Hello, I’m Erik Estavillo and I’ve Been in the News Lately

With these words, litigious gamer Erik Estavillo introduces you, the reader, to his new website.

Estavillo is known in our community, of course, for suing Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo and Activision Blizzard, in addition to subpoenaing Bill Gates, Winona Ryder, Depeche Mode’s Martin Lee Gore, Lady Sovereign and Krayzie Bone.

The site features a game review section, message board, a poll for game of the year, a virtual valentine to The Guild’s Felicia Day (pictured) and—coming soon—an advice column, in which Estavillo encourages gamers to “ask him anything.”

Estavillo also outlines his lawsuits and reiterates that he is done suing game companies, introducing his World of Warcraft suit with the preface: “The last lawsuit I filed and ever will.”

Estavillo claims that his health problems— OCD, Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, major depression and Crohn’s Disease—cause him to rely heavily on videogames for a sense of happiness.

Please keep Estavillo’s afflictions in mind when commenting and keep things civil.

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  1. 1AgainstTheWorld says:

    I’m just going to come out and ask it:  Is there any way at all that Jack Thompson could become involved in this guy’s cases, and is there any way at all that Estavillo would let him?  That would be so indescribably hilarious to watch.

    This is the only thing, the ONLY THING, that I want for Christmas.


  2. sharpshooterbabe says:

    The website he made, is it free or is paid for by him? B/c my question is now, if he can’t pay to fix his xbox360 then how does he have the money to pay for a website if he even pays for it?



    "It’s better to be hated for who you are, then be loved for who you are not." – Montgomery Gentry

  3. Kojiro says:

    How could you possibly keep things civil about such an uncivil individual?  And now he is trying to capitalize on his infamy by making money on a website.

    Fuck you, Erik.

  4. GoodRobotUs says:

    I feel sorry for the poor girl, she’s been dragged, most likely without her consent, into the spotlight in a somewhat embarassing manner, in fact, there seems to be slightly creepy undertones to the whole thing, makes me wonder whether he even thought about getting her opinion on the matter before declaring his adoration to the webosphere…

  5. sharpshooterbabe says:

    My cousin has Crohn’s Disease & to read him saying he has it & relies on games to help him?!?!?! WTF!?!?!?! My cousin can barely move on days when her Crohn’s Disease is acting up, plus it makes you lose weight (at least her) b/c she can’t eat very much & is limited to certain types of foods b/c of the disease. This Estavillo saying he relies on games for his Crohn’s Disease is ridiculous. & OCD?!?!?! I guess games could help him in that respect only if he is an impulse buyer. Like myself unfortunately, but I don’t have OCD either. Lol. Panic Disorder has nothing to do w/relying on games either. Major depression once again I can see him relying on games. Again Estavillo, go get meds if you have these disorders & except for Crohn’s Disease, can be prevented.

    Why is he even able to ask for money, when a website costs money to keep it running?



    "It’s better to be hated for who you are, then be loved for who you are not." – Montgomery Gentry

  6. hellfire7885 says:

    At least, AT LEAST he’s stopping with the lawsuits. That said, I won’t go easy on him until I see proof he has these afflictions.

  7. Dinger says:

    Actually, I hope that his next court case isnt instantly thrown out. Moreso I hope it goes to court, with him losing, followed by a countersuit to make a public example if this kid.

  8. Defenestrator says:

    Do not give this attention whore what he’s seeking.  Don’t go to his website.  Don’t leave comments there.

    Do put up more pictures of Felicia Day, though.



  9. Adaptor says:

    When you have agoraphobia, sitting inside all day playing games won’t do you any good. Maybe this guy needs to get out some more and focus less on his ‘afflictions’. He sounds like a very sad person…

  10. Arell says:

    I look forward to this guy losing his cases.  What frivilous bullshit.  Even if I believe he has those "afflictions", how is that Blizzard’s fault?  And can you imagine the reactions of people like Ryder and Bill Gates recieving a subpoenia for this?  Talk about audacity.

  11. DarkSaber says:



    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

  12. Baineblade says:

    God…I so want to leave a message on his guest book and call him out on all the bs…and the apparent stalking.



    Bang, You’re dead.

  13. Beacon80 says:

    I think I feel sorry for Felicia Day.  Just for having her name come up in this article.

    I haven’t actually seen the contents, since I refuse to visit his site.

  14. sharpshooterbabe says:

    What about stress contributing to his panic disorder?



    "It’s better to be hated for who you are, then be loved for who you are not." – Montgomery Gentry

  15. questionmark1987 says:

    I have never heard of someone having a panic attack about an online situation, that’s actually very interesting.

    It’s sad and I apoligize to you for having to go through it, I feel bad you suffered that. But it is definitley interesting.

  16. questionmark1987 says:

    1st off this guy is such a tool I refuse to even give traffic to his site. Whether what he claims is legit or not he still is just using his own (claimed) disorders to garner himself web attention. This is akin to recording yourself bashing your head into a wall and placing it on youtube, yay now everyone on the interwebz knows you exist, but they all think you’re a stupid douche.

    2nd, technically (at least this was how it was explained to me by a psychologist) agoraphobia is not a fear of leaving the home or crowds, but a subsection of panic disorders in which the sufferer fears having another severe panic attack after suffering from one. Usually people suffering from panic attacks experience symptoms more outside the home, and more extreme episodes occur in more public areas. So they avoid crowds and leaving the house in order to avoid the panic attacks, thus giving rise to the misdirected idea that the fear is of leaving the home or crowds instead of the actual fear of suffering from another severe panic attack…

    That being said I still think everything Eric says in BS.

