Randy Pitchford has suggested Duke Nukem sales are off to a good start, despite overwhelmingly poor reviews.
"With sales data, It seems like *customers* love Duke," he said on Twitter. "I guess sometimes we want greasy hamburgers instead of caviar..."
Meanwhile, Duke Nukem voice actor Jon St John has slammed negative criticism of the title.
"I have no comments regarding bad reviews by clueless critics," he told TheJoyPads. "They seem to want to compare Duke Nukem Forever to Call Of Duty and other FPS's and they are missing the point.
"My thoughts about Duke Nukem Forever: It freakin ROCKS! Lots of action, lots of fun, sexy, funny, irreverent... It's everything I hoped it would be."
The ex-2K representative posted on Twitter this week: "Too many went too far with their reviews...we are reviewing who gets games next time and who doesn't based on today's venom," suggesting the firm was blacklisting those who gave the game negative scores.
2K's since confirmed it's parted company with Redner, stating that "2K Games does not endorse or condone the comments".
In a fine tribute to the game itself, you can expect CVG's Duke Nukem Forever review to arrive better-late-than-never today.