March 2021 Humble Choice


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๐Ÿ“… Important dates

  • ๐Ÿ’ณ March 30th, 2021: AUTOCHARGE DATE (for subscribers only)

  • ๐Ÿ“† April 6th 2021: Next Choice Bundle release date (first Tuesday of every month)


โš ๏ธ Region lock โš ๏ธ

XCOM: Chimera Squad

ELEX

  • A single region lock shared between LATAM/RU/CN/IN/TR: {sub/200962}
  • KR should receive a ROW key, even if a region-locked package exists <- needs confirmation
  • Everyone else - ROW key: {sub/81995/}

WWE 2K BATTLEGROUNDS

Wildfire

Ageless

Control Standard Edition is a region-free key for everyone!

๐Ÿ”‘ Full list of subs (ROW version)


Notes:

Humble Choice Premium or Classic customers will have access to the entire lineup.

You can select between Steam and Epic for the Control key (also valid for the gift link).

Control is the standard edition (does not include the DLCs and they are needed for 100% achievements).

Important info on how to create giveaways for Control:
Both the base game and the new package containing the DLCs are called "Ultimate Edition".
If you have a key from this bundle, use the search "870780" when creating a giveaway (or "Control Ultimate Edition", but from the list pick the entry with app/870780 and a *)
If you have a key from Keysora (or somewhere else) and you know that the key includes the DLCs, then search for "Control Ultimate Edition" when creating a giveaway, but from the list pick the entry with sub/275147, without an * and the image is missing) <- was temporarily (?) removed.

There is no upgrade path to WWE 2K Battlegrounds Digital Deluxe (exclusive (?) costumes for three characters; the characters you otherwise unlock through gameplay).

The bundle contents were officially announced 1 week in advance.

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Free DLCs to claim:

!addlicense ASF 322441,453219


๐ŸŽฎ Games:

Game Ratings Cards Cheevos Details Platforms Bundled Retail Price
Control Standard Edition 91% of 12331 โค ๐Ÿ† 4.50 CV app/870780 W 0 $29.99
XCOM: Chimera Squad 73% of 15549 - ๐Ÿ† 3.00 CV app/882100 W 0 $19.99
ELEX 72% of 8661 โค ๐Ÿ† 7.50 CV app/411300 W 0* $49.99
Kingdom Two Crowns 88% of 5871 - ๐Ÿ† 3.00 CV app/701160 W M L 1 $19.99
WWE 2K BATTLEGROUNDS 69% of 271 - ๐Ÿ† 6.00 CV app/1142100 W 0 $39.99
Hotshot Racing 80% of 460 - ๐Ÿ† 3.00 CV app/609920 W 0 $19.99
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind 77% of 275 - ๐Ÿ† 3.75 CV app/1013310 W 1 $24.99
Cyber Hook 97% of 273 - ๐Ÿ† 2.25 CV app/1130410 W 1 $14.99
Pesterquest 94% of 854 - - 1.80 CV app/1144030 W M L 1 $11.99
Wildfire 84% of 191 โค ๐Ÿ† 2.25 CV app/431940 W 0 $14.99
Boreal Blade 80% of 213 - - 0.60 CV app/598780 W 0 $3.99
Ageless 68% of 19 โค ๐Ÿ† 2.25 CV app/1210150 W 0 $14.99

Retail:

  • $265.88

CV:

  • 39.88

Humble Original / Extras: Ruin Raiders - Unknown Menace


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Games to keep 0 3 9 10
Choice No Yes Yes Yes
Humble Trove Yes Yes Yes Yes
Humble Store discount 10% 10% 20% 20%
Originals Limited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

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๐Ÿฐ Thanks to luckz for helping with the poll!

1 month ago*

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The Controllercoaster is coming to an end! After the surprise rise & fall of Keysora's deal for 3โ‚ฌ/5โ‚ฌ, Humble steps into the ring to get you the Non-Ultimate Edition of Control Ultimate Edition, added to Steam only a day before the bundle launch.

View Results
[Recurring subscription, Steam] ๐•ฎrazy lineup this month, I wouldnโ€™t miss it for the world!
[Recurring subscription, Epic] ๐•บh, I finally have an excuse to use my Epic account. Take that, Valve!
[New subscription, Steam] ๐•นo way on Earth I could resist this selection!
[New subscription, Epic] ๐•ฟired of Steam's buggy software and regular drama? Come to the Epic side. No Sinking Cities sold there at the moment.
[Maybe subscribe] ๐•ฝeally unsure about this one, should I get it for the Control base game and buy the DLCs separately at a later date?
[Pause / Backlog] ๐•บnce again, I feel forced to pause. I expected more from IGN.
[Cancelling / will not buy] ๐•ทame, lame, so lame! Each month is worse than the previous one. Maybe Fandom should buy IGN.

