Gaming news summary for October 1, 2015
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Twisted Pixel is spun off from Microsoft Studios, Activision admits there are issues with Tony Hawk 5, Nintendo breaks 1 million sales of Super Mario Maker, and the Humble Bundle starts offering games via subscription.
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NudeAudio announces Studio 5, its first home speaker
NudeAudio announced today its asymmetrical home speaker, the Studio 5. Featuring Bluetooth and Apple Lightning connectivity, the Studio 5 is compatible with all smartphones and tablets. Its 2.1 audio system offers high-fidelity sound, and is housed in metal and fabric material combination. The Studio 5's play-control buttons are hidden in its circular dock-plate, and its iPad support is composed of transparent polycarbonate.
Humble Bundle adds Humble Store, daily sales commence
Game bundle purveyor Humble Bundle has unveiled its individual game storefront -- the aptly named Humble Store. Launch highlights include 50 percent off Steamplay titles Don't Starve, Prison Architect, and Rogue Legacy. Windows titles also available with a steep discount are Euro Truck Simulator, Natural Selection, The Swapper, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Orcs Must Die 2 and Gunpoint. More titles will be made available regularly, with new sales daily. Games are available as either stand-alone downloads or Steam keys. As with the Humble Bundles, part of the purchase goes to charity.
Origin codes for all games, Steam keys for most
Unexpectedly, the current Humble Bundle is populated with eight recent Electronic Arts titles, many with downloadable content. Electronic Arts is not profiting from the bundle directly, so all funds generated by the sale are being collected by one of four charities, or the Humble Bundle team themselves, depending on purchaser allocation.
Both bundles are pay what you want, percentage to benefit charity
Two bundles launched today, providing an assortment of indie-developed, DRM-free games for a low bundled price. The Humble Bundle for Android 4 brings up to six games for Android, Macintosh OS X, Windows, and Linux. Indie Royale's Harvest Bundle includes four titles with one of the four being a compilation of Avernum adventure games.