On Thursday last week I received my copy of Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition. I’ve had, up to now, 2 collectors edition games of this calibre which have been Far Cry 2 and most recently Total War: Shogun 2. Far Cry 2 included in the package a t-shirt, map and art book as well as other items. and my Total War: Shogun 2 collectors edition contained a handpainted bamboo chess set. This is incredible and I think both collectors editions were great for the asking price and both contain items I can put on display or use. I much prefer a collectors edition which contains physical items than an edition which mostly comprises of digital extras and whilst you normally do get a few digital items I mainly spend the extra money because I feel I’m getting something worthwhile out of it and not something I have to keep playing the game to appreciate.
So, to not only celebrate the release of Duke Nukem Forever and for my love of collectors editions with some meaningful goodies in them I am sharing with you 4 pictures of the boxing in it’s packaging before ever being opened and it’s contents:
Duke is coming:
2K have officially announced that Duke will be coming back to us on May 3rd in North America and May 6th internationally. In celebration of this announcement they have released a brand new trailer showing off more footage of the game including the monsters, women (including nudity), some insane killing moves and of course…the guns! It looks like a return to the classic shooting games of old which is absolutely fine by me and it has been mentioned that the campaign is three times the size of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s.
The sequel to the 2002 game, made by a little company called Illusion Softworks. Mafia was received as a Grand Theft Auto-esque game except a bit more serious, with a refreshing plate of realism.
Now: Illusion Softworks is better known as 2K Czech (under 2K Games), and Mafia 2 was released back in August – so, does it live up?
After being such a fan of Mafia-Prime, I was surprised when I convinced myself not to bother with the sequel, but after the STEAM sales (when it was knocked down to £4.99 – whoo) – I changed my mind.
Right. Now the obligatory introduction is out of the way, here’s the GOOD bits about Mafia 2, and to kick things off: the story. Continue Reading