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Duke Nukem Reloaded has run out of ammo

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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.

Last Updated: July 16, 2013


  1. John Ambitious

    July 16, 2013 at 11:38

    Duke Nuken Forever spooked me too


  2. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    July 16, 2013 at 11:39

    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

      July 16, 2013 at 11:58

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


      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        July 16, 2013 at 12:15

        Hahaha, indeed.

        We used to jam that during computer class in school!

        Heh, coding in Turbo Pascal, crazy stuff


        • HvR

          July 16, 2013 at 12:26

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


          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            July 16, 2013 at 12:30

            I feel old, haha

        • Trevor Davies

          July 16, 2013 at 13:00

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


          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            July 16, 2013 at 13:02

            Nah, had that gaming IN SCHOOL TIME

  3. TiMsTeR1033

    July 16, 2013 at 11:44

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


  4. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    July 16, 2013 at 11:46

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


  5. Matthew John

    July 16, 2013 at 11:47

    Show me the money…


  6. John Ambitious

    July 16, 2013 at 11:51

    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


  7. TiMsTeR1033

    July 16, 2013 at 11:52

    games cancelled already no point in hoping 🙁


  8. Trevor Davies

    July 16, 2013 at 11:57

    Those screenshots look better than DNF.


    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      July 16, 2013 at 12:17

      DNF and Did Not Finish have aptly the correct initials


  9. RinceWind

    July 16, 2013 at 11:58

    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.


  10. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    July 16, 2013 at 12:05

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


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