Ageless key also exists for Africa+Me: sub/483338

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Thanks! Unless someone who has this sub dumps his token on SteamDB, we can't see it indexed.
But thankfully that was the last missing piece from the Ageless subs. We don't know the exact countries yet, but it's still a good progress.

1 month ago
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I dumped my tokens, hopefully it will show up :)

1 month ago
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Thanks for your work shakti.

1 month ago
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My pleasure! ๐Ÿ˜Š

1 month ago
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This bundle looks good in general but is a skip for me since I am only interested in Control (the Ultimate edition, please) and Wildfire (which actually looks super cool and fun to play).

1 month ago
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4 owned and only 3 wishlisted so looks like I'll be pausing. Good bundle if I didn't already own Control, Elex, XCOM, and Peaky Blinders. Oh well on to next month.

1 month ago
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I'm from South America, so some of my keys are region locked. If I gift someone else with a gift link, the key revealed by the gifted one will still be region locked even if the person is not from South America too?

1 month ago
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Yes, the keys have their region lock from the original buyer country.

1 month ago
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Damn.. Thanks for the info mate

1 month ago
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Control Standard vs Ultimate
https://steamcommunity.com/app/870780/discussions/0/3103515084620612330/

Standard Editon is a "different development branch/version" https://twitter.com/505Support/status/1362104662665531392

"Ultimate Edition:

  • DX11 and DX12 capable
  • 42.83 GB size
  • All DLC included

Standard Edition:

  • DX12 capable. DX11 not available
  • 56.70 GB size
  • DLC not included, can be purchased separately
  • Purchasing DLC will not unlock DX11 capability

You can verify this all yourself:
UE sub: https://steamdb.info/sub/543422/
UE depot: https://steamdb.info/depot/870782/
SE sub: https://steamdb.info/sub/275147/
SE depot: https://steamdb.info/depot/870781/
DLC depots: https://steamdb.info/app/870780/depots/

2 editions contain different sets of executables. They are likely different builds of the game. The difference in size is ~14 GB, with SE using more space than UE. Reasons for this are unknown for me.

It's possible that getting one edition will remove your ability to purchase second edition. If you activated a key from Humble Choice with Standard Edition you might need to remove it from your account library in order to purchase Ultimate Edition.

It's possible that at some point they will update either edition for both to be equal in size and/or features."

From my own understanding, Standard Edition is just an early build which didn't had the 2 DLCs included neither the fixes of Ultimate Edition that came later.

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Standard Edition not supporting DX11 while Ultimate does is just weird, and probably a very unexpected problem for anyone buying the bundle that're still using Windows 7.

1 month ago
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I just think it's so unnecessarily messy. They went to all the trouble of splitting the game, only to make such a dogs breakfast of it.
Steam downloading Control shows Ultimate Edition, but is missing a game image:
The desktop icon shows Ultimate Edition:
And Steam Library shows Ultimate Edition:
Yet, as we all know, it's not the Ultimate Edition.

You'd think they'd have taken the time to do it with a little bit more finesse, knowing that they would take slack from their decision alone...

Apparently they upset console gamers last year too. Not sure of the details but something about the "free PS4->PS5" that somehow was only free to Ultimate owners.

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1 month ago*
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Such a hassle just to publish DLC-less version..
I suppose this isn't really confirmed or anything, but if they actually dug into old builds and pulled one out of history just so they could potentially earn more on DLC sale seems sad...

I have nothing against them for wanting to give only the base game in bundles.. but like this ? ...

1 month ago
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I'm completely confused. Tell me, can I use DX11 if I buy UE now?

1 month ago
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From what I understand, you need to remove Standard Edition from your account and then buy Ultimate.
Go to https://help.steampowered.com/en/ and then type the name of the game and then "I want to permanently remove this game from my account".
UE is 20 euro on some sites.

1 month ago
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With the amount of work they did just to patch out the DLCs (and now apparently they're trying to fix DX11, too), I have to wonder how long it's going to take them to earn that back with DLC sales...

1 month ago
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Does anyone know if the game still require SSE 4.1 instruction processor to run?

4 weeks ago
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They added the DX11 version now, at least.

4 weeks ago
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Patch notes for Control from march 10

'Added Directx 11 support.'

So no need for DLC to have DX11 :)

4 weeks ago
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Standard edition is now about 35gb (I don't remember exactly). Which makes sense considering it doesn't have the dlc. This now officially makes the previous, dx12 only standard edition the largest version of the game in file size. Why, I guess we'll never know.

