You remember the Duke Nukem 'Hail to the Icons Parody Pack', right? Well, we've had to wait a little longer than usual for Forever DLC - not as long as the game itself, of course, although maybe that's the point? - but now Gearbox have stamped an official release date on the whole post-release content malarkey; October 11th. It'll cost just 800 Microsoft Points on the 360, and whatever $9.99 equates to in your global region on PC and PS3.
The 'Parody Pack' throws four new maps into the game, with a Call of Duty-satirizing war-zone, a 16-bit retro throwback and a colossal sandpit replete with bases built from kid's playthings. Furthermore, the pack also adds two new modes, Freeze Tag and Hot Potato, which are sure to delight Duke Nukem fans. We'll have more for you on the 'Parody Pack' closer to release. [Eurogamer]
Did you agree with our rather disparaging assessment of the recent Duke Nukem Forever? Did you think we were too soft on it? Or did you revel in its archaic delights? Well, whatever you thought of it, Gearbox want to know if the game floated your boat or not. You can participate in the survey here.
Considering that I got a phone call in the early hours of the morning on DNF's launch day berating me and anyone else even remotely associated with the games industry for 'allowing this travesty to take place', I know one friend who's definitely going to be filling this out.
Either way, if you thought the game was excellent old-school fun or a pile of steaming poo, you have a chance to get your feedback to the developers. make it happen!
Duke Nukem Forever staunchly failed to kick ass or chew bubble gum in our pair of 5/10 reviews, with one of the chief complaints being that Duke's two-weapon arsenal was a limp and pathetic parody of his original engorged boomstick collection. However, a massive PC patch (previously detailed here) has now gone live that adds two extra weapon slots to the singleplayer campaign.
The patch also adds VAC anti-cheating support, Field Of View modification and improved voice chat. We've got the full changelog below, in case you're interested.Click here to read more...
Duke Nukem Forever fans rejoice; as your staunch support and thirteen year-loyalty is finally starting to pay off. Not only has the game hit store shelves, but the long overdue DLC is finally on its way. Dubbed 'Hail to the Icons Parody Pack', it adds four all-new maps to playlists, satirizing a number of successful shooters in the process, and throws a few new game modes into the mix, to boot.Check it out after the jump
Duke Nukem's return was greeted with much fanfare, but the end result was almost unanimously disappointing. Tom didn't like it; neither did Dave much. That said, it's managed respectable sales, shifting well over half a million copies in the US. This mild success appears to have prompted 2K Games into action, announcing Apple aficionados will be booting up the Duke in August when its ported to the Mac.Click here for more
It has taken three weeks for it to happen, but L.A. Noire has finally been knocked off the top spot in this week’s game charts in the UK. How appropriate then that the FPS King himself would be the one to do it. That’s right folks, the hotly debated Duke Nukem Forever (you only have to look as far as our comments section of Tom’s review to see the divisive opinions in flow) has claimed the crown in this week’s charts.Click here for more news on this week's chart >>
It's been a long and winding road for the Duke, but with the June 10th release date looming, Gearbox have unveiled his launch trailer in all its misogynistic glory. It won't change anybody's preconceptions of the game that's for sure, but we think it's all the better for it.Watch what happens when the Duke runs out of bubblegum...
There will be those of you out there who will no doubt remain sceptical until you see it on store shelves or watch it ping through your letterbox on release day, and we're right there with you. But 2K have just announced something one and a half decades in the making: Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold.Click here for big fat quotes of relief...
Almost a week ago, our very own Tom brought us an update that the demo for the long awaited FPS title Duke Nukem Forever was going to be with us very soon. Well Gearbox Software President Randy Pitchford has once again graced YouTube to bring us a message for the members of the First Access Club. Was it going to be a similar affair to the last time he addressed the fans? No, not this time...That's more like it! Click here for more...
Some of us poor saps have been waiting just over a decade now for the Duke to set foot onto our consoles in Duke Nukem Forever, and the wait's almost over. If you want to try before you buy though, or can't wait until June, a demo should be with us very soon, and it almost goes without saying that this is very exciting news!Click here for more details.