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Submitted by Tobiichi 676d ago | news

Devolver Digital bringing Duke Nukem 3D to Steam TODAY?

Devolver Digital is teasing a Steam release of Duke Nukem 3D later today. (Devolver Digital, Duke Nukem 3D, PC, Retro)

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TheLiztress  +   676d ago
Interesting news. :) and good to see it make its way to Steam.
Tobiichi  +   676d ago
Yeah, would have liked to see the iOS port of Duke2 make it to PC as well though.
Derekvinyard13  +   676d ago
Great game
mynameisEvil  +   676d ago
Eh, who the hell cares? GOG has this game for cheaper, with extras, and DRM-free. So why get it on Steam?

Wait a minute, when did Devolver Digital get the rights to Duke 3D?
koehler83  +   676d ago
I recently ended up with a copy of Duke 3D.. and I can't even remember how. I think it was a holiday give away from GoG.com

The experience is less than ideal.. it comes packed with and runs through DOSBox which makes running it a bit of a PITA. You have to run the settings application separately through DOSBox as well. Then boot the game back up through DOSBox to test the settings... I don't think I ever got to the game before tiring of it.

I think Steam could potentially make it a little easier to enjoy.
mynameisEvil  +   676d ago
YOu realize you could make this so much easier on yourself by getting EDuke32, right? And that makes modding the game easier, too. So... yeah.
koehler83  +   676d ago
No I didn't and I assume the average person doesn't either.

If there's something that makes using the game easier, then it should come packaged with the game.

That's exactly the service that Steam provides: Ease of use.

It's typically something I find GoG tends to take into consideration too. However with Duke, they clearly failed.
mynameisEvil  +   675d ago
@koehler
Not really. Before I used EDuke, I still had no problem getting it to run. Whatever's going on is going on on your side.

With that said, if the 'average person' used Google, EDuke32 would be spectacularly easy to find.

Fin.
ThatEnglishDude  +   676d ago
If this gets released on Steam, it'll most likely be a carbon copy of the same game build that's featured on GOG.com, similar to how the Steam copies of Tomb Raider 1+2+3 are the same as those found on GOG.com. So much so, that there's even GOG files IN the Steam download, and it still requires you to have knowledge of DOSBox in order to manually configure the games.

I love Steam just as much as everyone else, I mean jeez - I've been a member since 2004 and have over 450 games on the account, but these older DOS releases seem to just be the same found on GOG.com, only more expensive and with extra DRM.
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koehler83  +   676d ago
I'll take your word on that.

In regard to older games, I tend to default to GoG, as it tends to be their core competency. They tend to be really good at packaging their products to run easily on modern machines.

Duke is the only game I've come across where I had such issues. If a separate front-end exists, as mynameisEvil tells me, to make running the game easier, it's possible if not likely that the game is just a mess.
TongkatAli  +   676d ago
I would like this on Vita for badass trophy names.
Scenarist  +   676d ago
i bought this game so many years ago....if i wanted to play it again i would just downloaded from a torrent site.....

I already own it

now that i think about .. i think thats the benefit of digital copies..... u cant lose the CD and have to buy it again
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Linsolv  +   676d ago
Pre-release Duke Nukem 3D review predictions:

3/10 - Sexist character design. Did this really take 15 years to make?
e-p-ayeaH  +   676d ago
Excellent game still play it up to this day.

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