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TamponST
Wednesday, 29 December 2010, 19:52
The gents over at Big Download (http://www.bigdownload.com/) were able to sit down with Randy Pitchford (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-goLXyYDLCU&feature=fvst) of Gearbox Software (http://www.gearboxsoftware.com/) and ask him a few questions regarding the upcoming (if not somewhat belated, mythical and vaporous) Duke Nukem Forever (http://www.dukenukemforever.com/#?age_gate)...


Duke Nukem, at least as a character, was written as a satire on 1990's movie action heroes. How hard is it to convey that fun and satirical aspect to the character yet make him relevant to a 2011 audience?

Randy Pitchford: I think it's been pretty easy. Many imagine that Duke began as a cliche or amalgamation of the prima-facie heroes during a great era for action heroes. Since then, we've sort of witnessed a pussification of our heroes in action movies. They have become complex, emotional characters. Duke, being incredibly one-sided and super badass, now stands out, not as a cliche, but as a unique and fresh character rising through a tide of emo. Haha.

To read more, just click here (http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/12/28/interview-we-chat-with-gearboxs-randy-pitchford-about-duke-nuk/).

Yes, quelling the rising tide of new age, emo crap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWAb5NVALw) is not an easy task... But if anyone's up for the job (8:24), it's gotta be The Duke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-97N6jNKb4).