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Humble Bundles, Game Sales, and the Great Games Guarantee

Posted by on August 27, 2013 at 6:26 PM

At the time of writing, the Humble Origin Bundle has sold just over two million gaming bundles, at an average price of $4.91 USD each. That’s over $10 million AUD, and still counting, with two days of the sale still left to go.

Humble Bundles, Game Sales, and the Great Games Guarantee

But it is no wonder it has proved to be the greatest bundle ever put together. You score 10 games for the price of a Perth coffee, and they are not just any old games from five years ago. Dead Space 3 was only released six months ago, and retails for about $20 alone!

The Humble Bundle has been around since 2010, and the way it works is that you choose how much you are willing to pay for the bundle, then they allow you to allocate the money between the game developers, charity, and the guys running the Humble Bundle promo / servers etc.

This time around was a little different. Electronic Arts (EA), who created the Origin gaming content delivery client / service, teamed up with the Humble Bundle, and decided to let all proceeds go to charity or the Humble Bundle guys. Very generous indeed in my opinion.

Speaking of EA / Origin, they are also currently having a sale at the moment, of up to 70% off.

Humble Bundles, Game Sales, and the Great Games GuaranteeA few standouts include Dead Space 2 for $5.99 (to complete the trilogy after getting Dead Space 1 and 3 in the bundle), Plants vs Zombies for $2.99, and Battlefield 3 Premium DLC for $14.99 (to go with Battlefield 3 that was also in the bundle):

Offer ends tonight, so get onto it now!

EA also made a very interesting and potentially ground breaking announcement recently – their Great Games Guarantee.

 It truly is an amazing offer:

 ”You may return EA full game downloads (PC or Mac) purchased on Origin for a full refund within 24 hours after you first launch the game, within seven days from when you purchased it, or within the first seven days after the game’s release date if you pre-ordered it (whichever of these conditions happens first).”

So now you have no fear when buying a game if it is absolute rubbish or you can’t get it working properly on your PC, they will let you return the game for a full refund – doesn’t get much better than that!

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