Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Forever's Multiplayer Exposed
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Duke Nukem Forever's multiplayer modes have been revealed via scans from the Official Xbox Magazine, confirming Dukematch, Team Dukematch, Capture the Babe and Hail to the King as the four different game types you'll be indulging in when the game launches.

8 players will be supported, offering focused 4v4 multiplayer battles between Dukes in red and blue shirts. Dukematch and Team Dukematch are self-explanatory deathmatch modes, while Hail to the King is Duke's name for King of the Hill and Capture the Babe is a variation on the good old capture the flag mode, as your team is tasked with grabbing the opposing team's babe and dragging her back to your base. She'll squirm and freak out as you try and capture her, meaning that you'll need to give her a 'gentle smack' to calm her down. Erm...

There'll be a total of ten maps available from launch, including a remake of Dukeburger that has miniature Dukes running around a gigantic world, the old west town of Morningwood and a Las Vegas casino stage. There's a variety of weapons confirmed too, including the pistol, shotgun, ripper chaingun, pipebomb, RPG rocket launcher, shrinker, railgun, freezer, devastator and trip bomb. The jetpack will also show up on certain multiplayer maps, although it won't feature in single-player.

Multiplayer will feature an XP system to level up and customise your own Duke too, with steroid-fuelled one hit kills, stealthy Holoduke kills or funny pipe bomb suicides granting bonus points. Sounds pretty good to us.

You can see the full magazine scans at


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Comment #1 by garrett007
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 08:53:34 AM
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Capture the babe. I like it!

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Comment #2 by SGT H0US3
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 08:53:55 AM
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Hope these babes are smexy

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Comment #3 by papoose
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 08:54:02 AM
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first thing ill do is play cap the babe

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Comment #4 by Lordacris
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 08:57:02 AM
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4v4.. Guess we'll be expecting small maps too! Capture the babe? Certainly beats a boring old flag.

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Comment #5 by toolieo
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 08:59:15 AM
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Awesome modes, I've already pre-ordered & paid for it.
I just hope this doesn't get banned in oz too.
That slapping around bit scares me.

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Comment #6 by Space Cadet
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:08:25 AM
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Honestly, it's not the multiplayer i've been waiting for these past 14 years, so i'm not really excited about it. Especially when it's being made by an unknown outside developer with little to no experience.

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Comment #7 by jtr1gg3r
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:15:55 AM
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@3 haha yeah! LOL

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Comment #8 by djlafun
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:32:57 AM
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@Space Cadet

"...being made by an unknown outside developer with little to no experience."

how old are u???
u think Gearbox is Unknownd???

look here:

i think u dont ever played BiA or Borderlands???
and then u tell us
"...being made by an unknown outside developer with little to no experience."

ok outside could be correct...but one of the best outside developer...


ps:sorry for this hard words...dont be angry...but first thinking than writing is the rule

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Comment #9 by Aussie27Legend
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:33:52 AM
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Capture the babe? Called it.

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Comment #10 by Aussie27Legend
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:36:33 AM
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Also, this game needs local mutliplayer badly, so me and my buds can relive the Duke 3D/Zero Hour days properly.

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Comment #11 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:37:22 AM
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omfg YES!

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Comment #12 by kuni6669x
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:41:06 AM
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no jetpack in single player but why?

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Comment #13 by CRAZY 7
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:41:25 AM
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@ 6 do you live under a rock or something Gearbox has made one of the biggest games out and its called Borderlands maybe you should do a little research before you say something.

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Comment #14 by KingSigy
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:44:17 AM
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Gearbox did the PC port of Halo. Enough said.

Or is it? Gearbox also developed the Brothers in Arms series, did the first expansion to Half-Life (Opposing Force) and have developed Borderlands, along with supporting it for over a year with DLC.

Random things, they also did the PC ports of Tony Hawk 3 and 007: Nightfire.

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Comment #15 by Edable Giraffe
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 10:02:47 AM
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I'll only be happy if you have to capture the babe from the other team's kitchen.

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Comment #16 by psitaylor
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 10:15:23 AM
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Capture the babe ? SOLD

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Comment #17 by threefiftyzzz
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 10:18:58 AM
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Having to smack the "capture the babe" around to shut her up is gonna go ovr really well once the news/video game nazis gets wind of this...

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Comment #18 by strawberry
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 10:25:25 AM
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Comment #19 by HUSHDRED86
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 10:47:55 AM
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cannott wait for this one

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Comment #20 by Nevander
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 10:53:47 AM
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No jetpack in single-player, XP and ranking, steriod one hit kills, holoduke kills? What the hell. Come on Gearbox, you're missing what made games good, simplicity and interactivity. Not ranking systems, one hit kill advantages, and jetpacks so people can fly around and dodge my rockets...

