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Wrestler-turned-actor John Cena is in talks to star in a Duke Nukem film, according to movie industry publication The Hollywood Reporter.
The battle for Duke Nukem is over, with Gearbox retaining the rights to the franchise.
Gearbox Studios boss Randy Pitchford has said that he wants to work on a new Duke Nukem game, aided by an outside developer.
Duke Nukem 3D developer 3D Realms may be reclaiming the rights to its lost IP, according to some court documents.
Duke Nukem IP-holder Gearbox is suing the series' original developers - 3D Realms, Interceptor Entertainment, and Apogee Software - for developing the recently announced PC and PS4 title Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction.
Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded developer Interceptor Entertainment has teased an upcoming action RPG entry in the series, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction.
Duke Nukem 3D was good but Duke Nukem Forever wasn't, so I wonder what would happen if DNF received the DN3D treatment?
Duke Nukem Forever launched in June 2011 after 15 years in development, the longest-ever video game development period. The story of its creation is one of peaks and troughs and high drama, but that's not what we sit down with Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford, the man who saved Duke from development hell, to talk about.
Update: Sony has contacted Eurogamer with a change in pricing for Need for Speed: The Run - it will be £49.99, not £69.99 as originally listed.
A new Duke Nukem Forever DLC expansion goes live on 13th December, developer Gearbox has announced.
Friday update: Whoops, what happened to Thursday? Sorry! Friday's Amazon Cyber Monday video game deals (confusing) are Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising on PS3, 360; Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swamp on Wii; and Dual Pen Sports on 3DS.
Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel has claimed Duke Nukem Forever was not reviewed fairly by some publications, arguing it was used "as a soapbox" while claiming: "Everybody should really be thankful that it existed to some degree at all."
Speaking to Eurogamer in a previously unpublished interview conducted at Gamescom in August, Martel reflected on the controversial shooter's critical reception, stating: "We wish the reviews were a little less caustic. We're not quite sure where some of the anger came from."
Discussing the spread of scores across all reviews, he said: "There were things towards the high and things towards the low, but the middle just didn't get any traction. It's pretty obvious that people were using it in some ways to kind of use it as a soapbox or whatever."
Duke Nukem 3D will arrive "very soon" on Android Market for smartphones and tablets (running version 2.1 or newer).
The first set of DLC for Duke Nukem Forever launches on 11th October, Gearbox has announced.
Gearbox wants to know what you thought about Duke Nukem Forever.
Gearbox Software is planning a new Duke Nukem game, CEO Randy Pitchford has confirmed.
Fable developer Lionhead is apparently working on a fourth incarnation of the role-playing series.
That's according to US Official Xbox Magazine, which published the news in its rumours section (spotted by CVG).
"Look for the Fable cycle to continue with a proper, controller-based Fable 4 in 2013," the publication promised.
Critically mauled shooter Duke Nukem Forever will be profitable for publisher 2K Games and parent company Take-Two.
A PC patch for Duke Nukem Forever has gone live. It doubles the game's single-player weapon capacity from two to four.
The poorly-recieved shooter was criticised for limiting players to two weapons in campaign mode, a decision developer 3D Realms blamed on mapping the game to console controls.
"We tried for a long time to support lots of guns but we simply could not find a nice way to map it to a controller, despite trying 4-5 designs," 3D Realms boss George Broussard previously explained.
A PC update for 3/10 shooter Duke Nukem Forever will double its weapon inventory from two to four, developer Gearbox has revealed.
But there are no immediate plans for console editions to get the patch, a post by Gearbox community manager Chris Faylor explained.
Initial Duke developer 3D Realms has previously drawn fire for its decision to limit PC gamers to carrying two guns.
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Gearbox Software has lifted the lid on the first set of Duke Nukem Forever DLC.
The Hail to the Icons Parody Pack arrives this Autumn, adding four new multiplayer maps and a handful of new game modes.
