GP writer Jared takes a look at why THQ's recent humble bundle may not be a good thing for Indie bundles in general.
waaaahhh they're offering actually good games for cheap bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
It won't kill the indie bundles at all, in fact, quite the opposite could happen. People who hadn't really bothered with or heard of The Humble Bundle before will now recognise it as a positive thing and be more likely to pay attention to the bundles if their money goes towards other worthwhile places in future. Even if it is an unheard of game they are asking for donations for, by default peoples minds will got "Hey! didn't the Humble Bundle do Saints 3 and Metro a while ago? let's see what they have this time!" and will probably throw in a dollar or 2. All those little bits add up in the end. Just look at the average donation multiplied by the number of bundles sold. The Humble bundle is a fantastic thing for gaming in general =)
Studio games are being sold cheap which means that indie games wont sell as much as studio games! YES! Screw sales! Make me pay 60 dollars for THQ games so that i will buy indie games instead! This is a good plan even though i wanted the THQ games. Honestly there's no reason why they cant have 2 humble bundles - one for indie games and one for studio games.
I think it will be an impact to an extent, but it won't last long. 1 Other developers are not going to be "humble." Instead of good games it will be "hey buy a big bundle of 5 year old games with a few trash titles mixed in!" or "Look ONE good game with a bunch of crap no one buys anyways!" People don't want that. People are buying THQ games because its THQ and the games they are offering are good, period. 2 It's ultimately made for indie developers to simply get their name out there. EA and so on don't need that, and if they were to do it I can ensure you everyone would slide the slider so EA etc... get 0 dollars, and the site and charity gets it all.
well surely that would be good? You get BF3, FIFA and Mass Effect, while EA get nothing and charities get hundreds of thousands of dollars? Like you said, EA make enough anyway, so it's not like they are losing out or gonna run out of cash and stop making games.
Why did you write this f**** article? Why cant you just shut up, pay 5€ for freaking awesome games, and give your money to charity. This isnt about the games or the content, its about helping other who needs our help.
It's not a big deal. Bum article.
meh dont even play indie games
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