You Can Slap Women In Duke Nukem Forever

The newest edition of Official Xbox Magazine details Duke Nukem Forever‘s multiplayer, and there aren’t many surprises there; it’s all Duke-flavored versions of standard fare, with Hail to the King (king of the hill), Capture the Babe (capture the flag), Dukematch and Team Dukematch (not going to explain those two).

I said there weren’t many surprises, not that there weren’t any. Surprise no. 1: multiplayer matchers have an eight-player cap. Surprise no. 2: in Capture the Babe, you can hit the Babe.

In that mode, a live NPC woman takes the place of the flag, and so when you capture her, you toss her over your shoulder (my assumption — the preview dosn’t say how you carry her) and run. Here’s exactly how OXM describes the slappin’: “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.”

I, uh, don’t really know what to say about that. OXM says it’s “more goofy than offensive,” but you’ll forgive me if I don’t trust the judgment of male members of the gaming press I don’t personally know. This is one of those things we’ll have to see before we can pass judgment.

via duke4

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2 Comments on You Can Slap Women In Duke Nukem Forever


On March 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Cool, can’t wait.


On June 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Wonderful read seeing that I was uncertain what direction to go and just uncovered my response :-)