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Humble THQ Bundle Lets You Name the Price for Seven Triple-A Games
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
13876 posts
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/
Hop to it while it lasts.

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E.T.
Queensland
4463 posts
That is very cool. Thanks Dan.
08:03am 30/11/12 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
1113 posts
Such an incredible deal. Shame I already own half the games - still bought it anyways.
09:10am 30/11/12 Permalink
glynd
Melbourne, Victoria
845 posts
Nabbed it. I've got all of them bar Company of Heroes (embarrassed that i haven't played it before). I'll gift the rest to mates.
10:48am 30/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20305 posts
Thats pretty awesome, but I already have all those games :(
11:12am 30/11/12 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1292 posts
This whole thing is really odd. THQ are on the brink of bankruptcy.

Is this some way to quickly drum up a bunch of cash to pay creditors.... Odd.
02:37pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3199 posts
I'll gift the rest to mates.

Havent checked but i think IIRC with previous bundles you couldnt gift extra copies.
02:41pm 30/11/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1073 posts
Havent checked but i think IIRC with previous bundles you couldnt gift extra copies.

They mention in the video that you can gift them.
02:46pm 30/11/12 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8044 posts
I can't get to social networks from work, but apparently it's being criticized for DRM:

https://plus.google.com/+HumbleBundle/posts

From /.
"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."
02:56pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3200 posts
They mention in the video that you can gift them.

Didnt hear/see that but maybe i missd it.

Im wondering about the DLC for Red faction and saints row. Hopefully i can pick em up cheap during the xmas steam sale.

Such a good bunch of games. I never finished the CoH campaigns for any of them so i should get that done now that uni is on break.
03:18pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20309 posts
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.
03:35pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
6914 posts
I decided what the hell and picked it up, you can only gift if you buy it as a gift (after purchasing, it specifically said that steam does not offer giftable versions for games already owned).
03:52pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
13880 posts
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.
03:57pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3205 posts
^
So buy as a gift and gift yourself the steam keys of the games you dont have and gift a mate the steam keys of games you do have?
03:57pm 30/11/12 Permalink
XaltD
Queensland
1145 posts
Weird, it says it's just the sound tracks for me?
04:02pm 30/11/12 Permalink
CubanPete
Brisbane, Queensland
63 posts
Weird, it says it's just the sound tracks for me?


You paid under a dollar then.
04:06pm 30/11/12 Permalink
XaltD
Queensland
1146 posts
Idiot move by me, installing games now ;)

Excited!
04:12pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3206 posts
U paid under a dollar? Are you srs? Come on Xaltd. What would u say if i was to offer you 99c for Defin8?
04:19pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
13881 posts
So buy as a gift and gift yourself the steam keys of the games you dont have and gift a mate the steam keys of games you do have?
Not really, because there's only two steam keys: one key for saints row 3, and the other key is a bundle of the other 6 games in one redemption code.
04:27pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3207 posts
^Well i guess that means gifting extra copies of the games is a no go.

Fortunately its only metro and darksiders that i already have.
04:56pm 30/11/12 Permalink
XaltD
Queensland
1147 posts
No I didn't pay under a dollar haha!

I paid up, over the avg ;)

I just didn't read the page properly and didn't realise my key was there in front of me to activate on steam.. i'm a steam noob
04:58pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3209 posts
All good bro. So i assume thats a no deal on the define8.
05:03pm 30/11/12 Permalink
TufNuT
I like eel pie
Brisbane, Queensland
4019 posts
yeah just picked this up, I already have Metro but i have been wanting to try darksiders for a while. also been interested in saints row, time to give it a try finally.
05:09pm 30/11/12 Permalink
XaltD
Queensland
1148 posts
haha probably not ;)
05:09pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Llian
Central Coast, New South Wales
72 posts
Only reason THQ is doing this is for creds. Not money, but credit. "Look what we did! We aren't evil! We aren't incompetent!" As a publisher they HAVE to reboot from scratch rep-wise.
10:23pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
6915 posts
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.
11:35pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3241 posts
Just an update for anybody that hasnt purchased yet.

The Red Faction Armageddon - Path to War DLC and Titan Quest (without expansion) have been added to the bundle.

Just over 5 days left to purchase.
12:05am 08/12/12 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1311 posts
Well, the total is over 2 million, which must be nice for a company nearing bankruptcy.


Yeah they must be pretty happy with it, I reckon thats why they're prolonging it some.

It had a very positive effect on their share prices, although they're trickling back down now.
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