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Ooblets Team Faces Backlash Over Epic Games Store Deal

GamesIndustry.biz reports on the backlash that beset the developers of Ooblets after they announced a deal to launch exclusively on the Epic Games Store. An Ooblets tweet asks for some understanding, noting "getting some funding is going to make a huge difference for Ooblets." Word is they've received thousands of "hateful, threatening messages" over the news. This prompted the following statement from Epic on the situation:
We at Epic Games have often shared our views about the game business and companies in it, and we support the entire game communityís right to speak freely and critically about these topics, including the topic of Epic, our products, and our store. When everyone shares their earnest views, the best ideas ultimately prevail.

The announcement of Ooblets highlighted a disturbing trend which is growing and undermining healthy public discourse, and thatís the coordinated and deliberate creation and promotion of false information, including fake screenshots, videos, and technical analysis, accompanied by harassment of partners, promotion of hateful themes, and intimidation of those with opposing views.

Epic is working together with many game developers and other partners to build what we believe will be a healthier and more competitive multi-store world for the future. We remain fully committed, and we will steadfastly support our partners throughout these challenges. Many thanks to all of you that continue to promote and advocate for healthy, truthful discussion about the games business and stand up to all manners of abuse.
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31. Re: Ooblets Team Faces Backlash Over Epic Games Store Deal Aug 6, 2019, 07:38 Squirmer
 
SabreT wrote on Aug 6, 2019, 06:59:
Titus wrote on Aug 6, 2019, 06:44:
I've seen no proof of actual threats other than those devs claims. Seeing the way they already behaved on their blog, reddit and discord, I have zero confidence in them not lying.

Come on now, receiving threats in the gaming industry is not new. Do you honestly think with all the hate shown from this vocal minority they haven't received any threats?
It's like gamergate all over again. People detail the hate campaign they've been subjected to and gamers stick their fingers and their ears and go "nananana don'tbelieveyoudon'tbelievedon'tbelieveyou"
 
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