Jerks use the Humble Bundle to cheat in Steam raffle, thus shaming humanity
I think we can all agree that one of the greatest gaming entities to exist during this season of giving is the Humble Indie Bundle, which sells off independently developed games at any price customers are willing to set, with the proceeds going to Child's Play and the American Red Cross.
While it's wonderful to see so many gamers donating their hard earned money to help a couple of extremely worthy causes, there's a particular group of donors this year that really grind my gears and no, I'm not talking about those crybabies who threatened to boycott the bundle because an EA published game made it in. I'm talking about a particular group of tools who have been taking advantage of the bundle's donation policy to cheat in Steam's holiday raffle promotion.
Here's how this act of pettiness works: the scammers buy the bundle for a penny (way to dig deep there Ebenezer) and then use the Steam codes to legitimize automated Steam accounts in order to increase their chances at winning prizes in the raffle.
The group behind the Humble Bundle had this to say about the situation.
In response to this Valve and the Humble Bundle team have come up with an incredibly fair compromise. As of now, all Humble Bundle customers will have to pay an extra $1 to activate the Steam codes and if they can't pay that $1, then they can obtain the codes by contacting the support team and promising not to resell the codes or use them to abuse the system.
So, to those who tried to put a rather ugly stain on the reputation of this fine group of game developers, rip off a fan loyal company, and cheat sick children and those in need of humanitarian aid out of a happy holiday, all I have to say to you is this:
Merry Christmas, you selfish bastard.
Damn! And I was so close to not swearing.