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    With the fires raging in Australia, gaming companies have stepped up to help out, in their own ways. Infinity Ward and Bungie are selling DLC packs in Modern Warfare and Destiny 2 respectively that give players cosmetic items, to which the entirety of the money from these sales is then donated to those in need in Australia. And while Humble Bundle may have changed ownership in recent years, they're also joining in to raise money for a good cause. Humble has just launched its Australia Fire Relief bundle, which packages 29 games together for $25, to which every cent will go to charities such as the RSPCA, WIRES, World Wildlife Fund, and Australian Red Cross. You can grab some pretty well-regarded games in the bundle, including Hollow Knight and Duck Game, with the full list available below.

    • Hollow Knight
    • Void Bastards
    • Armello
    • Euro Truck Simulator 2 (includes Australian Paint Jobs Pack)
    • Duck Game
    • Hand of Fate 2
    • Paradigm
    • Crawl
    • The Adventure Pals
    • Regular Human Basketball
    • Satellite Reign
    • Hacknet (includes Hacknet Labyrinths DLC)
    • Mr. Shifty
    • Primal Carnage: Extinction
    • Assault Android Cactus+
    • The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game
    • Framed Collection
    • Think of the Children
    • Feather
    • Tower of Guns
    • Rising Dusk
    • Death Squared
    • Paperbark
    • Quest of Dungeons
    • The Stillness of the Wind
    • The Gardens Between
    • Paper Fire Rookie
    • Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom
    • Machinarium
    :arrow: Source: Humble Bundle
     
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  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Seems like the whole planet is on fire. This is the Y2020K :blink:
     
  4. x65943

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    Nice gesture. Hope they can get control of the fires soon.
     
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  5. campbell0505

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    It’s cool to see all these charities and companies coming together to help out, when the government can’t do it themselves.
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Cause the government is focused on keeping themself in the same political position of power they are already in. :ninja:
     
  7. campbell0505

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    Yet 90% of people hate them now here.
     
  8. sup3rgh0st

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    tfw the bundle doesn't include the game FireWatch
     
  9. chartube12

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    fire vs earthquake aka australia vs Porto Rico. Humble bundle confirms to hate Porto Rico. Does give a single ha'penny to help them out.....JK don’t freak out people! i know Humble Bundle has helped many different countries around the world recover from disasters, despite being owned by big bad ign, aka EA’s favorite mouth piece.
     
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    It's so awesome to see so many companies raising money and donating to help with the fires. They're doing so much more than both sides of government. I've also seen a lot of research has gone into the particular organisations to donate to, which is wonderful (although I've noticed the RSPCA is a common one, and in my area at least they're not doing much at all. The real heroes for wildlife are independent rescues and wildlife hospitals). Humble have always done a lot of good stuff, and I'm really glad they're doing this.
     
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    they're liberals what did you expect they only care about raising taxes and increasing the price of daily living to benefit themselves! all scomo cares about is which country he can visit next to pretend he cares to get a free holiday courtesy of the tax payers!! :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Clydefrosch

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    So they're selling Hollow Knight for charity.

    Because really, I don't think I've ever even heard of any of the other games
     
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    and to sell coal! don’t forget he brought coal into parliament
     
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    I can only attest to actually having played one game (Duck Game) out of all those, but:
    • Paradigm was one of 2017's highest-rated games on Opencritic
    • Duck Game is an amazing/hilarious versus party game with friends
    • Hand of Fate 2 is yet another well-liked 2017 game that's a DRPG with card-based combat
    • Euro Truck Sim is like Cross Country (that DOS game) but with meme-like cult status
    Whether or not you could get all those games for under 25 by waiting around for separate sales is a different subject, but in this case, you get five solid indies, and support charity for doing so.
     
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    Are you guys serious when you say you haven't heard of any of these games because I owned most of them when I bought the bundle.

    • Hollow Knight - you seem to know this one.
    • Void Bastards - all over my steam front page.
    • Armello - possibly the prettiest indie games.
    • Hand of Fate 2 - sequel to highly rated game.
    • Crawl - really great couch co-op.
    • Satellite Reign - modern version of syndicate.
    • Assault Android Cactus+ - the best bullet hell shooter.
    • Framed Collection - Hideo Kojimas GOTY.
    • The Gardens Between - also all over my steam front page.
    • Machinarium - as old as the hills
     
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  16. leon315

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    last time i heard United Nations putted sanction on Brazilian gov. for inefficiency did to Rainforest fires, donating money is a huge mistake instead UN should really do the same to Australia too to urge them to resolve the situation sooner!
     
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  17. Veho

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    The "Liberal Party of Australia", the current governing party, is a right wing party, the equivalent of the Republican party in the US.

    Let's not make this about politics please.
     
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    On top of what @Chary and @zychion said I’ll throw in that Frog Detective is a good time. Short, but pretty funny and cute all the same.
     
  19. Clydefrosch

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    No one is saying that the other games aren't fun, but this bundle is clearly selling on Hollow Knight.
     
  20. Langin

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    I am sorry mate, but the situation which is currently unfolding in Australia cannot be compared to the actions done by the Brazilian government.

    A few key differences between the fires in Brazil and the ones found in Australia:

    - The fires in Brazil are started by the goverment themselves, this has been proven on numerous occassions and this is also the reason WHY the UN is sanctioning the country instead of helping them. The government there does not seem to give a f#$k about the rain forests and rather burns them down so the can expand their agricultural industry.
    - The fires in Australia are mostly caused by intense draughts, something which we humans sadly cannot control. I hope you follow the news every now and then, because the government does everything within its power to stop the fires from destroying anymore nature, houses, etc.
     
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  21. Xzi

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    Void Bastards is the only game on the list I want that I don't already own, but I've already donated to fighting Aussie wildfires. Pretty good collection though. I can highly recommend Hollow Knight, Hand of Fate 2, Satellite Reign, and Tower of Guns for anyone who hasn't played them.

    Climate change really shouldn't be a political issue at all, it's a survival issue. Sadly it seems we won't be able to address it as such until it's a matter of life or death for a much bigger portion of the world's population.
     
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