Duke Nukem’s Franchise Lawsuit Is Finally Solved

Gearbox, 3D Realms and Interceptor have agreed to put an end to the ongoing battle and give Gearbox the full rights all past and future Duke Nukem games.

This batte for Duke Nukem’s rights for his games had began last year, when Gearbox confirmed that 3D Realms – the ex owners of the frachise – acted illegaly, by starting to develop Nukem Massive Destruction. But 3D Realms continued to act with good faith, and maintained throughout the suit because they believed that they could properly acquire the rights of the franchise.

In a report from CEO Mike Nielsen:

“When Interceptor acquired a license to develop ‘Duke Nukem Mass Destruction’ (‘Duke Nukem Survivor’) from 3D Realms, we did so in good faith and were not aware of any conflictWe never intended to cause any harm to Gearbox or Duke, which is why we immediately ceased development after Gearbox reached out. To secure the future of Duke, 3D Realms has agreed with Gearbox that a single home serves the IP best. And as big Duke fans, we’re excited to see what Gearbox has in store for the ‘King.’ As for our own games, we’re eager to complete development of the ‘Bombshell’ game and get it in the hands of our fans.”

The owners of 3D Realms Interceptor have stated that they never wanted to violate Gearbox’s property rights and that they leave the Duke Nuken franchise in the hands of Gearbox.

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3D Realms Returns with a Pretty Epic Anthology

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas for all the gamers out there with great bundles making their way to our already crowded HDDs. Following yesterday’s impressive LotR bundle, today we have a truly epic one coming from… 3D Realms!

Yup, the company’s back again and they make a real sweet comeback by releasing (almost) all their games into one anthology. The 3D Realms Anthology / Bundle comes with 32 games and reading the titles makes me really nostalgic. Probably, if you’re 30-ish and above, you’ll feel the same! It’s like re-living your childhood, so check out the amazing titles offered by 3D Realms in their epic anthology:

  • Arctic Adventure
  • Bio Menace
  • Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
  • Commander Keen: Goodbye Galaxy
  • Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons
  • Math Rescue
  • Monster Bash
  • Mystic Towers
  • Paganitzu
  • Monuments of Mars
  • Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure
  • Crystal Caves
  • Death Rally
  • Alien Carnage
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Major Stryker
  • Blake Stone: Planet Strike
  • Realms of Chaos
  • Pharaoh’s Tomb
  • Word Rescue
  • Secret Agent
  • Raptor: Call of the Shadows
  • Terminal Velocity
  • Wacky Wheels
  • Stargunner
  • Shadow Warrior
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Rise of the Triad: Dark War
  • Duke Nukem
  • Duke Nukem 2
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

I am really unsure how successful this anthology would be for the modern gamer and especially for those who didn’t play these games when they originally came out, and I do believe that most of them would feel pretty strange. But I would never say no to a round of Death Rally, some insane Commander Keen levels, completing Blake Stone again… without mentioning the obvious Duke Nukems and Wolfensteins and Shadow Warriors and so on. Really, all these game in this anthology make me want to relive my childhood. Which I probably will pretty soon!

If you want to do it too, the 3D Realms Games Anthology is available for just $20 over on their official website. That’s a piece of extremely valuable history, folks!