Humble WB Games Bundle offers Batman, F.E.A.R., Scribblenauts and LOTR
Posted: 06.11.2013 10:55 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
For two weeks Humble Bundle is running the 'Humble WB Games Bundle' campaign with proceeds going to charity We Can Be Heroes. What's in this package to entice your donations? F.E.A.R.

Specifically it's F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and F.E.A.R. 3, but there's also Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City with Scribblenauts Unlimited and LOTR: War of the North too.

Both Batman titles are the GOTY editions as they are the only versions now officially stripped of the Games for Windows Live client, keeping the Batcave open.

"We understand that our Humble customers may already have a game that is featured in a bundle and would like to share the game with their? family or friends. We’ve just rolled out an experimental feature that allows you to send extra games on Steam to someone else by clicking the gift icon next to the game on your download page."

All games in the Humble WB Games Bundle use Steam keys. So far over $1.7 million has been raised since yesterday. Check out the Humble Bundle website for more. Pay more than $4.63 as of press time to unlock the entire bundle.

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By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Nov 06, 2013
LOTR is still $74 for Aussies on Steam. It didn't score well, so it's not surprising to see them giving it away free with Arkham City.

I wonder how many ppl will buy this bundle then unsuspectingly buy Arkham Origins? Meh. Maybe it'll work by then anyway :P
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Nov 06, 2013
How the hell is it possible that your prices are so inflated?
I grabbed this - namely because of the Batman games, but I love FEAR 2 and 3 too. Scribblenauts are brilliant (plus Steam Workshop) and I always wanted to try War in the North. For me, this pack is even better than the Origin bundle.
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Nov 06, 2013
Well, you see, once upon a time the Aussie dollar was only worth about $0.60 USD. Additionally, boxed copies had to be shipped from the US to Australia and then distributed across a thinly spread population.

Today the Aussie dollar is stronger and the US dollar is weaker, so we are roughly equal in value, and digital distribution makes shipping issues void.

So basically, certain publishers see it as a good opportunity to take in a whole extra wad of cash because they figure we're used to it.

To be fair, our individual purchasing power is greater than the US average also. Our minimum wage is a smidge over $16 an hour for ages 21+, and even kids under 16 get more than $6/hr as a minimum. Our housing prices are crazy, but as a nation we have a lot more disposable income on average.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Nov 07, 2013
Thanks for the info, mate :)
I love it when I get a proper answer to a question.
However higher you wages might be, I see no reason for the prices to be THAT high. It's hard enough to justify a $60 purchase, let alone if it gets even higher.