Humble Bundle Will Not Be Offering Steam Keys Anymore

Yes, you heard us at AGR correctly. Due to the fact that a lot of people who used to take advantage of the Steam key system that Humble Bundle has used over the years, it looks like a new system has come into play to stop the abuse.


The Humble Team have made it official. Steam gifting is still an option just done in a different way. Check out the source for yourselves at

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SuperBlur1774d ago

" when you buy a bundle you’ll be requested for your Steam ID and password to link the bundle directly with your user account."

I guess it's an okay alternative. Sucks i won't be able to gift any bundle anymore

Bladesfist1774d ago

There is a gift button now so yes you can still gift.

SuperBlur1774d ago

yes , now . not in the future i'm afraid

SonyNGP1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

Don't be stupid. All they did was streamline the redemption process (from copy/pasting keys to clicking a link that adds the game directly to your account). Gifting is no different. Click the present, nab the link, and give it to your friend.

EDIT: http://support.humblebundle...

abradley1774d ago

You can gift a whole bundle to anybody you like, but you can't gift an individual game found within a bundle.

It would be nice if any games you already owned could be added to your steam inventory but as far as I know, that isn't in place at the moment.

Bladesfist1774d ago

@abradley You can still gift individual games, they just changed how it works. Now you click a gift icon...

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Gster1774d ago

Mercy triumphs over judgement!

CandyFace1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

Well thanks shitty selfish scums! No more game giveaway, no sharing and loss of games and such... ;_;

SonyNGP1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

>Calling a charity "sh!tty selfish scums"


My bad. I thought he was referring to the Humble Bundle and not those who're reselling. D'oh >_<

BiggCMan1774d ago

He is clearly talking about the people who are taking advantage of the charity by selling the game keys for higher prices once they buy them cheap. Read the article.

CandyFace1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

As BiggCMan said, i'm talking about the people who are taking advantage of the bundle and sell cd-keys for higher prices, that has absolutely nothing to do with charity, please go and read the article.

Moncole1774d ago

Lots of people got the bundle for 1$ and sold them. If anyone is selfish its those people.

WeAreLegion1774d ago

Wait... How are they taking advantage of it? I don't get it.

abradley1774d ago

As I said in the article. People are buying bundles and than selling the games individually to make a profit. Remember, a lot of these bundles can be had for a couple pennies as the minimum and you'll get 3-4 game keys that can be used any time you like.

Easy money for some but that puts charities out of money, as they probably didn't get a sincere and decent donation. The developers and the Humble team all suffer too.

abradley1774d ago

How so? No keys are offered any more and the games will be sent directly to your steam account unless you wish to gift them, which I have yet to confirm.