Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

December 21, 2011 -

A quick note to anyone buying the Humble Indie Bundle 4: if you want Steam keys you'll have to pay at least $1 USD for the bundle. According to the official blog for the promotion, some "un-humble" buyers are paying one cent for the bundle and using/reselling the Steam Keys to game the Steam Holiday promotion currently underway. More from the blog:

"Hey guys, we’ve noticed that a number of un-humble users are buying lots of Humble Indie Bundle 4’s for one penny, and then using their Steam codes to 'legitimize' automated Steam accounts in order to increase their odds of winning prizes in Valve’s current raffle promotion. This is unfair to legitimate entrants and is definitely not what we wanted to encourage with Humble Indie Bundle 4. It’s a lose-lose situation for the indie developers, charities, Valve, and Humble Bundle.

Therefore, starting immediately, new orders under a humble threshold of $1 will not contain Steam keys.

If you can’t afford a dollar but still need a Steam key and promise not to resell it or otherwise abuse it, please contact our support team with your humble appeal and we’ll purchase a new bundle for you on a case by case basis."

While some might complain that this goes against the whole "pay-what-you-want" nature of the bundle promotion, others argue that spending a penny and then trying to manipulate a rewards system is much more nefarious.

For those interested in buying the 12-game bundle for more than $1, check out humblebundle.com

Source: RPS

Posted in

Comments

Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

I fully support what they've done. They also went the extra mile by offering the Steam key options to those whom DID buy the bundle legitimately and not to abuse Valve's raffling system. Sadly, there will always be jerks in this world that try to get ahead using highly questionable methods.

Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

Someone's always got to abuse the system and mess it up for the rest of us.

----
Papa Midnight

Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

Hmm I didn't think the payment processors The Humble Bundle uses would allow a payment that small, oh well. It's too bad cheapskates want to game the system for chance to get free stuff on Steam. A dollar minimum seem plenty fair given how much one gets from buying a bundle.

I am going to boost my payment, I really want them to break 2 million and every bit helps.

Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

Cheap, cheating bastards...

Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

0.01$ COSTS them money and then somebody use it to game the Steam users? Look Humble Bundle, I'd still be behind you if it was 2.50$...

Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

I felt like a cheapass when i only paid $6.50 for the fourth bundle. I paid $15 for the second bundle, and i cant remember what i paid (maybe $5) for the inversion bundle (i think that's what it was called)

Anyone paying only .01 isn't being cheap, they're being stupid. Anyone with a credit card, paypal account, or whatever else has at least a couple dollars. If you don't what the hell are you doing spending ANY money on video games? Further what are you doing spending time playing video games if you don't have even a couple dollars to your name? Go mow a lawn, shovel a driveway, or something to make a couple bucks.

Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

That's fucking uncool. I'm behind Humble Bundle on this. I'm just glad that the entire thing was able to breach $1 million (closing in on $2 million).

Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

They still have 5 days left. I am seriously hoping they break $3million. They need to break their record.

Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase

Seems fair to me.  Having to pay a dollar instead of a penny shouldn't really be that back-breaking in terms of finances even to the cheapskates who are coughing up the bare minimum.

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Whose next half decade of superhero films are you most looking forward to?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
ZippyDSMleehttp://arstechnica.com/business/2014/10/fcc-reportedly-close-to-reclassifying-isps-as-common-carriers/10/31/2014 - 9:44am
ZippyDSMleesomewhat ammuseing, http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/metallica_ask_fans_for_help_with_two_new_reissues.html10/31/2014 - 9:25am
Neo_DrKefkaAnyone remember that portrait from Resident Evil 1 in the gallery about a Middle Aged man full of worries? Anyone know the name of that portrait?10/31/2014 - 12:45am
MechaTama31Yeah, don't see myself getting a Vita or a PSTV...10/31/2014 - 12:04am
E. Zachary KnightWatch Ultron ruin all your Disney childhood memories in this How The Ultron Teaser Should Have Ended. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra1sBRLRFtc10/30/2014 - 9:23pm
ZippyDSMleeConster:they finally made a working worth while PSP emulator.10/30/2014 - 8:10pm
quiknkoldMechatama31, you can get VC2 on the Vita and Vita TV. you have to buy it through PSN on PS3 and transfer it to vita and then playstation tv. I have it on my PS TV and it works10/30/2014 - 7:15pm
MechaTama31I loved Valkyria Chronicles. Still super cheesed off that the sequels were PSP-only... :/10/30/2014 - 6:57pm
ConsterI played Steamworld Dig on the 3DS, and it's pretty fun.10/30/2014 - 6:51pm
Matthew WilsonRECOMMENDED: OS: Windows 7 Processor: Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.8GHz (or equivalent) Memory: 3 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 (or equivalent) Hard Drive: 25 GB available space10/30/2014 - 5:49pm
Matthew Wilsonhere hare the system requirements. make of ithem what you will. MINIMUM: OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7 Processor: Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.0GHz (or equivalent) Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240 (or equivalent) Hard Drive: 25 GB available spa10/30/2014 - 5:48pm
Andrew EisenStill a game I really want to play. Hope it's a solid port.10/30/2014 - 5:42pm
Matthew WilsonValkyria Chronicles pc port needs 25ggb. not bad exept this game came out in 08 on the ps3.10/30/2014 - 4:56pm
james_fudgeEZK: my sarcasm senses are tingling ;)10/30/2014 - 4:21pm
Andrew EisenIf it's any consolation, Xbox owners, Wii U owners don't get the game at all. And if we did, we'd probably never get the DLC.10/30/2014 - 4:19pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://kotaku.com/destinys-new-dlc-kinda-screws-over-xbox-players-1652294153 Sucks when the shoe's on the other foot, huh.10/30/2014 - 4:12pm
E. Zachary KnightSo a vocational school in Oklahoma is being evacuated because someone found a briefcase in the bathroom. Imagine that. A briefcase ina school. That's unpossible.10/30/2014 - 3:33pm
prh99Also, Nintendo wants to watch you sleep..for Science! (*in best Cave Johnson voice) http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/10/nintendo-wants-to-watch-you-sleep-for-science/10/30/2014 - 2:47pm
prh99I got it in a Humble Bundle, it's ok but the hype is definitely over blown. Also, only being able dig in the four cardinal directions made for some irksome digging..10/30/2014 - 2:38pm
E. Zachary KnightI enjoyed it. It was very short, but rewarding and fun.10/30/2014 - 2:35pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician