Dead (Space) Giveaway: EA’s Humble Bundle is all for charity14 Aug 2013
Humble Bundle is doing another major label giveaway, this time in conjunction with everybody’s favourite publisher EA. In a cunning and quite frankly successful attempt to deflect possible criticism for this move, all of the money on EA’s side will be going to a collection of charities (including the Human Rights Campaign, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the American Red Cross.)
All of these games will register on Origin, though some (see below) can be had on Steam as well. If you’re ethically opposed to either of those stores then this Bundle may not be to your liking. If it’s no big deal to you, then step right up and pay what you wish for (deep breath): Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2: Maximum Edition, Mirror’s Edge and Medal of Honor. Beat the average price (at about $4.60 USD right now,) and you’ll get copies of Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 (plus ‘Starter Pack’ with some DLC.)
Certain titles come with Steam keys as well, these ones are: Dead Space, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Medal of Honor, and Mirror’s Edge.
All-in-all, it’s quite the collection of games. The general public seems to think so too, as the Bundle has raised about $1.7 million USD already and runs for another 13 days.
As usual, you choose your payment amount and then use Football Manager style sliders to decide where your money should go. In this instance, that’s mostly a case of choosing between favourite charitable causes (and deciding if you want to give Humble a small tip for server costs.)