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PSXE Poll Update: The Duke Needs To Prove His Mettle

It has been over 12 years...that's a long time to maintain excitement.

When we asked the PSXE readers how pumped they were for Duke Nukem Forever, the majority decided to adopt the "wait and see" attitude, while a great many don't care at all. Let's not forget that Duke's long absence means the younger generation of gamers are totally lost; to them, those who are interested are just a bunch of nostalgia-addled oldies. On top of which, even those who do remember Duke Nukem don't seem all that convinced in the overall quality of DNF. Gearbox is a very competent developer, of course, but considering the immensely stiff competition (especially in the FPS category), it remains to be seen if Duke Nukem Forever can compete with the heavy hitters in 2011. Either way, we remain psyched simply because the character of Duke Nukem is iconic in our eyes...in truth, he can never really die.

This week, you probably guessed: what's your take on the Next Generation Portable (NGP)? Unveiled last week, we've seen everything from that wacky debut trailer to continual price predictions. Maybe you loved it the first time you saw it; maybe you think it's sweet, but you'll wait to get one. Or perhaps you're just not into handheld gaming at all, and the NGP hasn't changed your mind. Let us know.

Related Game(s): Duke Nukem Forever

Tags: dnf, duke nukem forever, ngp, next generation portable

1/30/2011 9:13:48 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (35 posts)

PasteNuggs
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 9:45:09 PM
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I really hope Duke is good. I'm a little worried though but it won't stop me from missing out on it even if I wait until it is cheap.

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Oxvial
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 9:50:10 PM
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I hope Bulletstorm humor was good but the gameplay was boring to me.

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TheAgingHipster
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 9:50:10 PM
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Hail to the king, baby.

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ryu
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 10:16:02 PM
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fallout3, same story different title

which really is too bad

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 10:22:45 PM

huh?

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Oyashiro
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 12:46:12 AM

Huh?

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 10:20:45 AM

Huh?

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BeezleDrop
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 7:43:45 PM

Holy crap man what are you talking about?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 10:24:39 PM
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I won't be an early adopter for ngp, but i do want it. Thank god for price cuts.

Duke should be fun, but yeah it's going to have to do more than tickle the nostalgia of gamers to be a huge seller in the age of FPS madness.

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cLoudou
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 10:42:54 PM
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I wasn't really interested for DNF but since watching the trailer it's definitely got my attention.

NGP might be a Day 1, depending on the pricing.

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crunchy_nut_kid
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 10:54:31 PM
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i was excited for DNF, but now it just looks like any other shooter. thats why i'm pumped for bullet storm. bullet storm just looks like its more fun and unique

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hellish_devil
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 11:14:46 PM
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I loved playing Duke Nukem back in my early days of gaming. I was like 5 or 6 when me and my brother used to play it. Who can forget those awesome guns, or shrinking the enemies and then stepping on them, or those medicines that made you fly?

Along with Wolfenstein, Doom and Warcraft II those are some of the best memories I have of my childhood.

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Highlander
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 11:24:56 PM
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NGP is day one. Duke - I'll need a review and demo or a nice long video.

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matt99
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 11:33:30 PM
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I'll probably just wait for my friend to get DNF and try it at his house, the trailer was enticing but so much has to go right for it to set itself apart from the myriad of shooters we have these days.

As for the NGP, they had me when they showed Uncharted running beautifully on it. Now I just hope my bank can support that enthusiasm.

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 12:13:06 AM
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I really wanna play Duke, however idk if I'll buy it, since it's more of a novelty thing..... maybe when the price lowers

As far as the NGP, I love it, but I might not be able to afford it on day 1. But it is a DEFINITE purchase :D

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PorkChopGamer
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 12:57:43 AM
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Definitely have faith in Gearbox, so I think DNF is a definite addition to my collection.

I've not been really impressed with any gameplay of NGP, but I'm already on board with the 3DS. Alot of good stuff there. Also, with so many great games coming out this year I'm not willing to give up 6-7 home console games worth to just play a new Uncharted on the go. With near PS3 graphics, I wonder what the game prices will be.

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 1:23:20 AM
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I really don't know what Duke Nukem is. I see previous articles but have no idea.

Definitely getting NGP, day one. I might just pay it off all at once at my pre-order. Who knows? You might not have the cash when it really is out! So pay ASAP.

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___________
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 1:41:27 AM
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im really looking forward to DNF, it just has a charm that no other game can give you!
plus its one of those very few games that actually focus on enjoyment instead of graphics.
tis why wii games are always more fun than ps3 games, because developers are so heffed up on making there game look so good they run out of time to focus on whats important, the fun!
cough GOW3..................

as for the NGP, will definitely get it on launch IF sony charge a reasonable price for it.
which is as likely as my dog waking me tomorrow morning, serving me breaky than going down wash the dishes, hang the cloths out and wash my car!
but, hey, anythings possible!
only thing i dont like about the NGP ATM is MY GOD IS IT UGLY!!!!!!!!!
i mean come on, out of all the mockups on the net they had to go with this?
seriously!!!!!
it already looks 10 freaking years old and its not even out yet!
:(
gone are the days where sony make some dam sexy kit!
hell look at their TVs, they look like sh*t in comparison to the samsungs, and hell even toshiba and panasonic.

