I love a good joke. On a friday night I can be frequently found watching a comedy show on TV. There is nothing like having a big belly laugh is there?
One of the games that use to induce tears of laughter when I was younger was Duke Nukem 3D. Some of Duke’s one liners have gone down in gaming history as the funniest of all time. It was the first time I had ever heard the phrase – “It’s time to kick-ass and chew bubblegum… and I’m all out of gum”. But that was 14 years ago, I was 10 years old.
My thoughts on the newest Duke Nukem game have changed from the first time I heard that Gearbox Studios had picked up the franchise and were actually going to finish and release the game. Originally I was extremely happy that one of my favourite games from back in the day was coming back for a proper sequel. Duke would be bringing his wise cracking egotistical self back to my screen! Gearbox played up to the joke of constant delays and that Duke Nukem Foreverwas finally going to see the light of day. I found that pretty funny and started looking forward to Duke’s return. That all changed a few weeks ago when I watched the latest video that was released featuring Randy Pitchford, Gearbox Studio’s President and Executive producer on the game poking fun at the fact that the game had been delayed again. It was obviously a publicity stunt to generate buzz for a game that was rapidly dropping off the radar of most gamers.
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