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Posted by Joystiq Apr 11 2014 10:30 GMT
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The Humble Weekly Sale features a lineup of PewDiePie-approved games, with sales helping out the Save the Children charity. Available for anything you want is Surgeon Simulator 2013, Guacamelee Gold Edition and QWOP for Android. Up for $6 or more is SpeedRunners on Early Access and Garry's Mod, at $10 or more unlock Probably Archery, and for $15 or more you'll receive State of Decay.

All games are on Steam, except for "QWOP for Android." That one's on - wait for it - Android. [Image: Humble]

Posted by Joystiq Apr 09 2014 16:00 GMT
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Humble Bundle PC and Android 9 received three more games this week, bringing the total number of games (appropriately) to nine. Those that spend more than the average sale price for the bundle, which is currently $3.89, get The Shivah, Savant Ascent and Syder Arcade in addition to the six games originally announced for the bundle. Each game is available through Steam for PC, Mac and Linux, via DRM-free download and on Android.

Created by adventure game developed Wadjet Eye Games, The Shivah follows Rabbi Russell Stone as he surprisingly receives a generous sum of money to keep his synagogue open. Savant Ascent comes from D-Pad Studios and blends enemy-thrashing with the music of electronic musician Savant. A PS4 version of the game was announced in March. Lastly, Studio Evil's Syder Arcade is described as a "free-scrolling, multi-directional shoot em' up." Humble Bundle PC and Android 9 will end on Tuesday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. [Image: Wadjet Eye Games]

Posted by Joystiq Apr 02 2014 03:30 GMT
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Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 has six games for PC, Mac, Linux and Android, all with Steam keys, and most for any price you wish. Grab Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror (not on Linux), Bridge Constructor, Type:Rider and Ravensword: Shadowlands for any price at all, and add on Kingdom Rush and Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition for more than the average.

But that's not all - Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 will get more games in the future, and paying more than the average now guarantees you'll add those games to your collection, too.

As always, send part of your payment to the developers, part to charity and part to Humble Bundle itself, all at your own discretion.Humble Bundle for PC, Android: Knights of Pen & Paper, Type:Rider

Posted by Joystiq Mar 28 2014 03:30 GMT
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The Humble Weekly Sale offers a slew of open-source games for PC, Mac, Linux and Android, plus their soundtracks. Games up for grabs for any price you want are Magical Diary, NEO Scavenger, Offspring Fling and Planet Stronghold. Pay $6 or more to get Anodyne, Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten, Evoland and Incredipede.

If you throw down at least $1, you'll get the applicable games on Steam (every one except for Planet Stronghold). Customers can send their money to a lineup of open-source charities.

The Humble Weekly open-source sale runs through Thursday, April 3 at 11AM PT. [Image: Humble Bundle]

Posted by Joystiq Mar 14 2014 02:00 GMT
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The Humble Weekly Sale has gone Sega crazy, offering 19 games from the company's classic and modern eras, this time broken into three pay walls. Pay $1 or more for Alpha Protocol, Company of Heroes, Rome: Total War and Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Rabbit. Throw down $6 or more for Typing of the Dead: Overkill, Binary Domain, Renegade Ops, Medieval 2: Total War and a pack of 10 classic Sega Genesis games. Pay $15 and add Total War: Shogun 2. All games come with Steam keys for PC.

Customers in Germany will swap out Typing of the Dead for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Purchases go toward developers, Humble and a round-up of charities: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Special Effect, GamesAid, Whale & Dolphin Conservation, Willow Foundation and GamesAid.

The sale ends on Thursday, March 20 at 11AM PT. [Image: Humble Bundle]

Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun Mar 13 2014 16:00 GMT
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You may well remember that last week we mentioned Brandon Boyer’s ongoing fundraiser to pay continuing bills for his cancer treatment, after getting horrendously screwed over by his health insurance. The great news is, he’s crossed the baseline to afford the $110,000 of bills he’s already accrued in an effort to not be dead. But the situation is ongoing, and what would be incredible would be to see this champion of indie games, bossman of the Independent Games Festival, and all-round good egg, have enough in the bank that he doesn’t have to worry about vital further treatment. And anything more he makes than he needs will be going to charities that will do the same for others.

