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Lets Lay Off Duke Please

Games and Gaming

It is extremely weird to say something like “we welcome feminist anger,” but Randy Pitchford of Gearbox Software, the developers who are finally going to finish Duke Nukem Forever, said exactly that. He claims that if some kind of humanitarian organization uses Duke to further their cause, he’s all for it. That leads to the obvious question: Why make these organizations angry when you could just not make something sexist?, but beyond that it’s something of a refreshing interview. He makes a surprisingly clear eyed statement of purpose at the end: “[Duke] is not misogynistic, he’s just hedonistic.”

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The Completely Objective Videogame Rating System For The Betterment Of The Industry

Features, Games and Gaming

I once read a post where someone proved, once and for all, that Gears of War is better than Killzone 2. You see, Gears of War was given a 94 rating on Metacritic and Killzone only got a 91. That guy’s crazy, right? Well, he’s not alone. Executives brag about their company’s average scores in press releases and even employee bonuses have been dependent on looking good on Metacritic. The industry is crying out for an objective way to determine the worth of a game (you know, beyond sales) and I mean to give it to them.

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