Submitted by halocursed 973d ago | news

THQ Launches a Humble Bundle, Includes Seven Great Games

GR - "The Humble Bundle has always been a project reserved solely for smaller, indie developers, but a few larger developers have since embraced it with gusto and delivered quality games at a “name-your-own-price” offer." (Company of Heroes 2, Metro 2033, PC, Tag Invalid)

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Snookies12  +   973d ago
Mannnn, I just bought Saints Row and Metro not too long ago... -_- Dang it all.
grailly  +   973d ago
yeah me to.. still buying it though but not giving much money as I own nearly every game on the bundle.

also I'm giving more money to THQ rather than HB and child's play because it feels like charity giving them money lol.
PLASTICA-MAN  +   973d ago
I was just going to buy Metro 2033 with Steam autumn sales. I was lucky. Now I got this excellent bundle.
SilentNegotiator  +   973d ago
Less than $6 gets you everything. I'm in.
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antz1104  +   972d ago
pretty awesome bundle, grabbed it last night for $5.44
Locksus  +   973d ago
It's awful to see publishers having financial problems. I hate seeing studios fail.
dazzrazz  +   973d ago
THQ kinda failed themselves sinking substantial amount of money in this useless uDraw tablet
Phoenix76  +   973d ago
THQ may have shot themselves in the foot with the uDraw Tablet thingy.....
But look at the success of the Skylanders Range!! most kids i know want Sky-Gaints this xmas.... my daughter included.
grailly  +   973d ago
@ dazzrazz: I dunno if your saying it was a good try to push uDraw. but skylanders is activation.

@locksus: I'm not sure this has anything to do with their financial issues. THQ were always really good at cutting the prices on their older games. or even giving them away for free. I'm pretty sure everybody owns darksiders at this point.
STONEY4  +   973d ago
The management thought they could replicate their uDraw success on Wii into the HD consoles. They wasted huge amounts of money into the HD uDraw tablets and, as everyone expected, it bombed hard.

That's pretty much what really sunk them in. Jason Rubio took over as CEO soon after, acknowledging the poor decisions of the previous management. I think he's doing as much as he can, but THQ is sadly a sinking ship.

Plus, they only have until January to pay what they owe to Wells Fargo before they start being sold. I hope this bundle saves them.
Tomonobu Itagaki  +   973d ago
This bundle surely wont save them, but at least it will show your support to the company. They provided some great new IPs to this generation and could deliver even more.
Locksus  +   973d ago
Indeed, bubbles for you! THQ has published very solid titles this generation, but the Red Faction series, for example, didn't success commercially, which is a shame. I hope they can recover from this. They've been around in the gaming industry as long as I can remember
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humbleopinion  +   973d ago
This bundle is not supposed to save them - especially if people keep paying 5$ for it.

What it is supposed to do is build an established relationship with you as a customer: THQ was nice to you and offered some great games from their back catalog. All you have to do is play them.

After trying these games, did you like Darksiders? If so, how about buying the sequel now to show your support and play another great game?
did you like COH? Or perhaps Metro 2033? How about now pre-ordering the sequels which are coming out early next year to truely show your support? This will signal THQ that people want these games, signal the retailers there's a demand for THQ games and so they should order more copies, and the money you put in might help these games come out faster.
It's a win-win for everyone involved - and that's how you can really show your support.
ThanatosDMC  +   973d ago
Sadly, i have all the games they're offering so it's useless to me. They should make a second bundle or something.
STONEY4  +   973d ago
"This bundle is not supposed to save them - especially if people keep paying 5$ for it.

What it is supposed to do is build an established relationship with you as a customer: THQ was nice to you and offered some great games from their back catalog. All you have to do is play them. "

It's to help save them. At their current state, they might not even last until their next game release. I don't know if you've been keeping up with the news, but their situation is terrible.
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Megaton  +   973d ago
I could very easily game in a world without THQ. The only property I'm worried about is Saints Row. I wanna make sure that lands safely when the company crumbles.
Welshy  +   973d ago
You realise that THQ are among the only publishers who haven't declared war on used sales and are against the ever increasing cost of games at retail.

They also believe that games should be on tiered prices depending on their content and potential. A 5 hour campaign with tacked on online would be £25 or £30 under THQ in place of the £40-45 the likes of Activision and EA would charge you.

