Duke Nukem flack eats words over threat to reviewers
Grovelling apology follows 'no praise, no games' Tweet
The PR team behind the US launch of Duke Nukem Forever has apologised for threatening to blacklist publications who gave the eagerly anticipated title bad write-ups.
After the game received critical brickbats, it seems topping the games sales charts wasn't enough of a consolation for The Redner Group.
One staffer posted threats on the agency's official Twitter page stating the team will decide "who gets games next time" based on the venom in a reviewer's piece.
Source: Ars Technica
The Tweet has now been removed, replaced by a grovelling apology and the promise that individual sorry letters will be sent out to worried reviewers.
According to ArsTechnica - who managed to grab a screenshot before the original Tweet was removed - blacklisting is a common thing in the games world, and has been for years, but the activity is rarely made public like this.
Have a look at what we thought about Duke Nukem Forever here on Reg Hardware. Are we in line for a blacklisting? See you in Hell! ®
Speaking of blacklisting
They should be blacklisted from the game producing community if that is the kind of piss poor shit they are releasing.
if it takes them another 12+ years to get the next Duke Nukem out, how many journos are going to care if they don't get the game?
"From what I understand..."
so... no 1st hand experience then? Why'd you bother commenting on something you know nothing about? How likely is it that your 3rd hand opinion bears any relation to reality?