Back in 2011, the horrible teenage boys that I worked with thought it would be hilarious if I played Duke Nukem Forever. If you aren’t familiar with the world of Duke let me explain. Duke Nukem was a popular game series of the 1990s. It featured a brawny tough guy, Duke, who was constantly saving the world from aliens. Development for Duke Nukem Forever began in 1996. The game was finally released in 2011 after 15 years of development hell. So, needless to say, the game was highly anticipated. At the time, I was the mentor and sole female member of the Library of Games podcast. That’s why they made me play this game. Oh, wait, I forgot to mention that Duke Nukem might be one of the most sexist and misogynist series ever. I thought I had lost this diary but I found the other day while rooting through my computer files. Here are my slightly censored feelings about the first hour or so of the game.
April 13, 2014