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This may indeed be the virtual equivalent of the airforce holding a bake sale to raise money for missiles: The new Humble Bundle has been revealed, with the spotlight firmly on troubled publisher THQ, as well as the more traditional charity options.
...to recap, what you get over at HumbleBundle.com: Darksiders, Company of Heroes and expansion packs Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor, Metro 2033, Red Faction: Armageddon and - if you pay more than the average price (currently a measly $5.60), you'll get a copy of Saints Row: The Third thrown into the mix. All games (except Metro 2033) come with DRM-free soundtracks, too.
Bucking the trend further, all seven games are Windows-only and require Steam to run.
At time of writing, more than 200,000 gamers have taken advantage of the deal, spending more than $1.2 million dollars in the process. Just like normal Bundles, you're able to name your own price, with money distributed between THQ, Humble Bundle organisers and two charities: Child's Play and the American Red Cross. Don't get too cheap though, you'll have to fork over at least $1 to unlock six of the seven games. But really, you can afford more than that, right?
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