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Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition

February 11th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition
ASIN : B002I0HL98
List Price : $22.00

Put on your shades and prepare to step into the boots of Duke Nukem, whose legend has reached epic proportions in the years since his last adventure. The alien hordes are invading and only Duke can save the world. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses can’t stop our hero from accomplishing his goal: to save the world, save the babes and to be a bad-ass while doing it. The King arrives with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons, non-stop action, and unprecedented levels of interactivity. This game puts the pedal to the metal and tongue firmly in cheek. Shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards or ogle the many hot women that occupy Duke’s life – that is if you can pull yourself away from destroying alien invaders. With hours and hours of over-the-top single player action, and a range of bodacious multiplayer modes, rest assured knowing the fun will last. Duke Nukem was and will forever be a gaming icon, and this is his legend. Duke’s got them, now you can too with the Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel edition. This collectible edition is a must have for all of those who await the return of the King. This edition contains a copy of the game in a Balls of Steel edition exclusive packaging along with the following: • Collectible bust of Duke Nukem • Numbered limited edition certificate of authenticity • 100-page hardcover book: History, Legacy & Legend: Duke Nukem Forever Art from the Vault • Duke Nukem Forever postcard series • Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem sticker • Duke Nukem Forever collectable comic book • Duke Nukem Forever foldable paper craft • Duke Nukem Forever poker chips • Duke Nukem Forever mini-card deck

Duke Nukem Forever is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) that finally resurrects the infamous Duke Nukem franchise. Designed as a blend of the over-the-top ego, humor, risqué scenarios and UN-PC attitude that players of the original 1990s PC game releases will still relish, with for technological upgrades that modern gamers demand, Duke is definitely back and better than ever. Features include: a gameworld full of interactive opportunities; over-the-top humor; outlandish settings, vehicle driving, and puzzle solving; Duke specific multiplayer modes and more.

Along with the game, the Balls of Steel Edition contains a wealth of Duke Nukem items fit for collecting. See the complete list of items included below.

Duke Nukem Forever game logo

Heroes Come and Go, But a King Reigns Forever

Did the Alien bastards not learn their lesson the first time? Duke has been on hiatus for some time now, kicking back and franchising himself on the fame he gained from saving Earth from the first invasion. The Aliens have returned to Earth yet again, messing up Duke’s sweet routine of dirty leisure habits. The Alien invaders are stealing Earth’s women, especially the hot ones! And they drank Duke’s beer. This-Won’t-Stand. As Duke battles his way through waves of aliens, the once beautiful gambling haven and Duke Nukem franchise chains are crumbling before his eyes. Time to bring the pain

Duke Nukem is one of the biggest and most recognizable brands in gaming history. Irreverent, UN-PC, and uber-Macho, Duke Nukem is the perfect antidote to the overdose of today’s clichéd gaming archetypes. The game’s cocktail of alien invasion, busty babes, bawdy comedy and big guns never gets old. The highly anticipated Duke Nukem Forever is a celebration of what video games are really about: an out loud good time. The game is huge, with hours and hours of over-the-top single player action, and a range of bodacious multiplayer modes like Duke Match, Capture the Babe and Hail to the king, players can rest assured knowing that the fun will last.

Duke Nukem striking a pose in an Old West setting in Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem returns to kick alien butt, indulge in his infamous vices and save the world, again.
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Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition for PC Includes

Contents of the Duke Nukem: Balls of Steel Edition
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  • Duke Nukem Forever game for PC
  • Collectible bust of Duke Nukem
  • Numbered limited edition certificate of authenticity
  • 100-page hardcover book: The History, Legacy & Legend: Duke Nukem Forever Art from the Vault
  • Assorted Duke Nukem Forever items, including:
    • Postcard series
    • Radioactive emblem sticker
    • Collectible comic book
    • Foldable paper craft
    • Poker chips
    • Mini-card deck
    • Radioactive emblem dice

Key Game Features

  • Ego, and Then Some – Step into the shoes of Duke Nukem, the steroidal one-man army who never fails and always gets the babes.
  • Bust-a-Gut – Duke pulls no punches. He does and says the things you are thinking. Duke’s constant stream of hilarious one-liners throughout the game will have gamers rolling.
  • World Interactivity – Spend as much time as you want shooting hoops, lifting weights, playing pinball, pool, air hockey, and slots.
  • Scale and Variety – This game has it all — packed with explosive FPS action, outlandish settings, vehicle driving, and puzzle solving — gamers will never tire of the endless fun.
  • Multiplayer Like No Other – Duke re-envisions classic modes of play in his own hilarious and humiliating way. Shrink your opponent and squash him with your foot. Freeze and shatter him. Attach explosives to his back. Roll a pipe bomb between his legs, or just frag him old-fashioned with a rocket.

Additional Screenshots

Taking aim at a king-sized alien in Duke Nukem Forever
Unique multiplayer options.
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Catching some air with Duke's monster truck in Duke Nukem Forever
Amazing vehicles & weapons.
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One of the aliens from Duke Nukem Forever
An all-new alien cast.
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Punching out an alien in Duke Nukem Forever
Famous Duke Nukem combat.
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I’ve waited half my life for this.
Background: Duke3D was my first foray and exposure to FPS’s… and from then, I just couldn’t care about what John Carmack did with Wolfenstein 3D or Doom I/II. I didn’t care about slaughtering demons or nazi’s… it was all about hitting up the Red Light District level, going into the club, and making those strippers dance… then taking out your frustrations on the pig cops that hurt them ladies! It was popular enough back then it was even installed on school computers, left as a reward if we finished our homework and classwork ahead of time. There was no question which class we got stuff done in then.

Back to the review…

Packaged arrived adequately protected, nothing harmed. At least till I got my hands on it.

Balls of Steel came with a nice set of goodies. The “Carpe Nukem” bust is well detailed, with the only disappointment being that I thought it was going to be bigger than what it was.

Deck of cards makes sense, and the box they…

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