I'm just glad dx11 is now available. I found it really strange the lack of executables in the game's folder, the fact I could still activate ray tracing (despite setting -dx11 launch setting), and that my game ran fine in terms of fps but it didn't feel fine. It was probably some bad frame pacing, and now I know it was being caused by dx12. Begone, cursed twelfth.

4 weeks ago
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The ultimate edition is able to reduce some of the duplicate data in the DLC files since its all part of the single install. That's how its able to save space.

4 weeks ago
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looks like a decent bundle but i think humble choices 14 and 15 were better, i mean the headliners were better imo

1 month ago
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Thank you! Got mine already, so I can't be happier! A bundle like a bundle, but it brightens up my day.

1 month ago
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Can't be arsed working out how to give away Control, 44 is 99.
69G3Y-Z44KG-LTYAI

4 weeks ago
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Oof, missed it in the few seconds it was posted, sadly -_-' Ghosted already

4 weeks ago
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They slick :)

4 weeks ago
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Nevertheless, that was an awesome and very generous key drop. So thank you on behalf of the silent slick ninja!

4 weeks ago
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Both the base game and the new package containing the DLCs are called "Ultimate Edition".
If you have a key from this bundle, use the search "870780" when creating a giveaway (or "Control Ultimate Edition", but from the list pick the entry with app/870780 and a *)

Initially both the game and the package including the DLCs were available, but a couple of hours after the bundle released, SG removed the package from the list so now there's only one entry and that one corresponds to the item featured in this bundle.

4 weeks ago
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such a boring bundle again almost nothing of interest - so glad i have canceled my subscription - i got with trading them anyway

4 weeks ago
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Guys HB says that I can get control for 12$ for a limited time and that choice is 40% off, but when I try to buy it, it's fully priced 18โ‚ฌ per month?
Anyone has any ideas?

EDIT: If I continue I can get that price, but is it possible to pause months with this?

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That's deal is for first-time subscribers. So you can make a new account and get that deal (try to use a different payment method because humble is an a** with us having multiple accounts).

You can cancel/pause anytime. You're not locked in with this deal.

4 weeks ago
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My main account never had subscribed before. :D
So I just did! Cool! :D
I just needed to proceed and apply a coupon to get it!

3 weeks ago
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I read the whole discussion, but did not find a definitive answer to my question, so I will just ask plainly (sorry if this was answered already, but I did not understand):

If I have a game such as Ageless, which has region lock but NOT run lock, can I gift to somebody in a different region? E.g. I live in Europe, my key is ROW for Ageless, I want to gift to somebody living in Russia - can they activate my key there, or the key MUST be for RU/CIS to be activable (is that a word?) in Russia?

And the other way around, if Ageless has only region lock but NOT run lock, can I activate a key that's locked e.g. LATAM?

This whole business with "can only be PURCHASED in " and "can only BE RUN in" is making me really confused. Before I saw this topic I always thought that region lock meant: "Can only BUY + ACTIVATE in the same country/region" but now I'm not sure.

Thanks in advance to anybody who can help answer these for me. And thanks for this whole thread every month, very useful info!

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First of all, a run lock is effective only during the first 3 months after activation, so it's not really a big deal if a game has one as long as you can wait a few months until you play it.
I don't think there are packages that have a run lock without having a region lock as well, so having a run lock is not actually relevant in terms of gifting; what matters is only the region lock.

If you belong to a region that receives a region-locked key, then you can't gift it to someone outside that region.
If you belong to a region that receives a region-free key (we call it "ROW" usually, although ROW can still be restricted for some specific countries; when this happens, the countries are mentioned in the OP) then you can trade it to any other region because it activates anywhere..
Keep in mind that the notifications for the gift link are misleading and even if you receive a region-free key, you will still see a list of countries when you create the gift link. That's why we try to compile on this thread the real region locks.

So basically to answer your questions:

If I have a game such as Ageless, which has region lock but NOT run lock, can I gift to somebody in a different region?

No. You can gift it only if your key is ROW (you're outside RU/CIS, LATAM, SEA, Africa, ME).
You live in Europe, your key is ROW, any of these countries above will be able to activate it.

And the other way around, if Ageless has only region lock but NOT run lock, can I activate a key that's locked e.g. LATAM?

No, a LATAM locked key can be activated only by LATAM people, regardless of whether it has a run lock or not.

Before I saw this topic I always thought that region lock meant: "Can only BUY + ACTIVATE in the same country/region" but now I'm not sure.

