Duke Nukem Forever shows its serious side in 'What Would Duke Do' video series

Bad news Duke Nukem fans: Gearbox has made the long-awaited return of the 90s video icon both serious and somber...

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Bad news Duke Nukem fans: Gearbox has made the long-awaited return of the 90s video icon both serious and somber. If you're looking for proof, look no further than the two recently released gameplay trailers for Duke Nukem Forever.

In the video series entitled "What Would Duke Do," the game's titular hero shows his age and Gearbox Software's new serious direction when he questions his own motives behind the picking up and throwing of randomly discovered excrement.

It seems pretty clear the entire thing is ruined because the Duke we knew wouldn't bat an eye at the prospect of throwing feces around the universe. The second video features Duke hijacking a jetpack. We're not sure who Gearbox ruined that part, but we're sure they did somehow.

You've disappointed us, Gearbox.

Duke Nukem Forever will launch for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on June 14 in North America.

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      April 1, 2011 1:29 PM

      So why'd it take 5 hours to repost this from the chatty/rest of the gaming world? Just curious...

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      April 1, 2011 1:31 PM

      I hate the auto play on videos now. As a matter of fact, I hate everything about the new shacknews.
      Shacknews is dead, and that makes me sad.

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        April 1, 2011 1:32 PM

        Learn to control Flash, stop hating so much.

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        April 1, 2011 1:46 PM

        The auto-play is a bug with ESRB age-gated trailers. It's not intentional and will, at some point, be fixed.

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        April 1, 2011 5:53 PM

        I hate posts like these, they should be considered thanks.txt equivalents.

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        April 2, 2011 7:29 AM

        I wish mine auto-played. I get an age verification thing.

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      April 1, 2011 1:32 PM

      they're really highlighting that crappy pick up animation aren't they ...

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      April 1, 2011 1:32 PM

      hot damn this game looks bad

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        April 1, 2011 1:59 PM

        yep

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        April 1, 2011 2:26 PM

        and it looks like it would be about 10^48294893 times more fun than playing boring 2.. eh crysis 2

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      April 1, 2011 1:40 PM

      hahaha, duke pissed all over the turd first before picking it up out of the toilet.

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        April 1, 2011 1:54 PM

        I know! Duke touched his own pee then!!!

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          April 1, 2011 4:19 PM

          That's what made his hand, and the feces, invulnerable.

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      April 1, 2011 2:34 PM

      ... Maybe it's a generational thing...

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      April 1, 2011 3:31 PM

      Dear God Shacknews, please get a decent fucking video player. Just embed YouTube or something. Anything that doesn't suck so bad.

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        April 1, 2011 4:04 PM

        I love our new video player. The quality is awesome! The Auto-Play is annoying... but it's a known bug.

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          April 1, 2011 5:18 PM

          Mr. Matos, you cannot in good conscience say that the quality is "awesome". It's poor. Always has been. Just embed YouTube, not only for higher quality, but so we can favorite videos more easily, add to queues, etc.

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            April 1, 2011 5:57 PM

            look how bad the quality was on the previous HD player. it wasn't even HD. at least this looks better than the SD one

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            April 1, 2011 6:45 PM

            LOL. Always has been? This is a completely different video player and process than our last one.

            Also, there's that functionality in YouTube if you want it. We have our own dedicated player. Sorry.

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              April 1, 2011 7:21 PM

              You shouldn't say sorry if you're not really! I mean you started this post with actually laughing at him, so I question the sincerity of your apology.

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            April 1, 2011 6:46 PM

            Just to clarify: You are selecting the HD video right? Click the 360p at the bottom right and pick your preferred quality level.

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            April 1, 2011 7:04 PM

            They certainly don't suffer from slow-ass buffering like Youtube does, I'll give them that.

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          April 1, 2011 7:12 PM

          It's alright. But the fact that I have to reach for the escape key to exit out of full screen pisses me off to no end.

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            April 1, 2011 7:46 PM

            The lack of controls on full screen mode is fucking baffling.

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          April 1, 2011 7:16 PM

          full screen controls as well ;)

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          April 1, 2011 7:19 PM

          but it's a known permanent bug

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          April 1, 2011 7:51 PM

          Do the people who made it or test it even have a large screen monitor? Because none of the videos are actually fullscreen when you choose that option!

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            April 2, 2011 7:33 AM

            'Made' and 'test' are concepts applied to normal games.

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        April 1, 2011 7:17 PM

        Signed. I'm reading this from my phone (which is a legit way of browsing the internet these days, to silence all trolls living in the past) and the videos autoplay. Plus the 720p looks quite a bit uglier both here and on my desktop than it does on other sites. If I'm watching a trailer that is interesting on the Shack, 90% of the time I'll stop it, open a new tab to youtube and watch it there for full quality.

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      April 1, 2011 5:38 PM

      That article is just weird, WTF, Xav?

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        April 3, 2011 7:41 AM

        It was "make a bunch of poop jokes for lulz" or "try to approach it with an original (and sarcastic) angle."

        I think I made the right call.

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          April 4, 2011 9:03 AM

          Oh please, get off your high horse already

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            April 6, 2011 11:35 AM

            Fuck no. I can see my house from here, lady.

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      April 1, 2011 5:50 PM

      Release the fucking game.

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        April 2, 2011 1:31 PM

        You think so? That jetpack bit looked pretty damn cool to me. I don't get the hate for this game really... it only looks like fun to me. Actually.. playing it at PAX East.. it WAS fun.

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      April 1, 2011 5:53 PM

      looks so fucking bad

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      April 1, 2011 6:06 PM

      I hope Steve was not responsible for these videos.

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      April 1, 2011 7:03 PM

      That turd had a lot more staying power than I expected

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      April 1, 2011 7:06 PM

      If I was 12 i'd enjoy that alot more.

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      April 1, 2011 7:07 PM

      I don't mean to sound like an asshole, but please use a friend who knows better English to proof your articles Xav. Sometimes it's a confusing chore to make sense of what you've written. You seem like a decent fellow otherwise, so please don't take this as me just being rude.

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      April 1, 2011 7:25 PM

      looks shitty

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      April 1, 2011 8:07 PM

      I thought poop threads in the chatty got nuked?

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      April 2, 2011 7:35 AM

      I dislike how the alien's head just disappears when hit.

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      April 2, 2011 7:37 AM

      Just watched the FECES one....

      ...

      In summary...

      ...

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      April 2, 2011 9:41 PM

      So... the game is 18+, but the humor is for children around the age of 12... it doesn't make sense. :o

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        April 3, 2011 5:55 AM

        you don't get it.

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        April 3, 2011 7:24 AM

        If you enjoyed Duke Nukem 3D then this level of humor should be expected. That being said, I never thought of Duke as a guy who would play with feces...maybe the guy in Postal but not Duke.

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      April 3, 2011 8:40 AM

      Isn't it an April Fools' joke?