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Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid (1,272 Items from 865 Creators) - US$5 (~A$6.81) @ Itch.io

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I was waiting for this since I heard about it on Reddit. I have had many hours of enjoyment and inspiration from the Racial Justice bundle last year. Bundle of 1000ish things, games, soundtracks, assets, TTRPG, tools, etc. Haven't looked closely enough to unearth any real treats yet but for under seven bucks Australian for the couple of hours wading through weird TTRPG rulesets will be worth it for me personally…

Edit: The creator of the bundle has posted to Twitter there will be further additions "next week", so if you were on the fence about the value of the inclusions in the bundle it might be about to get bargain-ier!

Edit the second: More games and creators added. Deal remains great value for money!

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    • +9 votes

      Click the link, there is a massive list of what is included in the bundle.

      • +1 vote

        Which item is worth it?

  • +7 votes

    Great bargain to me! Thanks OP
    Haters will burn in their flames

    • -6 votes

      "Two wrongs make a right"….

      • +4 votes

        "If my grandmother had wheels she'd be a bicycle"

        • +1 vote

          “How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real”

      • +1 vote

        Hey this ain't elementary mathematics

  • +9 votes

    Maybe a mod can add in some of the games included?
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/70300/VVVVVV/
    VVVVVV is 7.50 AUD on steam as a example

    • +3 votes

      Upvoted but this is hardly the time nor place for an informed discussion of the product offered. ;-)

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      Probably something the op should have mentioned

  • +4 votes

    I had a quick scroll through some of the games, books, music included and it’s a huge collection! Seems like awesome value for a few bucks. As a positive it helps promote a few independent developers.

  • +4 votes

    Thanks op !!

  • +1 vote

    Mods should step in and hide some of the comments here.

    • +1 vote

      I agree, this is just a deal with op not posting any form of opinion.

      The real issue is how does one check that the innocents who need aid are going to get it and not just leaders or UNRWA lining pockets of its staff.

    • +4 votes

      Yes, censorship is what we need.

      • -3 votes

        glad you admit your strong belief in totalitarianism.

        • +2 votes

          Glad to see you lack the ability to detect sarcasm.

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            @brendanm: but you weren't being sarcastic because you've posted the same stuff before….

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              @petry: I have never, ever posted that we need censorship. Find where I have (seriously), and I'll donate $100 to a charity of your choice.

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        It's a private website. If you don't like the moderating policy, you can leave. It's not like all Australians MUST join OzBargain after all.

        Censorship is only when the government does it.

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          Sarcasm. Learn to spot it.

    • +11 votes

      Not negging, but reporting. It’s really interesting how the “you’re antisemitic for calling it apartheid!” group is the only one suggesting Palestinians and the people who sympathise with their plight are literal terrorists.

    • +8 votes

      Sounds like a bargain then. Why neg

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    "This is a grassroots bundle by indie devs who want to help" this is a neat idea for other things. have they done others?

    if u don't want to donate you can click a lot of the games and dl for free though i got this pop up for a few of them.

    "This app might harm your device
    Microsoft Defender SmartScreen reported that this app is not commonly downloaded; you should only open files you trust."

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      You can use the itch.io app and enable sandbox protection if you're worried about security: https://itch.io/app

      There will be some compatibility issues but quite a few games will work no problem. :-)

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      uh… yes? Did you know the Humble bundle was originally called the Humble Charity Bundle, and the money made from games went to various charities. That’s why they had a “pay what you want” model, because you were literally getting free games for a donation to charity.

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        Humble Bundle doesn't give you a massive collection of games from devs that all support a certain thing. HB has had a tier system for as long as i can remember as well as BTA while also taking their own cut despite letting you "decide" how much of your cost goes to which charity.

  • -1 vote

    The proceeds will be used by Hamas to make more rockets to fire at civilians. More people will die, including Palestinians. Negging the deal on ethical grounds.

    • +7 votes

      I love how people neg vote the facts of where their money will go.

      • +17 votes

        Fact: Israel is an apartheid state.

        no, no, not those facts…

        • +2 votes

          How’s South Africa doing these days? I hear the racial genocide and crumbling infrastructure is nice this time of year. Fix your own shit before you fail at fixing someone else's problems.

          • +17 votes

            @Hunterex: "Racial genocide"? In South Africa? The only racial genocide happening is the one by Israel against Palestinians.

            • +3 votes

              @WinstonWithAY: The only one? What in the whole world? Is there no racial genocide in China either? Bloody hell didn’t know only bad things happened in Israel.

              • +10 votes

                @Hunterex: "Bad things are happening elsewhere go fix those first before we fix this one also don't worry it's not happening here hahaha"

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                  @organamisms: You actually think that’s my point? Seriously? “This time we’ll fix it for sure!” Good luck. Israel doesn’t get to walk away from this. This conflict has been in the works for a hundred years. You think you’re gonna be the one. YOU? There’s so much bad blood between these groups that they’re gonna kiss and make up? Even in the next hundred years? They’ve had animosity for one another for more than a thousand years for Christ sake.

                  This is why it’s an ignorant political campaign born out of feel good vibes. Buying shovelware isn’t going to fix anything and only serves to placate your proclivity for charity.

                  • +8 votes

                    @Hunterex: Maybe don't steal land and literally kick people out of their houses if they just "wanted to walk away."

                    Bringing religion and "oh it's much more than this", "it started over a 1000 years ago" is mere deflection of the current issues.

                    • +2 votes

                      @scar4ace: Okay you wanna get to the root cause of this then? Why were Zionists promised Palestine during WW1?

                  • +2 votes

                    @Hunterex: You REALLY need to read up on history. You're hopelessly off on nearly all your 'facts'.

                    As a general rule of thumb and very much on the contrary muslims and jews have got along pretty well historically.

                    • +3 votes

                      @Nikko: Oh I darn, Taqiyya never existed? Muslims never could’ve prosecuted people religiously for hundreds of years or anything. It was only a minor tax after all…

                      No they’re the good guys and those evil Jews are the bad guys. There’s no two ways about it. Those Israelis are just evil nazi Germans in disguise. Sure set me straight.

                  • +2 votes

                    @Hunterex: Probably around 100 years is in the ball park, following the Balfour Declaration in 1917, which was soon followed by British rule until Israel was founded in 1948.

                    There is little evidence that there was any significant conflict within Palestine (part of the Byzantine Empire) between the Jewish and Palestinian peoples (with other minority groupings of peoples) prior to this. Anti-semitism was however rife across Europe and Central Asia for hundreds if not thousands of years. Jewish settlement back into Palestine only started in the late 1800s with the development of what we now would describe as modern Zionism, for the Jewish peoples to return to a "homeland".

                    Ancient Israel existed for only about 300 years (it depends on how you view history and what is "Israel" and includes "Judah" whether you see it as little as 100 years or as many as 400+); historical records began when it was Canaan. There's a handy timeline here: https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-134db394e368b699837673...

                    The reason that Palestine is such an emotional topic is that Israel has continued to invade and settle land which was not agreed in 1948 (and the forcible removal of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians is a topic that warrants a discussion on its own), and its limiting of rights of its citizens due to race/religious belief, and those occupied territories that are essentially under Israeli control and subject to the most appalling deprivations.

                    You can be critical of both sides, but there's a proportionality argument evidenced by a loss of life comparison. Depends on your perspective and understanding of the history as to who are the freedom fighters and who are the terrorists. Most people just can't be bothered to do the hard work to explore it.

                    • +3 votes

                      @swalloweda: I beg to differ that it would be any better if Israel stopped accruing territory beyond the agreement. It wasn’t a peaceful settlement. It was doomed from the start to escalate into outright war.

