Blah blah Duke Nukem Forever. Blah blah massive delay. Blah blah biggest joke in gaming history. We all know the story. We all know the memes. But now Duke Nukem Forever is finally coming out, and after years of cynicism and snark we're just damnably excited to have the big galoot back. Why? Because his previous game, Duke Nukem 3D, was genuinely brilliant.
Behind all the one-liners and strippers (okay, partly because of them), Duke 3D was a groundbreaking, clever, brutal and badass FPS, and one that seriously paved the way for the likes of Half-Life to evolve things even further. Also, it was hilarious. Need a refresher? Always happy to oblige. Just check out our lovingly-crafted tribute video and remind yourself why a knuckle-headed, Bruce Campbell-quoting gun-nut is just so important to gaming.
November 3, 2010