Humble Bundle to Cap How Much Money Goes to Charity

Humble Bundle to Cap How Much Money Goes to Charity

15% is the limit now.

pocru by pocru on Apr 26, 2021 @ 06:25 AM (Staff Bios)
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Humble Bundle, for the longest time, was one of the most beloved storefronts in the gaming world — less because they had a great client or the best selection of games, but more because every once in a while they’d host a big bundle sale where you could donate any amount of money you wanted, getting different prizes depending on how much you gave. More importantly, you could decide how much of your money went to the the developers, how much went to the Humble Bundle storefront, and how much would go to charity.

Unsurprisingly, over the past 11 years, most people preferred their money going to the less fortunate rather than developers and humble itself, which is why over the weekend Humble Bundle announced enough was enough: starting in May, the famous “sliders” that let you decide how much of your purchase goes to charity will now default to 5% — and will at most go up to 15%. Which means most of your purchases from the Humble Bundle store will be going to the devs and Humble Bundle itself.
 

“We’re grateful to all of you for building a community that cares so much about supporting charity. By unifying the way that Bundles, the Store, and Humble Choice all support charity, we can continue to create and expand bundles that power incredible causes around the world.”


...unsurprisingly, people aren’t happy about this change. Humble Bundle hype was always less about the games themselves, which were usually either old, or only had one or two good games bundled with a bunch of filler, and more about the opportunity to give to charity. Take that away, and the Humble Bundles become significantly less hype.

As you can imagine, I’m pretty disappointed by this. That said — for the time being, Humble Bundle is still the only game in town that will let you buy games and give even a small chunk of the purchase to charity so… what are we supposed to do? Just donate to charity directly with no game reward?

...that's not actually sarcasm actually, that's a fine idea.

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