                      All I’m saying that if people want Israel to roll over and expose their belly for their enemies, they’re not going to forget a hundred years of perceived occupation and conflict. Israel has made enemies for life. They will not accept peace in their lifetimes. Two state solution is impossibly naive at best.

                      Acting like it’s a simple as Israelis and Palestinians hugging and putting the past behind them… It won’t end peacefully.

                      • +1 vote

                        @Hunterex: You were upset with the suggestion that you think "killing hundreds of children can be justified”. But then you just said so as you think Israel needs to engage in perpetual war and expansion.

                        What we've seen in recent weeks is a likely consequence of the the forced evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and the aggression at the Dome on the Mount. Hamas' rockets were inevitable (and I'm no apologist for Hamas), as was the utterly disproportionate response from Israel. 70+ kids, but they're presumably just collateral.

                        But, hey, it's all about that $7 no-bargain, huh?

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                          @swalloweda: More bothered by the misinterpretation than upset. And it happens again and again. I don’t “think Israel needs to engage in perpetual war and expansion.“ I honestly don’t know what’s the best course of action. Anyone here who claims they have the silver bullet to this problem is talking out their ass.

                          What would have them do? Pack up and leave? Israelis leave and the fight will follow them. This isn’t even about Gaza or Palestine anymore. They have mortal enemies beyond their borders, too. I don’t think we’re far away from the likes of pogroms.

                          If someone could broker a peace treaty, then I’m all for it. I don’t see that happening. Just because I don’t see that happening DOES NOT IMPLY that I’m for genocide, war or murdering babies. I understand that is a subtle distinction.

                          Sorry for the snark. My feathers are kinda ruffled at this point. I know I deserve it for getting involved.

              • +5 votes

                @Hunterex: Nah you already exposed the fact you're a right wing psycho who believes that there's some genocide in South Africa. Nice to see you completely avoided defending that point.

                • +3 votes

                  @WinstonWithAY: Oh no I’m found out. Except I’m a socialist and vote labor every time. Oh yeah the farmers over there are having a jolly good time mate.

                  • +1 vote

                    @Hunterex: Funny how the South African farmers are the only ones being targeted. Funny how black farmers are also getting killed. Almost as if it isn't a racial genocide. No socialist believes in that conspiracy theory

              • +5 votes

                @Hunterex: Are you acknowledging bad things are taking place in Israel?

                Ones you can compare to South African apartheid and the racial genocide in China?

                Hunterex, my homie, this entire time I thought you were trying to suggest it wasn’t happening. Glad to know you’re on the right side of history in acknowledging the crimes taking place against the Palestinians.

              • +2 votes

                @Hunterex: So does that mean you love Chinese Muslims more?

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                @Hunterex: uggh genocide going on in at least 3 other countries - no genocide taking place in china even according to America.

                maybe stop listening to propaganda?

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                  @petry: My shock wasn’t implying it isn’t happening. Just that the accusation was absurd. I believe if you care about these problems, boycotts are deserved.

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                    @Hunterex: boycotts have been used for at least the last 20 years to punish countries and starve them into submission, regardless of the human cost.

                    trump sanctioned european judges for daring to look at american war crimes. Maybe when australians boycott voting for sick federal governments at home the word will have some meaning domestically.

                    supporting liars, thieves and sex offenders just makes australia stand for nothing.

          • +2 votes

            @Hunterex:

            Fix your own shit before you fail at fixing someone else's problems.

            – Hunterex, defending Israel, the recipient of massive amounts of foreign aid.

            • +1 vote

              @no not me: Cool, you think buying indie shovelware is going to help Palestinians? I’m sorry for doubting you all. Surely this proud brigade of activists are going to ride into Israel, slap Netanyahu jowls and finally bring peace to the Middle East. Peace between Jews and Muslims the world over. End all religious conflict.

              God speed you crazy folks.

              • +1 vote

                @Hunterex: Woah… I simply called you out on your contradiction. But sure, go on with your fairytale about riding into Israel, lol.

