Lemme be the first to say, that Duke is a douche.
I love Duke, he is one of my most favourite people I’ve met while doing all of this but boy did he get me. He got me good.
Thats right this was an early April fools and the reason why he did it early was because I did it early last year (though in fairness it was April 1st UK time, I can’t help it if America is 5 hours behind can I?). Duke is not and will never leave the podcast or the site.
Like others on the site I read that post by Duke and was genuinely upset by it. I considered Duke a good friend, I felt like I’d been dumped. So before we all chase him down the street with torches, I want to let you all know that I was so sad when reading his post I didn’t know what to do. So if there is anyone that should be mad at him, it should be Stu and myself (not saying that others who aren’t on the podcast wouldn’t be upset either).
Now I’m willing to forgive Duke for what he has done and I think everyone else should too. Please don’t hate him, if anything he has made everyone appreciate how important three guys talking about games in audio form is to others and myself.
One last thing, I’m sure I can speak for all of us here at the Veteran Gamers that we are so touched that everybody has commented about how much Duke and the site in general means to you all and the offers people have made to help are genuinely flattering.
And yes, Duke is a douche.