EA’s ridiculous Humble Origin Bundle gets two more games added

Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising

By on August 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

The Humble Origin Bundle is still ongoing — you know, the one where you can get Dead Space, Burnout Paradise, Mirror’s Edge, Crysis 2, Dead Space 3, Medal of Honor, Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 for as little as $5? (Or less, if you don’t want BF3 and The Sims?)

Well, overnight EA have added two more games to the bundle, both of which are available if you beat the average: Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising, and the original Populous as well. RA3 comes with a Steam key, but Populous is just for Origin users only.

Just a reminder that EA is making no profit from this Humble Bundle; all the money generated here — over eight million dollars so far is going to charity. Get into it!

22 comments (Leave your own)

Another thumb up..yup, that now makes two thumbs up!

 

Even the Fonz likes it, must be good.
Seriously awsome deal.

 

Red Alert 3 = worst game evar.

Populous = best game evar.

 

I enjoyed red alert 3 :(

It had George Takei.

 

Coo

Humble will continue to get all my money until they add RSPCA.

 

Oh EA, all your recent activities… Are you trying to win me over?

Still won’t buy anything as I have other games I need to complete before I consider impulse buying more for later. I also simply do not like using Origin whatsoever.

 

IMO this is probably the worst choice of additional games. I mean, Populous? A game that was developed 20+ years ago? WTF is that?

 

ooshp,

There are definitely better charities to support than the RSPCA, not because animals aren’t worth investing in, but more so because of the RSPCA practices; they’re basically the mafia of the animal world. This also ignores the fact that only ~18% of donations go towards animals and they still kill ~52% of the animals they house.

olegiy,

Populous is a classic and is probably more fan service than specifically pushing an old, unloved game. I haven’t played it in ages but I have some pretty fond memories of it from my childhood years :P

 

olegiy:
IMO this is probably the worst choice of additional games. I mean, Populous? A game that was developed 20+ years ago? WTF is that?

One of the greatest and most influential games of all time, that’s WTF it is.

 

jjager,

Opinions are opinions. Thanks for sharing yours.

 

Big fan of Red Alert 1 and 2, but 3….Oh well its for charity innit

 

yeapal,

You’re most welcome! <3

 

jjager:
ooshp,

There are definitely better charities to support than the RSPCA, not because animals aren’t worth investing in, but more so because of the RSPCA practices; they’re basically the mafia of the animal world. This also ignores the fact that only ~18% of donations go towards animals and they still kill ~52% of the animals they house.

olegiy,

Populous is a classic and is probably more fan service than specifically pushing an old, unloved game. I haven’t played it in ages but I have some pretty fond memories of it from my childhood years :P

Incredibly flawed and negatively biased statistics.

Would you rather the animals get turned away and put on the streets or to be put down humanely? Better that they put down the animals in there and get new ones in for people to adopt than for 52% of animals to be put out on the streets. As for the 18% of donations, I’d have to know where the rest go as running a shelter/organisation sure isn’t cheap.

 

Damn evil, greedy EA raising millions for charity whilst practically giving away several of their games.

That’s not how you make a difference, you make a difference by boycotting certain video game companies and bashing them at any opportunity.

 

I’m sure all those new people creating Origin accounts and installing it for the first time was never on anyone’s mind at EA, and its all about the charity….

 

rapid101,

Humanely? Yes. The necessity to do so? Debatable.
There are plenty of shelters that take care of animals that don’t kill animals, even after an extended period of time (RSPCA is ~2 weeks). These animals are also given a good life in these shelters, even on limited funding (RE: They aren’t tied to the RSPCA so don’t get that cash flow/government funding). These aren’t really one off cases either, nor are they small numbers. The New South Wales branch by their own statistics report >50% kill rate for multiple years, and again, these are 100 or 200 animals, these are in the thousands.

In regards to the percentages, the ~18% could be a little off, however it is meant to highlight the fact that for every dollar you donate, only a fraction of that is actually going towards animal care. I don’t doubt it costs a pretty penny to run a shelter (or multiple), but if I recall correctly, more money from your donations go towards the RSPCA hosting events (which arguably ‘can’ raise awareness) than towards the animals themselves.

This of course ignores the ‘shady’ side of the RSPCA that they don’t like people to know about, or the ‘mafia-like’ tactics they use to get their way. Unfortunately I looked all this stuff up on my laptop which have since been wiped, so am unable to find the exacted sources, but I’m more than willing to get in contact with a couple of associates and chase it up for you; it is definitely a good and interesting read.

I’m also not sure how they are flawed or negatively biased statistics if they’re taken straight from the RSPCA website?

Edit: Okay this article highlights the high kill rate (and high profit margin) for the NSW branch. It also highlights that the ACT branch only has a kill rate of 6.5%, so clearly it isn’t all branches.

Edit 2: This article is an interesting account from a few previous employees of the RSPCA that recount their experience, and the incredibly shady and dodgy things they had to do, or were reprimanded for not doing.

If you honestly think the RSPCA, or anything in life is simply black and white with no grey areas, I feel really bad for you. It really isn’t that hard to present something as something it isn’t, especially when you have plenty of lawyers and money to back you up.

 

jjager,

And here is how we get incredibly sidetracked. I’m still a little dismayed that Humble Bundle had anything to do with Origin, but I’m still considering this bundle for the sake of Crysis 2 and not a whole lot else. So probably not :S.

 

redshirt:
jjager,

And here is how we get incredibly sidetracked. I’m still a little dismayed that Humble Bundle had anything to do with Origin, but I’m still considering this bundle for the sake of Crysis 2 and not a whole lot else. So probably not :S.

I consider the Humble Bundles for charity. The games are just a bonus.

 

shuth: reply

SameI pick it up everytime.

 
downloader2013

shuth,

I consider the bundles games first, charity second. Otherwise if I was honest about donating to a charity, I’d have done it directly in the first place with expecting any bonuses.

 
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