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.