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Review: Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour

I'd be hard pressed to find a game I have more history with than Duke Nukem 3D. Although there had been several projects before it that so heartily embraced the mod community, it was the first time I had really connected with that scene. I ...   read

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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...   read


The Duke Nukem 3D remake is the best version of an iconic game

My previous experience with the Duke Nukem franchise has thus far been relegated to Duke Nukem Forever, an overwhelmingly unpleasant experience that I cannot recommend to anyone with a pulse. As a result, when I wandered into Gearbox S...   read

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Gearbox's Duke Nukem 3D remake is a remix of new and old Duke Nukem

We had a pretty good hunch last week. Now that the Duke Nukem timer has reached zero, we know it for sure: We're getting more Duke Nukem soon. The self-proclaimed king is back. At PAX West, Gearbox Software announced Duke Nukem 3...   read


We're probably getting more Duke Nukem soon

Countdown timers have one universal meaning: Something's gonna happen. Rarely does a timer show up on the internet and it turns out to be for naught. Sometimes the result's underwhelming, but at least something happened. That's the app...   read

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Duke Nukem 3D

Duke Nukem 3D turns 20 today

Want to feel old? You'll never believe which 3D Realms game turns 20 today! Duke Nukem 3D was released on January 29, 1996, two decades ago. At the time it was not only a great shooter (my favorite by far), but it also sparked a ton of...   read

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Duke Nukem bump

Republican candidate tried and failed to get the Duke Nukem bump

The voice behind the toughest man in the video game business, Jon St. John shot down the opportunity to do ad work for a “leading GOP candidate for president.” Now I’m not Sherlock Holmes, but I’m pretty sure that le...   read

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Duke Nukem

Gearbox owns Duke Nukem following lawsuit

The legal battle between Gearbox Software, 3D Realms, and Interceptor Entertainment over the Duke Nukem franchise has ended, leaving Gearbox the "full and rightful owner" of the property. To avoid going to court over the dispute, the studio...   read

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Duke Nuken, forever

Pitchford: Gearbox concepting 'head-turning' new Duke Nukem

Lost in the litany of angry questions about bald-faced lies and dogs 69ing Gearbox's Randy Pitchford recently faced in an open Twitter Q&A: the contents of Pitchford's preceding keynote at the Develop conference. "I did not acquire the ...   read

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3D Realms' female-led Bombshell gets a new trailer

3D Realms just shared its E3 gameplay trailer for the upcoming Bombshell project, and man does it look cheesy as all hell. Whether that's a good or a bad thing by the time the game hits I don't know, but for now you can get a look at ...   read


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James Storey

3D Realms/Apogee artist James Storey passes away

Sadly, 3D Realms has announced artist James Storey has passed away at the age of 41. Storey was British, and as such he was the first non-American person to work for the company. He worked on well-known and well-loved games such as Rise of ...   read

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Duke 3D Vita review

Review: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition

When I was younger, Duke Nukem 3D had a "parental lock" option with a passcode. Naturally, as any inquisitive child would do, I backed up my save files, uninstalled the game, re-installed it, and set up a new jibberish password th...   read

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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition available now on PS3/Vita, free with PS Plus

It's not often that I lament letting my PlayStation Plus subscription lapse, but today is one of those days. While I'm begrudgingly plunking down $9.99 of my hard-earned cash to have Devolver's Megaton Edition of the classic first-per...   read

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Duke Nukem 3D

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition will arrive on the Vita and PS3 in January

Duke Nukem 3D is still one of my go-to shooters. Every year or so I'll go back and beat at least one episode, and now it's going to feel great to do it on the go on the Vita. On January 13th 2015, Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition will la...   read

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3D Realms is alive and kicking once more

It's happening -- the day I thought I'd never see in a million years. 3D Realms is back, five years after closing its doors. Original members like Bryan Turner and Scott Miller are on board with the relaunch, having onboarded CEO Mike Niel...   read

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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 Clancy's The Di...   read

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Interceptor Entertainment forgoes Duke Nukem for femme fatale Bombshell

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 traile...   read

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3D Realms

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 assets from Duke N...   read

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Duke Nukem

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) submitted an Answer ...   read


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 Rise of th...   read

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Duke Nukem lawsuit

What was 3D Realms thinking with the Duke Nukem fiasco?

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 doin...   read

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Farts N Crafts: Duke Nukem's Turdy Dogfight

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...   read

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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 further allegin...   read

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Duke Nukem
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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 Duke Nukem 3D&...   read

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Duke 3D on Steam

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 spare time. Thank...   read

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