There was a short period where I actually enjoyed Duke Nukem titles. Way back when it was a series of 2D shareware games along with forgotten classics like Commander Keen. But then the FPS explosion happened and someone decided that Duke should suddenly take on all the worst extreme aspects of the 90s. Stealing catchphrases from much cooler characters, so much machismo that it would make Andrew Dice Clay say enough already and of course lots of nudity and swearing because that's "edgy". All this was put first and gameplay second, as it was pretty boilerplate shootemup action, but it sold extremely well anyways.
Now he's back and suddenly people are realizing what they should've realized 20 goddamn years ago. Duke Nukem sucks. They claim he is so iconic of the 90s, but in reality he is iconic of the worst of the 90s stuff that was truly great in the 90s is still either fondly remembered or still around as great as it always was.
Moving on, Zelda is 25, and along with Nintendo commemorating it for the rest of the year, I plan to commemorate it every post this week until the long-awaited release of LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE OCARINA OF TIME 3D. You could argue every game Zelda title since then was pretty much a take on OOT in some form or another and that's because it's simply of of the greatest games ever made. So to start things off, here's a great vid of possibly the only person who could ever explain the Zelda timeline: DOC BROWN!
That's really all for today, but I should have another post up tomorrow. Until then here's your TRAILER OF THE WEEK: 50/50