As detailed over on the game's official forum, the new maps are as follows:
Pretty much since I was a child, video games have been full of jerks. Donkey Kong? What a prick. Super Mario Kart? Full of jerks. I wasn't that familiar with the expression "climb a wall of dicks" when I was 10 years old, but if I had been then I would have directed it in Princess Peach's direction almost as often as I burst into tears because she pipped me to the line on Rainbow Road.
Borderlands maker Gearbox owned the Blade Runner IP but passed up the opportunity to make a game with it.
Put off by the universally dismal reviews for Duke Nukem Forever, but still intrigued to see how the game turned out after 15 years in development hell? Well, here's your chance for a spot of rubbernecking.
2K Games' now-sacked US PR firm The Redner Group has written an essay-length justification for threatening to withhold future games from journalists who wrote "venom filled" reviews of Duke Nukem Forever.
Duke Nukem Forever is not the last we'll see of Duke, Take-Two has promised.
Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford has taken to Twitter to comment on sales of Duke Nukem Forever.
Poor scores for Duke Nukem Forever and underperforming L.A. Noire sales have damaged Take-Two stock.
Publisher 2K Games has severed links with its external US public relations and marketing agency after the outfit Tweeted that it was considering blacklisting sites that gave Duke Nukem Forever a particularly rough ride.
A post on The Redner Group's Twitter feed earlier today read: "Too many went too far with their reviews...we are reviewing who gets games next time and who doesn't based on today's venom," followed by another stating "Bad scores are fine. Venom filled reviews...that's completely different."
Much internet ire duly followed, and 2K has just chimed in, announcing that it's given Redner its marching orders.
Fail to the King.
Eurogamer tests the King online.
Duke Nukem Forever has topped the UK all-formats chart and sold a meaty majority on Xbox 360.
Xbox 360 dominated a fat 56 per cent of the sales pie; PS3 claimed only 30 per cent.
PC took 14 per cent, but remember that digitally distributed copies (i.e. those bought on Steam, Get Games and elsewhere), aren't counted.
Potty-mouthed shooter Duke Nukem Forever has landed first place in the UK charts.
PS3 is leagues ahead of 360 in this FPS showdown.
Randy Pitchford is thinking of me. "I would not want to be a journalist on this one," the Gearbox studio boss told Mr Minkley in our Duke Nukem Forever launch day interview. "I would not want to be a critic. It's going to be tough."
His concern, presumably, is that Duke Nukem Forever is such a monumental event, such a literally game-changing, epoch-shaking moment, that the pressure to accommodate its many facets in a single review - to boil down 14 years of expectation into a fair critical summary - is too terrible a burden for any writer to bear. Duke Nukem Forever! It's here! How can things ever be the same again?
I certainly felt that pressure. Do you let the game's famously troubled gestation - which looked like it would never come to term, until Gearbox stepped in at the eleventh hour - affect the score? Do you try to filter its off-colour humour through a modern lens, or accept the adolescent scatology as part of the Duke experience? Do you review for middle-aged fans from 1996, when Duke last appeared in a first-person shooter, or do you review for a generation of gamers that was still in infant school when our flat-top hero first asked pixellated strippers to "Shake it, baby"? So much to consider. Randy's right. It's going to be tough.
I made a note of it. After all, it was a big occasion. 3:35pm, 9th June, 2011. The exact moment it became real, when a courier arrived at my door with a package it would be fair to say I'd been waiting some time for.
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Duke Nukem Forever will reportedly receive at least three packs of downloadable content, bringing new weapons, maps and modes - including karaoke.
Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has claimed it "doesn't matter" how critics judge Duke Nukem Forever, insisting that his team "know the game is great" and authors of "lowball" reviews would be "held accountable by the readers".
Those who pre-ordered upcoming first-person shooter Duke Nukem Forever or bought Borderlands Game of the Year edition get the game's first downloadable add-on for free.
The voice behind cult video game character Duke Nukem has teased downloadable content for upcoming shooter Duke Nukem Forever.
Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold, 2K Games has announced.
Footage of dissected Duke victim.
2K Games has launched a promotional website for upcoming first-person shooter Duke Nukem Forever called Duke Nudem.
The NSFW version asks you to shoot targets, sometimes moving, to make models take their clothes off. Yes, they get their breasts out.
There are four girls to compete against. Dead Eye Stacey, for example, is a "lethal shot and knows her way around a Kalashnikov as well as she knows her war around Duke".
Soft-core porn mini-game launched.
Randy Pitchford discusses Duke 3D.
Pitchford announes 3rd June arrival.
Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has condemned the "cyber-terrorists" responsible for bringing down the PlayStation Network, calling on gamers to support not attack Sony as it works to restore services.
We're pretty sure the Royal Kiss didn't go down like this.
Duke of Cambridge?
Randy Pitchford has revealed that Duke Nukem nearly ended up with a "gay robot" sidekick which could still make an appearance in a future title.
All hail the Kings.
The PC system requirements for Duke Nukem Forever are in, and they're relatively easy on the wallet.
Monster truck madness.
Another tasteful, insightful trailer.
Randy Pitchford on the series' origins.
Pre-patch exploding head punch!
If feces you you're dead.
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After a 14 year wait, mythical shooter Duke Nuke Forever was finally set to hit shelves this May. Then this morning, via a cheeky video skit, new developer Gearbox announced yet another delay, pushing the game back to June.
Duke Nukem Forever, the game delayed a hilarious amount, has been delayed again.
Gearbox breaks the bad news.
Duke Nukem Forever has four multiplayer modes, a magazine has revealed.
Duke Nukem Forever and Shadows of the Damned have been rated 18 by the BBFC.
A lot of people have worked on Duke Nukem Forever in nearly 14 years. And Gearbox Software - the new and final developer - wants to name each and every one of them.
When Randy Pitchford talks, he talks. But when Randy Pitchford talks about Duke Nukem Forever, the game he rescued from development hell, he gushes.
They say bad press is good press but for Duke Nukem Forever creator Gearbox, bad press is awesome press.
For all the talk of Gearbox's Duke Nukem Forever revival, one feature has slipped under the radar: multiplayer.
Duke Nukem Forever on PC uses Steamworks, developer Gearbox has announced.
UPDATE: 2K Games has made the Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition! official.
"I don't need a f***ing keycard."
We all know that Duke Nukem Forever has been in been in development for 13 years. The fact the game is going to see the light of day at all is a testament to the wills of the nine 3D Realms staff who kept working on it in secret after their employer's demise, and to the artistic sympathy of Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software and one of the industry's great showmen.
A cursory glance at EA's forthcoming shooter Bulletstorm and the long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever, both due this Spring, reveals a fair few common themes: outrageous violence, enormous extraterrestrial bugs, giant biceps and enough F-bombs to make even Ray Winstone blush.
Given its turbulent, 14-year long history, it's safe to assume it's taken Gearbox Software considerable effort to finally get Duke Nukem Forever out of the door. But has that effort stretched to include post-release DLC? Well, maybe.
This is something we've been itching to write for years: Duke Nukem Forever has a rock-solid release date.
The Gearbox-adopted shooter will launch worldwide on 6th May.
The US plays slightly earlier from 3rd May.
Duke Nukem Forever will finally release next year after a decade of development, but why has it taken so long?
Those who buy or have bought Borderlands through Valve's digital distribution service Steam will get a demo key for Gearbox's upcoming shooter Duke Nukem Forever.
Gearbox Software has called on gamers to tell PC distribution services like Steam and Games for Windows Live to co-operate with one another so people can play together.
Gearbox Software won't limit the Duke Nukem Forever demo to the Game of the Year Edition of Borderlands - everybody will get it.
Pulp sci-fi, muscle-bound alpha males, bad language, outrageous violence on the face of it, it would seem Epic's forthcoming FPS Bulletstorm and the Duke Nukem series have a lot in common. Not so, insists developer People Can Fly.
