Blast from the past: Apogee launches online store

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When I saw this news, I experienced a huge feeling of nostalgia; I just knew I had to write it up. It's crazy how many times I saw the logo you now see on the side. Apogee has announced the launch of its new online store over at

Gamers can now buy some of Apogee's favorite legacy titles, including Duke Nukem 3D, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, and the Apogee Legacy Pack. The $20 Legacy Pack is a collection of classic Apogee games including, Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Rise of the Triad: Dark War, Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, and Blake Stone: Planet Strike.

This weekend, you can get $5.00 off the price by typing in the Coupon Code "Father" – the Father's Day special expires on Monday, June 20, 2011. Additionally, as a bonus for ordering the Legacy Pack, you will receive at no additional cost Extreme Rise of the Triad and the soundtrack to Duke Nukem: Critical Mass with 10 "ego-pumping" songs (Apogee's words, not mine).

Apogee was a pioneer in digital distribution 25 years ago, before the rise of the console. Commander Keen, one of the company's classics, is one of the reasons why I am a die-hard PC gamer, and always will be, rather than a console gamer.

"Apogee fostered young development teams creating a global audience through its digital distribution platform," Terry Nagy, Apogee's Chief Creative Officer, said in a statement. "Apogee will continue its tradition by providing a platform for new developers to access a global market...our online store being the first step in this direction."

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