After the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox has been mired in controversy. From complaints about the game's hideously poor quality to accusations of false advertising to allegations that the developer misused funds for the game, it's been a pretty messy affair. Well, it's getting even messier - 3D Realms is joining the fray. The Escapist I guess the consequences of Gearbox's acquisition of the Duke Nukem brand will be felt... for an indefinite period of time, up to and including eternity. Is there another word for all that? It's another ugly mess for a studio that's been mired in ugly messes for quite some time. It seems Gearbox's year just got that much worse. Honestly, it's about time the company picks up a new motto. Gearbox Software: The ride never ends!