If you're a fan of Rockstar's extensive catalog of games, you'll want to turn your attention to the latest Humble Bundle sale (opens in new tab). This week's bundle includes a load of Rockstar hits, including entries from the Grand Theft Auto series, Max Payne, L.A. Noire, and more. And in typical Humble style, the sale operates on a pay-what-you-want scheme – though you will have to hit certain thresholds to get some games.
If you pony up one dollar or more, you can snag Manhunt, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto III, and Max Payne. Paying more than the average (currently at $9.59) will unlock Bully, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, L.A. Noire, and Max Payne 2. Finally, shelling out $15 or more will unlock the L.A. Noire: DLC Bundle, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, and Max Payne 3.
That's definitely not a bad haul for the price, particularly if you've missed out on some of these titles over the years. Once purchased, each game will be available via a Steam key distributed by Humble. And as with each other Humble Bundle sale, you can choose how your money gets split between charities and Humble itself.
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The fact that some of these are redeemable through Games for Windows Live gave me an interesting idea. What if Microsoft migrated all of those licenses to the Microsoft Store, ported the games via centennial, and then offered them for simple and secure download from the Windows Store?
If they were made into play anywhere titles would make it better :)
That would require significant recoding of the games; probably not worth the development cost for 99% of them. The centennial bridge is almost effortless and would require minimal effort to optimize as a contained package with Xbox Live plug-ins.
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