New EA Humble Bundle Offers Dragon Age Series and Raises Funds for Girls Who Code, The V Foundation, buildOn
It's that time again, boys and girls! EA has gathered together some great games to help raise funds for some fantastic charities. This time around, they're offering up Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space 2, Peggle, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault: Warchest, and C&C: Generals. If you beat the average, you get Dragon Age II, Mass Effect 2, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Bejewelled 3, and more games that will be revealed later.
All in all, you are looking at a lot of solid gaming. Three Bioware games, one of the best third person survival shooters on PC, some great puzzlers, some great WW2 shooting, and even a kid-friendly shooter you can gift to any younger gamers you know. Though there is the notable fact that unlike last time, the titles on offer are all much older than the last Origin Bundle.
Considering the last bundle offered Battlefield 3, it would make sense to at least include the base Battlefield 4 game. This would have especially been apropos seeing as Battlefield: Hardline just released to generally positive reviews and solid sales numbers.
Potentially they could have something newer down the line as the bundle wraps up, but it feels odd all the same to not open with a bigger punch, especially given EA working with three charities now. As with their last bundle, no funds go to EA, but instead entirely to the Humble Tip and the three charities. The charities this time are:
Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 2012 to encourage more young women to complete a college-level computer science education and gain skills to further enhance their employability. Mobilizing leading executives, educators, and engineers, Girls Who Code has developed a new model of computer science education designed to inspire, educate, and equip girls of all experience levels and backgrounds with the skills to succeed in the field.
Since 1994, The V Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded more than $115 million to more than 100 facilities nationwide. We fund research for all types of cancer. [...] The V Foundation awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. [...] The Foundation seeks to make a difference generating broad-based support for cancer research by creating an urgent awareness among all Americans of the importance of the war against cancer.
Two-thirds of the world's 785 million illiterate adults are female. Educating and empowering these women is a key first step to ending poverty in the developing world. When women are educated they lift up their entire communities by improving family health, developing sustainable businesses, and making greater contributions to society.
While EA gets a bad rep, for sometimes good reasons, their work with Humble Bundle has always been one to benefit others. So you might not be a huge fan of using Origin, but if you know someone who does, and have the money to donate to charity, then you can make it a win-win for everybody.
How do you feel about this Humble Bundle and EA's involvement? Is there a charity you think Humble Bundle should work with that they haven't already? Let us know in the comments below!
[Video Credit: buildOn, the V Foundation, Girls Who code, Humble Bundle]