Neoseeker : News : Gearbox still interested in Duke Nukem franchise
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Soltice Sep 13, 12
Takes alot of balls and dedication to willingly make the wrong things right, especially with the hype it had. Ill hope they pull all the stops this time to reclaim their presence in the gaming industry.
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Abyss Raider Sep 13, 12
I've got faith in Gearbox, if anyone can make it right and better, it's them (or Valve...) Like always, when Randy talks, I'll listen, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he and his super talented team come up with.
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VeGiTAX2 Sep 13, 12
quote Soltice
Takes alot of balls and dedication to willingly make the wrong things right, especially with the hype it had. Ill hope they pull all the stops this time to reclaim their presence in the gaming industry.
3D Realms and Gearbox aren't the same thing. They saw something they could work with and put out there and they did as the article said, they bought the rights to the game. They released in a few months what 3D Realms had been tooling around with for years.

Gearbox has nothing to reclaim they make some fantastic stuff already, them starting over with their own team on a Duke game seems promising though because they wont be caught up in a 10 year cycle of wanting to have what everyone else has.
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Soltice Sep 13, 12
but to continue a series that went absolutely downhill that no company wants anything to do with, says alot about a company being arrogant to claim they can fix was was wrong. If theyre going with this momentum and deliver the results that doesnt take another decade, then yes, thats reclamation to Duke Nukem right there
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Nightmare Samurai Sep 13, 12
Considering how DNF turned out, they'd best take their time if they want to act on this new goal.
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VeGiTAX2 Sep 13, 12
Not sure they ever said they planned to fix it but if you can find those exact words I'd love to see it. I heard a lot about polishing up what was there and making a coherent game experience out of it though and that basically 3D Realms made the game but couldn't get a collective head to sign off on the finished product.

Much of what you end up playing is from the 3DR team not Gearbox, given they haven't taken decades to release prior titles and do a quality job I don't see how this would be different given the management style of the company is radically different to the point where comparison is laughable.
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Grimdark Sep 13, 12
It's good that Gearbox is still interested in it, because I'm not after that last entry
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Batman Sep 13, 12
Better not delay the *bleep* out of it.
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BlackLabel Sep 14, 12
quote Soltice
but to continue a series that went absolutely downhill that no company wants anything to do with, says alot about a company being arrogant to claim they can fix was was wrong. If theyre going with this momentum and deliver the results that doesnt take another decade, then yes, thats reclamation to Duke Nukem right there
They weren't arrogant.. They knew the game had an uphill battle to be good enough. Randy Pitchford bought the licence for Duke Nukem because they are fans and they wanted other fans to finally play the fabled Duke Nukem Forever.

If Gearbox go ahead and make their own Duke Nukem game from the ground up then it will probably be very good. I mean Gearbox since the turn of this generation have turned into a very good developer.. They make Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, they also have Aliens: Colonial Marines on the way which also looks very good. Yes Duke Nukem Forever wasn't amazing but is it their fault? No it isn't, they released that game so fans could finally play it as had they not done that Duke Nukem Forever would still be in limbo, in a state of not quite done.. Gearbox may have hurt their reputation slightly to some, but I commend what they did.
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BazBro Sep 14, 12
Looking forward to it. I hate people who blame Gearbox on DNF being so bad. This should put them in their place. It's also another chance to see why the first DN's were so popular.

They better have Jon St. John or a lot of people will be super pissed off.
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Mehely Sep 14, 12
DNF was delivered as is to them.
And goddamn was it a good ride for what it was.
Besides.
Who the *bleep* is stupid enough to think that anyone would buy the rights to one of the most recognizable(and arguably important) characters in gaming history just to release a game they didnt make.
Time heals all,people will forget and forgive DNF and they will hail to the king once more.
Batman did it.
DMC did it
POP did it

Duke will do it
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VeGiTAX2 Sep 14, 12
quote Mehely
Batman did it.
You really only needed that one actually. Batman games from the early days were usually awful. The movies... oh god the movies...
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Mehely Sep 14, 12
I was actually referring to both instances
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oni_hero Sep 16, 12
I have complete faith in Gearbox's ability to make a Duke Nukem Game from the ground up and make it simply amazing. I am a huge Duke fan figuring Duke was one of the first game characters I ever came across, so yeah I am pretty partial to the square haired bastard.
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