Duke Nukem Forever fan gets swag for 2001 pre-order

Earlier this week, Duke Nukem Forever finally shipped to stores in the US. The first person shooter which took 15 years to complete, hasn't gotten the best reviews from critics but so far the game has been selling well. Now comes word that a fan who pre-ordered the game back in 2001 not only got his pre-order honored but the game's development team sent him a boatload of Duke Nukem swag for waiting so long.

As reported by Gamersmint.com, a person known only as "Slash000" kept his GameStop pre-order receipt for Duke Nukem Forever (as you can see from the photo above) and the store honored that 10 year old pre-order. Apparently word got back about this long ago pre-order to Gearbox Software, who took over the game's development after original developer 3D Realms laid off its development team in 2009. So "Slash000" found himself the lucky recipient of a ton of Duke Nukem related swag sent over to him by Gearbox. Among the items sent to the long time Duke Nukem fan was a signed copy of Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Collector's Edition, Duke Nukem t-shirts, a belt buckle, shot glasses, a Logitech gaming PC keyboard and more.

Meanwhile, Gearbox Software head man Randy Pitchford has been making statements that refer to Duke Nukem Forever's low review scores but high sales. In a post on his Twitter page he states, "With sales data, It seems like *customers* love Duke. I guess sometimes we want greasy hamburgers instead of caviar..."

Image via Gamersmint

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Gutierrez said,
stupid ppl are, stupid

>stupid ppl are,stupid
>stupid ppl
>ppl

Please learn to use caps and punctuation correctly before calling people stupid.....

bucko said,
Haha awesome he really kept that receipt all that time?

hell, i got receipts older than that for random stuff (mid to late 1990's). some of the receipts i got the ink is faded pretty heavily though.

That's awesome! What a lucky guy. I would love to wake up and find a box of stuff from my favorite developer about my favorite game.

To be honest I like the game, Yes ok the graphics are not top notch, but I still sit there laughing at the cheesey one liners and surely that is the point on the game. Ignore the reviews. Have a play of the demo, if it tickles you then buy the game if not stay away from it.

Stup0t said,
To be honest I like the game, Yes ok the graphics are not top notch, but I still sit there laughing at the cheesey one liners and surely that is the point on the game. Ignore the reviews. Have a play of the demo, if it tickles you then buy the game if not stay away from it.

Same thing happens with the movie industry, quite a lot actually. A bunch of critics that have went to film school might bash the heck out of a movie, but then you see on a site like rotten tomato regular joes love it.

Alot of customers preordered Duke hence the high sales. This is relevant since Slash000 did the same thing, only 10 years earlier.