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���Mon � Aug 13 � 2001
Duke Movie Poll
8/13/01 1:17 PST | Community News |
VoodooExtreme have a new poll, asking who should play Duke? Referring of course to the Duke movie and the search for an actor (scroll down, kid!), there's a choice of many stars like Arnie, Howie Long, and Bruce Willis. Go vote!

���Sun � Aug 12 � 2001
Duke Movie Casting
8/12/01 3:03 PST | Community News |
The official Duke Movie site is letting people email the producers to find out who should play Duke. The Rock, Arnie, and interestingly Bruce Campbell, are highly picked actors, although if you ask me they should do a CGI movie like Final Fantasy and ensure Duke both sounds and looks like Duke. ;) Check it out here!

���Fri � Aug 10 � 2001
Contest Deadline
8/10/01 3:55 PST | Community News |
No more contest entries - it's zero hour! Deadline day! Later today we'll be picking the winners out of a cap I found in the gutter, who will be notified of their incredibly good fortune via email. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE ENTRIES - DON'T SEND US THEM.

More On GOD's Death
8/10/01 4:01 PST | Community News |
GameSpot have a feature on Mike Wilson, founder of the almost-defunct Gathering of Developers. The feature covers GOD's demise, history, and the fact that most of the ex-GOD staff are joining Wilson to work on a new DVD magazine, SubstanceTV. It's not a bad summary of what's happened to GOD, and does give insight for its consilidation into Take2's New York office. Check it out here!

���Thu � Aug 9 � 2001
Final Sweepstakes Reminder
8/9/01 16:00 PST | Community News |
Abe Rahey
Remember, the sweepstakes ends tomorrow, August 10th! So get your entry in as soon as possible! We've got tons of Duke (and even some non-Duke) stuff to give away, thanks to 3D Realms and GameSpy! All you have to do is send us your name and mailing address to enter in the sweepstakes - simple, huh? Here's just some of the swag you can win:
  • 6 copies of Duke Nukem 3D Atomic edition!
  • 6 copies of the Music To Score By CD!
  • 3 DNF Shirts!
  • 6 Duke Nukem 3D mousepads!
  • Tons more assorted goodness such as Duke coasters and GameSpy mugs!
  • Your chance to win some of this is detailed on our sweepstakes page, and be sure to check the rules page, too! The contest ends tomorrow!

    ���Wed � Aug 8 � 2001
    MSDN Update
    8/8/01 12:46 PST | Duke Nukem 3D News |
    MSDN's slapped up a new map - SPResort, which is available in their maps section. There's also a new map in the Hot Maps section, which houses all the top-rated maps. Stop by MSDN right now!

    ���Tue � Aug 7 � 2001
    Alternate DNF Bosses
    8/7/01 6:23 PST | Community News |
    Sweet merciful crap, we've added another hilariously unfunny item to our articles section. This time, it's a look at some "alternative" Duke Forever bosses - rather than fighting robonutter Dr. Proton, you could maybe Duke it out (pun very much intended) with the A-Team, felt puppets, and psychotic Microsoft cyborg-men! Mull over the possibilities here if you must!

    ���Sun � Aug 5 � 2001
    Sweepstakes Reminder!
    8/5/01 15:18 PST | Community News |
    Abe Rahey
    Remember, the sweepstakes ends on August 10th! So get your entry in as soon as possible! We've got tons of Duke (and even some non-Duke) stuff to give away, thanks to 3D Realms and GameSpy! All you have to do is send us your name and mailing address to enter in the sweepstakes - simple, huh? Here's just some of the swag you can win:
  • 6 copies of Duke Nukem 3D Atomic edition!
  • 6 copies of the Music To Score By CD!
  • 3 DNF Shirts!
  • 6 Duke Nukem 3D mousepads!
  • Tons more assorted goodness such as Duke coasters and GameSpy mugs!
  • Your chance to win some of this is detailed on our sweepstakes page, and be sure to check the rules page, too! The closing date is the 10th of August, hurry!

    ���Sat � Aug 4 � 2001
    New Duke Wallpaper
    8/4/01 15:11 PST | Community News |
    Talented Dr. Perline over at Convert Central has pounded out a new Duke wallpaper, which is available in several desktop flavours to suit your resolution. Check out the site here!

