Humble THQ Bundle Lets You Name the Price for Seven Triple-A Games
Embattled games publisher THQ has launched a surprisingly new promotion via Humble Bundle, offering up PC Steam downloads for an assortment of acclaimed games, included Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction: Armageddon, Company of Heroes, and its expansions with the usual Humble Bundle pay what you want deal. Buyers paying over the average (currently sitting at US$5.36 will also get Saints Row: The Third.
Pay what you want for Darksiders, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, Metro 2033 and Red Faction: Armageddon for Steam for Windows. Beat the average and you'll also get Saints Row: The Third. Plus by default, a portion of your contributions will be going to support the Child's Play Charity and the American Red Cross. This won't last forever so check it out at: http://www.humblebundle.com/
"After all the indie, multi-platform (including 4 for android) and DRM free releases, the latest Humble Bundle release is a polemic one. It features non-indie games, it is Windows only, and the games are saddled with DRM. There is already a very vocal discussion on the Humble Bundle Google+ thread, but it seems it is selling well."
I don't see why they need to be indie games, its not being pushed as an indie bundle. 'Indie' is one of those words thats starting to become meaningless anyway, cos half the games people refer to as indie games are made by full on development studios of 20 - 30 people, they just get called 'indie' because they come out on steam for $20 or $25.
Regardless of your checkout choice, you'll still get a steam code after purchase that you could "gift" to anyone you like by telling them the digits, it's just not a "steam gift" in the sense of steam's formal trading service.
Well, the total is over 2 million, which must be nice for a company nearing bankruptcy. I'd never even heard of these games nor really knew what they were, but everybody else seemed to think that they were great, and they unlocked on steam, so for $6...
Probably got a ton of sales today they never otherwise would, making up for the lower price.