George Broussard blames Apogee's Scott Miller for the loss of Duke IP

Following Apogee's response to a recent leak of an early Duke Nukem Forever build, creator George Broussard hammered Scott Miller on social media.


Duke Nukem was back in the news this week in a big way since a leak shared an alleged 2001 E3 build of Duke Nukem Forever. Duke Nukem creator and producer George Broussard chimed in on the matter, giving legitimacy to the leak. However, Apogee Entertainment’s Scott Miller also recently shared thoughts on the matter and it brought Broussard’s ire. Following Apogee’s response to the leak, Broussard once again took to social media to lay into Miller, even making the claim that the Apogee lead had a hand in the losing of both the Duke Nukem IP and the original incarnation of 3D Realms.

Apogee Entertainment lead and founder Scott Miller shared his thoughts on the recent leak of an alleged Duke Nukem Forever build from E3 2001. While Miller seems to echo Broussard’s commentary on the legitimacy of the leak, further suggesting that he is unaware of how said Duke Nukem Forever 2001 build could have been obtained, Miller also spends a portion of his blog attempting to clear the air on the troubled game. This drew Broussard’s attention and he, in turn, responded to the blog posted on Apogee’s Twitter.

Broussard's response to Scott Miller's thoughts on the recent Duke Nukem Forever 2001 build leak suggests there's still bad blood between the two on the topic.
Broussard's response to Scott Miller's thoughts on the recent Duke Nukem Forever 2001 build leak suggests there's still bad blood between the two on the topic.

In his tweets posted on May 10, Broussard lashes directly at Scott Miller, quote retweeting the Apogee Entertainment blog post:

Broussard goes on to say that there are still stories and thoughts left unsaid regarding what happened with Duke Nukem and his professional relationship with Miller:

Over the many years since Duke Nukem Forever was the talk of the Chatty, Broussard has spoken very little on the matter. As his original response to the leak might suggest, he is not keen on speaking openly on it. However, it feels safe to say that the recent Duke Nukem Forever 2001 version leak has opened some old wounds. It remains to be seen if his recent tweets will be the last word on the matter. Stay tuned as we continue to follow this story for further updates.

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    May 10, 2022 2:35 PM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, George Broussard blames Apogee's Scott Miller for the loss of Duke IP

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      May 10, 2022 3:02 PM

      Hah Broussard has no room to talk here. Miller might be like that but he’s just the same.

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      May 10, 2022 3:42 PM

      Yesss yesssssss

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      May 10, 2022 4:11 PM

      He's mad because Scott (and 3DR / Apogee management) took his baby away before he broke it beyond repair.

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      May 10, 2022 5:40 PM

      Riiight, it had nothing to do with Broussard constantly chasing the latest new thing causing DNF's development time to stretch longer than the Apollo Program. Sure.

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      May 10, 2022 6:29 PM

      I guess he IS interested in talking about it and retreading a painful past.


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      May 10, 2022 11:17 PM

      The only thing here that might be narcissistic of Scott is this:

      "I recognized that DNF was in deep trouble back in 2004 and tried to get the entire game developed by a more experienced studio, Digital Extremes (now famous for Warframe). The owner there was eager to take over DNF from us, and we even had the blessing of our publisher at the time (Take-Two), but this idea was shot down internally. It turned out to be a fatal suicide shot."

      Otherwise it seems like everything else I've read about Duke Nukem Forever and probably is true. Don't know what George was ranting about.

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      May 10, 2022 11:21 PM

      Broussard is the one who comes off badly out of this. He sounds petulant. Miller’s take, such as it is, seems removed enough to be plausible.

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        May 11, 2022 12:35 AM

        "how dared Miller lose an IP while we busted our arse not managing releasing the damn game in 15 years?"

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          May 11, 2022 8:36 AM

          Advanced vending machines physics don’t make themselves. He didn’t want the lie about “advanced vending machine physics” on the box art to be a lie. That’s what fans wanted from DNF: advanced vending machine physics, and they were ready to wait a decade for it.

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      May 11, 2022 12:06 AM

      Outside of Duke Nukem 3D, all of the best Duke Nukem games came from companies not named 3DR/Apogee. They got lucky, they missed the boat on Blood, they screwed up Shadow Warrior (again, all of the good Shadow Warrior stuff came from other companies).


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