- Nov 15, 2009
Well yeah, Duke Nukem is supposed to be chauvinistic and extremely offensive. Haven't you guys played the previous Duke games?
Yeah, but sometimes, immature jokes is what you need, you know? It´s like when you get a craving for something you usually hate.Hardcore_gamer said:I am not so convinced that's true. I think the game says more about the maturity of the developers then it says about Duke Nukem himself.awesomeClaw said:You do realise it´s stupid getting offended by this, right? Duke is a JOKE.j-e-f-f-e-r-s said:OK, fuck this. Stupid one liners I can handle. Meat-headed yeti protaganists I can handle. Stories so infantile a nurserty creche would look down on, I can handle that. But when developers pull shit like this:
then games deserve all the media hatred they get. Is this what 15 years development time gives us? A tactless shooter using humour that was out of date twenty years ago?Capture the Babe is exactly what it sounds like.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.
They have a name for people who grap women against their will and use physical violence against them. They're called perverts, woman-beaters, and scum. Maybe this game won't allow you to clock a woman round the side of the head, but seeing how far they're going already, I don't see why the developers felt the need to stop. It's not as if the game could get any more tasteless.
This game is not a throwback to some golden age of shooters. It's a relic from a past which the medium should have abandoned long ago. Exploiting women is not cool, be it for personal gain or entertainment. This slap-happy approach to women doesn't make Duke a cool, finger-to-the-PC-brigade legend, it makes him a fucking ignorant idiot. The only time it's cool to slap a woman is in the bedroom, if that's what she's into. It's not a technique you use to calm women down mid-abduction. The word for that is abuse.
Ultimately, the fact that gamers are willing to play a game where the downright objectfication of women is one of the goals of multiplayer... well, that speaks volumes about where gaming and gamers are right now. And it's not a good place.
Reading some of the responses here confirms my worst fears about what gaming has become. There was a time the community of the Escapist would call this out for the bullshit it is. Sadly, the teenagers with no actual life experiences of their own seem to see this as a good idea.
Word of advice kids: When you grow up and enter the real world, you'll see that sexism still exists, in all walks of life, despite what that nice right-wing commentator on Fox or Youtube might say. We should be fighting against that, not welcoming it into our games.
And bud, when you "Grow up and enter the real world", you´ll realise that yes, we should be fighting sexism in REAL LIFE, but that it´s perfectly fine to joke about it. Hell, it´s fine to joke about everything. And if you´re offended by a joke, then i believe that you need to grow some thicker skin.
Also, being a joke doesn't make it any less immature. I could spend all day telling racist holocaust jokes and that would not make me an anti-semite, but it would make me very immature as well as annoying.
This game is basically the same. Its not anti-woman per see, but it is tasteless.
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
I dunno, looking an the entire game and every way any of it could be taken wrongly or be offensive... well, that might even be too easy for Fox News to cover...Puzzlenaut said: