EA’s Facebook Raided with Gabe Newell and Hentai

Well, someone clearly isn’t a fan of EA today. And by someone, I mean anyone who’s aware of the rumors of EA’s attempt to buy out Valve. According to these rumors, EA has had its eye on Valve for a while now. Of course, it’s not at all surprising that the transaction never actually took place, seeing as Valve is currently worth over three billion dollars.

Still, some angry fans have apparently raided EA’s Facebook page and have been posting ironic pictures of Gabe Newell, along with heaps of hentai/porn.

So why are people upset? Clearly Valve wouldn’t have accepted an offer from EA, and Gabe Newell himself has stated that he’d rather see the company go under than see it sold.

Well, the issue here is Valve fans. It’s no secret that Steam’s users love their games. The company has gone from a niche gaming outlet to one of the world’s frontrunners of entertainment over the last decade or so, and in that time, its users have come to love their games. They love them so much, in fact, that Gabe Newell has gained nicknames such as Gaben and even in some cases God. Millions of users flock daily to Steam, and over eighty percent of PC games are now hosted on the platform.

EA, on the other side of the coin, is near-universally hated in the gaming world. They even beat out the likes of Comcast and Bank of America to become the worst company in America according to Consumerist. Ex employees and consumers alike will attest to both their lack of customer service and their lack of concern for their customer base. In fact, Origin is today considered one of the most hated content delivery systems in the gaming industry, and there are hundreds of thousands of screencaps of disgruntled customers trying, and failing, to get a hold of EA support through chat.

Put these two together and you get a very angry fan base. Sure, this may just be another 4chan raid, but it could also be seen as something much more. It’s a testament to how much gamers care about their games, and with that the companies which publish their content. Without the users, a gaming company is nothing, and in a world where many gaming companies seem to have forgotten this, Valve stands out. Gamers around the world remember this every time they boot up Steam or open Portal 2 for another playthrough. It’s more than just a raid; it’s a message, and a strong one at that: forget your users and you will fall, just as many have before you.

  • Hawksmoor

    Stop it, just stop it. Posting pictures on a public website that allows you to post pictures is not hacking. It’s not more than a raid because it’s not even a raid. It’s someone with free time tagging EA in pictures on Facebook.

  • Hexus

    Calm your shit Hawksmoor. No one called it hacking. Read the article again. It was a 4chan coordinated raid on EA’s feed.

    • InPunkWeTrusT

      No N4g called it hacking the title the have is EA’s Facebook Hacked…So obviously it decided to call it hacked.

      • Shelby Reiches

        N4G isn’t this site, though. It’s just an aggregator and, given that content to it is submitted by N4G users, it’s not always a perfect reflection of the article being linked.

  • Mick Thompson

    ALL HAIL GABEN