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Gearbox declared full Duke Nukem owner as 3D Realms dispute is put to bed

The long running feud between Gearbox and 3D Realms is officially over. Rumours of a settlement surfaced in May but now the pair have officially declared their truce, with Gearbox emerging as the full owner of the franchise. Gearbox Software has voluntarily ended its litigation against Interceptor Entertainment and 3D …

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Gearbox wants another studio to make new Duke Nukem

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has suggested he would be open to working with another studio on the Duke Nukem franchise. Speaking at the Develop: Brighton conference, Pitchford was responding to a question about the future of the Duke Nukem IP, which his company acquired in 2010. He said the developer …

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3D Realms suing Gearbox over unpaid Duke Nuken Forever royalties

The original developer of critical flop Duke Nukem Forever is suing Gearbox for over $2m. PCGamesN reports that the claims relate to royalties the studio claims remain unpaid following Gearbox’s acquisition of the Duke Nukem Forever rights in 2010. As well as the missing cash 3D Realms reckons that Gearbox …

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Gearbox accuses reviewers of getting Duke Nukem Forever wrong

Developer Gearbox has accused game reviewers of unfairly marking down Duke Nukem Forever, which was finally released in June after over a decade in development. The game carries a very low 49 per cent average on aggregation site Metacritic (on Xbox 360) and was widely derided for its poor execution, …

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Duke Nukem TV ad banned

A UK TV ad for Duke Nukem: Forever has been banned from air before 11pm. The advertisement features naked women, girls in school uniforms, all topped of with a dash of violence. Two versions of the ad had previously been cleared for TV after 7:30pm and then after 9:30pm. However, …

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LA Noire sells 4m, Duke Nukem hits profit, diversity promised

Following a quarter of decline for the publisher, Take-Two has pledged future diversity in its software offerings. That’s not to say the period was without success. Recent release LA Noire has now sold 4m units, though considering Rockstar has been bankrolling that game for half a decade it’s unknown whether …

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Redner justifies Duke Nukem rant

The man behind last week’s controversial PR blacklisting debate has written a piece attempting to explain why it happened and how the PR games process works. Last week US PR agency The Redner Group openly stated on Twitter that it would blacklist – as in, stop sending review code – …

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2K ditches US PR firm Redner

Publisher 2K Games has confirmed that it has ditched US PR firm The Redner Group. Redner hit the headlines yesterday after publicly threatening to blacklist – as in, stop sending out review code for upcoming games – any media that it felt was too harsh on the critically slammed Duke …

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UK CHARTS: Duke Nukem Forever is No.1

After 14 long years in development, 2K Games’ literally very long awaited Duke Nukem Forever has debuted at No.1 in the UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. It does so despite a critical mauling, though any ill-effects of this were lessened by a review embargo that only lifted the …

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Duke Nukem to appear at GAME today

With one month to go until Duke Nukem Forever finally hits store shelves, the Duke himself will make his first public appearance today. A ‘real life character’ will be present at GAME’s Oxford Street store in London today between 3pm and 5.45pm. He will give away T-shirts, magazines and badges, …

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