Humble Bundle Loses What Makes Itself Special With THQ Bundle

1up - The launch of the latest Humble Indie Bundle yesterday was an unusual one. Rather than being met with the usual reaction -- people spreading the word, maybe some praise being bestowed for a strong selection of games -- this particular one instead prompted complaints that the Humble Bundle has lost its way. That's because it consists of games published by THQ, a company which, despite its ongoing financial troubles, is far larger than those we normally see featured in these bundles. While I don't find the situation quite as egregious as others do, I do think this is a step in the wrong direction.

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kwyjibo2020d ago

What people want are great games at great prices. That's what makes it special.

Humble Bundle has done it again with the THQ Bundle.

SilentNegotiator2020d ago

I pay a dollar to charity and get a bunch of games. No complaints here.

It is disappointing that they aren't DRM-free, though. You're practically giving them away for $1, can you really be THAT worried about piracy at the point that you're selling a bundle of games for a few pennies each?

grailly2020d ago

I don't think DRM is a box you tick when you sell a game. It would have been work to take the DRM out of the game.

SilentNegotiator2020d ago

STEAM is the DRM. Not a heavily programmed part of the game.

indubitably2020d ago

This was the first Humble Bundle I bought, and I went 75-25% THQ, off the top, respectively.

8bitHero2020d ago

wah wah. it was a great bundle. hope they have more like the THQ one.

Fatty2020d ago

You could still give your entire donation to charity, so I don't think they've really lost what makes them who they are. While I do mostly associate them with indie games, to me they're about getting a great deal and giving to charity in the process.

doctorstrange2020d ago

It made money for charity, and it helped keep a publisher who is on the ropes. Stop complaining.

dennett3162020d ago

All the whining about DRM was's fucking Steam. Yes, technically DRM, but millions of people use it every day with no issue.
Suddenly it's a Humble bundle spin-off, that means it's something to complain about.

Hell no, a bunch of great games for a small price, and I gave it all to charity.

HenryFord2020d ago

Also - a lot of the indie games sold before in the humble bundle used Steam as well...

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