Friday, 13 September 2013

Humble Pie – Nom nom nom

It’s that wonderful time again. The time when the lovely people over at the Humble Bundle provide us all with a delicious sampling of gaming goodness.
For those with no idea what I’m talking about it’s all very simple.
The Humble Bundle consists of 4-5 games and the customer chooses how much they want to pay for them. You can be as generous, or as miserly as you wish. Fancy getting all these games for the princely sum of 1 pence. You can do that. Alternatively if you’ve woken up like Ebeneezer Scrooge on Christmas morning you can go as high as you like.
The money taken in is split between charity, the developer and the people at Humble Bundle themselves. As with the amount you pay, you can decide exactly who gets what from your donation. Give it all to charity, split it evenly or cut out someone altogether.
Steam keys (Allowing you to activate the game on your account there) are given for donations over a dollar, and if you spend more than the average price which is usually only around 5 dollars, you get some added extras such as additional games, soundtracks, artwork and more.
So these games must all be pretty poor if they’re practically giving them away. Well not really.
The current bundle consists:
  • Trine 2
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Eets Munchies Beta
  • Brutal Legend
That’s just the basic bundle as well. Pay over the average and you’ll also receive Indie hits Fez and FTL: Faster Than Light.
Just a few weeks ago behemoth publisher EA had their own bundle on the site, giving access to some of their recent AAA titles such as Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3, Sims 3 and Need For Speed: Underground with ALL the proceeds going to charity.
It’s a great, cheap way to add to your library as well as give yourself a warm fuzzy feeling at having done something good.

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