One of my favorite things in the world is the almost monthly surprise of a new Humble Bundle. It almost always results in an immediate purchase. Now I can always count on the surprise, but not on the shock. Humble Bundle is famous for its Humble Indie Bundle, and this one is just the opposite.
Imagine if you will for a moment my surprise when I saw the subject line in the latest email from Humble Bundle, advertising itself as the Humble THQ Bundle. My jaw literally hit the floor after first hitting the desk and rolling off in a ridiculous way. I opened the email and took a look at the games.
From the email:
Starting at just one dollar, pay what you want and get Steam keys for Company of Heroes (and its two full-game expansions, Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor), Darksiders, Metro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon! If you choose to pay more than the average price, you will also get the phenomenal Saints Row: The Third! And several of the games come with glorious soundtracks!
My very first though was a foolish one; “They ported all of this games to Linux and I haven’t heard about even one of them until now?” Very foolish. Scrolling down to the bottom of the email, I discovered what would result in the tone and feel of this post:
*Please note that the games are Windows-only and require Steam to redeem.
The recent trend with Humble Bundle and to been make sure that bundled games work with Windows, Mac and Linux, and today’s release is anything but. Does this mark a turning in the Humble Bundle and the way they do business? Have their core values been tainted by it’s overwhelming success? We’re not sure, and we certainly hope that this trend does not continue. Humble Bundle, wha-wha-what happened?