• “Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour”

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The first-person shooter "Duke Nukem 3D" is honoring its 1996 release with a special anniversary edition. Gearbox Software has just announced "Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour" will be released on October 11 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The latest version of the classic game is getting a new episode and weapon, as well as new one-liners.  

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"Duke Nukem 3D" was released in January 1996. Meanwhile, the new anniversary edition will cost $20 to play and include a "True 3D" mode that allows gamers to switch between 3D rendering and original graphics.   

Gearbox Software describes the game as having more enemies for the action hero to fight. Duke's goal is to save the Earth by destroying alien adversaries and saving young women around the world.  

 Allen Blum III and Richard "Levelord" Gray were the original game's level designers. They have teamed up to develop a new episode titled "Alien World Order". It features a new incinerator gun that only seems to appear in the new episode.

Other people involved with "Duke Nukem 3D" have returned to work on the special edition. That includes music composer Lee Jackson who wrote a brand-new score for the new episode, and voice actor Jon St. John who recorded some new lines for the hero to shout out, according to PC Magazine.  

The new game also includes a behind-the-scenes commentary from the original development team. This is an in-game feature.  

The newest "Duke Nukem 3D" game seems to include many of the top features of the 2014 Megaton Edition including multiplayer support. Meanwhile, Gearbox's teaser trailer also shows off some new features in the latest version.  

"Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour" is now available for pre-order.

In related news, The Wall Street Journal's sources have verified that the Nintendo NX console will use game cartridges. One key factor is that the cost of memory chips has dropped sharply since the days of the SNES and N64 systems, according to Game Debate. Today 32GB memory cards are much cheaper.

Ex-Sony employee Atsushi Osanai told WSJ that cartridges are the best physical format for video games. Cartridges are better protected from damage and scratching, and load faster due to solid state storage.