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natho86
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 2:00:24 AM

Man are you kidding GOW3 was insanly fun!! I know a hell of alot of people got the platium trophy, myself included and people dont really do that unless they enjoy the game immensely.

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Fane1024
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 2:18:42 AM

___________________ lives in bizarro world, where good games are awful and vice versa.

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___________
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 7:29:31 AM

i got the plat too, but that does not mean its fun!
i dunno about you, but i dont find doing the same sh*t over and over again for 10+ hours fun!
not to mention the countless backtracking, i mean half the freaking game either revolves around the room pandoras box is in or hades castle.
there was barely any puzzles either, one of the best things of the series!
im sorry, but GOW3 was a MASSIVE disappointment!
such a disappointment, it makes resi 5 look like uncharted 2!

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PorkChopGamer
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 8:50:56 AM

Yeah, GoW3 is a technical marvel, but that's all I can say. I thought it started off with one of the worst plot holes I've seen in gaming. Kratos uses the Icarus Wings THREE times to fly back and forth between Olympus and Hades, but he doesn't think to use them to glide from Gaia to the side of Mount Olympus? Right. It was sad to see that game fall into the lame trappings of stripping your power and slowly gaining them back, instead of building the game around an already powerful Kratos. So I agree with blankguy(certainly about the Wii being good fun)that graphics are becoming paramount in some games. Killzone 2 is another shining example of graphics first.

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slugga_status
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 9:04:27 AM

@____________

You never make any sense. GoW3 wasn't fun..but you played the hell out of it until you got the plat trophy? You say you don't like doing the same thing 10+ hours but for you to have gotten the plat trophy it would've caused you to play the game that long or longer.

Countless backtracking?? It's called unlocking doors, solving puzzles, etc. I mean seriously..you probably haven't even played the game. Not a single gaming outlet labeled GoW3 a disappointment.

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slugga_status
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 9:13:08 AM

@Porkchop If I remember correctly Kratos doesn't really "fly" back and forth between Hades and Olympus. The wings help him glide. Killzone 2 was almost perfect. Only gripe people had was about the profanity.

I'm sorry but the argument can't be made and you two chose 2 of the best PS3 games made as your examples.

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kraygen
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 2:02:19 AM
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DNF just seems like over the top sexual innuendo in an fps settings. Lame innuendo at that, it just doesn't seem that interesting and fps isn't something I enjoy so I'll be passing for sure.

NGP, I'd like to get on day 1, but it will depend on cost/financial situation at the time. Hopefully if I start saving now it won't be an issue.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 2:13:37 AM
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I'll see about Duke. Depends on the reviews, and if I have time in my schedule (unlikely, but if it good, I'll wait until it's cheap and wait for a drought to play it.)

The NGP, depending on the price, is a D1P. Love the PSP. Was playing apps on a friends iPhone today and enjoyed the accelerometer/touch screen combo, so all signs point to me enjoying the control scheme, but price and launch games are the kicker.
Peace.

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Fane1024
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 2:16:57 AM
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No interest in DNF. I played DN back when it was a 2D game, but it just doesn't appeal to me (nor does Bulletstorm). An FPS needs to be exceptional (e.g., BioShock) to interest me.

NGP I will get for Xmas if:

a) it's $299 or less with basic accessories included; or,
b) Sony announces existing PSN games (i.e., those for PS3) will run on it;

Otherwise, I'll probably wait until NGP game prices start to drop. Launch games for new systems take forever to drop in price, even the crappy ones, so I'll wait until I can afford games to play on it.

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swapnilgyani
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 4:04:39 AM
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I want to get the NGP on day 1, but I doubt I would be able to afford it, as there are just too many great games for the PS3 coming out this year that I wanna buy. I will, of course, eventually get the NGP.

Here's the thing with its awesome tech though: since it is almost as good as the PS3, I expect the games on it will be pretty much at the same level as well. Now I, as a gamer, have a certain portion of my income that I dedicate to gaming. The arrival of NGP will not increase that budget.

Buying NGP and its games will eat into my budget for PS3 games. So in a way, game sales for PS3 will receive a setback due to the arrival of NGP.

Guess that's how it rolls...!

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 4:23:35 AM
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NGP/PSP2 is day one for me, as long as it does not exceed $400. If it does, I'd still get it'll take me a few more months to do so.

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 7:25:08 AM
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The Duke is gonna rip off your heads and return that s*** you lot spoke, back down your throats.

Nothing will match Duke in **FIRST PERSON SHOOTER** this year. He's ol' school....and he's about to school the kids.

HAIL.

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Highlander
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 9:48:15 AM

Right.....

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Norrin Radd
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 3:46:18 PM

Well.......thanks for the chuckle.

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 5:56:03 PM

Are you guys bashing my arse?

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BeezleDrop
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 7:41:05 PM
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The nostalgia factor really is what's driving this game, it will be fun and I'm interested mainly because I grew up playing DK games. Saying it will be the top shooter of 2011 is a bad joke, Killzone 3 will take that well deserved honor.

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cadpig
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 2:10:28 AM
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NGP/PSP2 launch titles will be the deciding factor in a day one purchase.

This is the hand held system i have always dreamed about. PS3 power and dual joysticks.

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