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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


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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

9:30 AM on 02.20.2014

Nintendo wins patent infringement case

Licensing companies Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC, and Patriot Scientific Corporation had a case against Nintendo for infringing on three of their patents relating to processors an...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 01.24.2014

Europe's court: Nintendo's anti-piracy tech is lawful

The highest court in the EU, The Court of Justice of the European Union, says that Nintendo's anti-piracy product security is lawful. The decision was handed down today for the current running PC Box case in Milan. While the ...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Hearthstone rip-off being sued by Blizzard

Blizzard and NetEase are, according to MMOCulture, suing Chinese company Unico for $1.65 million (¥10 million) for their blatant rip-off of Hearthstone, which they've called Legend of Crouching Dragon. Legend of...

Harry Monogenis

1:30 PM on 01.09.2014

Nintendo obtains IA Labs' patents in sheriff's sale

Nintendo acquired the entire patent portfolio of IA Labs in a sheriff's sale this week in Montgomery County, Maryland. The transaction came about as the result of unsuccessful litigation on the part of IA Labs. In 2010, IA La...

Brett Makedonski

2:45 PM on 01.06.2014

Nintendo has to pay royalties for every 3DS sold

As a followup to Tomita Technologies International's patent infringement case against Nintendo for using its camera technology in the 3DS, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled last month that Nintendo would need to pay royalt...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 12.11.2013

Law firm launches investigation into EA and Battlefield 4

Were you injured in an accident on the job? Did Battlefield 4 give you incontinence, space measles, or sinusoidal finger? Then you might have a case. Law firm Holzer Holzer and Fistel, LLC is investigating whether EA claims f...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 12.01.2013

Lindsay Lohan allegedly suing Rockstar Games over GTA V

You know it's a slow news weekend when I'm reporting on findings from celebrity news website TMZ, but alas here we go. According to reports from the site, former Disney debutant Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games over, wha...

Wesley Ruscher





8:00 AM on 10.13.2013

Court battle over 38 Studios begins in Rhode Island

The trial between 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has begun. Opening arguments from both sides were made Friday in Rhode Island Super Court, The Providence Journal repor...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 10.10.2013

THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC game license

THQ says that Electronic Arts intentionally ruined THQ's relationship with UFC parent company Zuffa to get their own license deal. According to Polygon's findings, THQ is suing EA and Zuffa over the UFC game license. If you'v...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 09.28.2013

EA to pay tens of millions to NCAA student athletes

Electronic Arts has bought its way out of a potentially nasty class action lawsuit, for use of the names, images, and likenesses of former and current NCAA student athletes. All it cost was an undisclosed amount, vaguely refe...

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

9:00 PM on 08.07.2013

Nintendo files suit against Florida flashcart distributor

Piracy on the DS was kind of a big deal, which is why Nintendo has been taking measures to ensure that the same filth doesn't infect the 3DS ecosystem. The 3D handheld has remained more or less untainted thus far, but the onl...

Tony Ponce