Region lock means that only the customers from those countries receive a key that can be activated in their region.
Run lock means that on top of your regional restriction, you also have a run restriction for the first 3 months (you can play the game only in that region).

Let me know if you have further questions.

3 weeks ago
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thank you Lilly. So I can give my ROW copy to almost anybody (including people in LATAM, RU/CIS...), but I can receive only other ROW keys or EU locked copies?

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For Ageless there aren't any EU-locked copies (EU receives ROW). Apart from that what you said it's correct. Anyone can activate your key and you can activate only other ROW keys.

3 weeks ago
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thank you, that cleared everything up

3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Strange, I received the Ultimate Edition for Control.

3 weeks ago
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It's in the name only since the parent item on steam store page is written as such - you'll get no dlc.

3 weeks ago
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Unfortunate.

3 weeks ago
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For anyone interested, Control's Season Pass is on sale on HB at 58% off with the extra discount.
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/control-season-pass

2 weeks ago
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Thanks!

2 weeks ago
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Thank you :)

2 weeks ago
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Thanks

2 weeks ago
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Thanks

1 week ago
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nah, they can bite my shiny metal ass for the bs they pulled

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1 week ago
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No April Choice leak yet?

1 week ago
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If it's going to happen at all, it will probably be tomorrow. The last early reveal was exactly one week before the bundles release.

1 week ago
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Thanks, because it is always helpful to know, what we get, to not buy stuff twice.

1 week ago
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You're welcome, and I agree. I honestly don't dare buy many games anymore because of it. If a game is really old, no problem. If it's brand new, I don't worry. But yeah, I always have to question every purchase of a game that's been released in the last year or two because of all these bundles. I guess it's a good problem to have. :)

1 week ago
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Reminder that the Autocharge process will start in a few hours.

This is your last chance to pause this bundle.

1 week ago
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thanks for reminding people and keeping up the hard work - i quite after this bundle having the monthly choices as i didn't like i got my money worth for a while

1 week ago
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Bump

1 week ago
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Don't they reveal the bundle before we have to pay, like this month ?

1 week ago
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It's the autocharge for the month of March. For April there is like a month from now and we sure will know what the games are by that time..

1 week ago
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I guess people would want to know April contents before paying for March, to decide if it's worth keeping $6 discount active.

1 week ago
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Maybe you are still mixing up stuff with previous "monthly" ? Where only part of the games where revealed.
In the choice every month starts with reveal of the whole bundle (all games up front) and you have all of the month to decide whether you want to buy it or not.

1 week ago
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He's right in that last month the whole lineup was revealed in advance, see?
https://blog.humblebundle.com/2021/02/23/own-control-forever-when-it-comes-to-choice-on-march-2nd/

So perhaps he expected they'd start doing it every month, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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February was my first time getting a humble bundle so yeah, when I saw the preview for March, I tought that it was normal to know before the month starts. Now I get it how it normally works.

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Where did they say this? I can't see it anywhere.

1 week ago
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neither can I

1 week ago
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I never heard about that, but it would definitely be cool!

1 week ago
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I wonder if April will have a one-off standard edition too, and then offer to sell the season pass 'on sale' like they did with Control. That was kind of shady IMHO.

"Out now!" https://www.humblebundle.com/store/control-season-pass

1 week ago
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Maybe they will offer Monster Train, which just got a paid DLC.

1 week ago
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They handled it poorly but I don't find it inherently shade to have a game (a proper full game not a microtransaction hell) dirt cheap in a bundle and then hope people will buy its DLC at some point. Unless you consider the notion of DLC itself shady, of course.

1 week ago
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Just 2 more months to end my 1 year subscription from 2 years ago.... What a happy day that will be.

1 week ago
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Wait a minute... how did you stretch it? Can you pause on annual subscriptions?

1 week ago
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you can pause. my 12 months also lasted for about 20

1 week ago
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Good God Almighty. That is some good info to have. Thank you!

1 week ago
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Yeah, you can pay a year and pause every time you want. After all this years and the decaying quality of the bundles, i just want to end the subscription and forget about it. Hehehe

1 week ago
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Dude maybe you should keep pausing. I mean you NEVER know what ends up in these bundles. I know it's a hassle to constantly pause over and over but HB has a way of surprising out of nowhere. I'd hold on just a little longer unless you have had your fill.

1 week ago
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I've been paused since Feb 2020 - still two months left!

1 week ago
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I wonder if Bloodstained will be in this month's bundle since it suddenly got a 50% off discount on Steam. Get last minute half priced purchases and IGN royalty money in the same week.

