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Get Duke Nukem 3D Free for a Limited Time, and More

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GOG is offering Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition free for a limited time only as part of its 2012 DRM-free Holiday Sales blowout featuring 475 discounted titles.

Good Old Games (GOG) is throwing a DRM-free holiday party, and you're invited. For starters, the company is offering the classic PC shooter Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition for free until December 14 at 14:49 GMT. This Atomic Edition, originally released in November 1996, includes the original three-episode game and the Plutonium PAK which adds another eleven-level fourth episode.

In addition to the free game, GOG is also throwing in HD wallpapers, ringtones, avatars and artwork as bonus content. There are also fan-made mods listed on the GOG forums here including a high resolution mod, the Hellduke total conversion, Aliens vs. Duke, Borg Nukem, and more. The game itself runs within DOSBox which is automatically installed and pre-configured along with the Duke Nukem 3D game.

In addition to offering Duke Nukem 3D for free, GOG has nuked the prices of 475 Windows-based games, and 72 Mac-based titles until January 3. The site is offering daily deals up to 75-percent off whereas everything else is up to 50-percent off. On Thursday, the daily deal was Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for $7.49 (was $29.99), FTL: Faster Than Light for $4.99 (was $9.99), and ArmA 2: Combined Operation for $14.00 (was $29.99).

For PC gamers wanting to get caught up on a number of classics, this is the deal for you. The current "bestseller" list includes Planescape Torment, Fallout, and Neverwinter Nights Diamond for $4.99 each. There's also a Might and Magic 6-pack, Icewind Dale, and Fallout 2 selling for $4.99 as well.

Are RPGs not your thing? The original Painkiller is on sale for $4.99 as well as Postal 2, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, and Prince of Persia selling for the same price. There's also Trine, Two Worlds, Thief Gold, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, Carmageddon Max Pack, and even The Ball selling for $4.99 or less.

To stock up on your collection of PC gaming goodness, check out the lineup of discounts at GOG's 2012 DRM-Free Holiday Sale here.


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    Anonymous , December 13, 2012 5:39 PM
    Dax CorrinSo...will it run on Windows 7?


    This is one of the primary differences between GOG and other services like Steam. While Steam may offer a pack of games, the older ones may not even work. This was the case with me when I ordered the Rockstar Pack. However, GOG fully tests all games and makes sure they are working before they sell them. Whether that consists of using Dosbox or some other kind of emulation software for older games, they do all the hard work for you, so you don't have to worry about it.
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    madjimms , December 13, 2012 6:20 PM
    michalmierzwaWhy in the right state of mind would you even want to play this BAD release???

    Uhhh... I think you're thinking of Duke Nukem Forever, because Duke Nukem 3D was absolutely epic.
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    internetlad , December 13, 2012 5:32 PM
    maverick1776Free? Yay! Wait........ no, not even for free. My hard drive space is worth more than that.


    Yeah those 5.5 megabytes could easily be put to better use, like 3 wallpapers!
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    hoofhearted , December 13, 2012 5:13 PM
    I paid 50 bucks for The Witcher 2 and still haven't finished it :( 
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    hoofhearted , December 13, 2012 5:16 PM
    I bet all of the games will work great on the Surface Pro.
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , December 13, 2012 5:22 PM
    I never really played this game when it first came out (just a little bit of multiplayer)...this seems like a perfect opportunity to make amends for that moral failing. :) 
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    Dax corrin , December 13, 2012 5:30 PM
    So...will it run on Windows 7?
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    internetlad , December 13, 2012 5:32 PM
    maverick1776Free? Yay! Wait........ no, not even for free. My hard drive space is worth more than that.


    Yeah those 5.5 megabytes could easily be put to better use, like 3 wallpapers!
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    madjimms , December 13, 2012 5:34 PM
    I used to play it on the N64 & it was absolutely awesome. There's just something about 2d monsters in a 3d environment that makes me all giddy.
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    Anonymous , December 13, 2012 5:39 PM
    Dax CorrinSo...will it run on Windows 7?


    This is one of the primary differences between GOG and other services like Steam. While Steam may offer a pack of games, the older ones may not even work. This was the case with me when I ordered the Rockstar Pack. However, GOG fully tests all games and makes sure they are working before they sell them. Whether that consists of using Dosbox or some other kind of emulation software for older games, they do all the hard work for you, so you don't have to worry about it.
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    madjimms , December 13, 2012 6:20 PM
    michalmierzwaWhy in the right state of mind would you even want to play this BAD release???

    Uhhh... I think you're thinking of Duke Nukem Forever, because Duke Nukem 3D was absolutely epic.
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    JDFan , December 13, 2012 6:23 PM
    Dax CorrinSo...will it run on Windows 7?


    Yes it does - just download it and install and they take care of all the setup for you so all you have to do is double click the desktop icon and it starts.

    Also if you don't already have an account when you go to download it you also get about 10 other free games just for signing up. Including -- Teen Agent, Lure of the Temptress, Beneath a Steel Sky, Tyrian 2000, Dragonsphere, Ultima 4:Quest of the Avatar, Warsow, Worllds of Ultima :The Savage Empire, Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams, and Treasure Adventure Game. So not a bad deal for Free !
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , December 13, 2012 6:55 PM
    atikkurit's a DOS game...

    As so many games from before 1998 (or thereabouts) are...
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    memadmax , December 13, 2012 7:20 PM
    Dax CorrinSo...will it run on Windows 7?


    Yes... If you get it from this website it will work on Win7 out of the box.
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    dscudella , December 13, 2012 8:14 PM
    Oh childhood memories, how I've missed you
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    vittau , December 13, 2012 9:04 PM
    http://hrp.duke4.net/

    For those who want remade graphics and/or don't like using DOSBox.
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    boju , December 13, 2012 9:43 PM
    Had many fun times with this game over lans.

    One memory sticks in my head and think about it every time seeing duke3d is the time i found out about a bug wallclip on the first level crouching on the window seal at the secret room above the palm tree. Moving forward on it would send me down to the arcade room...Heh i took advantage of my little secret and made sure someone seen me go up there and return to flank.

    Was hilarious, that secret room would be bombarded as i stood around the far corner watching >:D 
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , December 13, 2012 11:46 PM
    From the manual:

    1. Place the CD into the CD-ROM drive. Type the letter of the drive followed by a colon and press the ENTER key. Example: D:<ENTER>.
    2. Type INSTALL and press the ENTER key.

    I dunno about you all, but that makes me nostalgic as $#+!...

    Edit: If you use square brackets for "tags"--i.e. bold, italic, whatever--why the hell would something between angle brackets disappear, along with the brackets themselves, if I don't embed the brackets in formatting tags? Come on, Tom's...
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    JOSHSKORN , December 14, 2012 1:27 AM
    Can I get a refund for a limited time, instead? Because after playing it, I feel like I've been robbed.
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    JOSHSKORN , December 14, 2012 1:28 AM
    Dax CorrinSo...will it run on Windows 7?

    Yes. 64-bit, even.
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