|Duke Nukem 3D|
The title screen from Duke Nukem 3D.
|Publisher(s)||Apogee Software, Virgin Interactive (Playstation)|
|Designer(s)||George Broussard & Todd Replogle|
|Platform(s)||PC (MS-DOS), Mac, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, game.com, Sega Mega Drive (Brazil only), source ports to many other platforms|
|Release date||January 29, 1996 (PC)|
May 25, 1997 (Mac)
December 3, 1997 (PlayStation)
1997 (Sega Saturn)
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
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Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Duke Nukem 3D features the adventures of Duke Nukem, a character that had previously appeared in the platform games Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II which were also published by Apogee. Duke Nukem is an action hero created by computer game developers Todd Replogle, George Broussard, Allen Blum and Scott Miller of Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles Duke Nukem is a platform Video game developed and published by Apogee Software (now 3D Realms featuring the adventures Duke Nukem II is an MS-DOS Platform game developed by Apogee Software and released December 3, 1993. Duke is voiced by Jon St. John. Jon St John is an American Voice actor. He started his Career in voice work in 1975 when he was a Top 40 Radio
"Murderous aliens have landed in futuristic Los Angeles, and humans suddenly find themselves atop the endangered species list. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The odds are a million-to-one, just the way Duke likes it!"
Taking on the role of Duke Nukem, players must fight through 28 levels spread over three chapters. (A commercial upgrade called The Plutonium Pak later added a fourth episode of 11 additional levels, some new enemies and one new weapon modified weapon from Shrinker, now with opposite effect, it expands enemies until they will explode. ) As usual for a first-person shooter, players encounter a whole host of different enemies, and can engage them with a range of weaponry. As well as killing aliens to free the Earth, players must also solve puzzles to progress through the various levels. Some puzzles allow access to extra, hidden levels.
Duke Nukem 3D is set "sometime in the early 21st century". 
The levels of Duke Nukem 3D take the player outdoors through rendered street scenes, military bases, deserts, flooded cities, space stations, moon bases and even Japanese villas. A desert is a Landscape or region that receives very little precipitation. A space station is an artificial structure designed for Humans to live in Outer space. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Levels were also designed in a fairly non-linear manner such that players can advantageously use air ducts, back doors and sewers to avoid enemies or find hidden secrets, which also makes the levels well suited to deathmatch. Deathmatch (abbreviated DM) is a widely-used gameplay mode integrated into many Shooter and Real-time strategy (RTS Computer games The goal
These locations are also filled with objects that the player can interact with (including light switches, toilets, urinals, pool tables, arcade games, closed-circuit cameras, and strippers). A light switch is a Switch, most commonly used to operate Electric lights permanently connected equipment or Electrical outlets In modern homes A toilet is a Plumbing fixture and disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes: Urine and fecal matter. A urinal is a specialized Toilet for urinating only generally by men and boys A billiard table or billiards table (or more specifically a pool table or snooker table) is a bounded table on which billiards-type games An arcade game is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in businesses such as Restaurants Pubs Video arcades and Family Entertainment Closed-circuit television ( CCTV) is the use of Video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place limited set of monitors A striptease or Exotic dance is a form of erotic entertainment usually a Dance, in which the performer known as a "stripper" gradually undresses
The game includes a range of lethal weapons, some of which, even today, are still unique to the Duke Nukem series. They range from Duke's "Mighty Foot", a basic melee attack, to pistols, Nordenfelt guns, pipe bombs, freeze- and shrink-rays, and laser trip mines. The Nordenfelt Gun was a multiple barrel Machine gun that had a row from one to twelve barrels A pipe bomb is an Improvised explosive device, a tightly sealed section of pipe filled with an Explosive material.
