SteamDB is a web site that tracks numerous bits of public info offered by Steam itself, from participant counts to regional pricing. It is not a platform that sells or distributes video games, however SteamDB has now come underneath hearth from Sega due to the mistaken perception that it’s illegally offered entry to Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
According to SteamDB creator Pavel Djundik, Sega’s “lawyers are trying to take down Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s SteamDB page claiming that we distribute the game. I took the page down because they did not reply to the first abuse report and sent a new one to our hoster.” Djundik says that SteamDB will get DMCA takedown requests with some regularity, however these points are typically “quickly” resolved. “Sega on the other hand just ignored any replies.”
If you head over to the SteamDB page for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, it now merely says “this page was taken down because Sega is claiming we distribute their game here (we don’t).” It’s a bizarrely particular goal for Sega, as different Yakuza video games, together with ports launched extra just lately than Like a Dragon, are unaffected, as are all different titles that Sega has printed on Steam.
We’ve reached out to Sega for additional info, and can replace if we be taught extra.
SteamDB doesn’t assist piracy, it doesn’t present downloads, it doesn’t promote keys, it doesn’t hyperlink to any web sites that do any of those actions. https://t.co/Cv33ml7Anm
— Pavel Djundik (@thexpaw) March 29, 2021
Bit of a bumble for Metacritic’s publisher of the year, however hey, placing collectively a few of the best RPG games we’ve seen in ages doesn’t essentially imply your attorneys robotically perceive the web.