In which part of the world is it the equivalent of April Fools Day today?
Duke Nukem Forever is the video games world's equivalent of the flying car: mothballed in the garage. Twelve years in the making, this infamous slice of vapourware is set to for release in 2011. Really. Take-Two Interactive, the publisher, even issued a press release today announcing its impending release so it must be true …
DNF will actually be released before everyone's transitioned to IPv6.
But then again, Starcraft 2 actually got released before DNF.
The really good joke is that there's a pretty good chance that most current-gen console owners have never, ever heard about Duke Nukem.
after being addicted to Duke 3d in the mid to late 90's , I wanted this in 2000.
Is Drew Cullen "some bottom feeding scum sucking algae eater" for getting my geriatric hopes up . ( I was a young man when this was meant to be released )
Drew, if this is a false story I hope you will "rip of the head, and shit down the neck" of whoever is peddling the lies.
I just knocked over my zimmer frame in excitement.
Will my pension stretch to purchase this so I can relive my youth? and do I still care ? maybe .. just a bit too much ;)
I really want this to work but I wont be suprised if it's sanitised to hell and winds up in the bargain bucket a few weeks after its launch :(
The original was a riotous mix of violence and non-pc humour that only us old farts could love.
I live in hope but wont be surprised when I'm disappointed.
Er, renowned for being released in pretty much alpha-form and full of bugs, then ending up making money only for the lawyers as the Derek Smart and Take-Two entered legal fisticuffs? *cough* not difficult considering the personalities involved. *cough* Er, also renowned for being very delayed? Maybe it's their specialty.
Yep that's mine with the original box of Battlecruiser 3000AD, I'm hoping it will be worth something one day.
I won't be holding my breath.
I'll wait for the release time for people to say it either doesn't have a map builder, or it's a cost extra.
I'll wait for them to say the Australian version will be sanitised to hell (like the fuckers did the last time).
I'll wait for them to say you need a constant internet connection to make the thing work.
I'll wait for the cracked version to appear two weeks later, before I don't bother downloading that either.
Bah, who cares. I'm all over it.
"Daikatana suddenly springs to mind."
Dammit you beat me to it! I find it hard to believe that this came could possibly live up to the hopes and dreams of all of us old Duke fans. And if it doesn't have the Build editor, then pah! I'm waiting with eager anticipation for all the yoofs who think they've 'discovered' Duke Nukem...
Previously it was hyped by a development house run by geeks. Now it's being hyped by a published run by businessmen.
3D Realms never gave themselves deadlines, and a dev without a deadline will never finish.
Take Two will have set the deadlines and will be forcing the devs to finish on time.
First concern: the price. StarCraft II took 8 years and costs as much as a blu-ray disc release of a game that was only 3 years in the making (*cough*FinalFantasyXIII*cough*). Given that DNF took 5 years more, wouldn't it cost around 38% more? And given SCII's ridiculous price (RM250? I didn't even pay close to that for Final Fantasy XIII, and that was a blu-ray title!)
Second concern: the DRM. It better not be one that screws up my hard disk intermittently.
I have a PS3 and a PC, and I'll be getting the console version. And I'm old enough to remember Duke Nukem games before they went 3D.
There are too many issues with high end PC games these days. At least with the console you know it'll work out of the box without driver issues, insane system requirements and DRM-from-hell. (Plus, once all my games are console versions, I can finally get rid of Windows).
I have the original running on my N900. Been playing for months and all those corny one liners are awesome, with the corny links to star wars (luke in hoth) independence day (the ship in hangar) indiana jones hanging and of course the car chase of O J Simpson on the TV. Even the duke burger store with dog kennels underground.
...but I bet all the genre links and icons of the times won't be there. Lets face it instead of luke skywalker upside down in a hidden cave, we would get some tw@ from 'twilight' or worse a harry potter reference, instead of something like the OJ simpsons car chase it will be Big brother or X factor. And political correctness will remove anything that might be construed as dodgy.
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