Miracle of Sound: Duke You Used to be Cool (Duke Nukem)

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wow! you guys totally blew me away this time. that song was better than the game. Still haven't bothered completing dnf. However, the video does make the game look better than it plays. Well done guys! Ten points to the entire team!

I liked it! Theme and execution.

Duke Nukem used to be cool? No, he was never cool, he was a mysoginistic cockhead and people didn't know any better, I've played Duke nukem 3D, he had no personality beyond the one-liners and the new game faithfully maintained that, he is not a parody, he is delivered with a straight face and the people around him simply constructed the claim of parody to justify him.

MiracleOfSound:

JustaGigolo:
I like Duke, despite what the Bangwaggon says.

I like Duke too, which is kind of the point of the song.

It's about how he still has the potential to be great again.

i've never played a duke nukem game what's the problem with it?(besides the weapon limit and the regenerating sheilds)

werewolfsfury:

MiracleOfSound:

JustaGigolo:
I like Duke, despite what the Bangwaggon says.

I like Duke too, which is kind of the point of the song.

It's about how he still has the potential to be great again.

i've never played a duke nukem game what's the problem with it?(besides the weapon limit and the regenerating sheilds)

That's the problem. DNF, while being enjoyable, doesn't know what it wants to be. Does it want to be a return to old-school FPSes? Is it wanting to be a modern FPS with the Duke Nukem style? What?

Must.....not....laugh out loud, at all the duke fans crying themselves to sleep.

Must. Be. Civil. X)

ManStapler:
Why, why do I have to verify my age? It makes no sense, I'm a registered user, you already have my age, this would only make sense if you didn't have it, but you do!

Because it's the ESRB requirement to ask for age verification once per session.

I've put in my birthday before, why do I have to do it again?
The guidelines for handling age gates require that we save your information for your current session only. Unfortunately this means that you'll have to enter your birthday again to see this content after your close your web browser. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

GrizzlerBorno:
Must.....not....laugh out loud, at all the duke fan crying themselves to sleep.

Must. Be. Civil. X)

We aren't crying ourselves to sleep. We're just disappointed in Duke.

Russ Pitts:
Duke You Used to be Cool (Duke Nukem)

You gotta make your mind up if you're modern or old school.

Watch Video

Is there a way to get rid of the age verification like on youtube? I'm only asking because my computer is private so the age verification is unnecessary.

EDIT: Nevermind, I read the answer to this question up a few posts.

Great song Miracle of Sound! I remember Duke 3D fondly, I'm not sure I'd ever play it again but it does have some positive nostalgic value with me, same as the Heavy Metal movie.

That...was amazing.

Glad to see you haven't abandoned your roots! GIVE US YOUR WOMEN

Phlakes:
When you said it was thrash metal on the Facebook page, I got a bit worried because I hate metal. But I am very pleased at the absence of growling and screaming.

Also, any idea when Sweet L.A. will be on Bandcamp/iTunes? Can't wait to get that one.

Today...

And metal doesn't all have screaming and growling in it. There are hundreds of different kinds of metal (I happen to like screaming and growling myself though)

Imagine another Duke Nukem game...

One that didn't have more than a decade of trying to keep up with mechanics in it. I think it'd be pretty sweet.

Ulquiorra4sama:
Imagine another Duke Nukem game...

One that didn't have more than a decade of trying to keep up with mechanics in it. I think it'd be pretty sweet.

That's what we're hoping the next one will be like.

Phlakes:
When you said it was thrash metal on the Facebook page, I got a bit worried because I hate metal. But I am very pleased at the absence of growling and screaming.

While I will admit Dave Mustaine sounds like gravel fucking a blender, thrash metal vocals really don't have screaming or growling. Harsh vocals, yes. Screaming? Nah. As for the song, what really impressed me is how the constant changes of vocal styles worked.

Duffeknol:
Pretty neat. Not too fond of the super dry sounding guitars, faster riffs with that sound tend to rub me the wrong way, but now I'm just nitpicking.

I don't like effects on guitars for metal riffs. Especially fast ones!

InsomniJack:
I like the music, but... I'm sorry, I couldn't listen to any more of it after "You're an out of date, redundant sacred cow." That line is so awkward, even to read.

I'm all for constructive criticism, so please do elaborate.

Owlslayer:
Well that sounded good, even tho i don't usually like heavier stuff, if you can call it that. I did like the lighter parts of the song more, i guess.
But some parts of that video were pretty disturbing. Lovely.

Yeah those alien rape scenes are some pretty grim stuff. That was the moment Duke changed from a loveable buffoon into a heartless prick.

I've heard quite a bit about how this would be the return of the 90's shooter.

90's shooter my ass.

Hopefully Serious Sam 3 doesn't suck.

Russ Pitts:
Duke You Used to be Cool (Duke Nukem)

You gotta make your mind up if you're modern or old school.

Watch Video

I don't want to sound rude Mr. Pitts but doesn't usally the person who makes the series make the first post in the thread? Not trying to sound like a jerk or anything, it's just usally Miracle of Sound makes the first post or is this something new the Escapist is doing?

OT: Interesting song, you taste how frustrated the singer is with the let down the game was and all the squandered potential in it. Not a fan of the metal in the song but atleast it was very well done.

