Alright, so here's a weird one for you- Our forums are filled with all walks of life, including people who apparently read every last detail of end the user license agreements that 99.999% of the planet just scroll through as quickly as humanly possible before clicking "I Agree". Forum member Starjimstar just tipped us off to the following Duke Nukem Forever info-nugget that's got me scratching my chin.

If you check out the Duke Nukem Forever page on Steam, you can scroll all the way down to the view the manual link. Like most modern PC games, there's basically nothing in there aside from a list of system requirements, and a whole bunch of legal text. Reading this legalese to the bottom gets you to the "Apple App Store Additional License Terms."

Strange, right? The original Duke Nukem [99ยข] is already on the App Store, but could Gearbox potentially be planning an iOS release of Forever as well? What reason could there possibly be to include App Store licensing terms in a document for a PC game? Here's where things really get crazy- Per the FAQ, Gearbox isn't specifically stating which engine they're using, but it wouldn't be much of a leap to suggest they're using the Unreal Engine. ...Which also is available for iOS.

Alternatively, they could be referring to the Mac App Store, which is newsworthy as well as the previously mentioned FAQ specifically states the lack of announcements for a Mac version. ...But then there's the line that specifically states:

The license to the Software is a non-transferable license to use the Software only on an iPhone or iPod touch that you own or control.

At this point in the development of Duke Nukem Forever, absolutely nothing would surprise me. Conspiracy theorists, start your engines!

  • Matt R

    It couldn't be for the Mac App Store, as opposed to the iTunes App Store?

    • Jim

      Could be. But the document does say "
      The license to the Software is a non-transferable license to use the Software only on an iPhone or iPod touch.
      "

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001285138113 Khalil Squared

    Can't forget about the ridiculously low system requirements.

  • Tcrowns

    Gearbox would get massive Props from me for releasing a Mac version on the Mac store, and would be a nice big FU to id which looks like no Rage for Mac.

  • CaptainMorgan

    They'll still find a way to screw up the contols.

  • http://twitter.com/friscoaggies Frisco A&M Club

    DNF is using an engine which is derived from an old build of Unreal. They slowly replaced every piece of it until the only stuff left was UnrealScript and UnrealEd. To say it's running on what we currently call the Unreal Engine is wrong.

    That said I suppose it's not impossible they're porting it, but it won't be because UE3 can run on the iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    As long as they don't get MachineWorks to do the port, I'm okay with this. If they so much as look in MachineWorks' general direction I will disown them entirely.

  • oceanskate

    They're just cutting their own throats along with other game developers if they are intending an ios version. Or it's annoying at best. 99% of mac users are dummies who THINK they are smarter than everyone, when in fact they are usually young 20something, misinformed people. These users pay double, for under powered computers that when viewed from within their fantasy worlds, seem like a great deal. That's because within their world, they always have a way to warp reality to make anything nonsensical seem to make sense. Then after they've gotten stuck, they never admit it, but continue to pretend it's all great. In fact if what I say isn't a bit true, then there would be no article like this with people hoping that just maybe DNF might come out on ios.

    They watch ImAMac commercials, then run around making fun of pc users with their smug attitudes. But when a great pc game comes along, then they start begging for them to be ported, even after they were warned about a lack of titles. Or they simply turn their macs into windows machines with boot camp and end up turning down the grahpics settings in many cases. So in other words, they rub everyone's noses in it, saying pcs are worthless, them in the next breath expect pc games to simply be ported over because they such special people. They are the most obnoxious generation of style obsessed, shiny seeking fools in existance. What it would mean, is that after they are that obnoxious, that they'd then also get DNF. And all so they can turn around and gloat.
    It's obvious they can make do with bootcamp and that should be good enough for these gloaters who claim it's all so much better for them. So no need to pour extra money into attempting to make it run almost as good as the pc version. I think gearbox should leave it at that and not waste any more money to port these snobs anything. Plus it would drive up development costs in the future for a smaller user base. Remember, the apple experience is supposed to be wonderful even without games and other missing windows titles. It's magic, it just works, think different!..-- And again, it's true. This happens with every game that comes out. Articles pop up with a little gleam of hope that the apple users might get the game too. If I were wrong, it wouldn't be that way.

    • oceanskate

      and what I'm eluding to, is that it won't just be ios, but the all apple platforms...

    • Boland

      I'm sorry.
      But by posting this, you only end up coming across as bitter, and an elitist.

      Why should it matter to you if a developer chooses to support (or not support) a particular platform?

      Keep your toys in the cot, and relax a little.

    • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

      I've read this until the third or fourth word, then passed by. Waste of time.

  • spidey

    I read a joke somehere:
    Greatest Lie on Earth: "I have read and understood the terms of agreement...."

    Obviously it's not a lie for Starjimstar!

  • Steve

    That's quite a homoerotic image

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    '
    99.999% of the planet just scroll through as quickly as humanly possible before clicking "I Agree"'. I AGREE!

  • Copp62

    im pretty sure its just for the duke nukem forever soundboard that came out..i hope im wrong though

  • ManAnonym

    I hav this game civilization V and when i open it it pops up a window with all the aspyr games that is on app store. Further on that list it says "Duke Nukem Forever Coming soon"... i am 99% sure that duke nukem are coming in the app store. the question is: When?