This game is rated MA. As such I will pull no punches while making jokes here. You don't want to read it? Tough, I know you will anyways.
Hail to the KingWith 7 days till the international release and 11 days till the US release Duke is playable as a demo for people who've pre-ordered the game. And it is the same demo as described at various conferences, starting with the urinal scene.
Now if you do have access to the demo, make sure to check out the pictures of the cheer leaders when you first start, their uniforms appear to be painted on.
GameplaySame run and gun as always, duck and cover to recover health or in this case ego. The weapon selection appears to be fun, I played with a pistol, shotgun, rail gun, shrink ray and something called the devastator. Driving the truck and running down baddies was great, and I was impressed about how the AI would rush in groups.
Using the RPG was a little wonky, especially since the controls aren't really explained well, but that's OK. The NPC near the whiteboard was annoying, telling me how my Snoopy plan was "Just crazy enough to work." (Thank you Stephen Colbert.)
Oh and I have to say, one beer and Duke was weaving all over the place. I call BS on this. It should have been a bottle of whiskey, no way a single beer could do that to the King.