Chances are that you’ve bought a game (or several) from a Humble Bundle or purchased an indie game directly from the developer through the so-called Humble Store. However, that Humble Store was really just a little sales app on a developer’s website and a download link in your email.
That is until Monday when the folks behind the Humble Bundle launched the Humble Store storefront.
Not 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 has changed its Steam key policy so that you no longer get actual Steam keys when you buy bundles. The Humble Store will instead require you to link your Humble Store account to your Steam account to activate your new purchases.
The latest Humble Bundle is a large offering of EA games which might I would have looked at rather cynically after the recent “humble” Deep Silver bundle. However, EA isn’t taking a penny with all of the proceeds of the Humble Origin Bundle going to charity and Humble Bundle.
I could be wrong but I think that Deep Silver secretly bought the rights to sell games via Humble Bundle in the THQ bankruptcy fire sale? That’s the only logical explanation for the latest Humble Bundle being the Humble Deep Silver Bundle.
The base deal includes copies of Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, Risen 2: Dark Waters and Sacred 2 Gold. If you pay more than the average, you add on the SR3 Full Package (season pass) and Dead Island: GOTY Edition. As an extra bonus for big spenders, dropping $25 or more gets you Dead Island: Riptide.
I’d imagine a lot of people picked these games up during a past Steam Sale or even during the Humble THQ Bundle. If you haven’t, here’s a chance. But if you do own some of these games, folks on Reddit say the Bundle doesn’t let you gift those games. They just disappear. Suddenly, $25 for DI:R and the SR3 season pass doesn’t appeal to me.