January 29, 2020
Birth of Duke Nukem 3D
On this day, 24 years ago, 3D Realms released the critically acclaimed shooter Duke Nukem 3D. The game is considered to be responsible for popularizing first-person shooters. Reviewers praised the interactivity of the environments, gameplay, level design, and unique risqué humor, a mix of pop-culture satire and lampooning of over-the-top Hollywood action heroes. The game’s violent nature, erotic elements, and portrayal of women incited controversy.