Groupees - Be Mine #32

7 games, 1 music album (initially it was: 7 games, 3 music albums)

preorder starts on Monday

preorder start: Thursday, $2

20 January 2018 - 03 February 2018


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This bundle is the 5th of the series.


Tier 1 - $1.50

Bonus unlocked: Riskers Soundtrack (DLC)

Game Ratings Cards Bundled Retail Price
System Shock 2 94% of 3,265 reviews 9 $9.99
Riskers 69% of 23 reviews - 0 $9.99
Riskers Soundtrack (DLC) No user reviews (Base game has cards) 0 $4.99
  • 🎵 Exo Echo by Cellarscape

Tier 2 - $4

Game Ratings Cards Bundled Retail Price
Starship Titanic 85% of 20 reviews - 0 $5.99
Toonstruck 96% of 61 reviews - 0 $9.99
SCALPERS: Turtle & the Moonshine Gang 67% of 15 reviews 1 $9.99
Stereo Aereo 82% of 11 reviews 0 $3.99
Aeternum 80% of 5 reviews 1 $5.99

Retail:

  • Tier 1 = $24.97
  • Tier 1 + 2 = $60.92

CV:

  • Tier 1 = 3.7455
  • Tier 1 + 2 = 9.038

Chart created with Lex's SG Chart Maker


hints:❓ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In the following images, the drawings represent hints for the games (apart from the left cat which is always there):
Background image 1
Background image 2
Background image 3
Background image 4

JonnyBotGroupees HQ 21:07
sorry for the disappointment, and yes, we'll no longer launch bundles with mystery games... in past we've done this because keys don't show up in time
JonnyBotGroupees HQ 21:09
in any event, we will no longer launch bundles with mystery games, as stated above
 
JonnyBotGroupees HQ 21:13
7 games and 3 albums
 
JonnyBotGroupees HQ15:26
i expect presale to start Monday
 
Tom Brady Is The GOAT United States 17:01
I know I've seen that purple creature before when looking through my wishlist or library in detail. The thing on the right side if I remember correctly are damaged wings.
 
JonnyBotGroupees HQ03:53
Ok survived my surgery though damage worse than expected
JonnyBotGroupees HQ03:53
Total rear rotator cuff + torn labrum + dislocated shoulder
JonnyBotGroupees HQ03:54
Though still hoping presale can start tomorrow
JonnyBotGroupees HQ03:54
Just need one more set of keys
 
JonnyBotGroupees HQ04:03
Let's see 4 games support Linux
JonnyBotGroupees HQ04:14
One game released late 2016... And is now available Steam,PS4 and Xbox one
 
JonnyBotGroupees HQ00:07
I'll add artwork for two games I just added
JonnyBotGroupees HQ00:08
Give me hour rest first
 
JonnyBotGroupees HQ02:23
action, adventure, bullet hell, music theme, multiplayer
JonnyBotGroupees HQ02:24
multiplayer can be played single too
cyanicGroupees HQ02:48
No guesses? I can tell you what looks like a cloud is not a cloud but a silhouette.
JonnyBotGroupees HQ04:03
Protip... Silhouette on steam is white

 
Off-topic:

JonnyBotGroupees HQ 21:31
new Remute bundle coming shortly... it's a good one


Guesses

Game Ratings Cards Bundled Retail Price
Starship Titanic 85% of 20 reviews - 0 $5.99
Stereo Aereo 82% of 11 reviews 0 $3.99
Riskers 68% of 22 reviews 0 $9.99

Starship Titanic = red guy on the right (guess by Lugum)
Stereo Aereo = the bottom left drawing, screenshot
Riskers= guy holding a gun with an outstretched arm (guess by IncoherentLight )
the box with the X = no mystery games


Are you interested in knowing other ongoing bundles? Feel free to check out the new master thread!


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6 months ago*

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Your thoughts...

