Domina, a small sport on Steam about managing gladiators, is at present being evaluate bombed by customers after the newest patch notes for the sport included an unrelated rant about folks sporting masks throughout the pandemic. The message additionally explains that not sporting 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 rant, slipped proper into the center of it, that calls for folks “TAKE OFF THE FCKN MASKS” earlier than going off the rails much more than you most likely anticipated.
Right here’s the complete, fully unedited message because it at present seems within the sport’s v1.3.18 patch notes:
“TAKE OFF THE FCKN MASKS – Subsequent time you’re on the grocery retailer, strive displaying a lady your face. Be assured, unafraid of the LIES — you would possibly 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 targeted this anti-mask rant is on the thought of masks making it arduous for males to get laid. And ending with “Develop up” is simply the cherry on prime 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 notice.
Since posting the replace just a few days in the past, Domina has been hit with lots of of unfavorable Steam opinions. The sport at present sports activities an “Overwhelmingly Adverse” evaluate standing, a pointy decline from the beforehand held standing of “Very Constructive.”
As one Steam reviewer defined of their unfavorable evaluate 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 evaluate bombing, the game’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 saying that the anti-mask rant featured within the patch notes is solely the studio suggesting people be extra brave.
As noticed by PC Gamer, issues get even sadder whenever you begin wanting by previous replace notes for the sport. It turns into clear that somebody engaged on this sport—or not less than accountable for its Steam account—is filled with bad takes. For instance, an earlier replace included patch notes that ranted about folks watching an excessive amount of porn.