Good news for those who pre-ordered a copy of Duke Nukem Forever at some point in the last decade - you will indeed get your money's worth.
2K Games has announced plans to offer a special treat to those buying the Game of the Year edition of hit shooter Borderlands.
Gearbox shooter Duke Nukem Forever will be released in February, according to US shops.
Gearbox has promised gamers that its plans for Borderlands downloadable content and sequels to other franchises remain intact despite the recent purchase of the Duke Nukem franchise.
According to Jewish law, Duke Nukem Forever would be a man by now. First announced to the public in April 1997, this game has weathered the longest cycle of delays, cancellations, resurrections and cryosleeps, effectively mocking everything we know about game development and the space-time continuum in the process.
Gearbox head Randy Pitchford had indicated that Duke Nukem Forever will likely get a demo, telling VG247 that he thinks it's "important".
Gearbox now owns the "full intellectual rights" to Duke Nukem and all associated "future projects", top-cat Randy Pitchford has said.
Update: The press release is out. Duke Nukem Forever will be released for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in calendar 2011. The game is playable this week at PAX.
"All great things take time... a lot of time," commented 2K president Christoph Hartmann. "After a hiatus from the videogame world, Duke Nukem is back and better than ever. The return of the king from the glory days of shooters will satisfy our patient, die-hard fans, as well as a new generation of bubble gum-chewing, flat top and shades-wearing bad-asses. Make no mistake about it - Duke Nukem Forever is a testament to the era of when shooters were bodacious and fun."
Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford added: "Hail to the king, baby! It's unbelievable, it kicks ass and it's totally going to happen! Gearbox has enabled die-hard key Duke Nukem franchise builders and skilled veteran game makers to stand together and deliver.
2K Games will unveil "something big" on the first day of the Penny Arcade Expo this week and will stream the announcement on the internet.
Gearbox Software's panel at next week's Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle will include "juicy exclusives, surprising disclosures, unbelievable scoops and behind the scenes access on what Gearbox is up to", according to the official site.
Borderlands developer Gearbox has picked up where 3D Realms left off on development of Duke Nukem Forever, according to a new report.
Take-Two has settled its lawsuit with 3D Realms over Duke Nukem Forever, according to spokespeople for both parties.
Duke Nukem voice actor Jon St. John has hinted that there may be a future for Duke Nukem Forever - by saying nothing at all. St. John implied that he was bound to silence because something is still afoot.
A solitary screenshot, a Facebook page and the title D-Day have been associated with dormant videogame character Duke Nukem, leading some to speculate that he's due for a return.
Apogee Software (parent of 3D Realms) has revealed that Take-Two (under label 2K Games) was working on a separate Duke Nukem game called Duke Begins.
3D Realms (and parent company Apogee) founder Scott Miller has rubbished claims of an offshore bank account with "substantial funds" made in a Take-Two lawsuit.
Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms "has not closed and is not closing" and "retains ownership of the Duke Nukem franchise", according to a statement issued by the developer.
3D Realms co-founder Scott Miller has denied that the developer received USD 12 million from Take-Two for the publishing rights to Duke Nukem Forever as stated in the lawsuit filed last week.
Take-Two has filed a lawsuit against 3D Realms, the studio behind Duke Nukem Forever.
Art director looking for new job.
3D Realms has closed because of insufficient funding, placing the future of Duke Nukem Forever once more in doubt.
3D Realms hit another milestone in the development of Duke Nukem Forever this week, according to co-founder George Broussard.
3D Realms has offered a Christmas present to the dwindling number of cobweb-covered, long-bearded fans still sat waiting for Duke Nukem Forever: a picture.
Duke Nukem Forever
Aliens and strippers: check.
3D Realms has decided to turn Duke Nukem into a Hollywood film, and has enlisted Max Payne producer Scott Faye to help. And he wants to help.
