Humble THQ Bundle adds Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War

Do you enjoy playing video games on your personal computer, and have a few dollars spare? Then you have probably bought the Humble THQ Bundle already. If not, though, the pay-what-you-want bundle is now an even bigger bargain, as the publisher today threw in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War GotY on top of the many other fine games already in it. It ends Wednesday, so get your skates on.

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Do you enjoy playing video games on your personal computer, and have a few dollars spare? Then you have probably bought the Humble THQ Bundle already. If not, though, the pay-what-you-want bundle is now an even bigger bargain, as the publisher today threw in Relic's RTS Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War on top of the many other fine games already in it. It ends Wednesday, so get your skates on.

Everyone who bought the bundle before this announcement will have Dawn of War added for free, but newcomers will need to beat the average price to get it.

So, to sum up, for as little as $1 (which you'd surely pay more than), you get Steam keys for Company of Heroes, CoH: Opposing Fronts, CoH: Tales of Valor, Darksiders, Metro 2033, and Red Faction Armageddon. If you beat the average price, which is $5.63 as I write this, you'll get Saints Row: The Third, Titan Quest, and now Dawn of War too. So, lots of video games.

Unsurprisingly, the first AAA bundle from Humble Bundle has been pretty popular. It's sold over 750,000, a record amount for HB, but the average price paid is unusually low. Macateers and Linuxnauts usually pay more than Windowsheads but none of these games are for their platforms, which will help drag this down. Plus, of course, some are none too pleased about Humble Bundle joining up with a big publisher and briefly stepping away from its core tenets of multiplatform and DRM-free, but will still want to buy the games.

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    December 10, 2012 12:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Humble THQ Bundle adds Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War.

    Do you enjoy playing video games on your personal computer, and have a few dollars spare? Then you have probably bought the Humble THQ Bundle already. If not, though, the pay-what-you-want bundle is now an even bigger bargain, as the publisher today threw in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War GotY on top of the many other fine games already in it. It ends Wednesday, so get your skates on.

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      December 10, 2012 12:36 PM

      It's a goddamn shame the average is so low. When I saw they added Warhammer as well I upped my donation by $5 to now $25 of which most went straight to THQ. I feel obligated to support them, though I can't afford to pay them much more than that for games I already owned before.

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        December 10, 2012 12:41 PM

        It's okay. They're making up for the low average through volume.

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        December 10, 2012 1:01 PM

        Polishing the brass on the Titanic :(

        I paid just over the average because I already owned 4 of the 6 original games or whatever.

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          December 10, 2012 8:35 PM

          who the hell says that. Nobody says that. It's deck chairs or nothing.

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        December 10, 2012 1:35 PM

        Wow yeah the average is terrible. It's usually well over $7 by now

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      December 10, 2012 12:39 PM

      This is really a good deal. There are some real quality games in this deal by now.

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      December 10, 2012 12:41 PM

      does it include the expansions or just the original?

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        December 10, 2012 12:42 PM

        I think it's the gold edition or maybe I already owned the gold edition and didn't notice before.

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        December 10, 2012 1:11 PM

        Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Game of the Year Edition features the amazing original Dawn of War game as well as eight additional maps and additional online modes.

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        December 10, 2012 3:56 PM

        It's the GOLD edition. Downloading it now. The game page links to the Gold Edition in the Steam Store, and it says I own the gold edition.

        So you get W40K DOW GOTY + Winter Assault. You miss out on the Dark Crusade expansion as that is only included with the DOW Anthology... or you can buy it separately.


        "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Gold Edition features the award-winning Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Game of the Year Edition and the highly anticipated expansion pack Winter Assault."

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          December 10, 2012 6:34 PM

          Mine is just saying it's GOTY. But like you said it links to the GOLD edition. And they don't sell Winter Assault separate.

          Eh, who the fuck knows. Not like I'm probably going to play it anyway

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            December 10, 2012 10:09 PM

            Yeah... I'm wrong actually. It is just GOTY, even though the store says I own GOLD.

            Steam forums have many people "enquiring" about this issue, as you can not currently buy Winter Assault by itself via Steam either. People confused, like me, because of the link to the store. Some even say the install folder says it's gold (with WA), and some say the WA exe is in the folder as well but it only launches the vanilla version.

            So yeah, if you want WA , at this stage, you need to buy the anthology or buy WA from the THQ store direct.

            "basically right now the only way to get Winter Assault if you've activated the GOTY key from the THQ bundle is to buy the Dawn of War Platnium (Anthology) Edition or wait to see if Valve will resolve the issue with the shop detecting the GOTY edition as the Gold Edition."



            Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh....

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      December 10, 2012 6:53 PM

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        December 10, 2012 6:53 PM

        yes.

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        December 10, 2012 9:32 PM

        Yup, just click the link in the e-mail again and the new keys will show up on the page.

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      December 10, 2012 7:04 PM

      damn that is such a great bundle, but I already own all of those games.
      I would like to get Titan quest though, that is the only game I don't have a digital copy of.

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        December 10, 2012 7:18 PM

        i'm about to buy it. i'm pretty sure i already have TQ digital.
        if i do, it's yours.

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      December 10, 2012 8:34 PM

      oh my, this is the best hum-bundle so far. I missed Titan Quest somehow, really nice take on D2, plus SR and now this. It really took care of a huge chunk of my wish list.

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      December 10, 2012 8:43 PM

      Anybody want my code for Dawn of War? I already own the game.

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      December 11, 2012 1:37 AM

      I never got into WH40K, I know it's a world that gets tons of love on this site. I quite like WHFB though, so I probably would enjoy 40K as well. Is this Dawn of War a good starting point or should I dive in elsewhere?

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        December 11, 2012 4:48 AM

        I did start with DoW, so I'd suggest it's a nice start.
        Begin with the first one though, since it's more of a classical RTS gameplay-wise than the 2nd game. (Well, besides resources & squad management being quite unique)

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      December 11, 2012 3:12 AM

      OKay this is what pushed me to buy. Honestly, WH40k DoW 1's multiplayer is a real blast to play with friends. It's different but often just as good as Dawn of War 2. Dawn of War 2 is a bit more manageable and less stressful.

      Also, multiplayer-wise, DoW 1 > CoH. Just sayin'

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