Previously limited to indie games, the Humble Bundle has teamed up with THQ to offer the ailing publisher's games for a price you can't refuse. Using the familiar pay-what-you-want model we've seen during a dozen other promotions, the Humble Bundle is serving up six THQ titles for as little as a dollar, including Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction: Armageddon, Company of Heroes, CoH: Opposing Fronts and CoH: Tales of Valor.
If you're willing to spend a little more and match the average cash submission (currently $5.49), you'll also receive a copy of Saints Row: The Third. Additionally, no matter how much you spend, you'll receive official soundtracks for five of the games (Saints Row, Darksiders, Red Faction and two CoH albums). The Humble Bundle says that's a total value of around $190, which seems high, but Saints Row: The Third alone is $40 on Steam.
It's somewhat of a given, but we should note that the THQ games are only available for Windows users willing to redeem Steam keys, whereas most previous bundles have been cross-platform and available in DRM-free downloads, with Steam being optional. It's probably also worth mentioning that the Humble Bundle has a reputation for adding extra games partway through the event, so you may want to get in before the average price increases. We wouldn't be surprised if some Warhammer titles were added, especially Space Marine.
As usual, you can split your PayPal, Amazon or Google payment between the Humble organizers, THQ and charity (the Electronic Frontier Foundation is notably absent this time around, but Child's Play and the Red Cross are listed). So far, over 165,000 bundles have been sold for a total of nearly $1 million, with the top spender offering $1,000 and many others sending $100 to $600. The event ends in a little under two weeks.
Darksiders pic via Deviantart
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