Want to face off against the Duke Nukem Forever team? Our names are the same on each platform, so keep an eye out for DNFDev1, DNFDev2, DNFDev3, DNFDev4 and Elizabeth2K during the times and dates below:
June 28 - PC @ 5 - 6 PM CT
June 29 - Xbox 360 @ 6 - 7:30 PM CT
June 30 - PlayStation 3 @ 5 - 6 PM CT
July 5 - PC @ 5 - 6 PM CT
July 6 - Xbox 360 @ 6 - 7:30 PM CT
July 7 - PlayStation 3 @ 5 - 6 PM CT
It's an important and historic day for video games, as the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that they qualify for First Amendment protection a.k.a. "freedom of speech."
Stated the Court:
"Video games qualify for First Amendment protection. Like protected books, plays, and movies, they communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium. And 'the basic principles of freedom of speech . . . do not vary' with a new and different communication medium."
The full text of this landmark ruling can be found online at SupremeCourt.gov
We'll be playing on June 24 from 6-9 PM ET (3-6 PM PT) with these gamertags:
It's a battle for the ages as Randy Pitchford and Jace Hall take to Duke Nukem Forever to settle the rivalry that's existed between them since the days of Duke Nukem 3D.
Assisting the duo in their epic showdown are a number of special guests, including Jessica Chobot, Ted Price, Tay Zonday, Michele Boyd, Jeff Lewis and more!
Want to challenge the developers of Duke Nukem Forever in multiplayer? Check out the Community Dukematches that start today and occur every Wednesday through July 6!
A huge Gearbox shout-out to Rick Hein, who refused to let a trip to the hospital interfere with his Duke Nukem Forever launch day plans.
"After waiting so long for the game, even an emergency gall bladder surgery couldn't keep me from playing it on release day," he told us.
Hope you're feeling better, Rick!
Take a look behind the history of Duke Nukem. This chapter features 3D Realms veterans and Triptych Games employees discussing the evolution of Duke Nukem Forever.
Want to challenge the developers of Duke Nukem Forever in multiplayer? Beginning on Wednesday, June 22nd, and running for the next three Wednesdays, some of the 2K Games and Gearbox Software Duke Nukem Forever crew will be challenging community members to Dukematches.
We'll be playing on Xbox Live from 4 - 5:30 PM PST on June 22nd, June 29, and July 6. How do you get a spot? Add the following gamertags to your friends list and be online by 4 PM - we'll invite you to a match and then the games will begin!
- DNFDev1 - Allen Blum, Level Designer, and one of the two original creators of Duke Nukem and the only person to work on Duke games from day one to today.
- DNFDev2 - Melissa Miller, Sr. Producer, 2K Games
- DNFDev3 - Kristen Haglund, Operations, Writer, and Triptych Owner
- DNFDev4 - Greg Laabs, Community Manager, 2K Games
- Elizabeth2K - Elizabeth Tobey, Head of Community, 2K Games
Last week, after 15 long years, against all odds, Duke Nukem Forever launched.
Today we're giving people the chance to try the game themselves.
If you haven't played DNF yet, now is your chance to try out part of gaming history -- check it out and tell us what YOU think.
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- Game Informer
- Gaming Excellence
Congratulations to long-time Duke Nukem Forever developer Eric von Rothkirch and his wife Jen, who went into labor while celebrating the release of Duke Nukem Forever at the Launch Event on June 11.
Fortunately, the hospital they'd chosen was nearby and a few hours later, at 1:41AM on June 12, Evie June von Rothkirch was born into the world.
Having initially pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever in 2001 and held on to the receipt all this time, slash000 is a patient, patient man who never stopped believing in Duke.
In recognition of his unwavering faith, Gearbox is proud to reveal that slash000 has been bestowed with an assortment of Duke Nukem Forever goods including the 10th Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition ever produced (complete with certificate of authenticity) signed by the development team, a Logitech G19 keyboard, and more!