IGN announced today that they have acquired Humble Bundle. Talk about out of left field, eh?

Humble, as you may not know, often sells "bundles" of games for a pay-what-you-want price. Obviously, the more you play the more you will get on most bundles. Humble also expanded to publishing games, running a game subscription service, and they operate a more traditional online storefront like Steam or GOG.

IGN says that this acquisition will allow Humble to continue operating independently. They said that there should be no significant changes to either business operations or staffing. IGN will offer some level of support to Humble, namely in the realms of accelerating growth and trying to raise more money for charity. Hopefully this holds true, because IGN's last foray into digital game distribution didn't go so well.

Humble co-founder John Graham and IGN executive VP Mitch Galbraith share some quick thoughts about the acquisition.

(via Gamasutra)