1 week ago
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I'm not having any particular thoughts or wishes, but that would be a really nice game for the next bundle :)

1 week ago
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I'm in the same boat. I may pick it up on sale ($17.99 USD if you buy the bundle if you already own Blasphemous) and I will just return it if it is in the next HB

1 week ago
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I really hope for something different. I actually hunt for Final Fantasy XV and wait till they give it to Humble Choice or something. Games like Monster Hunter World would also be welcomed. I would laugh if they were giving Cyberpunk ๐Ÿ˜‚ Though it's not the game I really want that much.

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I wouldn't hold out too much hope for any Final Fantasy game being bundled in our lifetime, honestly. Square Enix holds onto those for dear life. Monster Hunter is definitely possible though. Fingers croseed for that one.

1 week ago
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Tbh, I don't know why. Also... didn't they give two Tomb Raider games away in Humble Monthly and Choice?
MHU would be cool though, but from AAA games I rather want to ride chocobo and for that purpose only I want this game (I don't really care for anything else, as I the only Final Fantasy game I ever player was Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2; not a fan of the main series though, but XV looks nice as an AAA games AND You have chocobo's riding, which is main attraction for me).

Also the third game I would like to get is Sekiro. But I doubt it will be anytime soon. Though we got Dark Souls 3, when it was still popular.

But when that time comes, actually the number one game for me to get is Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled, though it has to come to Steam first. It's not on PC yet, unfortunatelly.

1 week ago
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Jaxed's statement I beleive is accurate. Oh they're fine bundling their western released stuff like Just Cause and Tomb Raider, but they will never bundle their Japanese stuff like Trials of Mana, Octopath, nevermind anything Final Fantasy. They barely go above 50% on sale half the time. So there's no hope for those (I secretly hope I'm dead wrong about this).

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Tbh, I don't believe with statements like those. I heard so many times "this company won't do that thing ever" and, man, how many times people were wrong, because they were just assuming things.

Especially that we are talking about the new days. I mean. How many FF games are on PC? None except MMO, actual game and remake? Things changes.

And I have to admit, I have no idea what does Disney have to do with this. Disney is a movie company and how movie can be premium or not premium? How can movie be kept for themselves only? I see Disney movies freely everywhere. Disney is not a game company and never has been. Even if You consider Kingdom Hearts. They are not game makers. They are definitely not one of the industry.

1 week ago
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didn't they give two Tomb Raider games away in Humble Monthly and Choice?

They bundled them as well, had major discounts and got featured in the SqEnix easter/christmas surprise "packs" as well. Meanwhile FF-wise they only given ... I think maybe 13, 13-2, and I definitely recall Lightning Returns and 14. The most controversial new one plus its iterations, and the MMO. Meanwhile 9's historical low is double of 13's. The old ones are guarded like treasure, and 15's historical best discount is only 50%.
While I wouldn't hold my breath for Sekiro either, I'd guess on the example of DS3 that it still has more chance to be in a monthly than FF15.

1 week ago
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But You are talking about consoles. Consoles are different. We only have 3 FF games on PC iirc. One of them is remake, another is just an MMO game and third one is an actual game. You can;t compare PC games to console games, because PC is always better in that condition. Gets better deals than console has ever get. And I can provide perfect example. For how much did people have to buy Spyro Reignited Trilogy on PS4? Mine was less than a dollar for a whole game. Because I bought it in Humble Monthly or Choice RIGHT after it was released on PC. You won't get anything like that EVER for consoles. And no, we are not talking about giving games for free, because this is very different thing and they will always be given away in every platform ever. Steam has given away thousands of free games, bigger or smaller. So was Sony or Xbox, or Epic, or EA etc.

We can't compare possibility of things on PC to things not happening on consoles. Consoles are just different medium. Even hough theya re both from gaming industry, they are more different than manga vs anime or movies vs books.

Also I can tell You more examples of how AAA games that has been treated as "main dish" was just given away. GTA V for Epic for free. Or now it's easy to get GTA V on other platforms for about 10 dollars. I know it's many years after the release, but it doesn't matter. Patience is the key. And sometimes You don't even need that. Spyro and Crash given away for almost free with Humble Monthly/Choice right after they were just released? I mean Spyro was just released, Crash was released some long time earlier. Game industry is surprising sometimes. That on PC, of course. On consoles it's like few masterminds are playing chess with each other. On PC thought it's very different.

I don't say it has to be in any bundle. Neither anytime soon. But what I want to say, it's not impossible to be. I've seen bigger "whaaaaaaat" in gaming than giving away Sekiro or Final Fantasy XV in humble Choice.

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I didn't talk about the consoles, but of Steam. They are there since years, added in waves.