    ���Fri � Aug 3 � 2001
    Scott Interviewed
    8/3/01 8:13 PST | Community News |
    As promised, Soapbox has a spiffy follow-up to the George Broussard interview - the new interview featuring Scott Miller now fielding the questions. They're the same questions as George got, so let's compare answers! ;)
    It would really be a shame if DNF took the same route as Daikatana in taking TOO long to be realeased. I sure hope this is not the case.

    Well, it's a genuine misconception to think that a game that takes several years has a good chance of being awful. Personally, I tend to think the opposite -- when craftsmen spend a lot of time on a product it seems like it will be a better product. But oddly, there's a myth in the game community that long development results in bad development. It's happened that a few games that had longer development times have not turned out so well, but it happens much more often that game with short or normal development times end up doing poorly.

    I've talked to several developers at other companies recently, and there are in fact several super hit games that have been released in recent years that had much longer development times than the public is aware of -- those developers smartly didn't announce the start of development so the public wouldn't know the development length. That's a tactic we're doing in the future, too (and maybe we're doing it now, but we can't tell you :) .

    Check out the interviews at Soapbox. There's also an interview with a gas station attendant, too, for some reason :)

    ���Thu � Aug 2 � 2001
    Reaper_Man's CON Code Launches!
    8/2/01 4:55 PST | Community News |
    Our latest hosted site has just moved in - Reaper_Man's CON Code! Providing a much-needed service to the Duke 3D community of CON editing tips, tricks and info, you should make it your first stop if you've got any CON questions. The site already boasts examples of ReaperMan's work - such as mini-mods, new enemies and weapons, as well as a list of resources and more comprehensive goodness on the way. Stop by the site today!

    Duke 3D In Top 50 Games
    8/2/01 5:30 PST | Duke Nukem 3D News |
    The 'Spy's feature, the Top 50 Games of All Time, today counts down numbers 20 to 11 - and Duke 3d clocks in at #13. The feature polls prominent figures in the gaming industry on their favourite games, so let's see what Levelord, mapper for Duke 3D and now at Ritual, said about Duke:
    Levelord, Ritual Entertainment: "The best example of the Fun Factor beating technology and, dare I say, even id. Duke came out at the same time as Quake one. It was a sprite-based game versus real 3D, yet it still won a huge audience and still holds acclaim today. Plus, it had some of the best levels ever designed. ;)
    You can check out the chart here - or, you can check out GameSpy's Hall of Fame entry for Duke 3D, which was the first game ever to be inducted into it (that entry's older than this site ;)

    ���Wed � Aug 1 � 2001
    Broussard Interviewed
    8/1/01 6:47 PST | Community News |
    Holy crap, something DNF-related! ;) The wacky funsters at Soapbox have interviewed George Broussard about Max Payne and Duke Nukem Forever. Shall we take a look? (Clue: the answer is "yes"):
    Most developers have come out with the dreaded "When its Done" response to when a game will be released and I've noticed that DNF also carries that same label. Could we at least get a "Year" that it will be released? Maybe something like "1st half of 2002"?

    No. We've been doing "when it's done" for 5-6 years and we won't change now. People just have to be patient and play other games. Then they will be pleasantly surprised one day :)

    Part 2 featuring Scott Miller is coming soon. Meanwhile check out the George interview here!

    ���Tue � Jul 31 � 2001
    He Still Is The King
    7/31/01 10:27 PST | Community News |
    Abe Rahey
    Recently the folks at Voodoo Extreme polled their "audience" on who their favorite PC game action hero is. And guess what? Duke Nukem still reigns supreme! Here are some notables mentioned in the poll:

    Duke Nukem (2441) 27%
    Max Payne (1517) 17%
    Gordon Freeman (803) 9%
    Lara Croft (424) 5%
    Cate Archer (343) 4%
    B.J. Blazkowicz (294) 3%
    Hail to the King, baby! *grin*

    Random Site Features . . .
    7/31/01 9:15 PST | Community News |
    Let's take a look at a few features we have in our archives, shall we? :)

    Our Community Interviews talk to the mod teams, mappers and other such folk that make the Duke community what it is. We've got interviews with the teams behind Pray Your Prayers, Starship Troopers, and Platoon, and others - especially of interest since we unearthed many old, popular mods in our TC files archive.

