EA blockbusters populate latest Humble Bundle


— 8:03 PM on August 14, 2013

If you thought the last Humble Bundle was stacked, get a load of the new one. The latest pay-what-you-want collection of PC games is up for grabs, and its payload is the most impressive yet. Dubbed the Humble Origin Bundle, the package includes Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror's Edge, and Medal of Honor. Shell out more than the average—less than five bucks as I'm writing this—and you'll also receive Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3.

I know some of you probably tuned out after seeing Origin in the title, but bear with me. Although the bundle includes download codes for EA's online distribution service, you also have the option of adding most of the titles to your Steam library, instead. The only Origin exclusives are Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3, and The Sims 3.

But what about folks with a hate-on for EA? There's a retort for them, too. EA is donating its share of the take to charity.

As one might expect, the Origin bundle has proven rather popular. Hundreds of thousands of bundles sold in the first few hours, and the resulting barrage of Origin activations bogged down EA's servers. "Code Redemption is temporarily unavailable," Origin says as I write this. Fear not, though, because EA has "top agents working on it."

Even if you can't redeem the Origin exclusives right away, there's no questioning the incredible value offered by the latest Humble Bundle. I don't think I'll be able to resist this one.

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