Humble Bundle to Allow Gifting of Excess Steam Games

humble-bundle-headerNot nine hours after we ran the story about Humble Bundle changing how they distribute games on Steam, the folks at Humble Bundle have done an about-face on how they handle the distributing games that you already own on your Steam account. Now, they’ll allow you to give extra games to friends and family.

Humble Bundle currently refers to their new gifting ability as “experimental” which allows you to send extra games that you already have on Steam to friends. All you have to do is click the little gift box icon next to the Steam redemption button to generate a gift redemption link to send to your friend.

The before and after of the new gifting process looks like this:

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So it looks like we got some good news from the Humble Bundle changes after all. And fortunately it comes just as Humble Bundle launched their Humble WB Bundle which I’d imagine would have a few people looking to give away extra games.

See how much goodwill can be earned with gamers just by listening to them? Why don’t more companies try this?

Source: Humble Bundle

About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on November 6, 2013, in Games and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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