- SCEE's James Gallagher
has shared an interview today with Randy Pitchford
of Gearbox Software on the upcoming PS3 version of Duke Nukem Forever.
To quote: ‚‚ā¨úIt‚‚ā¨ôs like shaking hands with Bigfoot or riding the Loch Ness monster,‚‚ā¨Ě said Gearbox Software
CEO Randy Pitchford when talking about finally releasing Duke Nukem Forever.
Look up the term ‚‚ā¨ėvaporware‚‚ā¨ô and Duke Nukem Forever will likely be used as an example, but it‚‚ā¨ôs real and it‚‚ā¨ôs coming to U.S. PS3s in less than two weeks. I caught up with Randy to ask why you should always bet on Duke.
Duke is an all-American hero with the Stars and Stripes featuring heavily in the game‚‚ā¨ôs art style, but characters like that haven‚‚ā¨ôt always been so popular internationally. Why is Duke an exception?
It‚‚ā¨ôs because Duke is a caricature of all that ‚‚ā¨" it‚‚ā¨ôs silly! Duke Nukem takes place 12 years after Duke saved the world and he has leveraged that to live like a king. He‚‚ā¨ôs walked on the moon, climbed Everest‚‚ā¨¶ he‚‚ā¨ôs done it all.
The only thing bothering him is that they were supposed to make a video game about him saving the world and it has taken 12 years for them to finish it. I think it‚‚ā¨ôs that angle that makes it work internationally because we parody...