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Lets Be Honest: Duke Nukem's Capture the Babe mode IS Offensive

GameZenith.com writes: "Some would say that Duke Nukem has always been a franchise that was very macho and always featured women in a sexual manner so people should not be surprised. After all, people didn’t complain in the 1990s about Duke Nukem so why now? Well the answer to that is simply, times have changed...."

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Tommykrem2754d ago (Edited 2754d ago )

I certainly think the author raises a valid point here so I actually bothered to read the whole thing, but I'd like to see the mode for myself if I am to judge the game.
I like to think that offensive is a very strong word than can only be used in a few situations, and that everybody should have the stomach to take a joke or two about themselves. Either if the joke rips on their gender, race, weight, height, age, religion, health, lifestyle, interests, hobbies, background, family, friends, FAVOURITE GAME SYSTEM, attitude, social behaviour, or... well, yeah the list goes on.

GameZenith2754d ago

Thanks for taking time to actually reading the article
:)

Derekvinyard132754d ago

"idea of slapping female characters around to calm them down makes me feel queasy"

Where the hell did this guy hear this?? ive been on this game for 12 years now and have heard every stich of info, i have played every DN game but DNF and not one of them had duke or any person HIT OR SLAP AROUND any female. all i heard was a light slap. im putting bets on the fact its something no one will notice.

krisq2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

Yeah, just like Duke playing with the stool. So subtle...
I think Gearbox has lost what kind of character Duke is. It's now closer to Postal.

Aloren2753d ago

Well, I disagree. Capture the babe IS duke. If you'd told me what game would have such a mode, I'd bet on Duke right away.

rdgneoz32753d ago

As others have posted, I think penny arcade sums everything up nicely...

http://www.penny-arcade.com...

Megaton2753d ago

They usually do sum these kinds of situations up the best.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi2753d ago

That really doesnt sum up anything. It just shows that they dont understand what the controversy is about. COD games are about fighting to defend your country. Duke Nukem is about degrading women.

I'm not a fan of COD BTW so if you disagree don't let that be the reason -_-

Tommykrem2753d ago

People on the Internet tend to assume that people are displaying their maximal intelligence all the time. I don't know if you're assuming that now, but I think there's a fair chance Penny Arcade has thought about that, while still publishing the joke.

Besides, Duke Nukem isn't about degrading women and in CoD online people dress up as Nazis to kill americans. I personally agree that the Duke debate is more controversial, but at least I'd say that the Penny Arcade writers are on to something, even though they might have meant to only write a joke.

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mightyboot2753d ago

Its amazing how people are actually taking this seriously

KotC2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

Does it realy matter? Every game rated Teen to M all have something people may find offensive. I see games like a Dave Chapelle show, every one gets burned and offended equally.

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