• Rub3z - February 1, 2013 1:53 a.m.

    Oh my God. Wow. This was just brilliant. As it begun, I started scratching my head at the things taking place in Duke's stead, thinking "Wait... wasn't this supposed to be some what-if doom-and-gloom scenario??? What's going on? The aliens are good guys?" But by the time I got to the 6th or 7th page, I realized... this was a masterfully crafted commentary on the nature of Duke Nukem Forever's treatment, development, public perception, and eventual release. It is quite a splendid example of that adage "Artists lie to tell the truth." Instead of merely saying the things regarding Duke that we've all heard tirelessly before... he was played out, outdated, the pursuit of his game so far gone as to be beyond the scope of reason, etc., you reversed the Duke's own flaws in on himself to craft one of the best satirical narrative pieces I've read in some time... and at once point out quite hilariously how the game itself did so to disastrous effect here in real life. Bravo.
  • sandplasma - January 31, 2013 9:33 p.m.

    Who cares..?
  • game_over - January 30, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    if? then - opponents of Duke Nukem would be pointing a finger, ignoring their own problem, attempting promotion of their own truth, while intentionally ostracising one withstanding character; which, in turn, would be feeding the hopeless to the politicians, feeding the helpless to the alien hive, and otherwise perpetuating some unholy new world order? =) game_over (=
  • zelta38 - January 30, 2013 12:02 p.m.

    The pigs were clearly engaged in sexual assault on women, which was part of Duke's mission to stop despite his own misogyny and goes against this scenario where they don't abduct, molest and possibly do worse things to the first US female president. As fun as these what-ifs are, turning the pigs into (SPOILER ALERT!!!) converted Reapers (END SPOILERS) just doesn't make sense!
  • Sy87 - January 30, 2013 8:26 a.m.

    Wait so the aliens just become friendly and they are fine with strippers quiting. Didn't they use women for some messed up stuff. It's not like you can get those images out of your head.
  • KA87 - January 30, 2013 5:50 a.m.

    Truly great work. You kicked butt and chewed bubble gum, but never ran out of gum.
  • jackthemenace - January 30, 2013 4:59 a.m.

    I do enjoy these what-if articles, I have since the beginning, and the ending of the last slide of this one was absolutely brilliant. I've never even played Duke Nukem and I enjoyed this :D Great work, as always :)
  • shawksta - January 30, 2013 2:38 a.m.

    Well thats one hell of a bizarre reality
  • kingsmikefan - January 29, 2013 11:35 p.m.

    Wow. That was impressive. Another solid "what if" article.
  • Hobogonigal - January 29, 2013 8:43 p.m.

    Hilarious, good stuff! I've liked this ' what if ' feature from the start :)
  • antiAntag0nist - January 29, 2013 8:06 p.m.

    This was an awesome feature.
  • J-Fid - January 29, 2013 6:48 p.m.

    So that's why Duke Nukem Forever was such a disappointment. It makes so much sense.
  • keltar93 - January 29, 2013 6:24 p.m.

    This was utterly wonderful.
  • SirNinja - January 29, 2013 6:03 p.m.

    If they ever make a Duke Nukem movie, this should be the plot.
  • Elgyem - January 29, 2013 5:58 p.m.

    Yes... Please make more of these!
  • obviouslyadouche - January 29, 2013 5:47 p.m.

    This was fantastic.
  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - January 29, 2013 5:45 p.m.

    Garofalo 2016!
  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - January 29, 2013 5:54 p.m.

    also, inb4 the inevitable: "Hur hur GamesRadar you used to be cool! What's with this hippie, liberal, commie, pinko nonsense? Abloo bloo bloo!"

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