Duke Nukem Overview
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Nukem fans are like members of a lost tribe who didn't know their identity until Duke Nukem 3D hit the stores! Then from out of nowhere there came millions of em! Clammering to the Duke Nukem home page from all over the world, they registered over a million hits as testiment to a common thread! They go for it because it's rude, crude, and anything but tame. Death and destruction... destroy... explode... yea!!! Ya don't have to know math to go OOH when you see counter on the Nukem home page showing so many digits you think: Do Counters Go That High?! But Duke's world is not just for the brave (and sometimes the foolish), it's for the vicious! Can you handle it? Thousands are, so if you aren't ya gotta ask yourself... What's so special?
Maybe it's that a million people know choas belongs in LA. You know those Americans are crazy so where else would you find a hero who takes pride in being named 'Nuk-thEM'! Only in California! And 21st century California is where LA (having escaped the threat of SkyNET thanks to Sara Connor) only ended up devastated by the aliens from ID4! As cliché as it sounds it makes for a good game.
So how did it get so bad aside from outraged postage clerks shooting up the place? Well apparently while you, as Duke, were away, LA was overrun. Upon the escape of one threat you got home to find another. So... like the patriot you are, you nominated yourself peace-maker and proceeded to act like a house-cleaner instead! Apparently you clean house by blowing up anything that moves! It's all gotta go!!!
In DN3D grown up things happen. It's not completely sleazy and certainly not downright tasteless; but on the other hand, it's too much for granny. Duke himself is a can-do hero who realises that innocent people have to die in to save other innocent people who aren't in the line of fire! Sometimes, though, it's hard to distinguish the hero from the baddy! As a matter of fact there can be as many as 8 heros running around claiming they're the real Duke! Yea, so stand up guy and I'll see how real you explode! Yep, in multiplayer mode who knows which one is the "good-guy!" Better just blast em all til there's only one left.. YOU! Keeping in the spirit of this, the developers adorned the game with nifty things to do across the modem, Internet, or network. Many of these haven't been attempted in other 3D action games before Duke.
For example there's an explosion mine that can be placed on any wall which sends out a laser-beam tripwire. You know, the kind of tripwire that goes BOOM when you cross it! It's the perfect defense for clumsy alter-Dukes chasing you in a full-on sprint! There's also a shrinker ray that reduces an opponent to the size of a G.I. Joe figure. Then they eat foot! Recently, in the Atomic edition (which adds a fourth episode and heaps of level-editor graphics) there's a microwave ray that make the lucky recipient heat up and pop like a cooked egg! That's gotta hurt!
So stomp on into L.A. the way is was meant to exist: Duke's way. It'll get the blood flowing and bring you to life while putting a creative twist on multiplayer madness.
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