The Humble Indie Bundle #2

Earlier this year I posted about the original Humble Indie Bundle. Well the guys that brought us the first one are back just in time for the holidays! The games this time are Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans. I have had Braid for a while and liked it. It’s platformer with time travel. I just got Osmos a couple weeks ago from a friend through a Steam multipack sale. Osmos is a great game if you like physics and casual play.  Check out the official sites to try before you buy if you want. Either way, it is a great deal. Help support indie developers and charities this holiday season!

The Humble Indie Bundle #2

The original bundle users got a Steam unlock code in the mail. Check out the Wolfire blog if you missed that email.

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They just announced you can get Bundle #1 if you donate above the average AND activate both on Steam! All those that donated before the announcement get Bundle #1 regardless of how much they donated. How cool is that?

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Humble Bundle has all of Destiny 2 content minus the dungeon key for Witch Queen for $40.

I started playing in 2019 when Shadowkeep was released and the platform moved from Blizzard to Steam. There’s a ton to do for less than the cost of an AAA game title. I suggest adjusting your donation to put as much as you can to the Bungie Foundation. Just expand the little box “Adjust Donation” and move the slider all the way to the right. There are also tiers at $8, $12, and $20. The main jump to $40 includes two dungeons in Lightfall and 4 seasons of content. That content will go away when Final Shape is released in June, but you have plenty of time to run through the story content and collect a lot of loot and resources. It is definitely worth $20 extra, as each season is normally $15 by itself. For example a typical expansion is $99 which includes 4 seasons, 2 dungeons, and 2 raids.

If you’re not sure if Destiny 2 is for you, there’s a Free-to-Play (F2P) option, but the experience is severely limited. You really can’t do much as a F2P player.

This deal expires around 7PM Mountain Time on February 28th.

https://www.humblebundle.com/games/destiny-2-the-story-so-far

Here are a few links to get you started on your Destiny 2 journey if you want to dig in.

https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/ – Unofficial Reddit with lots of information

https://destinyitemmanager.com/ – Destiny Item Manager – Indisputably the best external game resource. You’ll spend a lot of time managing your guardian’s inventory and loadouts here.

https://d2armorpicker.com/ – A much better way to optimize loadouts. Lets you copy loadout queries over to Destiny Item Manager (DIM).

https://bray.tech/ – Another neat website to track your guardian’s progress

Destiny 2 Look for Group (LFG) – much more options here than the relatively new in-game “Fireteam Finder”

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Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack Year 4.5 DLC

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep – Year 3

Destiny 2: Forsaken Pack – Year 2

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