Announced via a tweet, Humble Bundle have officially announced that they've managed to raise over $100 million for charity thanks to gamers.
Humble Bundle started in 2010 from simple beginnings with the first Humble Indie Bundle. This was easily one of the big tipping points for Linux gaming too, since their original mission was cross-platform indie games. They ported games to Linux for these bundles too, so they did a lot of good work for us as well as for charity.
The first bundle arrived on the 4th of May, 2010 featuring titles like World of Goo, Gish, LagaruHD and more. I imagine they had no idea how it would really do, I certainly doubt they would years later be running all kinds of bundles and a game store.
I was quite critical of them when they launched the THQ bundle and later the EA bundle. They said they were only experiments, but here we are today when they push out bundle after bundle, for better or worse. They're no longer known for bringing out awesome indie games in a bundle, but as a company that pushes out lots of bundles and has a game store. Their image totally changed from their original plan. They're doing very well for themselves as a business though, so even though I'm not personally happy with how they've changed, they've done bloody well for themselves!
One day, I just hope they surprise us with a few more quality indie bundles, that would be sweet.
If you're in need of cheap games, the Humble Store does currently have a big sale on.