Absolutely. In another forum, there is a thread in the gaming forum that is literally dedicated to “finding fascists in gaming.” These people go on and on about finding any sort of perceived fascism in gaming materials, and then call for witch hunt attacks on the developers, etc.
Now some of that may be called for. Certain game developers seem to have a love of, um, putting swastikas everywhere possible. But in a lot of situations, it’s just like, “What the fuck are you talking about? Because someone has a ‘race’ of evil creatures in a roleplaying game, he’s suddenly a fascist because a ‘race’ of evil is somehow a purely fascist concept?”
It’s utterly bizarre that people seem to devote their time and identity to hating the other side of something. Like, why would you pick something like this to go nuts over, and spend hours and hours in your head on? Or maybe it isn’t bizarre, as it just resembles the standard religious purity nuts, and, dare I say it, actual fascists and communists we’ve seen in the past, each obsessed with finding any evidence of ideological impurity with anyone else. When I listen to these people, I can almost imagine the Spanish inquisitors obsessing over whether someone is engaged in witch craft because they baked a loaf of bread in accordance with non-Christian ethics or something.