...Are we still talking about the replacement for a flag in a Capture the X mode?j-e-f-f-e-r-s said:Maybe it's better to treat her like an actual human being, with a whole range of emotions and responses, rather than a simple, over-sexualised object.IronicBeet said:So what you're saying is it's better to let her freak out, run away and get abducted by the horrifying aliens you're fighting against?ShadowKirby said:That doesn't really make it any better. Slapping a girl on the ass to "calm her down" while you save (or kidnap or whatever) her is far from cool. It's actually pretty crass.NAHTZEE said:thats what most people are ignoringkrychek57 said:I would have thought this was a "No Shit Sherlock" moment for some.NAHTZEE said:
seems that I was wrong.
Edit: http://twitter.com/DuvalMagic/status/49884569175994368 needs more love
At some point, you have to wonder where the joke ends and the bad taste begins.
If the only way to get a mechanic to work is to discriminate against the other sex, maybe it's time to wonder of that mechanic should be in the game.
That is hilarious xD. Thanks man.MrDeckard said:I see it as less of an offensive "Shut up Ho!" and more of calm down.
Face? I'm already betting it's an ass-tap or maybe higher >.> Duke respects woman...in his own special way but in no way do the games some how promote hurting them. Hell I'm sure if you killed the strippers more enemies came out in 3D.xXxJessicaxXx said:
A mildly sexual reference is much better than a blatantly abusive and violent one in my opinion, so if that managed to fly, then so should this ^^JWAN said:^ exactlybrandon237 said:Agreed here, I have a coloured friend who makes more coloured jokes than anyone I know. No-one is above a joke made by someone else, and if everyone can both give and take a joke, then no-one gets hurt and everyone gets a laugh.JWAN said:Half the crap on TV today doesn't respect men. When will people like you learn that its fun for men to tease women and its fun for women to tease men.ShadowKirby said:
The door swings both ways
Yes, this is going a bit far, but I have seen worse... And the first 10 or so spanks will be hilarious I'm sure.
In GTA you can beat hookers to death with a baseball bat, how the hell is this any worse?
Stereotypes are used so often in comedy because they're funny. I'm sure there aren't any ridiculous pro-chauvanist, anti-feminism freaks at Gearbox, but Duke's a funny character because of how ridiculously, unrealistically chauvanist HE is.justnotcricket said:What bothers me in particular is the 'Carte Blanche' factor.
Whenever people object to the gross chauvinism inherent to Duke Nukem's identity, they're met with 'Oh, you just don't understand Duke and the Duke universe. It's not offensive, it's funny'. This is exactly the problem. Sometimes, it just stops being funny. Sometimes, it just stops being satire and starts being openly awful. How much can a game/movie/series whatever get away with based solely on the 'Oh, it's just a laugh' factor?
I'm not trying to suggest there's some sort of anti-feminist, pro chauvinist conspiracy going on here. I just think that stuff like Duke Nukem shouldn't be allowed to get away with progressively more insulting themes just because it appeals to a fourteen-year old mentality that will shortly start wondering why it has such trouble attracting girls.
And the beauty of it is, how can you really say that what Duke goes for is not an art in itself?Wicky_42 said:I think the real point is that not all games are art, and many games are toys. This game is most certainly aiming to be a toy, to be fun; through its own self-parody and light-hearted nature it undermines the non-politically correct and potentially sexist nature of its content. That's kinda the point of the Duke.Saviordd1 said:This game is a step back in the "gaming isnt a childs toy" argument
It already got past, believe it or not. Unscathed. After reading about this, I'm particularly amazed.acer840 said: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?
Maraveno said:Gears of War 2 much?Tom Goldman said: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.
That's just Meatflag or whatever it was called but then replacing the stranded guy with a babe , so far originality
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You are absolutely right. Duke Nukem is SILLY! Let's look at it this way. The primary reason people won't like it? CHILDREN. And why are people concerned about children playing such games as Duke Nukem is that kids learn by mimicry. Now let's look at it like this:mannaroth said:hehe Duke Nukem is so silly.