Domina, a small recreation on Steam about managing gladiatorsis at the moment being assessment bombed by customers after the newest patch notes for the sport included an unrelated rant about individuals carrying masks in the course of the pandemic. The message additionally explains that not carrying a masks will “get you laid” and appears to suggest that components of the continuing pandemic are “lies.”
Again on March 8, Domina on Steam was up to date. The replace included some fixes and a bit of recent content material. However the patch notes for this replace additionally contained a rantslipped proper into the center of it, that calls for individuals “TAKE OFF THE FCKN MASKS” earlier than going off the rails much more than you most likely anticipated.
Right here’s the total, utterly unedited message because it at the moment seems within the recreation’s v1.3.18 patch notes:
“TAKE OFF THE FCKN MASKS – Subsequent time you’re on the grocery retailer, strive exhibiting a lady your face. Be assured, unafraid of the LIES — you may get a girlfriend. Girls like confidence. Girls don’t like dudes who cowl their faces in worry. What are you afraid of? Getting laid? Develop up.”
There’s quite a bit to unpack there. For starters, it’s not clear what “LIES” the author of this message is speaking about. Are they implying masks don’t work? Are they suggesting the pandemic is a hoax? It’s not clear. It’s additionally weird how centered this anti-mask rant is on the thought of masks making it laborious for males to get laid. And ending with “Develop up” is simply the cherry on high of this unusual shit sundae.
Kotaku has reached out to Valve concerning the message within the patch notes and has additionally requested the devs behind Domina to clarify what “lies” they implied within the be aware.
Since posting the replace just a few days in the past, Domina has been hit with a whole bunch of adverse Steam critiques. The sport at the moment sports activities an “Overwhelmingly Unfavorable” assessment standing, a pointy decline from the beforehand held standing of “Very Optimistic.”
As one Steam reviewer defined of their adverse assessment of the sport this entire state of affairs is simply embarrassing and unhappy.
“Anti-masker devs utilizing their patch notes as a glorified Twitter feed. Embarrassing.”
Following the backlash and ongoing assessment bombing, the sport’s official Twitter account has been making an attempt to, as the children say, tweet by it.
Latest tweets have talked about the “woke mob” and “cancel tradition” whereas additionally asserting that the anti-mask rant featured within the patch notes is solely the studio suggesting people be extra brave.
As noticed by PC Gamerissues get even sadder if you begin trying by previous replace notes for the sport. It turns into clear that somebody engaged on this recreation—or at the least in charge of its Steam account—is full of dangerous takes. For instance, an earlier replace included patch notes that ranted about individuals watching an excessive amount of porn.