Duke Nukem Forever finally went gold last week, ending a fourteen year streak of being everyone’s favorite vaporware. Last year, developer Gearbox Software announced they were attempting to find a way to convince retailers to honor Duke Nukem Forever preorders made over a decade ago, an honorable gesture not frequently seen in the modern day gaming industry of Day One DLC and the biggest gaming-only retailer operating under business practices akin to a shady pawn shop that pays out $25 for a diamond-encrusted wedding ring that was bought with three months of salary.
GamePro wondered if any progress was made on the preorder-honoring front and asked GameStop if they’ll be honoring those preorders made so hilariously long ago. GameStop responded:
“With a long-anticipated release like Duke Nukem Forever, we encourage customers who pre-ordered more than a year ago to verify their reservation with their local store prior to launch. Provided the customer has a receipt, we will honor even those pre-orders taken long ago. At this time, we expect that all pre-order customers will receive Duke’s Big Package at time of purchase, regardless of when the reservation was made.”
Duke’s Big Package being, of course, a Dukeified preorder bonus. Hail to the pun, baby.
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