If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Digital Homicide suing Steam users and subpoenaes Valve for their personal details

Digital Homicide are going after Steam users as well as Jim Sterling.

Well that escalated quickly.

If you cast your mind back, you may remember Jim Sterling's back and forth with Digital Homicide after he did a first impressions video on their title Slaughtering Grounds.

Since then, the Romine brothers - who constitute the developer team at Digital Homicide - have launched a lawsuit against Sterling (legal name James Stanton), stating that he has "falsely accused [Digital Homicide] and caused damage" to the tune of $10 million dollars.

The brothers were using crowdfunding for legal fees initially, but that avenue had to be abandoned when "harassers" began "donating amounts specifically to cause charges rather than donations and charge backs to cause financial fees," according to Kotaku. They have since decided to represent themselves.

This week, Digital Homicide has taken things up a notch.

According to these court documents provided by Sid Alpha who talks more about this in the video above, the brothers are also suing 100 Steam users and have subpoenaed Valve in order to get these people's personal information.

James Romine is now after $18 million dollars in this personal injury suit.

Over on the NeGAF thread, there's a lot of head scratching going on as everyone tries to figure out what it is Digital Homicide hope to accomplish.

Have you got any thoughts on this bizarre case? As always, chime in below.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch