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Op Ed - Goodbye, Good Riddance to Antiquated Action Hero Duke Nukem.
We still love our action heroes, but we love them with a touch of humanity. Instead of simply fawning over men with huge muscles, we crave the tortured superhuman archetypes of comic book films, like Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Were drawn to Robert Downey Jr.s believable portrayal of a playboy in a weaponized suit of armor in Iron Man. Characters like these deliver huge explosions and cool-as-hell quips before offing the bad guys, but they also give us a glimpse of the human condition through their emotional turmoil and actual acting.

IGN - Intelligent Design.
The polar opposite is the stubborn camera, as used to underwhelming effect in Path of Neo. Here the camera would simply refuse to play nicely, looking in the opposite direction to the action or, worse still, moving in for extreme close-ups of Neo's buttocks at the most inopportune times. It was like swallowing the red pill shortly after the accidental ingestion of a mixture of Toilet Duck, horse tranquillisers and someone else's sick. For most of us, this was not ideal.

11. Re: Op Ed May 14, 2009, 12:08 Nucas
Gaming is centered on vulgar crass behavior. Killing, blowing things up, greed. Duke was the pinnacle. Are you a gamer?

i'm down with killing and blowing things up but i'll pass on the pauly shore fratboy bullshit humor.

i can pop my evil dead dvd in anytime i want a dose of duke's highly unique personality.

This comment was edited on May 14, 2009, 12:10.
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  13. May 14, 14:02   Re: Op Ed Cutter
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  5. May 14, 10:11  Re: Op Ed nin
  6. May 14, 10:42   Re: Op Ed Prez
  7. May 14, 10:44   Re: Op Ed Beamer
  8. May 14, 10:55    Re: you cant deny: space captain
  9. May 14, 11:39     Re: you cant deny: Agent.X7
  10. May 14, 12:06      Re: you cant deny: Jerykk
  12. May 14, 13:50 Oh Good Grief... Dreagon
  14. May 14, 14:04  Re: Oh Good Grief... Prez
  15. May 14, 14:27   Re: Oh Good Grief... space captain
  16. May 14, 14:40    Re: Oh Good Grief... Prez
  17. May 14, 14:58 Re: Op Ed space captain
  18. May 14, 16:17 Re: Op Ed Flatline
  19. May 14, 22:36 Re: Op Ed dubfanatic
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