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Deep Silver Humble Bundle launches

Deep Silver Humble Bundle launches

The Humble Deep Silver Bundle follows the THQ Bundle in a departure from the group's normal indie offerings.

The Humble Bundle has once again branched out from its indie roots with the Humble Deep Silver Bundle.

The deal is a pay-what-you-want offer for Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row 2, Risen 2: Dark Waters and Sacred 2. Paying above the average also unlocks Dead Island and all of the DLC for Saints Row: The Third.

As an additional bonus, anyone spending $25 or more will also receive Dead Island Riptide. Each bundle will also include soundtracks for Saints Row: The Third, Risen 2 and Sacred 2.

Like previous Humble Bundles, the amount paid can be split between the developers (in this case the publisher), charity and the organisers of the Humble Bundle themselves. However, the games offered are only available on Windows via Steam.

Previously, all Humble Bundles made a point of only featuring titles that were available on Windows, Mac and Linux systems. This policy was however first broken by the Humble THQ Bundle which ran last year before the publisher's bankruptcy hearing.

The offer is running for another 13 days and has already sold more than 150,000. The average payment at time of writing is $4.90 and it has currently raised three quarters of a million dollars.

Deep Silver bought the rights to the Saints Row franchise and developer Volition at the THQ auction earlier this year. Saints Row 4 is expected to be released towards the end of August.

As well as regular bundles, the Humble Bundle organisers are also running a weekly sale on selected indie games. At present, the pay-what-you-want weekly sale consists of four titles from Positech Games' library including Democracy 2, Kudos 2, Gratuitous Space Battles and Gratuitous Tank Battles.

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Xir 31st July 2013, 19:44 Quote
Ehm...the games unlock in Steam, but I can't buy it via Steam?
CowBlazed 31st July 2013, 22:18 Quote
Of course not, this is a Humble Bundle offer supported by Steam but otherwise they have no affiliation.
CrazyJoe 31st July 2013, 22:42 Quote
It's a good deal if you spend 25 bucks but I thought the whole point of the humble bundle thing was DRM free games?
LordPyrinc 31st July 2013, 22:59 Quote
Sacred 2 is buggy as hell. Once you get past figuring out that you have to load Legacy NVidia PhysX Drivers (replaces AGEIA PhysX) the game still has a tendency to lock up randomly. It's a shame really because the game looked interesting. Bought it when it first came out, then reinstalled recently with the last issued updates and still couldn't run it for more than an hour or so without a problem. I experienced the problems both on Vista and Windows 7 on completely different hardware. I uninstalled it this last time when it locked up on the menu screen.
fluxtatic 1st August 2013, 08:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
It's a good deal if you spend 25 bucks but I thought the whole point of the humble bundle thing was DRM free games?

Good deal if you spend over 5, imo. I got SR2 a while ago in a Steam sale, and SR3 in the Humble THQ Bundle. Just the same, I might kick 'em $15 for what I don't already own.

I like what the Humble Bundle guys are doing, even if I've barely touched most of the games I got from the last three Humble Indie Bundles.

Even if you don't like the idea, kick 'em 10 anyway and give it all to charity - that's a big part of the deal, too - you control the split of where the money goes. With the THQ Bundle, I gave THQ nothing, Humble a couple bucks, and the rest to charity. In hindsight, maybe I should have thrown some dollars THQ's way :P
XXAOSICXX 1st August 2013, 08:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
Sacred 2 is buggy as hell. Once you get past figuring out that you have to load Legacy NVidia PhysX Drivers (replaces AGEIA PhysX) the game still has a tendency to lock up randomly. It's a shame really because the game looked interesting. Bought it when it first came out, then reinstalled recently with the last issued updates and still couldn't run it for more than an hour or so without a problem. I experienced the problems both on Vista and Windows 7 on completely different hardware. I uninstalled it this last time when it locked up on the menu screen.

Yup. So true. I've tried to play this game so many times but it's just unplayable because of the bugs :/
Xir 1st August 2013, 08:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by CowBlazed
Of course not, this is a Humble Bundle offer supported by Steam but otherwise they have no affiliation.
None of their payment methods are used by me...
CrazyJoe 1st August 2013, 11:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by fluxtatic
Good deal if you spend over 5, imo. I got SR2 a while ago in a Steam sale, and SR3 in the Humble THQ Bundle. Just the same, I might kick 'em $15 for what I don't already own.

I like what the Humble Bundle guys are doing, even if I've barely touched most of the games I got from the last three Humble Indie Bundles.

Even if you don't like the idea, kick 'em 10 anyway and give it all to charity - that's a big part of the deal, too - you control the split of where the money goes. With the THQ Bundle, I gave THQ nothing, Humble a couple bucks, and the rest to charity. In hindsight, maybe I should have thrown some dollars THQ's way :P

I know about the deal, not getting this one though as I have most of the games already. I've picked up a dozen or so of these bundles in the past.
faugusztin 1st August 2013, 11:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
None of their payment methods are used by me...

Huh ?
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All major credit cards accepted. Payments via bank account are also supported by PayPal and Amazon Payments. The payment processor will deduct a fee from your payment before we receive it.
rollo 1st August 2013, 11:32 Quote
Sacred 2 works pretty well last I played it through its just got some anoying issues.
Xir 5th August 2013, 13:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by faugusztin
Huh ?

When I press "Purchase" I get the choice of:
  • Paypal
  • Paynow
  • Buy with Google
  • Buy with Bitcoin

And not, Pay by credit-card...
faugusztin 5th August 2013, 13:47 Quote
You can use Paypal with credit card. You can use Amazon Paynow with credit cards. You can use "Buy with Google" with credit cards... They are only the middle-man, like when they use a credit card payment portal of some bank. How is paying through one of the first three different than that ?
Xir 5th August 2013, 18:54 Quote
I've not got a paypal, paynow, google-wallet or bitcoin account, that's how it differs from a direct credit card payment.

But I realise that's just me

Edit:
I may have a paynow account, if it is the same as a regular Amazon account that is...
faugusztin 5th August 2013, 21:04 Quote
You don't need to create a Paypal account to use Paypal to pay via your credit card :
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/mer/WAX_landing-outside

And yes, amazonpayments is same as your amazon account :
http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=2856403011
Elton 5th August 2013, 21:45 Quote
No STALKER?

Shame.
forum_user 6th August 2013, 14:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
It's a good deal if you spend 25 bucks but I thought the whole point of the humble bundle thing was DRM free games?

I always thought the main point was giving a donation to charities. I buy most bundles and when the EFF was part of the process I gave to that. The issue I have is when they choose 2 American charities that benefit only America.

DRM not an issue for me.
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