EA donates $1.65 million for cancer research

Battlefield publisher gives seven-figure donation to American Cancer Society after record-setting EA Origin Humble bundle.

The EA Origin Humble Bundle raised a record $10.5 million, $1.65 million of which has been donated to the American Cancer Society, the publisher has announced.

"So proud of Team EA in raising $10.5M from the Humble Bundle, $1.65M of which goes to the American Cancer Society," EA COO Peter Moore said on Twitter.

The American Cancer Society is a community-based voluntary health organization that drives to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. The group, founded 100 years ago in 1913, has more than 900 offices across the country.

The Humble Origin Bundle, which closed at the end of August, allowed gamers to pay a minimum of $1 for Dead Space 3, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Crysis 2: Maximum Edition, Medal of Honor, and Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box.

The American Cancer Society is not the only group that will receive a check from EA. Funds will also go to charities like the Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and the American Red Cross. Specific donation amounts, however, are unavailable.

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138 comments
June-GS
June-GS

This is why I love Humble Bundles.  On the other hand, I also really hate cancer.  We've all lost too many good people to it.  Horribly.  Sigh...

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

Get on with the rest of the disbursement, Electronic Arts.

godzilla_hiper
godzilla_hiper

I'm hoping they donate everything they have on this. It's a much better use of a crap company!

DirkXXVI
DirkXXVI

So EA is spending money for research on how to rid itself and Activision from the gaming industry.....interesting.

MonocleOwl
MonocleOwl

Who the hell cares about the publishers? Its the devs that do all the work. The publishers just suck up all/most of the money. And some give some of it to cancer research, y'know after raking in millions and millions of dollars it's nice to have a cheap PR stunt like this one. While it is a good cause and i commend them for it, lets just call this what it is okay?

Triton
Triton

Wow, these folks can't win with some of the kids here. How could you put a negative spin on this. Really let go of the hate folks, for even a second.

fillup0
fillup0

$1.65 million is measly for EA, this is the cheapest PR stunt I've ever seen.

valium88
valium88

I want a pink ribbon on my SCAR-H

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Um....EA didn't donate anything.  The people who bought this and chose how much they wanted to go to charity donated it.


EA doesn't deserve credit for anything.

vault-boy
vault-boy

I remember about a year ago Pornhub tried to make a multimillion dollar donation to the breast cancer research, but they declined it because they didn't want to take money that was made by people getting fucked. I find that funny because fucking people is EA's entire business strategy. 

cirugo
cirugo

Good for them...this PR move changes nothing about the fact of how destructive they have been and continue to be towards gaming in general.

colibriosis
colibriosis

I feel like these gaming forums and comment sections are being overlooked at least 99% of the time, by the entities they regard. We keep whining about EA being horrible, which they truly are, they're the spawn of the devil, but there's always been a "EA" in every single industry of the business world. Hating, complaining and whining about it only seems to get them more money somehow.

Either get in on the scheme and make big bucks or get on with your life.

JustWingin_IT
JustWingin_IT

Cancer research... sigh... so pay people to look for ways to keep cancer profitable essentially, because why would anyone want a cure that would make their research no longer in need of million dollar payoffs, ahem I mean donations to fund more time wasting searching. Truth is if you are playing hide and seek and know where Timmy is hiding but can get more money looking for Timmy than finding him,  you, if you are one of those kind of people are going to have a hard time finding Timmy.

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

Cancer research? All they had to do was look in the mirror...

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

So that is how those money hungry ass wipes look like.

csward
csward

Well, I can say I hate EA a little less now.

atakanovic
atakanovic

EA is the best company in the world. I love you EA. I hope you buy CDPR next so we can see more great RPG's from you.

Garm31
Garm31

1.65 million? PITTANCE! Trying to repair their image with pocket change? EA. Your still the festering, malignant, cancer of the industry.

XspidervenomX
XspidervenomX

Ubisoft and many other companies gave to charity, where is there front page ad?

No the big funder who is tanking on endless bad news and junking games gets the front page for the advertising dollars.

keepclearx
keepclearx

lol keep the money to make your video games better 

Fabian85
Fabian85

Very easy to be generous with other peoples money. Governments do this also. People can choose their charity donations themselves I give money to preservation of sharks and coral reefs and dont need ea to take my money for this purpose. Who gives a shit. Youre a gaming company not a health care organisation. Fix the many cancers in bf4 incompetent fools.

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

EH! i dont give you my money so you can donate for cancer i want my GAMEZ fixed

XspidervenomX
XspidervenomX

Gamespots reporting that they are now saving babies.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

So many cynics on this site. I'm tired. All I will say is bravo, EA.

No matter how much money you may feel EA could afford to give to charity, despite whatever self-serving reasons you think motivated them to do this, it's still millions of dollars that are being given to numerous good causes.

scroft16
scroft16

cancer is a bitch that needs a dead leg  

mattcake
mattcake

The above photo was brought to you by Starbucks Coffee, who paid EA $1.65m for the product placement.

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

ah yes, reading the comments reminded me how pathetic, lowlife and idiotic the gaming community can be.

19James89
19James89

Kudos to Electronic Arts for this, it's always nice when individuals and business help charitable organisations.

XspidervenomX
XspidervenomX

More positive news by Gamespot about EA. Nice being on the payroll isn't it Gamespot. High scores for broken game!! Game fixed!! Stocks rebound!! oh the great news for EA cant stop can it.


Didnt report stock tanked,

Didnt even mention broken game or error CE-34878-0 when they reviewed it.

Mentioned game was fixed before the patch was released.. we know how that went..

JustWingin_IT
JustWingin_IT

@colibriosis Can't say I recommend getting in on the scheme, what profits a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul? Metaphorically or literally...

digitm64
digitm64

@JustWingin_IT The stories about pharmaceutical companies actually having a cure for something but due to corporate greed, lock the cure away?  That would be inhumane.  Myth or possibility of truth?  Scary thought. I don't know much about this stuff, however I do find it slightly hard to believe that after all this time, with thousands of people around the world trying to find a cure, that nothing has evolved.

zzamaro
zzamaro

You suck you know? EA donates money often unlike Steam, or whatever your favorite developer is that donate NOTHING.

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

@keepclearx lol keep your retarded comments to your self to make this place better.

Dumper1
Dumper1

You might change your mind if you ever got cancer.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@PlatinumPaladin They said they would give this to Charity when the humble bundle came out if they didn't they would look soo much worse its not like they said lets just donate some money to cancer research. They did a good thing yes but its not like they had a choice after saying they would.

dritsfayt
dritsfayt

If you really feel that way then why are you on this site?

I'm not a fan of EA at all so I will no longer spend money on any thing they make. If I thought gamespot were taking back hand bribes from them I wouldn't be on this site.

colibriosis
colibriosis

@JustWingin_IT @colibriosis People have been so hopped up on getting past religion while also ignoring its positive traits that they simply don't believe in spirituality. Not saying you can't succeed in a clean and honest manner, but the fastest and largest amount of money is dirty money.

It's really that simple.

Ereheru
Ereheru

Actually, the money the EA donated was from a Humble Bundle release over the summer, something which many developers have done (selling something to raise money).  Also, Steam is a digital distribution platform, not a developer (Valve is the name you are looking for).


Valve, by the way, has done charity events, as have many game developers (you should check out a list of developers who have had Humble Bumble sales).


I agree with you, though, that the person you were responding should not let their hatred of EA blind them to what is a positive act, whatever their reason for doing that act.

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

@Deadlysyns87 this comment makes no sense, the whole point of the humble bundle is to give money to charity there would be no reason for them to do the humble bundle if they had second thoughts.

XspidervenomX
XspidervenomX

Ignorant and stupid.

This site is funded by game companies. Meaning for you challenged ones, you cant get unbiased information, you get spin, funnel ed like cattle to think what they want you to think you sheep.

Omfgturtle
Omfgturtle

@Garm31 People got to chose how to split the money they spent on the HumbleBundle between what charities they want, the developers, and HumbleBundle themselves. That is how much from the 10 million that was raised was divided form what people chose themselves. 

Garm31
Garm31

@Ereheru  Everyone hates EA. If you like them, your are in a very small minority. Giving money the charity is a great thing, but the amount given is an insult to the people who desperately need it.

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

I think the head of a charity shouldn't make more then their country of recidence's median income. Which in the U.S's case is 50 000. And not a single cent more! It's a charity for goth's sake.

XspidervenomX
XspidervenomX

Doesnt mean there isnt good information on the site. Many gamers here that arent fanboy teens that have great feedback.