According to Destructoid
, an online pettition
has appeared asking Walmart to boycott Duke Nukem Forever
, and apparently it's gaining some traction among those who find gameplay modes that see you with smacking a woman on her behind offensive.
Basically, non-gamers are upset that a videogame might be sexist. I know, what a bore, right? When don't non-gamers get upset over something even the slightest bit not politically correct appearing in a videogame? (um, the would be "never" by the way)
But (sorry, no pun intended) it get's weirder because the game mode in question sounds kinda bat**** insane to me. In what is being called "capture the babe" mode, the goal is to carry a woman from one base to the other, smacking her on her backside if she get to hysterical. It's like capture the flag, only with more domestic violence.
Look, I get that Duke Nukem Forever
is sexist and over-the-top completely intentionally, and I'm not agreeing with the petitioners by any stretch of the imagination, but the game-mode in question just sounds stupid to me and designed to invite the kind of attention its getting - all while our rights to even purchase games like DNF
are under review by the Supreme Court.
It's all a bit like having a gasoline fight during a forest fire, if you ask me.