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Post by Dan @ 07:38am 30/11/12 | 27 Comments
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.
Posted 08:03am 30/11/12
That is very cool. Thanks Dan.
bepatient
Posted 09:10am 30/11/12
Such an incredible deal. Shame I already own half the games - still bought it anyways.
glynd
Posted 10:48am 30/11/12
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.
Khel
Posted 11:12am 30/11/12
Thats pretty awesome, but I already have all those games :(
eski
Posted 02:37pm 30/11/12
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.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 02:41pm 30/11/12
I'll gift the rest to mates.

Havent checked but i think IIRC with previous bundles you couldnt gift extra copies.
arkter
Posted 02:46pm 30/11/12
Havent checked but i think IIRC with previous bundles you couldnt gift extra copies.

They mention in the video that you can gift them.
natslovR
Posted 02:56pm 30/11/12
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."
DeadlyDav0
Posted 03:18pm 30/11/12
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.
Khel
Posted 03:35pm 30/11/12
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.
Nerf Lord
Posted 03:52pm 30/11/12
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).
Dan
Posted 03:57pm 30/11/12
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.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 03:57pm 30/11/12
^
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?
XaltD
Posted 04:02pm 30/11/12
Weird, it says it's just the sound tracks for me?
CubanPete
Posted 04:06pm 30/11/12
Weird, it says it's just the sound tracks for me?


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

Excited!
DeadlyDav0
Posted 04:19pm 30/11/12
U paid under a dollar? Are you srs? Come on Xaltd. What would u say if i was to offer you 99c for Defin8?
Dan
Posted 04:27pm 30/11/12
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.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 04:56pm 30/11/12
^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.
XaltD
Posted 04:58pm 30/11/12
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
DeadlyDav0
Posted 05:03pm 30/11/12
All good bro. So i assume thats a no deal on the define8.
TufNuT
Posted 05:09pm 30/11/12
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.
XaltD
Posted 05:09pm 30/11/12
haha probably not ;)
Llian
Posted 10:23pm 30/11/12
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.
Nerf Lord
Posted 11:35pm 30/11/12
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.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 12:05am 08/12/12
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.
eski
Posted 10:29am 08/12/12
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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