Digital Homicide Games, a studio more known for their many lawsuits than their games, has been essentially wiped off of Steam. Valve has removed all store pages for games released by Digital Homicide and have also removed everything that was in the Steam Greenlight section. When asked why, Valve released this statement to Tech Raptor:
“Valve has stopped doing business with Digital Homicide for being hostile to Steam customers.”
That sounds like a vague phrase unless you have paid any attention to the ongoing sage of Digital Homicide. They are currently suing popular YouTube reviewer Jim Sterling to the tune of $15 million. This lawsuit is in response to negative reviews Sterling posted about some of the games released by the studio. They are also bringing another case to court for $18 million against 100 anonymous Steam users for “hate and harassment.” Many of these users were part of a Steam group that focused on informing people of poorly made games. Many of the games they focused on were released by Digital Homicide Games.
Although Valve will no longer do business with Digital Homicide, that does not mean their presence is completely gone on Steam. Any games players already owned by the studio will still function, and codes purchased from other websites will still give access to the games. In addition, there are still many Steam groups that are either run by or closely affiliated with the studio. Here is the list of the studio’s games, first noticed by twitter user lashman (@RobotBrush):
Obviously, Digital Homicide’s games will sell fewer copies if they are not listed on Steam anymore. But it is good to know that if you really want to play Wyatt Derp (which is the game in the feature image at the top), there are still some ways for you to get your fix.
What do you think about Valve’s treatment of this studio? Are they out of line? Or are they doing the right thing to protect their business? Let us know in the comments below.