Move Aside, Steam: Humble Origin Bundle Launches, 100% of Proceeds Goes to Charity
Posted on August 14, 2013 3:01 PM by Rob Williams
The successful Humble ‘Deep Silver’ Bundle just ended, so what better way to follow up than to launch another bundle featuring none other than EA? Clearly, that was the thought those behind the Humble Bundle had, and I’d be a horrible liar if I didn’t say this promotion wasn’t as drool-worthy as the last.
Spending $1 will give you Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2: Maximum Edition, Mirror’s Edge and Medal of Honor.
Let me take a breather here. $1 for all that is just… insane. I can attest to Mirror’s Edge and Burnout Paradise being fantastic games, and alone, I’d value both much more than a buck. And yet, you can get those games and four more on the side.
Alright, breather over.
Spending at least the average ($4.64 as of the time of writing) will add Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3: Starter Pack. Unlike previous deals, where extra games tend to be added in the middle of the promotion, it’s hard to tell if that will happen here. While peering into Steam’s database tends to help us figure that out, we’re dealing with Origin for the most part here. As good as this deal is, I almost can’t imagine it becoming even better.
Unlike previous Humble Bundles, EA is stepping aside and allowing 100% of the proceeds to go to charity and the Humble Tip. Charities include Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, American Cancer Society and American Red Cross.
As the bundle’s name suggests, all of the games can be redeemed at Origin, but Dead Space, Burnout Paradise, Crysis 2, Mirror’s Edge and Medal of Honor can be redeemed at Steam.
Fun Fact: 25,000 bundles were sold in the time it took me to write this post.
Update: Kicking off this promotion are some serious issues with Origin’s servers. Codes are difficult or impossible to submit, hinting at some seriously bogged-down servers. EA is aware of the issue and is on it, though there’s no telling when things will become smooth again.