Get Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3, Mirror’s Edge and more for basically nothing in the Humble Origin Bundle

Humble Origin Bundle

By on August 15, 2013 at 8:16 am

Like THQ and Deep Silver before them, EA and Origin have put together their own Humble Bundle.

For the low, low, price of “whatever you want”, you can get Dead Space, Burnout Paradise, Crysis 2, Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space 3 and Medal of Honor. Want more? Pay more than $4.64 and you’ll get Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 as well.

This may be called the “Humble Origin Bundle”, but EA are actually — yes, really — offering Steam keys as well. The only games that you won’t get a Steam key for are Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3.

What’s that you say? “I’m a gamer and I hate EA because of various reason?” Oh, shush. EA aren’t even taking any money from this. Every single cent goes to charity (other than any tip you send to the Humble Store). That’s right: EA aren’t taking any money from this.

So! If you want great games and want to support charity, but don’t want to give EA any money, why not head along to the Humble Bundle Store in the next thirteen days or so and throw down some cash? I’ll be picking up Dead Space 3 for some of that sweet co-op action for sure.

53 comments (Leave your own)

Pretty rad deal really, just be aware Origin is getting understandably slammed at the moment, so you might have to be a bit patient to redeem Origin keys.

 

Never understood all the Origin hate personally, it runs just as smooth if not better than steam (without all the social media bloatware crap)

Happily bought more than one of these bundles.
Really odd to see relatively new title Dead Space 3 for a buck though :O

 

stoibs: Never understood all the Origin hate personally

origin scans (or it did) far more of my computers privates than Steam ever has that I don’t need anything more than steam running on my system also and I can’t stress this enough.

I like steam the friends list, steam play and everything all work together realyl nicely I do not like origin nor do i like EA enough to adopt it… which is a shame because i’d like crysis 2

 

I liked when Humble supported DRM-free games. : (

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to bash EA up over this one, it is very nice thing for them to have done. But the idea that they aren’t getting a single cent isn’t exactly 1000% correct.

As with just about all corporate donations there is always something in it for the company (which can then trigger a philosophical debate about “true charity” which I am certainly not getting into here, each man has his opinion on that one and I can live with that fact).

What do EA get from me (I hear you all scream, torches and pitch forks at the ready)? They get me to reinstall and start using origin again, which sorry EA isn’t going to happen.

And before the wolves try to tear me to pieces & to sooth my conscience I have just made a donation to Legacy in place of my purchase of this bundle.

 

spooler,

Oh yeah, as a tip for others who also enjoy steam’s friend list/overlay/Group notifications you can actually go ahead and add the Origin.exe launcher to steam’s ‘non-steam game’ list.

I’ve got this, Uplay, Desura etc. added this way to still be able to chat and get group pop-ups while using these client’s games :D

Also spooler this bundle gives steam and origin keys for certain games, crysis 2 being one of them ;)

 

stoibs,

Why does Origin get all the hate? I think I’ve worked out why, viewed from my perspective anyway, so anything I write is my opinion, not necessarily fact, consider it a working hypothesis.

People only want to deal with one digital market place, I don’t want to have 45,000 different publishers online store programs installed. Most people originally had steam and that’s who they want to stay with, then the exclusives started. Most people who only want to use steam also wanted to purchase an EA game the was an origin exclusive. And BAM!, people get frustrated and annoyed with what’s going on. Now EA aren’t the only ones to do exclusives, it just happens that the majority of people already used steam and got burnt by EA bringing out an exclusive, it had frustrated them that EA (and others) can’t just release their games on steam as well.

 

Seems like a good pack, however:

-What’s up with offering Dead Space 1 and 3, but not 2? DS2 is already on Steam, not sure why it couldn’t be added.
-Similarly, why Crysis 2 and not 1? (I can understand 3 being omitted as it’s relatively new)

Given that I own many of the games already, I would’ve bought the pack just for DS3 and Mirror’s Edge to play on the media PC, but of course being Origin, you can’t simply start the game directly (Or through a controller friendly interface for that matter). Funnily enough, the cracked versions would probably work better in that regard.

