The EA Humble Bundle is mental

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Not too long ago, we had a Deep silver humble bundle that seemed like the world’s biggest bargain – but there’s a new one from EA that is quite frankly crazy. For the insane price of whatever the hell you want, you can get great games like Dead Space 3, Mirror’s Edge, Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum and Medal of Honor. That’s ludicrous.

On top of that, if you pay above the average – which right now is about $5 – you’ll also get Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 with 2 of its expansion packs. And yes, it includes those games soundtracks.

Here’s the kicker; EA doesn’t want any of your money. Usually, you can split it between charities, the publisher or developer, and the humble bundle organisers – but EA is giving up its share, giving it all to charities –  the Human Rights CampaignWatsi; the San Francisco AIDS Foundation; the American Red Cross; or the American Cancer Society.

There is a caveat though; you’re going to need a heck of a lot of bandwidth to download it al (about 100 gigs) and you’ll also have to do your downloading through Origin – with some of the games coming as Steam keys. Sorry, but them’s the breaks. The bundle has already raised over $2,84 million for charity – which is pretty damned fantastic. 

You can buy the crazy bundle here.

Last Updated: August 15, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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