Gaming journalist calls Duke Nukem Forever “disgusting,” slams it for “morbidly presented” and “unsettlings” rape jokes.
“Although it may get the feminists all riled up”
One level in particular takes place in an alien nest where Earth’s women are being inseminated by giant penises. The women writhe and moan in a fairly humiliating fashion, and they regularly sob with no small amount of implied misery. In essence, the women look like they’re getting raped. In fact, they are. That’s the big joke of the level. The aliens are raping the women to create babies. Now, I’m a fan of offensive humor, but the “joke” in this level is so morbidly presented, so dark and downright unsettling, that I simply do not know if Gearbox intends for us to laugh or to throw up. I certainly found I was in danger of doing the latter over the former.
By the time Duke Nukem finally makes a “You’re fucked,” joke, which he makes in front of two girls who are about to die in the process of getting sexually assaulted, Duke does not come across as cool, witty or likable in the least. He comes across as a vile, callous, thoroughly detestable psychopath.
Well, that’s disappointing.
Woah, what? For real?
I know Duke Nukem is all about the violence and politically incorrect jokes, but that isn’t cool.
compounded with the fact that its multiplayer features a “Capture the Babe” game that’s like “capture the flag” but instead of flags, it’s women dressed as schoolgirls. And when they get too “manic” the player has to slap them.
Duke Nukem Forever is a shitty game.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???? And people like… want to play this?
Wait, I found a little article about it…… one of the four multiplayer modes includes a misogynistic take on the capture the flag mode. Dubbed Capture the Babe, the multiplayer mode involves Dukes capturing the other Dukes’ babes. Being babes, they tend to freak out, and that can be rectified with a slap to their buttocks according to the magazine. Although it may get the feminists all riled up, this is certainly not the least of Duke’s controversial (read: awesome) themes.
I don’t understand why people think they’re so hardcore for being misogynist and pissing off feminists (or anyone with a scrap of decency at all).
It’s like well done on rebelling against the system by enforcing the patriarchy that’s been around for thousands of years. No really congratulations on that you must be real proud about how unique and anti-establishment you are.
God FORBID we should get “riled up”— “riled up”—! God FORBID we women should be fed up & sick of this misogynistic bullshit that people get to act like is “normal” & “okay”! God FORBID we women should be angry at not being treated like HUMAN BEINGS, but as objects that it’s okay to slap on the ass, & okay to rape. It’s okay! It’s “only a game”! It’s funny! Giant penises, raping women to death! Ha ha fucking ha!
Absolutely fucking disgusting. jfc.
The comments in this thread defending this are seriously just really, really stupid. Telling me that I am “butthurt” for thinking it’s not cool to rape and degrade women and screaming “BUT OTHER GAMES HAVE DONE IT GOSSSSSSHHHHHHHH ALL GAMES ARE MISOGYNISTIC!! IT’S OKAY!!” does not change the fact that this is so fucking bad.
Yes. I understand that it is Duke Nukem. I am not stupid. But making jokes like that with no irony and then maybe he apologizes at the end is so NOT OKAY HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE THAT.
Okay I will stop reblogging this now.
What the actual fuck. How the hell did this game get past censors? An even more important question: what kind of soul-less asshole thought this was a good idea???
Submitted by the-doctor-dances:
Genuinely shaking with whatever emotion I am feeling right now. I know that I shouldn’t be surprised, but sometimes it still shocks me just how apathetic and uncaring and selfish people are. Seems silly to me that they care so much about making more babies, but are glad to render me infertile. Fucking lovely.
People are assholes. This is why I don’t buy into the Libertarian idea that private charities should be helping the poor. People are selfish and quick to say “you deserve it” or “you aren’t trying hard enough” or “I earned everything I have, obviously you have made terrible life decisions.”
I recently saw a guy on Tumblr post that poor people just abuse the healthcare system. He said something like “I’ve had illnesses myself, but I overcame them myself because I’m a strong person.” I was tempted to argue with him, but what’s the point?
PCOS is often not taken seriously and can get out of control if not treated. It’s a lady problem. The woman I befriended at the homeless shelter has PCOS and she has had two surgeries and several trips to the emergency room because of ruptured cysts. She may need a third surgery. She had to stop taking her medications because of Medicaid cuts, and I’m concerned. The cystadenoma I had years ago may have also been the result of improperly treated PCOS. I was diagnosed with it in 2003, but I have my doubts about the diagnosis. I don’t know if birth control pills would have helped (my last experience with BCPs was unpleasant), but regular exams certainly would have.
I was a temp receptionist with no insurance when I found out I had a potentially malignant tumor, and I only found out because I joined a drug study for extra cash. I could barely pay rent. It took months for me to find out that the growth was benign. The place I temped at hired me after six months, and after the pre-existing condition wait period passed for my insurance, I had surgery. It had grown even bigger in the time I waited —12 cm to 15 cm. I was in the hospital on Christmas because we all got a paid week off, and I couldn’t afford time off for surgery (I only got by because I worked a lot of overtime). The “pay for it yourself, just like the rest of us” argument is a bunch of crap, because what uninsured person can shell out $30,000 to remove an ovarian cystadenoma?
^^True life. “Pay for it yourself” is not an option for most people. Surgery is expensive as fuck.
I love that she calls the dude out on ovarian cysts.
And this is where you find the “pro-life” movement isn’t so…pro-life.
And I am livid. Thank god I am not a woman.
Clay speaks truth. There’s going to be a government shutdown just because the orange Power That Is doesn’t want my soon-to-be uninsured vag to have affordable medical care? Cute.
Potentially Worse Worst Person Ever of the Day: In her latest video, infamous Poe’s law invoker TamTamPamela has raised the bar for religious extremists and religious extremism spoofers alike by thanking God for shaking Japan awake from the slumber of secularism.
Is she for real? The debate rages on. Either way: Not funny.
Earlier: Worst Person Ever.
Can someone troll these ignorant bitches?
EDIT: Oh wait. YouTube is actually being reasonable and trolling her instead!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?
Are you fucking kidding me? The assumption that black people are going to have abortions left and right is absurd. Not only that, they are assuming that African Americans will require Planned Parenthood. Excuse yourself, assholes who created this gigantic ad. You are singling out an entire population. I am also offended for the integrity of this child who clearly does not have the maturity to decide whether or not she wants to be in an ad like this. This is exploitation.
I cannot believe that people would attack Planned Parenthood in such an offensive way. PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS IMPORTANT. IF YOU HAVE A FUCKING PROBLEM WITH IT, DON’T GO. BUT LET OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HEALTHY REPRODUCTIVE LIVES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU AGREE WITH ABORTION.
You can be pro-life without being a complete fucking inhuman jackass.
If I lived in the city, I would paint-ball that shit in the dead of night. That’s disgusting. I would be offended.
I CAN’T EVEN.
Because nothing says, “Let me take this opportunity to shove my Islamaphobic conspiracy theories in your eyeballs,” like a case of sexual assault.
I can’t even watch this. I can’t even LOOK at his face without wanting to strangle him.