Duke Nukem Forever Multiplayer Exchanges Flags for "Babes"

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Duke Nukem Forever Multiplayer Exchanges Flags for "Babes"



Gearbox put a little male chauvinism into Duke Nukem Forever's multiplayer modes.

Gearbox's Randy Pitchford recently Duke Nukem Forever [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/107910-Duke-Nukem-Forevers-Multiplayer-Made-for-Sh-t-Talkers] would be "exciting" and tough to describe through screenshots alone. The latest issue of OXM has unveiled these modes, including one that exchanges "Capture the Flag" for "Capture the Babe" (as predicted).

Duke Nukem Forever will feature four different multiplayer game types: Dukematch, Team Dukematch, Capture the Babe, and Hail to the King. The modes reportedly feature 8 players per map and everyone wears the skin of Duke Nukem. However, Duke Nukem Forever allows players to gain experience points to level up (to a cap of level 42) and unlock "physical customization rewards" which should help everyone become more unique looking. Experience will be awarded for more than racking up the most kills, with Gearbox implementing achievement-style objectives that give extra points.

Dukematch is Forever's name for your standard Deathmatch mode. What'll hopefully make it different are somewhat unique weapons and items. It'll feature a jetpack (which is only in multiplayer), steroids for one-punch kills, a freeze gun, a shrink ray, and a holographic decoy called the Holoduke. These weapons were present back in Duke Nukem 3D [http://www.amazon.com/Duke-Nukem-3D-pc/dp/B00002S6EL/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1300719925&sr=1-2], but their functions have been updated, such as how the Holoduke now cloaks players.

Capture the Babe is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of a flag, players have to pick up a "babe" and bring her back to the home base. The babe will sometimes freak out, and players have to give her a "reassuring slap," which is "more goofy than offensive" according to OXM. Hail to the King wasn't detailed, but is apparently a "King of the Hill" mode.

10 different maps will be available at launch, such as a two-story casino, an Old West-style area called "Morningwood," and the return of "Duke Burger" where players are all miniaturized in a fast food restaurant. Screenshots show mini-Dukes running around the deep-fryer and crouching on jars of "Duke Sauce."

Overall, it sounds like a throwback to the days when multiplayer in shooters was easy to jump into and didn't involve dozens of players or complicated objectives. Duke Nukem Forever will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on May 3.

Source: Shacknews [http://www.duke4.net/news.php?extend.425]


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CD-R

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Capture the Babe is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of a flag, players have to pick up a "babe" and bring her back to the home base. The babe will sometimes freak out, and players have to give her a "reassuring slap," which is "more goofy than offensive" according to OXM. Hail to the King wasn't detailed, but is apparently a "King of the Hill" mode.
I don't know about that. I really hope that's a misquoote. It's not the 1950's anymore.
 

BENZOOKA

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Duke Nukem? chauvinism? Well, I never!

All that sounds great fun though.
 
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Well I for one am happy with this announcement.

The general lack of chauvinism has left my multiplayer experience empty.

Now. Where's my Winchester? There are jerries to shoot.
 

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Tom Goldman said:
The babe will sometimes freak out, and players have to give her a "reassuring slap,"
Oh, if the media dont have fun with this i really dont know what will.

Well apart from the tits. Its always the tits for some reason.
 

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For the love of all that is gaming, I really hope this gets past the Australian classification board. Please, Australian OFLC, let us have this one?
 

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It really brings the question of whether a game TRYING to be as chauvenist as possible can be called out for it... I've seen plenty of comedians do it after all.
They're never very funny though.

Can't say that -I'm- terribly offended by it, but it's undeniably stupid.
 

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danpascooch said:
I get it's all a big joke, but even I think "reassuring slap" is going too far
Meh, who knows? Maybe it'll just be a friendly little love tap?

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Spritzey said:
I think it's applied to the bum and not the face...
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SIGN ME UP!
 

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danpascooch said:
I get it's all a big joke, but even I think "reassuring slap" is going too far
Yeah I hope it's not to her face that's going a bit far in my opnion. Apart from that it's pretty chuckleworthy
 

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God you know what? I've done alot of bitching about stereotypical gameplay and unimaginative games before....when Bulletstorm came out I was more annoyed than ever.....but dear lord I think this is exactly what I need.

Something so unapologetically offensive and retarded that it makes Bulletstorm look like a day in Church.
 

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With the capture the babe mode, I'm guessing that you have your babe over the shoulder and smack her in the ass when she squirms to much..? If that's the case, i don't see anything wrong with it.
 

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ZombieGenesis said:
It really brings the question of whether a game TRYING to be as chauvenist as possible can be called out for it... I've seen plenty of comedians do it after all.
They're never very funny though.

Can't say that -I'm- terribly offended by it, but it's undeniably stupid.
I'm getting the same vibe. Are they trying too hard? I like my humor effortless...
 

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Ruairi iliffe said:
Tom Goldman said:
The babe will sometimes freak out, and players have to give her a "reassuring slap,"
Oh, if the media dont have fun with this i really dont know what will.

Well apart from the tits. Its always the tits for some reason.
The other day I was at a video store, a man told his son of about 10 that he could watch anything without sexual jokes or nudity in it. They put back 50 First Dates and protected the kid's innocence by renting The Exorcist.



OT: I am not surprised by this, and I doubt anyone else is. Always bet on Duke.
 

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Okay, now I might have a reason to dick around with random multiplayer... For all of two or three games but at least I'll be there for a change.