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Song of the week: “Classical Piano: Super Mario World – Athletic Theme” from BearKeys
Reading: “‘Humble Bundle has been acquired by media giant IGN‘” by Alex Wawro (@awawro)
Excerpt: “Media giant IGN announced today that it has acquired Humble Bundle, the company best known for selling packs of indie games at pay-what-you-want prices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
This is potentially a big deal for game developers, since Humble has expanded beyond its bundling business to publish games, pay devs to make games for its subscription-based monthly game club, maintain a subscription-based online game trove, and operate an online game storefront.”
Reddit thread of the week: “Anyone else feel less “attached” to video games?” by /u/lolguy116
Excerpt:”I remember when I was younger and Rome Total War came out, the game consumed me. I played it constantly, talked about it with my friends, and looked forward to it each day. There grew a sense of attachment to the game and it became a part of my life.
However as time went on, games became cheaper and I became busier. I obtain new games MUCH more than before (several a year) and my consumption of them has become more akin to movies. I play through a game, enjoy the story/experience, and put it down. I might think back on it later on, but there is much less attachment to each game. Part of this could be due to the fact that I have become more attracted to single player experiences with your traditional 8-12 hour campaigns, but even playing the Witcher 3, a 100+ hour experience, wasn’t as engrossing as my gaming when I was younger.
Anyone else feel this same way? Just wanted to put this out here as I’m feeling nostalgic for my older gaming days.”
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