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Submitted by abradley 251d ago | news

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. (Culture, Humble Bundle, PC)

Update 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 http://blog.humblebundle.co...

NoMercyOnlyRage  +   251d 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
Bladesfist  +   251d ago
There is a gift button now so yes you can still gift.
NoMercyOnlyRage  +   251d ago
yes , now . not in the future i'm afraid
SonyNGP  +   251d 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...
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abradley  +   251d 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.
Bladesfist  +   251d ago
@abradley You can still gift individual games, they just changed how it works. Now you click a gift icon...
Gster  +   251d ago
Mercy triumphs over judgement!
CandyFace  +   251d ago
Well thanks shitty selfish scums! No more game giveaway, no sharing and loss of games and such... ;_;
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SonyNGP  +   251d ago
>Calling a charity "sh!tty selfish scums"

@BiggCMan

My bad. I thought he was referring to the Humble Bundle and not those who're reselling. D'oh >_<
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BiggCMan  +   251d 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.
CandyFace  +   251d 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.
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Moncole  +   251d ago
Lots of people got the bundle for 1$ and sold them. If anyone is selfish its those people.
WeAreLegion  +   251d ago
Wait... How are they taking advantage of it? I don't get it.
BiggCMan  +   251d ago
Read the article....
abradley  +   251d 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.
Boozehound  +   251d ago
Very misleading title.
abradley  +   251d 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.

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