November 4, 1999

Duke Nukem Forever Screenshot Reaction

The reaction to our release of Duke Nukem Forever screenshots the other day has been nothing short of phenomenal. As good as we thought the game is now, we see it day in and day out, and you always wonder if the public will take to what you have been doing - we're relived to see the positive response they have garnered. An example of this is the web cartoon strip Penny Arcade, whose strip yesterday touched on the Duke Nukem Forever shots.

Shown here is the first panel of the strip. If you want to check out the entire strip, click here (or on the strip). The author of the strip (Tycho Brahe) apparently is a big Duke Nukem Fan, and he had this to say about the shots (and Duke itself):

Is today's strip really, really weird? Probably. Is it pretty god damned funny? We certainly think so. I wouldn't say that we're exactly yardsticks for determining that kind of thing, though. The fact of the matter is, those Duke Nukem Shots have got us just giddy. See, back when they made compelling games that were cooperative, you could while away the hours on your 14.4 modem (ah, it's squeal of delight!), and play through an entire game with your friends. Duke Nukem was the second game I ever played like that (the first was Descent), and as a result, it has a very special place in my heart. Besides the fact that it's single player game was far and away more compelling than anything else in it's time period in terms of interactivity and ingenuity, hooking up at odd hours of the night to continue our adventure always carried a silly, clandestine quality. It was an experience that we haven't had since.

Posted by Joe Siegler on November 4, 1999 at 1:00 PM | Permalink
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