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The Duke Delusion: Why Duke Nukem isn't a parody

Destructoid - "I used to love Duke Nukem. Rather, I loved the entity that I believed Duke Nukem to be. Like many of you, I once thought of him as a funny joke, an exaggeration of action videogames whose balls-to-the-wall attitude could only be taken as a ribald jest.

Then, after playing Duke Nukem Forever, I took a long, hard look at the Duke Nukem character and realized he was not the astute parody I thought he was. I'd been lied to ... or rather, I had lied to myself."

For what we think of as Duke Nukem is actually a Duke Delusion.

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_Empath_2445d ago

................WTF lol. Way to beat a dead horse. We get it you didn't like the game.

OhMyGandhi2445d ago (Edited 2445d ago )

great article.

ironcreed2445d ago (Edited 2445d ago )

You know what I think? I think some people over analyze and take video games WAY too fucking seriously. I mean, here we have someone trying to break down and pick apart a character like Duke Nukem, for crying out loud. A character who is the way he is on purpose. You are not supposed to take him seriously, so... why so serious?

The point is that he is NOT a serious character. It is just a game for some good old stupid fun and loads of cheese. Stop trying to over complicate video games, folks. Because as soon as you start going down that road, that is when you start to take the focus off of what is most important. Which is the FUN.