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Submitted by bluexy 510d ago | article

An industry indignant reminds us of the value and purpose behind the Humble Bundle

Rory Young of Neoseeker writes: "Instead of focusing on what the Humble THQ Bundle doesn't include, it's important to consider what it does. Namely, it creates a compromise between the ideals of the Humble Indie Bundle and the ridged structure of triple-A development. The heart of the service is still there and maybe better than ever, with 7 amazing games and a percentage of each sale potentially going to charity. In this regard, when taking into consideration how fast bundles are selling, the Humble THQ Bundle may be the most significant Humble Bundle yet." (Culture, Humble Indie Bundle, PC, Tag Invalid, THQ)

VikingDaddy  +   507d ago
"Ridged structure?" Really? I do agree about this model as a great alternative to traditional distributional channels, though I think THQ should have just made their own bundle instead of doing it through Humble Bundle, or Humble Bundle should have done more to clearly delineate this from their other services. It's creating some uncomfortably murky water.

I wrote an article on the same issue, and for some reason it's not doing well.
Farsendor1  +   507d ago
i don't see anything wrong with this at all. are you scared that humble bundle are going to always exclude indie games now?
VikingDaddy  +   501d ago
Not really. Just quietly outraged. I suppose I'm of the opinion that the best way to support game development is to do so directly, as Humble Bundle has always done, rather than try to keep another publisher alive (even if THQ folds, it doesn't mean the creative people behind their games will disappear).

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