The latest news on Felix Kjellberg, AKA PewDiePie, involves his fans’ reactions to a controversy. For those not adult to speed, Kjellberg was held in prohibited H2O again when he used a racist term during a livesteam on Twitch.
This held a madness of Sean Vanaman, co-founder of Campo Santo and developer of Firewatch. He responded to Kjellberg’s outburst, saying that “He’s worse than a closeted racist: he’s a propagator of inhuman rubbish that does genuine repairs to a enlightenment around this industry.” He afterwards announced that Campo Santo would be filing a DMCA takedown of PewDiePie’s Firewatch calm This pierce has given left into effect, and this is where a latest growth takes place.
Despite Kjellberg’s reparation for his use of a word, saying that he owes it to his assembly and to himself to do better, his supporters showed their displeasure with the Firewatch developers by review-bombing their steam page.
Firewatch enjoyed an 84 percent positivity measure on Steam until recently. It is now sitting during 45 percent, with a infancy of a disastrous reviews in a past 30 days referencing a PewDiePie incident.
Eurogamer handpicked a few comments they’d found, including:
“Game is short, linear, and nonetheless can be beguiling experience, a finale is lacking and unsatisfying, and a developers abuse DMCA laws to penalize let’s players they dislike for personal reasons.”
“I don’t support a abuse of copyright law to bury things.”
“butthurt SJW crybaby looking to be offended.”
There were even suggestions for Vanaman to kill himself, that seems wholly unrelated to a diversion itself. While this isn’t a initial time fans have pounded a diversion by Steam, it does seem to be a many personal. Football Manager 2017 was review-bombed for not including an central Chinese translation, and GTA 5 perceived a same diagnosis when Take-Two private a modding apparatus OpenIV. Both incidents during slightest had to do with decisions that eventually influenced a games a reviews were about.
Despite Kjellberg’s apology and Campo Santo sportive their authorised rights, fans of PewDiePie motionless to take movement regardless. In his strange twitter per a incident, Vanaman explained because he done a preference to record a DMCA takedown: He believes inaction creates them partial of a problem. “We’re complicit: I’m certain we’ve done income off of a 5.7M views that video has and that’s something for us to consider about.”
Firewatch is accessible on Steam, receiving a certain examination from GameZone with Mike Splechta essay that a diversion was delivered “with a fantastically satisfied sourroundings and some of a many honest and picturesque voice-over work I’ve listened in a game. “