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  • A New Humble Bundle Launches Today

    Phoronix: A New Humble Bundle Launches Today

    A new Humble Indie Bundle will launch this morning with the usual criteria: multi-platform, DRM-free games where you pay what you want...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA3MzI

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    Interesting to watch the graph move about after the initial launch. Mac had a huge majority of the early sales, but now has quickly slipped into third place.

    If the last Android bundle is any gauge, I suspect that the Mac percentage will once again be significantly smaller than the Windows and Linux ones, as Mac users are more likely to have an iPhone.

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    • #3
      Played Swords and Soldiers 2 years ago in wine, it was working beautifuly on r200 mesa. Let's see how it is made in native variant.

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      • #4
        zen bound 2

        Anyone knows the system requirements to run zen bound 2?

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        • #5
          I have an iPhone and yet I bought both bundles. Not for Android games, of course, but for their Windows, Linux & OS X versions.

          But I'm weird, Linux + iPhone is not a common configuration.

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          • #6
            Where is Desura?!

            Originally posted by kokoko3k View Post
            Anyone knows the system requirements to run zen bound 2?
            http://support.humblebundle.com/cust...ents#zenbound2

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
              I hardly believe we will see Desura codes anymore unfortunately.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Moller View Post
                I hardly believe we will see Desura codes anymore unfortunately.
                Why's that, do you have links to the backstory etc?

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                • #9
                  I have suspicions about this issue (just suspicions). Probably Steam agreement for game developers is changed some time ago in order to prevent publishing games in both of Steam and Steam-like services (like Desura). So when developers have choice between Steam and Desura they in fact choice Steam.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
                    I have suspicions about this issue (just suspicions). Probably Steam agreement for game developers is changed some time ago in order to prevent publishing games in both of Steam and Steam-like services (like Desura). So when developers have choice between Steam and Desura they in fact choice Steam.
                    This is not true. Take OilRush for example, which can be found on both Steam and Desura (and even the USC).
                    One cause that was speculated some time ago is that there is some tension because the Desura guys themselves are doing
                    a direct rip-off (Indie Royale), although I think this is also not true.

                    The most likely cause for all this I think is that most developers simply never heard of Desura.
                    Neither making sure all the games are on Desura nor coercing the developers to put their games there is
                    a responsibility of Wolfire, it's simply: If the games are already there, maybe include codes. Else, don't.
                    The fact is that most games today (especially Indies) are on Steam, so it's a no-brainer that Steam codes
                    are included with the bundle.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ancurio View Post
                      This is not true.
                      Maybe, it's just suggestion. Contract details is covered under NDA anyway.
                      Originally posted by Ancurio View Post
                      Take OilRush for example, which can be found on both Steam and Desura (and even the USC).
                      They sign contract under old conditions, before it's changed.
                      Originally posted by Ancurio View Post
                      a direct rip-off (Indie Royale), although I think this is also not true.
                      Conspiracy theory: because Indie Royale is by same peoples as Desura, Valve may show them old version of agreement to make them never know

                      Originally posted by Ancurio View Post
                      The most likely cause for all this I think is that most developers simply never heard of Desura.
                      Same for few first Bundle's right? But all games from first Bundle's are present on Desura. The strange thing is: all participants of HB in fact suddenly stop publishing their games on Desura. Something stop they from doing this

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
                        Same for few first Bundle's right? But all games from first Bundle's are present on Desura. The strange thing is: all participants of HB in fact suddenly stop publishing their games on Desura. Something stop they from doing this
                        I don't recall which bundle it was (3 I think?), but there was one with which Desura keys weren't bundled at all, even though most if not all the games later appeared on Desura as well.
                        That said, you're right about the trend, and it definitely does seem a little bit strange.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
                          Same for few first Bundle's right? But all games from first Bundle's are present on Desura. The strange thing is: all participants of HB in fact suddenly stop publishing their games on Desura. Something stop they from doing this
                          Yeah, strange how they stopped publishing them on Desura just after they launched the Linux client, I would have expected the opposite now that Desura offers access to a platform that Steam doesn't cover, but there must have been some other reason unrelated to that.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by curaga View Post
                            Why's that, do you have links to the backstory etc?
                            I can't link you to any direct sources, but from being on their IRC and reading on reddit etc., it seems that it's been too much hazzle for the Humble Bundle team to add the games to Desura themselves. They've said, however, that if the game developers do the hazzle themselves, they'll be glad to include them.

                            Besides that, I also think the Royale bundle thing (from Desura) was a little backstab from their side.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Moller View Post
                              Besides that, I also think the Royale bundle thing (from Desura) was a little backstab from their side.
                              Yeah, because the humble bundle bundled before it was cool. Seriously, though, who cares? Anything that brings publicity to independent developers can't be a bad thing and backing up the game installers on your own really isn't that big of a deal.

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