If you’ve heard of OnLive, good. If not, OnLive is a service that, instead of you rendering and playing the game on your computer, allows you to control the game as the screen is streamed to you live, making compatibility and performance far less of an issue.
I know I can explain that better but think of it as interactive TV and you’ve got the basic idea. It didn’t hit off well due to the high internet requirement because of constant streaming of sound and visual, but it’s still around.
OnLive recently announced that they will have Duke Nukem Forever available on the release day for playing. In addition, if you pre-order Duke Nukem Forever through OnLive (Get it quick because the one time you blow off a preorder on a game in constant Development Hell is the day it’s released first thing in the morning), you can get the $99 OnLive game system for free.
If you have an absolutely killer internet connection, this is likely worth a try. Also, this is the first time I’ve seen “Mature Humor” on an ESRB rating.