Over 100 Steam users are now facing legal action due to poor review scores given to a number of publisher Digital Homicide’s games.
James Romine of Digital Homicide was granted the subpoena by a federal judge in Arizona, reports Polygon.
“He is seeking the real identities of 100 users in an $18 million personal injury claim against these users for their comments and allegations of the studio’s products and how they were developed.”
Valve has since delisted all of Digital Homicide’s games from the service, accompanied by the statement:
“Valve has stopped doing business with Digital Homicide for being hostile to Steam.”
We’re still not sure what’s more ridiculous, the fact that gamers are being sued over an opinion-based review or the fact that a judge actually granted Digital Homicide’s application.
For context, Digital Homicide is the company behind gems such as The Slaughtering Grounds.