Aside from weapons, Nukem's inventory also includes a series of items that can be picked up during play. A portable medkit allows players to heal themselves whenever they choose to. Steroids speed up player movement making transit through hostile territory easier. A steroid is a Terpenoid Lipid characterized by a Carbon skeleton with four fused rings generally arranged in a 6-6-6-5 fashion Nightvision goggles allow players to see enemies in the dark. Night vision is the ability to see in a dark environment Whether by biological or technological means night vision is made possible by a combination of two approaches sufficient The "HoloDuke" device projects a hologram of Duke that can be used to distract enemies. Holography (from the Greek, ὅλος - hólos whole + γραφή - grafē writing drawing is a technique that allows the Protective boots allow the player to cross dangerously hot or toxic terrain. Where progress requires more aquatic legwork, an aqua-lung (called scuba gear) allows the player to take longer trips away from air. Aqualung was the original name for the first open-circuit scuba diving equipment, developed by Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau in 1943 Perhaps most impressively, Duke's trademark jetpack allows the player to range fully in 3D, often to reach hidden weapons caches or extra health. For other meanings see Jetpack (disambiguation. The Martin Jetpack, despite its name has no jets or rockets but is a small helicopter and
The game features a wide range of monsters, some of which are aliens, others mutated humans (the LAPD has been turned into "Pig-cops" (a play on the word "pig", a derogatory term for police officers), with LARD emblazoned on their uniforms). See also List of extraterrestrials in fiction In Popular cultures Life forms -especially intelligent life forms that are of extraterrestrial A mutant is an individual organism or new genetic character arising or resulting from an instance of Mutation, which is a base-pair sequence change within the DNA Lard is pig Fat in both its rendered and unrendered forms Lard was commonly used in many cuisines as a Cooking fat or Shortening
As is usual for a first-person shooter, Nukem encounters a large number of lesser foes, and a small number of boss enemies (usually at the end of chapters). A boss is a computer-controlled opponent which is found in Video games Their purpose is to test the skills that the player has accumulated over the course of a game Like Duke, these enemies have access to a wide range of weapons and equipment (some weaker enemies have jet packs).
One of the enemies, the protozoid slimer, features a peculiar attack is that it doesn't feature either a long-range projectile weapon, or a close-range melee armament; instead, when it gets close to the player, its face (a large green blob with a fanged mouth) appears occluding most things on screen, starting to chew out health from Duke (similar to a facehugger from the Alien (film) series). The alien, also called the xenomorph, or a thing and by Ellen Ripley in a deleted scene from Alien³. Alien is a 1979 science fiction / Horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver. While they're extremely weak and can be killed with a single pistol shot, they do a considerable damage, and must be eliminated as quickly as possible.
Duke Nukem 3D features multiplayer. From 1996 to 2002: at the time of its release, Internet-based gaming was just beginning. Duke Nukem 3D did not support the TCP/IP client/server model, instead basing its network play on the IPX LAN, modem or serial cable. The Internet Protocol Suite (commonly TCP/IP) is the set of Communications protocols used for the Internet and other similar networks Internetwork Packet Exchange ( IPX) is the OSI-model Network layer protocol in the IPX/SPX Protocol stack. Duke Nukem 3D players often either battled modem-to-modem, using the $20. 00 IPX network utility Kali or the Total Entertainment Network (TEN) online pay service. Kali is an IPX network emulator for DOS and Windows, enabling legacy Multiplayer games to work over a modern TCP/IP network such Total Entertainment Network (TEN was an Online gaming service that existed from September 1996 until October 1999 Kali allowed users to connect to a chat room to host and join games. The Total Entertainment Network featured hundreds of Duke 3D players online at any given time, but players had to pay a monthly fee for it (originally $5. 00, gradually increased to $20. 00). The other Duke Nukem clients included Microsoft's Gaming Zone (free), Heat and iC (free). Starting from 2004, people could use the ports of Duke Nukem to play netgames on DukesterX which still remain a popular client. Dukonnector is another client that was introduced in 2006.
The game's own levels are often used as the battlegrounds for these encounters and users were able to create their own levels (or maps). The two modes of multiplayer are COOP games against the monster and DM games against each other.
In the Atomic version, a new gameplay mode was introduced: Duke Tag. In this mode there was a Capture The Flag Type of game. It never really caught on in the usermap community.
Duke Nukem 3D's graphic engine was an evolutionary step forward from the Doom engine. A game engine is a software system designed for the creation and development of computer and video games Doom Engine, also called id Tech 1, is the Game engine that powers the Id Software games Doom and Doom II While the levels were still defined as 2D maps, the capabilities of Ken Silverman's Build engine allowed more complex levels than Doom and Dark Forces. Ken Silverman (born November 1 1975) is a Game programmer, best known for writing the Build engine used in Duke Nukem 3D The Build engine is a First-person shooter engine created by Ken Silverman for 3D Realms. Star Wars Dark Forces is a Video game produced by the LucasArts Entertainment Company. Most notably, the game supports diagonal slopes in the floors, which was not possible with the entirely "top-down" level design of other contemporary shooters. It also supports mouse aiming (though aiming up and down distorts the graphics due to a lack of perspective correction), which later became the norm for FPS games.
