Duke Nukem Forever Coming to Mac

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biggest issues reviewers have criticized have been its long load times, an extremely slow start in the beginning, and outdated NPC models that don't follow player movements when speaking.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
    Yay, now Mac users can be disappointed too!
  • tburns1
    Wouldn't this sort of game be "beneath" them?
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  • sgtopmobile
    i am the first to comment!!!!so how about the 2000$ alternative performance pc as price???
  • Trialsking
    Yay, now Mac users can be disappointed too!
  • amk-aka-Phantom
    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.