EA Humble Bundle closes at $10.5 million

More than 2.1 million bundles sold brought in millions of dollars for charity.

The Humble Origin Bundle from Electronic Arts closed last night, bringing in more than $10.5 million from the sale of more than 2.1 million bundles.

"Thanks for helping make Humble Bundle history!" the company said on Twitter.

Almost all of the $10.5 million will go to charities like the Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, American Cancer Society, and American Red Cross.

The Humble Origin Bundle 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.

Those who chose to pay more than the average received Battlefield 3, The Sims 3: Starter Pack (which includes The Sims 3 and expansions Late Night Expansion Pack and High-End Loft Stuff), as well as Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising and classic god game Populous.

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viral028
viral028

as always company is bad just because they want to give to charity  and what is bad about ea they want to make money so other companies that went under are good? sure most of their staff lost their jobs meanwhile ea gives jobs they really are bad.Just grow up guys

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

you know i find it laughable that EA have had there head so far up sony's ass its unreal. they blanked sega and nintendo just supported sony mainly for years yet when they finally remove there head and start supporting other formats to like they should as a third party sony fanboys call them bais.

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

Count me as one of the Hardcore PC Gamers not willing to install Origin in the name of Charity.

Charity for who? EA who needs all the hits it can muster for it's ailing PC Game distribution malware? or for the sick people who actually need the help. EA is a destroyer of great developers. I will not assist in their reign of tyranny.

dxshah786
dxshah786

want something like this more...may be from bethesda, ubisoft etc

Nightdragonist
Nightdragonist

Well, it's a huge success. Congrats to EA

Now, can we kick Mo(f)ore from it's "Executive" chair? Before he does anything else to make EA die?

The truth is... EA is not the scumbag, the scumbag one IS  the Executives here. Being jerk every year etc.

AlexFili
AlexFili

A victory for both EA and charities worldwide

tightwad34
tightwad34

Should the word humble be allowed to be alongside EA?

1blackone
1blackone

If you are ANY level of PC gamer(they also do movies), put the Humble Bundle on your bookmarks and check it weekly. 

Its soooooo worth it, both fiscally and morally.

Its also cool to realize that in the future (like 2 years after launch titles get old), they might do something for consoles, now that digital downloads are a "thing" for the next-gen. 

Gonna be fun to get Titanfall and Forza 5 + other games for 3 bucks!

pound-u
pound-u

I only paid $1 for the 6 games. If I increase my amount over the average right now, can I still get a code for Battlefield 3?

Manuel Ricardo Garcia Arango
Manuel Ricardo Garcia Arango

That`s good, I donated $5 USD and got all games. Hope they add campaigns for environment conservation or something similar, since I don`t give a rat`s ass about biomedical research

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Nice one, EA. If only the other publishers were as generous.

Shillo02
Shillo02

WHY DID I MISS THIS!? D:


quakke
quakke

PC gaming is not dead. That was to whom ever has said that it is.

I won't be buying any teed speis3 from Humble Bundle as long as it's bundled with EA Origin.

Amogh Bhatawdekar
Amogh Bhatawdekar

Like if u added all games but not played a single one of them :P

Steven Williamson
Steven Williamson

Mike Cattrell missed it, what an idiot. Probably the only PC gamer who doesn't own Battlefield 3 #mong

Hurvl
Hurvl

Everybody wins: EA gets some good-will and more Origin users, the charities gets million of dollars and Humble Bundle writes history. And of course, cheap games for everyone. No matter the (surely scheming/devious/eviiiil) reasons EA did this, it's a win-win for everyone.

Simon Scott
Simon Scott

Asking a question is creating drama oops forgot so sorry Mr Sookran . Please forgive me I live in country that! let's me ask such bad things

munkeypoo45
munkeypoo45

Well at least EA did something not so greedy for once. good job

Ryan Sookram
Ryan Sookram

reading is hard or something? almost at the top of the article it said almost all of the money will to charity . People like u just seem to wanna create drama

Ryan Sookram
Ryan Sookram

ill pay you to get some english classes now stfu until then

Simon Scott
Simon Scott

Exactly how much of the $10.5 mill is going to charity?

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

Effectively giving away Old games nobody is buying anymore, just so EA can associate themselves with the word Humble and keep shafting us for every penny they can in the future.

