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EA's Humble Bundle expands with SimCity, Ultima and Wing Commander games

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Electronic Arts' latest Humble Bundle kicked off last week, inviting PC gamers to pay what they wanted for nine EA, BioWare and PopCap Games titles. Today, the Humble Origin Bundle expands with four additional titles: SimCity 2000, Wing Commander 3, Wing Commander 4 and Ultima 7.

If you didn't already score SimCity 2000 or Wing Commander 3 for free through Origin's "on the house" program — or suddenly have a renewed hankering for some Mark Hammill-led sci-fi — now might be the time to grab those games on the cheap.

The bundle already includes Dragon Age: Origins, Peggle, Dead Space 2, Command & Conquer Generals and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, plus its two expansions, Spearhead and Breakthrough. Players can pay however much they want for the bundle, but those who pay more than the average — currently less than $5 — will get access to additional games: Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Dragon Age 2, Bejeweled 3 and Mass Effect 2.

The bundle's games are all redeemable through EA's Origin service, while a few are redeemable through Steam.

Proceeds from Humble Origin Bundle 2 sales won't go to EA. Instead, buyers can choose one of three charities to contribute to: Girls Who Code, which encourages women to pursue education in computer science; The V Foundation for cancer research; and buildOn, which works to address global poverty and education.

More than 400,000 bundles have been sold to date, with more than $2 million raised for charity.

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