Digital Homicide Drops $18 Million Lawsuit Against Steam Users
Bohs Hansen / 4 years ago
Things didn’t go as planned for Digital Homicide as the game developer has been forced to drop the $18-million lawsuit Digital Homicide had launched against Steam users – but after the recent months of activity around the game studio and their critics, it isn’t that surprising. The terminology game studio should be taken lightly here, but it isn’t false. They did create games and released them, but they weren’t very good nor popular. The games seemed like they were created for only one thing, get money from unsuspecting gamers the quickest way possible and with as little effort as possible.
Anyway, back to the story at hand. Two weeks ago, Digital Homicide decided to launch a lawsuit against 100 users who left the developer’s games negative reviews. They actually tried suing Steam users for being mean about the developer and its games, but Valve acted quickly in kind and banned all Digital Homicide content from the Steam platform for “being hostile.”
That was too much for the small company and they have filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against their users last week and it was approved on Friday. The reason for this? Digital Homicide said that their business had been “destroyed” and that it had rendered them unable to continue pursuing the lawsuit.
“The case dismissal was only due to financial reasons caused by the removal of our games. I believe the case was very solid. There were in excess of 140 false statements by the 11 Steam users, tens of thousands of posts harassing myself and my customers, three direct interference with written contracts with third parties by Steam users (some of which were competitors), and much more. A combined in excess of 25 reports were filed against the worst users of the 11 with no resolutions being found.”
The above quote is a small part of the rant coming from Digital Homicide’s James Romine, “As far as Digital Homicide? It’s destroyed. It’s been stomped into the ground from a thousand directions and use is discontinued. I’m going back into the workforce and watching what’s really going on.”
It couldn’t really have come as a surprise that it would end this way and while I feel a little bad for Digitial Homicide, they had it coming. They flooded the Steam platform with shoddy games in order to abuse the trading system for more profit, and then lashed out users and even sued them when that didn’t work. Oh well, they’re a goner now and we can move on and forget that we ever heard the name Digital Homicide.