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Wow, am I dreaming? Finally a Be Mine bundle? I'm buying!
I've sold my soul a long time ago to the Be Mines, now I'm just going with the flow hoping I won't turn into a skeleton until they will all be revealed.
Hopefully we'll have more hints this time than the promissed Be Mines that have already been released.
Be Rebundlemine.
I bet this Be Mine will be full of mystery games. Not gonna fall into that trap again.

I'm still feeling burnt over the Holidays bundle.

EDIT: After seeing the apology LostSoulVL posted about, I'm willing to give them another shot. However, I'm waiting for additional hints. Their bundles have dropped in quality over the years.

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Oh, might grab this bundle if we get some solid hints :)

6 months ago
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Nah, Groupees is probably the worst bundle site and has been for some time now.

6 months ago
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That's quite something to say considering some of the other bundle places.

6 months ago
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True. Too bad, because Groupees once was equal to Humble and now even DIG is better

6 months ago
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Humble was the first bundle site and has always stood above the rest in terms of overall quality of the games. Groupees has never been equal, though I will say they were significantly closer when they first started out. Nowadays they are just am empty dried-up husk of what once was.

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Strongly agree. I always cringe when people say 'Humble is going south' when there's no contender at all.

Fanatical is placed 2nd in my book. IG is the 3rd due to cheap bundles and sometimes good like the recent Point and Click but it's so distant.

6 months ago
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That seems right. Humble, then Fanatical, then IG (plus, I dont remember too many rebundles from IG despite the lower quality in general)

6 months ago
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Same. HB has unrivaled quality even if it repeats some games ; Fanatical has good but usually niche bundles (aimed at special audiences, like hog bundle, simulator, etc) in good quality, while most of IG's new, but low quality stuff. Mostly the good ones are being kept hostage one by one amongst trash - and then once in a blue moon happens a Deadalic bundle :D

6 months ago
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That's pretty much my assessment as well. Though occasionally Bundle Stars/Fanatical has had some good bundles that I wouldn't consider niche -- mainly stuff in the Killer, Nemesis, or even Indie Legends line.

Something else also occurred to me as today's Red Solstice giveaway from Humble got me thinking. Humble has done game giveaways for a long time and especially more frequently in recent months. Indie Gala has also done giveaways pretty regularly for a long time. Bundle Stars/Fanatical has also done some here and there on occasion. Now Groupees on the other hand...... not really. It's the kind of thing that earns you brownie points with people and personally it does speak to me and say a little something.

edit: now that I think of it I believe Groupees actually did give away one small bundle before (of junk to be honest)....... once

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Their AWITW bundle (music) at the beginning of january had a free tier, but I guess music is not enough to win the people :D
+ I agree about the killer-legends-nemesis bundles. They are often HB quality, and most of their bundles were pretty good. ^^

6 months ago
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Agreed. And honestly, most of the music on Groupees is a waste of time unless you're really into the whole EDM thing (which I'm not...sorry, I like musicians playing actual instruments; people can like whatever they want, but I find it impersonal and cold and unlikely they're ever going to win me over). Plus, you can honestly find just as good of stuff for free...so many musicians are just trying to get people to listen to their stuff. I don't find the music that Groupees features to have any real monetary value.

I've listened to a bit of it when it's packaged with a game bundle that I've bought, but I have yet to find even a single song that I'd want to invest the time to listen to more than once or to spend time going deeper into that musician's catalog. That may sound kind of cold, but I'm a musician as well, so I can pretty quickly assess interesting/original songwriting or playing vs. "I like music and got some music software and a PC and a basic keyboard and now I'm slapping out a bunch of songs that are derivative of stuff that I like." And most of the stuff on Groupees is unfortunately the latter. If I found some original, interesting stuff on there, I'd be more than happy to support those artists.(I spend a lot of money annually on music :) ).

6 months ago
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hey they have some nice Celtic bundles and Epic Music bundles as well

5 months ago
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Yeah, I just saw the Celtic thing. Maybe there's some hope there yet.

