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Humble Origin Bundle launched with ALL proceeds to charity

by Mark Tyson on 15 August 2013, 05:00

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Origin, PC

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A new Humble Bundle has been launched for Windows featuring several blockbuster games titles from Electronic Arts. It's called the Humble Origin Bundle. If you pay over US$1 for the bundle you will get Origin keys (some Steam keys are also available) for Dead Space 3, Dead Space, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Medal of Honor, and Mirror’s Edge.

100 per cent charitable

This bundle offer will not profit EA/Origin directly as all the Humble Bundle proceeds will go to charity. When purchasing the Humble Origin Bundle you will be presented with a charity allocation slider with which you can choose how much of your payment goes to which charities. The charities you can choose from include; The Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross and San Francisco AIDS Foundation. You will also be able to allocate a Humble tip for the Humble Bundle folks.

Battlefield 3 & The Sims 3

If you pay more than the average price (donation?) your Humble Origin Bundle will include the added bonus of two more blockbuster games titles; "unrivalled military shooter" Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3, along with two expansion packs in The Sims 3 Starter Pack. At the time of writing the average price is a mere $4.72.

The full list of digital stuff you can get is as follows:

Pay US$1 or more to receive the following Windows games

  1. Dead Space 3 - Origin
  2. Dead Space - Origin or Steam
  3. Crysis 2 Maximum Edition - Origin or Steam
  4. Mirror’s Edge - Origin or Steam
  5. Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box - Origin or Steam
  6. Medal of Honor - Origin or Steam

All buyers will also receive

  1. The Sims 3 Soundtrack
  2. Battlefield 3 Soundtrack

Beat the average price and get

  1. Battlefield 3 - Origin
  2. The Sims 3 + Starter Pack - Origin for Windows and Mac

Payments totalling over US$2.6 million so far

This Humble Origin Bundle offer kicked off just over seven hours ago and will remain on offer for a further 13 days. So far there have been over half a million bundles sold, I think they will need another digit on the 'Bundles Sold' meter before the day is out...

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A really good bargain this time around. However registering the games via Origin takes forever due to their systems being overwhelmed currently..
Can anyone comment on which titles can be activated on steam?
I've recently tried to make it a rule to avoid buying EA PC games if I can after ME3 however this was an offer I couldn't refuse. Shame some are origin only as I'd rather avoid that if I could.
Can anyone comment on which titles can be activated on steam?

Steam & Origin: Dead Space, Burnout, Crysis 2, Mirrors Edge, Medal of Honor.

Origin Only: Dead Space 3, Sims 3, Battlefield 3.
It also seems like you can activate both the steam and origin keys for the games that come with both!