Humble Bundles are now awesome again


#928

Ah, good! I went ahead and did the early purchase for next month to get the ESO goodies, since I’ve been playing a lot lately. And getting it onto Steam is nice, since I play mostly via Steam streaming.


#929

Good haul this month, Red Dragon is the only title I already had. Going to stay in this next round as well simply so I have ESO when Morrowind goes on sale.


#930

If you’re comfortable going grey market, CDKeys has Morrowind (all regions) for $16 or so right now. It’s not a Steam key, so I don’t know how that interacts if you have the base game on Steam, but I can vouch for it working on the ESO account site. And that price includes the base game and a “Discovery Pack” DLC.


#931

I feel like… the veil parts… I see beyond the careless stars… the void is an OPEN ALL-SEEING EYE… I know ALL… this thread title… will soon inspire ironic despair… behold:


IGN aquires Humble Bundle
Games Journalism 2017: Gaming news in a post-truth world
#932

On the one hand… if you want to get into digital distribution and you’re IGN it’s not a bad purchase. On the other hand, PC game reviews from IGN are now completely worthless.


#933

Now? IGN reviews have not been a watchword in utility that I can recall, ever.


#934

Sure, I don’t think anyone here was holding IGN up as a shining beacon of games reviews that everyone should aspire to. But it’s a lot easier to question a review when they have direct incentive to say the game is awesome now that they get a ~30% cut of those sales.


#935

Seriously, “now”? IGN has been a clownshoes laughingstock for over a decade.

It’s never been entirely clear what Humble’s business model was to start out, but I expect IGN will run them right into the ground regardless.


#936

yikes.


#937

Glad I stuck with the monthly subscription. I was going to do a 12 month… :)

Canceled for November. Paused account to see what sneak peak game they put up for December.

This thread title may need to change again, Tom won’t like it. :D


#938

Just have to change a W to a T, he’ll never notice!


#939

God damn it the best value in PC gaming is now liable to go to shit. Well damn, it was good while it lasted.


#940

nGAF always delivers…

I am sure it will turn out fine…


#941

That’s a lot of munchies for a buck. Does it include shipping?


#942

They’re in game items for PUBG. You munch em virtually while you lie in wait for other dudes.


#943

Daaaaaaaaaamnnnn Gina!


#944

I’m not worried. We all still have our lifetime Gamersgate IGN discount, right?


#945

Am I alone in being surprised the aquisition is not the other way around?

I guess NamestealerBundle is doing less well than I thought… or IGN is doing better.

Either way I hope it works out.


#946

IGN is reliable per Wikipedia standards.


#947

As someone who has been blocked by IGN on Twitter (no idea why though), I don’t understand why anyone would believe they’d buy Humble Bundle just to turn it into shit? Didn’t they buy them because they’re doing well, so why ruin a good thing?