Duke Nukem Reloaded has run out of ammo 
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Gavin Mannion
July 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

Okay hands up who remembers a good aspect of the atrocious Duke Nukem 3D that was released by Gearbox studios back in 2011, anyone? Well what if the game had looked like this.

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it looks awesome doesn’t it? Well this game is (was) actually in development and was called Duke Nukem Reloaded.

What’s even better is that it was going to be released for free and for nothing as a service to the fans.

However the atrocious reception of Duke Nukem Forever apparently spooked the executives at Gearbox. Then when they, the developers of Interceptor, showed them the demo they were informed that it wasn’t going to be allowed to be released.

This confused the developers at the time as they had a non-commercial agreement to create the title but the lawyers kindly pointed out that the contract allowed them to create the game but it didn’t guarantee it could be released.

The developers feel the reason the game was binned was simply because it was so much better than DNF and Take Two and Gearbox needed as many people as possible to pick up DNF to try get some cash back.

Hopefully this means that in the next year or two Duke Nukem Reloaded could well see the light of day but I would be very surprised if it was a free title in the end. I’d still pay for a good Duke Nukem title.

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  • John Ambitious

    Duke Nuken Forever spooked me too

  • Hammersteyn

    Duke Nukem will return, bigger and better one day.

    • John Ambitious

      I hope so.

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      I hope I have enough GUM for that day!

      • ElNicko

        and your ass-kicking boots have got a nice shine to them.

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          Indeed!

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          As long as they don’t rip your head off and sh** down your neck…

    • Brady miaau

      for a given definition of better? and bigger?

      Return I will take as read.

    • HvR

      Maybe Duke should retire (temporarily) to make space for the retrun of Lu “O look my winky is hanging out” Wang

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        ITS LO WANG YOU MUPPET!!!!

        WHO PUT THESE HERE? OW!

        • HvR

          Lu or Lo, who cares as long as he is rowing his boat up the stream capping some bunnies and letting a few heads roll.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            I loved that game, so much win!

            Some gems:

            “Who wants some Wang?”

            “Everybody dead. I like that.”
            “That’s no ordinary wang.”
            “You drive like a baboon in heat.”
            “You blocking with your head again!”
            “Sticky Bomb meet Mr. Stupid.”

          • Trevor Davies

            Blood is still the best Build engine game. Crazy weapons. Proximity mines in MP. “I’ll beat you like a bad stepchild!”

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    Man, I loved the original Duke3D.

    That game taught me how to use a mouse CORRECTLY!!!
    (That’s right class, Inverted Mouse used to be the STANDARD)

    The above shots look amazing though!

    • Trevor Davies

      A couple of us LAN’d the crap out of that game. The football field was a bloodbath.

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        Hahaha, indeed.

        We used to jam that during computer class in school!

        Heh, coding in Turbo Pascal, crazy stuff

        • HvR

          TP for the win, it is turning 30 this year.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            I feel old, haha

        • Trevor Davies

          eish I remember that, Comp Sci as an extra subject after school :/

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Nah, had that gaming IN SCHOOL TIME

  • TiMsTeR1033

    I hope to god this gets made and released! this is what i imagined it to be in my head!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Sheesh. Ubisoft and that other guy, Gearbox and this.
    What’s happening to our industry :(

  • Matthew John

    Show me the money…

  • John Ambitious

    Completely off the subject. You guys see how legit the Fallout fan film looks? Apparently to be released Saturday.
    Usually I don’t bother, but it doesn’t look half bad

  • TiMsTeR1033

    games cancelled already no point in hoping :(

  • Trevor Davies

    Those screenshots look better than DNF.

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      DNF and Did Not Finish have aptly the correct initials

  • RinceWind

    This makes me sad. This is what the industry has come to. “We makeup shit up game, you no allowed release you beeter um game” Insert lawyers. Bstds.

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Game is cancelled? well a cancelled game is still better than Forever