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Duke Nukem Forever Coming to Mac

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Duke Nukem is storming the Mac platform this summer thanks to Aspyr Media.

Game publisher Aspyr Media has announced that it’s bringing the highly-controversial Duke Nukem Forever PC game over to the Mac platform this summer. The company is also rewarding patient fans with a 10-percent discount on pre-orders and free shipping via the United States Postal Service.

"Aspyr Media has been recruited by Duke himself to spread his awesomeness to the world, as Duke Nukem Forever will be hitting Macs this August," the company said in a blog. "Duke Nukem Forever brings you ass-kicking of epic proportions, massive guns with equally massive explosions, and, of course, babes. This is pure unadulterated Duke that we all know and love."

After a development timeline that seemed to stretch on "forever," the game finally arrived on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC here in the States on June 14. So far the PC version has scored rather poorly with critics, earning an average 54 of 100 on Metacritic and a 47.56-percent score on Game Rankings. Some of the biggest issues reviewers have criticized have been its long load times, an extremely slow start in the beginning, and outdated NPC models that don't follow player movements when speaking. Strangely enough, the PC version is ranked highest on Metacritic and lowest on Game Rankings.

Despite the scores, Mac gamers can pre-order Duke Nukem Forever by heading here. Although final system requirements have yet to be determined, preliminary minimum and recommended requirements are as follows:

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: 10.6.7 (Snow Leopard)
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
  • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: TBD
  • Video Card (ATI): Radeon 2600
  • Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
  • Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
  • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB

Supported Video Chipsets

  • ATI RADEON HD 2600
  • ATI RADEON HD 3870
  • ATI RADEON HD 4670
  • ATI RADEON HD 4850
  • ATI RADEON HD 5670
  • ATI RADEON HD 5750
  • ATI RADEON HD 5770
  • ATI RADEON HD 5870
  • ATI RADEON HD 6750
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
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    Trialsking , June 27, 2011 11:34 PM
    Yay, now Mac users can be disappointed too!
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    tburns1 , June 27, 2011 11:43 PM
    Wouldn't this sort of game be "beneath" them?
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  • 23 Hide
    Trialsking , June 27, 2011 11:34 PM
    Yay, now Mac users can be disappointed too!
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    amk-aka-Phantom , June 27, 2011 11:34 PM
    Oh, cool, Mac can play ONE MORE game! Impressive :D  What's the point of porting games to the platform that advertises itself as a non-gaming one from the very beginning? 99% of Mac users I know don't game on their Macs. They either have a PC or a console for that.
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    tburns1 , June 27, 2011 11:43 PM
    Wouldn't this sort of game be "beneath" them?
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    _Cubase_ , June 28, 2011 12:22 AM
    I dunno, they ARE Mac users.... they may be just delusional enough to actually like the game!
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    Aionism , June 28, 2011 12:38 AM
    I guess there are still some fools buying this stinker since it's in the top 20 sellers on Steam.
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    mister g , June 28, 2011 1:00 AM
    If the Mac relied enturely on an App store guess where this game would be on Steve's list?
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    Anonymous , June 28, 2011 1:02 AM
    Theres Mac gamers? or at least Nukem fans that have a Mac? lol
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    deadlockedworld , June 28, 2011 1:35 AM
    brickmanTheres Mac gamers? or at least Nukem fans that have a Mac? lol

    Steve would totally censor this.
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    Anonymous , June 28, 2011 1:41 AM
    I thought all Mac users were gay... why would they want a game with guns and naked women?
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    rottingsheep , June 28, 2011 2:17 AM
    how's the performance?
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    keither5150 , June 28, 2011 2:18 AM
    HD3000 Wow! How dumbed down is it.
    I know HD3000 barely can play battlefield 1942. HD 3000 has trouble with Chicken invaders.

    I have the game, it is pretty bad. I'd rather play Serious Sam HD for a lot less money. At least I am entertained with Serious sam. Playing Duke nukem makes me feel like I bought a fart app from itunes.
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    alidan , June 28, 2011 5:42 AM
    mac users are use to palying games that came out 5-10 years ago as new games, so maybe dnf will be loved there because i hear the mechanics are dated.
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    eddieroolz , June 28, 2011 5:54 AM
    Is the tiny niche really worth going after? That's the million-dollar question.

    Oh, and they probably won't even make a million dollars from this on the Mac anyway.
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    falchard , June 28, 2011 6:02 AM
    This will probably be the greatest game ever brought to the mac platform.

    BTW, are you sure its this year and not 2022?
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    jamesedgeuk2000 , June 28, 2011 8:31 AM
    Wow, Duke 3D took what 2-3 years to make it to mac as they had to catch up with the tech, guess having macs use PC hardware now has its benefits ^^
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    back_by_demand , June 28, 2011 9:02 AM
    And yet this thing has sold like hot cakes, I guess a lot of the bitching about the game is forum users jumping on the bandwagon.

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    JOSHSKORN , June 28, 2011 11:27 AM
    MACs can have this game.
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    dib , June 28, 2011 11:34 AM
    So they decided to make it 64 bit for the few mac users but PC users get screwed. I mean if it was a good game I would be really mad.
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    reggieray , June 28, 2011 11:57 AM
    TrialskingYay, now Mac users can be disappointed too!

    Thanks, I need a good morning laugh, LOL
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