Gearbox Now Owns Duke Nukem IP
Do you realize that we actually had to add "Duke Nukem Forever" into our database? You know, so we can file news, previews, media, and the impeding review under the name? ...do you know how loopy that sounds?
Yeah, DNF was at PAX 2010 and yeah, attendees got a chance to play it. They even announced that Forever would finally "finish" in 2011, much to everyone's delight and yeah...a wee bit of skepticism. Some of us just can't get over it. But you know, if it fails to launch this time, it won't have anything to do with 3D Realms, and that's because Duke Nukem is now entirely owned by developer Gearbox Software. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford is an ex-3D Realms employee, after all, and he quite simply said, "I didn't buy it from them; they sold it to me." So because they're in charge of the IP, they're also responsible for any and all future installments, which now appear to be inevitable. If you're wondering, Gearbox has produced Borderlands, the Brothers in Arms franchise, and multiple Half-Life-related titles, including the immensely popular Counter Strike. Furthermore, if you check their official site, you'll see a cool image of Duke and the caption- "Hail to the King."
Hell yeah. "Hail to the king, baby." As if we could forget that line. Then there's "Shake it, baby!" and "Damn, I'm lookin' good!" Don't forget that campy-ness, Gearbox...wouldn't be Duke without it.
Related Game(s): Duke Nukem Forever
9/5/2010 9:00:31 PM Ben Dutka