Bhagpuss, as Bhagpuss is often wont to do, has given me something of a new perspective on the Humble Monthly/Humble Choice posts I used to do. I recently used them as an example of a post series I stopped because I wasn’t really enjoying writing them that much anymore.

Then Bhagpuss said that he enjoys reading and writing such posts. And I was like, ‘Oh. OK. Good point!’ and now here we are.

Alright, alright. There might be a bit more to it than that. For example, last month’s Humble Choice bundle was actually… you know… pretty good. It was the first one I’d paid for (on purpose) since probably January when I last did a bundle post. So it had half been on my mind to do a post for it anyway, and I think in normal circumstances, I would have.

So there’s that — the idea that perhaps I’ll do the posts when a bundle seems particularly appealing, not just as a matter of course was floating around in the back of my noggin anywho.

XCOM 2: When these guys start showing up, you know it’s getting serious.

Then, icing this particular cake was UnwiseOwl suggesting that perhaps we look at these Humble Choice bundles as a bit of a group activity. I am an absolute sucker for group blogging activities. I mean… Just look! Succession Games are probably my recent favourite. We finished up a year-long run of Civilisation 6 last year and still find ourselves in the midst of an XCOM 2 game that has run well over a year, with the end only just now beginning to be in sight. Oh! And the To the Moon Play-Along as well.1

Then Krikket and StalkingVengeance chimed in with interest as well — yes, I have a very low bar for gauging interest. Krikket’s ‘I don’t hate this’ absolutely counts. It was enough to really get the juices flowing in any case.

Nothing on the group activity front is likely to happen over Blaugust. I think we all somewhat agreed that kicking off a project like this would be a stretch too far right now. So I’ll be sure to update again here should anything kick off in this space and promote whatever it is that UnwiseOwl might want to do so that if you’re also interested, you can jump in at the right time.

Update: So! I was proven incorrect on the whole ‘waiting for Blaugust to be over’ bit before this post even made it to publication. UnwiseOwl has posted the kick-off info right here.

If you’re keen to jump into a communal blogger project, here’s your chance! :)

Note: The rest of this post follows as originally written, because… Editing (and laziness). xD

In the meantime?

Am I going to retrospectively do a July 2022 Humble Choice post?

Nope! That’d be cruel. To my taste, it was really good! Sorry if you missed it.

What about an August 2022 Humble Choice post?

A Plague Tale: Innocence — included in the August 2022 Humble Choice bundle.


Although I will use this opportunity to say, if you haven’t managed to pick up and play A Plague Tale: Innocence yet, the August Humble Choice bundle provides the perfect opportunity to do so. I enjoyed my time with it, and I’m very much looking forward to the sequel. The developers deserved every success they got with this one, and I’m glad they have the opportunity to carry the story forward.

Besides that, I’m also quite keen to get my hands on The Ascent. It has been on Xbox Gamepass already, but for whatever reason, I never quite got around to putting my hands on it earlier.

Now I get my very own copy to keep in Steam. Yay!

This was posted during Blaugust 2022, the annual blogging event hosted by Belghast. Blaugust is an event aiming to welcome new blogger blood into the fold and revitalise those who’ve been at it a little longer.

The Blaugust Discord is still available to join in year-round!


  1. I’d really like to do more Play-Alongs, but they certainly take a fair amount of coordination and commitment from everyone involved!


Gamer, reader, writer, husband and father of two boys. Former WoW and Gaming blogger, making a return to the fold to share my love of all things looty.


Bhagpuss · August 5, 2022 at 3:04 am

And that’s how to do Blaugust!

    Naithin · August 5, 2022 at 8:55 am


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