One would expect a few sharp-edged comments to be directed at them over the internet at some point or another. If you're ever looking to voice an opinion, show off your work or even say... sell a game, you're likely going to receive a little backlash every now and then from a more vocally critical human being.
But when you're Digital Homicide, you're even more likely to attempt to take said mean person to court over such trivial words. Since filing a lawsuit against over 100 Steam users for their negative comments toward the company's games, James Romine says he's dropping the claim citing how it's "no longer financially possible". Carrying on to say how the company has been 'destroyed' by the attempted legal action.
Now why would it have been possible for the company to first file the lawsuit, yet back down before going through with it? Because Steam pulled their entire catalog from the online marketplace once it caught wind of how the seller was attempting to treat its users.
Over the last 6 months Digital Homicide has managed to recoup $450 of its purported $75,000 goal through an interesting GoFundMe campaign that includes such valuable case updates such as "Picked up a box of hammer mill paper and clips." Though who exactly pledged the money is unknown, it's enough to say they might actually have some allies after-all. Either that or the very same trolls they're suing decided to get their hopes up.
Though the lawsuit against Steam and some of its more 'passionate' users may be over before it began, there's been no word on the claim made against popular video game journalist Jim Sterling for the now higher total of $15 million following his well-documented beratement of Digital Homicide's games.
To see exactly why so many people may love to hate Digital Homicide for not only their actions, but their games, take a look at the trailer below. All the screenshots in this article are from their many varied titles. Hopefully we won't end up in court over this.