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  • Paranautical Activity Pulled From Steam For Death Threats

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 6 readers

    By Graham Smith on October 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm. First-person shooter Paranautical Activity has been pulled from Steam after its creator tweeted a death threat about Valve founder Gabe Newell. Mike Maulbeck’s tweet – since deleted – followed an all-caps rant in response to the game being incorrectly labelled as being in Early Access. Because I guess this is the world we live in now.

  • Paranautical Activity taken off Steam after dev threatens to kill Gabe Newell

    Published at The Gamer Headlines - 11 readers

    Paranautical Activity is a successfully Kickstarted/Steam Early Access game described by its creators as a title that “combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.” The game was just released from Early Access/Beta today.

  • Steam Music Player Lets You Play Customize Soundtracks During Games

    One Angry Gamer - - 8 readers - “Why can’t I play my own custom music during games?!” yelled Xbox One gamers, after they realized that the popular feature from the OG Xbox and Xbox 360 was no longer available in Microsoft’s third-generation home console. Well, the answer is because Microsoft decided to step into the Wayback Machine for smarts and intelligence – you know, a machine that takes you back in a p ...
  • Ad Agency's Half-Life 3 Campaign Is A Terrible Idea

    Kotaku - - 6 readers - Everybody wants Half-Life 3, but this elaborate crowdfunding plot dreamed up by interns at marketing agency McKee Wallwork & Co is not how we're going to get it. Marketing duo Chris Salem and Kyle Mazzei have launched an Indiegogo page entitled "We Want Half-Life 3," allegedly with the full support of their firm behind them.
  • Valve rolls out major Steam redesign

    destructoid - - 3 readers - As a platform, Steam hasn't been able to keep up with the rate at which new games are coming out -- there were more than 1,300 releases in the last nine months alone, says Valve -- but today's so-called Discovery update intends to address that while also making everything more blue. The home page now offers a feed of game recommendations (keep scrolling down, and down, and then ...
  • Indie Dev Resigns After Saying He'd Kill Gabe Newell

    Kotaku - - 5 readers - Yesterday, Valve took the indie game Paranautical Activity off Steam following a tweet in which the game's developer Mike Maulbeck said he would "kill Gabe Newell." Today, Maulbeck has resigned. The tweet, which Maulbeck said was written in jest, followed a string of complaints about the game being incorrectly labeled as "Early Access" on Steam.

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  • Indie dev apologizes for Gabe Newell death threat, resigns

    … Indie developer Mike Maulbeck has apologized and resigned from his studio Code Avarice after posting a death threat on Twitter aimed at Valve's Gabe Newell. Code Avarice's game, Paranautical Activity, was removed from Steam on Monday after Maulbeck threatened the Valve boss with a now deleted Twitter post which read, "I am going to kill Gabe…

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  • Code Avarice Dev Who Threatened Gabe Leaves The Company

    … Mike Maulbeck, the developer who threatened to kill Gabe Newell on Twitter over problems with publishing Paranautical Activity on Steam, has left the company behind the game, Code Avarice. Mike has also given a proper apology on the official Code Avarice blog. He states that his temper and habit of venting online have been issues since he…

    2 readers - Ryan Parreno - Gaming Enthusiast -
  • Indie Dev Resigns After Saying He'd Kill Gabe Newell

    … Yesterday, Valve took the indie game Paranautical Activity off Steam following a tweet in which the game's developer Mike Maulbeck said he would "kill Gabe Newell." Today, Maulbeck has resigned. The tweet, which Maulbeck said was written in jest, followed a string of complaints about the game being incorrectly labeled as "Early Access…

    5 readers - Jason Schreier - Kotaku -


  • How to get your game removed from Steam, fast

    … ” I am going to kill Gabe Newell. He is going to die,” the developer of Paranautical Activity wrote on Twitter after running into problems launching his indie title on Steam. As would be expected, Valve has since removed the game from its storefront, and cut ties with the developer. The problem that prompted Mike Maulbeck, the developer…

    2 readers - Bill Hess - Attack of the Fanboy -
  • Indie Dev Threatens Gabe Newell, Has Game Removed From Steam

    …" - the damage had been done (and the screencaps had been made). "We have removed the game's sales page and ceased relations with the developer after he threatened to kill one of our employees", a Valve spokesperson told Kotaku. Which only made Mike's day/life worse. Welp. PA no longer on steam. I'm done making videogames now. It sucked while…

    5 readers - Luke Plunkett - Kotaku -


  • Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Sexy Video Game Halloween Returns: The Winners?

    …Oh God, what have I done? Oh that's right, I asked the wrong people to create an alternative line of sexy video game Halloween costumes. I brought this on myself, and now I'm bringing it to you. Talk about a close race. Also talk about massive amounts of guilt, copious amounts of laughter, and some serious confusion followed by real talk of if my…

    2 readers - Mike Fahey - Kotaku - Halloween -
  • How Far Would You Go To Make Half Life 3 A Reality?

    … billboard saying “WE WANT HALF LIFE 3″ again. These trucks will be driving around Valve HQ in Bellevue, Washington. The third milestone sounds weird, but will cost you $45,000. They will find Gabe Newell lookalikes that will wear shirts that say “We Want HL3″ t-shirts. This one is expensive, but the other two milestones will also be included…

    1 readers - Damian Seeto - Attack of the Fanboy - Half-Life -

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