Former Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn has been pictured enjoying Thatcher’s Techbase, a modded model of Doom that pits gamers towards Margaret Thatcher.
Corbyn was noticed enjoying Thatcher’s Techbase at The World Transformed, a competition of “radical politics, art and culture” that concludes tomorrow (September 27).
Thatcher’s Techbase creator Jim Purvis took images of Corbyn enjoying the arcade shooter, and shared that he “liked the game.”
He favored the sport 🙂 pic.twitter.com/fD9VuNVvYZ
— Jim (@letshugbro) September 25, 2022
An Arcade Edition for Thatcher’s Techbase debuted on the competition to lift cash for Living Rent, an organisation that campaigns for “safe, secure and affordable housing for everyone.”
The Arcade Edition duties gamers – Corbyn included – with grabbing “a high score against CyberThatcher’s hordes on real arcade hardware,” with Purvis including that it consists of “new enemies and map layouts to take on.”
In 2021, Purvis informed NME why he had determined to forged the late baroness as a demonic villain in his Doom mod.
“I’m from a town called Coatbridge – just outside Glasgow – that was badly affected by Thatcher’s infamous policies on heavy industry and social housing in the 1980s,” shared Purvis. “I was born the year Thatcher left office, but her presence was felt throughout my childhood and even into my twenties and thirties.”
“Almost everyone I know was affected by the decisions of the Thatcher government in some way or another, and we’re still seeing her ghost all over the place in our current socio-political situation,” continued Purvis. “She was a satanic figure in Scottish culture well before I turned her into a cybernetic demon.”
We’ve reached out to Corbyn’s workplace for remark, and can replace this story if we hear again.
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