3D Realms 'voluntarily withdraws' lawsuit against Gearbox

Back in June, Duke Nukem creator 3D Realms sued Duke Nukem Forever co-developer Gearbox Software for over $1.3 million. However, it appears Gearbox has walked away the winner, with 3D Realms "voluntarily withdrawing" their claim.

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Back in June, Duke Nukem creator 3D Realms sued Duke Nukem Forever co-developer Gearbox Software for over $1.3 million. However, it appears Gearbox has walked away the winner, with 3D Realms "voluntarily withdrawing" their claim.

"After reviewing evidence regarding our business affairs, and without any money exchanging hands, we have satisfactorily resolved any and all differences that we perceived against Gearbox," a statement from 3D Realms reads.

"In all sincerity, we regret the misunderstanding that instigated our lawsuit. Now that we better understand--and appreciate--the actual nature of our business matters, we have voluntarily withdrawn our claims against Gearbox, with genuine apologies to Randy for any damage that our lawsuit may have caused to the relationship," Scott Miller said in a statement.

In fairness to 3D Realms, they did ask for an independent auditor at the start of their lawsuit. Apparently, they didn't discover much. However, given the harsh words thrown at each other during the initial claim, it's unlikely we'll see these two companies work again.

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    September 13, 2013 3:45 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 3D Realms 'voluntarily withdraws' lawsuit against Gearbox.

    Back in June, Duke Nukem creator 3D Realms sued Duke Nukem Forever co-developer Gearbox Software for over $1.3 million. However, it appears Gearbox has walked away the winner, with 3D Realms "voluntarily withdrawing" their claim.

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      September 13, 2013 4:13 PM

      In other news, 3DRealms has just launched a lawsuit against George Broussard for 'spending all their income from Duke Nukem Forever at Las Vegas poker tables'.

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      September 13, 2013 6:17 PM

      "In fairness to 3D Realms, they did ask for an independent auditor at the start of their lawsuit. Apparently, they didn't discover much."

      I thought Gearbox refused to be audited at all?

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        September 13, 2013 8:10 PM

        Well when there is a lawsuit regarding money that may or may not be owed to someone, they really don't have much say in whether an audit will happen or not. At least not without looking guilty as all get out.

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      September 13, 2013 7:30 PM

      'However, given the harsh words thrown at each other during the initial claim, it's unlikely we'll see these two companies work again.' I'm not too sure about that. twitter.com/DuvalMagic/status/378637049873448960

      "It's time to make up and chew bubblegum, and we're all out of gum. A future Duke is much better in this world where those that care are not fighting, but friendly."

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      September 13, 2013 11:01 PM

      I wonder if 3DRealms are ever going to develop a game internally again.