and built and maintained a monopoly with shady business practices. Why would you want to support those people?

On the other hand, no longer supporting the humble store will make the long term profits of IGN that much less... possibly convincing themselves or other companies thinking about doing the same thing that it isn't worth it... hopefully showing others that integrity actually matters to consumers.

However, I do not plan on deleting my account either. I do plan on canceling my Humble Monthly when it comes up for renewal, I will be looking for sales on other sites more... but I have so much through HB... (I have bought a ton of games since learning about them with the HiB#2...) I plan to use my account to keep downloading... to use my steam keys. I don't plan on buying more from them...but I plan to use the resources they have to support the items that I have bought from them already. Heck, if they have a 2 day free game special... I plan to get it... I just don't plan on giving them any more money.

Humble Bundle has been acquired by IGN
13 October 2017 at 8:45 pm UTC Likes: 5

Why there is a chance that a larger company may be able to show the game publishers the value of linux, the cynic in me thinks this will end badly.

Like others, I foresee the store now catering to more big name publishers instead of indies. I hope that i am wrong. Its fine to have both, but I prefer dealing with the smaller titles... the ones that actually care about the product they sell.

Humble Indie Bundle helped indie devs, it helped linux as a gaming platform. It even helped smaller studios with fraud. I fear it will end up with everything humble does in the future only being about the profit margin.

Again, I hope that I am wrong.

GOG are offering you a copy of Torchlight II if you own it from Steam or Runic directly
12 October 2017 at 4:29 pm UTC Likes: 2

As for piracy...

It would be nice to avoid it, but sadly human nature is ugly.

With all the technical people that use linux... and the majority of linux users do have technical backgrounds. It is pretty much biting off the hands that feeds us. And with the amount of public domain and open source programs including games, it is sad that it still happens in this community.

GOG are offering you a copy of Torchlight II if you own it from Steam or Runic directly
12 October 2017 at 4:25 pm UTC

Guest... Torchlight I, and it works through Wine.
There actually is a version that works with Linux natively. However, it is only available through Humble. At this point I am guessing that they did the porting themselves back in the early days of the Humble Indie Bundle.

GOG are offering you a copy of Torchlight II if you own it from Steam or Runic directly
12 October 2017 at 2:26 pm UTC

GuestWhen this connect thing was launched I signed up but to this date nothing I see reported as available IS available. Right now when I check it shows Torchlight 1 & 2 both as unavailable and I can't help but feel like this was all a scam by a reputable site/company to try to encroach on a competitors client base.

I went and tried this as well. It said that Torchlight was "unavailable" but it added Torchlight II fine. When I reloaded the page it listed both as unavailable. However both were in my account. I assume that "unavailable" was their poor choice of words for "you have this in your account already."

Making your park look pretty in 'Parkitect' is going to get important
11 October 2017 at 11:18 pm UTC Likes: 2

I think I am going to go and grab this game soon. Looking at the steam forums and it appears that the devs are providing regular updates and improvements. Always a good thing to see devs active in the community.

Take a look at some awesome Linux games on sale right now
11 October 2017 at 6:50 pm UTC

PhlebiacIf you own either of the Torchlight games on Steam, you can currently get them free on GOG:
https://www.gog.com/connect

I did this and it works... Interesting though, I bought both from Humble Bundle... Both have linux support on Humble, however only Torchlight II has linux support on Steam and GOG.

Take a look at some awesome Linux games on sale right now
11 October 2017 at 11:34 am UTC

QuoteIt also gives you 10% off your first month of Humble Monthly if you pay more than $1.
I think every Humble Bundle gives you 10% off the first month of Monthly.

Personally, I am on the fence with Humble Monthly. Its about 6-8 games a month, but only 2 or 3 support linux. Sometimes its a nice month, other months its nearly worthless. However, you can gift the keys of windows only titles, (or linux titles you don't want or own already.) It also gives you 10% off of everything in the Humble store, even if it is on sale.

As for the titles currently on sale... War for the Overlord is a Dungeon Keeper Clone... (Dungeons and Dungeons 2 are also Dungeon Keeper clones, and Dungeons 3 is being released on Friday the 13th this week.)

Here’s a look at some good FPS games available on Linux & SteamOS
11 October 2017 at 12:10 am UTC Likes: 1

g000hOoo ooo ooo FPS deal alert....

Humble has released the Endless RPG Lands bundle today, which includes a couple of these FPS games - The BTA bundle gets you Borderlands 2 + DLC and the Full bundle gets you Borderlands: The Pre-sequel. Also Wurm Unlimited (for Linux) is in the lowest bundle, plus there are some tasty Windows games too (if you are so inclined).

Beat me to it by an hour... If only I didn't leave sitting in front of the computer for dinner.

But I am not big on FPS... when they first came out (afaik) with Wolf3D followed by the original doom, they were great and unique. (IMHO) Then the market started flooding with knock off ever since. (admittedly some evolution) The only other ones i ever got interested in were Doom2, Duke Nukem, and Painkiller. But I'm an old fart... I remember Wolfenstein being a top down shooter on the old Apple ][ computers, and Duke Nukem used to be a side scroller on the Commodore 64.

I have considered getting the Painkiller sequel that runs on linux, but I'm not sure about how interested I would be.

I still remember the "extreme" specs needed for Doom... a 386DX... with a whopping (at the time) 1 or 2 MB of memory.

Edit: and the original Doom mods... Simpons Doom and Barney Doom. (Barney the purple children's dinosaur, not Barney Gumble of the Simpsons)

SimAirport allows you to design, build, and manage every aspect of an airport & now Linux supported
9 October 2017 at 6:19 pm UTC Likes: 1

razing32Prison Architect 2 : AirportSIM

Sounds about right seeing how the airlines treat their passengers like criminals.

I'll probably get this sooner or later... I do like sims and builders. But I have too many games bought and yet to play at the moment... even though I play just a small handful right now. (Mostly sims and builders plus one tower Defense)

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