The Division, Assassin's Creed, and More in The Humble Ubisoft Bundle [UPDATE]

Pay whatever you want for some Ubisoft games; pay $75 or more for The Division.

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[UPDATE] The Humble Ubisoft Bundle has added Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory to its collection. Those who have already paid more than the average now own both games.

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A new Humble Bundle is here, and it's full of Ubisoft-published games like The Division, Far Cry 3, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. As always, you can pay what you want, but there are some tiers you'll need to reach before unlocking certain games.

The Humble Ubisoft Bundle offers Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home, and Rayman Origins at the $1 tier. If you pay more than the average (which at the time of publishing is $5.62), then you'll net yourself Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, and more games as they're added. We will update this story as games join the bundle.

$15 will unlock Assassin's Creed Rogue and Ubisoft's open world driving game The Crew. If you want to get all of this and pre-order The Division, you'll need to pony up $75 or more--you'll also get an exclusive t-shirt and a coupon for 66 percent off up to any three Ubisoft games in the Humble Store.

As is normally the case, you can choose to split where your money goes: to Ubisoft, charity, or Humble Bundle.

You can check out the bundle for yourself right here.

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I'm glad that the only games I cared about were in the $1+ group... Just out of curiosity, besides being run buy Ubisoft, what's everyone's problem with Uplay?

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@MrFreehuggs: The problem (for me at least) is that it's a redundant and therefore unnecessary program when I buy Ubisoft games through Steam. It used to be Click Icon > Load Game > Play. Then it was Click Icon > Load Steam > Load Game > Play. Now it's Click Icon > Load Steam > Load Uplay > Play.

In short, Steam should be good enough if publishers are wanting to sell their games through an online verification system. However that's not good enough, as has been made so clear by publishers like Ubisoft and EA, where they now require you to register and launch their own brand of PC verification and download client, even if they still sell the game through Steam. They want their own brand of control and to reap the entire profit instead of having to dish a percentage to Valve - which is their right as a publisher, fair enough.

For me, it's just another account and password I have to try and remember. All I want to do is play games.

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@IIIMatricksIII: EA no longer sells games through Steam. I would like to have all my games on Steam too, but I can understand why big companies refuse to give money to Valve. Also, in this bundle, some of the games are Steam only and the others Uplay only.

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@dani3po: Well they still sell some of the older titles like Mass Effect 1 and 2 through Steam, but yes, current releases as of a few years ago are only Origin. I remember having ME 1 and 2 on Steam, then being annoyed that ME3 was going to be Origin-exclusive.

Oh well. First world problems, for sure.

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dont get me wrong i love the humble bumble, i think its great value for money most of the time but for £65 odd thats a bit much. if you look around you can buy the devision for £28 and its not even out yet. granted some of thoes games are good but you can buy most of them cheaper, not that im advising that either as this is going to charity and if you have the cash you should help.

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If I didn't already own all of those games that are worth owning this might be a good deal.

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I'm confused...

For the current Hubble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/) the fine print says:

"To cover costs for physical merchandise, shipping, and The Division pre-order, a deduction of $60 plus taxes will be made for qualifying bundles. Custom payment split ratios still apply to remaining payment."

Does this mean that an additional charge is made on top of the price of the bundle? Example: If I pay $75 for the bundle, will $60 be added to that making my total $135, or will the $60 be a part of the $75 and less will go towards charity etc..?

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@hailstorm32: They're saying you won't be able to decide where that $60 goes because it's for the game.

Basically it's subverting the entire concept of the humble bundle, i.e., get some cheap indie games and give to charity, to instead just buy a AAA game that isn't even out yet.

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@Xylymphydyte: Yup. As time passed and success came Humble Bundle just became more and more like a regular business and less and less about the charity and deciding where your money goes aspect. Incredibly clever business strategy, but not very nice :).

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@Xylymphydyte: I never noticed that, that really is disgusting that they're using it to sell the game, they shouldn't be able to include it legally really because it's not in the humble bundle, it's a hidden sale

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When I was young I worked for a bit at a PC repair shop and a computer came in that had been infested with roaches. Still the dirty remains of a roach colony there were husks, eggs and dead remains, and what I learned from it to be the smell of roach shit.

Today, I can recall this memory and think, "well at least that computer didn't have Uplay in it. Uplay, ugh, so gross."

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@elheber: Is that a true story? :)

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Looks like Ubisoft starting off nice this year with Far Cry Primal which looks phenomenal and The Division looking like a winner also.Ubisoft has made some of my favorite games keep up the good work.Its funny the guy that made the comment 3 years ago how they despise Ubisoft will still get on and say the same thing over and over.

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Mostly uplay, so no thanks.

Wish Humble didn't hide the games in the middle tier. I always wait and see what they are before donating, and then I forget to go back and the deal is gone. Just tell us up front what the upcoming games are.

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Not sure how $75 can still be considered "humble", but those three games for $1 is pretty amazing. I also happen to have none of them!

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@GhoX: $75 doesn't seem bad considering it's a brand new game, t-shirt, and the discount code. "Humble" refers to the charitable aspect, not the price.

