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Alarmists Petition to Ban Sales of Duke Nukem Forever from Wal-Mart

DNFIn the wonderful magical world of Duke Nukem Forever’s controversy,  yet another wonderful example of half-cocked knee-jerk responses has revealed itself.  A petition to BAN THE SALE OF THE GAME from Wal-Mart is being circulated online.  At the time of the publishing, the online petition has 3,068 signatures and climbing.

The petition, which can be seen here [1], states that “Duke Nukem Forever makes a game out of physical and sexual violence against women.” Granted, online petitions have about as much success as a hipster scoring at a Beatles concert.  But nonetheless, this is a disturbing testament of a continuing trend of overreaction and lack of understanding with the general public about gaming culture in general.  I mean sure, you slap a chick around when she gets out of line.  But really, in the grand scheme of things, is this the worst thing that could present itself in the media, let alone in a videogame?   What’s your opinion on this?