It's funny to note that this article has made my girlfriend want to buy the game now. She didn't want to before because of Duke's voice (she said it's extremely annoying and cliche), but because this article is saying that the game isn't for girl gamers...She said she wants to buy it to piss the people off. I told her no one would really know she went and bought it unless she went and put up a blog on it to which got popular to the whole world - but she said she still wants it.
Funny news article. She even laughed at this paragraph:
All of which makes it all the more mind-boggling that the company's forthcoming Duke Nukem Forever title is set to feature a multiplayer mode called "Capture the Babe", a variant on Capture the Flag in which you'll carry off a squirming young woman who, occasionally on your point-scoring trip back to base, will "freak out", requiring the administration of a slap on the buttocks to calm her down.
edit: Also want to mention that the games that I sell on the Xbox 360 Indie Games market...I try to make strategic and serious games. My girlfriend wants to design games that will get more of an audience....Which she has mentioned a few that would make this article all the worse. For example, she wants to design a game called, "Panty Raid." Not going to type the concept here, but you get the idea.
If you look at the top sellers for Indie Games marketplace, it's MOSTLY games with Zombies, 3D graphics, or chicks body parts on the front cover. For example, "Can you handle 2 of us?" Probably the worse indie game I've played, yet still has a HUGE sale base. Why? Cause there's two ugly chicks on the front cover with DD knockers.