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Posted by Kaiserreich

neat

Posted by JohnFordColey

The Duke Nukem game we've all been waiting for...was with us all along.

Posted by Nonentity

Man, dukematches were SO GOOD

Edited by fisk0

Wait. Duke Nukem 3D always had online multiplayer through Kali and similar IPX-to-online services, and later natively through source ports. Even the Megaton Edition on Steam has had it for about 6 months, though the Steam version is ridiculously unstable.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Didn't this game already have online multiplayer? I feel like it did.

Edited by Niblets

I swear Duke 3D had multiplayer originally, unless I stroked out during my childhood.

Posted by LLJK_Jasta

Totally radical!

Seriously, though, I do intend to play this while blasting Beastie Boy's Solid Gold Hits.

Posted by KaneRobot

The other playable characters should be Ash from Evil Dead and Nada from They Live. They've come to reclaim their catchphrases.

Posted by ShaggE

Man, Devolver is quickly becoming one of my new favorite things. Megaton Edition, Shadow Warrior remake and Redux... if they grab that elusive Blood license, it'll be in great hands.

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Posted by Huxleyy
Posted by KenpachiRamaSama

@shagge: No one does old school shooters justice like Devolver.

Edited by ildon

Uh, Kali and MPlayer already exist. Hellooooo.

Edited by m16mojo2

Is it just me or is the idea of playing these old shooters with a bunch of random people online, seem boring in this day and age? I think the turning point of 'fun' online play started with, the Quake and Unreal series, on up.

The reason I found older shooters like, Doom II, Descent, Duke3D, fun and exciting was due to the fact that it was like breaking new ground. That excitement of having people you actually knew in person, connect to your PC, getting yelled at by your parents for the phone ringing, and then just having a blast, and just being amazed that you could actually see and interact with your friends in digital form.

Today, this just looks like a cash grab. Only because this existed years prior, and now it's streamlined. How many "new" gamers are actually going to be interested in this?

Posted by tyler1285

I love this multiplayer

Posted by fisk0

@m16mojo2 said:

Is it just me or is the idea of playing these old shooters with a bunch of random people online, seem boring in this day and age? I think the turning point of 'fun' online play started with, the Quake and Unreal series, on up.

The reason I found older shooters like, Doom II, Descent, Duke3D, fun and exciting was due to the fact that it was like breaking new ground. That excitement of having people you actually knew in person, connect to your PC, getting yelled at by your parents for the phone ringing, and then just having a blast, and just being amazed that you could actually see and interact with your friends in digital form.

Today, this just looks like a cash grab. Only because this existed years prior, and now it's streamlined. How many "new" gamers are actually going to be interested in this?

I don't know, I still think Descent and Doom 1 are incredibly fun online. I was never all that much of a Duke 3D or Doom II fan though, and at least Descent still seems to find new players, I played co-op with a couple of kids who were apparently playing it for the first time last summer (probably true for Duke 3D too, since Steam is a much more widely known store than GOG).

What I've played of the Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition's multiplayer on Steam has been pretty shitty though, half the time you can't connect to the other players, desyncing and random errors are really common and the interface for hosting/joining games could be quite a bit better, but it's pretty cool that they've hooked it up to the Steam workshop, making it pretty easy to find and download the community maps (which in my opinion are the highlight of the game, never really liked the level design in the originals, especially not for multiplayer).

Posted by ShaggE

@m16mojo2 said:

Is it just me or is the idea of playing these old shooters with a bunch of random people online, seem boring in this day and age? I think the turning point of 'fun' online play started with, the Quake and Unreal series, on up.

The reason I found older shooters like, Doom II, Descent, Duke3D, fun and exciting was due to the fact that it was like breaking new ground. That excitement of having people you actually knew in person, connect to your PC, getting yelled at by your parents for the phone ringing, and then just having a blast, and just being amazed that you could actually see and interact with your friends in digital form.

Today, this just looks like a cash grab. Only because this existed years prior, and now it's streamlined. How many "new" gamers are actually going to be interested in this?

Still plenty fun to plenty of people, going by how many active communities there are for these games.

How is it a cash grab, though? It's a free addition, and even if it weren't, people who aren't interested wouldn't buy it.

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Edited by MormonWarrior

Duke Nukem Forever? Naaahhh...that'll never come out. Don't be crazy.

Posted by tclangham

Didn't they do this on the 360?

Posted by RobertOrri

Only 200+ maps? I feel like the community churned out way more than that back in the day...

Edited by Generic_username

"It's almost like Duke Nukem Forever never happened."

We can pretend, but those scars never fade, Patrick.

Edited by MightyDuck

This makes me want to try and see if Duke would work with my MacBook and Dualshock 3. Contemplating picking it up from GOG...although I've never bought anything from GOG or Steam...ever.

Edited by MasonL87

...why?

Posted by alwaysbebombing

Life makes me happy sometimes.

Posted by AMyggen
Posted by buzz_clik

HELL. YES.

Back in the day, I used to be heavily into the Build engine, creating Dukematch levels for my boss and me to play against each other. My favourite thing to do was to use all the stone and wood textures to create Quake-style levels, complete with appropriate-looking teleporters that took you different places if you entered from different sides.

Looking back, I'm pretty sure my proficiency with the Build engine was directly proportional to how doomed (if you pardon the allusion) my relationship with my then-girlfriend was.

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Edited by Trilogy

@johnfordcoley said:

The Duke Nukem game we've all been waiting for...was with us all along.

And it looks... a little something... like this...DOODILY DOODILY DOODILY DOODILY

Posted by Fattony12000
@niblets said:

unless I stroked out during my childhood.

Excuse me?

Posted by MeatSim

Seeing as I already have the atomic edition, I might give this a spin sometime.

Posted by Kelor

Hell yesssss, jetpacks and trip mines all day.

Posted by Mustainium

Really hope that Vita port comes out soon.

Posted by Demoskinos

Ah, well that is what that steam update for Duke was the other day! Neat. I'll fire it up tomorrow and see if anyone is playing.

Posted by m16mojo2

Seems I've been proven wrong. Plenty of interest!

I suppose It's a bit like going back to a childhood movie I LOVED, and after watching it now, part of that magic is gone. Oh well.

I'm glad to see that Duke lives on!! :)

Posted by Yabbering_Yeti

So I guess this means we will be hearing about a new duke game very soon then. I gotta say I didnt hate DNF as much as everyone else did, at least not until I knew everyone else hated it.

Posted by Majkiboy

Had fun with this on the 360. So I'm fine :D

Posted by crithon

man, it's like someone gets it right. And no longing having to use phone modems and some dumb pack in dial up modem companies like Total Entertainment Network

Posted by Ronald

@niblets said:

unless I stroked out during my childhood.

Excuse me?

Well, it does lead to blindness, or so they say.

Posted by Bombzinski

Dukematch was a hell of a thing, but I could only play one-on-one by modem. Now you can have so many dukes at once.

This could become the Ultimate videogame.

Posted by xxDrAiNxx
Posted by LarryDavis

The XBLA version had online MP.

Posted by lennyy

"It's almost like Duke Nukem Forever never happened."

Almost

Posted by Dukematches

Well there are still players Duking it out online now. We play on Duke Matcher. Its a free community launcher that connects players. It is still loads of fun and never gets boring! They don't make them like they used to. http://www.dukematches.net