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Lock and load, come get some!!!! Aliens have stolen all the hot chicks, particularly Duke’s twin playthings….Oh and they drank his beer, now its time to kick some ass.
Sadly this game with all its major hype released to some poor reviews, I think it got only one or two favorable reviews, but the rest were..well dismal. This caused 2K Games’ PR firm, The Redner Group, to lash out at the gaming press on their twitter account that caused 2K to drop the firm due to the comments made, which threatened to withhold future review titles to the press. Yikes!
But on to the goods, the game! So as I mentioned, this game was released to some very abysmal review scores, and has been the butt of many jokes and subject to some major ridicule. The game picks up 12 years after the events of Duke Nukem 3D, which have made him world famous and the object of much desire! The game starts out in a kind of tutorial mode where you get oriented with the game controls and a few weapons….Now I’m going to drop a bit of a spoiler here, well it’s not really a spoiler, more of a heads up, you are in a locker room and you start the game by urinating (yes I’m serious) after exploring the room there are bathroom stalls, open one of these and you can grab a chocolate log out of the toilet for a trophy…yes you grab poop and get a trophy. For some people this will set the tone for the rest of the game.
It seems that a Tweet out of emotion just cost a PR Company its job. The Redner Group, 2K Games PR company, Tweeted the following yesterday in response to many negative reviews for Duke Nukem:
“Too many went too far with their reviews…we are reviewing who gets games next time and who doesn’t based on today’s venom” “Bad scores are fine. Venom filled reviews…that’s completely different”
They then apologized for the Tweet:
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2K Games and Gearbox Software just announced that Duke Nukem Forever, “one of the most anticipated entertainment properties of all time”, has “gone gold” and will be available at retailers on June 10, 2011 internationally and on June 14, 2011 in North America.
“Duke Nukem Forever and its journey to store shelves is legendary,” said George Broussard, creative director at 3D Realms. “It’s an epic tale of four game development studios that banded together and did the unthinkable and shipped the unshipppable. When you play this game you will be reminded of that epic journey at every turn and in every small detail of the game. The character, attitude, interactivity, gameplay and political incorrectness combine to make a Duke Nukem game a unique gaming experience. In the timeless words of Duke Nukem it’s finally time to ‘Come Get Some’. Come be a part of gaming history.”
For those who don’t really know what “Gone Gold” means, let me explain. Most people, as I once did, seem to think that “Gone Gold” means that it has sold a certain number of copies, such as when a music album goes gold. For software, this is not the case.
A game has “Gone Gold” when the game code has been finalized, or when a final master copy has been produced by the developer and is ready to be duplicated and packaged. “Gone Gold” comes from the days when recordable CDs were manufactured with gold film, thus being called a “Gold Master.”
…and now you know.
Source: Press Release