    The Duke Nukem 3D Walkthrough, which we recently completed with a walkthrough for the Atomic / Plutonium Pak episode, will solve your gaming problems.

    We've also got an assload of articles, from the downright bizarre to serious in style, most of them being the former ;) Enjoy!

    And, of course, it never hurts to take a look at the Official Duke Nukem Forever FAQ just in case you have any questions - or even if you don't.

    Payne Whips Duke's Ass
    7/31/01 6:48 PST | Community News |
    Well, according to Old Married Guys, anyway :) It's a grudge-match article, scoring points off Duke and Max in various categories, such as what they're addicted to (Payne - painkillers, Duke - Internet porn? Surely they mean steroids? :), philsophy, and who has the best moves. Slightly biased against the Dukester, but hey, us young, un-married guys were bound to diagree on the outcome ;) Read it here!

    ���Mon � Jul 30 � 2001
    Contest Rules Changed
    7/30/01 11:33 PST | Community News |
    We've changed the rules of our contest - just send your name and mailing address to us (US / Canada residents only, sorry) and you could be drawn out of our hat/bucket/dumpster of fortune to get one of the prizes on offer! If you've already entered, no need to send us your address again - we'll consider you with the others for a prize.

    Skillz Needed!
    7/30/01 12:37 PST | Duke Nukem 3D News |
    The guys over at the Sunrise Project need your help! Or, to be more specific, they need help from those of you with the talent to become one of their artists. Give them a yell if you think you fit the bill :)

    ���Thu � Jul 26 � 2001
    7/26/01 9:06 PST | Duke Nukem 3D News |
    Kef Nukem, webmaster of We Store Your Crap!, has updated his site with a few new reviews - one of Unholy, a pretty good Duke 3D map, and a review of the CoolDM map, which unfortunately rates less favourably. If you'd lilke your crap to be covered, or you just want to check out other people's, head on to We Store Your Crap!

    Hosting Info
    7/26/01 8:59 PST | Community News |
    Do you need your Duke Nukem site hosted? Then look no further than PlanetDuke! As part of the GameSpy Network, we're dedicated to giving a home to the sites that form the gaming community.

    Being hosted at PlanetDuke has tons of benefits, including:

  • Unlimited FTP Space!
  • Promotion and coverage on PlanetDuke, 3D Action Planet and GameSpy Daily!
  • Cool features, like forums, polls and anything else you need!
  • All your downloads available from FilePlanet!

    We've got even more goodness than that on offer, so, to check out our hosting details in full, head on over to this page!

  • ���Wed � Jul 25 � 2001
    Unlikely DNF Features
    7/25/01 8:10 PST | Community News |
    Yes, it's time for a new, horrible article! This one's by yours truly and looks at some unlikely Duke Forever features, like having comedically fat aliens who fall on their ass, Duke becoming a deadbeat homeless bum, and a few other ideas I maybe should see a doctor about. Read it here!

    Duke 3D TC File Section Updated
    7/25/01 14:28 PST | Duke Nukem 3D News |
    Abe Rahey
    Our Duke Nukem 3D file section has been updated with a listing of some of the more popular total conversions out there. Keep in mind some of these TC's no longer have websites, so in some cases this might be one of the only places to find them. We'll continue to update the file sections with more TC's, user-made maps, utilities, and various miscellaneous files. Stay tuned!

    ���Tue � Jul 24 � 2001
    GoD Nearing Completion
    7/24/01 16:54 PST | Duke Nukem 3D News |
    The Grins of Divinity boys updated recently updated to give us a goodness-laden update - GoD is getting close! Here's the juice:
    I'd like to remind you that Grins of Divinity Episode 1 is very very near being complete. I can't give you a release date, but It should be somewhere in August. The title of Episode 1 is System Sol Invaded. It has 10 maps, 7254 sectors anbd 60 587 walls. Now that's useful information!
    At last, some new moddage for Duke! You can check out the GoD site here!

