Do you ever wonder: What would happen if Duke Nukem had failed miserably at defending the Earth from aliens? Your strangely specific question is about to be answered...
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.
Some companies get all tiffy when one of their beloved franchises is honored by well-meaning fans. We're not convinced that fan-made games do anything to confuse consumers, so it seems to us that it's just needless litigiousness that gets them the 'ol cease and desist. But Take-Two Interactive and Gearbox Software don't roll like that. At least, not in this case. Gearbox, the new developer of Duke Nukem: Forever, has given the "it's cool, bro" to a fan project which aims to remake Duke Nukem 3D with Unreal Engine 3 tech. The project, tentatively called Duke Nukem: Next Gen, was initiated by Frederik "Fresch" Schreiber, who first made a test level to see if it could be done...
Sites like ours thrive off listing the most important details in all of gaming culture. Like a lot, I mean. Though, as professionals, we can occasionally get just as discouraged as any reader over another site’s glaring omission. Take for example when we took in Edge Online’s 50 Greatest Gaming Innovations piece from last year. Stealth, cutscenes, bloom lighting - fine... but where are the farts, dammit?!
Jan 15, 2008 Duke Nukem 3D is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, if rumours circulating the internet are to be believed. "Sources close to 3D Realms" have confirmed that the FPS classic will hit XBLA "within the next several months," IGN reports. It goes on to add that the XBLA version features a four-player online co-op mode, and that sources have further alleged that eight-player Deathmatch is included too. You may recall that way back in time - August 2007 to be precise - Duke Nukem dev 3D
The relationship between games and movies has always been a tense one. There's something almost violently alchemical about the way the two media usually react to each other. It's like getting hit by a yellow, piss-soaked snowball. Either element can be unpleasant enough on its own, but put them both together and something far more horrible happens. Games of movies, movies of games, they're both usually about as much fun as the death of a clown at a ten year-old's birthday party. But still we