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THQ Humble Bundle Breaks $4.4M Mark, Adds New Game

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On November 30, the popular Humble Bundle featuring PC games from THQ surpassed $2 million USD in just 16 hours. The deal was – and still is for just over a day – simply incredible. Gamers received Steam keys to Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction Armageddon, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Forces, and Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor.

What made it an awesome deal was that customers set their own price, but as long as it was above the average "donation" price of $5.69, gamers would also receive Saints Row the Third and DRM-free soundtracks in MP3 and FLAC formats. Customers could also determine where the money would eventually go: to THQ, to charity (Child's Play, the American Red Cross), and/or Humble Bundle.

If that deal wasn't enough to turn heads, the THQ jackpot grew even larger on December 7 as the publisher also threw in Titan's Quest and the Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC. The pricetag didn't change, allowing customers to set their own price. Even more, those who already purchased the bundle received the two new Steam keys without any additional cost.

Now on December 10, the bundle just grew slightly bigger with the inclusion of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition. As before, the pricetag is still the same – customers set their own price – and previous customers now have one more PC game key to add to their Steam arsenal without any additional cost.

That said, the THQ Humble Bundle now features six main titles (Red Faction Armageddon, Darksiders, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes, CoH: Opposing Fronts, CoH: Tales of Valor), and the soundtracks. But if customers make a payment over the current average, they get three additional games (Dawn of War, Saints Row the Third, Titan Quest) and the Path to War DLC.

As of this writing, the number of bundles sold thus far is over 778,500 units (the number continues to rise as I type), earning over $4.4 million USD. The time remaining is one day and twenty-two hours, so to get your before time runs out (and to make a donation to a good cause), head here.


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    deftonian , December 11, 2012 1:38 AM
    It's an amazing deal. Even though you have people who hate Steam, you can't go wrong to donate a measly $6.00 and get all of those games. Metro 2033 is more than worth the $6.00 already. It's a win-win situation.... wish there was more like this. I'm not into Indie games like the bundle usually includes so I was happy to jump on this quick when it released.
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    Prince_Porter , December 11, 2012 1:49 AM
    Even if you hate THQ for whatever reason, this is an amazing opportunity. If you give the money to THQ, thousands of developers keep their jobs. If you give to humble or charity, that speaks for itself.

    I personally gave 10% to Humble, 10% to THQ, and 80% to charity, but fully support any and all spread, as all parties involved are great.
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    tomfreak , December 11, 2012 2:33 AM
    I gave all to developer, this is not EA/Activision. giving to charity is not gonna make new games for me.
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    deftonian , December 11, 2012 1:38 AM
    It's an amazing deal. Even though you have people who hate Steam, you can't go wrong to donate a measly $6.00 and get all of those games. Metro 2033 is more than worth the $6.00 already. It's a win-win situation.... wish there was more like this. I'm not into Indie games like the bundle usually includes so I was happy to jump on this quick when it released.
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    Prince_Porter , December 11, 2012 1:49 AM
    Even if you hate THQ for whatever reason, this is an amazing opportunity. If you give the money to THQ, thousands of developers keep their jobs. If you give to humble or charity, that speaks for itself.

    I personally gave 10% to Humble, 10% to THQ, and 80% to charity, but fully support any and all spread, as all parties involved are great.
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    esrever , December 11, 2012 2:27 AM
    most people don't seem very humble with an average price of $5.69.
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    tomfreak , December 11, 2012 2:33 AM
    I gave all to developer, this is not EA/Activision. giving to charity is not gonna make new games for me.
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    alextheblue , December 11, 2012 2:47 AM
    This really is a killer deal.
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    Warsaw , December 11, 2012 3:23 AM
    This is for a great cause, I'm not saying that publishers aren't dirty. But as far as they go I'd trust THQ before most of the rest. We, as PC gamers (or whomever is a PC gamer here) should all fully support a publisher who will actually MAKE PC games, though some may be ports at times. I had a ridiculously fun time with Titan Quest, Metro 2033 was an awesome looking game with depth, Darksiders was a whole new type of action/rpg which had a great story (IMO anyways).

    I'm one who does pirate from time to time, but then again ANY of you naysayers, if you think pirates do not purchase games I'd be a shining example of one who purchases games more than probably 90% of the population. I scoff at that remark that people say pirates do not buy games. That is just pathetic since you do not think through it or understand them, also due to your inability to think beyond simple means. I have well over 400 games on Steam (yes, I do get deals, but I do buy games at full price from time to time), I have had EVERY system since NES. So I do support developers and the like, but the main thing to always remember is usually people pirate due to not having the money. I was much much younger when I played some of their older games, and guess what? Now I have the means to pay prices of games and multiple games at that.

    I for one support THQ and hopefully keep them on track with developing for the PC. Let's stay alive and bring PC to the end-all be-all of gaming like it once was. There is no other system I enjoy more than PC, you just don't get the same variety and openness as PC.
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    Teeroy32 , December 11, 2012 3:41 AM
    I finished Metro 2033 last night and I have to say the $13 bucks I paid was worth it for that game alone. Now I have all these other goodies to play as well, especially Saint's Row 3 and one of my all time favorite RTS games Warhammer now, I only ever played my mates copy back in the day but I loved it, now I got my own copy to kill a lot of hours on
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    dormantreign , December 11, 2012 4:24 AM
    I've donated 10 bucks, i really hope this helps THQ.
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    Darkerson , December 11, 2012 4:36 AM
    fyendDisgraceful that a company who grossed over a billion $ not that many years ago and has now been run into the verge of bankruptcy due to poor management would be allowed to sell their games through a system intended for indie developers. I hope 100% of payments went to the charity and the humble guys and nothing went to THQ.


    Get off your high horse, already.
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    longshotthe1st , December 11, 2012 5:16 AM
    The gift that keeps on giving =) Merry Christmas!!
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    cats_Paw , December 11, 2012 6:16 AM
    Way to Go THQ, Way to go!
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    mazty , December 11, 2012 8:18 AM
    That average price looks a bargain for Saints Row 3 alone...
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    fandroid , December 11, 2012 3:43 PM
    DarkersonGet off your high horse, already.

    Zip it Brian Farrell. This is clearly a last ditch effort to scrape some golden parachute money for the exec team before the company closes down.
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    jhansonxi , December 11, 2012 5:17 PM
    esrevermost people don't seem very humble with an average price of $5.69.

    With other bundles OS X users pay 1.5x Windows prices on average. Linux users pay 2x or more.
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    eyemaster , December 11, 2012 5:27 PM
    Hard to believe some people are donating over 1000$. I put 25$, I don't even know if I'll play the games. I already bought Titan Quest a long time ago. I'm sure many people are buying the bundle even if they already have many of those games or don't plan on playing them. It's a good cause.
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    zakaron , December 11, 2012 5:47 PM
    I thought this was already an incredible offer, but now they include more! Can't wait to get home and start downloading. I feel this deal is worth even more than my original $20 donation.
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    pliskin1 , December 12, 2012 5:01 AM
    At this point THQ is a charity, i'll be donating at least $10 for my bundle. Then probably a few more over the average for Christmas gifts.
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    BulkZerker , December 12, 2012 2:40 PM
    fyendDisgraceful that a company who grossed over a billion $ not that many years ago and has now been run into the verge of bankruptcy due to poor management would be allowed to sell their games through a system intended for indie developers. I hope 100% of payments went to the charity and the humble guys and nothing went to THQ.



    $3 to Humble bundle

    $10 to THQ

    $7 to charity

    U mad?