Hey friends, Pike here. Long time, no post… from me, anyway. I do apologize, but writing… and of course lots of gaming… have been keeping me quite busy.
Anyhow! Today I come bearing news that you may have already heard. Basically, there’s a new Humble Bundle in town, and it’s a little different. It breaks away from Humble Bundle tradition in more than one way: The games are certainly not “indie” ones, for starters, oh, and Steam and Windows are both required.
A few people are questioning the wisdom of this move. People don’t like taking the focus away from indie games, and Mac and Linux users are certainly not impressed, either, since Humble Bundle has traditionally prided itself on offering games to users of all “major” operating systems.
As for myself, well, I see little to complain about. It’s still cheap games, money is still going to charity (heck, you can give it all to charity if you want), and honestly with THQ in the financial trouble it is currently in, they may as well be their own charity case.
As a self-professed Linux fan the lack of Linux support does bother me a little, but ultimately if you are a Linux gamer you should probably have accepted a while ago that there are a good many games you’re going to be missing out on. I’m not saying that this is right, necessarily, but I am saying that this is reality. We’re getting a big ol’ bone tossed to us in the name of impending Steam support, and honestly that’s got me happy enough. In the meantime I’m willing to dual boot in the name of vidya gaems.
So anyway, do give it a look if you haven’t already. It’s a solid lineup and worth getting for Company of Heroes alone, not to mention the other games.