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Pretty light this time out. Jordan Carroll at Polygon tells of how Games Workshop is fighting fascists trying to use Warhammer 40,000 to promote their odious worldview. WH40K’s Earth empire began as an over-the-top parody of fascist dystopias in fiction and games, then when they decided to really push the grim darkness of the setting and toned down the jokes, it started to look a lot more like they were justifying fascism. In an article on their website, Games Workshop says the Imperium is driven by hate, Warhammer is not, and they state in that article: “Like so many aspects of Warhammer 40,000, the Imperium of Man is satirical.” No word yet on if the exorbitant cost of fielding an army of Citadel Miniatures is one of the satirical elements.
John Walker at Kotaku brings us more news of the dissolution of ZA/UM, developer of indie hit Disco Elysium: one of the writers that had been “forced out” of the company is suing its remnants. Hard information is still difficult to come by, with some allegations that control over the franchise is being sought by the game’s UK investors. Read the article for more, I don’t feel like I have a good grasp of the situation with my gelatinous brain.
Andy Chalk at PC Gamer tells us that Terraria has become the first “indie hit” to break a million positive reviews on Steam. Seems like a worthy milestone!
Back at Polygon, Ryan Dinsdale reports of Black Adam being added to the cast of Multiversus… oh, and the addition of a new Arcade Mode. I think they may have buried the lede on that one, if they added an Arcade Mode I might have to consider playing it! Can we field amiibos too? Probably not? Darn.