Posted on March 21, 2011, Phil Owen 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.