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Still, It doesn't affect my point.

But, yeah, I didn't remember there were other FF games added on Steam. I wish all Metal Gear franchise games were there instead.

But let's think this through. Who would ever buy old FF games on Steam. Long time fans. Nobody else. And FFXV is more popular. Giving away old game would be weird, even pretty cynic. Unless it would be some kind of package consisting of all of them. But it would be mostly thing to, as I said, long term fans. Newer games are not only targeting those who knows the franchise. Especially that nod everybody had all the consoles and all the games from the series. I find the franchise quite boring. If the speedrun of those games takes almost a day, I don't want to ask how much it would take to beat the game casual way. And while I'm usually for making games as long as possible, it would be rather boring to just walk on 2D maps in all those games. It's like walk and click simualtors. That is jrpg's in general. While story may be good side of those games, it still is rather boring to play all those games through. Especially if You would like to do it now. Play thole 15 games with boring gameplay, just for plot? I won't. I would rather watch old let's plays or read about it. Easier way and saves the boringness. I know many people will be mad now, because fanboys can't really stand somebody's else opinion and I "profaned" that franchise, saying that the gameplay is boring, but I don't care.

My point here is that nobody, except fans would ever care for most of those games now. With boring gameplay, that consist mostly of walking on the map then click fighting the monsters... it won't be great for most of the players. But games with improved gameplay mechanics, like XV, that maybe have worse story, I dunno, but gameplay is fun and would more likely be a "wow, I want it" when it came to bundle, those kind of games are better for bundles. Not jrpg for franchise's maniacs. And yeah, I say this also after claiming that MGS is great because of the story. I don't care if the game is considered "classic". if this is why the game would be good, it means game is not good. Though I believe it has great story among the games. But, I still will say, that boring gameplay won't be a good lure to potential bundle buyer. That's why I don't think that old FF games not being in bundles proves anything. Those are ancient games that fans will play. And nobody else would rather be interested.

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I always felt the prices for FF games on PC didn't make much sense given the often terrible port quality. SE acts like they're their golden goose only when it comes to monetization these days.

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I think they treat it like how Activision treats old COD titles - high price, low discount - because barely anyone wants it compared to the new stuff. And whoever really wants it, will pay it. Likely not the best choice, but it's not worth even thinking for them, they just slap some discount on it then move on thinking about updates for the recent ones and designing the new games.
Maybe they don't want too much attention to them, because while they are surely clunky, they very apparently miss the recent game trends, lootboxes and microtransactions.I genuinely don't know, and little old me will never understand the through process of these corporations unless spending time in their HQ for a few months :D

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Square and Disney are very similar to me in their approach and media philosophies (keeping things in "The Vault" to keep a premium on products) in this regard and one of the reasons I'm not surprised Disney bought out Square. I knew they would eventually after the first Kingdom Hearts and thinking how alike they really are as companies lol.

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Wait... Disney bought Square!!?? When the hell did that happen? I'm definitely living under a rock. Now I'll never get a Super Mario RPG remake. Sigh....

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Please provide a source for Disney buying Square Enix, I don't think it is true.

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Ah hah my bad. It was a joke website I saw it on xD...they haven't done it yet...just seems like they will likely one day.

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Metro Exodus is favorite in predictions on reddit

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could you link the reddit page, please? what else are people guessing

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I would not be surprised. But of course it wouldn't be Gold version, we are expected to buy the rest to get the whole experience.

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That's how publishers expect to make money when they agree to have their games bundled, I would say. I'd prefer having complete editions but at this point, I know we're more likely to get base games only. I certainly would be fine with the DLC-less version of Metro Exodus

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Well if that's the case then it's bad luck for me, since i already played the base game only on xbox one, expecting to play the entire dlcs once the bundle getting cheaper on steam, if it's base game only there is no point for me to look it forward unless they offer better games, which i hope they do..

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Would love to see Exodus.. even if base edition.

But as far as predictions go - I know people would hate that but I would loooooove to get some racing game in the choice this month :D Dirt 5 , WRC 8 or something similar. Just ordered G29 wheel and am excited to play anything racing related, the fanatical un humble racing bundles where a god send to me

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How about wreckfest? It has 2 season passes, good candidate to choice monthly :D

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Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me about that game. Has been on my wishlist for some time. Would definitely be cool to see that in Choice bundle

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Yea, I hope for that one, since it elex is currently in choice which is also published by thq

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One would be ok, but no more than that, please! XD I'm not really a fan... Maybe I would appreciate racing games more if I did have a wheel. I'm kinda curious about racing wheels, but I don't know anyone who has one and even if I had the money to spare, I'm not sure I would splurge.

