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Post by JetFred » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:02 pm

Holy crap, the new weekly bundle is all Uplay.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:05 pm

That's what you get when it's all Tom Clancy's...
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Post by JetFred » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:09 pm

Since the games are also on Steam, even if they required Uplay to launch, they could still give Steam keys. I hate when Telltale, EA, and Ubi have the third-party sellers offer only proprietary keys instead of Steam keys.
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Post by BooTx » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:48 am

JetFred wrote:Since the games are also on Steam, even if they required Uplay to launch, they could still give Steam keys. I hate when Telltale, EA, and Ubi have the third-party sellers offer only proprietary keys instead of Steam keys.
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Post by JetFred » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:07 am

Except that they each only sell, and therefore the client only allows management of, their own games. And buying an Ubi game from Steam means you get a Uplay key, but not the other way around. So no.
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Post by BooTx » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:04 pm

JetFred wrote:Except that they each only sell, and therefore the client only allows management of, their own games. And buying an Ubi game from Steam means you get a Uplay key, but not the other way around. So no.
Oh, so I can go on Steam and buy a copy of Portal that uses Origin instead of Steamworks? No? Can I go anywhere and buy a copy of (PC) Portal that doesn't use Steam? Have there ever been any Valve games sold through Humble that have offered keys to any other service besides Steam?

That's A-Okay though, right? But when Ubisoft wants their games to go through their service that's Completely Different.

And while I don't use Uplay, a cursory search of their storefront brings up Valve games as well as Electronic Arts titles (I would imagine with Steam and Origin keys respectively), so I'm not sure what you mean by "only selling their own games".

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Post by JetFred » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:43 pm

1) I actually am not interested in this argument so you win by default. I don't care enough.

2) If I'm wrong about Uplay selling only Ubi titles, AND I could manage almost my entire collection of 5000 games through Uplay, I spoke without being informed but can find another reason to hate Uplay. Like Heroes 6 "social" integration.

3) My point was I like Steam keys, which 95% of the time is what Humble sells. Feel free to not care.
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Post by Defiant » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:22 pm

Humble Store is doing a winter sale, including a build your own bundle. Looks like the specials may change daily, based on the calendar up top.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:10 pm

Seems like everything is on different timers. The BYO deal timers range from 2+ days to 2 weeks.
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Post by JetFred » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:48 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:Seems like everything is on different timers. The BYO deal timers range from 2+ days to 2 weeks.
That page keeps loading wrong, with tons of non-Double Fine games continuing down the page. There aren't other BYO deals besides Double Fine right now, are there?
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:54 pm

I threw a few in the cart to try it, and only one showed as crediting toward the BYO bundle.
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Post by JetFred » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:45 pm

The current weekly bundle is a lot of games for $15, but I have most of them, so I'm not buying it unless someone wants the following deal.

If you pay me $5 worth of Steam gifted games (my choice) or cards (your choice), I'll buy the $15 tier and give you the following keys:

Mars: War Logs
Space Run
Pix the Cat
Yesterday
Final Exam
Contrast
Game of Thrones
Cities XL Platinum
Of Orcs and Men
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Post by JetFred » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:56 pm

Okay, since there are no takers, and I like to make deals, for the same deal I'll now throw in my Alien Isolation key that is already unlocked for the Humble Monthly coming Friday (which incidentally means I've bought that game three times now). That ought to be enticing enough for someone.
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Post by Smoove_B » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:53 pm

If I could change your avatar, it would be to make you the Pusherman. :wink:

Your arrangement is likely worth it for the Game of Thrones TT game alone. I'm amazed you can't find a taker. You know me, I'm your friend...

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Post by JetFred » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:13 pm

I like being a pusher when the deal is highly in the recipient's favor. I'd make a terrible salesman. "If you buy this car for half price and don't make me haggle, I'll throw in this other car I failed to sell yesterday!"
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Post by Blackhawk » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:32 pm

Ok, fine, you talked me into it, but I may not be able to do my half until tomorrow, as I'm surrounded by company.
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Post by JetFred » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:45 pm

No problem. I'll PM you soon, and you just answer when you can.
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Post by JetFred » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:08 pm

For everyone with Grim Fandango Remastered on your wishlist, it's in the current weekly bundle. Or I'd be happy to buy the game for the first person to offer me a few dozen Steam trading cards for it.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:34 pm

HB16 has some good titles. Never Alone, Trine 3 and Sunless Sea, to start - so i jumped on this one.

