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Gearbox artist slams Dragon's Crown character design photo
Gearbox artist slams Dragon's Crown character design
by Jim Sterling

The Dragon's Crown "thing" shows no sign of stopping, with vehement and sometimes venomous opinions flying this way and that. To bring you up to speed, Vanillaware's upcoming brawler features a big-boobed Sorceress, the design of which is causing a ruckus. 

Now an artist from a completely different studio is in the mix, Gearbox environmental artist Shaylyn Hamm. To say she's not impressed by George Kamitani's mammary magician is putting it lightly. 

"I want to see more women getting interested in games and game development, but stuff like this only serves to further cement the idea that you're stepping into a male hobby rather than something that is more inclusive," she wrote on The Escapist's forums

"Also, this is the first time I've seen that character and holy shit, ahahahahahaha. That's actually something that made its way into a basically finished video game, fucking lol! Some juvenile delinquent kid in my 5th grade class used to draw girls that looked like that (only without the creepy blank, featureless samefaces and wizard hats), and I think he was actually better at it. I also think he's in jail now. This is amazing."

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1:00 AM on 05.01.2013

The REAL Duke Nukem Forever released 16 years later

Gearbox's Duke Nukem Forever may be a let down, but things are looking up with the release of a fan-made mod that recreates Duke Nukem Forever's E3 2001 trailer in the Duke Nukem 3D engine. The results are glorious. Let me t...

Allistair Pinsof

9:00 AM on 04.18.2013

Devolver Digital giving Steam discount codes to fans

If you own Serious Sam 3: BFE, you may notice you've received a discount coupon for Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition. Conversely, if you own Megaton Edition, you've received a discount coupon for BFE.  Devolver Digital is ...

Jim Sterling

11:00 PM on 03.20.2013

Duke Nukem 3D kills alien scum on Steam

Remember when Duke Nukem was an entertaining parody with top notch level design? You know, before Forever finally came out and proved that, sometimes, good things don't come to those who wait. If Gearbox's attempt at re...

Fraser Brown

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



Grab a free copy of Duke Nukem 3D from GOG.com photo
Grab a free copy of Duke Nukem 3D from GOG.com
by Jordan Devore

There's something about the first-person shooters of the '90s that makes them (some of them) still hold up to this day. I mean, Duke Nukem 3D shouldn't be aesthetically pleasing to me in 2012, but the old sprite-based characters are oddly charming, and these titles tended to move at a pace we don't always get with modern shooters. Plus, they were ridiculous.

Considering that Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition is currently free for PC and Mac on GOG.com, much of that justification was probably unnecessary, but there you go. If you are looking for a way to relive a bit of Duke history, you can't go wrong with this deal.

[Thanks, DV2FOX]

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1:00 AM on 07.19.2012

Duke Nukem reads an excerpt from 50 Shades of Gray

Last weekend at ConnectiCon 2012, the guys from Team Four Star made Jon St. John read from 50 Shades of Gray in the Duke Nukem voice. From what I've been told, this book is like the next Twilight. Based on this excerpt read by Jon, it's safe to say I never ever want to talk about 50 Shades of Gray ever again. Duke Nukem, 50 Shades of Gray Fan [Topless Robot]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 07.17.2012

Pitchford: Duke Nukem Forever is exactly like Half-Life 2

Most reasonable gamers would consider Duke Nukem Forever, on its own, is a big enough insult to the industry. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, however, has decided to take the mockery further by comparing it to one of the most be...

Jim Sterling

6:45 PM on 12.13.2011

Duke Nukem tackles Dr. Proton in The Doctor Who Cloned Me

Duke Nukem Forever has new DLC now available on PSN and Xbox Live. "The Doctor Who Cloned Me" features a new single-player campaign which sees Duke facing off against classic franchise villain, Dr. Proton, and coming face-to...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 AM on 10.12.2011

First DLC pack for Duke Nukem Forever now available

The first DLC pack for Duke Nukem Forever, "Hail to the Icons Parody Pack," is now available because you demanded it. If you were part of the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club, the DLC comes to you absolutely free of charg...

Brett Zeidler

7:00 PM on 10.06.2011

By popular demand: Duke Nukem Forever gets DLC next week

Duke Nukem Forever DLC. Like a terrible birthday gift from a close relative, you just have to force that smile as a disingenuous "Thank you!" escapes your cringing lips. Except you won't be able to run to the PlaySt...

Kyle MacGregor

8:40 AM on 09.11.2011

Apogee titles 50% this weekend at Good Old Games

The name Apogee disappeared sometime in the mid-'90s, but not before having a sizeable impact on both PC games and first-person shooters. Between 1993 and 1996, Apogee published a series of over-the-top shooters that def...

Alasdair Duncan

8:35 PM on 08.22.2011

The DTOID Show: Now with a helping of Jim Sterling!

Oh hey there, Destructoid. I didn't see you come in. I was just watching this evening's episode of The Destructoid Show, starring myself and Mr. Jim Sterling. Oh, and Max makes an appearance, too... I guess. First up on toda...

Tara Long

9:40 AM on 08.22.2011

Rumor: Gearbox rebooting Duke Nukem in next game

According to Official Xbox Magazine (in the same column that namedropped Fable IV), Gearbox Software is aiming to give Duke Nukem a complete reboot once it's wrapped up production on Aliens: Colonial Marines.  The first ...

Jim Sterling

6:15 PM on 07.26.2011

Details on the Parody Pack add-on for Duke Nukem Forever

Downloadable content for Duke Nukem Forever is on the way. And while it's not at all compelling to those who aren't into the game's multiplayer, at least it's free for First Access Club members. (You need to have registered b...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 07.06.2011

Pachter claims Duke Nukem Forever sales will disappoint

Industry analyst Michael "Was Angry At Jim For A Bit" Pachter has cut his estimates for Duke Nukem Forever's sales performance in half, claiming that the game didn't have an impressive run at retail and won't be among 2011's ...

Jim Sterling