I think I'll just give my money directly to the charities in question and bypass EA's cynical attempts to avoid being voted the US's most hated company a third year in a row. 

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

@Redsyrup EA donated 100% of all humble earnings to charity.. You also got a steam key as well as an origin key for every game, it was not just origin.. I don't understand what the big fuss is about origin, if you were really a "hardcore gamer" you would care about the games themselves not some user interface.. 

I don't mind origin, they let me download my games from them whenever i wan't at 3mb/s and they have a much more relaxed policy system than steam does. They will refund you for any purchase if you contact them whereas steam will not even correct a $3.50 mistake for a dedicated customer with over 300 games. I called origin and spoke to a really cool english speaking guy for 40 minutes about various different games coming out, i called because i wanted crysis2 moved to a different origin account and he just put an additional copy on the account without any hassle (he basically gave me a free game) Steam does not even have a phone number you can call.

steam pissed me off once. Steam has a policy that you can get a refund on any game you've pre-ordered as long as you request the refund before the game comes out.. i messaged them two months before duke nukem forever came out to cancel my pre-order and they replied 2 months later saying they could not because the game had already came out.. In my experience steam just looks for any opportunity to deny you assistance. Also steam as of a recent update has hid 90% of all game cd-keys you have purchased from them, they have a "big brother" attitude where they wan't to make it clear that they are the boss. They will ban users who have 100+ games without even as much as a reason why. My friend got suspended for two months for simply buying his brother a game and sending it to him overseas. Steam are a bunch of stuck up punks

trdrstv
trdrstv

@Redsyrup I didn't install origin, but I did get 6 Steam games for $1 and it went to charity. 

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

@Shillo02 Look at it this way you spared yourself the agony of installing Origin. Your PC is free of EA's malware.

JuanKing
JuanKing

@quakke most of the games you could add to steam, so didn't need Origin


RT-XD
RT-XD

@quakke EA didn't get a dime, surprisingly. If you bought it, you would be giving to charity and nothing would go to EA.

kmanworld
kmanworld

@de-astroturfer  I was amazed I found a lot of people still playing Battlefield 3 multiplayer, Burnout  and I even found co-op in Dead Space 3, so I guess many people for the right price  wanted thoses Games.

mucking_foron
mucking_foron

@de-astroturfer Do you honestly think EA cares about some meaningless poll/award? really? How about YOU stop being so cynical and give credit where credit is owed? 10.5 million isn't peanuts you know.

quakke
quakke

@JuanKing @quakke  

teed speis3 specifically is one with a nice Origin logo in it. So it is a Origin exclusive and therefore wont be getting any "teed speis3" :D And just incase you did not get my point, i meant i ain't interested in those other games.

dunkanlord
dunkanlord

@RT-XD @quakke yea you had chouse how much give to charity and how much to game developers just set to developers 0 and you get games for charity

Hurvl
Hurvl

@mucking_foron Yeah, EA won't lose any sleep over that award, internet polls are usually non-representative crap. They deteriorate into (anti-)popularity contests and are flooded by angry narrow-minded nerds. Most people don't care about voting on such polls and thus get outnumbered by the haters who are all too eager to push things in the direction they like.

telaros
telaros

@b_o_l_h_a @DesertEaglex24 @de-astroturfer Valve has always supported Humble Bundle. That's why even though it was EA sponsored, VALVE still offered free keys for 5 of the games EA didn't take down from Steam.

There are many companies that does charity events. You're only hearing about EA because it's the FIRST TIME they decided that offering Battlefield 3 wouldn't hurt their profits.

Yes, they've tried getting EA to do a Humble before. It didn't go so well.

The more you know!

lia87
lia87

@b_o_l_h_a @DesertEaglex24 @de-astroturfer What are you talking about??? Paradox is doing this now and is not the first time paradox games have been on the humble bundle. So there are other far better companies doing it than EA

b_o_l_h_a
b_o_l_h_a

@DesertEaglex24 @b_o_l_h_a @de-astroturfer

"Effectively giving away Old games nobody is buying anymore, just so EA can associate themselves with the word Humble and keep shafting us for every penny they can in the future"


Even so, you don't have any other company doing that. Hating just because it's cool hating for me it's a dumb comment. EA has really big flaws and killed some good IP's but this is not the case.
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