There's been a lot said about Duke Nukem Forever, not much of it good.

But we're slowly starting to hear from people demonstrating how they love the throw-back shooter in their own ways.

Last night it was a couple of buddies who popped open some beers and played the game side-by-side. Today it's Randy Pitchford, whose Gearbox Software managed to wrap the game up and get it out the door.

In this video we see Pitchford gathering to his side a phalanx of celebrities (of a sort), gaming, game culture and Internet folk. He even brings in Ted Price, president and CEO of Insomniac Games.

Their goal? To beat each other up in four-versus-four team death match. That the game comes out looking like something you might want to play with friends in the process is probably more than just a happy coincidence.