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.

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    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.

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    drodriguesaar

    Baaaaalls of steeelll....

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    drodriguesaar

    Old but gold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eckoYQqdk28

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    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.

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    NothingForMoney

    HAIL TO THE KING, BABY

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    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.

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    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.

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    Defender1978

    DNF is awesome. One of my favorites.

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    endorbr

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

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    B-boy

    my favuvit voice actor is david hater

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    WolfgarTheQuiet

    @B-boy What?

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

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    vadagar1

    someone make a good duke game FFS

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    virtuaSEGA

    They did, it was called forever.

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    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.

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    Starhowl

    Funny, no one thought about the guy behind Duke.

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    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!

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    Shonuff331

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

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    animalmother013

    Favorite Duke quote "I've got balls of STEEL"

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    FUNERALHITS

    wow gamespot - high class


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    homelessgamer

    I

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    cvbz

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

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    dribblesbarbax

    Him having multiple ex wives does not surprise me.

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    Mrod1212

    Still one of my favorite voice actors ever.

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    Zombrex

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

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    zackcurl

    Ha, wow, what a scumbag.

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    vadagar1

    OMG BLOOD SEEKER XD

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    SpookyJack

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

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    PS4andXoneGamer

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