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Ben Kuchera from Ars finds Duke Nukem's Babe mode "offensive"

Ben Kuchera: To be honest, my first thought upon hearing this news was that it was a misprint of some kind, but when publications began getting official clarification stating that you'd be slapping the women on the butt while they were slung over your shoulders, I began to take it a little more seriously. Duke Nukem games have always treated women as objects to lust over, and the most interaction you had with women in prior games consisted of paying them to strip for you. Gaming has grown up, to some extent, and the gamers who grew up playing these games are also a little older, so it will be worth watching to see how this sort of humor plays with contemporary audiences. But there's no way around the fact that there's some offensive misogyny going on here. What's next, rebooting a movie like Blazing Saddles, complete with racial slurs?

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SeanScythe2978d ago

last time i checked this was a game about alien pigs stealing our women. They would be begging someone to save them and if a slap on the ass is the price they pay for getting saved. I don't think anyone would mind.

Also it's a game and if you don't like it don't play it. Since when did everything become so P.C.? Again if you get right down to it every game down to pac-man can be considered something wrong either Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or hurtful.

I say grow the hell up and play the game if you don't like it don't play it.

But I tell you what if it came down to it and you are the only one to save all of earth's women. I bet you would expect a little something risking ur life to save them.

Corepred42977d ago

lol i wish they would make a blazing saddles remake. people can stop being so damn sensitive.

sjaakiejj2976d ago

One of the bad things the internet has done.. Everyone knows about everything, and suddenly everything that was acceptable before has become incredibly offensive.

I completely agree with you.

Emilio_Estevez2977d ago

Mario eats mushrooms - that's ok for children huh?!

Nate-Dog2978d ago

Hey why don't we take the EA approach and just put our balls between our legs and make the game boring, dull and un-innovative like every other FPS out there that doesn't go beyond the line that no-one goes beyond anymore because it's soooo much better to have a generic and thoughtless game that's the same as everything else out there and that doesn't take any risks than having something different that sticks it's neck out there!

/s

wallis2977d ago

Suuuuuck my dick bitch.

Baka-akaB2977d ago

You gotta admit that the Duke never needed to slap them . That's bad taste period .. but hey its their right to have bad taste

Father Time2977d ago (Edited 2977d ago )

What would be wrong with rebooting Blazing Saddles (aside from finding a cast of the same quality)? They didn't act like racial slurs is acceptable behavior.

Don't tell me you're one of those guys who wants to censor Mark Twain's old works.

What were we talking about? Oh yeah Duke Nukem. Yeah hard to defend that stuff given what we have, but I'm going to reserve judgement until I actually see it.

BlackKnight2976d ago (Edited 2976d ago )

I was thinking about the whole Mark Twain thing as I read this article too.

Ridiculous article. I guess all these games with huge, buff, stone-cold killer men isn't sexist or isn't telling us males how to act...

People are overly sensitive.

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