Valve has shown a developer the digital door and banished its games from Steam after being deemed ‘hostile to Steam customers’.
As it transpires, developer Digital Homicide was actually trying to sue 100 Steam users for roughly $18m, and also attempted to force Valve to part with the Steam users’ personal details.
Yeah… ‘hostile’ seems a fair description.
Digital Homicide has been feeling under attack from fans and critics for some time now, and clearly feels that all the negativity is completely undeserved.
The developer claimed in the lawsuit (via Kotaku) that it had been the target of a harassment campaign at the hands of a powerful and influential group known as ‘Digital Homicides Poop Games’. Amazingly, this is all true.
Obviously the rest of the world thinks this lawsuit is crazy town banana pants, as Valve spokesperson Doug Lombardi soon issued a statement (via TechRaptor), revealing that ‘Valve has stopped doing business with Digital Homicide for being hostile to Steam customers.’
For the record, Digital Homicide’s games are in fact uniformly rubbish. Some of the games you’ll no longer be able to play on Steam include Wyatt Derp, Winged Knights: Penetration, and the incredibly titled Not In My Crapper, which you can see below.
Digital Homicide also attempted to sue popular game critic Jim Sterling back in March for $10m, for ‘assault, libel and slander’, even attempting to crowdfund the legal battle.
Forget the likes of Naughty Dog, Nintendo, and Rockstar – Digital Homicide is now my all time favourite developer, and I encourage you all to follow my example… lest they come for you in the night with a lawsuit.