Look, I have no love for the Epic Games store right now. I think Steam needs some good competition. I wish Steam hadn’t had fifteen unchallenged years to become such an entrenched juggernaut that the best way for another platform to grow and compete with it is securing exclusives to draw business. It would be nice if things could happen more organically.
But regardless of any of that, there is no feeling or point of view on the matter that can justify sending video game developers threatening and harassing messages over it. There is no equivocation here; I don’t care how upset you are about the Epic Games store (or the tone of a developer’s message or microtransactions, or a pushed release date, or anything else), there is an appropriate way to express unhappiness and make your voice heard, and threatening another human being is not one of them.
The hatefulness of this behavior drowns out and invalidates any sort of criticism these people were hoping levy at the subject of their dissatisfaction in the first place, and makes us as a community of gamers look toxic and entitled as fuck. You’d think that this wouldn’t need to be said over and over again, but, whelp.