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Only one would be fine by me :D

As for wheel - hard to say if you'd like racing games more with a wheel. For one it's totally different, for some easier, for some harder. I myself had played with bunch of cheap ones when I was younger. Then I had a chance to try out G29 and one professional sim wheel when trying out for local e-sport championship (got first in the smaller race and finished around the middle of 400 drivers when competing on bigger level).. Found out I like it so splurged a bit and got one with hope of getting better in future and maybe trying out more competitions.

I would definitetly suggest trying it out somewhere. Theres a company near me that rents out full simulators with handbrake, shifter, pro sim wheel. A good way to find out if you like racing with wheels. Although those sims are terribly tiring - those pro sim wheels generate huge force feedback - meaning that when crashing the wheel can be yanked out of your arms just like in real car and when you drift or go sideways the wheel is trying to correct itself. G29 does that too but with significantly lower newtons, athough for me it does planty, but more expensive ones can really replicate the feel of real race car.

As for Logitech G29 - I've read that it goes as low as 150 eur when on big sales. So if unsure that is still a great price for entry level sim racing wheel.

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maybe on WRC 8 or any of the F1 series, but I don't think Dirt 5 will be on it.

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To be honest would love WRC more. The Dirt 5 is rather lame for rally fans.... considering it doesn't even have rally mode. Would be interesting to try it though. Mentioned it because it's going pretty rough for them with the new dirt.. reviews are mixed, it already has big discounts and millions of DLCs of course - a perfect storm for throwing a game in a bundle to try to regain player base.

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Considering that Deep Silver is the publisher... I wouldn't be surprised if Exodus eventually made it to a Choice bundle. Many Deep Silver games were bundled by HB: Outward, Dead Island, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, etc.

Yeah, Exodus would be nice... buuut I can't help but hope that I'll eventually see House Flipper and The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan in a Choice bundle. I think there's chance that could happen because they're not very expensive games, plus:

  • Man of Medan has already been bundled in T3 and sometimes, T3 games get included in future Choice bundles. That's what happened with PC Building Simulator.
  • House Flipper is from the same publisher as The Beast Inside and Rover Mechanic Simulator, two games that were recently in Choice bundles. Also, House Flipper has some DLCs. That would make sense for the publisher to let the base game be bundled so that people will buy DLCs afterwards.

One can hope... ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

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If that's true then that would be awesome since it's only $6 anyway.
My guess they'll gonna put games like We Happy Few, Monster Hunter World, A Plague Tale, Life is Strange 2, or Just Cause 4 soon enough, but not sure when..

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Anyone else on auto-billing been able to unlock their choices? I'm just informed that Payment is in Process...

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The auto-billing is for this month, not next month. April will be available Tuesday, April 6th, and as a subscriber you can decide until the end of month if you want to pause or not.

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I think the guy above is talking about this month (March) but can't unlock his current choices because of the payment being still in process

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True, could be. After reading the discussion above I understood this as same wrong expectation.

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This thread's first line literally says Autochange Day March 30, 8n bold letters. If you haven't paused the subscription you have been charged for the March bundle yesterday

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He said his payment is still in process though which means it might be something up with his bank acc/card not going properly with HB, as far as I know some people had that kind of trouble in the past where the payment just doesn't seem reflected yet (which may be his case or who knows since he hasn't said anything yet)

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It was a payment processing issue with Humble. I wasn't the only to report it and they resolved it the next day.

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Anyone ever had any success getting refunded after the date of auto-billing?
I was pretty damn sure I paused this month but it's been a blur of pausing month after month and I can't find the email, so I guess I didn't.
And I make a point of checking... on Thursdays so.... I was surprised by that email

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Yes, I was a long time ago, in Humble Monthly times

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Good to know. I guess I'm going to try and hope they don't bill me as a "trader" just for asking support anything lol

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Billing date and release date both changed recently so that may have thrown you off. As long as you've not revealed any keys ypu shouldn't have any issues getting a refund.

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It was definitely a problem with the change of date. And since I had paused last month (when the first change of date happened) just after they announced the bundle, it didn't occur to me this month that things had remained the same.
For some reason I assumed it was because February was shorter.

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Yes, I once asked for a refund because, just like you, I was so sure I had paused. I did get a refund without any hassle, just had to give them a proof of the transaction. I'm not sure exactly when that happened, but it was for a Choice bundle.

Edit: I was refunded in June of last year.

