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« on: June 07, 2012, 12:30:09 PM »
Pay what you want and get several games instant download. Pay more than a dollar, get the key codes through steam. Pay more than the average payer ($7.49 USD atm) and you get 4 extra games.

http://www.humblebundle.com/

Seems pretty decent. Several of my friends have already done it.
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Re: Humble Bundle Games collection
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 01:18:39 PM »
Please don't use this forum as a venue to advertise your games for commercial purposes.

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 01:30:36 PM »
Please don't use this forum as a venue to advertise your games for commercial purposes.
None of my work is in there. :(
I could have used the tip money this thing is generating.


In any case, I can now confirm that this thing is legit. Several real-life friends vouched for it to me, I searched fro scam reports, and ensured that the payments were secure through Amazon and/or Paypal, and that Steam had a contract with them. I just bought it and got a bunch of games which are downloading to my steam list now.
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Re: Humble Bundle Games collection
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 01:31:47 PM »
This thing has been going on for years, are you just now hearing about it? 
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Re: Humble Bundle Games collection
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 01:39:55 PM »
The Humble Indie Bundle is famous, dewd. No need to try and confirm it's legit. :P

But oh man, I'm really really tempted. Both Braid and Amnesia are in there, two games I've always wanted to play. You said if you pay more than $1.00 you get them on Steam? And it comes with the soundtracks? ;o;
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 02:35:41 PM »
I want to play Amnesia, I really do, but I just can't do it. I can't.

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 02:56:22 PM »
I want to play Amnesia, I really do, but I just can't do it. I can't.

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 04:20:21 PM »
I want to play Amnesia, I really do, but I just can't do it. I can't.
Well you can buy it (and several other games) for 1 cent... Ohh. I get it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 05:50:20 PM »
I get scared watching people play it.

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 06:46:06 PM »
Just bought it at $20. Which is kind of yikes 'cause I don't have much money right now. But I'd feel cheap paying too little. Go figure I'm almost more excited about the soundtracks than the games. But oh God I can't wait to scare myself to death playing Amnesia.

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 01:30:59 AM »
This has always been a point of conflict for me. On the one hand, these games are proprietary software. On the other hand, they support Linux, something not many commercial games do, and for that reason I always contemplate purchasing them but never have yet.

I will let you know if I decide to do so this time around.
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 08:10:16 AM »
Parsifal, you have a shiny new computer, you owe it to yourself to get drunk and play Amnesia.
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2012, 12:28:03 AM »
This has always been a point of conflict for me. On the one hand, these games are proprietary software. On the other hand, they support Linux, something not many commercial games do, and for that reason I always contemplate purchasing them but never have yet.

I will let you know if I decide to do so this time around.

Nothing you don't know but...

It's only proprietary to protect the developers, and I'd consider that pretty reasonable. Game redistribution steals profits from the makers. My brother works at a company who has noticeable losses due to people torrenting their games.

Point being, they're not trying to wage a war against the freedom of information.
Creating games is a business, and without protecting their products/profits, those games were never be developed.

I doubt anyone here would judge you for breaking your rule. Life is an exercise in exceptions, and to not recognize this sometimes can be a harmful oversimplification.
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2012, 01:19:12 AM »
Nothing you don't know but...

It's only proprietary to protect the developers, and I'd consider that pretty reasonable. Game redistribution steals profits from the makers. My brother works at a company who has noticeable losses due to people torrenting their games.

And making them proprietary does nothing to prevent that.

Point being, they're not trying to wage a war against the freedom of information.

I didn't say they were. It's much more likely they simply don't understand the implications of withholding source code.

Creating games is a business, and without protecting their products/profits, those games were never be developed.

There are plenty of successful commercial open-source products, so please don't try to tell me that restricting one's patronage is the only way to make money from them.

I doubt anyone here would judge you for breaking your rule. Life is an exercise in exceptions, and to not recognize this sometimes can be a harmful oversimplification.

It's not only the ethics of software freedom that come into play here, but security considerations too. To ship a game as a statically linked binary, or with its own set of shared library files shipped with it, means that security holes in any library software used by the game will never get patched. (Note: I'm assuming this is how they distribute the game for Linux, due to the difficulty of ensuring compatibility with every distro when linking against system libraries.)

On the other hand, if these games were open-source, they could be packaged within each Linux distribution, depend on the system libraries, and any security problems would be resolved when those libraries are patched by the distribution.

This doesn't even get into security holes that may exist in the game itself, which are nearly impossible to audit, let alone fix, without corresponding source code.

I'm not entirely certain I want to compromise my computer's security by downloading these games.


Edit: In case further clarification was needed, I don't give a fuck if anyone here judges me for it. I am hesitant to purchase these games for my own personal reasons.
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2012, 10:20:31 AM »
Parsifal is locked in a deep ethical struggle.

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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2012, 03:06:43 PM »
Play them in your Windows 7 sandbox.
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2012, 04:29:58 PM »
It's only proprietary to protect the developers, and I'd consider that pretty reasonable. Game redistribution steals profits from the makers. My brother works at a company who has noticeable losses due to people torrenting their games.
And making them proprietary does nothing to prevent that.
It's certainly not 100% effective, but I suspect legalizing game duplication and distribution would be disastrous for those companies.

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Creating games is a business, and without protecting their products/profits, those games were never be developed.
There are plenty of successful commercial open-source products, so please don't try to tell me that restricting one's patronage is the only way to make money from them.
Open-source status wasn't the part of 'proprietary' I was think of, but regardless, I'm not trying to delegitimize your dilemma. I'm just acknowledging that things like copyrights serve a distinct purpose.

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I'm not entirely certain I want to compromise my computer's security by downloading these games.
I'm no expert on Linux or viruses, but I've never heard of nor encountered one that exploited game libraries; I'd imagine they are rather rare... Could these games be uninstalled after playing them, or would that still leave residual issues?
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2012, 05:35:27 AM »
I'm not entirely certain I want to compromise my computer's security by downloading these games.

If you don't trust the games, then why not just put them in a VM?  That is why you got all that extra memory, isn't it?
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