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9:30 PM on 05.20.2014

Tuesday Newsday: Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Bombshell & TwitchTube

There's been a whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about in the last week! Halo 5: Guardians has been announced for 2015, Far Cry 4 is coming this fall, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction has been rebranded as Bombshell, Tom ...

Max Scoville




Interceptor Entertainment forgoes Duke Nukem for femme fatale Bombshell photo
Interceptor Entertainment forgoes Duke Nukem for femme fatale Bombshell
by Brittany Vincent

After an excruciatingly long countdown, Interceptor Entertainment's cheeky teaser site has been updated to reveal Bombshell, the best little non-Duke Nukem game that's actually Duke Nukem in Texas we could have asked for.

The reveal trailer features a svelte beauty with a rugged mechanical arm that looks capable of transforming into several armaments -- I'm thinking rocket launcher, perhaps? Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison (Tank Girl?) is a no-nonsense Bomb Disposal Specialist turned mercenary-for-hire who's traveling across four different planets in a bid to (surprise!) rescue the president from aliens. Bombshell is an isometric action role-playing game as well, so prepare for a different sort of violence than the running and gunning you may be used to. And speaking of reveal trailers, this one actually seems a little familiar, doesn't it? Duke Nukem Forever? Ringing any bells?

Duke fans and 3D Realms followers alike may remember the legal complications that came along with Interceptor Entertainment's acquisition of 3D Realms. While Interceptor picked up the rights to titles like Shadow Warrior, Rise of the Triad, and Duke Nukem, the end result of the purchase ended up covering only past Duke Nukem games rather than the rights to any future releases.

In fact, it turned out that 3D Realms actually sold the rights to Duke Nukem as a franchise years ago, only for Interceptor Entertainment to announce Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, which prompted a lawsuit from Gearbox Software for breach of contract, and a mass of other sticky matters. Things got even more complicated when 3D Realms alleged they actually retained the rights to Duke, and then all hell broke loose.

The end result? Interceptor Entertainment technically can't create any future Duke Nukem releases. As a result, it looks like we're left with Bombshell, which might be a delicious mix of genres and improve on whatever Duke game we may have seen before. It's one convoluted situation, but at the very least we can look to the future and hope that this game is awesome. And so far, it looks like it will be. If the wait proves to be too much for you though, you can always go back and look at all of these nifty unused Duke assets for a rush of nostalgia. Check out the Interceptor Entertainment official reveal interview here.

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9:15 PM on 04.29.2014

Tuesday Newsday: Star Wars, Nintendo at E3, Mad Max & Wolfenmelons

Put on your current events helmets, everyone, because Tuesday Newsday is here. Because it’d just be an Ephant Mon in the room if I didn’t address it, the Star Wars Episode VII cast has been revealed, following t...

Max Scoville

3:00 AM on 04.24.2014

Interceptor Entertainment unearths sweet unused 3D Realms assets

Remember when Interceptor Entertainment purchased 3D Realms? Pepperidge Farm and Interceptor CEO Frederik Schreiber remember. And after digging through nearly 25 years' worth of content after the acquisition, he's sharing ass...

Brittany Vincent

3:45 PM on 03.26.2014

3D Realms asserts it still owns Duke Nukem in Answer to Gearbox's lawsuit

In response to Gearbox Software filing a Complaint against 3D Realms and Interceptor for unauthorized use of the Duke Nukem trademark, 3D Realms (along with Defendants Apogee Software and Interceptor Entertainment) submi...

Brett Makedonski



What was 3D Realms thinking with the Duke Nukem fiasco? photo
What was 3D Realms thinking with the Duke Nukem fiasco?
by Brett Makedonski

With this week’s news that Gearbox Software has filed a lawsuit against 3D Realms and Interceptor for unauthorized use of the Duke Nukem property, it raises the question – exactly what the hell are 3D Realms and Interceptor doing? The question is multifaceted, both in terms of legality and the current status of the Duke Nukem brand. Of course, there’s no clear answer, because everything they’re doing seems to be ill-advised.

