Have to disagree on that. millions of people play a game and a loud mouth plays a game who got the millions of people to play someone will always claim it was them like politicians always someone ready to claim they did it
I don't think he's even making the claim about popularising it, I am haha. Not sure how that's relevant. And for sure plenty of people were already playing it, but looking at steamcharts and steam spy, PewDiePie uploaded his first video on the 4th of this month, and there's a fairly sharp uptick in interest thereafter.
Hard to really tell with free games though, really.
As opposed to the alternative of bankrupting the studio by pouring time and resources into developing a retail game that nobody would even play for free?
I think you didn't understand the article. Warner Bros acquired the rights to release the game in physical form (with possible additional content). Psyonix referenced their earlier collaboration when they released Batman Vs Superman DLC to make a point about WB being a good partner to hand retail rights over to.
This is nonsense.. if I deliberately go out of my way to harass someone I deserve to be punished, end of story. It's really not that hard, but I still enjoy the tears and whining of the snipers though.