Though it may come as a shock to some people, but what you say on Twitter can come back and bite you in the ass. A single tweet can lead to a series of events that can just leave you in awe. One great example of this would be recent news about Michael Maulbeck’s consistent need to tweet his anger and frustration about Steam. Steam accidentally posted Paranautical Activity, as an “early access” game on Steam instead of a full title release. Annoyed with delays and mislabeling release of game led Maulbeck to tweet several complaints and rants concluding with the treat of killing Gabe Newell, CEO of Steam.
“I am going to kill Gabe Newell. He is going to die.” – Michael Maulbeck (via Twitter)
Valve was set to release Paranautical Activity on Steam but has since changed their mind and has pulled the game.
This appears to be the reason behind Maulbecks resignation as he hopes that Steam will reconsider their decision if he is no longer involved in game or the company itself. Maulback has been said to have given up his rights and ownership of the studio and sold his half of the company to a fellow employee. Maulbeck has since apologized for everything and has showed tremendous efforts to mend the ties. The game was a team effort and one man’s actions should not befall on everyone else. Should Paranautical Activity really lose its moment of spotlight because of a few tweets?
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