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Run-n-gun like it's 1990s!

Duke Nukem 1+2, a bundle of two classic 1990s run-and-gun platformers that sparked into a flame of legend, is now available on GOG.com, for only $5.99.

We are not alone in the Universe. In fact, it's swarming with evil alien monsters. The only goal in their existence is to invade our planet, steal our stuff and eat us. Earth isn't doing so well either. Mad scientists hell-bent on world domination. Doomsday devices are a dime a dozen. So, if you were wondering why we're not living under the rule of a crazy scientist and his cybernetic army, or why haven't we been all eaten by aliens--you should know who to thank for all that. Duke Nukem. The bishop of badassery.

Released in the early 1990s, the Duke Nukem 1+2 games defined the standards for the run-and-gun platformer genre on the PC. But not only that. They did much more. They started the career of one of the gaming's most iconic heroes: Duke Nukem. Being great platformers on their own, full of creative level design, exceptional ideas, and tongue-in-cheek humor, they still provide bucketloads of prime entertainment. Before Duke Nukem went 3D, he totally rocked the 2D. Here's your chance to see it for yourself!

Find out why Duke's autobiography was titled "Why I'm so Great", get Duke Nukem 1+2 for only $5.99!
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KainDrake: Oh, I replied to three different comments and didn't feel like typing them all up again, so I just copied and pasted. :p Thanks for the explanation. I understand now.
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TheEnigmaticT: Okay, but you have to admit replying to me twice in a row on the same comment is a little odd?
Well, that's because that second time didn't occur to me until after I replied the first time. I didn't just decide to split my reply in two.
So, about Commander Keen? ;D
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tapeworm00: So, about Commander Keen? ;D
Commander Keen is a series where you play as Billy Blaze. It's one of the few games on Steam that doesn't have any DRM, and though the collection isn't quite complete, the price is right. The original trilogy is arguably better than the first two Duke Nukem games, while Commander Keen 4 and 5 might be an unfair comparison.

I also think the Bio Menace games are much better than Duke Nukem 1 and 2, as well as the original Commander Keen trilogy, and that's free. I liked Duke Nukem 1 more than it's sequel. Duke Nukem 3D, however, is among my top favorite games on GOG, along with Blood and Shadow Warrior, the latter of which was my first "instabuy" on GOG since Anachronox back in March.

Anachronox was created by the fine folks at Ion Storm, who were also responsible for Daikatana. I loved Daikatana, which puts me squarely into the minority. It is said that Dopefish lives, and indeed he does. Not only does he appear in Anachronox and countless other games, but Dopefish makes a hidden cameo during the third episode of Daikatana, tucked away somewhere in his natural habitat. Dopefish is a character who originally appeared in the Commander Keen series. And now, we have come full circle. Return to paragraph one now if you wish to continue the cycle.

That is what I have to say about Commander Keen. ;D
Post edited December 07, 2012 by Skunk
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tapeworm00: So, about Commander Keen? ;D
No Zenimax no Commander Keen.
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farlark: IIRC, these games were bundled with the disc version of Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition. So, even in the mid-90's, they were considered a bit too cruddy to be anything but disc goodies.

That said, it's nice seeing more Apogee games in the GOG library.
Looking at the screenshots from behind my harsh wire-rim (as opposed to rose-tinted) glasses I'm wont to agree.

I have no interest in this game, but all the mentions of Apogee did burst a nostalgia pod inside my brain of the name of an ancient platformer I used to play 20 years ago on my family's desktop fossil (an IBM-PC 8088). Didn't remember the title, just the name of the hero, the unfortunately named "Nevada Smith" (not quite as cool as Carolina Jones). A little googling later, and I dug up the title: Pharaoh's Tomb. Used to be obsessed with this game, like some people were over, I dunno, old Metroid titles.

Was pleased to see the whole series is freeware Freeware now, like those ancient "Kroz" games. May just have to download it for the hell of it; like many of these old shareware titles, I only played the free "first" episodes of the games, having no money as a kid to buy full versions.
As a 90s kid, I remember the Duke Nukem fandom was only really big after 3D was made. The first two are more a curiousity than anything else. I would like a really good Contra-style 2D Duke for this generation (Wayforward would probably do a good job).
Awesome!
Bound to be on sale in a few weeks. If not I'll buy them at $5.99 here. Glad I held off buying them at 3DRealms for $5.99 each.

Hmm

- screamer 2
- krush kill n destroy
- Duke 1 + 2

could make for good gaming this winter.
This is archeo-gaming alrightt.. :o
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Skunk: And now, we have come full circle.
Are you old? Because old people do that. You know, tell unnecessarily long and seemingly unrelated stories that after half an eternity arguably form some sort of circle. :P
high rated
Finally my avatar is no longer the only DN1 material on this site. :)
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Darling_Jimmy: How long has GOG been sitting on these?
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TheEnigmaticT: "Sitting" on them? Not long at all. I believe they were completely ready to release about two or three weeks ago, which is when we dropped them into the schedule. We don't go out of our way to prepare things and then taunt you with them. ;)
I had the same feeling of Jimmy, mainly because you already had other Duke games on the site for so long.
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PimPamPet: Also, speaking of Epic, isn't One Must Fall 2097 freeware now? Would be nice to see that on GOG.
So I wasn't the only one thinking of OMF when I saw Duke Nukem 2. Makes one wonder...
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Fuzzyfireball: Don't forget Zombie Wars, which I don't think is owned by Apogee.
Don't forget System Shock 2, which I don't think has anything to do with anything discussed in this thread. ;-)
Post edited December 10, 2012 by RafaelLopez
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Kabuto: Bound to be on sale in a few weeks. If not I'll buy them at $5.99 here. Glad I held off buying them at 3DRealms for $5.99 each.

Hmm

- screamer 2
- krush kill n destroy
- Duke 1 + 2

could make for good gaming this winter.
Holy...
KKND is on GOG!? Didn't notice it before. OMG how did I miss that :O
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Roman5: Sort of how GTAIII was the first GTA that most people have played
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F4LL0UT: There is so much wrong with that sentence. :D
I don't see what was wrong with that sentence? For sure, it's sad that many people don't realize that Grand Theft Auto didn't start on the PS2, or that Duke Nukem wasn't always a series of first person shooters, but it certainly isn't uncommon. Some people probably didn't realize that the 3 in 3-D also meant it was the third game in the series for Duke Nukem, and for Grand Theft Auto, two of the "GTA 3" games weren't numbered, so it's kinda understandable that people may have the wrong impression of which order they were released in, thinking GTA 3 was released after Vice City and San Andreas, and thus being the third game. Heck, there are even people who think Halo was the first console FPS, or even pioneered the genre.
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F4LL0UT: There is so much wrong with that sentence. :D
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fisk0: I don't see what was wrong with that sentence? For sure, it's sad that many people don't realize that Grand Theft Auto didn't start on the PS2...
Actually my post wasn't supposed to make as much sense as you seemed to expect.
First I meant that "most people" part. "Most people" have probably not ever played any GTA game in their life. ;P
Secondly I meant that most people who have played a GTA game have probably started with GTA IV as (AFAIK) it's the most popular title in the series. But sure, GTA III was quite probably the first real mainstream title of the series.