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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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11:30 AM on 03.03.2014

Interceptor Entertainment investors have acquired Apogee/3D Realms

The investment group behind Interceptor Entertainment, SDN Invest, has announced that they have acquired Apogee/3D Realms, the developer/publisher responsible for franchises like Duke Nukem, Commander Keen and&...

Conrad Zimmerman



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

7:30 PM on 01.28.2014

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition gets a multiplayer update

An update to Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition has been released on Steam which adds deathmatch and cooperative gameplay modes for up to eight players online, across PC, Mac, and Linux platforms.  There is a lot about...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 AM on 12.12.2013

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition adds Steam Workshop

As a kid, I played hundreds of hours of Duke Nukem 3D. I even went so far as to go to local tech stores and find "level pack" CDs so I could play more maps than the game could possibly offer, and made a few of my own in my sp...

Chris Carter

6:31 AM on 08.13.2013

Duke Nukem 3D is heading to Vita

Devolver Digital has been on a roll lately, especially when it comes to paving the way for the PlayStation Vita. Well it seems as if they have more Vita goodness lined up, as Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is coming to Sony's...

Chris Carter

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

7:00 PM on 05.25.2013

Retro game music bundle: I'd buy that for a dollar

We've covered a lot of these game music bundles in the past, so I'll cut right to the chase. This one features some never-before-released albums along with an exclusive Duke Nukem remix collection featuring Jake "virt" Kaufma...

Jayson Napolitano



Shadow Warrior reboot by Hard Reset developer appears photo
Shadow Warrior reboot by Hard Reset developer appears
by Allistair Pinsof

First came Duke Nukem, then came Lo Wang, and now come the reboots. Flying Wild Hog, developer of Hard Reset, annouced it is making a reboot of Shadow Warrior, the offbeat, borderline offensive but all the way awesome Hong Kong cinema influenced follow-up to Duke Nukem 3D. This unexpected reboot is being produced by Devolver Digital (Serious Sam 3, Hotline Miami).

I remember drooling over the images of the often delayed Shadow Warrior in the mid-90s, only to be underwhelemed by it once it released in 1997 after the arrival of 3D first-person shooters. I've come to appreciate it over the years -- as it really is one of the best FPS games of the '90s -- but I worry at how Flying Wild Hog will adapt the character of Lo Wang, who rightfully managed to piss-off Asian gamers back in the day. Then there's also the game's weird fetish of finding women taking a crap ("Why does thinking about sex make me wanna crap?" one woman says).

Take the offbeat nature, tune down the offensive bits, bring back the ninja gear (swords and shurikens), and Shadow Warrior could make for one hell of a reboot, especially in the hands of Flying Wild Hog. Here's hoping we get more details on this project soon.

Flying Wild Hog's announcement [Facebook]

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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