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  • Humble Indie Bundle #2 Tops $1.3M, Adds More Titles

    Phoronix: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Tops $1.3M, Adds More Titles

    Over the weekend the Humble Indie Bundle #2 topped one million US dollars and the money has kept flowing in since. The expiration of the Humble Indie Bundle #2 was also extended by a few days and now the Humble Indie Bundle #2 has surpassed $1.3M USD, which is more than the original Humble Indie Bundle had generated. All of the original Humble Indie Bundle #1 games have also now been added to the second bundle...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODk0NQ

  • #2
    wow nice i dit not buy the first one because i buy world of go as a single game.. and i do not buy the same game 2 times.

    and now i get the first bundle for free because of my 13,37dollar payment.

    *Happy*

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    • #3
      It is a bit weird, basically all "old" customers got the bundle 1 games but for "new" customers:

      "For new customers, we're trying an experiment: to unlock the Humble Bundle #1 inside of your bundle, just choose a price that is above average (currently $7.33 and dropping)."

      I don't think that's fair to the new buyers. I bought both but then there is a free choice of the money you want to spend it should be the same result for everyone or not?

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      • #4
        Depends how much you pay. If you have the first bundle, don't bother paying above average. If you do pay above average, it's your choice. And if you don't have the first bundle, they are simply setting a price for it.

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        • #5
          I have feared that some of these sudden bonuses could be seen as unfair by some people. Unexpectedly extending the deadline all the time could make it seem meaningless. Fortunately people have been gracious enough to remain positive about what is, whichever way you look at it, a great deal.

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          • #6
            (Stupid Edit limit)

            And this also overlooks a (rather irrelevant) technicality that it also means you are now entitled to two copies of the bundle 1 games... So that copy of World of Goo I installed on someones laptop at work to keep their kid happy...

            I was sorely tempted this time around to decide how much I was willing to pay, and simply pay it in a series of $1 donations

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            • #7
              I paid $30 for this and still feel like a cheapskate. Especially now that they've given us the first HIB as well.

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              • #8
                I think it is more important to reach more people than to raise the average price. I would not depend how much somebody payed, because if you don't want to pay it is not that hard to get the links anyway. But there should be a positive effect when you do.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by meklu View Post
                  I paid $30 for this and still feel like a cheapskate. Especially now that they've given us the first HIB as well.
                  So long as you ticked the Linux box, we will forgive you

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, this bothers me because it reinforces the fact that they're still thinking in terms of selling copies. Average contribution shouldn't matter in itself because the defining feature of the bundle is that there is no fixed price per copy.

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                    • #11
                      Cortex Command is an unfinished game. There is little gameplay and buggy as hell. I'm disappointed because it was the only game I was looking forward to

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EarthMind View Post
                        Cortex Command is an unfinished game. There is little gameplay and buggy as hell. I'm disappointed because it was the only game I was looking forward to
                        They state on their site that it's an unfinished game; what did you expect?

                        Originally posted by humblebundle.com
                        Please note, Cortex Command is still under active development.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by EarthMind View Post
                          Cortex Command is an unfinished game. There is little gameplay and buggy as hell. I'm disappointed because it was the only game I was looking forward to
                          They clrearly say that it's not finished, but that everybody who buys it now will have access to the final version, along with all the updates in between.

                          Originally posted by Ex-Cyber
                          Average contribution shouldn't matter in itself because the defining feature of the bundle is that there is no fixed price per copy.
                          Still, it's great to see linux with the greater average A little competition between buyers is always a good way for them to make more money.

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                          • #14
                            Problem is, if these bundles become too common, then everyone will start to de-value them in their minds, and say "oh I donated last time", and just contribute a penny or two to get their copy. Even with a few million pennies in their pockets (and consider that they only have <200K sales so far), that is still a far cry away from what they've made on HIB 1 and 2. And I think what they are making so far is... sufficient, but should really be more.

                            I wish we could see the actual distribution of payment prices across users for each platform. We could draw meaningful sociological analysis from it. Hopefully they give us the data after HIB2 ends.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RobbieAB View Post
                              So long as you ticked the Linux box, we will forgive you
                              I sure did
                              http://meklu.webege.com/imgs/other/bundle.png

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