Under paying for video games has been doing the world a lot of good, at least if Humble Bundle has anything to say about it. The pay-what-you-want bundle site has raised some US$50 million over the four years it has been operating; and this is only what has been given to charity.
For those who are unaware, Humble Bundle allows PC gamers to buy games in a bundle and pay whatever amount they feel is appropriate for them. This could be as low as US$1, but those who pay more will generally get access to a larger bundle of games. The site has also recently expanded into mobile games and books, but it primarily raises funds for charity through the main Humble Bundle. These bundles tend to include some very desirable games, and most publishers and developers are more than happy to participate.
Customers also decide how they want their money to be distributed between Humble Bundle, charity, and the developers of the games. Some 50 charities around the world have benefited from the donations, with projects like bringing fresh water to Bangladesh, books to Africa, and even funded a hospital in Cambodia.
For most the Humble Bundle is a great way to stock up on cheap games and grow that library to biblical proportions; but it has also done a lot of good for people around the world.
[Source: Humble Bundle]