Humble Bundle launches THQ "pay what you want" event

For the past couple of years, the team behind the Humble Indie Bundles have offers PC, Mac, Linux and even Android gamers a way to get a ton of great indie games under the "pay what you want" business model. Today that same team is launching its newest event, but this time it's tied into a major game publisher.

The publisher is THQ and for the next two weeks PC gamers (Windows only) will be able to get six games from the company for at least $1. The list includes three games in the Company of Heroes series, along with Metro 2033, Darksiders and Red Faction Armageddon. If a person pays more than the average amount, they will also receive Saints Row The Third as part of the bundle.

The team is also offering free soundtracks for five of the games in the bundle, along with a way to donate to two charities: Child's Play and the American Red Cross. Buyers will be emailed Steam keys when they purchase the bundle.

Since its launch earlier today, the Humble THQ Bundle has already generated over $760,000 in revenue, which is quite impressive considering the games in the bundle have been out for a while now.

Source: Humble Bundle | Image via Humble Bundle

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If I already have a game(s) in the bundle do I have the ability to gift the extra copy in the bundle?

Unfortunately, if you already have a game in the bundle you will not be able to gift the extra games to a friend.

Please consider your bundle a "unit", and not to share copies of the games or Steam keys from it.

This is from the website. There is mention of buying them as gifts, but I'm not sure how that mechanism works. If you already have the game in your library and try to redeem another key, it looks like you won't get the extra copy. Anyone have any insight on how exactly this works? The site isn't overly clear.

nytiger73 said,
If I already have a game(s) in the bundle do I have the ability to gift the extra copy in the bundle?

Unfortunately, if you already have a game in the bundle you will not be able to gift the extra games to a friend.

Please consider your bundle a "unit", and not to share copies of the games or Steam keys from it.

This is from the website. There is mention of buying them as gifts, but I'm not sure how that mechanism works. If you already have the game in your library and try to redeem another key, it looks like you won't get the extra copy. Anyone have any insight on how exactly this works? The site isn't overly clear.

Last time I got one it had multiple keys, but each key was for a set of games rather than a single game.

No you don't, it is stated on their main page.

nytiger73 said,
If I already have a game(s) in the bundle do I have the ability to gift the extra copy in the bundle?

Unfortunately, if you already have a game in the bundle you will not be able to gift the extra games to a friend.

Please consider your bundle a "unit", and not to share copies of the games or Steam keys from it.

This is from the website. There is mention of buying them as gifts, but I'm not sure how that mechanism works. If you already have the game in your library and try to redeem another key, it looks like you won't get the extra copy. Anyone have any insight on how exactly this works? The site isn't overly clear.

This is amazing, and still I can't be a part of it because my credit card is not supported... Living in Hungary has it's own disadvantages. If anyone has spare keys for the company of heroes series and willing to give it pm me I know it is not the place for this.

Whilst I already own these games on steam, I still paid again for this worthwhile cause. I have paid for every single Humble Bundle thus far as what they are doing is amazing, and you get a great few games with the satisfaction of helping out

It will only give you two steam keys one for the bundle, and one if you beat the minimum for saints row. Any games you already own won't be giftable.

I didn't own any except Metro 2033, it didn't give me a 2nd copy of Metro 2033.

OK, dumb question, don't shoot me for asking lol: if I already have some of these, can I gift/give the leftovers to someone else? I have the first two Company of Heroes games but not the third.

ir0nw0lf said,
OK, dumb question, don't shoot me for asking lol: if I already have some of these, can I gift/give the leftovers to someone else? I have the first two Company of Heroes games but not the third.

Jason Stillion has already answered your question, but just to follow up:

Buy it twice if you want to gift anything. Help (saving) THQ, the games are already emberassingly cheap.

ir0nw0lf said,
OK, dumb question, don't shoot me for asking lol: if I already have some of these, can I gift/give the leftovers to someone else? I have the first two Company of Heroes games but not the third.

If they give you a steam key for each game then you can just give the person the key. If it just one key for all the games then no. I have one unused key for Super Meat Boy, Braid and Lone Survivor from the Indie Bundle #5 and another key that has everything from the Indie Bundle #1 that I got for Bundle #2.