  17. Vordus says:

    I used to suffer from panic disorder, and still suffer from agoraphobia, and whilst I can’t speak for anyone else with these issues as it differs entirely from person to person, I did for a while, after having a panic attack in City of Heroes,  have a sort of MMO virtual world social agoraphobia which would cause me to try and avoid any other players by a wide berth, and once or twice I pulled the ethernet cable from the back of my computer to escape otherwise inescapable ingame social situations, so it’s definitely possible.

  18. nightwng2000 says:

    Actually, the internet isn’t necessarily a place that would set off an attack due to agoraphobia.


    From the looks of it, it requires PHYSICAL, not virtual, large crowds.  Not sure about virtual open spaces, however.  Such as a virtual market place in a game like WoW or DDO.

    Panic Disorder appears to be secondary to, or can be secondary to, the agoraphobia in the forms of panic/anxiety attacks.


    It would be interesting to see psychology papers evaluating the difference in physical versus virtual settings for conditions such as agoraphobia.  After all, a panic attack in a virtual setting would be simply solved by turning off the monitor then the computer.  In a physical setting, one has to search for an escape, which takes time, building on the anxiety/panic.


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  19. sharpshooterbabe says:

    That is a wrong way to wish bad stuff on people, even if they are idiots that just want attention.



    "It’s better to be hated for who you are, then be loved for who you are not." – Montgomery Gentry

  20. Valdearg says:

    This guy is a total loser. I couldn’t give a rat’s ass about his "Afflictions," either.

    Personally, I hope he suffers horribly from them as punishment for his stupidity.

  21. sharpshooterbabe says:

    Also, let us take note that he claims to have those ailments, not that he actually does.

    My cousin has Crohn’s Disease & him saying this that he has to play games to make this ailment/disease more bearable is ridiculous. He wouldn’t be able to get up on days where his Crohn’s is acting up. Other people are diff. I realize that, but I don’t think there is a cure for the disease other than easing the pain…..


    "It’s better to be hated for who you are, then be loved for who you are not." – Montgomery Gentry

  22. mentor07825 says:

    BAM! I have so found a new site to troll and grief! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


    "God, is that you?" "No! It’s a me, Mario!"

  23. SeanB says:

    It’s hard not to troll. Look at his website. He knows he’s a joke. He says in one of his own comments that he’s going to sue himself tomorrow.

  24. Austin_Lewis says:

    I sense an awesome trolling opportunity. 

    Also, let us take note that he claims to have those ailments, not that he actually does.

  25. Mr.Tastix says:

    “Welcome to the internet. You lose.”

    I’m totally using this. Oh and on a more related note, I agree.

  26. Zerodash says:

    I don’t give a rats ass about his "afflictions" at all.  This guy starts a website about himself to build on whatever web infamy he garnered for his frivilous bullshit lawsuits.  If he wanted privacy and no heckling, he wouldn’t have started this site to stay "relevant" in the gaming news. 

    Mr. Estavillo is putting himself out there deliberately, so he deserves every bit of attention that is coming his way- the good and the bad. Also, he sure can dish out the shit-talking over PSN- so he better be able to take what’s coming his way.

    Welcome to the internet.  You lose.

  27. Neeneko says:

    The frustrating thing is, I know people with serious mental issues where MMOs really did help them and were pretty important to keeping any real quality of life…

    So douches like this make others look bad.

  28. Baineblade says:

    He picked "easy to claim, hard to diagnose conditions"?  Seriously? 


    OCD-Obsessive Compulsive disorder.  Very easy to identify considering the fact that A MAJORITY OF OCD SUFFERERS WILL BE OVERTLY OBVIOUS.

    Agoraphobia-Fear of social gatherings.  Ok, this agoraphobia thing is most likely bs since the internet is by technicality a social gathering, along with any online forum or medium such as PSN.  This is also excluding the fact that for those said lawsuits to go through, he MUST appear in court.  Claiming agoraphobia normally doesn’t stop the courts or the defense from demanding his presence.

    Panic Disorder-Never honestly heard much about it, can’t say much about this.

    major depression-No such thing as "Major depression."  From a purely psychological stand point.  It would be classified as Severe depression, with whatever other symptoms.  Such as suicidal, mentally unbalanced, paranoid.  What have you.

    Crohn’s Disease-Ok, from personal experience, I can tell you right now, this disease, which I suffer from myself, is not that hard to diagnose.  So long as you have a compitant doctor.  Most people who suffer from crohns disease will exhibit the following symptoms:  Abdominal pain, constant abdominal pain, Bloody and runny feces, inability to eat or total lack of appetite, small open soars all over the body.  The two primary identified causes of this disease are stress (Mind you a hell of a lot of stress) and a bacteria in regular and lactose free milk. 

    Now the issue I have here is that he’s claiming crohns as a debilitating disease.  It is if you’re suffering from a flair up.  Otherwise you can function regularly like anyone else.  So I’m rather suspicious about his claim of having crohns disease.

  29. nashligo says:

    Relying on video games is a cop out. It sounds more like a whining brat who got banned, trying to claim it’s because he’s "handicapped" that he’s a total dumbass. He picked easy to claim, hard to diagnose conditions, and claims video games treat him? Video games are great for the world in many ways, but I don’t think cussing people out on PSN is a form of treatment for supposed mental disorders.

    This all really was a viral ad… I hope his website crashes and burns.


    PS: How is he going to review games when he’s BANNED! (Kidding, I know it’s only from PSN)

  30. Valdearg says:


    "Please keep Estavillo’s afflictions in mind when commenting and keep things civil."

    Are you trying to incite us, GP? LOL.. You know things involving this moron aren’t going to be civil. 🙂

  31. PumaFau says:

    Gigantic Attention Whore time to troll!!!!!




    Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

  32. DarkSaber says:

    "Hello, I’m Erik Estavillo and I’m a collosal attention whore"



    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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