Before I get into details here, I want to say that it’s absolutely ridiculous that these type of people exist . That someone would take advantage of something that not only makes it convenient to get a bundle of games at a whatever price you specify, but also helps out the indie developers involved in the humble bundle. I have a friend who told me and a couple of my other friends about this and how the game are not that bad. After thinking about it, I went a purchased one of the bundles for about 5 to 10 bucks, enjoyed the games, and if I had money now I would buy the other bundles for a lot more.
That rant leads to this very story that points out the flaws in our sometimes sick little society. At this moment, Steam is holding their holiday giveaway called “The Great Gift Pile”. Before that, everyday they were giving away the top 10 games on 10 people’s wish list. Now we’re in the stage where you have to complete certain objectives to get gifts and entries into the holiday giveaway that ends early January. What people are doing, they’re buying the Humble Bundle games for one cent and using the Steam code on other created accounts to increase their chances of winning.
“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.”
Those were two quotes from the blog they posted talking about the situation. Now, all purchases require at least 1 dollar to obtain a Steam key and for other who are as broke as me who can’t pony up the dollar, a Steam key will be provided just by contacting them and promising not to resell or abuse it.
Source – Joystiq
It’s the holiday season, all I ask is that you don’t become one of these people who lets GREED takeover and do something outrageous like this. Find it in your heart to support the people who put time and their money into these packs, but not only that, help those in need…REAL NEED. The proceeds go to places like the Red Cross who do amazing work on a daily basis, and I’m sure they as well as the developers of these games would greatly appreciate the contribution to their efforts.