Helping with that is a new mega-bundle from Humble, alongside the already-running Devolver bundle, which packs in an incredible 30 indie games (so far) for $25. And they’re good games. In there are the likes of VVVVVV, Thomas Was Alone, Actual Sunlight, Blocks That Matter, McPixel, Waking Mars, Proteus, Sokobond, Stacking, and World Of Goo. Yeah.

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Posted by Kotaku Mar 12 2014 15:00 GMT
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As another Steam Holiday Sale comes to a close, I have spent roughly $100 to purchase 22 games. In the past 2 months I have picked up 3 Humble Bundles. Not a month ago I spent around $50 on 11 games in the Steam Fall Sale. By the time the next Steam Holiday Sale rolls into town I will be lucky if I have played half of these games. I have a problem. I am a Compulsive Collector. And after 1,400 gamers took my recent survey on their game-buying habits, I know that I am not alone.Read more...

Posted by Joystiq Mar 12 2014 02:00 GMT
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If you threw some cash toward Humble Bundle's latest Android collection, you're entitled to three additional games unlocked today as part of Humble Mobile Bundle 4.

Buyers who beat the bundle's average purchase price (currently just under $4) will receive downloadable copies of Sennep's strategy game OLO, Trinket Studios' arcade-style action game Color Sheep, and OrangePixel's run-and-gun shooter Gunslugs, in addition to previously featured games Catan, Vector, Riptide GP2, Zombie Gunship, Badland Premium, and Breach & Clear.

Humble Mobile Bundle 4 will remain available through Tuesday, March 18.

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Posted by Joystiq Mar 07 2014 00:00 GMT
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The Devolver Digital Double Debut bundle offers a mix of screen-based activities - five games and five movies - now through March 16. It's hosted by Humble Bundle, so some items are available for whatever price you want, and others unlock if you pay more than a certain amount, this time $10.

Available for any price are the games Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition and Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, plus the movies Austin High, The Poisoning and One Couch at a Time. Pay more than $10 to also snag the games Defense Technica, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure and Cosmic DJ, and the films MARS and Good Game. This bundle marks the debuts of Cosmic DJ and Good Game.

Cosmic DJ is a music-creation game designed for everyone to pick up and play, regardless of musical competence, and it's available now DRM-free on PC and Mac. Purchase will include a Steam key once the game launches there. Good Game is an independent documentary from Nine Hour Films that chronicles a year on the premiere pro gaming team, Evil Geniuses.

Payments are distributed among Humble, the developers and charity, and this time the charity hits close to home for many developers. Proceeds from the bundle can go to the Brandon Boyer Cancer Treatment Relief gofundme campaign - Boyer is chairman of the Independent Games Festival and founder of game culture site Venus Patrol.

Great games and a great cause, at whatever price you wish. [Image: Brandon Boyer]

Posted by Joystiq Mar 06 2014 02:00 GMT
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Humble Mobile Bundle 4 includes six Android games - for now - with four priced at "whatever you want," and two for "more than the average." The four games up for grabs are Catan, Vector, Riptide GP2 and Zombie Gunship. The two behind the average wall are Badland Premium and Breach & Clear.

Badland Premium includes all in-app DLC, including the Day 2 Pack with 40 new levels and 120 missions, and Multiplayer with 17 new levels and three new characters. All in-app purchases for Breach & Clear are unlocked as well.

All Humble Bundle purchases are split between charity, the developers and Humble itself.Humble Mobile Bundle 4: Catan, Badland Premium, Breach & Clear

Posted by Joystiq Mar 06 2014 01:00 GMT
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Sales of the neon stealth game Monaco have hit 750,000 following its inclusion in Humble Indie Bundle 11. During the bundle bonanza, Monaco earned approximately $215,000, developer Andy Schatz writes in a rundown on his blog. "That's a nice hefty sum," he adds.

Monaco was one of the "beat the average" games, meaning customers had to pay more than roughly $4.70 to get it. The entire bundle earned $2.3 million from 494,000 units, and of those, 370,000 were "beat the average" purchases that included Monaco. Most customers chose to distribute their payment with the default settings of 65 percent to developers, 20 percent to charity and 15 to Humble, and with six developers plus three mid-week additions, Schatz walked with 8 percent of the total payments.

During the Humble sale, Schatz tracked Monaco's Steam numbers to see if sales there would drop - and they didn't. "Despite the huge number of units that we sold in the Humble Bundle, it doesn't appear that our presence in the HIB affected our day-to-day Steam revenue," he writes. "Why is this? My guess is that customers tend to be loyal to sales channels."

Schatz told Joystiq near the beginning of Humble Indie Bundle 11 that he'd never been disappointed with Monaco's sales, even though XBLA numbers fell below his expectations.

"Prior to HIB11, we had sold about 375,000 units across all platforms, with XBLA accounting for about 10 percent of those," he said. "Part of the strength of our PC sales have been the huge free updates (of which we have planned one final one, which will wrap up the storyline of the Gentleman and his crew). No plans at the moment for a sequel; I'm actually just beginning work on our next title." [Image: Pocketwatch Games]

Posted by Joystiq Feb 25 2014 23:30 GMT
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The already-tempting smorgasbord of Humble Indie Bundle 11 has been bolstered by the addition of three new games today: Fez, Starseed Pilgrim and Beatbuddy.

Fez is Polytron Corporation's puzzle-platformer about Gomez, a cute sprite stuck in a seemingly 2D world. After receiving a magical hat, Gomez discovers the ability to rotate 2D planes, unlocking a third dimension within the game world. Starseed Pilgrim, an IGF design nominee, is all about tending a symphonic garden. As a galactic gardener, you must populate the vast white void of space with color and music. Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is an underwater exploration game driven by music. As the titular Beatbuddy, players navigate beautiful hand-drawn environments in search of a way to save the residents of Symphonia.

As with previous Humble Bundles, all three of these games are immediately unlocked for those who have already purchased the bundle. Would-be spenders need to contribute more than the going average, which is just shy of $5 right now, in order to snag these three.

Posted by Joystiq Feb 25 2014 02:00 GMT
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The Humble Store has kicked off a week-long sale offering steep price drops for Saints Row 4, Metro Last Light, Dead Island Riptide, and other digital PC releases from publisher Deep Silver.

Starting today, buyers can pick up choice cuts from Deep Silver's catalog for a minimum of 50 percent off. New deals and additional discounts will roll out every 24 hours as games like Risen 2: Dark Waters Gold Edition and Metro 2033 rotate into the sale's spotlight category.

Humble Bundle donates 10 percent of all store proceeds to charity, and all featured games include Steam keys. Deep Silver Week will continue through March 3.

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Posted by Joystiq Feb 21 2014 17:00 GMT
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Humble Bundle's latest Humble Weekly Sale is aimed squarely at fans of point-and-click adventure games, offering up a bounty of twelve genre favorites from The Adventure Company and Daedalic Entertainment.

All buyers receive downloadable copies of The Adventure Company's Dead Reefs, A Vampire's Tale, Safecracker, and Aura: Fate of the Ages. Pay more than $6 and you'll also get Dark Fall, Dark Fall 2, The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Critter Chronicles, and Jack Keane 2, along with Daedalic Entertainment's Deponia and Edna and Harvey.

Big-spenders may opt for the $15-and-above purchase tier, which includes all featured games and a bonus Deluxe Digital Edition copy of The Adventure Company's recently released The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief. This week's bundle offerings will remain available through February 27.

