What a time to be alive. The internet has brought us many good things, including but not limited to: online gaming, free porn, this website, and of course, a bird’s eye view on the absurdity of humanity.
No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray has officially delayed the game’s release from June 21st to August 9th, which is about a month and a half later than expected. A normal person hears this news, assumes there is a logical reason for the delay, becomes slightly disappointed, and moves on with their lives. However, welcome to the internet.
Sean has been receiving death threats over this news. We learned of this through a tweet he made, where he mentions that his studio now looks like the house from Home Alone.
I have received loads of death threats this week, but don’t worry, Hello Games now looks like the house from Home Alone #pillowfort
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) May 28, 2016
This reminds me of a certain late night talk show host that offended the gaming community by implying “people who watch other people play games are idiots.” Jimmy Kimmel also received numerous death threats over a simple comedy bit.
Human gamers seem to contain an above average cohort of angry internet trolls, which hurts me to say, being that I’m a gamer myself. Reacting this way hurts the entire community, but it seems they’re not going away.