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32. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 11, 2013, 08:16 Beamer
netnerd85 wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 19:56:
Beamer wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 16:42:
netnerd85 wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 16:06:
Beamer wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 15:40:
Grateful for... DNF?
Grateful The Duke is still alive.

Blame George Broussard FFS!

Is he?
Are you kidding? He's the reason it took 12 years.

"Is he?" makes sense to only one of your statements: "The Duke is still alive."

Not all that sure about that. We got Indiana Jones 4 a few years back, and it was a heaping pile. People could argue "be happy he's still alive," but that's not true. The crap we got ruined any interest fans had in another movie. It ruined any interest the people involved had in making another movie. Basically, it ruined the franchise. The franchise may have been dead otherwise, but it just ended all speculation.

Duke may have another game in him, but no one will care. It will have to be amazing to sell well, and Gearbox is by now pretty well aware that more Borderlands will sell more games than Duke. Hell, we have had two pretty decent Borderlands games. We've had one good Duke game.

So no, I am not convinced Duke is alive. Nor am I convinced he should be. No one wants a character like Duke anymore. The original speculation we kept getting that he'd be old and decrepit in DNF and facing the fact that he was no longer cool was interesting. Making him still young and vital and thinking he was cool, handled unironically, was just pathetic. There's really not much you can do with that. He's lasted longer than what he was designed to parody, with that reference now completely lost, and has managed to morph into what he was supposed to be a parody of, only even worse because it's 20 years too late.
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