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Posted by Kotaku Feb 20 2014 18:15 GMT
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The Logitech G710+ was one of your top 5 nominations for Best Gaming Keyboard, and today it's available from NCIX for just $105. We do not expect their stock to last, so when it runs out, Amazon also has it on sale for $115.Read more...

Posted by Kotaku Feb 18 2014 18:15 GMT
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Amazon's gold box deal is Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for $20 off. In gameplay terms, it was among the best of the major releases last year, with a single-player campaign that, if anything, was too long, and tons of collectibles for those that sort of thing appeals to. The next-gen port treatment is a great excuse to play it or play it again. [Amazon]Read more...

Posted by Joystiq Feb 14 2014 08:00 GMT
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The pay-what-you-want Humble Weekly Sale highlights select Indie games and supports the IndieCade Foundation this week.

Dropping any amount of cash will net you the first three chapters of point-and-click adventure game The Dream Machine, along with puzzle-platformer And Yet It Moves and vibrant touch-based game Luxuria Superbia. Dropping $6 or more will toss in atmospheric exploration game Dear Esther, 2D puzzle game The Bridge and board game-inspired 7 Grand Steps.

This week's sale is well-timed: IndieCade East takes over the Museum of the Moving Image in New York this weekend. This is the show's second year in New York, and will highlight several eSports games as well as offer a nighttime exhibit on Saturday. [Image: Cockroach inc.]

Posted by Kotaku Feb 12 2014 18:15 GMT
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In the biggest Kotaku Deals roundup so far this year, we've got pre-order discounts on all the biggest games of 2014, deals on PS+ and LIVE subscriptions, Xbox One bundles and the Playstation 4 in stock, a new Humble Weekly, the new Playstation Vita up for pre-order, your PSN/LIVE/eShop updates, and more.Read more...

Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun Feb 05 2014 11:00 GMT
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The latest Humble Bundle offers the chance to own three complete Civilizations, as if you were trying to recreate the British Empire. Along with Civs III, IV, the lowest tier contains the recent Ace Patrol games, which are fairly lightweight, but clever, replayable and oddly adorable considering the World War dogfighting subject matter. All of that, along with the latest incarnation of Railroads! can be yours for any chosen price. Pay more than the average (at time of writing, $8.16) and you’ll receive Civ V, and the Gods and Kings DLC. More than $15 unlocks the Brave New World DLC as well. BONUS: approximately two days of a Humble Paradox sale remain.

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Posted by Joystiq Feb 05 2014 02:30 GMT
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Humble Bundle offers three tiers of entry into Sid Meier's epic, world-building simulation games: The first package offers Civilization 3 Complete, Civilization 4: The Complete Edition, Ace Patrol, Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies and Railroads for any price you want. The second tier adds Civilization 5 and its Gods and Kings DLC if you pay more than the average, and the third tier packs in Civ 5's Brave New World DLC for $15 or more.

The Humble Sid Meier Bundle is live for two weeks and benefits the charity Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian organization with the goal of ending world hunger. As always, spend more than $1 to get Steam keys with your Humble Sid Meier Bundle order, and split whatever you pay among Humble, the developer and the charity.

Posted by Kotaku Feb 04 2014 19:00 GMT
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The latest Humble Bundle includes Sid Meier's Civilization III Complete, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies and Sid Meier's Railroads!. Customers who pay more than the average price will also receive Sid Meier's Civilization V and Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings expansion pack. Additionally, a special $15 tier will unlock Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World expansion pack.Read more...

Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun Jan 16 2014 15:00 GMT
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OK, first things first: Castle Doctrine, Passage, and Sleep is Death creator Jason Rohrer is a giant. I am automatically more inclined to believe anything very tall people say. They’ve seen so much more than the rest of us from their monolithic neck perches, their giraffe-like forms stretching up into stratospheres I’ve only dared imagine. Also, it’s instinct: big person beat me up, ergo ideologically correct. So even though I don’t agree with everything he said in a lengthy missive about why rampant sales are hurting gamers (or just the things he says in general), I am obligated to think he’s 100 percent right.