Before we move on any further, it’s worth noting that the only information we have is what Gearbox outlined in its Complaint. Neither 3D Realms nor Interceptor has filed an Answer, meaning that we technically only have one side of the story. Everything is only alleged at this point, and nothing has been proven as fact. However, given the allegations raised by Gearbox, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where 3D Realms is justified in its actions.

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Farts N Crafts: Duke Nukem's Turdy Dogfight photo
Farts N Crafts: Duke Nukem's Turdy Dogfight
by Max Scoville



Following up Friday's debut of "Dumb Idiot Ideas," here's the first episode of another weekly series: "Farts 'N' Crafts."

On this show, I draw horrible pictures of things vaguely related to what's going on in the world of video games. Today's subject is the recent news of Gearbox Software's lawsuit against Interceptor Entertainment and 3D Realms over Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, but more specifically on a comment made by Destructoid community member Red Morgan.

Got ideas for another stupid thing for me to draw? Leave it in the comments. 

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10:30 AM on 02.24.2014

Gearbox files suit against 3D Realms over Duke Nukem IP

Gearbox Software has filed a lawsuit in United States Federal Court against both 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment, alleging that the two colluded to use the Duke Nukem trademark and copyright unlawfully, and ...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 09.13.2013

3D Realms drops its Duke Nukem lawsuit against Gearbox

Earlier this year, 3D Realms filed a lawsuit against Gearbox Software, alleging more than $2 million in unpaid royalties from Duke Nukem Forever. A mere few months later, the parties have now stipulated to the dismissal with ...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 AM on 07.03.2013

Come get some with the Duke Nukem Platformer Pack

Need more Duke Nukem in your life? Especially to wash out the terrible taste of Duke Nukem Forever out of your mouth? Well good, as Interceptor Entertainment has released the Duke Nukem Platformer Pack on Steam. The pack con...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:45 PM on 03.15.2013

Duke's back, baby! Duke Nukem II iOS revealed

3D Realms is back, and that can only mean one thing -- Duke Nukem. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Duke Nukem II, 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment have announced a upgraded re-release of the '90s game for iOS dev...

Raz Rauf





2:45 PM on 08.22.2011

Storm's Adventure with Bulletstorm and Duke Nukem Forever

Now that those other shooters are out of the way, it's time for me to play a few that I wanted give a spin.  And I think this video encapsulates my mantra, "I only look out for numero uno." Bulletstormstormstormstorm, m...

Storm Dain



Review: Duke Nukem Forever photo
Review: Duke Nukem Forever
by Jim Sterling

They say you should never meet your heroes, as you'll only ever be disappointed. I think the same thing can be said for videogames that have accrued over a decade of expectations and hype. If you never play it, at least in your mind it will always be everything you ever wanted.

If you play Duke Nukem Forever, you'll be slapped in the face by reality. The reality of Duke Nukem as a character, as an IP, and as a highly anticipated videogame is in stark contrast to the idea of a charming, cool, and hilarious series that years of delusion and marketing have concocted. 

The reality of Duke Nukem Forever is that it's absolute garbage that should have stayed confined to the bowels of Development Hell. 

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3:30 AM on 05.18.2011

The history of Duke Nukem goes into 3D

Duke Nukem 3D, that is. The latest promotional video for Duke Nukem Forever continues with the second part of a behind-the-scenes retrospective on the Duke Nukem franchise and deals almost exclusively with the hero's fi...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:30 PM on 03.25.2011

New Destructoid Show: Resident Destiny Forever

Good evening, Destructoid viewers, and welcome to the - wait for it - 69th episode of the Destructoid show. Expect to get quite the bang for your buck today, because we've got a bevy of news waiting for you. First and...

Tara Long

11:00 PM on 11.20.2010

Duke Nukem Forever devs talk history, changes

Maximum PC has posted a giant interview with George Broussard, the designer of the actually released Duke Nukem games, and Gearbox's Brian Martel and Randy Pitchford. All of them had something interesting to say. Broussard me...

Maurice Tan