Well, if you’ve heard the news, and couldn’t believe that the day would ever come, Duke Nukem Forever has been released.

It seems like such an act would signal the end of the world, like this would be the catalyst for the infamous “Rapture” that was supposed (meant in a tongue in cheek way) to happen. And it’s crazy to think that this game (or who knows how many variants of this title) was in development since 1996. That was my first E3. I think I may actually remember some mention of the game from that show. But it’s been that long.

I wasn’t a huge Duke fan back then. I was more of a Doom player, but the game had its own certain type of charm, parodying all of those action films of the 1980’s and 1990’s. It was entertaining, in a cheesy sort of way. Doom had its grim, silent protagonist. Duke Nukem 3D had this uber-macho, one-liner spouting semi-lovable jerk.

I haven’t played the new Duke, but the reviews have been most… unkind for it. I’m not sure what to think about that. Certainly, Duke is not the first Read the rest of this entry