Definitely wasn’t trying to go for a snide or sneering tone, just pointing out that your analysis may be off.
I just looked, and every game logo image in the last three Humble Emails I have received is a paired image/link to a Humble server, so it would be possible for them to change a game after sending.
However, (my HTML is rusty) the “bundle header” (“Beat the Average to get X, Y, And Z”) is actually text in the email and can’t be changed. Mine for the Humble Strategy Bundle says
<!-- COPY --><td align=3D"center" style=3D"text-align:center; padding: 10px= 18px 10px 18px; font-size: large; line-height: 25px; font-family: Helvetic= a, Arial, sans-serif; color: #666666;" class=3D"padding-copy"> Beat the average and get <em>Dungeons 3, Offworld Trading Company,<= /em> and <em>Offworld Trading Company: Jupiter’s Forge Expansion Pack</em> </td> </tr>
It is possible that they had it linking to Homeworld Remastered at one point.
edit: here’s the “beat the average” block, no I can’t be bothered to fix the spacing
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don’t copy/paste the link because it obviously is some sort of tracking thing.
If ‘fit your narrative’ isn’t you bring snide I would hate to see what you considering being snide.
Off-topic but as Dogsarecool has just demonstrated, HTML/CSS3/Front End Web Design is pretty cool and fun, anyone who’s ever considered it should give it a shot, it’s not hard to wrap your head around.
This thread opens with you stating “I’ve long suspected HB of being staffed by closet gamergaters. . .” and you later dismiss another commenter when they tried to offer a polite explanation with “Yiiiiikes, yeah no man, I can read, and spot a logo.” So you’ll have to pardon me if I came away with the conclusion that you had a view and were sticking to it.
I don’t want to derail the thread and can bow out of the conversation.
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