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          Define "apartheid state"

    • +6 votes

      I wasn't going to buy it, but Streisand effect FTW!

    • +8 votes

      Are you saying United Nations Relief and Works Agency, to which the proceeds will go, will buy rockets instead of food and clothing and other relief items? If yes, would you care to share the facts which support your claims?

    • +5 votes

      Not reading the deal and claiming buying this bundle will buy rockets for Hamas - you're not very bright are you.

      The money goes to a UN Relief Agency.

  • +2 votes

    In politics, in Hollywood. And now on ozbargain. No escape

    • +1 vote

      It's called VR and MMORPGs… Maybe there is a game in the bundle that can help with removing reality around us…. Loll

    • +5 votes

      Yeah, can't STAND all these people who want to help those in need!

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        Can't you just help the needy by running fun runs like normal people?

  • +8 votes

    If only the funds went to those civilians affected by Hamas. Social Justice Warriors are quick to condemn Israel that are much more progressive on social issues. Palestine has a regressive regime that launches rockets from behind the civilian population and deny women and LGBTI their rights.

    • +11 votes

      If only the funds went to those civilians affected by Hamas Israel.

      Corrected.

    • +13 votes

      Good to know Israelis are pro LGBT. It’s a shame about the whole genocide thing.

      The Nazis also really liked animals and were against smoking because it wasn’t good for people’s health. The environmentalists of their time. I wish people would mention that more. “Sure, the nazis might have done some naughty things, but they were really progressive environmentalists”

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        what???

        so all that smoke and fire and bombing was just for the environment?

      • +1 vote

        Um you might want to check your facts. Cigarette sales went up massively under the Nazi regime. What you're referring to was a failed small scale attempt to get people to stop smoking. There was no ban on cigarettes at all.

        And the Nazis literally disbanded large environmental groups such as the Friends of Nature group which had over 100,000 members. There were not friends of the environment and certainly not progressive.

        Also, clearly Israelis must be shit at genocide considering that the Palestinian populations in Gaza and the West Bank have grown at the same exact rate as the population growth in Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon since 1967. So I'd really love to have you explain how a genocide has happened without massive population loss. Cause that's one of the signs of genocide.

        If you want to look at a current genocide please look at Sudan and what is happening with the Darfuri people who are being slaughtered there. What my Arab brothers are doing there with regards to the extent and horrors of the raping of women is beyond disgusting. And yet here you are claiming genocide with regards to an area and a conflict you know nothing about. I'm happy to deal with reality and deal with real things and real history. I find it shameful that there's people who share the planet who are as ignorant about this world and its history as you. Westerners like yourself should be ashamed with how little you know about the outside world.

    • +2 votes

      Precisely. I wonder why none of them are protesting in support for the LGBTQ groups for their lack of rights in middle eastern countries. Seems a bit hypocritical!

      • +9 votes

        You mean like Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Iran or Qatar?

        AKA all countries that are or have been under sanctions, military intervention and are unable to sneeze too loudly before they get a backhand?

        I’ll make a deal with you. If Israel gets sanctioned and it’s core infrastructure destroyed, and eventually a military intervention to oust the leadership, then I’ll shift gears to pushing for LGBT rights in the Middle East.

        Until then, I’ll continue to talk about a literal genocide that is taking place, and just because the genocidal group has a rainbow Twitter logo during pride month doesn’t mean they get exempt from answering to the genocide they’re carrying out.

        • +3 votes

          Seems like you're advocating the death of all Israeli's/Jews?

          • +2 votes

            @j0hnd0e: When Israelis call for sanctions and military intervention of literally all of their neighbours have they advocated for and participated in the deaths of Arabs/Persians/Kurds/Turks/Assyrians/
            Druze/Muslim/Sunni/Shia/Christian/
            Catholic/Maronites?

