Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/01/22/duke_nukem_fans_bite_back/

Duke Nukem fans bite back

Comments taken out of context, apparently

By Drew Cullen

Posted in Software, 22nd January 2001 13:49 GMT

On Friday, 19 January we published the article Duke Nukem on screenshot search and destroy, written by freelance journalist Andrew Smith.

We've had some complaints - three to be precise, two of which are from games sites - concerning the story. Our critics say that comments on the Planet Crap forum concerning the unauthorised use of screenshots made by George Broussard, owner/producer of 3D Realms, the Duke Nukem developer, were taken out of context.

"Context" in this case - we guess - is what's considered appropriate discourse in the cosy, relaxed environs of PlanetCrap; this may seem very different when shoehorned into a story on The Register. We disagree with our correspondents - anything in the public domain is fair game to us. (But then we would think that, wouldn't we?)

However, we did make a couple of alterations to the Duke Nukem article on Sunday morning - the piece originally said 3D Realms had "announced plans" to restrict screenshots. It was pointed out to us that Broussard's comments were not one and the same as 3D Realms making an official announcement. We accept that we got this wrong. So apologies all round on this score.

If you want to get the full flavour of games industry insiders and fans beating up on The Register, look no further than this Planet Crap thread. ®