    Contest Reminder
    7/24/01 6:58 PST | Community News |
    Don't forget there's still time to enter our contest - where you can win Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition, Music To Score By, coasters, shirts and DVDs! All you need do is send us a somehow-amusing Duke picture. Check out the rules here!

    ���Sun � Jul 22 � 2001
    Mail Worms - PLEASE READ
    7/22/01 14:56 PST | Community News |
    If you've emailed any PlanetDuke address using Outlook / Outlook Express and consequently have us in your address book, please take note that we're getting hammered with the W32SirCam mail worm, which when you have it, sends one of your random files to your contacts with the worm attached.

    I've taken the liberty of looking up some advice for those of you who have been infected; here's a little info on the nature of the thing:

    The W32SorCam worm takes files from your hard drive, infects them, and then sends them out to people on your contact list in Outlook. Even some strains are known to replicate themselves (eating up hard drive space), and even in some cases deleting files and folders on your hard drive. Therefore, this worm is both a security leak as well as a nuisance. Take note that this is an issue only with Windows machines.
    There is a file to remove it here if you need it. We'd appreciate you checking anyway, as getting spammed with the thing thirty times a day isn't fun ;)

    ���Wed � Jul 18 � 2001
    MSDN Update
    7/18/01 17:12 PST | Duke Nukem 3D News |
    Abe Rahey
    Our hosted site, MSDN, has been updated with a review of the Duke Nukem 3D deathmatch map "The Cube." Worth reading, and perhaps downloading (it pulled in a score of 87/100), while you wait for DNF to be released or for your pre-ordered copy of Max Payne to get sent out now that the game has gone gold. You did pre-order Max Payne, did you not?

    Hosted Site Pimpage...
    7/18/01 13:38 PST | Community News |
    Convert Central have updated with a new sound-pack for Unreal Tournament giving you insta-access to all of Duke's oh so famous one liners.

    We Store Your Crap!'s forums have gone up so ger yo' punk ass over there and start posting.

    ���Mon � Jul 16 � 2001
    Planet Duke Contest!
    7/16/01 14:16 PST | Community News |
    Abe Rahey
    Want some cool Duke goodies? Great timing! We've got a contest up where you can earn some seriously cool Duke swag, thanks to 3D Realms and GameSpy! All you have to do is send us a humorous Duke picture - simple, huh? The picture can be a photo, screenshot, Photoshopped graphic, anything - as long as it's Duke-related, and amusing! Here's just some of the swag you can win:
  • 6 copies of Duke Nukem 3D Atomic edition!
  • 6 copies of the Music To Score By CD!
  • 3 DNF Shirts!
  • 6 Duke Nukem 3D mousepads!
  • Tons more assorted goodness such as Duke coasters and GameSpy mugs!
  • Your chance to win some of this is detailed on our contest page, and be sure to check the rules page, too! The closing date is the 10th of August, so be sure to get working on your funny Duke pic right away!

    Duke Products
    7/16/01 14:58 PST | Community News |
    Another Duke-filled Top 10! This one's at and features gaming paraphernalia. Various Duke-related products appear in two places in the top 10, so check it out! Or you can even check out our own Top 10 Failed Duke Products article.

    Duke Out-Cooled!
    7/16/01 5:50 PST | Community News |
    The Top 10 Game Characters of All Time is a new article up on 3DActionPlanet that, oddly enough, lists their top 10 game characters. But the heathens only clocked Duke in third place, beaten by a mute scientist and someone named after a reptile! :) Check out the article here!

    ���Sun � Jul 15 � 2001
    Sunrise TC Updated
    7/15/01 9:52 PST | Duke Nukem 3D News |
    Those wacky kids from the Sunrise TC project have slapped up some player statistics which should give you an idea of how this RPG/TC should feel. Check out the Sunrise project here!

    We Store Your Crap!
    7/15/01 6:03 PST | Community News |
    We've launched our latest interestingly-named hosted site today, We Store Your Crap! The site is dedicated to user-made stuff (that would be the "your crap" part ;) and serves as a place to have all your Duke thingies stored and rated - useful! It already has reviews of maps, addons, and a few other goodies to download. Stop by the site right now!

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    7/26/2001 | 15:07
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    7/26/2001 | 13:07
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    7/22/2001 | 18:07
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    7/15/2001 | 11:07

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