Duke is still relevant, if he wasn't nobody would care about DNF.
The fact that pretty much every major gaming site/blog covered the news that gearbox were continuing the project in their frontpage shows how popular duke nuken still is after all these years.
duken nukem's idea was great when it first came out.. becasue it was fresh, and original... what's it got to say for itself now? it's just a fps with an old game idea... aliens... i mean, lots of things happened since last duken nukem... half life for example, it happened 2 times, and as more alien games came out.. the idea have been watered down a lot.. so coming back NOW with the alien fps game idea? AGAIN? sounds like its for the sake of money, they took too long, they didn't care about us, they should go to hell if you ask me
Dogzer: Duke Nukem was never about originality so how can you say the idea was great when it came out ? The first duke nukem games were almost commander keen clones, and duke nukem 3d was very much like doom, quake, and pretty much every fps that came before. In most of those, coincidently, you also killed aliens.
What really made the series stand out was the style and attitude of the game and the main character. Nobody gave a crap if DN3D looked and played like doom, it was 10 times more fun simply because it had duke nukem on it.
If gearbox manage to keep what made duke nukem 3d so awesome, then they will have a great game, at least for me.
Originally Posted by -Adam- I like how the people who think Duke Nukem is cool also like football games. lolol
Yes i also think it's HILARIOUS!
I can't wait for Duke, if only to see what Gearbox have done with the franchise. I was also thinking about how none of the Duke-clones have ever gained any sort of success that Duke did back in the '90's, games like Serious Sam and Postal. I think one of Duke's strengths is his play on '80's action film hero's. Also, he looks a bit like that guy from Falling Down (excellent film):