In Highly Anticipated “Duke Nukem” Sequel, Players Slap Women While Saving them from Alien Rapists
The good news for gamers: Gearbox’s sequel to the popular 1990s shoot-’em-up video game “Duke Nukem,” creatively titled “Duke Nukem Forever,” is but a month or so from its highly anticipated release.
The bad news: The game’s storyline revolves around hero Duke Nukem, a hard-core, wise-cracking action tough guy, as he battles an invasion of hordes of aliens hell-bent on kidnapping and impregnating every female on the planet. That’s not the bad news. Bad news is, according to PC Gamer magazine, the game features an online “Capture the Babes” mode in which the player attempts to rescue the women from their alien-rape fates. If the “babe” freaks out while Duke’s rescuing her, the player slaps her back to her senses. Really.
Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford told Official Xbox Magazine (OXM) that the company’s goal “isn’t to shock people, but I think there’s some stuff that’s a bit uncomfortable. I mean, the alien’s plan is to capture our women and impregnate them to breed an alien army, so you can imagine some horrible shit happens.” OXM says “Capture the Babe” mode is pretty much like any other “capture the flag” mode, “with one small touch: the “Babe” will sometimes freak out while you’re carrying her (somewhat understandable we’d say) at which point you have to hit a button to gently give her a reassuring slap.”
A reassuring slap? Gearbox says they’re trying to “get right up to that edge and then relax enough so people don’t reject it.”
Consider it rejected.
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