It’s that time of year again, I guess: another Humble Indie Bundle.
For however much you want to pay you can snap up Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, Limbo, and Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP. Paying above the average nets you Bastion, which is apparently one of the best games (indie and otherwise) of 2011, having netted several pretty cool awards. You’ll also get the soundtrack for every game and if you pay more than $1 (and you should, unless you’re an awful person), you’ll also get Steam keys for the games.
The current average price is hovering around $8, so I would definitely recommend you pick this up — I haven’t played more than demos of Psychonauts and Bastion, but I can definitely say $8 for those two alone is a steal… plus, you’ll get a chance to see what today’s independent developers are churning out and help support them and donate Child’s Play Charity — that’s a win-win-win at least.
Art is a tricky damn thing. It’s almost impossible to define, to begin with, and it’s pretty damn hard to decide who the owner ever is. I mean, sure, there’s often the original piece of art, like with a painting or a fresco or a sculpture or whatever. Things get much more complicated when you consider other mediums like music, where that piece of art, be it Beethoven or the Beatles, can be recreated and redone (or even duplicated) by a third party. Read the rest of this entry »