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Threats, abuse directed at Insomniac over Spider-Man video game update

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Tom Ivan for Video Games Chronicle:

The studio revealed on Wednesday that it has recast Peter Parker’s face from original actor John Bubniak to Ben Jordan, a move which was met with disapproval from some members of the game’s community. The negative response to the decision included online abuse aimed at (Bryan) Intihar, who has been a creative director at the Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank studio since 2014.

Threatening developers because you don’t like an update to a game is abhorrent. What an embarrassing, inappropriate way for people to conduct themselves in front of the creators that make these experiences possible in the first place.