Duke Nukem Forever comes to Mac in August

Duke Nukem's shooting and wisecracking onto Mac this August, courtesy of porting veteran Aspyr Media.


After taking so long to get here, it's no surprise that Duke is spreading out to as many platforms as he can. Porting house Aspyr Media announced today that it'll be bringing the infamous Duke Nukem Forever to Mac in August.

You can pre-order the Mac edition of Duke Nukem Forever from Aspyr now for $44.99, a 10% discount. Aspyr has produced the Mac ports of heaps of PC titles, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, Civilization V, and LEGO Star Wars.

Though critical and fan receptions was mixed--almost violently so--DNF sold well enough to top retail sales charts in several countries. Unsurprisingly, its success means we'll definitely be seeing more Duke. Check out Steve's review to see what he made of it, or give the demo a whirl yourself.

(I had cracking a macking/Mac pun, but Duke's sexual satisfaction seems to stem largely from eerie leering. A strange one, that chap.)

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    June 27, 2011 1:00 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Duke Nukem Forever comes to Mac in August.

    Duke Nukem's shooting and wisecracking onto Mac this August, courtesy of porting veteran Aspyr Media.

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      June 27, 2011 1:07 PM

      What did Apple ever do to them?

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      June 27, 2011 1:13 PM

      Is the cross-platform multiplayer support going to be as good as Civ V?

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        June 27, 2011 1:15 PM

        Haha, count on it.

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        June 27, 2011 2:43 PM


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        June 27, 2011 4:15 PM


        I imagine that would even theoretically work just fine if the mac versionw asn't always a month behind in patches - and the PC version is patched more often than that.

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      June 27, 2011 1:22 PM

      Aspyr ported Guitar Hero World Tour for PC but never actually released it 0.o

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      June 27, 2011 1:23 PM

      I wonder if it'll run on my '10 mbp

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      June 27, 2011 3:02 PM

      Mac can have Duke Nukem, PC doesnt want it

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        June 27, 2011 4:06 PM

        lol, maybe it'll be as revolutionary for them as Halo was for the consoles.

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          June 27, 2011 8:50 PM

          ironic, since Halo was originally a Mac title, like its superior predecessor: Marathon

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        June 27, 2011 4:17 PM

        You misspelled Xbox

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      June 27, 2011 4:02 PM

      Does this mean the Steam PC version owners will get the Mac version for free?

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        June 27, 2011 11:06 PM

        I wish, but doubt it consider aspyr is porting.

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        June 28, 2011 10:45 AM

        YES they get it for free!!!!! :) :) it's steamplay

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      June 27, 2011 5:44 PM

      Thats because its 15 year old tech, it will play on Mac hardware.

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      June 27, 2011 6:23 PM

      Why oh WHY would they do this? Why the hell is this crap in box getting so much attention? Mac users SAVE YOUR MONEY... It'll run like shit and just be in general a bad experience for you... Go buy Shadows of the damned do not support this game.

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      June 27, 2011 6:34 PM

      I'm reading all this negativity here and just felt the need to step in and say... I'm in the middle of playing the game right now and having a lot of fun with it. I don't really see why everybody hates this game so much. I'm having more fun with DNF than I have with any Call of Duty came in the past years (with the exception of Spec Ops mode in co-op).

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        June 27, 2011 8:51 PM

        I think it's a case of expectations. I tried to moderate my expectations but after 14 years I think I lost perspective and really despised it.

        People coming in expecting it to be the worst game ever will probably find it's nowhere near as bad as all that.

        Although even then, it's still a terrible game. Just not the worst game.

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        June 27, 2011 9:16 PM

        I second this having fun with DNF post.

        Also it's weird that I detest achievements and yet I want to play the MP to level up so that I can unlock things in my "digs"

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      June 27, 2011 6:40 PM

      I appreciate the effort, but I'm still going to pass. Please don't take this as an indicator of my interest in having other games get ported to the Mac, although I'd be more interested if it were done first-party and released on Steam.

      Mac Gamers

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        June 27, 2011 6:54 PM

        Please port FEAR and STALKER series kthnxbai

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        June 27, 2011 10:22 PM

        Pretty much the same feeling here but I will probably pick it up some day when it's on sale for $15.

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      June 27, 2011 9:37 PM

      porting veteran Aspyr Media
      it must suck to aspire to your dream of working in the video game industry only to end up working for a company that only does ports :P

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        June 27, 2011 10:24 PM

        I doubt that anyone who dreams of being in the game industry would ever work for Aspyr. They're more like a utility software company.

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