DNF fan pre-orders the game in 2001, gets a box of swag in 2011

Saturday, 18th June 2011 17:27 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A guy going by the name Slash000 has shown that having faith in something pays off sometimes, as his 2001 pre-order of Duke Nukem Forever can attest.

According to a post over on GamersMint, Slash saved his GameStop pre-order along with his receipt and it was upheld by the company.

While that just seems like good business practice, there’s more: Gearbox found out about Slash’s pre-order and sent him a massive box of goodies.

Here’s a list of what all he got:

  • Duke Nukem Forever PC Balls of Steel Edition #10, Signed by the Dev Team
  • Duke Nukem Headshot, Signed by the Development Team
  • Logitech G19 Keyboard with GamePanel LCD Screen (Supported by DNF PC)
  • Duke Nukem Forever Titty City Pint Glass
  • Duke Nukem Forever Titty City Shot Glass
  • Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club Shot Glass
  • Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club Mouse Pad
  • Duke Nukem Forever Belt Buckle
  • Duke Nukem Forever “Steroids”
  • Duke Nukem Forever Mini-Lithographs
  • Duke Nukem Forever gamerART Aluminum Mouse Pad
  • Duke Nukem Forever Hoody
  • Duke Burger T-Shirt
  • Hail to the King! T-Shirt
  • Come Get Some T-Shirt
  • Gearbox Swag Bag

Awesome. Head on over through the link to see a picture of all this cool stuff.



  1. alterecho

    Amazing. How did they they find about him? Wasn’t this the company that made a custom video for the couples that met over Borderlands? Though the two games seem to be vastly diff.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight


    Well he brought his receipt to Gamestop and it went to Gearbox and they decided to give him a bigger reward for waiting.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. endgame

    so awesome! n1 Gearbox! :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. On2wheels

    You have to give Gearbox credit, the whole launch was executed perfectly according to plan: It was released when they said it would, the demo came out when they said, the keys for the demo were sent out on time, the preorder swag was designed and built ahead of time, the special custom nvidia DNF pc was built and shown off (link is here somewhere). All these things take a management team that works like a well oiled machine, and they pulled it off. That deserves some credit, no matter what scores the review sites give the game.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NeoSquall

    Aw man, I’m fucking jealous! D:

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DSB

    @4 I think you’re leaving out the very embaressing delay right there at the end. It absolutely didn’t come out when they said it would :P

    Delaying Duke Nukem Forever is a bit like blowing smoke at a burn victim. Perfect, it was not.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Lewis247

    Legendary. I would be kicking myself If I had pre-ordered back then and threw away the receipt haha.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Talkar

    Gearbox wrote about this yesterday, there is a pic of all the items too x)

    #8 4 years ago

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