Articles About Images Videos

Gaming News

All the gaming news not concerning an individual game but rather inform about gaming in general. read more


9.6
Page rating

Digital Homicide withdraws lawsuits, is now defunct

Author: David Lozada
04-Oct-2016

Category: News

The infamous Digital Homicide withdrew a lawsuit last week against 100 anonymous Steam users for $18 million over nasty comments they made about the studio's work, citing it can no longer afford to pursue it. The developer's co-founder went on to say in an interview that the studio is now "destroyed" and "discontinued."

Digital Homicide withdraws lawsuits, is now defunct
Digital Homicide, the developer behind The Slaughtering Grounds, ET: The Extra-Large Testicle, and Not In My Crapper, withdrew a lawsuit last week against 100 anonymous Steam users for $18 million over nasty comments they made about the studio's work, citing it can no longer afford to pursue it.

"Upon filing this case, per advice of the local sheriff who could not help me or my business with a massive ARS-13-2921 criminal harassment problem on an Internet Store front and via email, The Plaintiffs business was destroyed completely financially disabling The Plaintiff, destroying usability of all current work effort, and untold other damages," the filing says. It seeks one of two options: A refund of the court filing fee and dismissal of the case without prejudice, or, if the filing fee is non-refundable, a 90-day extension on the action, presumably to give Digital Homicide time to gather money together so it can continue fighting.

The developer's co-founder James Romine Jr. told Techraptor in an interview that he believes the case is "solid," but the removal of the games from Steam crippled the studio financially. In fact, not only is the lawsuit withdrawn, but Digital Homicide itself is now defunct.

"[Digital Homicide is] destroyed. It's been stomped into the ground from a thousand directions and use is discontinued," he said. "I’m going back into the workforce and watching what’s really going on. Not gaming media gossip - the real stories are in the legal documents. Not talking about mine."

It's possible that legal action could be resurrected at some point, as a dismissal without prejudice leaves room for Romine to re-file the lawsuit in the future.

Source:
https://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/13/02921.htm&Title=13&DocType=ARS
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r73j4cb9f8cfpe5/7.pdf?dl=0
https://techraptor.net/content/digital-homicide-dismiss-steam-users
Rate this article
- 0 - 0


Comments


Article

The fact that the owners of Digital Homicide can't see that they did this to themselves is what baffles me about this case.

It's unfortunate, but hopefully after this they'll learn and move on. At least, that's all we can hope for.

reply

5 months ago by David Lozada
+ 0 - 0 !
Article

The fact that the owners of Digital Homicide can't see that they did this to themselves is what baffles me about this case.

reply

5 months ago by James Chambers
+ 0 - 0 !

Other articles

22-Mar-2017

Win Northgard in our Giveaway! We have 10 keys worth $199.

at: Northgard
author: KeenGamer
category:

Do you like Vikings? Strategy games? Perfect gameplay, graphics and sounds? Then you must win Northgard in our giveaway! Or at least try :-).

0 0
0
15-Mar-2017

NVIDIA: Pitch Your VR & AR Ideas for a Chance to Win $30k

author: Veronika
category:

NVIDIA is kicking off a showcase allowing interested professionals to get their hands on the latest AR and VR technology, and to meet with their peers...

0 0
0
23-Mar-2017

LawBreakers Preview

author: Nic Gannucci
category:

We recently got to try out the Beta for the high octane, gravity defying 'LawBreakers' from 'Boss Key productions'. Find out how it lives up those...

0 0
0
24-Mar-2017

New TCG Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest announced

author: Dmytro Voloshyn
category:

TokArts announced Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest, a science fiction strategy card game for two or more players, that is available to play on a virtual...

0 0
0
20-Mar-2017

Top Ten Most Difficult Souls Bosses

author: Jacob Yancey
category:

The Souls series is known as some of the hardest games the industry has ever seen. A big part of this is the epic and intense boss fights against...

0 0
0