Humble Bundle Abused By Steam Contest Cheaters

Remember those awesome indie bundles that let you pay what you want? Unfortunately, there are reports that some folks are paying mere pennies not because they want the games, but so they can set up Steam accounts and gain extra holiday contest entries.

“Hey guys, we’ve noticed that a number of un-humble users are buying lots of Humble Indie Bundle 4’s for one penny, and then using their Steam codes to “legitimize” automated Steam accounts in order to increase their odds of winning prizes in Valve’s current raffle promotion. This is unfair to legitimate entrants and is definitely not what we wanted to encourage with Humble Indie Bundle 4. It’s a lose-lose situation for the indie developers, charities, Valve, and Humble Bundle.”

It’s sad that there are people out there who ruin things for everyone. Thanks to Joystiq and the Humble Bundle blog for the heads up.

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