While Doom was limited to doors opening and closing only by sliding up and down, the Build engine also introduced doors/walls that can move sideways. The Doom engine usually only moved a single platform at a time in response to a player event, while the Build scripting system allows a whole string of moving and sliding actions, synchronized with sound effects, to create collapsing buildings, earthquakes, and walls that crumble apart when hit with explosives. One of the more advanced effects that went far beyond the limits of the Doom engine is the horizontal sliding platform that can move the player inside a small sliding room, to create subway cars moving in a timed sequence around a ring-shaped track.
Since Doom was not a fully 3D engine, it was considered to be a 2.5D game. 25D (two-and-a-half Dimensional is an informal term used to describe visual phenomena which are considered "between" 2D and 3D This 2. 5D engine design limited Doom to relatively simple non-overlapping map designs since it is not possible for there to be an exposed bridge or balcony that the player can both see over and walk under. In Doom, only a simple moving platform rising up in front of the player could allow the player to cross over a path they previous walked along below.
The Build engine solves this problem by allowing multiple overlapping 2D paths to cross through the same 2D location. The key is that while inside one of these spaces, it is not possible to see into the other space, and so the 2. 5D engine has no problem rendering one space or the other even though the map data literally shows the two areas to be occupying the same place. Several Duke Nukem 3D maps exploit this engine feature to create bizarre mind-bending maps where multiple large rooms all seem to be occupying one 3D space. One secret level in particular ("Lunatic Fringe" from episode 2, Lunar Apocalypse) has a map where the player can travel 720 degrees around a circle and not cross their path. This would be much more difficult to duplicate with modern true-3D map editors and engines.
To resolve the problem of not having balconies or bridges that the player can walk over or under, instead special objects are used by the Build engine that are not actually part of the flat 2D map design. Instead they are a special type of decorative sprite inserted into the world, similar to the breakable cameras, flowerpots, lights. These special large sprites allow the player to walk over the object and under it as if it were an actual part of the map, to create the illusion of a true 3D space. However these special objects have a highly restricted shape, typically as a perfectly square or rectangular non-sloping structure, greatly limiting their usefulness in the map design to simple bridges, balconies, or exposed rectangular air ducts.
The game has been heavily attacked by some critics, who allege that it promotes pornography and murder. Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer Media Watch made the following comments about the game.
"Duke Nukem 3D moves the 'shooter' through pornography stores, where Duke can use XXX sex posters for target practice. Duke throws cash at a prostituted woman telling her to 'Shake it, Baby' his gun ever ready. In the game bonus points are awarded for the murder of these mostly prostituted and partially nude women. Duke blows up stained glass windows in an empty church or goes to strip clubs where Japanese women lower their kimonos exposing their breasts. For the Blackford Oakes novel see Stained Glass (novel The term stained glass refers either to the material of coloured Glass or to the art A strip club is a Nightclub or bar that offers Striptease (the erotic removal of a performer's clothing and possibly other related services such as The is the National costume of Japan. Originally the word "kimono" literally meant thing to wear ( ki wearing and mono thing but now has come Duke is encouraged to kill defenseless, often bound women.
— Media Watch, Teaching Boys To Kill
George Broussard, president of 3D Realms, defends the game. Duke Nukem 3D does not contain a "bonus points" system; even accidental shooting of innocents in the game is, sometimes, punished by a sudden onslaught of enemies.
Due to a gunman's rampage through a movie theatre in Brazil, Duke Nukem 3D was banned in that country along with Quake, Doom and several other violent first-person shooters. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld The Brazil rampage was allegedly inspired by Duke Nukem 3D's opening level "Hollywood Holocaust" (Episode 1, Mission 1), where a firefight with aliens takes place inside a cinema. Despite this ban, Duke Nukem 3D was subsequently being published in a computer magazine, and other titles such as Quake and Doom are still sold openly in Brazil.
As a response to the criticism encountered, censored versions of the game were released in certain countries to avoid having it banned altogether. In Australia, the game was originally refused classification on release. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. 3D Realms repackaged the game with a parental lock, but due to a mix-up, the uncensored data remained on the game disc and many players hacked and played the uncensored version. The OFLC then attempted to have the game pulled from the shelves, but it was discovered that the distributor had notified them of this fact and the rating could not be surrendered. Six months later, the game was later reclassified and released uncensored with an MA15+ rating.
