Gearbox seeks to credit Duke Nukem Forever staffers, Pitchford dismisses reviews

Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 23:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford has said Duke Nukem Forever will review well, but in the end, numbers are irrelevant to the Duke.

Meanwhile, the developer is seeking to credit past contributors to the long-awaited title.

“Honestly, I don’t even know how much reviews matter for this particular game,” Pitchford told CVG.

“Because, I mean, what we’re looking at is the deepest unresolved tension in the entire history of the video game industry. And it’s almost historical.”

Nevertheless the Gearbox CEO is optomistic.

“Fortunately the game’s good, I’ve played it, it’s a great game. You’re going to see a range of scores; I’d be surprised to see anything get down into the ’7′ range, maybe a couple 10s”.

“What matters is if you have a good time or not,” he added later.

“How much the experience [takes us back to Duke's former glory] to those of us that remember, how much it introduces to those who weren’t there, and how much it tells us about the next experience we want.

“That’s what really matters, and the scores – that’s probably not going to be very relevant to the outcome of this particular game.”

Credit where credit’s due
Big Download reports Gearbox is seeking those who have contributed to Duke Nukem Forever’s fourteen-year development.

A dedicated website has gone up to assist in tracking down ex-3D Realms staff, contractors and others who worked on the title durings the fits and starts of its incubation.

Even community members and press who kept the dream alive are welcome to submit their names for consideration, by filling in a survey judging how prominent their involvement was.



  1. Hunam

    Can I have a credit for spending half of my entire life waiting for the game?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. thesamy

    lol if ppl like u will be credit, it will take more time making the credits then the game itslef.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    That is going to be one of the greatest jokes in videogame history.

    The 30 minute long end credits :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Shonak

    I hope the guy with the pre-order receipt finally gets his acknowledgment as a main investor.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Isaaclarke37

    @#1: Where is the form i would like to sign in.

    #5 4 years ago

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