Bashing the Duke? How dare you, Mister Sound!

I like the song. And I like the game. Stalemate.
Actually, I like the whole video/music series. You should try teaming up with Rebecca Mayes for a song!

dalek sec:

Russ Pitts:
Duke You Used to be Cool (Duke Nukem)

You gotta make your mind up if you're modern or old school.

Watch Video

I don't want to sound rude Mr. Pitts but doesn't usally the person who makes the series make the first post in the thread? Not trying to sound like a jerk or anything, it's just usally Miracle of Sound makes the first post or is this something new the Escapist is doing?

You're not being rude. But technically, Miracle and I make the series together. Miracle writes the songs, I edit the videos and then input them into The Escapist. I usually put MOS's name on them anyway, but I forgot this time. No big deal.

Except for the part where you didn't realize I was involved in making the series even though my name is in the credits on both the video AND the website. That is a big deal. I may consider banning you. ;)

In case you're wondering though, every video series at The Escapist has an internal producer attached who does the actual entering of the videos into our system and such. We technically have the ability to attribute the videos and first posts to whomever we choose. We don't usually use that power for evil, because we're not evil, but ... well, food for thought ;)

-R

Lord_Gremlin:
Ugh age verification. I'm 23 but i just don't bother entering real date, just anything that's old enough. Like 01.01.39.

I go for April 1 39 because it makes me feel more clever than I actually am.

Russ Pitts:

-R

Oh crap, I forgot, sorry about that. I did remember seeing in the "Heart of the Wasteland" comments that you do do all video part of this series, my mistake. Not sure why I bloody spaced out like that though. D:

I kinda figured there were people behind the scene's to get the video or article into your systems so you know what to do if there's a problem with it not playing or showing up.

Well thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. :D

One of your best songs yet! I enjoy every one of your songs.

Christ, that's straight up my alley. It is also screaming for a dirt solo. and for screaming, but the entire song might have been too much.

A big fat thumbs up for you sir!

oh, and did the computer play the drums?

MiracleOfSound:

Duffeknol:
Pretty neat. Not too fond of the super dry sounding guitars, faster riffs with that sound tend to rub me the wrong way, but now I'm just nitpicking.

I don't like effects on guitars for metal riffs. Especially fast ones!

Kinda gives it an old school thrash feel, though. Not that I'm a huge fan of old school thrash, but many people would consider that a compliment ;)

Hot damn that was amazing!

The beginning reminded me a lot of Megadeth and their album 'Rust in Peace', too bad it didn't have an killer solo, but it still rocked without one!

Kudos to you!

Fiz_The_Toaster:

The beginning reminded me a lot of Megadeth and their album 'Rust in Peace',

I love you

Fiz_The_Toaster:

too bad it didn't have an killer solo, but it still rocked without one!

Kudos to you!

I'm not good enough a guitar player to do rockin solos, I'm afraid :(

May get in some fancy shredders for future songs though when I can afford it

Latinidiot:

oh, and did the computer play the drums?

The computer played single hit drum samples in the patterns I copy pasted them into , yep!

Quaxar:
Bashing the Duke? How dare you, Mister Sound!

I like the song. And I like the game. Stalemate.

Not really bashing him... just giving him some tough love and possibly good advice ;)

Hmm interesting song, and I normally am "meh" about metal. Thank you Miracle and Mr. Russ Pitts that was entertaining. As far as DNF goes just from all the gameplay videos I have seen ya it aint the same Duke I saw in Duke Nukem 3D. Sorry Duke your fans just grew up.

MiracleOfSound:

Quaxar:
Bashing the Duke? How dare you, Mister Sound!

I like the song. And I like the game. Stalemate.

Not really bashing him... just giving him some tough love and possibly good advice ;)

How dare you giving the Duke advice!
Tough love on the other hand is probably okay. Though I think it'd be a better double entendrč if you were female.

Great song and I agree with the message.The 2 weapon rule kinda ruined it all,amongst other things.

I think it was the only game that I almost punched the monitor when I died by accident and I had to wait 2 minutes for the damned loading screen each time.

yet another fantastic song. :D

DarkhoIlow:
Great song and I agree with the message.The 2 weapon rule kinda ruined it all,amongst other things.

I think it was the only game that I almost punched the monitor when I died by accident and I had to wait 2 minutes for the damned loading screen each time.

Let me guess. You played the 360 version?

This was a fun song, much more listenable on its own merits. Reminds me of Machine Fish-era Galactic Cowboys.

Another sub-genre of rock conquered!

I'm not sure if Duke can be saved. I can't decide whether the song is about what Duke needs to do to improve or if it's a hark back to the golden age Nukem can't ever return to...either way good...

Russ Pitts:

Daveman:
That was actually pretty cool and made me want to buy it. I think you have failed good sir.

I had the same reaction when editing the video. For a game I hate, it does have some really good visuals. But it's not a fun game to play.

Looking at the gameplay footage from the original, I was blown away by how much more fun it looks, just from the capture footage.

Took the words right out of my mouth. That footage looked like fun and made me laugh quite a bit, and then I felt like crying when I remembered how piss-poor the one-liners were on average and how shoddy the gameplay was.

Anyway, another cool song, Gavin! Keep it up!
... wait, maybe that's not the best choice of words in the context of DNF... >.>

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