'Unauthorized use' of the Duke Nukem IP leads to (another) lawsuit

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  1. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

    Apr 11, 2009

    Tomorrow would be the announcement of Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, which is being made by Interceptor Entertainment and would be published under 3D Realms. 3D Realms lied to Interceptor about still having the rights to publish Duke Nukem games while Gearbox is the owner since a few years. 3D Realms is only allowed to publish old titles in the series, like they did Duke Nukem 3D on mobile platforms and Steam.
    Of course Gearbox is not pleased with this turn of events and filled a lawsuit against 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment.

    The weirdest part of all this mess is that the CEO of 3D Realms, Scott Miller, admitted guilt.

    And just when we thought this whole Duke Nukem drama was finally over.

    :arrow:Source (Polygon)
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
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    That's a huge shame, really. I hope that Interceptor and Gearbox manage to put their differences aside and think of a way to release the game under Gearbox's name. Back in the day I used to have a lot of respect to Apogee and 3D Realms, but with their recent stunts they've really disappointed me.
  3. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    I feel like a lawsuit is the only way anybody can actually make money off of Duke Nukem anymore.
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  4. Wisenheimer

    Wisenheimer GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 23, 2013
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    Duke Nukem was great in its time, but I think all those kids from the 90's have outgrown it. Still, as bad as the last installment was, I found in more enjoyable than Call of Duty. At least it doesn't take itself seriously. I don't see how gaming reviewers could give Duke Nukem such a low score while giving a high score to semi-annual installments like COD and its ilk.

    I've played about half way through it and it's good for its camp value. it would have blown people away if it had been released back at the turn of the century like it was supposed to have been.
  5. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Why does this has to be taken to court? It seems like a clear case...3D realms sold the IP and then Scott Miller mistook (or intentionally ignored) the fact that they still could sell their own game on different platform as sign that they still had the right to do whatever they wanted. That clearly isn't so, so gearbox has every right to call them on that.

    But why is interceptor dragged into this? They clearly aren't allowed to make the game (unless they reach an agreement with gearbox), but I don't see how they've done anything wrong. :unsure:

    Perhaps it's better to ask interceptor if they still WANT to make a DN game. After the last one, I doubt there will be many fans left.
  6. pyromaniac123

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    Sep 24, 2011
    That is hilarious.
  7. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
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    I am now convinced that the development process behind Duke Nukem games is just one long, protracted Three Stooges routine.

    "Oh, ya told 'em you own the rights, eh? You some kinda wise guy? Why I oughta..."
    *Comical pratfalls and eye pokes ensue*
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  8. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Thats gotta be the truest thing Ive heard today.
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  9. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    You forgot the Whoo woo woo woo nyuk nyuk nyuk.
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  10. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Tom BombaDadlo

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    I forgot
    Dammit people, why can't you just make a good Duke Nukem game instead of fucking Duke up the ass like this :angry:
  11. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Oh well, at least we can buy Duke Nukem 3D for dirt cheap. Easily worth the $1.29 I paid for the game (to support the legal defence of 3D realms ;O; )
  12. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Feb 9, 2010
    so... how much time we will have to wait for this one? 20 years?
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