It's ironic that the "good guys" are in financial trouble and the massive D-bags of the industry continue to break sales records and recieve unconditonal support from the masses.

Support THQ! Go and buy some of their games!

Edit: @FatOldMan

They are substantially less evil than the likes of Activision, EA and Capcom. I'd say enough so that i could easily brand them among the good guys this gen.

The main difference bewtween THQ online passes and the rest, is not that i believe they are good in any way, shape or form, but they they actually NEED the money and it benefits them ina genuine way.

Do EA need more cash from the already multi-million selling titles like FIFA and BF? Hell no! But THQ do genuinely need that cash, so if im going to accept any form of online pass, it will be from a company who needs it in order to keep bringing me awesome titles i can't wait for like Metro Last Light.
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omi25p  +   973d ago
You'd happily lose Metro Last Light? Have you seen how good it looks
Ducky  +   973d ago
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't SpaceMarine and Homefront have online passes?
That, to me, is fighting used game sales.

They've also gone a bit cookoo with DLC. DoW:Retribution and SaintsRow3 in particular had an obscene amount of DLC.

They also increased prices. CompanyOfHeroes2 and Metro:LastLight are $60 on PC, when PC games should typically be $50 instead.

THQ might not be menacingly evil, but they're not really in the 'good guys' group either.
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Megaton  +   973d ago
@Faceless - THQ actually started the online pass, barely beating EA to the punch with its UFC games. They also took disc-locked content to disgusting levels with Saints Row 3. Cutting lots of costumes, some included in SR2, others being simple paint jobs, and parting them out into a million DLC packs.

THQ is no hero.
Braid  +   973d ago
@ Megaton,

They released Darksiders, so they are heroes to me.
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AnotherProGamer  +   973d ago
there stock went up 41%

grailly  +   973d ago
unfortunately it doesn't make much of a difference, it's still dangerousely low... I've bought some of their stock for 4$ when I thought it was already very low. bad mistake lol.
Enmson  +   973d ago
i have most of those games but i want to know, if i buy this bundle will it be and extra game in my inventory?
Ducky  +   973d ago
SaintsRow3 will have its own key, but you won't get individual keys for the other games.

So, suppose if you already own Metro, you won't get a spare copy of Metro on steam.
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Tomonobu Itagaki  +   973d ago
Indeed. If you already have them, you wont have an extra copy to offer.
chasegarcia  +   973d ago
I bought the games and paid above average just to help THQ. I could have easily pirated them. Hopefully other gamers do the same.
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Farsendor1  +   973d ago
so do you pirate games often?
chasegarcia  +   973d ago
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Jac5al  +   973d ago
I bought it. Hopefully this helps THQ out, I don't want to see another developer/publisher fall. + it helps out charity.
iamgoatman  +   973d ago
Great bundle. Paid over average to get Saints Row 3, and gifted another one to a friend.
modesign  +   973d ago
after this is the liquidation sale, everything must go.
Welshy  +   973d ago
GTFO you vulture.

Your on News 4 GAMERS, so stop trolling and being a d*ck and go chip in a little to help out a dev that's in trouble and needs the gaming communities support.
isntchrisl  +   973d ago
I hope this helps them out a little bit. A lot of people will only give a dollar though.
taquito  +   973d ago
they should have made the minimum $5, i gave them $6, i already own all the games, but i'll put them on my wifes steam account and help them out a little bit, lol.....my wife will NEVER play company of heroes.....she will like red faction maybe.....and she already played darksiders with me years ago....but whatever.....try to help a bit

i also bought darksiders 2 full price at launch, just because i like thq, i only played a few hours, its a great game i just can't stop playing starcraft 2 and guild wars 2 when i get free time!

not trying to pat myself on the back, just saying, give a little if you have even a vauge intrest in these types of games, company of heroes is AMAZING....excellent game!
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jerethdagryphon  +   973d ago
hrmm company of heros love that game humble bundle 10£
Moncole  +   973d ago
I already own own Saints Row and Darksiders but I did this for the other games,
TisMayo  +   972d ago
I hope that THQ will recover from their current situtation. I will grab Red Faction and maybe Company of Heroes.
I am in! I will send most of the money to the children though.

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