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Comment #21 by ViNyLek
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 10:57:23 AM
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Well at least they keep it realistic. We all know that when our girl talks to much all she needs is a good smack^^

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Comment #22 by solo07
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 11:05:09 AM
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Sick! but singleplayer is gonna be it until i beat it.

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Comment #23 by Poisonheadcrab
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 11:15:57 AM
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Some troll was talking about an oddball mode where you captured and tried to hold onto a steel ball. The twist was that the ball carrier had to kill enemies in order to start your capture timer and keep killing to increase it. Was meant to discourage teams camping the ball.

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Comment #24 by chichan123
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 11:42:59 AM
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capture the babe! Hell yeah!

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Comment #25 by TSG Dwaggie
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 11:49:54 AM
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@4 Or a whiny survivor with a shotgun (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, GEARS)

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Comment #26 by Gearbolt
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 12:07:52 PM
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This all sounds great, but I'll be happy if they just release the game! I think we all waited long enough.

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Comment #27 by gabwe
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 12:33:06 PM
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Comment #28 by rrushn
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 01:03:39 PM
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thumb me all you want, but 4 multiplayer modes is inexcusable. I sincerely hope they'll be adding some game modes after launch...

It's not because it's Duke Nukem that the gameplay should remain in that age too.

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Comment #29 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 04:05:05 PM
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Capture Teh Babez. Naiceeee.

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Comment #30 by xtkbilly
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 04:15:46 PM
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@6: You know, I was going to agree with you on the multiplayer thing. I'm not getting DNF for it's MP capabilities (I just found out it had MP when I read this article).
But you said Gearbox is a "little unknown" developer? Now I understand why you got thumb-downed a bunch of times.

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Comment #31 by End all Be all
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 04:36:16 PM
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#6 never said anything about Gearbox...
They are not the ones who developed the multiplayer portion of DNF.. Gearbox passed that to another studio named Piranha and they havent made many games and nothing noteworthy, look it up.

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Comment #32 by shooterking69
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 05:03:09 PM
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Lol look at jetpacks in halo reach. Those jetpacks where not fun at all.

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Comment #33 by WiredHEaDsHoT
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 06:49:22 PM
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@32 are u mad? in what world could a JETPACK possibly be "not fun" :P

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Comment #34 by Aunty Laxman
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 11:25:02 PM
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A lot of people dont know Gearbox, so go easy on the kid.
But yes, Gearbox are leganrady developers, and contrary to popular belief, were the lead developers on what is arguably the greatest Multipalyer game ever made; Counterstrike.
Plus, Brothers in Arms is one of the best WWII/War series ever, and Borderlands is simply plain awesome.

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Comment #35 by Space Cadet
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 12:09:59 AM
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I never actually said anything about Gearbox. Multiplayer mode for DNF is being developed by a totally different studio - Piranha Games, look it up if you don't believe me.

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Comment #36 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 01:40:06 AM
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Wow. They really outdid themselves on original gametypes...

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Comment #37 by Castlevania1995
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 03:29:55 AM
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This page shows why I'm quite disappointed in parts of this site's community. People can make mistakes, but calling others idiots for "not thinking" or not "doing research before posting", while not having thought or researched yourself is incredibly stupid.

I researched for 6 seconds:

So now just lets thumb up #6 to at least a neutral number, as he said nothing wrong and was thumbed down by the stupidity of others.

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Comment #38 by FatalFlaw810
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 06:35:01 AM
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Capture the babe? You're joking right?...That's absolutely pathetic...

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Comment #39 by Lemming S80
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 07:19:10 AM
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Capture The Slag

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Comment #40 by TheSpeshulNinja
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 09:20:15 AM
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This does sound good, being part of the new generation i have never been on duke nukem before but before you say anything i have heard of him many times before.

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Comment #41 by Spartan375x
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 01:51:23 PM
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Super markets need sales on bubblegum and bacon.

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Comment #42 by FrumpleOrz
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 12:26:31 PM
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No one else kinda finds the idea of "Capture The Babe" kind of disgusting? I dunno, maybe I've grown a conscience in the last few years but the idea made my stomach turn. I used to not buy into the whole "objectifying women" thing until I actually started paying attention and this is yet another example. I guess I haven't seen any footage for it, but the idea of slapping a woman who is trying to escape capture as "entertainment" seems kind of... evil to me. I'll give the game a shot but that just stopped me from buying it day one.

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Comment #43 by joonas
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 01:22:39 PM
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cant wait!!! going buy the old duke from marketplace before this comes out :)

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Comment #44 by ahchap
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 03:34:30 AM
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4v4 i like that be like cod4 team tact = )

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US June 14, 2011
Europe June 10, 2011

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