Yesterday, a court dismissed game developer Digital Homicide’s $US10 million ($13 million) case against YouTube critic Jim Sterling. Fortunately for those of us who write about video games, Sterling’s scathing critique of Digital Homicide’s game Slaughtering Grounds won’t create precedent for developers slamming critics with million-dollar lawsuits.
Valve announced today that the poorly-reviewed stealth game Art of Stealth was removed from Steam after it was discovered that its developer forged positive reviews.
Jim Sterling is a game critic who isn’t afraid to throw a few punches. Sometimes, the developers punch back with a takedown notice on YouTube. In response, Sterling called them “another poopbrain dev”. But this “poopbrain dev” is really pissed off and wants to fight back.