EA Unleashes its "Indie Bundle"

The Wooster

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EA Unleashes its "Indie Bundle"


A rather ... bizarre sale has been registered on Steam.

Ever since warbling, hairy-nippled [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOgpT5rEKIU] canuck, Alanis Morisette, covered the concept in song [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc&ob=av3e], I've been fairly shaky on the exact definition of irony. Despite several earnest attempts to educate myself [http://theoatmeal.com/comics/irony] on the matter, I still pause before labeling something ironic for fear of getting it wrong and being laughed all the way out of Journo-town. But really, EA promoting an indie bundle? I'm pretty sure that's ironic. That's ironic as hell.

Just to make things a little weirder, the deal is appearing on Steam rather than Origin.

Each of the six games in EA's Indie Bundle were developed by smaller studios and published by EA, and each can be had for 50% off, or 75% off if you buy the whole bundle. The games themselves are a likable lot. Klei entertainment's Shank and Shank 2 are in there, as are Vanguard Games' joyous top-down shooter Gatling Gears and Trapdoor Inc's blood-soaked puzzler, Warp. All of those games are going for $5 each, while affable RPG-parodies, DeathSpank and Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue, round out of the bundle at $7.50.

All of the games are worth picking up, providing you can stomach the awful thing their publisher is doing to the English language. The games are on sale now, and will remain so until May 9th.

Source: IndieGameMag [http://www.indiegamemag.com/excuse-me-ea-indie-bundle-registered-on-steam/]


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Baresark

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Wow, that is a deal, some of those games are excellent. The way I see it, if it's bought on Steam, then Steam guarantees it, which is a beautiful thing considering EA is just shutting stuff down all willy nilly.
 

MrBrightside919

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I think the real irony comes with this being on STEAM...

I still don't get how Deathspank, which came out like 2 years ago, is still more expensive than Shank 2, which just came out like 2 months ago...
 

DustyDrB

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I'm sure I've done worse things to the English language. If not, then Strong Mad [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY0UEt5zPmA] certainly has.

Good games (that I haven't yet bought for some reason) at a cheap price. I'm in.
 

-Dragmire-

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*tilts head*

Doesn't the term 'indie' refer to the independent status of a developer, meaning they pay to develop and publish their game by themselves?
 

Worgen

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Whatever, just wash your hands.
I cant help but feel like this is some kind of horrible trick to get origin on my system.
 

Something Amyss

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-Dragmire- said:
*tilts head*

Doesn't the term 'indie' refer to the independent status of a developer, meaning they pay to develop and publish their game by themselves?
Hey, if "indie" can be a genre of music that is counted regardless of who publishes the music, why not games?
 

80Maxwell08

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Worgen said:
I cant help but feel like this is some kind of horrible trick to get origin on my system.
Well Gatling Gears and Warp both require Origin while Shank requires you to agree to EA's EULA.
 

UnderGlass

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Man I love The Oatmeal. I have the [a href=http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon]semi-colon one[/a] bookmarked for easy reference. Those things give me the sweats!

OT: Ass backwards is sdrawkcab ssA!
 

Metalrocks

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thats just not true. i still cant believe it when i clicked on specials on steam this morning and saw "?A indie bundle". thats just so wrong. i mean, what??? "overload system"

but it still requires origin to run these games but still weird. to be honest, im actually afraid to buy it, in case it does not work. i would be interested in warp anyway.

i get it....
they do this now because they got declared the worst company in america. now they want to show the world how good they are.
 

Racecarlock

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Oh ho ho ho. Somebody's doing some serious damage control. Eh, whatever. As long as they get things back into non-dick mode I'll be good.
 

Rednog

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Warp and Shank are the gems of the bundle, Gatling Gears is really only for fans of twin stick, and Death Spank...yea...
Picked up Warp and Shank 2 right away.