Yes, of course I’m being silly. There’s tons to discuss here, as Rohrer’s criticisms are both important and flawed. Let’s dissect why big sales – for instance, those frequently bazooka-launched at us by the likes of Steam and Humble Bundle – are both harmful and crucial to PC gaming.


Posted by Joystiq Jan 15 2014 08:00 GMT
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Humble Indie Bundle X added three new games that bump the bundle's total to nine: Hoard, Strike Suit Zero and Toki Tori 2. These join Reus and Surgeon Simulator 2013 as "pay more than the average" games, while To the Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo & Yo and Runner 2 are available for any price you want.

All payments are split among charity, the Humble Bundle and the game developers themselves, in any way you wish. Yes, you get to decide exactly how your money is spent; you're in control; you're the most important person ever. So Humble.

Posted by Kotaku Jan 09 2014 19:00 GMT
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There's a new Humble Weekly Bundle featuring Frozenbyte Games, in addition to all the other great deals today.Read more...

Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun Jan 08 2014 16:00 GMT
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It’s almost hard to believe there was a time when we weren’t being constantly bombarded with cheap games, but it’s true. When I was a lad, I had to save up for two months, walk miles through snow to the nearest PC World, and turn my coins over for a game that probably wouldn’t even work. Now every hobo with a bindle is buying bundles of games for only a single week’s pocket money.

Humble Bundle X is the tenth bundle in the “main” series of Humble Bundles, and it contains To The Moon, Reus, Papa & Yo, Surgeon Simulator 2013, Bit.Trip Runner 2 and Joe Danger 2: The Movie. Which is a better, more interesting selection of games than I’ve seen in a bundle in a while. I’ve written more about each of them below.(more…)

Posted by Kotaku Jan 07 2014 19:00 GMT
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Humble Bundle is here and features a selection of six great indie games that you don't already own as a result of other Humble Bundles, including Papo & Yo and Surgeon Simulator 2013. [Humble]Read more...

Posted by Kotaku Jan 03 2014 18:00 GMT
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As another Steam Holiday Sale comes to a close, I have spent roughly $100 to purchase 22 games. In the past 2 months I have picked up 3 Humble Bundles. Not a month ago I spent around $50 on 11 games in the Steam Fall Sale. By the time the next Steam Holiday Sale rolls into town I will be lucky if I have played half of these games. I have a problem. I am a Compulsive Collector. And after 1,400 gamers took my recent survey on their game-buying habits, I know that I am not alone.Read more...

Posted by Joystiq Dec 31 2013 19:00 GMT
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The Humble Store's Winter Sale wrapped up (with a bow on top) today, but there's one more surprise: It's not over. The Humble Store's 72-hour encore sale begins now, starring the best-selling games from the Winter Sale.

Games on sale include Gone Home for 66 percent off, Monaco at an 80 percent discount, plus Dust: An Elysian Tail, Shadow Warrior and Guacamelee Gold Edition for 75 percent off. For the next 24 hours, Europa Universalis 4 is 75 percent off - after that day is up, it'll be half off for the remainder of the sale. The encore ends Friday, January 3 at 2PM ET.

Most games in the Humble Store are PC and Mac compatible, with a strong showing from Linux and DRM-free games. Plus, most come with Steam keys. Looks like 2014 is off to a well-priced start.

Posted by Joystiq Dec 14 2013 04:59 GMT
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You don't need an atlas to find the Humble Weekly sale, with games so ace you may just fall in love with them, from Atlus Games, Ace Team and Tripwire Interactive. Games for any price you wish are Zeno Clash, Zeno Clash 2, Killing Floor and Dwarfs!?. Pay $6 or more and you'll net Rock of Ages and Rising Storm. All games come with Steam keys and every one except for Dwarfs!? includes its soundtrack.

Whatever you decide to pay, it can be split among the developers, Humble Bundle and two charities: Child's Play and the American Red Cross.