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EA Origin Humble Bundle pays out $1.65 million to American Cancer Society

Monday, 9th December 2013 00:35 GMT By Brenna Hillier

EA has handed over $1.65 million to the American Cancer Society, just part of a whopping total the publisher raised for charity by offering a pay-what-you-want bundle.

EA handed over a cheque to the American Cancer Society recently, and EA COO Peter Moore celebrated the event on Twitter.

The payout is a slice of the $10.5 million EA raised with the Origin Humble Bundle. This pay-what-you-want package offered Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising, Populous, Dead Space, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2: Maximum Edition, Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space 3, Medal of Honor, Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 Starter Pack.

EA refused all revenue from the bundle, instead nominating the Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society and GamesAid as beneficiaries. Purchasers were able to choose which charity or charities they wanted their payment to benefit, or accept a default, even split.

With over 2.1 million sales, the Origin Humble Bundle was the most successful offered by the Humble Bundle website since inception, having massively out-performed previous record holder Humble Bundle 5, which raised over $5 million.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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13 Comments

  1. DSB

    Plot twist: The contract states that EA now owns the American Cancer Society, and they will close their new acquisition next week due to the fact that they have never produced a blockbuster videogame.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. JimFear-666

    I guess the american cancer society are lucky that EA didnt tried to sell them micro transaction or dlc…

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Dragon

    EA is the worst company, proven.

    Seriously, people should look at themselves first before chiding EA for *gasp* trying to make a profit and feed its employees, shareholders and their families.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. lubu

    Evil is evil, Lesser, greater, middling… makes no difference

    #4 8 months ago
  5. makan.net

    @3
    Still better than activision.god bless EA.at least they make some games for us!!!
    Acti’s idea: COds everywhere

    #5 8 months ago
  6. sebastien rivas

    10% of revenues.
    Brtter than nothing I suppose but EA could do way better than 10% among such a HUGE revenue!!!
    Makes me wonder, helping cancer treatment or EA profits???
    Should EA make profit, sure, those digital games are your babies, but past a certain profit point then it becomes greed and abuse of benevolent act if revenues remain equal to 10% for cancer treatment.
    Was roughly 8.5 million dollars necessary to go back in EA’s pocket?
    That is the question…

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Dendroball

    @6 Except the balance also went to charities but not necessarily the American Cancer Society alone. But I agree all the big corporations should give out some of their profits, like Apple for instance, they certainly could do way better and offer some of its 100 billion $ of cash reserve …

    #7 8 months ago
  8. GrimRita

    EA on charm offensive. Good to see them giving money to some worthy causes.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. ahkdigital

    As #7 pointed out:

    EA refused all revenue from the bundle, instead nominating the Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society and GamesAid as beneficiaries. ”

    EA made no revenue from the bundle’s sales.

    The story could be titled, “EA donates all revenue from Humble Origin Bundle to charities”.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. Panthro

    If they priced there titles more appropriately and put them on Steam they would have even MORE money to give!

    #10 8 months ago
  11. manamana

    I bet Titanfall isnt coming to Steam …

    #11 8 months ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    No it won’t be. They have stopped putting their titles on Steam.

    #12 8 months ago
  13. manamana

    Thats sad. I didnt even noticed it but was hoping for a Steam Machine/Titanfall combo…

    #13 8 months ago

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