EA Dev That Alleges Death Threats Over Battlefront II – Could The Whole Thing Be Fake?!
Electronic Arts (EA) has been having a rough go of things as of late, and with the soon-to-be-released Star Wars Battlefront II receiving a a lot of the hate, it’s hard to imagine any sunshine peeking through the clouds. No exception to this is a Twitter user claiming to be an EA dev that has recently received a handful of death threats over the upcoming game. However, a few details have been uncovered that may indicate this person not only hasn’t received such threats, but that he also doesn’t even work for the publisher in question. Enter: BiggSean66.
When the “EA dev” tweeted “So I’m up to 7 death threats, and over 1600 individual personal attacks now (and yes, for legal reasons I’m keeping track). And why, you might ask? Because of an unpopular feature in a game,” everyone was quick to support him. Mainstream media picked up the story, several people retweeted it in support of BiggSean66, and it essentially went viral. After all, harassment occurs on a daily basis not only in the gaming community, but also in everyday life. Upon digging deeper, however, it leads many to question the legitimacy of these claims. The image below shows BiggSean66’s Twitter bio on November 13, when he posted the above tweet, and on November 15, when he was questioned about everything.
The noticeable difference being that the one on the right (November 15) has all of the EA-related parts removed. This, of course, raises a red flag or two. Have they omitted all involvement with the publisher on their Twitter profile in an attempt to distance themselves from the hate, or are they just trying to dodge any responsibility for their claims? In response, EA said:
We take threats against our employees very seriously. Our first concern is ensuring safety and support for our people, and since the reports first surfaced we’ve been investigating this internally. At this time, we’re not able to verify this individual’s claims of employment at EA, nor the threats made against him.”
EA has over 7,500 employees and unless everyone is punching in with physical time cards, which they likely aren’t, it would be hard not to track somebody down. That being said, there is also the strange demeanor that BiggSean66 presented himself with since joining Twitter in 2015. He would often insert himself into others’ conversations, claiming that he works for EA and seemingly spoke on behalf of them. He would even get into bizarre arguments with other people. Additionally, a recent tweet stated that he was approaching his four-year anniversary at EA – Redwood Shores, implying that he began working there in 2013. However, a tweet from July 2015 states that “he just started at EA a few months ago.” Examples of these occurrences can be found in the gallery below:
BiggSean66 even garnered the following of a few other EA employees and communicated with them as if they were co-workers, which can be seen in the tweets above. Two years on the social media site and 100,000 tweets later, however, nobody really knew who this person was. Throughout the course of his presence, he offered very little in regards to what he did at EA. A Google/YouTube profile shows that he performed “Data Entry & Analysis at Electronic Arts,” while a tweet from September 2016 shows him saying that he is “a QA Analyst.”
With all of this in mind, it’s hard not to question the validity of his claims. Death threats and harassment should be taken seriously, but when the person who alleges such inexcusable activity stops responding when asked if they are an actual employee of EA, something could be going on that isn’t quite copacetic. Further more, that same individual making their Twitter profile private doesn’t seem to help.
Until the supposed EA dev, the actual publisher, or one of the people who made a threat toward BiggSean66 comes forward, it may be difficult to distinguish what is factual surrounding this case. That being said, a lot of hate is surrounding Star Wars Battlefront II and EA at this point in time, but that doesn’t mean it’s open season for hurling insults and threats at the people who worked on the title. In fact, it’s never the right time for that. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Do you believe BiggSean66 is actually an EA dev and that people have threatened his life, or does something seem a bit off about the whole situation? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.