For some reason, devs yell Keffals, transphobia on Steam

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DominaA small indie game on Steam The topic of managing Gladiator has been trending online lately, but not because it’s a really good game or because it just got a cool update or anything like that.No, instead, the developer behind the game gave a crazy and bad rant to trans-political commentators and streamers Clara “Kevre” Sorenti in the patch notes Dominalatest update. Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time this developer has included weird and terrifying political rants in patch notes. Domina.

To recap: On August 5, Sorrenti was targeted in an attack that led to police in London, Ontario falsely arresting her and repeatedly using her dead name while aiming a rifle at her face. After the attack was described in a YouTube video A few days later, Sorrenti and her fiancé moved to a hotel deemed safe.But members of the violent transgender hate speech forum Kiwi Farms have Continue to stalk and harass Sorrenti When she fought back and tried to force server hosting and security firm Cloudflare Stop supporting this site and its dangerous users.

Pressure to drop the forum Continuing at the time of writing, Cloudflare recently said it has no plans to drop KiwiFarms, the company’s CEO said Blog for August 31st “Just as phone companies don’t terminate your calls when you say horrible, racist, bigoted things, we concluded after consulting with politicians, policymakers and experts because we think what you post is vile, So shutting down security services is the wrong policy.”

For some reason, the developers behind unrelated Steam games Domina Decided to share their thoughts and bad opinions on Sorrenti, trans people, etc. in a totally unrelated video game.inside Patch Notes for the August 31st Update In the game, the developer delivered a deranged and barely cohesive rant, claiming that the game’s name was changing, and calling the old name dead over and over again. We’re pointing it out here not because it’s worth paying attention to at all, but because it’s ridiculous that something like this could be uploaded to an official pro storefront.

Here’s the full rant shared DominaPatch notes for the 1.3.25 update, but please note that the text below contains some nasty, trans-trans crap:

Dead name: domina. Please don’t mention it again. We only mention it here to say: don’t mention it any more. It’s perfectly normal to change the gender of a video game and not confuse anyone. Please don’t be paranoid. If you’re confused, stop being confused and remember that DOMINUS doesn’t exist and never existed, but DOMINUS does exist and has always existed, you just didn’t know you were playing a man, wearing a woman, but now we’re revealing to you that you don’t Right to feel cheated like those poor drunks with transvestites like Kephales having sex with them without revealing they are men, have no right to feel wronged and you’re right about what happened It’s paranoid to be confused by things or even mention something like that, let alone have an opinion on it.

That alone sucks, but the craziness here is that this isn’t the first or even second time the developer has used Steam patch notes to share runaway rants about various political topics.

earlier this yeardevelopers outraged at people wearing masks to avoid covid-19, wrote in a previous update Patch Notes People who wear masks don’t get girlfriends, and women prefer confident men. The developers also asked what people wearing masks were “scared” of, and ended up suggesting they were actually afraid of “going to bed.”Before this, the developer also complained in the patch notes Domina that person watching too much porn.

Oddly enough, after all these examples of developers using patch notes, Valve seems to have made a disgusting and bizarre rant… nothing, at least in the most public ways. In a way, that makes sense, as the company has historically avoided having to actually do anything when running its popular Steam PC gaming service. Much of the functionality built into the service is run and managed by the community, with Valve taking a mostly hands-off approach.

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But this seems like a clear example of someone abusing Steam’s patch notes to harass and attack another person’s name, which seems like something Valve might want to prevent. Valve did recently Banned developer Dolphin Barn Incorporated from its own Steam forums Watch out for abusive and toxic posts. (This of course leads to another bad rant use Domina’s Steam page. )

small house Valve has been contacted about the rants but has not heard back from the company ahead of publication. When asked why they decided to use their game’s patch notes to review Keffals on Steam, the developers instead complained that Twitter suspended their accounts and continued to attack Sorrenti.

“I lost my verified Twitter account using my real name,” the developer explained, “while ‘Keffals’ is now verified using a pseudonym and ‘hidden’ after a fake cry [sic] They admitted on state television that they had sex with men, but did not tell them they were born men too. “

As for Solenti, she seems confused and exhausted by the patch notes. Earlier today, she shared them on twitter And asked the developer to keep her out of his “midlife crisis”.

“Can I have a day without the weirdest fucking brats on the internet projecting their insecurities onto me?” Ask Sorrenti on Twitter in follow-up tweets. “Brother, I’m just vibrating here.”

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