3D Realms Suing Gearbox for Unpaid Duke Nukem Forever Royalties

Joel Couture
MASH Veteran
June 17th, 2013

At this point, I don’t know how much more Gearbox can regret pulling Duke Nukem Forever out of the fire. In Canada there are laws that stop you from suing someone who saved your life — something 3D Realms should have taken into consideration when Gearbox pulled the game from over a decade of slow, painful death.

3D Realms is claiming there are unpaid royalties from the sales of Duke Nukem Forever left to be paid them, and is suing Gearbox to have those royalties paid. I can’t blame them for going for the lawsuit, though. They seem to have trouble making money by developing games; that’s for sure.




A horror-obsessed gamer, Joel is still spending his days looking for something to scare himself as much as Fatal Frame. Even so, he has ridiculous action games and obscure gems to keep him happy in the meantime. A self-proclaimed aficionado of terrible retro games, he's always looking for a rotten game he hasn't played yet, and may be willing to exchange information for candy.

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