Duke Nukem is a babe-loving, butt-kicking badass, but he nearly ended up with a gay robot sidekick in the forthcoming Duke Nukem Forever.
Damn, I'm good!
According to Eurogamer, Randy Pitchford – Gearbox boss said, “Sexuality is part of the Duke personality”, explaining that the original idea behind the sidekick was “to explore how Duke would relate to a peer that might have a different sexual orientation”. He added: “I don't want to spoil it because we might go there. 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.”
That certainly sounds like what could’ve been a rather interesting development in the Duke Nukem universe. Hopefully we’ll see the robot show up at some point. Anyway, Duke Nukem Forever releases on June 10 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.