Because Video Games Are Better With A Platypus

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chris-littlechild - June 3, 2016

  Australia, as we all know, has a hell of a reputation. Mostly for two things. First, being about a mile from the surface of the freaking sun, people audibly crackling as they pass you on the street. Second, for the huge range of murderous wildlife they’ve got down under. Whether we’re talking spiders, snakes, frogs or whatever, it’s all poisonous and it all damn well hates you.  

On the plus side, they put on awesome BBQs, and they also have kangaroos. Not to mention the animal kingdom’s most batshit mistake, the duck-billed platypus. Just look at the mad bastard. Do you see it? Do you? Now look again.

Now, I don’t know who or what was responsible for creating life on Earth, but they were clearly taking the piss here. A duck/otter/beaver with a poisonous spur sounds like the most terrifying alien you ever saw. Which makes you wonder why these bad boys haven’t featured in more video games.

Don’t worry, though, platypus enthusiasts. Stellaris, that space-tacular strategy sim, hears your cries. The game’s first big patch, dubbed Clarke, has added all manner of improvements and fixes. Which we don’t care about, because it’s also added a new race to the game in honor of the platypus.

I, for one, welcome our new platypus overlords.

Via PCInvasion

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