Bundle in a Box – 7 Hours Left!
April 2nd, 2013 by Ice Cream Jonsey

Bundle in a Box, yesterday

I did a terrible job promoting the Bundle in a Box on my own site, which is unacceptable, because my game Necrotic Drift is part of the Bundle in a Box. I have some incredible excuses as to why I am typing this out with seven hours left to go. Rich, layered excuses. Think of these excuses as unlockable extras. Here we go!

– I went on my first vacation in a couple years, visiting my family in lovely Rochester, NY, right as the Bundle dropped, away from my PC.
– Both this site and my other site at Caltrops managed to go down for extended periods of time.
– I decided to sell my pinball table and needed a day to vacuum the cat hair off it.
– I took a Centipede cabinet as part of the trade for the pin, and it fell on me, almost snapping my leg and arm in half, on its way downstairs. Argh.

… It really is quite painful. Flying to Rochester, I mean! hrewhrwhrwehrwe

But seriously, Benjamin “Pinback” Parrish said that if the Centipede game took my head off, my body should have sprouted another one. Jonathan “Roody Yogurt” Blask said that he would have appreciated the irony if I were maimed by a “crushing” game like Dig Dug. I feel that should I ever get into real trouble and bleed out on my floor, the IRC logs of my death are going to be hilarious. I’ll be entering “9 1 1” into a high score table as I take my last breath to a cackling cacophony of wiseguys, as I get @kicked from life.

All right, so now that the apologies are out of the way, let’s talk about the Bundle. Here is the link that takes you to the page where you can buy it. The price is obscenely low. A lot of websites are obsessed with telling you how great their wares are, and why you should give them money. Since I screwed up, and managed to blog about it with seven hours left, I’ll instead link to this scathing review at Capsule Computing. Mari Shishido hated it! The people who dislike Necrotic Drift tend to dislike it a lot. Top this, Braid:

Necrotic Drift is a chore to play. Between the unbearable characters and the long parts of the game where nothing but awful banter happens, the game is not enjoyable. Having to guess at the exact word the game needs to move forward is boring and frustrating, while the rest of the time it is monotonous in that it will repeatedly allow one simple word to continue. This is a waste of time, even if it was free. Having to pay any money for it at all is unthinkable. It is not even so bad it is good, it is so bad that it is bad. 3/10

I’m glad that there’s a site out there off the 7 through 9 scale, but I have to think that a 1/10 is reserved for games that kill you when they boot. In all seriousness, I want to thank Mari for taking the time to play. Of course I wish that the game was more her thing, but the best thing about the Bundle in the Box is that you can’t beat it for the number of games included. There’s nine other games, and as soon as I have the functioning use of my nervous system again, I will be playing all of them.

Rock Paper Shotgun did a writeup on the Bundle here, so if you don’t trust me, trust them. And here is a review at GamingMomentum, where the reviewer seemed to enjoy it. I hope you get a chance to pick the bundle up. Every cent I get from it will be used towards my next game, which I’ll start blogging about here. Thanks, as always. :)

5 Responses  
  • Mike writes:
    April 14th, 201310:38 pmat

    Dear Mr Asshole, I was googling stubhub and rainout just for the hell of it because I am smarter then you and love making money buying idiot’s tickets when games are rained out. I came across your pathetic rant about not knowing when a game might be rescheduled, your idiot ass cross referenced schedules even though it would have been to much fucking effort for a prick like you to go to the fucking team website or check the paper for information regarding a make up game that your smart ass bitch of a mother fucking prick knew would never happen. A simple google search showed however that game was played so I guess that makes you a fucking moron. Given that information it is clear to me you never use your fucking turn signal because your to important to give a fuck about anyone other then yourself, plus it’s someone else’s fault when you act like a prick. I understand this all happened a year ago and your probably to stupid to remember but you are a fucking prick. Have a nice day.

  • Ice Cream Jonsey writes:
    April 14th, 201311:37 pmat

    Hey, syphilitic garbage splorg,

    Who fucking googles “Stubhub” and “rainout” over the weekend? I am honestly trying to imagine someone with less of a life than you, Mike C. Grimes. Once glance at your fucking search history is probably enough to give a grown man diabetes.

    I’m going to let the fact that the ten or twenty bucks you might make in reselling baseball tickets is worth your time go for now. You get that one ignored for free. I have a plug-in installed to stop the poor and desperate from commenting, but your sad sack fucking ass must have created a black hole of depression that “flipped the score” and let you through. Managing to work in about 100 grammar errors in six sentences is probably what threw it off. You spontaneously created a new ending to The Color Purple – thanks?

    Stubhub takes money from people and then doesn’t give it back when the event is cancelled. Anybody with a functioning brain stem or dick that grows understands why that is laughably unacceptable, but at the same time I knew that eventually some shit-wriggler would defend it. How you waggle and writhe!

    I want you to understand something, Mike, before you manage to sell that much-coveted Pittsburgh Pirates-’45 Nagasaki Glowing Craters ticket for $32.20 that you deftly snagged for $29.50 — I am better than you in every way, shape and form and I am delighted that I made you my bitch in the same way I made StubHub my bitch a million years ago when that blog post first dropped.

    Lastly, do you think you could “branch out” into trading futures for barrels of lye? Drink up!

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