Notch Blasts EA's 'Indie' BundleCategory: Gaming
Posted: May 3, 2012 07:27PM
If you happen to load up Steam, you will no doubt see the EA Indie Bundle for sale. This bundle packages five games (and one expansion) for the low price of $21, which is 70% off the normal price. However, EA's use of the term "indie bundle" is causing some problems with members of the game industry, like Notch. Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson laments EA's usage of the "indie bundle" term by saying "EA is methodically destroying" the gaming industry. Notch sees indie games as saving the industry, and judging by how popular indie bundles are, he is on to something. Websites like Humble Bundle, Indie Royale, and Indie Gala offer unique indie games at a name your own price, which helps to get the word out about some otherwise unheard of games and helps support the developers. Notch makes it clear he has no problems with the games in EA's bundle, but says he has a problem with EA marketing it. This is not a way to raise money for a cause, but simply EA trying to cash in on the newest trend.