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7:00 AM on 06.26.2011

These women are offended by Duke Nukem Forever

College Humor's sister site, Dorkly, got some women to play through Duke Nukem Forever. I was pissed off for all the same reasons too.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:40 AM on 06.23.2011

Does Duke Nukem Forever suck? Download the demo!

Most critics agree: Duke Nukem Forever sucks. After more than 10 years of waiting, it ain't all that. Jim Sterling reviewed it for Destructoid and called it a "miserable, lifeless, grotesque little game."But who listens to cr...

Nick Chester

8:45 PM on 06.22.2011

New Destructoid Episode: DLC, DNF, WWJD, GTFO

Hey gang, we've got another episode of The Destructoid Show dedicated to all the hard-hitting post-E3 news from the past couple days. That was a joke. There's a demo out for Duke Nukem Forever which hopefully has poop a...

Max Scoville

3:00 PM on 06.22.2011

Gearbox Community Day: Pitchford, Duke and 2,000+ fans

John Carmack and Warren Spector may have more history behind them, but no Texas game developer throws a party like Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford. Last week, Pitchford and other key staff hosted Gearbox Community Day in...

Allistair Pinsof

9:40 AM on 06.21.2011

Take-Two: There will be more Duke Nukem

Unsurprisingly, Duke Nukem Forever is a commercial success in spite of being a creative dog. Even less surprisingly, Take-Two is going to capitalize on that by giving the world more Duke. He is more certainly back.  "Par...

Jim Sterling





11:08 PM on 06.20.2011

New Destructoid Episode: Butt Saints Hacked!

Good evening, gentle readers. Come in, make yourself at home. I'll throw a log on the fire and crack open a bottle of wine. Why don't you slip into something a little more comfortable while I run down the day's news? First...

Tara Long

1:20 PM on 06.20.2011

Danish studio developing Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded

Have you had enough Duke with Duke Nukem Forever? No? Turns out a small Danish studio called Interceptor Entertainment is right there with you, as it's working on a high-def remake of Duke Nukem 3D.  Duke Nukem 3D: Reloa...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 06.20.2011

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Forever

I was thinking this morning how people have been telling us to give Duke Nukem Forever a break because it's so old, despite Ocarina of Time 3D holding up pretty well. I then realized that, rather than Duke, you can instead always bet on Link.  Then this video happened.

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 06.17.2011

New Destructoid Episode: Jimmy Fallon Steals All Our News

Move it, football-head. It's Friday, so today's episode of The Destructoid Show was carefree and whimsical. Here's the rundown: Jimmy Fallon, that guy who was in Taxi with Queen Latifah, sometimes covers video game news on h...

Max Scoville

9:40 AM on 06.17.2011

Duke Nukem voice actor slams 'clueless' critics

Duke Nukem voice actor Jon St. John has written off negative reviews of Duke Nukem Forever as coming from "clueless" critics. These, of course, are the same critics that would have been quoted on press releases had they said ...

Jim Sterling



The Duke Delusion: Why Duke Nukem isn't a parody photo
The Duke Delusion: Why Duke Nukem isn't a parody
by Jim Sterling

I used to love Duke Nukem. Rather, I loved the entity that I believed Duke Nukem to be. Like many of you, I once thought of him as a funny joke, an exaggeration of action videogames whose balls-to-the-wall attitude could only be taken as a ribald jest. 

Then, after playing Duke Nukem Forever, I took a long, hard look at the Duke Nukem character and realized he was not the astute parody I thought he was. I'd been lied to ... or rather, I had lied to myself. 

For what we think of as Duke Nukem is actually a Duke Delusion. 

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9:20 AM on 06.16.2011

PR firm threatens reviewers over Duke Nukem Forever

PR firm The Redner Group has been fired by 2K Games after threatening to blacklist those reviewers deemed too "venomous" in their appraisal of Duke Nukem Forever. It later transpired that the threat was an unplanned and rash ...

Jim Sterling

9:00 PM on 06.15.2011

New Destructoid Episode: Duke Nukem, Catherine, and Wii U

Hey gang, long time no typing. In the wake of E3, I am suffering from what the experts are referring to as "nerd flu," but which is more likely a hybrid of the T-Virus, Captain Trips, and the Legacy Virus. In spite of Kinect...

Max Scoville

9:00 AM on 06.14.2011

Come get some anyhow: Bad reviews won't affect Duke sales

The first batch of Duke Nukem Forever reviews are in and things aren't looking so good for the one-liner-spouting action hero. Over 10 years in the making, the first-person shooter finally hits shelves in North America today....

Nick Chester



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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10:30 PM on 06.12.2011

Duke Nukem Forever texture glitch is SO SPARKLES!

I'm nearing the end of Duke Nukem Forever in preparation for our review (coming tomorrow!) and stumbled across this amazing bug. What you see above is a texture glitch that has made all the objects, items and floor surfaces r...

Jim Sterling