 

To me, it looks like this is EA’s way of getting more people to use Origin. They give away the games, but they get more people to use their service. And on that, I’m torn. Even taking away the suss points about EA and Origin, it’s yet another content management system one needs to have installed to access the content. If nothing else, Steam was first and most of my library is on there. On the other hand, this is a really really good deal.

 

Been waiting for a good price for Dead Space 3 but as for all the rest I’ve already bought.

Anyway Dead Space 3 for $1, I know what I’m playing after work ;)

 

stewge:
Seems like a good pack, however:

-What’s up with offering Dead Space 1 and 3, but not 2?DS2 is already on Steam, not sure why it couldn’t be added.
-Similarly, why Crysis 2 and not 1?(I can understand 3 being omitted as it’s relatively new)

Given that I own many of the games already, I would’ve bought the pack just for DS3 and Mirror’s Edge to play on the media PC, but of course being Origin, you can’t simply start the game directly (Or through a controller friendly interface for that matter).Funnily enough, the cracked versions would probably work better in that regard.

Most of the games (except for Sims 3, Dead Space 3, and Battlefield 3) also have a steam key equivalent that you can activate. Tidy!

 

stewge,

Actually funny you should mention that, Origin drm isn’t actually as intrusive as most people make it out to be – you literally can just go into the Origin Games install folder and run the .exe for a lot of these without Origin needing to be open at all.

Mirror’s edge has a steam key also.

…and yeah Dead Space 2 would be nice, maybe as an unlock during the next week (if they follow the traditional Humble method)

 

stoibs,

Origin might not be as intrusive, but I’m getting to the point where I have so many steam games that if I’m going to pick something with DRM, I’ll usually go with the devil I know and pick Steam.

 

Well, I think we all know about the problems with Origin….
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4237780/gif/gifcam/origin2.gif
Plus their “we own the rights to fumble around on your hard drive” policy

jme,

Same here….

stoibs,

Dead space 2 went well in terms of sales, these games, not so much, or like Bf3 and Sims they have 100000 DLC packs at $25 each. Did I forget DS3′s micro transactions? Its a bit of sneaky practice in my eyes.

schrapple,

Ok, time to open this can of worms again;
One digital market place makes logins simpler, and no “does my key work here” issues, then EA removed all origin games from Steam as a big F you (you can find the info about it somewhere), as well as the origin price jacking of RRP ($80 for a game is insane), and their “sales lower the value of intellectual property” then having sales, OH the list goes on. My main issue is the hard drive sniffing and the 100% CPU usage on start up, plus its fantastic interface as shown above….
But maybe its just me.

 

I’ve come to the belief that monopolies are ok as long as prices are cheap and service is good.

 

I don’t even have Origin installed, never had an intention to install it…ummm might change now I just chucked over some cash to this bundle though… <_<

Oh well might end up using Origin as much as I use most of the rest of these delivery services. About the only system I use regularly is Steam, most of the rest I haven't opened in quite a few months. Even then, Steam I didn't even have running for about 2-3 weeks.

 

ralphwiggum:
I’ve come to the belief that monopolies are ok as long as prices are cheap and service is good.

I hope that’s a joke.

The sheeple have forgotten that they sold their souls by installing Steam. They don’t want to do it again by installing Origin.

I hope there’s a critical mass of CDS competition in the near future to catalyse a mass revolt with a DRM-free outcome.

 

stoibs,

yea it was pointed out in the original thread That crysis 2 was avaliable on steam which promptly got my arse to but this bundle thanks for the tip tho

 

stewge:
Seems like a good pack, however:

-What’s up with offering Dead Space 1 and 3, but not 2?DS2 is already on Steam, not sure why it couldn’t be added.
-Similarly, why Crysis 2 and not 1?(I can understand 3 being omitted as it’s relatively new)

Given that I own many of the games already, I would’ve bought the pack just for DS3 and Mirror’s Edge to play on the media PC, but of course being Origin, you can’t simply start the game directly (Or through a controller friendly interface for that matter).Funnily enough, the cracked versions would probably work better in that regard.

You’re getting something like $300 worth of games for $1 and you’re complaining?? Keep your dollar and buy a packet of chewing gum if you don’t like the deal!

 

Surprised to see EA pull this, insane deal. Good to see keys for both Steam & Origin.

Also I’ve had far less issues with Origin than Steam over the years. Battlelog on the other hand..

 
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