In Germany, the BPjM placed the game on the List of Media Harmful to Young People or Index. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien or BPjM (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons is an upper-level German federal agency subordinate
The Atomic Edition of Duke Nukem 3D was released in November 1996, and contained the original 3 episode game as well as a new eleven-level fourth episode. The Plutonium PAK was also released as an upgrade package to convert the original release of Duke Nukem 3D (v1. 3d) to the new Atomic Edition (v1. 4, later patched to v1. 5).
It introduces three enemies: the Protector Drone, the Pig Cop Tank, and a new boss known as The Queen. It also includes a new weapon, the Microwave Expander.
It also has several improvements to the scripting language of the game, allowing the game's active modding community to create new enemies and items without overwriting the existing ones. Modding is a Slang expression that is derived from the verb " modify "
A feature exclusive to the Atomic Edition is the Fake Multiplayer computer controlled bots which can be launched at the DOS prompt. These bots are capable of putting up a decent offline fight against the player to give a glimpse of what the player can find in real online games or if the player has no available connection. They can also be useful for testing DukeMatch sessions offline during the creation of a map.
Following the release of the Doom source code in 1997, many of those in the modding community began wishing for a similar source code release from 3D Realms. The last major game to make use of the Duke Nukem 3D source code was Team TNT's WWII GI in 1999. TeamTNT is a group of mappers who created the TNT Evilution episode of Final Doom, as well as several free level packs and developer resources Its programmer, Matthew Saettler, expanded greatly upon the scripting language used by modders to change many aspects of the game.
Saettler let it be known that he was willing to expand further upon WWII GI's scripting language, and shortly thereafter agreed to make his enhancements available for Duke Nukem 3D with the permission of 3D Realms.
3D Realms approved the project. Saettler was the sole programmer, working with several mod authors to beta-test the new addition that would carry the Duke Nukem 3D version numbering to v2. 0 and be titled EDuke (Enhanced Duke Nukem 3D).
EDuke was released as a patch for Atomic Edition users on July 28, 2000, and included a demo mod made by several beta testers. Events 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of Treason. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The demo included new sector-based effects, sprite-based elevators, ladders, a bouncing particle fountain, a personal teleporter, and a more sophisticated translucent water effect.
Saettler has since archived his original Eduke site for reference.
This is an unofficial add-on developed by Sunstorm Interactive. Sunstorm Interactive was an Indianapolis -based Video game developer founded in 1995 by Anthony Campiti, which specialized in Hunting Duke relaxes on a tropical island when he discovers that the aliens are having their own "vacation". This unofficial add-on includes sunny Caribbean atmosphere and theme like beaches, vacation hotels and modifications from the original Duke Nukem 3D stuff to fit to the sunny theme. It features levels created by Charlie Wiederhold, who was later hired by 3D Realms to work on Duke Nukem Forever, the upcoming sequel to 3D. Charlie Wiederhold (also known as wieder) is an American Video game developer known for his involvement in the First person shooter industry Duke Nukem
In this storyline, President Bill Clinton is captured by alien forces, and it is up to Nukem to save him. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States This expansion pack featured levels that were based on real world locations, such as the White House, the FBI headquarters, the Smithsonian museum, and the Washington Monument and other places which you can find in the Washington DC. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence The Smithsonian Institution (smɪθsoʊnɪən is an educational and research institute and associated Museum complex administered and funded by the Government of The Washington Monument is a large tall sand-colored Obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington D This game was also developed by Sunstorm. While this was considered an unoffial add-on, it was included in an official compilation called Duke Nukem: Kill-A-Ton Collection through business deals with 3D Realms.
Unlike the previous add-ons, this one was developed by WizardWorks. In the storyline, Santa Claus is mind-controlled by aliens into causing trouble on Earth. Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply " Santa " is the Several of the levels take place near the North Pole. The North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is subject to the caveats explained below defined as the point in the northern This game has sometimes been criticized for recycling content from the original game.
Duke Xtreme was an add-on developed by Sunstorm and contained 50 levels and various utilities. It has sometimes been criticized due to its many technical problems.
