ALWAYS BET ON DUKE! If you ever wondered what all the fuss was about with Duke Nukem back in his heyday, publisher Devolver Digital and developer General Arcade, along with 3D Realms, have just the thing for you so you can reminisce: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition, available now on Steam. This collection brings together the upgrade of the original classic, Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, and three themed expansions: the tropical Duke Caribbean: Life’s a Beach, the Christmasy Duke: Nuclear Winter, and patriotic Duke It Out in D.C. The game and its expansions each have pretty OpenGL visuals, SteamPlay support for PC and Mac, Steam Cloud support, and Steam Achievements (a.k.a. Steamyments). The original Duke Nukem 3D came out way back in 1996 (I remember it well, GOD I’M OLD) and stood out from other shooters due to its unique weapons (shrink rays, pipe bombs, and laser trip wires, to name a few), quick pace, and crass humor. Scott Miller, a founding partner at 3D Realms, the studio who originally created the game, had this to say about the release (probably misty-eyed): “There is a whole generation of fans that may have heard of Duke Nukem 3D but never actually played it so it’s exciting to add a bit of polish to the game and the expansions for the first release on Steam. General Arcade has worked close with our team and hardcore fans across the world to make sure the Megaton Edition lives up to the Duke Nukem legacy.” This hardcore collection will continue to be supported after release, with new features like Linux support, Steamworks-enabled online multiplayer, and more expansion packs promised to be added in the future. Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is ready for download now on PC and Mac through Steam for $10. Check out the launch (re-launch?) trailer below (when it starts working; I’m having issues viewing it on my CPU).