Humble Bundle has launched the Humble Store, a permanent 24/7 store to pick up individual games at discounted prices.
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The Humble Bundle is a great way to snare a gaming deal, with its bundles of games at super-low prices, as well as help charity by allocating some (or all) of the money you spend to an organisation of the website's choice. However, it's always been a little limited; you can only buy all the games or none, and bundles refresh every couple of weeks, so if you don't like a particular bundle, you have to wait until the next one lands.
That's all set to change with the Humble Store. A permanent marketplace for buying games, it offers individual games at discounted prices — granted, a little more than what you'll pay for a bundle, but if you only want one or two games on offer at any given time, you're not stuck with games you don't actually want to play.
Like the bundles, some of the funds go to charity; however, unlike the bundles, you don't get to pick the amount: it's set at 10 per cent, with 75 per cent going to the creator and 15 per cent going to the website. The store also seems to have a much higher refresh rate than the bundles: the launch sale, for example, will expire after just 24 hours, so you get an opportunity to pick up a new deal every day.
The launch sale offers nine games for up to 75 per cent of their regular prices, including Edward Gorey-esque survival adventure Don't Starve for US$7.49, management simulator Prison Architect for US$14.99, genealogical rogue-like Rogue Legacy for US$7.49, stealth puzzler Gunpoint for US$4.99 and Euro Truck Simulator 2 for US$6.25.
The bundles and weekly sales will still be available too, so it's the best of all worlds, really. Head on over to the new Humble Store website to check it out.