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???