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  • Blog Post: Gearbox’s Pitchford Is Open To Outside Developer Handling New Duke Nukem

    Gearbox currently has its hands full developing Battleborn for this coming winter and another unannounced project. Speaking at the Develop: Brighton conference though, CEO Randy Pitchford says the studio hasn’t forgotten Duke Nukem. The studio acquired the property from 3D Realms in 2010, finally... More
  • Blog Post: 3D Realms Drops Royalty Suit Against Gearbox

    In June, Duke Nukem creator 3D Realms filed suit against Gearbox Software for unpaid royalties related to Duke Nukem Forever. The $2 million case has been withdrawn today, and a statement has been issued by 3D Realms. "After reviewing evidence regarding our business affairs, and without any money... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox On Exploring Licensed Games

    (Heat, 1995) The developer behind Borderlands and Brothers in Arms hasn't always been working on original properties. The studio, which formed in 1999, began working on Half Life expansions and other license titles like James Bond and Tony Hawk. Gearbox Software got their big break in 2003 when they... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem Forever Gets More DLC

    Duke Nukem Forever is getting another jolt of downloadable content, this time with a new single-player campaign that includes new weapons,enemy types, and bosses. The add-on is called "The Doctor Who Cloned Me" and sees Duke hit up Area 51 as he tries to take down an evil scientist named Dr... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox Says Duke Nukem Forever Wasn't Reviewed Fairly

    Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel has spoken out about the problems he saw in the reviews of Duke Nukem Forever and why he thinks some people were disappointed with Duke's return. It's been several months since the once-thought-dead Duke Nukem Forever came back from the grave and was released by... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem's "Hail To The Icons" DLC Arriving Next Week

    After receiving a critical spanking following Forever's long-delayed release this summer, we wouldn't blame you if you felt you'd seen the last of Duke Nukem. However, the not-quite-worth-the-wait shooter is getting a dose of DLC next week with its Hail To The Icons pack. Details of the content... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox Has More Planned For Duke Nukem

    The less-than-stellar reception of Duke Nukem Forever probably wasn't what Gearbox was hoping for when it stepped in and saved the troubled title from certain doom. During Gearbox's panel at this year's PAX, however, CEO Randy Pitchford suggested that ensuring gamers got to play DNF wasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Gets A Bigger Inventory In Upcoming DNF Patch...On PC

    One of the biggest complaints about Duke Nukem Forever was the strange choice to limit Duke to a Halo or Call of Duty-style two-weapon loadout. Now Gearbox is saying it will patch this issue out of the game...for PC players, at least. News of the patch comes from the Gearbox forums , where it's mentioned... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem Forever DLC Parodies Call Of Duty, Team Fortress 2, And More

    If you thought Duke was dead, think again. Gearbox has announced a new "Hail to the Icons Parody Pack" containing four new multiplayer maps. The DLC pack will feature four maps, each of which pokes fun at other popular shooters. For example, the "Call of Duke" map (pictured above... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem Sketches Commander Shepard's Portrait

    UPDATE: The amazing "Commander Shepard" song with the intergalactic lyrics in the video was created by Miracle of Sound. Be sure to check out more gaming-related tunes at the Miracle of Sound website . ORIGINAL STORY:On the surface, The Duke acts like a tough, smart-mouthed bad-ass who only... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem Drags Down Take-Two's Earning Estimates

    Looks like Duke didn't get as much play as he expected. Analyst group Wedbush Morgan has trimmed its Take-Two revenue estimates in response to lowered sales expectations for the Dukester. According to Gamasutra , Webush believes Duke Nukem Forever's sell-through may be as low as half of its initial... More
  • Blog Post: The Real Reasons Duke Nukem Forever Is Offensive To Women

    After all the outrage and outcries, I think its safe to say that some people find Duke Nukem Forever offensive, and some percentage of the people offended by it are women or are offended on behalf of women. But do you really understand why women are (or should) be offended? Allow me to help. Dorkly has... More
  • Blog Post: We Haven't Seen The Last Of Duke Nukem

    Duke has been the talk of the industry for the last week or two, and it's not in the good way. The 12-years-in-the-making title launched to dismal review scores and numerous offended journalists, but that's not enough to bruise the King's massive ego. Speaking to Forbes , Take-Two CEO Strauss... More
  • Blog Post: Industry Analyst Predicts Over 1.5 Million In Duke Sales

    Just about everyone has had a turn at kicking Duke Nukem Forever, but one man – whose name isn't Randy Pitchford – isn't predicting doom for the game. Industry analyst Arvind Bhatia with Sterne Agee says that the game should sell between 1.5 and 2 million units, despite the bad reviews... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Games Fires PR Firm After Threatening Game Critics

    The Redner Group is no longer representing 2K Games or Duke Nukem Forever after an ugly Twitter controversy. Twelve years after its development cycle began, Duke Nukem Forever finally hit store shelves yesterday. Some expected an industry-wide celebration of Duke's long-awaited return, but many critics... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem Forever Achievements Are What You'd Expect

    Duke Nukem Forever launches on June 14 (apparently), and it looks like achievement hunters will have an easy time tallying most of the points. Gearbox has created 50 different achievements for this game, and most of them are tied to fun activities or things you'll probably do within the course of... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem Pre-Orders Still Valid!

    Retailer GameStop tells old Duke Nukem Forever pre-order holdouts: "Your money is still good here!" Anyone who's been holding the pre-order torch for Duke Nukem Forever back in the day is in luck – your pre-orders are still valid after all these years. Of course, we hope you saved... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem App Arrives Chewing Bubble Gum

    Not everyone can pull off the pure machismo swagger of Duke Nukem, but with 2K Games newest iOS app anyone can sound like him. With the new Duke Nukem Forever Soundboard app, you can impress friends, coworkers, and grandparents with over 25 classic Duke-isms including, "I came. I saw. I kicked ass... More
  • Blog Post: Duke Nukem Forever Demo Dated

    If you refuse to believe that Duke Nukem Forever is real until you can play it for yourself, we've got some good news. Gearbox pres Randy Pitchford has announced that the game is undergoing certification, and that the demo has a firm release date. In the video below, Randy Pitchford reveals that... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out The Duke Nukem Papercraft

    Is this the manliest folded paper you've ever seen? Probably. Duke Nukem Forever is only a few weeks away from release on June 14th. For real. As in, this game is actually coming out after something like twelve years of development hell. As you wait these final days, some of you will be happy to... More
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