Now this one is interesting and somewhat unexpected.

Pay under $5 (as of this writing) and get:

* Dead Space 1 and 3 (2 will probably be unlocked later)
* Burnout Paradise
* Crysis 2
* Mirror's Edge
* Medal of Honor
* Battlefield 3
* Sims 3

All of these games unlock on Origin, but the games that are available on Steam will also be redeemable there.

Another important piece of info to point out: EA gets none of the money. So if you want to play these games but don't like supporting EA, here's your chance.

What do you think about this one?

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/14/2013 at 07:53pm

Darn! You beat me to the punch on this one. I was just coming to post about it. :P

I dunno about this one. On the one hand those are some very high profile games being sold on the cheap and EA gets none of the profit. On the other hand, some of the games require you to install Origin, which for me is a deal breaker. :\

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/14/2013 at 08:55pm

I have Origin, it's not that bad. I gather it started off pretty rough, but it works as you'd expect now.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/14/2013 at 09:49pm

That's good to know the kinks have been ironed out. Still, I already have Steam, GoG, and PSN accounts for my digital download needs, so I think I'll still pass. That's awesome that EA is giving all of their share to charity though. EA also recently abandoned the on-line pass thing they were doing with console games. Maybe EA is trying to turn the company around to be a little more consumer friendly?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/15/2013 at 12:04am

Not interested in installing Origin right now, perhaps that may change over time? News that the Sims 3 works on Mac is compelling... I don't know, I might do it.

That said, the amount of games this supports on Steam may well be worth the price of admission alone and EA's cut is entirely going to charity.

I am going to say that I think this is a good thing EA is doing. Putting games in a Humble Bundle and giving your cut to charity is a good thing. Now some could argue a saucy motivation, but i'll give them the benefit of the doubt, giving all your revenue for something to charity is nice.

They get a ton of new Origin customers and build back some goodwill, but what's wrong with that? No one need buy it or do anything so I can't see the downside here.

BR   Supporter wrote on 08/15/2013 at 01:23am

I will most likely get this just because of the dead space games. The only one I have played is the second and it was really fun.

Tungsten wrote on 08/15/2013 at 04:01am

I've been looking to go back through Mirror's Edge. Steam's downloading it right now :)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/15/2013 at 05:23am

They just hit the 2.3 million mark in the first day. Zoiks!

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 08/15/2013 at 03:06pm

This is really interesting. You could look at it and give EA the benefit of the doubt as a rare move in benevolence on their part. You could also see that most of these titles are older, and have several DLC packages, which could bring in quite a bit of revenue. At last look, the number of bundles sold was just over 79,000. If only half of those people bought only 1 expansion at $15, then EA will have made almost $600,000. Granted, that's not much money for such a large company, but it's a decent pull for throwing out a few bread crumbs. Merely an observation, and not to take away from the charity that's going on, which is currently over $3.7 million! At least some good is happening here, even if the Empire is at the helm ;).

hardeyez wrote on 08/22/2013 at 08:55pm

They just added 2 games to it: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising and the original Populous.

Also, there are now steam keys for most of the games also.

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