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  • johnsonx - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    kitten caboodle? really? Reply
  • CharonPDX - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    If the bundle immediately preceding the comment contained a cat-themed game, I'd let it slide.

    But no, it is almost certainly a case of "misunderstood phrase".
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  • JarredWalton - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    Or Dragon NaturallySpeaking deciding "kit and caboodle" was "kitten caboodle" -- you decide. Reply
  • StephenP - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    A couple more interesting bundles this week:
    - https://groupees.com/bagb5 Greenlight bundle by Groupees. 4 games for 1$ or ,25 cents more for up to 8. They add bonus games as well.
    - http://www.blinkbundle.com/ A stellar bundle with two tiers 2$ and 5$.
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  • snajk138 - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    Guacamelee is easily worth the price by itself IMO. Great local co-op. Reply
  • marc1000 - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    why are these bundles getting so popular? at some point there will so much options that just will make people confused. Reply
  • GuardianAngel470 - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    Frankly, I never buy bundles. I bought one bundle when I first signed up for Steam and that was the Indie Music Bundle (or some such title; basic gist is there though) and I've regretted it ever since.

    All I really wanted was Audiosurf, and I ended up getting 4 other games I haven't touched in years. Now they're clogging up my Steam Library, and my inner OCD hates that.

    Add to that the fact that I paid $5 for what should have been a $2.49 game and I simply chose to opt-out of all further bundles.

    Even at $1, it's pointless to have so many unused keys lying around, and I frankly hate owning games I have no intention of playing.
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  • ShieTar - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    They're popular for the same reason Free-to-Play is popular: Huge numbers of gamers have little to no money available for their hobby. Reply
  • marc1000 - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    I only buy games on real promotions. actually i bought maybe 4 or 5 bundles, but have installed only a few select tittles.

    I believe it's good to have this alternative, but with so much offer and so unknown games, it will become harder and harder to get people interested in bundles.
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  • Touche - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    First world problems? Reply
  • Touche - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    That should have gone under GuardianAngel470's post. :) Reply
  • kwrzesien - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    Jarred, would you mind pointing out what games or bundles might be interesting for kids? I would pick it up knowing that some day they would want to play. Reply
  • kwrzesien - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    Maybe I should clarify (because what games don't kids like to play?) - what would be appropriate for some younger kids... Reply
  • JarredWalton - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    Most of these appear to be targeted at early teen (maybe 9-10 at least) or older; I don't know that I've seen anything I'd specifically say is a "kid-friendly" game. Reply
  • PolarisOrbit - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    Now that the bundles are getting so big and so numerous, is there any way you could organize future articles to use tables or some other formatting to make it clearer? Reply
  • BMNify - Friday, February 21, 2014 - link

    I bought the bundlestars bundle, with xbox controller support, $2 is too good a deal. Damnit, this site better support my family after I get fired for gaming 24/7. Reply
  • cyanidekoolaid - Sunday, February 23, 2014 - link

    One other bundle you might have missed is the AWESOME Flying Bundle. http://www.flyingbundle.com/ The Bundle is $3.00 and among other things you get Hero Siege and Skyward Collapse with DLC. It's a great little bundle. It contains Hero Siege like the Gala Bundle, but it's almost half the price. I also feel that the other games in the bundle are much better than the one's that accompany Hero Siege from Gala. Reply
  • cyanidekoolaid - Sunday, February 23, 2014 - link

    Great article by the way! Glad to see more focus being given to these bundles and the awesome value they give gamers in addition to the visibility they provide to Indie Developers. There's so many great games I've played I would have never had a clue about if they weren't in a bundle. That's really tuned me in to some developers who I follow and await their next work. Reply

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