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News video games 30 March 2021, 10:34

author: Bart Swiatek

Sega Accuses SteamDB of Piracy, Yakuza: Like a Dragon Page Removed

Japanese company Sega has sent SteamDB a request to remove the game page of Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The publisher claims that the website is engaged in piracy.

IN A NUTSHELL:

  1. Sega demanded the removal of the page of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on SteamDB;
  2. The company claims that the service illegally distributes the said production;
  3. SteamDB is a service that collects data on titles available on Steam.

Pavel Djundik, the creator of SteamDB, a website that collects information on games available on Steam, announced on Twitter that Sega has requested that Yakuza: Like a Dragon be removed from SteamDB. The publisher claims that the service illegally distributes the aforementioned game (deals in piracy).

After accessing the address where the Yakuza: Like a Dragon's page could be found on SteamDB so far, the following image appears.

Sega Accuses SteamDB of Piracy, Yakuza: Like a Dragon Page Removed - picture #1
The message on SteamDB. Source: https://steamdb.info/app/1235140/

Pavel Djundik emphasizes that his website does not deal in piracy and in no way illegally distributes neither the latest installment of Yakuza nor any other title.

It's most likely a simple mistake made by someone overzealous at Sega (perhaps the lawyers mistook the website for one of the places that actually distribute illegal copies), but the Japanese company has not yet officially addressed the matter.

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