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Post by Zaxxon » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:41 pm

Jumping in, as well.

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Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:54 pm

Not one, not two, but three games that are already on my wish list? Madness.

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Post by Sudy » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:19 pm

Sunless Sea!!
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:43 am

That's one.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:19 am

Never Alone and Door Kickers?
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:27 pm

Oooh, so close. Never Alone was one. Already had Door Kickers (thanks to some recent OO Wishlistmas love)

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Post by Kasey Chang » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:02 pm

I have most of the games in the bundle ARGH.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:05 pm

Trine 3? $10.99 wasn't enough to get you to bite last time it was on sale?
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Post by hentzau » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:27 pm

Pathfinder Humble Bundle.

Big collection of Pathfinder books.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:38 pm

Wow. That's...a lot of books for ~$17.

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Post by Carpet_pissr » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:40 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:Trine 3? $10.99 wasn't enough to get you to bite last time it was on sale?
DING!
Yeah, I know...but here's the justifiable reason IMO. I played the first one almost to the end (I think - at least I had put in many hours), never finished - but love everything about the game. 2nd one came out with its new shiny, and I bought it, but only dabbled to see if it was much different. I refused to buy the last one until I at least finished the first one. Intentions were good...I was so impressed with the quality of the first two titles, I didn't want to miss any of them, so decided to play them all the way through.

There are quite a few titles like that out there for me...Bioshock, Far Cry, Witcher, Saints Row. It's also why I'm always the guy on here asking the same question: "Is GTA XXVI so much better than the 25 before it that I can just play that, or will I be missing something by skipping those?" The answer to that question for a series is key to my...non-strategy.

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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:33 am

So yeah,I guess that Pathfinder Humble Bundle is totally humping the Paizo servers. A day later and I still can't get anything to download from them. I mean, it's not urgent or anything, but man. That's crazy town.

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Post by JetFred » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:18 pm

The best thing about the new weekly bundle (of games published by Iceberg) is that the subject of the email announcement makes a Vanilla Ice reference.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:52 pm

Frozenbyte AMA: We are the developers of Trine, and we failed our fans with Trine 3. Now we are trying to make a comeback. Ask us anything!
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Trine 3 is a great game as just a game, but as a Trine game it fails miserably.
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Everybody has their own lessons, and probably a few of them... Personally, it's mostly marketing related, as we were kind of tip-toeing around the subject (length/story) and it failed massively. We should've been more upfront about it. If I had a time machine I'd go back in time 2-3 years (and assuming I wouldn't prevent us from starting work on Trine 3 altogether), and make sure we get our production pipeline working way better way early. That way we could've added more length to the game and we probably could've handled the extra production cost at that time too.
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Post by El Guapo » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:03 pm

There's a new Star Wars humble bundle, which I picked up. Now I really need to get a joystick so that I can play through X-Wing again.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:41 pm

Weekly is more Pinball FX2 tables. The only overlap between this and the previous pinball table bundle is Star Wars: Balance of the Force pack and the Marvel: Civil War table, of which I now have codes I can gift somewhere.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:44 pm

does anyone know what's in the March subscription bundle?

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Post by storz » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:21 pm

hitbyambulance wrote:does anyone know what's in the March subscription bundle?
Full bundle:

ARK: Survival Evolved
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Post by Defiant » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:31 pm

sweet. None I already own, and three that were on my wishlist (ARK, Wasteland and Sentinels).

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Post by Defiant » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:34 pm

Looks like next months include This War of Mine and South Park Stick of Truth (among others yet to be disclosed).

I highly recommend This War of Mine, although it can be somewhat emotionally draining.

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Post by Jag » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:58 pm

https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly#extra-info
When you subscribe, you'll immediately receive South Park: The Stick of Truth and This War of Mine with more to come and enjoy 10% off in the Humble Store!

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