Valve has ended business agreements with Digital Homicide while pulling all of their games from Steam for being hostile to Steam users.
Digital Homicide has recently filed a subpoena in Arizona to get the identities of 100 users on Steam who they hope to sue for $18 million. The reason for the lawsuit is in regards to their comments and allegations of the studio titles made on Steam Communities such as Digital Homicides – TrashWare which was previously called Poop Games.
Valve has a right to contest the subpoena at a hearing although it isn’t sure what move the company will make. However, in the near term, Valve appears to have removed all games from the developer from sale on Steam.
A Valve representative told Polygon
Valve has stopped doing business with Digital Homicide for being hostile to Steam customers.
This isn’t the first time Digital Homicide has gone after people using the US legal system, they previously started proceedings against Jim Sterling for “assault, libel, and slander” to the sum of $10.7 million. The breakdown of that figure comes from $2.26 million in direct product damage; $4.3 million in emotional, reputational, and financial distress; and $5 million in punitive damage requests. James and Robert Romine claim that Sterlings’ audience harassed them through mail. Digital Homicide made reference in their claim to the fact that Sterling had made numerous videos based on “slamming” their games like the one below which covers 18 games from the company.