A product called Duke!ZONE was once sold by WizardWorks and had over 500 levels made by fans of Duke Nukem 3D. WizardWorks later created an add-on called Duke!ZONE II, which contained three episodes of its own design.
Duke Nukem 3D has been included in several compilations. A bundle called East Meets West included the full versions of Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition and Shadow Warrior.  A bundle called Duke Nukem: Kill-A-Ton Collection featured Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, Duke Xtreme, Duke!ZONE II, Duke Nukem I (Duke Nukum), Duke Nukem II, and various other utilities. Both of these compilations are no longer sold. Earlier packages of Duke Nukem 3D also included Duke Nukem I and II.
In 1998, 3D Realms filed a lawsuit against Micro Star over its add-on pack Nuke It and won. 
LameDuke is an early development, beta version of Duke Nukem 3D which was released by 3D Realms as a bonus one year after the release of the official version. LameDuke has been released as is, with no support. It is currently available to download from the 3DRealms FTP .
LameDuke features four episodes: Mr Caliber, Mission Cockroach, Suck Hole and Hard Landing. Some weapons were removed and/or altered from the original versions
The source code to the Duke Nukem 3D v1. In Computer science, source code (commonly just source or code) is any sequence of statements or declarations written in some Human-readable 5 executable, which uses the Build engine, was released as free software under the GPL on April 1, 2003. Free software or software libre is Software that can be used studied and modified without restriction and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. However, the game content remains under a proprietary license. The game was quickly ported by enthusiasts to modern OSes. As of 2007, these ports gave the game a second life in multiplayer games through the Internet and a growing community is still actively playing. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
The first Duke Nukem 3D port was from icculus. org. It is a cross-platform port that allows the game to be played on BeOS, FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows and probably runs on others. BeOS is an Operating system for Personal computers which began development by Be Inc FreeBSD is a Unix-like free Operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD branch through Linux (commonly pronounced ˈlɪnəks Mac OS X (mæk oʊ ɛs tɛn is a line of computer Operating systems developed marketed and sold by Apple Inc, the latest of which is pre-loaded on all currently Solaris is a Unix -based Operating system introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1992 as the successor to SunOS. Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. The icculus. org codebase would later be used in the Rancidmeat port, and later, the xDuke port.
One popular port is Jonathon Fowler's JFDuke3D, which in December 2003 received backing from the original author of Build, programmer Ken Silverman. Fowler, in cooperation with Ken, released a new version of JFDuke3D using Polymost, an OpenGL-enhanced renderer for Build, which allows hardware acceleration and 3D model support, along with 32 bit color high resolution textures. The Build engine is a First-person shooter engine created by Ken Silverman for 3D Realms. OpenGL ( Open G raphics L ibrary is a standard specification defining a cross-language Cross-platform API for writing applications that produce Another port based on JFDuke3D called xDuke (unrelated to the xDuke port based on icculus. org/duke3d) runs on the Xbox. The Xbox is a sixth-generation Video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation.
Silverman has since helped Jonathon Fowler with a large portion of other engine work, including updating the network code and continuing to maintain various other aspects of the engine.
Projects such as the Duke 3D High Resolution Pack  were started in order to take advantage of the various engine improvements and attempt to update Duke's graphical resources almost to the level of modern games. Plans are still in the works to include additional engine features as time goes on. However, JFDuke3D appears to be on hiatus as no new versions have appeared since late 2005.
The first port aimed at expanding features for mod authors was an experimental port called CDuke, authored by Colourless. It cleaned up and enhanced some unused code in the original source designed to allow translucent sector-based water and other "sector over sector" effects. The implementation was not perfect, but showed promise. CDuke was also the first port to demonstrate voxels within Duke Nukem 3D, which had been seen in other Build engine games. The port ceased production shortly after it was released.
EDuke is a branch of Duke Nukem 3D that was officially released by 3D Realms in 2000; it focused primarily on enhancing the CON scripting language in ways which allowed those modifying the game to do much more with the scripting system than originally possible. Around May of 2003, not long after the release of the Duke Nukem 3D source code, Blood project manager Matt Saettler released the source for both EDuke 2. Blood is a PC game developed by Monolith Productions and distributed by GT Interactive. 0, the version of EDuke released by 3D Realms, and EDuke 2. 1, the test version of what was to become the next official EDuke release. A few ports emerged (most notably WinEDuke and EDuke 2. 1. 1), but it was not until the release of Richard Gobeille's EDuke32 (an extended version of JFDuke3D which incorporates Saettler's EDuke code) in 2004 that EDuke became a real community focus. EDuke32 has seen consistent and frequent releases, often giving the community access to experimental new engine features weeks before the next JFDuke3D release. Among the various enhancements, support for OGG music was added in September 2007, allowing the engine to play true music for the first time. It is to be noted that the upgrade is not yet part of the EDuke32 mainstream versions. A pack of the remade music was compiled and is planned to be included in future releases of the HRP. 