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Thanks for the details. I'll try that. Not that it's a bad bundle but I already won the game I wanted from it and I own Elex so I wasn't going to get it just for a reduced edition of Control

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I don't think you'll have issues getting a refund, as long as you didn't reveal any keys. And especially if it's your first time asking for one, and if you don't often use gift links. If that's the case, you could have been flagged as a trader and I'm not sure if HB's support would be willing to help you.

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Yeah I don't use gift links. I sometimes win a GA from someone who does, which I always caution them against but it happened maybe twice last year so it shouldn't be enough. With Humble you never know but I'm in Europe so hopefully that'll help.
If they dont help, they don't help. I left them enough money over the years to hope for a one-time leniency but who am I kidding? lol

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I had this once. The money was returned, but they said it was the first and last time, because it was my fault.

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Yeah of course, they don't want people doing that every month. And they sure do make it harder to pause. Last month, I think they were up to 6 clicks with messages like "you"re really really really sure you don't want our awesome games for so little money? Come on!" but really it was my own fault.
Although I do blame them for switching the billing day and not giving us notice by email or anything, like they were kinda hoping people would get confused for a couple of months.

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This month is not that bad, Elex is great game, I could not stop playing it....and played 58hours in just 2 weeks ! :-) (But at start, it is very hard game)

And if you really do not want that month, then write to support, they will return your money. I did this just once.

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I already own Elex so that was a little bit of a damper since I also prefer to get the Ultimate edition of Control instead of paying through the nose for the season pass.
It's not a bad bundle really but without the main attractions, it's not really worth it for me.

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Hmm, seems like they are pushing discounts a bit again if 10$ month for 4 months spam is indication

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What discounts? I haven`t received any mail or notifications.

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I wanted to buy the bundle for those 12 bucks when it came out, but, as it turned out, that was only for new customers. No way in hell was I going to pay full price, while everybody else was getting it for $12. I kept looking at the deal every now and then, though.

Yesterday, I then received the following e-mail and was able to buy it for $10, which I did =)

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Wow. Thats a good deal. Tnx for explanation

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Careful - no pausing!

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They offered me $8/each month for 4 months. I accepted it but April will be my 4th month, I may or may not continue.

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Bought it but.. Am I the only one thinking Control is disappointing?
Besides having a gameplay I don't feel confortable with, it runs at lower fps than Cyberpunk on my PC.

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Just started playing it and have no issues with performance (while streaming). At start it put everything on low-medium but i`ve put everything on high and have no issues (90 fps when idle and 70-75 fps when in fight). While in Cyberpunk i had few issues in buggy parts of town with drops to 30 sometimes. Control runs much smoother that Cyberpunk for me.

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I guess it must be my PC setting issue. Cyberpunk was running at 45 FPS at 2K medium, Control runs at 32 with same settings :/

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Yeah, found the gameplay a bit disappointing - did not grab me, but may try go a bit longer and see. Performance and graphics I thought was pretty good though.
edit: Just remembered - performance was great, then they released the dx11 patch (even though am using dx12) and the performance took a massive dive - can't remember which graphic option had been enabled after that patch, but toggling off was very smooth again.

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I wouldn't call it disappointing, but it's definitely overrated. I thought the game was okay overall (7 outta10), but mostly just for the weird little bits of documented lore. Gunplay is boring and has no punch. Powers are okay, but the best ones got introduced too late into the game. Both gunplay and powers got old quick due to too many enemies. All the characters are boring with no personality, except for the janitor. It feels like a game that tried very hard not to offend anyone in any way.

I got the Ultimate Edition on Steam shortly after it arrived, and honestly, if I would have played it without the AWE expansion, I would have been a lot more meh about it (huge Alan Wake fanboy). Not sure why everyone loves The Foundation. I found it to be overly bright, and the environment was just too samey/repetitive. Felt like a rush-job to me.

Didn't experience any performance issues, but only because I was aware of it's demanding nature, so I turned some of the settings down and even played a good chunk of it at 720p.

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I mostly agree with you... Let's just say I expected something more.

Anyway it seems like I'm the only one with performance issues.

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I'm curious, what do you mean you're not comfortable with the gameplay?

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Shooting part is boring at best, annoying at worst. Powers are okay but not so exciting.
Probably it's just me but there was some hype for the game and I had expectations... After some hours it became just boring.
Is it worth going on with it?

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Understood. I have also just played it for a few hours. I kinda like it but yeah, the hype would not justified by what I've seen so far. Also I don't like XP, skill trees and all that stuff and now all games have it :/

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If I sign up now, will I be able to get the March games or only the April games?

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March games until next tuesday,

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Does anyone know when the April Choice will be announced?

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since it was not announced one week before like last month i guess only next Tuesday the day it comes out

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