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Grovelling apology follows 'no praise, no games' Tweet

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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.

Duke Nukem Forever, Redner Group

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! ®

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