Duke Nukem Forever First Access members to get first DLC pack for free

Friday is the day that members of the Duke Nukem Forever First Access club will be able to download and actually play a free demo of the long awaited first person shooter from developer Gearbox Software. However, that's not all the club members will be able to do. Tonight members received an email announcing that folks who have pre-ordered the game or purchased the Borderlands Game of the Year edition will also get something for nothing.

That something is the first multiplayer DLC pack for Duke Nukem Forever. First Access club members will be able to get that DLC pack for free when it is released. Details about the pack, such as number of maps and other additions, have not yet been revealed. The release date for the DLC pack has also not been announced nor what non-First Access club members will have to pay for it.

Meanwhile the game itself is getting closer and closer to being released. The 13 year long wait for the full game is scheduled to end on June 10 in other parts of the world while North American players will have to wait until June 14 to get their hand on the game in its PC, Xbox 360 or PS3 versions. If you happen to be in the Dallas, Texas area on June 11, you will be able to play the full version of Duke Nukem Forever as part of developer Gearbox Software's community day. The event is free to attend but you must register first at Gearbox's web site.

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is this "First Access" from Gearbox or what? I Pre-Ordered at Gamestop and am Supposed to get the Demo when it is live, is this the same thing?

I can't wait for this to be released. As far as the pirates go on this game I hope they get there ****ing dicks cut off for even thing about illegally downloading it! Or better yet fined and imprisoned!

I just hope it takes forever to crack this one including the demo. Pirates have should not be able to play the demo ever. As far as the free DLC I have no use for anything multiplayer but at least it will be for free even though I will never use it.

lostmongoose said,
Another thing: the only *official* add-on for Duke3D was the Plutonium Pak and IT WAS NOT FREE. You were saying?

dammit...this was in reply to the thread right above this ._. stupid comments >.>

Damn, and I was hoping to buy this game. I can't bring myself to support a game that charges for a most-likely crappy DLC that the community used to provide for free back in the glory days of Duke Nukem 3D.

Thanks, but I'm gonna pirate this.

Draje said,
Damn, and I was hoping to buy this game. I can't bring myself to support a game that charges for a most-likely crappy DLC that the community used to provide for free back in the glory days of Duke Nukem 3D.

Thanks, but I'm gonna pirate this.

Your vagina. It has sand in it.

Draje said,
Damn, and I was hoping to buy this game. I can't bring myself to support a game that charges for a most-likely crappy DLC that the community used to provide for free back in the glory days of Duke Nukem 3D.

Thanks, but I'm gonna pirate this.


That is quite possibly the stupidest rationalization for pirating a game that I have ever heard. Kudos.

I pre-ordered the 360 release a few months back. Will be cool to play DN again. I remember the 2d Duke2 that I played years back on my computer. Good stuff.

Yeah I pre-ordered this on Steam so IMO anyone that pre-ordered it should get the access PC or not.. and to be honest it should ONLY go to PC gamers since the original was ONLY on PC!!

sava700 said,
Yeah I pre-ordered this on Steam so IMO anyone that pre-ordered it should get the access PC or not.. and to be honest it should ONLY go to PC gamers since the original was ONLY on PC!!

if by 'original' you mean Duke 3d, it was not 'only on the PC' by any stretch of the imagination.

lostmongoose said,

if by 'original' you mean Duke 3d, it was not 'only on the PC' by any stretch of the imagination.

It wasn't PC only, but the console versions were ports of the PC version

Sraf said,

It wasn't PC only, but the console versions were ports of the PC version

and? that doesn't invalidate my counter to his post. at all.

lostmongoose said,

and? that doesn't invalidate my counter to his post. at all.

Not really saying it is, to be honest, I really don't know where I was going with that

lostmongoose said,

we're happy for you. really. we are.

Which pains me! *******!!

I have all my games on Steam practically (all paid for), so do not judge me as being what you think!

I don't think anything speaks to the vapid attention span or pompousness of your average pirate than this. Sure, go ahead and pirate it. You bloodsuckers will just torrent again in seven agonizing days anyway. Pffft.

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,
wonder if the Pre-Order DLC offer is for the PC version also ? as i think the first access club is console only

I sure as hell hope so, as I pre ordered it on Steam last week

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,

just read on the duke forums, Steam does not towards the Pre-Order Demo

Bah, what BS

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,
wonder if the Pre-Order DLC offer is for the PC version also ? as i think the first access club is console only

Nope, the First Access Club is on the PC too. I've got Borderlands on Steam, and I got a code to access the club straight away, so I'll get access to the demo and the DLC when they come out.

If the DLC pack comes out on the game's release date.... haha man that would be real ****ty move.