The Humble Bundle service is one of the best things I’ve come across in gaming in the last year or so – its a website which every now and again will organize a collection of great games, usually from indie developers, and ask contributors to pay what they want for them (a minimum payment of $1 or its equivalent is required). The setup of the bundle then allows you to split your payment between the developers, site maintenance or a chosen charity that the bundle is sponsoring – so, gamers get a great deal, and in the process they get to contribute in some small way to good causes.
I myself have picked up some of the more recent bundles; the fifth bundle (considered by many to be the best) contained the likes of Bastion, Limbo, Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, while THQ and Telltale Games have also been generous enough to put their games into excellent bundles. This newest bundle, however may well prove to be the most popular yet – its the Humble Origin Bundle!
Yep, EA are offering some of their best games in a move to support not one, but five different charities. The games on offer are Dead Space, Crysis 2, Mirror’s Edge, Medal Of Honor, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box and Dead Space 3. Pay above the average, and you’ll also get The Sims 3 and Battlefield 3 thrown in for good measure. And if you don’t have Origin installed, then the first five games also come with a key for activation on Steam.
As of writing, with twelve days left to go, the Origin Bundle has already raised over $4 million, a terrific effort by any means. If you want to support charity and get some EA goodness, head to www.humblebundle.com and purchase your bundle now!