EA Dev Death Threats Weren't Confirmed By EA



Most game journalists are terrible at performing the main function of their job: investigative reporting. It comes as little surprise that these gamer hating game journalists, who push agendas rather than researching and reporting stories, fell for such an obvious troll yesterday.

EA has been under fire recently for Star Wars: Battlefront II's progression system. This "pay to loot" reward system practically forces players to purchase loot boxes. Otherwise players must spend literally hundred of hours grinding to get the required credits to unlock progressions. During a recent Reddit AMA, EA representatives answered questions about the progression system and gamers showed their disgust in force.  EA now holds the record for the most downvoted comment of all time on Reddit.

During this debacle, an "EA game dev" claimed he received numerous death threats over the Battlefront II progression controversy. Some gamers and Twitter users argued this claim was a deflection to draw attention away from the progression controversy. In response, articles started flying through the blogosphere explaining how gamers are toxic and they need to quit harassing game devs.

Jason Schreier, of Kotaku, looked into the background of this "EA game dev" and low and behold, this person was a troll and not affiliated with EA in any way.
Hats off to Mr. Schreier for doing his job. For even putting in the bare minimum amount of effort to find out the truth, unlike Patrick Klepek and others who rushed to virtual signal and push their  agenda.

Update: I spit out my Double XP Mountain Dew watching this video. Bravo, mombot.

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