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@gokartmozart89: Except that you can get the Division for around $40 on Greenmangaming with coupon codes and that the fine print states that $60 of the price you pay for the bundle if you get the Division is taken for the game and can't be decided which charity/dev/whatever it goes to.

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@Xylymphydyte: Your point? I don't see where Humble Bundle claims that 100% of all proceeds go to charity.

"Except that you can get the Division for around $40 on Greenmangaming with coupon codes..."

Irrelevant. It's GMG's perogative to offer coupon codes. Ubisoft is the one distributing to Humble Bundle, not GMG. Ubi decides the pricing. It's U-play's direct pricing at play and not a third party's.

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@gokartmozart89: Because you can't give it to charity. You said it yourself that the 'humble' refers to the charity aspect yet fully 80% of the cost just goes to buying the game. It defeats the purpose in its entirety.

But whatever, it's your time and money, I was just pointing out where the charity aspect isn't terribly charitable.

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@Xylymphydyte: "It defeats the purpose in its entirety."

No it doesn't. A portion still goes to charity. And 20% of that is still more than the ~$5 these bundles often average.

Furthermore, I don't know what makes you think I even partook in this one. I merely pointed out that $75 isn't unreasonable if you want both the game and to partake in Humble Bundle's charitable goals. A lot of people would pay full price (i.e., not go through GMG) anyway.

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@gokartmozart89: The point of the humble bundles was that you could apply your money however you want, that the developers were putting up the games as an act of charity and you could, if you were so inclined, give 100% of the value to charity.

This bundle is the cashier and the grocery store asking if you'd like to donate 5 dollars to children in need.

If you care about charity, give to charity, if you care about buying a game, buy a game. If you want to virtue signal about how you gave to charity but ACTUALLY just want to buy a game, get this bundle.

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@Xylymphydyte: "This bundle is the cashier and the grocery store asking if you'd like to donate 5 dollars to children in need."

And there is nothing wrong with that. It's merely an option. Some charity is better than no charity. This isn't an all or nothing issue.

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@gokartmozart89: Nice dodging the actual point.

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@Xylymphydyte: I didn't dodge any point. You want to criticize something as if it's bad when it's not.

Let's break this down:

"If you care about charity, give to charity..."

You can if you get The Division through HB.

"...if you care about buying a game, buy a game."

You can if you get The Division through HB. It's killing two birds with one stone.

"If you want to virtue signal about how you gave to charity but ACTUALLY just want to buy a game, get this bundle."

How is it virtue signaling? It's not like you have to go on social media and tell everyone that you procured The Division through Humble Bundle. No one that you engage with on The Division will know that you got the game that way. Only you need to know, unless you feel the need to share that info.

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@gokartmozart89: You were pretty clear in designating the humble part as being about charity. You could normally designate all of the money to charity. You cannot here, you can only designate 20% to charity. Therefor it is only 20% about charity where it was previously 100% about charity.

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@Xylymphydyte: "You were pretty clear in designating the humble part as being about charity."

Yes, yes I did. That part (I said "aspect" but same thing). Part/aspect =/= entirety. At no point did I say that charity was the entirety of the transaction. I said it was an aspect. That aspect is what differentiates getting the game from HB over another source.

"You could normally designate all of the money to charity."

You could normally, but that's not a requirement. The games on HB aren't normally brand new AAA titles either. This is a pretty a-typical offer from them. And again, there's nothing wrong about adding a donation to the end of your purchase at a cashier. Some charity is still better than no charity. It's merely an option - one that you don't get on GMG, Steam, Amazon, or vanilla U-Play. It's not even the only game you get for $75 - it's Call of Juarez, AC, Rayman, FC3, Grow Home, The Crew, and Splinter Cell. The Division's offer is a completely separate AND OPTIONAL stretch goal. They didn't have to offer it at all, but then nothing would have gone to charity from certain purchases of The Division.

"Therefor it is only 20% about charity where it was previously 100% about charity."

No, it's not always 100% about charity on HB. That assumption of yours isn't true. Not every HB offer in the past has given 100% of the proceeds to charity, and developers often do get a portion for themselves. Furthermore, this one does let you choose to give 100% to charity if you see fit. The sliders are still there before checkout if you bothered to look. So yeah, $75 for a new game you would have paid $60 for plus a half dozen or so other games isn't so bad when there are proceeds going to a charitable cause.

This whole discussion is asinine. It's a freaking donation tacked on to a game purchase. They're not purporting it to be anything else. Get off your high horse, or join a convent.

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@GhoX: Same here. I'm tempted to get the second tier for AC China but I've got the other two already. Not sure if the "more to come" is worth the extra $5.

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Well the 3 games for 1$ are definitely worth it.

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This is just for steam right?

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@t_smith: 2 games are for Steam, the rest are Uplay.

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@t_smith: nope, mixed bag, some games for steam, some for Uplay

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@Saidrex: Thanks. I missed the Uplay logo under the games.

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great deal but i already have those games & getting The Division Gold Edition for $65

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@senorbusyman: The Gold editiion for $65? Where?

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