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

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
    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
    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
    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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  • fyend
    Disgraceful 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.
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  • deftonian
    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
    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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