It is finally happening.
Now people would wonder what the hell took so long and why it is fixed now. Basically, 3D Realms decided that they were not going to actually seriously work. Well Gearbox (who own a good damn portion of it) said that they weren't going to put up with that shit anymore.
Now this is what was said in the press release in which I want to highlight:
This game puts pedal to the metal and tongue firmly in cheek, among other places. Shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards or ogle one of the many beautiful women that populate Duke's life; that is if you can pull yourself away long enough from kicking ass and taking names. Duke Nukem was and will forever be immortalized in gaming history, and this is his legend.
Now that brings up some questions. Duke was always known for being controversial. With the gore, the babes, the sayings, the swearing and the mothers running for cover to protect the minds of their little ones. I want this to happen.
I want people to look at this and realize how absurd they are for constantly bugging games on racial issues (RE 5), civilian death issues (MW:2, GTA, Saint's Row), gore issues (GoW, Fallout) and anything that makes people go "Oh videogames are bad". Now you might be thinking "Well Damien, now wouldn't they just say all of that about this game?" and I reply that yes. Yes they would. At least now they can say that "At least it isn't as bad as Duke Nukem".
Plus it has been years since I can have a sinfully good time doing whatever I want. I hope to have as much fun as I did with Saint's Row 2. I can run around naked and still get points of awesomeness in Saint's Row 2. Is it a bit crude, a bit immature, a bit childish? Of damn course it is, but when have we really had a fun game to do that in?
All-in-all, Duke Nukem 3D was my feel-good-feel-dirty game of my childhood, and I hope that it is the same for my adult life.