Duke Nukem's Gay Sidekick Was Nixed

In Duke Nuke: Forever, a wide variety of heterosexual tropes get probed. "Sexuality is part of Duke's personality," game designer Randy Pitchford recently said at the BAFTAs in London. It's part of the games, too.

Pitchford and his studio Gearbox Software considered adding a "gay robot" sidekick (not pictured) to the upcoming shooter. The reason for this, said Pitchford, was "to explore how Duke would relate to a peer that might have a different sexual orientation".

The sidekick was ultimately cut from the game, but might make a future appearance in a Duke Nukem title.

"I don't want to spoil it because we might go there," said Pitchford. "Ultimately the robot was in a situation where for an order for victory against the aliens to be accomplished, the robot's inner workings - a nuclear generator - had to be sacrificed."

"The exploration was all very sincere and real and maybe we'll come back to that at some point."

Duke Nukem had "gay robot" sidekick [Eurogamer via GayGamer]

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    "And he also hinted that there was more to come from the company's Brothers In Arms series, stating: "We're going to want to talk about some of this things we're doing there soon." "

    Pretty sure that news is more important! Best squad shooter series around, but doesn't get enough love...

    I hope they didn't cut it for fear of offending the homosexual community.
    “The exploration was all very sincere and real and maybe we’ll come back to that at some point.” implies that it was tasteful but you never know in this world of political correctness.

    'A future duke nukem title'.

    [email protected]%k off.

    From evey kid that grew up in the 90's and is now paying a morgage.

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