I hope THQ manages it's current cashflow problems and releases their announced games, with success. Otherwise we may never see enormous purple dildos again. (Barney the dinosaur not included)
[UPDATE] THQ offers a Humble THQ Bundle starting from $1; games include Darksiders, Company of Heroes and others; over $2.3 million generated.
[UPDATE] The THQ Humble Bundle has now generated over $2.3 million from more than 420,000 purchases. THQ president Jason Rubin and RAD Game Tools are the top contributors at $1,050 each.
The original story follows below.
Publisher THQ has partnered with Humble Bundle to bring gamers the Humble THQ Bundle.
The name-your-own-price bundle includes games such as Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, and Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts. Upon choosing to donate more than the average amount listed on the site, Saints Row: The Third is added to the bundle. Purchasers also receive selected games' soundtracks DRM free.
The titles are required to be redeemed via Steam on Windows in order to play. Buyers can also decide how the proceeds of their purchase are to be divided, with a choice of THQ, a charity organisation, or Humble Bundle.
At the time of writing, the bundle has received more than $1 million in payments, and sports an average purchase amount of $5.59. This is not the first time that a Humble Bundle has exceeded $1 million in purchases.
In the past, the Humble Indie Bundles allowed gamers to not only name their own price for the collection of five independent games, but also choose how the proceeds were to be divided among developers, the charity, and the promotion's organisers.
Late last year, THQ cut its quarterly sales forecast by one quarter, and laid off 30 employees from its Agoura Hills, California-based Play THQ team.
More recently, executive vice president and chief financial officer Paul Pucino left the company. Despite speculation that the organisation is on the verge of collapse, THQ announced that it is in talks with an unnamed financial sponsor that will assist the publisher in creating financial options.
Ive been following these humble bundle sales for since HB2. Amazing how some of the games are really top notch games for such a low price (or high price if you donate a lot). Good for gamers, good for charity, so so for developers.
thq had its 10 minutes of fame and rose fast with some sweet titles, but sold out as fast as they possibly could and plummetted straight into the ground.
At one point they were my favorite distributor, today i could care less if they died.
Already have SR3, so I paid $2. Great deal!
There was a box that said "Email me about future Humble Bundle offers" I can't wait!
This bundle is cool I just paid $5.99 for 7 games and got DRM free music from those games to go along with it thanks THQ
I've always felt so sad about the Red Faction series... The first by far far far the best, 2 was terrible, 3 was ok but I didn't finish it (the story was horrible and gameplay got boring) and I didn't even play the last one b/c of the reviews and my previous experience. Why didn't they just make Red Faction games in the same spirit of the first one??? I know devs don't want to keep doing the same thing, but look at Halo or Mass Effect... They kept changing the game so much that Red Faction 3 didn't feel like a Red Faction game at all, it basically felt like GTA on Mars....
And i though indie humble 5 couldnt be beat. The situation for thq is unfortunate though but this def seems to be helping as their stock went up as a result and the fan support is amazing. I mean im seeing people who already own all of those games buying just to support THQ which is awesome. THQ has always made good games but i think they suffer from spreading themselves thin. I mean so many licensed games and what not. + It was that draw u tablet that really got them into this mess and it's a prime example of how companies really need to spend less time copying each other and rather trying to forge their own path. I think if they can hold on a little longer they can make it though. I mean they have some heavy hitters like metro and COH and even now darksiders if they continue to grow the brand.
I would've chipped in a decent amount of money if these would work on Linux, unfortunately buying this for me wouldn't mean anything since they don't. My brother however did get this as he is a big Red Faction fan and wanted to try Metro 2033. I don't think THQ is a bad company, they've just made some mistakes in the past.
THQ is at the Death Rattle stage. Seems that they are at least doing one final good dead for Charity before they Kick the Bucket.
$1 - all to charity - and only because I wanted Metro 2033. Thanks THQ for being nearly dead and setting this up for me.
I feel just a little sorry for them. but THQ went the way of Online Pass & DLC, instead of putting their consumer needs 1st. So it is what it is. I expect EA & Capcom to fall as well maybe not right now but the way gaming has been, its only going to get worse for us in the long run.
this is jus awsome already bought the bundle and only paid 3.50? its than buying an afternoon snack jesus christ :)
@SwimSwimHungry So you're not willing to pay even 1 US Dollar to get 5 Great Games ? ( not counting SR 3 and Red Faction since, Saints Row 3 require a 5.71 US dolar donation and Armagedon is a crap game)
The bundle has now made over $2m in sales in less than 24 hours - fantastic value for some really good games.
The world need more of this. Personally, I highly admire this innovation method of boosting sales in an era when games are overly priced.
Huh? How does it work? I just go on Steam and can determine how much I want to pay for a game?Or where or how do I buy those? Anyways, awesome christmas offer. Metro, Red Faction, CoH games and Tales of Valor could be mine soon then :)Already own the others anyways. Nice thing to complete my THQ Collection this way.
You go to the humble bundle site, select the amount you want to pay, and how you want it split between THQ, humble bundle and charity, then make your payment via Paypal / Amazon pay.
Humble Bundle then give you 2 redeemable keys you can enter in Steam to get the games. 1 key contains Saint's Row 3, the other key contains all of the other games. you do not get giftable copies of games you already have, but could always tell other people about the deal and they can get it themselves :)
Awww bummer I don't have any of those payment methods and I don't care enough about those games to make accounts for them ._.Thanks for the info though :)
WOW! That's awesome! Props to THQ for doing that, not many other devs would.
I'll be paying 20.00, lets see if we can at least get the average donation up =)
Downloading at the moment. Delighted with this! Have wanted Darksiders, Saints Row and Red Faction for a while. Only donated £3.69 though :/
Just passed $2,000 000. Insane. I got it even though I already had most of them and the others don't interest me greatly.
They let you redeem them as gifts as well. This could be a great way to get several copies of these games to give to friends for the holidays, and make a great contribution to charity. Very nice.
Good deal and for charity, and besides that you also support one of the better publishers out there. I got it even though I already own some of these games, check it out if you can!
they may not record breaking AAA games but THQ does do some good games,it deserves to be saved,so how about it lets all get this bundle
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@Gelugon_baat If you are a PC gamers, surely you have Steam, unless you do not like any of Half Life, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, Portal or any of Steam's awesome indie games, in which case you are a weird gamer indeed! Steam is actually very convenient. And of course you must own steam to have Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition and that's an amazing game as well. How do you not have a Steam account?
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@Gelugon_baat Ok fair enough. The problem is most games now require either Steam, Origin or Windows Live, or some similar crap.
@The_Last_Paladi Jesus fucking christ. I better buy this before it gets cancelled because of the dirty capitalist media.
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