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Published on March 1st, 2018 | by gareth


With Ion Maiden; Is The Time Right For Remeasters Of Blood And Duke Nukem 3D

With the recent announcement from 3-D Realms of Ion Maiden and two updated versions of Shadow Warriors, I found myself looking at some of the titles from the company’s past. One game that I particularly had some interest in was BLOOD as not only did I enjoy playing the original game, but had a small hand in some of the content for the sequel Blood 2: The Chosen during my time at Monolith.

The game recently entered my thoughts and I started to think about how impressive it would be to see an updated version of the games made available. While the latest version of Duke Nukem did not go over as planned, it still provided a new chapter in the franchise and got me thinking how cool it would be to see a remastered version of Duke Nukem 3D with modern graphics and multiplayer capability.

Both Blood and Duke were built on the same engine so would be quite interesting to see how an updated version of each game would look and play today. With so much focus on horror and Zombie themed offerings, I do think it would be really interesting for a game like Blood to be given a new lease on life with some of the benefits of modern technology can offer as well as being made available for the console platforms.

While this may be just a fans pipedream, it is interesting to note that many 90s shooters have been given a new lease on life and should the retro-themed Ion Maiden be a hit, then I think naturally it only stands to reason to see if other games in the 3D Realms Library would benefit from a rerelease.

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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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