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.