In 1997, Duke Nukem 3D was ported to all the major consoles of the time. The PlayStation version, Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown, includes six extra areas and a secret level, the latter which was also included in the PC version. The PlayStation (abbreviated PS, PSone, PS1, or informally as PSX) is a 32-bit fifth generation Video game console It also features rearranged music in stream audio made by Mark Knight, new enemies and a new boss. 
The Sega Saturn version was ported by Lobotomy Software and published by Sega. The is a 32-bit Video game console that was first released on November 22 1994 in Japan, May 11 1995 in North America Lobotomy Software was an American video game company best known for the game PowerSlave ( Exhumed in the Europe as well as the successful Sega Saturn is a multinational Video game Software and Hardware development company and a former Home computer It retains the original name and uses Lobotomy's SlaveDriver engine. It's also the only console port which uses real 3D worlds, thanks to the SlaveDriver engine. This version uses the Sega NetLink for online gaming, and has built-in support for the Saturn's analog pad. NetLink here For the Linux program see Netlink. SEGA Netlink Sega NetLink also known as Seganet in Japan was an It also includes a hidden multiplayer mini-game called Death Tank Zwei.
The Nintendo 64 version was retitled Duke Nukem 64. The, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendo 's third home Video game console for the international market Duke Nukem 64 is a Nintendo 64 port of the First-person shooter PC ( MS-DOS) Video game Duke Nukem It features a split screen 4-player mode. In-game music was removed from this version and many items have been renamed to avoid drug and sex references. Other changes include a different 3D model for the final boss.
In 1998, a Sega Mega Drive version was released by Tec Toy. The is a 16-bit Video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988 North America in 1989 and the PAL region in 1990 Tectoy (known as Tec Toy before late 2007 is a Brazilian Videogame and Electronics company The visuals were drastically simplified, being closer to early shooters like Wolfenstein 3D; also, it consists solely of "Lunar Apocalypse", the second from the original game's three "episodes". This version was released in Brazil only. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld 
A version of Duke Nukem 3D was also released for the Game.com, Tiger's short lived handheld system. The gamecom (pronounced in TV commercials as "game com" not "game dot com" and not capitalized in marketing material was a Handheld game console released Tiger Electronics should not be confused with the appliance maker Tiger Corporation, the electronics retailer Tiger Direct, or the producer of Gizmondo A handheld game console is a lightweight portable electronic machine for playing Video games Unlike Video game consoles the controls screen and speakers
On February 6, 2008, 3D Realms President Scott Miller confirmed that Duke Nukem 3D would be released to the Xbox Live Arcade (possibly in 2008) and feature on-line multiplayer support, Xbox Live achievements, on-line score boards, and a co-op mode. Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to digitally distribute video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners A multiplayer video game is one which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time Xbox Live (trademarked as Xbox LIVE) is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft Corporation 
Duke Nukem's theme song was created by Lee Jackson. Its title is "Grabbag". "Grabbag" is the title of the theme song from Duke Nukem 3D, a 1996 First-person shooter computer game The thrash metal band Megadeth recorded the song as a bonus track off their 1999 album, Risk, replete with sound bytes of Duke's one-liners. Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder front man guitarist and songwriter Dave Mustaine. You may have been looking for Risk (Terminaator album. Risk is an album by American heavy metal band Megadeth
In 1997, 3D Realms announced a direct sequel titled Duke Nukem Forever. Duke Nukem It has been shown at two E3s (1998 and 2001) and has gone through several engine changes and restarts. The E3 Media and Business Summit, formerly known as Electronic Entertainment Expo and commonly known as E3, is an annual Trade show for the computer The developers have stated that the game will be released "when it's done. " Most recently, 3D Realms released a teaser trailer in December 2007 and announced that composer Jeremy Soule was working with the team. Jeremy Soule is a BAFTA Award-winning American Composer of film television and video games