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More Duke Nukem Merchandise

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever has been out since Tuesday, and though the reviews are extremely diverse, personally I love it. It’s really a game for the long-time fans, and nobody else. Gearbox Software understands this, and as such has created a lot of excellent merchandise, like the Duke Nukem barware. These glasses are available with two different logos, Duke Nukem’s Titty City or Duke’s Whiskey, done in the style of Jack Daniel’s. Also available is the restocked Whiskey shirts, featuring the same logo as the barware.

Gearbox Software Online Store

Duke Nukem Forever Soundboard

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

If you own an iOS device (iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad) then over 25 phrases from the ultimate alien ass-kicker himself are at your command, via the official Duke Nukem Forever Soundboard. Although one of the most definitive Duke quotes of all time, “It’s time to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I’m all out of gum”, isn’t a part of this official soundboard from 2K Games and Gearbox, other notable quotes like “Hail to the king, baby” and “I’ve got balls of steel” are in full use, along with many brand new to DNF. The very best thing about this app, however, is its absolutely free, so go on and download it ASAP. Plus, as with most soundboards, you get an unintended source of constant hilarity: using it for telephone conversations, laughing in the background while whomever is on the receiving end is continuously confused at the strange responses you offer through Duke’s voice, although I don’t actually condone that sort of activity.

iTunes app page

Loyalty To The Duke Has Its Rewards

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Duke Nukem First Access Club members really do get all the best perks.

First, The exclusive DNF demo was up for grabs just hours ago. After getting my code, I anxiously awaited for the hefty 1.53 GB file to download to my Xbox. What followed was a brief but satisfying tribute to those old school ‘Build engine’ FPS, full of fast-paced action, awesome one-liners, fun weapons, and crude humor; in other words, an extremely deserving sequel to Duke Nukem 3D. My favorite loading screen help message was something along the lines of ‘Grabbing a turd from a toilet won’t decrease your Ego, even though we really wanted it to’, and the first weapon you get a hold of, the Devestator, has a 69 missile capacity. Remember, crude humor.

Another awesome perk for being a part of the FAC is getting the first multiplayer add-on pack for free. First Access Club members who register their codes before 11:59 PM (time zone not given) on June 9th in Europe and June 14th in the USA will later receive a code to get the first Premium multiplayer add-on pack for DNF, tentatively priced at $9.99, or 800 Microsoft points. Although the contents of said pack aren’t reveled yet, likely bonuses include new maps and/or accessories for your in-game Duke MP avatar. I guess it pays to be loyal, especially for a game 12 years in the making.

Duke Nukem Forever drops June 10th in Europe and June 14th in the USA.

The Closest Damn Thing To An April Fools Prank You’ll Get Outta Me: Duke Nukem Plays With Several Turds

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The title explains it all, except this ain’t really a joke, just completely immature toilet humor. Man, I totally hate to see this game being delayed a whole ‘nother month. Oh, NSFW and all that; you know the drill, it’s Duke after all.

Duke Nukem Forever Delayed Again. In Other News, [Insert Something Obvious Here]

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever was almost literally taking forever to be released. It suffered countless engine changes, numerous, non-engine related delays, and even the studio developing it closing down for good, all over a 14 year period. Then, the one game we thought would never be released was finally in sight. Many gamers jumped for joy when they saw it in playable form at PAX Prime 2010, or the trailer on the internet made from nearly-complete gameplay, and all the media outlets saying the same thing: DNF will be relased March 3rd! Finally!

…And then Gearbox Software Head Honcho Randy Pichford had to release this video:

To his credit he does seem genuinely surprised the game is taking another month to be released. And he knows the fans are out for his blood, now. Just keep an eye on it, Randy! First it’s a month, then it’s 6 months, and before you know it, March 3rd, 2024 is the new release date. But that’s all right, because his head will have been on a pike long before that time.