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Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition Here

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The Balls of Steel Edition of Duke Nukem Forever will come packed with a collectible bust, playing cards and more!

Gearbox Software and 2K Games has officially confirmed a previously leaked photo showing a (really, really) massive "Ball of Steel" edition of the long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

For $99.99 the bundle will contain the game, exclusive Balls of Steel cover art and the following goodies:

  • Collectible bust of the greatest alien ass-kicker of all-time
  • Numbered, limited-edition certificate of authenticity
  • 100-page hardcover book: The 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 radioactive emblem dice

"Duke Nukem is one of the biggest and most recognizable brands in the interactive entertainment industry," 2K Games said in a statement. "Irreverent, politically incorrect, and uber macho, Duke Nukem is the perfect, uncompromising ass-kicking hero to remedy the overdose of today’s gaming archetypes. Duke brings his signature brand of babe-lovin’, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and ass-kicking action as he saves the Earth and its babes from hordes of invading aliens."

Duke Nukem Forever is "still" on track for a May 3, 2011 release. Those interested in sinking just over $100 into the Balls of Steel edition can pre-order this bundle exclusively at GameStop and Amazon.

In related news, there's an interesting Return of the Duke interview over on Game Trailers (thanks Joe), featuring Randy Pitchford as he talks about various components during numerous short clips of gameplay. Ultimately we learn that players can pull a turd out of a toilet and write on the bathroom stall wall. Yes, we waited over a decade to do this. We can't wait.

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    alienzander76 , February 11, 2011 6:55 PM
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    players can pull a turd out of a toilet and write on the bathroom stall wall


    My prayers have been answered. Thank you
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    alienzander76 , February 11, 2011 6:55 PM
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    players can pull a turd out of a toilet and write on the bathroom stall wall


    My prayers have been answered. Thank you
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    snowgoer1998 , February 11, 2011 6:56 PM
    Is it true that it may finally be time to kick @$$ and chew bubble gum again???

    I just hope all this build up does not lead to lack-luster gameplay
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    liquidchild , February 11, 2011 6:59 PM
    Wouldn't it be cool if this game was super bad ass? I mean after 10 years in the making...it just came out and rocked. I hope it does, but I'm not holding my breath.
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    Trialsking , February 11, 2011 7:06 PM
    liquidchildWouldn't it be cool if this game was super bad ass? I mean after 10 years in the making...it just came out and rocked. I hope it does, but I'm not holding my breath.


    Exactly.

    As to the article, who buys this collector's crap? I will d/l it from steam and be perfectly happy if the game is good. Spend $99 on a game that might suck? I still can't understand how people go crazy over little kiddie stuff. "Hooray, I got DNF paper clip! Wanna trade for a Stawberry Shortcake doll?"
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    gsacks , February 11, 2011 7:34 PM
    If they don't pack in some actual steel balls, then they got it wrong.
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    lsc , February 11, 2011 7:35 PM
    After waiting for so long, my expectations of the game might be too high to end up liking it. But this special edition package is so comical that I think I might get it just for the sillyness of it!
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    jfby , February 11, 2011 7:37 PM
    alienzander76My prayers have been answered. Thank you


    This could be the funniest thing I've seen on Tom's Hardware.
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    alienzander76 , February 11, 2011 7:39 PM
    Yeah, I watched a movie of the gameplay awhile back and it looked like serious Sam with next gen graphics. Oh well, most of the good-ole memories I had with Duke 3d was playing with a friend over dial-up. If they can recreate the multiplayer fun like that then it will be good. I can't wait to see the reviews.
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    zerapio , February 11, 2011 7:39 PM
    trialskingExactly.As to the article, who buys this collector's crap? I will d/l it from steam and be perfectly happy if the game is good. Spend $99 on a game that might suck? I still can't understand how people go crazy over little kiddie stuff. "Hooray, I got DNF paper clip! Wanna trade for a Stawberry Shortcake doll?"

    Hey, if you can trade it up to a Porsche the that's not such a bad deal ;) 
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    HavoCnMe , February 11, 2011 7:42 PM
    I would like to be a nerd about this and say i would buy a collector's edition but, if it sucks, then i got suckered into buying $99 of crap.
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    alienzander76 , February 11, 2011 7:48 PM
    The thing I've always like about the Duke franchise is, that when you geek out to peeps and start talking about it, you don't get ridiculed as much. If you start a conversation about Gears of War and it's like "So's I's was's takin my chainsaw's to this's aliens's neck..." Everyone's like "NERD". But if you say "So I threw money at a stripper, then after killing the boss, I tore off his head and sat down on his neck to read the paper and pinch a duece", everyon'e jaws drop. It's good times
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    thrasher32 , February 11, 2011 7:52 PM
    I am so there....
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    thecripp , February 11, 2011 8:35 PM
    fractureOh snap, you got a Strawberry Shortcake doll? I'll trade you my Rainbow Brite doll for it.

    OMG Rainbow Brite is my favorite!!!!
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    misry , February 11, 2011 8:44 PM
    I have Mouse Balls of Steel!
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    JOSHSKORN , February 11, 2011 8:53 PM
    jfbyThis could be the funniest thing I've seen on Tom's Hardware.

    Oh come on this kind of crap (no pun intended) has probably been done numerous times in some random college fraternity house. LOL

    ...not speaking from personal experience, of course. :D 
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    borisof007 , February 11, 2011 9:15 PM
    I've got BALLS OF STEEL... STEEL, STEEL, STEEL.... BALLS OF STEEL!

    Ventrilo Harassment ftw.
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    woshitudou , February 11, 2011 9:19 PM
    I can't wait to buy this game.
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    liveonc , February 11, 2011 10:18 PM
    The thing about Duke Nukem I liked most was the sick sense of humor & multiplayer mayhem. I didn't care about all those aliens. If you could could do humiliation in multiplayer, the way only Duke Nukem can. Taking a leak, writing things with turd. It's not politically correct, & might even get parents upset, but Babie is an object & Disney made Britney, Justin, Miley...
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    alchemy69 , February 11, 2011 11:03 PM
    It contains everything except...you know...the actual game.
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    Maxor127 , February 11, 2011 11:33 PM
    trialskingExactly.As to the article, who buys this collector's crap? I will d/l it from steam and be perfectly happy if the game is good. Spend $99 on a game that might suck? I still can't understand how people go crazy over little kiddie stuff. "Hooray, I got DNF paper clip! Wanna trade for a Stawberry Shortcake doll?"

    I usually don't pre-order special editions of games, but caved for Civilization 5, and that game was extremely disappointing to me.

    This actually looks like a good deal, unless the bust is made of styrofoam or something.
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