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Submitted by Sinner101GR 1299d ago | news

Duke Nukem Forever Surprisingly Profitable

Though flagged by critics as a major letdown, the long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever was able to maintain its near mythological status to win the hearts of more gamers than you might think. Perhaps vindicating statements from Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford, the game was certainly a success in the eyes of Take-Two. While many complained about shoddy work, the game was able to put in a black figure for Take-Two’s ledgers, enough to ensure a success. (Culture, Duke Nukem Forever, PC, PS3, Take-Two, Xbox 360)

donniebaseball  +   1300d ago
Wow, never would have expected that.
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Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1299d ago
I expected it to make money when I saw that it was actually selling a decent amount.

If I started selling a good amount of sandwiches with ingredients I found in the garbage can and just added a little bit of my own spicy mustard to cover the rotting smell, then I would make a good profit too.
evrfighter  +   1299d ago
No you wouldn't actually. After the lawsuits you would be in the negative drinking your life away in the gutter of your local pub.
Ducky  +   1299d ago
Always bet on the duke.
Always.
Venox2008  +   1299d ago
I want that this Duke game would be profitable a lot, so they could make a real new Duke game from scratch :)
donniebaseball  +   1299d ago
Well, Take-Two has said that they do plan on doing more Duke.
gamingdroid  +   1299d ago
A poor game profitable and huge anticipation. A sequel is almost confirmed.

It will be a bargain bin title or most likely rental for me.
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Der_Kommandant  +   1299d ago
Not profitable for me
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1299d ago
good, now we can get a proper game!
punisher99  +   1299d ago
I don't know. I thought that in this day and age. Us gamers would want something with more substance instead of mindless shooting games. The guy's first name Duke, last name is Nukem. Is there anyway possible way it could get any cheesier than that? :)
LightofDarkness  +   1299d ago
Someone didn't get the joke?
punisher99  +   1299d ago
@LightofDarkness:
lol I hear ya.
Ares84  +   1299d ago
It's the name that sold this game. If it was any other shooter named something else this game would have never sold.
LightofDarkness  +   1299d ago
Here's hoping they use these profits to forge a decent, built for purpose, from the ground up, balls-out awesome Duke Nukem for the modern age.
VampHuntD  +   1299d ago
Just goes to show you that a steaming pile of crap can be packed in a box and with the right name it will sell. I'm seriously surprised by this. A little of my gamer faith in other gamers dies with this news.
punisher99  +   1299d ago
@VampHuntD:
Look out. Because you and I are gonna get hammered with the disagree button.

Edit: And judging by the amount of disagrees my first comment is getting. I was wrong. Us gamers don't want games with more substance. We like mindless shooting games with cheesy characters.
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VampHuntD  +   1299d ago
It's not just Duke that does this. Many games rehash and resell. Duke just became the king of it (Which is what he is right? The King of it all?)
palaeomerus  +   1299d ago
My problem with Duke is not that it is old fashioned(it's really not! It's incoherent!), crude, or childish. It's just not very fun. It's full of boring filler/padding (RC car racing, turrets, trucks, crane rides) and the actual shooting is very mediocre. Most of it takes place in arenas or tunnels against limited numbers of opponents who fight rather stupidly.

Regen-health keeps you from trying to last until the next health pack like the original did. You have to pull back and let your health regenerate too much. If you are lucky enough to get an execution opportunity it acts like a health pack but this doesn't happen often enough to keep Duke from playing sort of like a half ass halo with bad enemy AI, or COD2 with a lot less going on to distract you from the actual combat.

You need to swap weapons constantly until you find an ammo bin. It is misguided. It mixes things that don't work well together. It just has so much wrong with it that it is not fun for very long.

It's also an ugly game even on PC. You see a lot of dark areas with little bumpy highlight reflections on the surfaces.

A new Duke game could be fun but not if it's like this one.
Raven_Nomad  +   1299d ago
This was profitable but BulletStorm and LA. Noire were not... Goes to show that new IP's don't sell.
andron666  +   1299d ago
It was ok for a short laugh, but I have traded it in again now...
Kran  +   1299d ago
Most of us knew it would be.

Of course, most of us knew it would suck too.
dorron  +   1299d ago
I don't believe it. Sales figures, please?

More than 10 years of developing costs cannot be recovered so easily when most games struggle to be profitable nowadays.
Average_Joe  +   1299d ago
I actually liked the game, I think they could do a really amazing job building a totally new Duke game though. I think it was important to actually get this Duke game out, it was the gaming industry's laughing stock. Glad they at least were able to make some money off it. The game is actually decent to good, especially if you liked the original games. Plus it's discounted everywhere right now, definitely worth $30.
hazelamy  +   1299d ago
it made them money because they just finished the game off.
there's no way that game has, or ever will, make back all the money it cost to make throughout it's entire development.
Sizzon  +   1299d ago
A fun game, enjoyed the campaign for what it was, funny jokes here and there, traded in Black Ops for it, then DNF for Infamous 2 :))

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