5 months ago
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each has their own traits, Fantical(former Bundle stars) has pretty decent bundles but usually about 3-4 bucks. IG tends to vary but when they do good, they do great (they made a bundle where I wanted every game in it, no small feat)

Groupees was up to this point mainly something you got for greenlight games (and the resulting keys) with a few gems, but with Greenlight basically dead, well... it just leave a mix of stuff. People tend to gamble with pre-order because more often than not these days, their bundles aren't worth normal price.

6 months ago
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Thank you for the thread, Sensualshakti! :3

I wonder if Groupees has managed to replenish their games larder...

6 months ago
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Eh, spent my game funds yesterday. Besides, after the last bundle I grabbed, I'm unwilling to buy again at this point.

6 months ago
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JonnyBotGroupees HQ21:13
7 games and 3 albums

JonnyBotGroupees HQ21:07
sorry for the disappointment, and yes, we'll no longer launch bundles with mystery games... in past we've done this because keys don't show up in time

JonnyBotGroupees HQ21:09
in any event, we will no longer launch bundles with mystery games, as stated above

6 months ago*
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Thank you, I added them to the hints section.

6 months ago
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You're so welcome! ^^

Hopefully will get some decent hints.

6 months ago
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Yeahh, this will need some really stellar confirmed guesses for me to preorder.

6 months ago
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Stellar Tactics confirmed!

6 months ago
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Preordered a year ago :'(

6 months ago
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I hope that I will get all my Be Mine bundles NOT a year later.

6 months ago
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Is it 1st of April already?

6 months ago
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I thought this was like the third or fourth be mine since the subscription,, it's supposed to be number 5,, meh ok I guess..

6 months ago
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According to my calculations, it's the 5th, since we had the following so far:

  1. be mine S $2 on October 11, 2017
  2. be mine 31 $3.75 on August 18, 2017
  3. be mine 30 $3.75 on May 12, 2017
  4. be mine Anniversary 4 $21 on February 18, 2017 -> the one that started it all
6 months ago*
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Well, I already accepted my fate and thought they were going bankrupt soon, apparently not, we still have a chance to get all 10 bundles.
😅

6 months ago
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By the final Be Mine the bundle will consist of 7 copies of Bad Rats and 2 copies of the Housewife.

Enjoy!

6 months ago
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Take out the two Housewife copies and put in two copies of Bad Rats Show and you'll have Groupee's best bundle yet!

6 months ago
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and 6 out of those 7 copies of Bad Rats will be in a 'grab bag' so you don't feel too cheated.

6 months ago
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guess you're right then.. lets just be happy they are still going to honor their crap after putting it on a one year limit..

6 months ago
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Oh wow. Finally 😂

6 months ago
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JonnyBotGroupees HQ 21:07
sorry for the disappointment, and yes, we'll no longer launch bundles with mystery games... in past we've done this because keys don't show up in time

Lulz they give the impression that they are trying to blame others. How about not selling something before you have the keys for it? Or for that matter not taking people's money by selling them on a 12-month 10-bundle Be Mine subscription when you couldn't even come close to meeting the deadline. Oh that's right, you are the only site to continue pulling this blind preorder nonsense and then deliver shovelware. Hopefully one day people will wake up, get over their fomo addiction, and realize that it's not worth dealing with these clowns and stop ordering from them.

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I was the asshole that kind of kickstarted that conversation and I truly believe Jonny's response.

Cyatica or whatever he's called is the jerk here. He's the one who responded to the Housewife being in a "Casual" gaming bundle with "Oh well, we have to make money" and seems to generally just been an arse about screwing over customers for a buck.

The site is a husk of its former self and we can all see that. Instead of actively working towards fixing that, it seems most of Groupees' staff either vanished or are just become so apathetic that they will put together a bundle of live snakes that pop out of your Blu-Ray drive if it gets them a dollar.

Actually, having live snakes fly out at me would be more action packed and exciting than anything in their bundles over the last half year. They should do that.

6 months ago
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I believe it's Cyanic and besides Jonny is the head honcho there so he is still responsible for everything that goes on. Frankly I don't trust anything that comes out of anyone's mouth there and haven't for years.

they will put together a bundle of live snakes that pop out of your Blu-Ray drive if it gets them a dollar.
Actually, having live snakes fly out at me would be more action packed and exciting than anything in their bundles over the last half year. They should do that.

lol, thanks. That made me chuckle. It's true though. The last thing I bought from them was more than a year ago and even then it was one of those "The 50" bundles I believe, so nothing blind.

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I agree. Do you remember when they promised to develop their own game as a bonus in one of their bundles? I think the only thing I got from them were some crude mockup drawings and an empty promise.

6 months ago
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I do remember the Cyber Chicken fiasco if that's what you mean? People were definitely salty over that.

6 months ago
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yeah hes been a dick before. there was once a game (supposedly DRM free), that required the desura client to even be able to download, then an online connection to run. his response?
"Meh, I dont care!"

Of course, there are many issues with Groupees.

Hell, ive still got three coins that are listed, but unuseable / untradeable etc and theyve never gotten back to me on that.

6 months ago
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Their preorders are ridiculously cheap compared to everyone else, though. That's why people buy them. If you just want to gamble with a few bucks, it's fine; you just can't expect Humble Monthly levels of quality for $1.5 - $2.

6 months ago
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Of course not, but I'd take one Humble Monthly over half a dozen shovelware bundles any day.

6 months ago
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Agreed. Most of Groupees bundles these days aren't even worth $2. You might as well donate that to charity or go find some homeless person to give it to.

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I can't say the x-mas bundle was great but I did get a couple of wishlist games. But this is the first time I've noticed some major decline. I'm actually rather glad for the pre-order sort of thing as well some of the current bunch post-release isn't quite worth the asking price compared to the pre-order one.

6 months ago
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JonnyBotGroupees HQ15:26
i expect presale to start Monday

And if i'm correct they've added some hint drawings to the background.

6 months ago
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Thanks for the info, was checking every few hours to see if it started lol.

6 months ago
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It's been about a day and no one's guessed what game the first drawing is supposed to be for? Not looking good. Groupees should have ended this preorder nonsense ages ago, they're no Humble.

6 months ago
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Yeah, and only one drawing (not counting the no-mytery-game) so far :/ And on top of that, people in the Groupees chat keep linking games that obviously have nothing to do with the hints. Frustrating.

6 months ago
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One of the Groupee chat users' thoughts on the purple blob-thing:

Tom Brady Is The GOATUnited States17:01
I know I've seen that purple creature before when looking through my wishlist or library in detail. The thing on the right side if I remember correctly are damaged wings.

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That's pretty important info because it's then a thumbnail picture, not a random store-screenshot
Not like we're much closer, I found nothing similar in my library :\

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I know I've seen this character too, but I don't think it's on my wishlist. I'm 99% certain it's not Pushcat. Hazier than hazy recollections: I'm thinking some sort of alien ninja type dude -- similar to Disney's Stich or Invader Zim. I think the things on the left are the ends of katana blades or a bandana, and the "megaphone" is a gun. It's monochromatic purple because it's mostly a silhouette shot. Mid-2000s, 2D animated-ish (not pixel art). If I remember rightly, not a very notable game, but probably not a bad one either (I don't think I've actually played it and I don't remember what the gameplay actually is).

Or I could be way off...

But also, +1 to the already-guessed Starship Titanic. Definitely that one for the butler guy (played the game long ago, and immediately recognized the character).

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That's a very solid description you provided, I bet someone who knows more games than me would be easily able to identify it!
And yup, the guy in the red suit is definitelly from Starship Titanic, saw a screenshot earlier today :)

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Tentative suggestion for the purple drawing? Not quite right though...

