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Humble Origin Bundle Is Most Successful Humble Bundle Ever

Jonathan Lester
Humble Bundle, Rayman Origins, The Humble Origin Bundle

The Humble Origin Bundle, which offers a slew of massive EA titles for pocket chance, has handily become the fastest-selling and most profitable Humble Bundle of all time; raising nearly $7 million for charity with nine days still on the clock.

At the time of writing, the total stands at just shy of seven million Dollars thus far, with half a million customers and an average price of $4.82. This paltry sum grants Origin and Steam codes for Dead Space 3, Dead Space, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box, Medal Of Honor, Mirror's Edge, The Sims 3 & Battlefield 3 - with EA's entire take being donated directly to the Human Rights Campaign, American Red Cross, Watsi, San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Even though a few grumbling voices suggest that it's a ploy to convince more PC gamers to install Origin, there's no arguing with the numbers and the causes.

You've still got nine days to get in on the deal.

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thecresta  Aug. 19, 2013 at 15:31

Even though a few grumbling voices suggest that it's a ploy to convince more PC gamers to install Origin

Also a ploy to boost public opinion of them, what with them being voted "Worst company in America" for two years running.

Virtually giving games away + and giving all profits to charity = hero status.

...until their next balls up.

Last edited by thecresta, Aug. 19, 2013 at 15:32
Late  Aug. 19, 2013 at 15:36

Sold the majority of my xbox games a fortnight back (as they're all likely to lose a lot of value in the next few months).
Despite the fact the kids rarely play console games, one of them asked on Friday "did you sell Sims 3?" She hadn't played it in about 2 years, but out of the blue she wanted to play it now.

Was in the highly unlikely position of being able to reply with "Yes, I sold it - but coincidentally I bought it on pc a few hours ago!". What are the chances. I've only bought about 3 pc games in the last 3 years. (Actually, that's a white lie. I've bought a couple of humble bundles in the past - but I've not downloaded or played any of them.)

I know Origin gets a lot of stick - though I don't know the reasons - but it seems pretty straight forward. I had no problems adding all of the games from this bundle to my library - and downloaded Sims 3 and the two expansion packs without any problems.

Question... I'm told Steam is better than Origin (and not just because of the massive number of great deals and sales they have). And most of the games in this bundle can be activated on both Origin and Steam. If I add a game (e.g. Mirrors Edge) to both Origin and to Steam, will it be downloaded and installed on my pc twice, or can a single installation and it's save files be linked to both launchers? As I say, I've added them all to Origin, but if I get Steam at some point - which seems increasingly likely - I'll probably want to activate the games on there too, but of course I don't want to be taking up twice as much HDD space as necessary.
If needs be I guess I can leave them on my Origin thing as bought but not downloaded, I guess.

Sorry for the n00b question. I don't often do pc gaming!

targetbsp  Aug. 19, 2013 at 17:32

You can add games to Steam without installing them (and origin for that matter) So you'd add them to both and only install them on one.

I'd argue that Origin is better than Steam - it's certainly got less pointless features (bloat) and better looking (IMO). All that's wrong with it as far as I can tell from Steam fans is that it's not Steam. Some people don't like having more than one games library.

I use both quite happily. And Uplay and Desura.

Late  Aug. 19, 2013 at 18:50

Thanks hukd5 :D

chieftex  Aug. 19, 2013 at 19:43

Late - I have another suggestion.

Don't add them to both steam and origin. Choose one. I'd actually recommend you add them on Origin (WAIT PEOPLE - I'M NOT INSANE). You see on steam you can add "non-steam games" (Origin too, but not as good). So what you do is activate the games on Origin, then play them on Origin. If you later install steam (which you will do), you can add your origin games (or any other game) as a non-steam game, and then steam will launch that game for you. If the game happens to NEED origin to launch (like these ones will), steam will actually launch Origin for you. Not as complicated as it sounds here - try it.

Origin initially was rubbish due to poor implementation. Recently due to updates, it has been elevated to the heady heights of not as good as steam....

Late  Aug. 19, 2013 at 20:20

Handy feature - sounds like a plan, that. Thanks chieftex 8)


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