Many thanks to Elisa from Gearbox for providing these for our giveaway!
John Cena is in talks to star in Paramount’s “Duke Nukem” movie, a big-screen version of the long-running video game franchise.
The project is set up at Paramount-based Platinum Dunes, which is operated by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. No director or writer is attached yet.
Duke Nukem first appeared in the 1991 eponymous video game, developed by Apogee Software, as a muscular cigar-chomping man who always wears Ray-Bans and sports a flat-top haircut as he fights aliens to save planet Earth by using enormous physical strength and his expertise in firearms. He’s appeared in 19 video games as the title character, most recently in “Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour.”
Platinum Dunes franchises include “The Purge,” “Ouija,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” It’s a producer on John Krasinski’s horror movie “A Quiet Place,” opening April 6.
Cena made his name as a WWE star before starting another career as a movie actor more than a decade ago with “The Marine” in 2006. His credits include “12 Rounds,” “Legendary,” “The Reunion,” “Trainwreck,” “Sisters,” “Daddy’s Home,” “Daddy’s Home 2,” and “The Wall,” along with voicing the lead character in the animated comedy “Ferdinand.”
Cena is starring with Hailee Steinfeld in Paramount’s upcoming Transformers prequel “Bumblebee: The Movie,” with Bay producing. He is repped by ICM Partners.
Writes Paul B (a Lord among Loovs):
A brand new 2017 website has been published in the name of the king of first person shooters. DukeMaps.net is now live where you can showcase your talent & hard work for others to appreciate. So don’t forget to add DukeMaps.net to your bookmarks and tell your friends. The foundation has been laid, now it’s up to you to keep it populated with awesome Duke Nukem 3D content. Hail to the king baby!
Writes C Bob “SebabDukeBoss20”:
Abduction 4.0 is an erotic flash game based on Duke Nukem 3D. It plays like a Japanese bishojo game. Ever wondered what the aliens were doing with all those kidnapped women? Find out! Follow Crystal, a naive young secretary who has been abducted by the aliens for their sinister purposes. Guide her as she explores Space Stations, Alien Vessels, and Los Angeles during the alien invasion. There are over 25 endings and loads of Duke Nukem 3D game references and humor to keep you entertained. The game also includes older versions of the flash game.
The Youtube livestream is now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JephRoi3os
*Art by Marty, Voice by Clint B.
** Live Youtube w/ Yatta, TX, Fred, and Randy talking about the FUTURE of Duke, but we intend to talk about Duke Nukem Forever 2001 too!
Update your copy of Shadow Warrior Classic (1997) on Steam and select “Play Prototypes/Betas” to try them out!
Writes Joe: One of the last old school Apogee/3D Realms games was released 20 years ago today. On May 13, 1997, 3D Realms released the original Shadow Warrior to the world. The very anticipated next game from the makers of Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior followed in much the same path as Duke Nukem 3D did. Over the top weapons and action, and an even more over the top game hero.
This article isn’t one that will go into the nitty gritty of game development, just a few fun memories of people, events, and things relative to Shadow Warrior. Here’s a quick look back at the second major Build game we released 20 years ago today.