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Gearbox & 2K are some nice dudes - ScrewAttack interview, in OP / pg 3

slash000slash000 Registered User regular
edited June 2011 in Games and Technology
Note: Apparently we are not supposed to have any more DNF threads; so this is just a "Thank You" thread to GBX/2k/3DR. Keep it civil, I hope this is okay w/ the mods, if not, please lock.


That said, I preordered this game 10 years ago. You might remember seeing my "patient man" receipt.


As a "Thank You" from Gearbox, they sent me a package which I opened today, here is what was inside:


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Having initially pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever in 2001 and held on to the receipt all this time, slash000 is a patient, patient man who never stopped believing in Duke.

In recognition of his unwavering faith, Gearbox is proud to reveal that slash000 has been bestowed with an assortment of Duke Nukem Forever goods including the 10th Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition ever produced (complete with certificate of authenticity) signed by the development team, a Logitech G19 keyboard, and more:

* Duke Nukem Forever PC Balls of Steel Edition #10, Signed by the Development Team
* Duke Nukem Headshot, Signed by the Development Team
* Logitech G19 Keyboard with GamePanel LCD Screen (Supported by Duke Nukem Forever 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

Thanks for your support, slash000! Always bet on Duke!
edit: the note says: "Bill - Thanks for always betting on Duke! - Gearbox Software"


Some pics:

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I must say that my favorite stuff is the signed Duke picture and especially the signed Ball of Steel Edition.

That's amazing. Never thought I'd have a copy of DNF signed by 3DR and Gearbox guys.


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Also I gotta post this here:

The Balls of Steel Edition, there were only 136,000 copies of this edition produced world wide.


Gearbox gave me the 10th one produced, the earliest production copy of the game verified:

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Here's a video if anyone is curious --



ScrewAttack was there with me to record the "journey" of buying the game:

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Click that pic or go here:


http://screwattack.com/videos/Waiting-A-Decade-for-Duke


It was fun. The ScrewAttack crew is awesome!

Thanks again, Craig!

slash000 on
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  • NeliNeli Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I hear this game has tentacle porn in it

    y/n

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  • TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Regardless of anything anyone says about the game's quality/appropriateness, it's damned good to see it released, and see Slash's legacy fulfilled! That's one hell of a thank you package. And one sweet signed picture.

    Edit: Whoops. The thread changed, and is specifically not a Duke thread anymore. Question redacted. My apologies.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I like how the Duke Nukem headshot appears to have "Duke Nukem" as a signature on it.

    Its probably actually another name but its hard to tell in cursive.

  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fuck this is cool. I remember all those years ago you posting this piece of paper whenever DNF was mentioned.

  • PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ok, that's the classiest act I've ever seen from a dev.

    Be excellent to each other you stupid cunts.
  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I want you to know that I am editing my post in the awesome games thread when I said you should have gotten it for free.

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Yeah, I think this is the best thing about DNF getting released. :)

  • BullioBullio Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Rehab wrote: »
    I like how the Duke Nukem headshot appears to have "Duke Nukem" as a signature on it.

    Its probably actually another name but its hard to tell in cursive.

    That definitely says Duke Nukem.

    Looking forward to seeing the ScrewAttack video on Monday.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot P'burg, MTRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I half expected, with all the loot in there, for them to forget to put in the actual game. [insert vaporware joke]

    Spoiler:
  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    If they were really on the ball the game case would have had dry ice inside. You open it up and whoomph, vapourware!

    scarab you have mental problems
  • GutterkisserGutterkisser AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fitting closure to a great tale - regardless of quality, I hope the game is remembered fondly for these kind of reasons.

    Pessimists like to party, too.

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  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ok, that's the classiest act I've ever seen from a dev.

    Agreed, this is super classy of them.

    Thanks for sharing, Slash!

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  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    If only the put that much effort into the game. :(

    But it is really cool they did that. Much love to them.

  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm glad you got to keep your pre-order receipt (I'm not even sure if you typically surrender it to Gamestop).

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    That's some goddamn fine swag if I've ever seen it. Thanks for sharing, Slash.

