Up and Atom: A Conversation With Duke Nukem

The voice behind Duke Nukem, Jon St. John, gives us some wise insight into Duke's thought processes, and how the video game voice acting business has evolved since Duke 3D.

Discussion

30 comments
Johny_47
Johny_47

What a guy hahaha. Shame what happened with Forever but I didn't expect it to be good being honest, when a game changes hands that many times and it has to keep being changed over that many years it's quite obvious what it'll turn out like =P


Would have been much better to just give it to an upcoming Indie dev and let 'em start from scratch and then just have John St John do a good job on the dialogue instead of it sounding forced and cringe-y.


I hope there'll be another one like Time to Kill, that's my favourite Duke game especially the soundtrack.

lilflipp
lilflipp

Just like in acting. A lot of actors after doing a really iconic, get stuck with that persona. And after that they can't detach themselves from it, a lot of time they end up hating it. Like Sean Connery and stuff.

howling_lead
howling_lead

- Duke Nukem Forever was great! Keep up the good work.

 - DOTA and WOW can go suck a lemon.

- Duke Nukem 3D is a legendary game.  

hystavito
hystavito

I would have no idea he was Duke when he speaks in his normal voice, so yeah I think he definitely can do other voices without people thinking or realizing it's Duke.

Defender1978
Defender1978

DNF is awesome.  One of my favorites.  

Garm31
Garm31

D'ouche F'uckem Never. Best bad game ever.

endorbr
endorbr

They already have R rated CGI movies Jon... with titties and everything.

B-boy
B-boy

my favuvit voice actor is  david hater

Kickable
Kickable

Duke Nukem. a complex characater I always wanted to know more about.

vadagar1
vadagar1

someone make a good duke game FFS

mechag2
mechag2

Epic. lol


Gotta say though, if there is going to be an R rated CG film, Deadpool should be the first. After seeing that test footage, I'm SOLD.

starhowl
starhowl

Funny, no one thought about the guy behind Duke.

shinrae5
shinrae5

Nothing but respect for this guy who voiced one of the most iconic characters ever.

I really hope a proper Duke return happens this generation, as the overhauled and re hauled x10 DNF had zero chance of being good as it was in development hell forever.

Hail to the King baby!

Shonuff331
Shonuff331

It's just crazy amazing to me when he flips from his regular voice to Duke. 

cvbz
cvbz

lol this guy is great. Brings back memories of Duke 3D!

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

Him having multiple ex wives does not surprise me.

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

Still one of my favorite voice actors ever.

Zombrex
Zombrex

I love that guy. I've been quoting him since 1995.

zackcurl
zackcurl

Ha, wow, what a scumbag.

SpookyJack
SpookyJack

When is the PS3/Vita version due of Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition?

PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

Unfortunately this video reminded me of Duke Nukem Forever, a game I tried to erase from my memory 

virtuasega
virtuasega

They did, it was called forever.