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The next Duke Nukem game might not have Duke Nukem in it

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For all intents and purposes, Gearbox now own the not just the rights to Duke Nukem, but the entire IP itself. At least, according to Gearbox. Interceptor and 3D Realms believe this to be nonsense, going so far as to tease a new Duke game in Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction with a website called www.AllOutOfGum.com. Litigation seems to be getting in the way.

That site now redirect to www.NoGumNeeded.com, a new site that features a bomb, a timer and absolutely no mentions of Duke Nukem whatsoever.

According to Gearbox’s lawyers, Interceptor’s Duke Nukem was essentially illegally using the name.

“Gearbox secured its rights on February 2, 2010, upon the execution of an Asset Purchase Agreement in which 3DR transferred, with certain very limited exceptions, all Duke Nukem intellectual property to Gearbox,” Gearbox’s lawyers affirm.

It’s something that 3D Realms has since conceded, in a declaration essentially saying “Umm..sorry.”

“Only Gearbox has possessed the right to use the Duke IP in the development of any and all new Duke Nukem games, ancillary projects and materials since February 2010,” the declaration states.

“Because such rights belong to Gearbox alone, development efforts such as 3DR’s Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction effort with others was not only unauthorized, but a material infringement of the Gearbox’s rights. I apologize to Gearbox for the infringement and breach represented by my efforts.”

It looks like Interceptor and 3DS Realms are carrying on with the game, only without the Duke Nukem property attached to it. Is it time for the Rise of Luke Dukem? 

Last Updated: April 16, 2014


  1. Umar's Sin

    April 16, 2014 at 14:04

    Anilken Nukewalker…..Maybe this generation needs a NEW Duke…Someone fresh, I just feel ol duke has long since become irrelevant


    • Admiral Chief in Space

      April 16, 2014 at 14:06

      Nuke Lukewalker


      • Umar's Sin

        April 16, 2014 at 14:09

        Nuke Nuke Binks?

        It’s time to kick yousa ass and chew bubble gum. And mesa all out of gum.


      • Hammersteyn

        April 16, 2014 at 14:09

        • Rince the Unhuggable

          April 16, 2014 at 14:18

          Possibly the best movie ever made!


          • Umar's Sin

            April 16, 2014 at 14:19

            You people!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 16, 2014 at 14:35

            It’s like they don’t realise brackface is lacist!

          • Hammersteyn

            April 16, 2014 at 14:20

            Still couldn’t believe my eyes seeing Tom Cruise.

          • Rince the Unhuggable

            April 16, 2014 at 14:21

            Agreed. But my favourite was Junior’s character. Sooooo good!

    • Jedi JJ

      April 16, 2014 at 14:34

      Boba Nukem


  2. Admiral Chief in Space

    April 16, 2014 at 14:06



  3. oVg Errorist

    April 16, 2014 at 14:13

    I thought they already replaced him with a Colonial Marine.


  4. Norm the Horrible

    April 16, 2014 at 14:24

    Would the new name of the game be ‘Duke Nuked’em?’


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