Meaning the same as exaggerated
Meaning the same as exaggerated
There’s no sign of the “Starbound” offer on the page anymore, at all. I wouldn’t have even known about it if it wasn’t for this page. I knew that something was up with a $7 average with these games… That’s not cool at all Humble Bundle.. You offered a different product to the first 1000 people. You can’t take that into account for the “average” spent overall.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to keep Starbound and have a $10 tier instead of only limiting it to 1,000 copies?
It’s a win-win for everyone: Those interested in Starbound will buy it, more revenue for the site and everyone is allowed to purchase it until the bundle’s over. Everyone wins.
Hopefully they won’t repeat this “promotion” again and this is a one time brain fart.
This is bait and switch. Not the classic definition, mind you, but a reasonable facsimile.
Hear me out before judging hastily. The price of the Starbound-receiving bundle affects the price of the BTA bundle – meaning they’re treating them as the same product, equating them to one another for the purpose of averaging. However, they are clearly two different products, with one being inferior. The hope is that they re-coup the extra cost of Starbound by pushing the bundle price higher. This serves the function of bait and switch and they have equated, through averaging, an inferior product to a superior one.
Edit: Bait and switch, even with prior advertising of limited quantity, is illegal in the United Kingdom, Canada, and I would think a number of other countries. For the USA, it’s legal as long as the advertisements made the limited quantities clear.
Everyone saying, “It’s for charity, don’t be so entitled” is missing the point. It isn’t okay to trick people to give to charity, ever. By misrepresenting what the product is/was and artificially inflating the BTA they have resorted to trickery to get more money. While this goes to charity it also goes to them, as I’m sure most people leave the default settings (which include a %10 tip by default). If they want a certain average they should just set one and be upfront about it.
It’s a dick move and will/should hurt their brand.
I usually defend HB when people complain about them, but I can’t really approve of what they just did. The “average” is meaningless if not everyone has the opportunity to buy the same thing.
Way to go, lack luster games and a cheap way to boost up the average. Thanks humble.
Would have been fine with the price inflation had we had better more desirable titles.
Looks like its going to only work up to 6.2 firmware with only up to 4.5 running at the moment and take a ton of work to run
GATEWAY 3DS – UPDATED iNFORMATiON (7th August 2013)
Currently it is not compatible with firmware above 4.5 but we are working on making it compatible as quickly as possible with 5.x and 6.x firmwares. It is most likely to happen in the weeks to come since we are now done with V1.0 of our product and can now fully concentrate on newer firmware and new functions.
Since the product is now released and soon in Nintendo’s hands, anything above 6.2.0 will most likely never be compatible.
In any case: NEVER update, as we never know if we can make a fix for any update.
Remove automatic updates by enabling parental control to prevent any accident.
We can’t repeat it enough, do NOT update if you want to be able to enjoy the only solution for your 3DS: Gateway! You have been warned!
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First units to ship this week !
And a quick note to update our FAQ regarding the use of the “blue” card and recent title releases:
Can the blue card run DS home brew ?
YES :- The bundled blue ds card, is in essence a standard DS cart capable of both DS backups and home brew for DS mode, tested to work on 6.1
Is the blue card required for every power cycle ?
No :- Our custom Gateway Installer DS app is only required to be run once to setup and thereafter any time the console is used in DS mode.
Does Gateway support all games:
No :- Animal Crossing uses unique NAND based save hardware in the cart, support will be added through a GW firmware update. Mario (released last week) is forcing 5.1 update. We have prioritised work on supporting all such future releases. Stay tuned.
it has been less than 24 hours since Apple’s new iPhone 5 went on sale and iOS jailbreak developer Grant Paul a.k.a chpwn has posted a screenshot of iPhone 5′s taller Home screen with Cydia installed on it.
Few minutes back he tweeted:
Taller screens like Cydia too. :) Twitter / chpwn: Taller screens like Cydia too. …
He later confirmed that it is indeed jailbroken.
This is good news for jailbreakers as it also implies that iOS 6 can be jailbroken on the newer iOS devices. Currently it is possible to only jailbreak iPhone 3GS and A4-based iOS devices such as iPhone 4 and iPad 2.
It is not clear if the issues with Cydia and fundamental modules like PreferenceLoader have been fixed.
It is impressive that Grant has managed to jailbreak iPhone 5 on the day of its launch, we must admit that based on the status of the iOS 6 jailbreak, we were least expecting it.
Grant has developed popular jailbreak tweaks such as Zephyr.
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