In 2010, 3D Realms sold the Duke Nukem IP to Gearbox, with assurances there were no copyright infringements in the series. Last September, though, Robert (“Bobby”) Prince, a composer and sound designer whose music has appeared in several classic games, including Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, sued Gearbox, alleging he owned the copyright on certain music that was included in 2016’s Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour, a remaster of the game’s most seminal title.
“Prince … asserts that the use of Prince’s music in earlier Duke Nukem video games published by 3D Realms was subject to a license agreement between Prince and 3D Realms,” the suit alleges. “Thus, contrary to the representations and warranties made by 3D Realms in the [asset purchase agreement], Prince alleges that Gearbox does not own the rights to certain music transferred to Gearbox.”
In addition to Apogee, the suit names co-founders Scott Miller and George Broussard as defendants. Neither Miller nor Broussard replied to Digital Trends’ request for comment about the complaint.
About five and a half years ago, I (Yatta) visited the old 3D Realms buildings in Garland, Texas with my friend and former 3D Realms employee Charlie Wiederhold.
One of my favorite Youtube channels, The 8-Bit Guy just visited the same places alongside good ole Joe Siegler of 3D Realms. This was such a bitter-sweat video for me to watch. Every Duke fan should see it:
Former Gearbox employee Gregor Punchatz uploaded a demo reel video and in it you can find Duke Begins footage at 5:56 below; this is a CGI “proof of concept” from the mid-to-late 2000s. Duke Begins was a cancelled video game proposed by developer Gearbox Software. Few details have been shared since its reveal in 2009, though its title carries the implication of a Duke Nukem origin story, illustrating how Duke became the person he is in chronologically later games.
AMC TC v3.6 has been released – this version brings a large tech overhaul to the mod and brings OpenGL support, offering improved performance as well as fixing a large variety of bugs. It also includes additional art improvements, and a new map for episode 3. There’s also been additional improvements to help ease new players into the vast and complex world of AMC.
- Polymost/OpenGL support – thanks to significant work by Doom64hunter, Sangman, and the EDuke32 team, this much requested feature is now available.
- Additional art updates for boss enemies and NPCs such as the Abyss Despot and the Mamano by sebabdukeboss20
- New Cinematics by sebabdukeboss20! Make sure you play in Polymost mode to see them.
- Additional GUI updates by AliCatGamer!
- Tons of polishing and bug fixing, particularly to solve common crashes and UI and texture issues.
- A new map starring Alien Armageddon’s Bombshell, by Micky C – found in Episode 3 after finishing the Chaosphere level and having the Paranormal Research Division unlocked, the map icon for the mission is found in the USA map.
On July 11, 2019, 3D Realms announced that the title of Ion Maiden was changed to Ion Fury. It has also been announced that voice actor Jon St. John, best known for the character Duke Nukem, is confirmed to be voicing the game’s main villain. While you wait for the game to be released in August 15, you can enjoy playing poker online at Asia. In the meantime, here’s the awesome game trailer that just came out!