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.