It's a tale as old as time. Terrible game developer (James Romine of Digital Homicide) makes some asset flip games on Steam to score a quick buck. A game journalist (Jim Sterling) calls them out on their terribleness. Game developer gets mad for the truth hitting a large audience. Game developer sues game journalist for $10 million because they felt like the coverage the game journalist gave their game caused him emotional damage and had forever harmed his game company. Game developer then ups that amount to $15 million for assault, libel, and slander.

Game developer then attempts to sue 100 Steam users for $18 million. Game developer chooses to represent himself in all of these lawsuits. This is obviously a supremely wise decision. Game developer eventually tried to crowdfund proper legal representation, but nobody donated. Game developer gets their games pulled from Steam by Valve. Game developer then wants to also sue Valve. Game developer then has lawsuit against 100 Steam users dismissed. Though to the game developer's credit, there were indeed some Steam users that harassed and threatened said game developer and frankly, that's quite terrible. Game developer ultimately has lawsuit against game journalist dismissed.

Really, it could happen to anyone.

That's right, the lawsuit between James Romine of Digital Homicide against Jim Sterling has finally been dismissed. We all knew it was going to happen, it was really just a matter of time. Sterling shared his thoughts on the dismissal in a nice, lengthy write-up on his site. I will link to it again here while fetching a tasty blurb to paste below.

Sterling goes on to thank his wife, friends, Patreon patrons, and fans for their continued kind words. He also says he's going to play some video games.