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DNF Demo Also For Borderlands Steam Buyers

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A treat for those who bought it from Steam.

When we found out that buyers of the Borderlands Game of the Year edition would be getting early access to the Duke Nukem Forever demo, we felt pretty bad for everyone who purchased the game last year on its initial run.

While buyers of boxed copy may still be left out in the cold, if you bought it from Steam, then you're in luck. It turns out that those who bought Borderlands on Steam will also be getting a free early access pass to the Duke Nukem Forever demo whenever it releases.

There's also an interesting angle here for those who are just Duke-crazy. Borderlands is $19.99 on Steam right now, which presents an interesting option for those who just want to play Duke ASAP without enjoying all the greatness that's in Borderlands.

UPDATE: Nevermind that, it seems that only the Game of the Year version gives the early Duke access now for new purchases. Boo.

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    proxy711 , October 15, 2010 11:06 AM
    I'm pretty sure i read that they are only giving Borderlands owners the code for the demo if you owned borderlands before the GOTY edition came out. and that now if you buy the $20 version of Borderlands you wont get the code anymore.
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    back_by_demand , October 15, 2010 11:24 AM
    Time to log into Steam and burn a hole in my credit card
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    proxy711 , October 15, 2010 11:31 AM
    Don't buy the $20 dollar steam game just because you want a demo key I've confirmed that it doesn't give a demo key anymore.

    People that have bought the $20 version of Borderlands aren't getting the demo Keys! there are multiple posts on the steam forums about it.

    Only the GOTY edition provides demo keys now!


    Marcus delete the last paragraph!
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    kriminal , October 15, 2010 12:27 PM
    hmm will check this later..
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    thechief73 , October 15, 2010 12:35 PM
    Sad to hear that Proxy711, it seems to me that this would be rectified somehow by Steam and/or Gearbox, at least I would hope. As for me I had bought Borderlands through Steam Sale for $10.13(non-GOTY version, I loved it. Besides bad menu controls and a few other PORT! problems) and I have a redeem code for the DNF demo. Thanks Gearbox and Steam, at least some are trying to do right for thier customers, you guys are awsome!!!
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    sildar , October 15, 2010 12:56 PM
    It's a pretty confusing issue. I bought the game (and then-available DLC) on sale a month or so ago. A friend bought the game (and no DLC) a few days later. To clarify, neither of us bought the GOTY edition, because it wasn't available. My friend got a DNF demo code, but I haven't.
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    f-gomes , October 15, 2010 1:05 PM
    Who cares about a DNF demo? I don't need to test drive, as if you're reading this website, you won't need a test drive. You'll just get it, period.

    Enough with this bullsh1t news just to get some more page hits.
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    redrabbit803 , October 15, 2010 1:40 PM
    Anyone who has bought Borderlands (GOTY or not) via Steam can get a copy of the demo code. Just look under your Borderlands CD key and you should see it. Then go here.

    http://www.dukenukem.com/access
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    BallistaMan , October 15, 2010 1:50 PM
    redrabbit803Anyone who has bought Borderlands (GOTY or not) via Steam can get a copy of the demo code. Just look under your Borderlands CD key and you should see it. Then go here. http://www.dukenukem.com/access

    Confirmed, worked with my regular copy of Borderlands (got it during the last $5 sale ^^).
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    BallistaMan , October 15, 2010 1:52 PM
    So perhaps it's a question of buying it on Steam prior to the deal being announced?
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    back_by_demand , October 15, 2010 2:17 PM
    I still fancy buying Borderlands GOTY, even if Duke demo doesn't come with it.
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    dalta centauri , October 15, 2010 2:51 PM
    I really expect Gearbox to publicly release the beta seeing how much they want to excite Nukem fans.
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    sliem , October 15, 2010 2:52 PM
    OH yea, that means I'll be getting in! Woot!
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    HaakonXCI , October 15, 2010 3:44 PM
    Yep. Decided to play Borderlands today and seen a popup for it, yay.
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    2real , October 15, 2010 5:17 PM
    so the demo isn't available right now right? we only have access to the founders club right?
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    ibn gozzy , October 15, 2010 6:07 PM
    I purchased Borderlands about a month ago when it was on sale from steam. I didn't pay attention to the version, but the other day I saw that Borderlands was updating and it now gave me a code that it said that I would need to play the game. The code actually said that it was for DNF. COOL, Free game...for a while.
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    vicsrealms , October 15, 2010 6:36 PM
    If you had the game before it dropped to $20 dollars then you can get the DNF code. If not you are SOL, or you can get the GOTY edition which will include all the DLC's. Its a great game with a good sense of humor, and I recommend all of it. Don't miss out. I dropped WoW to continue playing this game and when the patch comes out you can get to 69 (if it ever comes out! There are just something I hate waiting for.).
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    dEAne , October 16, 2010 6:55 AM
    So game on.
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    demonhorde665 , October 18, 2010 1:44 AM
    this si teh lamest shit i ever heard , talk about "HYPE" privilaged acess to get a demo WTF ????? what happeend to the times when devs had to RELY on deoms to get sales .. gezzus if it was any other tgame than duke nuke em forever , i'd pass on buying teh game over this , call me dramatical if youw ant but seriously crap if a dev wants folsk to give a hoot aobut their game they need to release the demo toe very one not jsut select a-holes who buy their big GoY edition game of last years game.
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    g00fysmiley , October 18, 2010 12:46 PM
    vicsrealmsIf you had the game before it dropped to $20 dollars then you can get the DNF code. If not you are SOL, or you can get the GOTY edition which will include all the DLC's. Its a great game with a good sense of humor, and I recommend all of it. Don't miss out. I dropped WoW to continue playing this game and when the patch comes out you can get to 69 (if it ever comes out! There are just something I hate waiting for.).


    i bought it for 20 bucks on steam sale about 2 and a half months ago, cmae with 3 expantions for 10 bucks extra totaled 30 and i got the dnf demo key through steam :D