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  • Rex DartRex Dart Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This makes me really, really happy.

  • CorpekataCorpekata Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Definetly cool, and makes me loathe them a little less after their recent reactions to reviews.

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  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Corpekata wrote: »
    Definetly cool, and makes me loathe them a little less after their recent reactions to reviews.

    It wasn't them, it was the PR guy, who was fired.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    That's classy. Real classy.

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  • JepheryJephery Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Was there bubblegum?

    I don't see it on the list D:

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  • Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Shit, a G19. That's probably worth a third of everything there.

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  • CorpekataCorpekata Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Vegan wrote: »
    Corpekata wrote: »
    Definetly cool, and makes me loathe them a little less after their recent reactions to reviews.

    It wasn't them, it was the PR guy, who was fired.

    The PR guy was fired for saying it. The blacklisting in general still takes place.

    And really, it was more about their early defensive posturing about not caring about review scores and whatnot.

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  • JepheryJephery Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Corpekata wrote: »
    The PR guy was fired for saying it. The blacklisting in general still takes place.

    And really, it was more about their early defensive posturing about not caring about review scores and whatnot.

    The guy was from a PR firm that 2k Games fired after his silly statements. It has nothing to do with Gearbox.

    It goes like - Gearbox is hired by publisher 2K to finish DNF, 2K hires PR firm to publicize DNF, Gearbox finishes, 2K publishes, PR firm screws up, gets fired.

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  • Blackbeard7Blackbeard7 That's the Dandy way to live! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I kind of want one of those hoodies

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  • JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    SteevL wrote: »
    Yeah, I think this is the best thing about DNF getting released. :)
    Amen.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Jephery wrote: »
    Was there bubblegum?

    I don't see it on the list D:

    I guess they were all out

  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Yeah, I think this is the best thing about DNF getting released. :)
    Amen.

    The worst part is that we can't make new lists of all the shit that's come out since DNF started development, although the current list is pretty colossal.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot P'burg, MTRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Darmak wrote: »
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Yeah, I think this is the best thing about DNF getting released. :)
    Amen.

    The worst part is that we can't make new lists of all the shit that's come out since DNF started development, although the current list is pretty colossal.

    Plus the list of things that have happened since the original list was compiled, which I think happened in 2005?

    Spoiler:
  • IceBurnerIceBurner Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Awesome, congrats Slash.

    Nice to see Gearbox and Randy Pitchford came through. He had talked about this in at least one interview, but I was starting to think they had either missed Slash or not managed it. Very cool.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    slash000, I can't think of a better coda for your long, arduous saga.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Very nice. Glad they came through.

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  • MonstyMonsty Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This is awesome. Grats!

  • orionminusorionminus Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Should have been hand delivered to you by two or three strippers in Duke logo g-strings.

    Anyone can mail a box of swag. A classy gentleman puts the extra effort in.

    It's all about the presentation.

    No but really, congrats man!

  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Gearbox should have worked out a Duke Nukem label beer or liquor to go with the shot glass/pint glass.

    Something that is cheap, hits hard, and has a bad aftertaste, but nevertheless does the job.

  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    That's pretty awesome.

    What was in the Gearbox swag bag?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What was in the Gearbox swag bag?
    • Go Get Some! Magnum Condoms or Alien Rape Whistle (for the babes)
    • Duke Nukem Radical Action Movie Quotes: A Practical Guide Reference Book
    • Duke Nukem Adhesive "Wall Tit" Speakers

  • JepheryJephery Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What are the steroids? Are the steroids bubblegum?

    That was what I was thinking. Bubblegum for ass kicking is almost like a steroid.

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  • MugenmidgetMugenmidget Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Jephery wrote: »
    What are the steroids? Are the steroids bubblegum?

    That was what I was thinking. Bubblegum for ass kicking is almost like a steroid.
    They're mints, practically the same as Altoids (maybe they are Altoids for all I know).

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza We sell products... ...and get in ROBOTS!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Slash you are our leader.


    Also this is super classy move by the Dev's. It's the little things like this that make it easy for me to support this game and it's developers by actually buying the damn thing.

    We sell fights and get into products.
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