You won't be hearing any “humbugs” from Wolfire Games and the gang behind the Humble Indie Bundle this year. Even after pirates pillaged the first Humble Indie Bundle to hell and back, a second's set sail to absolutely massive success. Already outpacing the first, Bundle numero dos made over $500,000 in a single day.
For those in need of a refresher, here's how it works: you buy a gaggle of games – specifically Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans this time around – and then set the price. Only willing to part with a single penny in exchange for five fantastic games? Be our guest. Oh, but then you'll have to deal with the guilt.
See, you also get to choose how your money is split among four recipients: indie devs, the bundle's organizers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Child's Play Charity. Fortunately, the Christmas spirit seems to be alive and well with gamers so far, including none other than Minecraft creator Notch, who's leading the charge with $2000 donated.
Anyway, we've said our bit. This is either the best game-related deal out there or the most mutually beneficial charity you can find. “Humble” might be understating it a bit, seeing as this is one of the greatest ideas out there. So then, wallets (or change purses) at the ready...