There’s been a bit of talk going around recently that the most recent Humble Bundle, the THQ Bundle, is tarnishing Humble Bundles’ indie (and humble) brand. Here’s my take:
Nah, it’s fine.
I’m a huge indie fan and usually the first one to speak out against AAA games and their effect on the industry. To me, that a AAA company would take the risk to put some of their best games on sale as a Pay-What-You-Want sale, is a great sign.
I bought it.
Hopefully other AAA companies follow suit and realize that $59.95 for just one game is just way too expensive, considering we can get a (sometimes) better experience on $10 to $15.
At this stage of the game, also as a huge Linux fan, I think it’s a bit too much to expect AAA game companies to support Linux. Let’s keep this ball rolling, get them more in-line with indie gameplay and indie prices, and the Linux stuff will come later.
Indie games support Linux because Linux gaming is indie.
This all being said, I really hope that this THQ bundle is the exception and not the norm when it comes to game types and cross-platform support. I like my indie bundles right where they are, thanks.