The latest Humble Bundle is brought to you by EA. Hang on… EA. As in “DRM-only” EA? How does that work with the previously stated Humble DRM-free ethos?
It’s a bit of a mixed offering, although from a straight up value perspective it’s one that’s hard to argue with. Dead Space, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Medal of Honor, and Mirror’s Edge are the standard games, with The Sims 3 (with expansion packs) and Battlefield 3 for those who pay above the average.
It’s not, however, DRM-free, although there is some flexibility in delivery terms. Steam keys are provided for Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Dead Space 1, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Mirror’s Edge and Medal of Honor, while the rest of the games are redeemable via EA’s own Origin service; only The Sims 3 is a Mac title.
DRM presence isn’t the only change with this particular bundle either, as there’s a strong charity focus. EA/Origin aren’t taking any of the money from these bundles, instead offering up a choice of five charities to donate to: the Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society, with selectable sliders for how much you’d care to give each fund.
Source: Humble Bundle
I’ll take three highlights products that are not only discounted, but which I reckon are good value as well. Cheap isn’t always the same thing as great.