3D Realms, the beleaguered original developer of Duke Nukem Forever, will be acquired by a Danish firm that had been set to publish a new Duke Nukem game until both were sued last week by Gearbox Software.
"We have acted in good faith and are working towards a resolution," says the CEO and game director of Interceptor Entertainment, which was due to publish a Duke Nukem game by 3D Realms before Gearbox Software filed a lawsuit Friday. "We are not all out of gum."
The studio that spent 12 years unable to finish Duke Nukem Forever and the one that finally did in 2011 are back in court again, this time over a Duke Nukem game for PC and PlayStation that was teased earlier this month.
Apogee Software/3D Realms—the studio that spent more than a decade working on Duke Nukem Forever—is suing Gearbox Software, the company that bought that game’s rights and released the long-brewing sequel in 2011. Apogee/3D Realms alleges that Gearbox has refused to pay more than $2 million owed to 3D Realms from…
Poor Duke. Once an A-list star of the FPS world, his long absence during the hellish development of Duke Nukem Forever - and the even more hellish end result of that - has tarnished his name.
For years, 3D Realms toiled on Duke Nukem Forever. After the game languished, another studio (Gearbox Software) came in and finished it. Now, 3D Realms is working on a new game. A game it's been working on for a while—and it wants your money to finish it.
It's been over a year since Duke Nukem Forever was released, and to commemorate (commiserate?) the whole experience, Sideshow is next year bringing out this 16" statue of the Duke.
If anyone would know what it's like to show up late to a party it's the man that worked on Duke Nukem Forever for over a dozen years.
Didn't see that coming, did you? The years-in-development Duke Nukem Forever is getting pushed back in Japan: from March 8 to March 29. [Famitsu]
Duke Nukem Forever was, I thought, an absolute disaster. I was not alone in this. Yet Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel thinks the game's poor reviews weren't a consequence of the game being terrible. They were because reviewers were somehow unfair to the game.
Today's the day 2K Games delivers the "Hail to the Icons Parody Pack" downloadable content for Duke Nukem Forever, featuring new game modes and maps that parody much better games.
Gearbox knows what I think of Duke Nukem Forever. Why not let them know what you think, as part of the studio's public survey on gamer's opinions of the game.
You don't acquire the rights to one of video game's most famous characters without planning on doing something great with him.
The PC version of Duke Nukem Forever will be getting patched, and that patch will enable the game's hero to carry four weapons instead of just two (take that, Master Chief!). The official Gearbox forums list a few other coming changes for PC, but none detailed just yet for future Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 patches.…
We're not done with Duke Nukem Forever. Gearbox Software has revealed the "Hail to the Icons Parody Pack," an add-on for the recently released Duke Nukem game, downloadable content that takes a few shots at games like Doom, Call of Duty and Team Fortress 2.
I was supposed to recommend the week's best new comics yesterday. I'm a day late. Fitting, I guess, because one of the new comics is tied in to Duke Nukem Forever. That's my excuse. On with the recommendations...
Nyan Cat, which is either the best or worst thing to happen to the internet in 2011, is certainly the best thing to happen to Duke Nukem Forever in this clip from the game's opening stage.
Gamers who prefer their operating systems designed by Apple will also have a chance to take a bite of Duke Nukem Forever's "pain cake" this summer, when Aspyr brings 3D Realms, Gearbox Software and 2K Games' raunchy first-person shooter to Mac OS X this summer.
This has nothing to do with Duke Nukem Forever the game, but it's still a sad tale as far as game advertising goes.