Pitchford Says Duke Nukem May Run into Trouble With Ratings Boards

In case you were not aware of just how over the top Duke Nukem Forever is, let me remind you that in the demo of the game I played at PAX, Duke gets his nether regions cleaned by the tongues of a pair of hot blondes. And, today, Gearbox showed off a new trailer for the game to press in London, and CVG says it contained “bare breasts, strippers, gratuitous swearing, the word ‘f***ing’ in massive letters and a giant alien getting pummelled in the genitals by Duke himself.”

The secret PAX trailer also had those things, and so it should surprise exactly no one that Randy Pitchford at Gearbox is just a little bit worried that, say, PEGI and the ESRB, among other ratings boards around the world, would “not exactly be approving of this” because it “dances on the line of decency.”

This is the time to start worrying, Duke fans, that your favorite lost hero will either miss out on a console release due to ratings issues or that it will face some big cuts in order to hit a console release. I’m not saying either of those things will definitely happen, but I am saying either of those things could definitely happen. Fret away. Also, this means it might be a priority now to grab that Borderlands GOTY just for the Duke demo, because if it does get cut next year, it’s possible the demo could include cut content.

via CVG

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8 Comments on Pitchford Says Duke Nukem May Run into Trouble With Ratings Boards


On October 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm

its the people that make a big stink over decency that are the freak nastiest of all behind closed doors


On October 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

OMFG Simply put a Rating on it the Duke series is past for peoples that were kiddies and are no longer give us TITTIES AND F(&(^*(&^(##


On October 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Duke Nukem had his balls cut off by a bunch of blue bloods. Either give us the game we have been dieing for or piss off you pussies.


On October 8, 2010 at 4:58 am

I’ll give those censors something to rate… my in their face. Suck it, you old wankers. Tryin to take my favourate childhood game away from me, this is my house!


On October 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Don’t see why they can’t go the route DN3D did, had a parental lock and IIRC they sold a cleaned-up version that could be later patched with the mature version of the game.

Sylverstone Khandr

On October 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm

What the hell did you expect? It’s Duke F***in’ Nukem for crying out loud.

ESRB and PEGI better recognize. Always bet on Duke!

Fuck the ESRB

On October 12, 2010 at 1:21 am

Just because they think one thing shouldnt be there doesnt mean everyone else does, they have no valid reason. But the people who can present arguments dont have the chance. I’d love to have a talk with those s. Worthless ing stuck up old farts with no fun in life who sit there and double dildo their cat because sex without marriage is a sin.


On October 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT TRAILER AND THE DEMO SCREEEAMS DUKE NUKEM!! You cant cut those things out and call it a Duke Nukem game…thats BULL F@!$%ing SH!T, how about if the parents dont want their kids playing a graphic game like this THEN DONT BUY IT!!! I want Duke Nukem back exactly how I remember him, a bada$$, alien pounding, chick fu%$ing, mantastic A$$HOLE!!!