            • +2 votes

              @ausmechkeyboards: These Arabs/Persians/Kurds/Turks/Assyrians/
              Druze/Muslim/Sunni/Shia/Christian/
              Catholic/Maronites are not so innocent themselves.

              And before you go further, I'm not supporting either side, if they want to fight, fight. But don't come playing the victim card when they lose. Like it or not, both sides are in the wrong, and if you believe otherwise then you are obviously biased.

              • +9 votes

                @j0hnd0e: You tried to suggest that me calling for international action is somehow racist or potentially genocidal, but you avoided the reverse entirely for whatever reason.

                No, the occupied group is not in the wrong. There is only one group that is in the wrong and it is the invading occupying group.

                If someone breaks into your house, takes over three quarters of it, you will never be in the wrong for trying to resist. It doesn’t matter if 10 people agree to stealing from you, it doesn’t matter if 1000 people agree to it, it doesn’t matter if 100,000 have a vote to decide it. Theft is theft and ethnic cleansing is ethnic cleansing.

        • +1 vote

          What literal genocide? The literal genocide in which a population has grown as record numbers and has an average age of 18-21 due to the intense growth and large amount of healthy children that population has? Can I ask - have you ever been to Israel or to the West Bank or to Gaza? Have you ever sat down and had a meal with anyone there? Have you ever shared a coffee or a tea in that land with those people? Or are you just some privileged Westerner who believes that they can attain knowledge through some shitty books that a bad thinker and writer like Noam Chomsky has written? My Palestinian family would gladly label you a fool for believing in some notion of a genocide. If genocides really confront you then please do something to help the Darfuri people and what is happening in Sudan today at the hands of my Arab brothers there. That's a horrific genocide worth having arguments about. But, my guess is that Westerners don't care about the Darfuri because they are Black and that the real goal of the whole anti-Israel movement is so that you can feel better about being an anti-Semite who grew up in a culture that has thousands of years of Jewish blood on your hands.

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            @rightguy: That’s a long drawn out essay, it’s a shame that it’s all nonsense and disregards the fundamental fact that Israel is a genocidal, ethnic cleansing state with an open air prison.

            Talking about ethnicity and then calling me an antisemite doesn’t change this, sorry.

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      uggh hamas assassinates liberal palestinian politicians…

  • +8 votes

    Ugh thought we learnt from the ps store theme 😬

  • +10 votes

    "Buy 1,020 items for $5 (US)"

    Negging Ozbargainers: "It's just political - no bargain here"

    *edited to confirm its US dollars

  • +22 votes

    UNRWA != Hamas

    Can anyone really believe feeding people and providing health-care is somehow bad?

    • +4 votes
      • +2 votes

        'But that can't be! The US is Israel's ally, and yet they're funding terrorism?!'

        The idiots who think this way should become game fanatics instead of ethnoreligious fanatics.

    • +2 votes

      I love how all the negs are complaining about OTHER people falling for propaganda. Some real strong Dunning Krugers on OzB today!

      • +2 votes

        In part it could have to do with the deal description that does not mention where exactly the funds go. One extra click to find that out appears too much effort for those who rather spread hate.

  • +19 votes

    Not sure how folks are seeing this as 'political' from everything I've read it's simply that proceeds from the sale will be used to assist aid efforts for the Palestinian people.

    I highly doubt many folks here TRULY have much insight into the realities and complexities of the situation there - but the simple, irrefutable truth is that the Palestinian people are amongst the poorest and needy of support in the world.

    Voting negative on this deal as you don't like the proceeds going as food aid doesn't make much sense and if people are going to make attacks on the deal - have the integrity to back it up with supported info - not saying it'd be used for rockets etc - which is clearly untrue and without basis.

    And if you're going to neg me for writing this - have the balls to pop a post and explain why as I'm simply saying this appear a good deal and the funds are being used to feed poor people. :-)

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      People are dumb. They don't realise that 100% of the money will go directly to help those in need.

  • +6 votes

    Thanks OP. Good deal for a great cause.