Duke Nukem is a video game series focusing on its protagonist, Duke Nukem. Originally created by Apogee Software Ltd/3D Realms as a series of video games for the PC, the franchise expanded to games released for various consoles by third party developers.
The series has been generally popular since its inception. Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II, along with Commander Keen helped make the genre popular on the PC as against games like Super Marios Bros. for video game consoles.
The games broke out of the shareware niche and into the mainstream gamer audience with Duke Nukem 3D, which also brought the series to the forefront of video game controversy.
Yet another PC fave of mine however Duke Nukem 3D has been dubbed too controversial with depictions of sexuality, pornography, obscenities, graphic violence, drug use and other taboo topics.