Duke Nukem 3D comes to Android, makes people angry

Duke Nukem 3D comes to Android, makes people angryI fondly recall playing multiplayer Duke Nukem 3D locally in the mid-nineties, on an ancient PC and a laptop one of our dads brought home from work. Good times.

It’s been available on the App Store for yonks, and now Machineworks Northwest LLC has finally brought Duke Nukem 3D to the Android Market.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Duke, the Android Market blurb explains: “Duke Nukem is not the typical faceless hero -- he's an in-your-face hero who has a personality that doesn't quit. Yes, it's a B-movie plot, but that's what makes it fun!”

Yeah, it was semi-amusing back then, but maybe not so funny now. Strippers, boobs, blah blah blah…

This handheld version has been optimised for multitouch action, with native support for Android tablets. You can play with a virtual dual-stick set-up, or drag it up like a drag queen.

Duke Nukem is available for 61p, but be warned that it still includes ads. And you’ll have to fork out extra for Episodes 2 and 3 via in-app billing. That’s pretty outrageous, really. There are more than a few angry reviews on the Android Market.

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corgi74  Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:33

This sums up my main problem with Android. An app comes out 18 months after the iOS version and is ad supported and more expensive.
It's almost as if they are covering their bases because they know the app WILL be ripped off for free.
When it's as easy to rip an app for free as it is on Android, why should a publisher bother releassing quality apps for a fair price? Only way it seems is to have it ad supported or whack the price up to penalise those that do pay through the market.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:43

+1

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 2, 2011 at 13:54

"one of our dads brought ... "??? How many are there of you? (_;)

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