Duke Nukem 3D arrives on the BlackBerry PlayBook - Nuke 'em 'till they glow, then shoot 'em in the dark!

By Bla1ze on 16 Nov 2011 01:55 pm EST
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Duke Nukem 3D

Hail to the king, baby! Machineworks Northwest has been bringing the classic first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D game to various platforms for the past little while and now, Duke has arrived on the BlackBerry PlayBook to kick some alien ass. Duke Nukem 3D is available in BlackBerry App World right now for only $2.99. Mess with the best, you will die like the rest.

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Duke Nukem 3D arrives on the BlackBerry PlayBook - Nuke 'em 'till they glow, then shoot 'em in the dark!

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...unless you're second, or third, or fourth, or some other position before last. But if you're not one of those, you're last.

Hail to the king, baby!

What a classic! I always thougth about plaing it again next to all that Shooter like CoD and BF and so on...even because DNF was such a dissapointment.

Now i can do this on my PB, great!

Hey, curious. This type of release at all related to DevCon / porting Android apps over to PB?

If not this one, where are some good examples of apps/games brought over to PB that are up and running/successful?

Sorry, not a dev, just got me wondering . . .

This appears to be a native app as I didn't have to open the Android Player to use it.

Below is a Google Spreadsheet made by the CrackBerry community breaking down which Android Apps are currently working and which aren't:

Sorry html tags don't work here I guess? Just google: "Blackberry APK/BAR Requests & Submissions"

Not what i was asking, likely my inartful wording. Try again:

Not asking about Android apps via Player, was asking about apps being converted to PB as full fledged apps. This is from one of the DevCon Announcements:

"Fast track your app by visiting the App Express area at BlackBerry® DevCon Americas. In just a few minutes, you can port your existing Android app to the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet or transform an existing web application into a full-fledged app for both the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry® smartphones."

This is not a ported Android app as it would require the Android player, something not currently available on the PlayBook outside of hacking (or the dev preview).

Just bought it and played for about 5 minutes, so take my comments below with a grain of salt. **EDIT** It DOES work with OS 2.0 Beta**/EDIT**

- First thing you have to do: Turn down the 'look' sensitivity in the options. I turned down the movement sensitivity as well but that's up to you.

- The UI is not as streamlined as say Modern Combat by Gameloft is though. For example, there is a dedicated 'shoot' button in Duke whereas you just tap anywhere to shoot in Modern Combat. You'll have to make-due with a cluster of action buttons instead of context sensitive taps which I would have preferred.

Considering it's half the price of Modern Combat and this game is a CLASSIC, I would recommend it!

Nice game. Adds to the growing list of 3d Open GLES 2.0 games on the PB.

Funny - not a single one has been released for any OS7 devices. This is why RIMM sits at or around $18 /p. They should be working with the developers to port to the OS7 devices. No effort to assist developers = no OpenGL ES apps for OS7 devices.

I'm sorry to disagree with you, but if I was a developer why would I bother developing games for OS7 when BBX "should" be around the block? Develop for Playbook, then you will have it ready for BBX phones when they launch.... Develop for OS7, just a waste of time and resources for an OS likely to cease receiving support in a year or so....

Just my 2 cents...

It looks like RIMs strategy of supporting multiplatform Frameworks on BBX is working. We're getting apps!

Looks like RIM is doing what it needs to succeed in a iOS (and Android) dominated landscape.

Microsoft's strategy of denying such frameworks (like Unity, Unreal) may be its undoing, and allow RIM to secure that #3 spot.

Would like to see a video review of the gameplay before buying it, but at that price just may have to buy it anyway.

just search for a classic DN3D-Gameplay-Vid... its exactly the same.

Movement is a bit slippy, like the whole ground is an iOS-Menue :-D , but i get used to it.

Just love the classic animations.

they should slap BBX/qnx on current os7 devices once ready.....I don't see why not. No dual core, but enough power for sure.

It's exactly the same game we remember from the 90's. Controls are smooth, but shooting, jumping and crouching are a bit tricky with the seperate buttons at the left of the screen. Great to see it at such a price though.

I loved this game on my PC all those years ago. I bought it right away and it looks and plays just like the original version. The onscreen controls take a little getting used to, but I like it a lot.

This just solidified my decision to buy a PB after Thanksgiving instead of a Samsung Galaxy Tab or other Android device.

This game just brings me back to childhood, and on top of that, it shows that RIM and developers are making things happen for BB and the PB. Awesome!

No one has said yet: does it support multiplayer over WIFI? If it does, then myself and all the boys at work have a new passtime.

I just wanted to point that the Playbook version gameplay is way better than the ipad's. This is where the size and portability of the Playbook stands better compared to bigger tablets. I also noticed that it is a bit snappier than the ipad version. Worth the $2.99