Update: Unlimited Hyperbole is no longer available. There are two episodes preserved by the Thief community on Youtube which are linked in the episode index, however other episodes have since been lost to time.
There are certain characters who loom large over the decades and are uniquely able to reveal how games have changed over the years. Duke Nukem is arguably the foremost of them all, having gone from an unknown, silent hero to a first popular, then ostracised parody known across the world.
In order to understand how Duke’s changed and where the line falls between personality and reality, we talk to Jon St. Jon, who’s been providing Duke’s voice since 1995 and who knows Duke better than anyone. We discuss how Duke’s legacy has defined Jon’s career for better and worse, what Jon thinks of Duke’s controversial quips and more.
Unlimited Hyperbole is a short, weekly podcast about videogames and the stories we tell about them. The show is divided into seasons of five episodes, each with a topic that’s used as a prompt when interviewing special guests. This season we’re talking about “Matters of Character” – and to find out more about the production of this episode, read after the jump.