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[Gamespot] Indie First-Person Shooter Removed from Steam After Developer Threatens Gabe Newell

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Indie game Paranautical Activity has been taken down from Steam following the posting of death threats addressed at Valve's Gabe Newell from developer Mike Maulbeck. As reported by Player Attack, Maulbeck's game was initially highlighted on a Steam store segment featuring Halloween-themed games. Paranautical Activity was mistakenly captioned as an Early Access title despite being completed, to which Maulbeck tweeted the following:



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But Can one really kill Gabe Newell? For PC gaming he is someone closed to God... rolleyes.gif
post #2 of 162
Wow.

"My game was misclassified on your store. Clearly the best, calm, rational, and proportional response is to kill your managing director."

Not... you know, "Hey guys, yeah, it's me. You made a mistake. Fix it please? Thanks!"
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Woah.
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PR stunt or joke gone wrong?
 
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But Can one really kill Gabe Newell? For PC gaming he is someone closed to God... rolleyes.gif

 

Only for idiots with no foresight beyond the hive mind.

   
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if i was gabe id respond like

come at me bro
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He kinda deserved it. He absolutely flew off the handle on what was probably a clerical error, and then tweeted a death threat to the owner of the company. I'm sure if he remained level-headed he probably would have been able to get it sorted with Valve. Instead, he chose to throw a tantrum on the internet about it.

Yeah it sucks that a few people might have momentarily passed the game up because it was incorrectly labeled Early Access. But even so, Steam is still the biggest digital distribution platform in the world for PC games, and you got a front page advertisement. Silver linings, yeah?
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When will people learn that death threats are never okay?

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Wow. I really liked that game, too.

What an idiot.
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Checked the dude's twitter and he outright sounds like a douchebag
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