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As a software developer I can say that it is likely indeed a data entry error or a bug. Bugs are introduced very easily and not easily found. Or they are aware of the bug and it's not a high priority.
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I didn't explain super well I think.

Game wasn't hidden. The price point of free used to be more obvious. I'll nab a screenshot.



Here you can see the price of Sins of Solar Empire Rebellion price is listes as $39.99. Free games used to have a banner where the price point was that said Free.

Now is only if you actually enter the game page that you can see it is available without cost.



The fact you can still pay for it is new too.

I think the difference is that instead of making the price point free, they are putting a new overlay to make it temporarily available as free. But I'm not a programmer.
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...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
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Sins was free not because of Steam but because of Stardock - so that might have something to do with it.
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Warner Bros. Pulls LEGO Lord of the Rings Games From Steam, Doesn't Say Why

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If you got these games free from HB last month, get the keys redeemed.
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So as not to go off-topic in the Free Games thread, I post this here for any comments or discussion:

Osirus wrote:
Meanwhilst, A Story About My Uncle is free at the Humble Store for the next 40 hours or until keys run out.
I like Humble Bundle. But they need to proof read their web page. First it says this:
Humble Bundle wrote:
For a limited time, get a free copy of A Story About My Uncle when you subscribe to the Humble Bundle newsletter.

But then it says this:
Humble Bundle wrote:
What's this?
It's a free game from your friends at Humble Bundle!

But there has to be a catch, right?
No catch! The game is yours to keep and play forever. Just be sure to redeem your free game before the expiration time.

and this:
Humble Bundle wrote:
Completely free, no strings attached, download to your heart’s content!

and to the contrary, finally this:
Humble Bundle wrote:
Limit one per customer. Requires subscription to our newsletter.


So, which is it? Completely free, no strings attached? Or, string-attached-you-have-to-subscribe-to-the-newsletter? Make up your mind, HB!
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I've never had quite so many captcha windows to complete before I was allowed to download A Story About My Uncle. I had to check I didn't have a VPN switched on maybe linking me to some spammy IP address. I'm curious if anybody else experienced a similar thing.
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I've never had quite so many captcha windows to complete before I was allowed to download A Story About My Uncle. I had to check I didn't have a VPN switched on maybe linking me to some spammy IP address. I'm curious if anybody else experienced a similar thing.
I had the same experience.. it was infuriating.
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I had one click and no captcha.

But apparently Im already subscribed to their newsletter on my email address I have for such things.

Oh I didn't try to download anything though. It's not a Steam key?
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frumpish wrote:
I had one click and no captcha.

But apparently Im already subscribed to their newsletter on my email address I have for such things.
As Am I.

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Oh I didn't try to download anything though. It's not a Steam key?
There is a steam key if you persist.. it's counter-intuitive, but you have to click the button that says "download"
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Thanks for posting about the Games already paid for but still kind of free thread, Luke. I couldn't find the thread and I figured somebody would link to it if I posted in the Free games subscription thread. I have it bookmarked/subscribed now, so I'll be able to find it easily next time.

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I've never had quite so many captcha windows to complete before I was allowed to download A Story About My Uncle. I had to check I didn't have a VPN switched on maybe linking me to some spammy IP address. I'm curious if anybody else experienced a similar thing.


The worst I've seen are the ones that say something like "find all the street lights". I'm not sure if the posts also counts as part of the street light, or if the 2 pixels of the street light that bleed over into the next image also counts as a street light or not. I've had captchas go for maybe 30 or 45 seconds of clicking. I started to think it was giving me an IQ test, not a touring test.
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Clicking on streetlights sounds like a touring test. (I guess you mean Turing test).

Nowadays CAPTCHAs are often used to do research in social science, or gathering crowdsourced information. You might be hitting upon those.
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Clicking on streetlights sounds like a touring test. (I guess you mean Turing test).

I dunno. If I see street lights going by, then I use that to indicate that I'm touring.

(I'm guessing this is just that Ryan wrote this on a phone that itself was not the brightest bit of AI code)
 
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