So just FYI, r/thelostofus2 has now been privated.
Some would call this a victory, but I think no one really "won" here.
I visited that subreddit couple of times. Most of the time the posts were memes, screenshots of the game, cosplays, great discussion about the game, and was generally a interesting subreddit. It was just like any other subreddit. Yes, there were posts that shat on gfreviews, but those were already done to death at the beginning. Those posts didn't really gather that many likes.
And now look at the state. The members of that subreddit need to find another place talk about TLOU2, Matt and Shelby (the individuals in the video) are probably in a hurt state, anyone who got attacked for defending gfreviews probably never got any apologies or recompense, and everyone else who were involved probably got hurt in one way or another. IT seriously was exhausting to see so many flames being tossed back and forth.
I won't defend everyone who tried to threaten and harass these two, but I will say no one really "win" anything here. I feel nothing was accomplished and all the acts leading up to this point were for naught. Yes, the perpetrators are going private or just deleting their accounts altogether, but that's it. They won't likely face any more negative reprecautions after this, and may simply choose to come back with a new account.
At the end of the day, this was the most insane case that could've been resolved with "it's just a game". None of this was necessary.