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Gladiator game dev adds a strange Red Pill anti-mask rant to the game’s patch notes

Wait, is he … wearing a mask?

So you get home from work late, feeling more than a little fried, and you know that the only thing that will cheer you up is some imaginary gladiator managing. So you get ready to fire up Domina, your favorite gladiator management simulation. But first you take a look at the patch notes for the beta version’s most recent update.

“Huh,” you say to yourself, “they finally fixed that thing where the charioteer stopped whipping his horse in the second race. And they’ve optimized the dust rendering! But wait, what’s this strange anti-mask rant right here in the middle of the patch notes?”

TAKE OFF THE FCKN MASKS – Next time you’re at the grocery store, try showing a woman your face. Be confident, unafraid of the LIES — you might get a girlfriend. Women like confidence. Women don’t like dudes who cover their faces in fear. What are you afraid of? Getting laid? Grow up.

Thankfully, the developer did not continue on to offer his favorite grocery store pickup lines. (After all, nothing will ever beat the classic “excuse me, how can I tell if these melons are fresh?”)

But the mask thing isn’t just strange but it’s also a teensy bit ironic, given that GLADIATORS MORE MASKS. Not all of them, but a lot of them. Theirs were made of metal, not cloth, and designed to keep opponents from stabbing them in the face instead of keeping out the spittle of strangers, but they were still masks.

It turns out that this isn’t the first time this dude decided to treat game players to a rant in the patch notes. In an update from last year (which someone on the internet dug up after people started talking about the latest rant) the distinctly Red Pilled dev railed against “weak men.”

there’s no accounting for weak men. weak men lack character. strong moral fibre is hard to come by. it’s earned through hard work and sacrifice and it cannot be had via onlyfans or pornhub. no, those fuckin’ things are demonic posessions waiting to show you a succubus tiddy in the hopes you’ll waste a load on her instead of spending that energy studying how to weld or grow a potato or learning a new language or how to program a computer.

I’ve got to give him a point for the succubus reference; maybe he’s been reading old Mammoth posts.

listen, kids … get off them porntubes and do something with your life becuase no one is gonna give you a goddamned thing and this whole mess we call civilization is only getting harder. we need solutions and we need smart men who can work hard and implement those solutions. masturbating to egirls isn’t gonna solve the energy crisis is it? get to work.

Then he relented a little.

.. or play video games and have a relax and then get to work, fresh, tomorrow. i can’t possibly know whats best for you in your individual situation.

really… don’t let strangers on the internet tell you how to live your life. if you want to be told how to live your life, read the new testament. the internet will only give you lies.)

These rants were so unexpected and off-putting that an angry internet mob rose up as one to cry foul — mostly by giving the game more than a thousand bad reviews on Steam. (Right wingers don’t really have any grounds to complain about this, though, as it is what they themselves do every time a game or a movie they think is too “woke” comes out.)

If you were hoping that the developer would come forward with an apology, nope! Instead he took to Twitter to continue his little culture war.

I thought the right wing #GamerGate types wanted to keep politics out of games — that’s what they kept telling us, anyway. Could it be that they were lying?

Anyway, here are some more gladiators with masks, just because

Ok, that last one was an American Gladiator. And that’s not really a full mask. But you get the idea.

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Schnookums Von Fancypants, Naughty Basic Horse
Schnookums Von Fancypants, Naughty Basic Horse
2 months ago

Thanks a lot everyone, I’m getting through it day by day. It just feels so unfair, if anyone deserved to enjoy their retirement it was my dad, who worked his ass off for decades. I’m also struggling with some feelings of guilt because…well, I’m desperately poor and unemployed right now, and I’m looking to have a good amount of money come my way, enough to get me out of debt and possibly even set me up with my own place instead of renting. I know my dad would want me to be safe and comfortable, but feeling happy about getting this money makes me feel a bit ghoulish.

Jazzlet
Jazzlet
2 months ago

@GSS ex-noob

I think if you want to change which vaccine you get for a better immune response you are bettter off changing to a different type of vaccine, so AstraZenica or J&J etc depending on where you are. Of course you shouldnt take medical advice off some random bitch on the internet either, but as I understand it both mRNA vaccines are pretty much the same in the immune response they provoke, except there is more of Moderna, the adeno-whatevers like AstraZenica etc, and all of the other types there are each provoke a slightly different immune response, so if you have a different type of vaccine as your booster you get a wider immune respnse overall.

Jazzlet
Jazzlet
2 months ago

@ Schnookums

Inherited money comes with a load of guilt for most of us, couldn’t be otherwise for any decent human, as it comes at the cost of a death. I know it’s a cliche, but try not to be hard on yourself, you’re dealing with the biggest of the big cause of grief and stress, so give yourself a break. Oh and there is no right way to grieve, each person is different as is the relationship you have with them, so not only is your grief for your Dad unique, it wont be like any other grief you have. Point is at the moment everything is raw as hell, I guess your feelings are all over the place, and that’s ok don’t feel bad about the relief you feel anymore than you feel guilt about your grief – so after that helpful advice I’ve got to tell you I’ve no idea how you stop yourself feeling guilty.

Alan Robertshaw
2 months ago

@ Schnookums

My condolences. I really feel for you.

As to the estate thing, you mustn’t beat yourself up. I’m sure your dad would take comfort in the fact that, notwithstanding the awfulness of his passing, at least his loved ones are taken care of.

GSS ex-noob
GSS ex-noob
2 months ago

@Schnookums: Your dad would be happy you’re going to use the money for such a worthy cause. I lived off my inheritance for about a year and a half thanks to my dad.

It could be worse — you could have no dad AND no money. It’s a consolation prize. And you will think extra fondly of him every time you do. Our TV died horribly during that period, and so I look at the new one. (Which he would have loved. I sometimes watch sports on it for him.)

Elaine the witch
Elaine the witch
2 months ago

@Schnookums

I’m so sorry for your lost. It’s never easy. You are in our hearts and our prays though. I’m sorry for all the pain I know you are feeling right now.

Schnookums Von Fancypants, Naughty Basic Horse
Schnookums Von Fancypants, Naughty Basic Horse
2 months ago

Again, thanks everybody. I’m getting through this slowly but surely, but seeing all the compassion sent out to me here really helps.

Gerald Fnord
Gerald Fnord
2 months ago

I can’t disagree with most of his first rant: most men would be happier spending at least some time learning something, or doing something creative or reparative, instead of just masturbating to images and video.

(I can’t agree with the end, though: I don’t think video games are net-good for people.)

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