But, been bundled 5 times (last time was in an Orly 2015 bundle), and seems about the level of quality and price for Groupees.

Pushcat

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Added to the guesses list, thank you!

6 months ago
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I'm 150% sure it's not Pushcat.

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shrug

That's why I said tentative. Maybe I should have said very tentative?

6 months ago
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the level of quality
dude, thats a really awesome boulder dash clone
way too good for this bundle

6 months ago
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Think the last one in the picture is from Starship Titanic.

6 months ago
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Good guess. I think you're right :)
I added it to the WhatsInThisBundleGuesses function in the groupees chat.
Thanks for the info!

6 months ago
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Added to the guesses list, thank you!

6 months ago
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Hey I haven't seen any mention of the Groupees Build a DRM-Free Bundle yet

https://groupees.com/drmfree

(Apologies if I'm just blind) 😀

5 months ago
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You're right, there is no thread for it yet, I think mainly because they don't deliver Steam keys together with the DRM-Free versions of the games. SteamGifts usually has threads for Steam-only bundles, but I can sure make a quick one for this.
I didn't do so until now because I was afraid that a thread like that would mislead people into thinking it's a Steam bundle (despite the big big warnings that the thread would have). People also seem to be very disapproving of this bundle.

What's your / everyone's opinion about this?

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I thought the fact that it wasn't steam keys may have been a reason it wasn't posted. Personally a PC game deal is just that, no matter how it's distributed (as long as it's from a legit site). If it were a Ubisoft only bundle would it be posted? Or were GOG bundles ever posted in the past? I don't know... All that being said it's one of the better Groupees bundles in a long time ;) Not that that's saying a lot....

5 months ago
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Nice, it's on my wishlist. If this gets confirmed, I might preorder the bundle.

6 months ago
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I guess it's an okay game.. but it's been $1.49 before. Not much value or incentive to buy the bundle yet.

6 months ago
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You're right. I suppose I got all excited because I'm not used to see a guess I would actually like to have. O_o

6 months ago
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In terms of Groupees, a lot of people aren't preordering or buying their bundles nowadays. I've had a lot of success trading keys that were unbundled and seemed like crummy games for ones I actually wanted. So if it's, say, a $2 bundle (like most are for preorder), and Starship was $1.49 at lowest, you're basically paying $0.51 more for a bunch of keys that are ones you want at best, and probably good trade fodder at worst. That's how I see it, anyway. I'll be preordering for sure, this is a game I never heard of and I want it! =P

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Game Ratings Cards Bundled Retail Price
Starship Titanic 85% of 20 reviews - ? 5,99€
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stop to make promotion for that site

6 months ago
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Im happy with starship titanic, now a couple more nonbundled games

6 months ago
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I was excited for Be Mine finally instead of website going to bankruptcy, but I guess the games will be the most horrible ones ever bundled. Like this Starship Titanic, RELEASE DATE: 2 Apr, 1998. Daayum, 20 years ago 😂

6 months ago
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Oh I'll be delighted if Starship Titanic is correct!

6 months ago
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Look at the store page for it, 4th image. Perfect match for the BarBot. That one is definitely correct.

6 months ago
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+1

Oh and Jacksonville wins! lol

6 months ago
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Haven't bought any Groupees bundle for the past... two years or more? xD

I'm done with shitty bundles nowadays.

6 months ago
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EDIT: Not sure what happened to the bundle going live but I think it's going to be a fat nope from me. I prefer dealing with HB and occasionally IG/Fanatical.

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JonnyBotGroupees HQ16:18
fyi... posted in chat earlier, preorder likely to occur on Monday

:)

6 months ago
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Maybe they forgot it was MLK day...

6 months ago
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Thanks for the quote, however I'm fairly uninterested in buying anything further from them.

6 months ago
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