The first footage of Duke Nukem Forever since 2001 has hit the Internet. Former Monolith boss Jason Hall landed the scoop in his self-titled show on Crackle, the Sony-owned video sharing site. You can also download it on Xbox Live.
More than four hundred years after the game was first announced, it's been confirmed that Duke Nukem Forever is still in development over at 3D Realms.
The Dallas Business Journal has posted the recording of its interview with Scott Miller in an effort to clear up the Duke Nukem Forever date confusion it caused last week.
3D Realms has tried to bury suggestions that Duke Nukem Forever will be out this year on PS3 and 360 as well as PC.
We're amazed, too. Really, really can't believe it. How can Jamie-Lynn Spears be pregnant? Incidentally, the new Duke Nukem Forever teaser trailer is out.
Nobody saw it coming (least of all, we suppose, Jamie). No no, we're talking about the trailer. It's of Duke Nukem Forever.
At this point it would be appropriate to point out to latecomers [stop that -Ed] that DNF was originally announced when the years all began with "19", and that it's been through several revisions.
3D Realms has popped up to announce - to general disbelief - that it plans to release a teaser trailer for Duke Nukem Forever today on the Internet.
Not only that, but it has released a screen-grab from the teaser to help whet our appetites. That's the picture just down there. No no, there. The other thing is your leg.
The trailer will be released today, 19th December, at "around noon CST", which is 6pm GMT in old money.
3D Realms big shot George Broussard has said Duke Nukem 3D could be coming to Live Arcade. Apparently all he's waiting on is the go ahead from Microsoft.
3D Realms has posted a new screenshot for on-going saga Duke Nukem Forever.
Still keeping an eye out for Duke Nukem Forever? Then step this way for what 3D Realms has confirmed is an in-game screenshot.
It seems like every time we actually find out anything remotely interesting about the development of Duke Nukem Forever, it comes through the medium of 3D Realms' staff arguing with fans on Internet forums. It almost makes you hanker for the good old days of press releases, interviews, screenshots... Remember all that stuff? Ahh.
More than eight years after work first started on Duke Nukem Forever, 3D Realms bigwig George Broussard has hinted at the game's release date, suggesting it'll finally hit the shelves "when pigs fly."
All right, so PC shooter Duke Nukem Forever may not be heading to the shops in time for Christmas after all, despite rumours to the contrary. But at least it's coming along nicely, according to a 3D Realms staff member posting on the developer's forum.
"The current game sits at 9.6 gigs," the poster wrote. Blimey.
"But as I've said in the past, that will be trimmed as there is surely lots of data in there that needs to be culled. I can't see culling more than 2-3 gigs though."
3D Realms has denounced a product listing for Duke Nukem Forever on Amazon UK that claims that game will be released on December 2nd.
Whatever your feelings on Duke Nukem Forever, the sequel to classic first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D, which came out a new Doom, a couple of Quakes and two goalpost-shifting Half-Lives ago, it's still interesting to hear how the game's progressing.
So it was nice to see George Broussard, CEO of developer 3D Realms, popping up on a forum thread recently to clarify a few details.
Most interestingly, given the recent advances made by the likes of Max Payne 2 and Half-Life 2 and DN3D's own relative strength in this area, was Broussard's revelation that, in terms of the level of interactivity, "you can play with everything". DNF will be making use of Meqon physics tech, which looked very impressive at this year's Game Developers Conference.
We love black humour, gallows humour, call it what you will. Those moments of utter despair lightened up by a sideways glance and sharp monotone quip, and it's difficult not to crack a wry smile at 3D Realms' hapless attempts to make another game. Every time the Formula 1 results come in, any gamer seeing the list of DNF drivers can't help be reminded of the delicious irony of the game that Did Not Finish also happens to share those telling initials. Yes, 3D Realms' interminably delayed PC shooter Duke Nukem Forever is a game now well into its seventh year (and counting) of development, yet it's still showing no signs of even being reasonably close to being completed. You couldn't make it up, you really couldn't.