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Negative Sun
02-08-2008, 05:40 PM
Clicky (http://www.custompc.co.uk/news/602019/duke-nukem-forever-release-date-revealed.html)

After years of silence and speculation we've had more concrete signs of an imminent existence in the last few months than the last few years...Here's hoping it's coming this year cause to say this sequel is overdue is probably the understatement of the decade ;)

DeadYorick
02-08-2008, 05:44 PM
I doubt that they would release it this year. I wouldn't get your hopes up since they first announced Forever like 8 years ago. So when it gets released it better be one of the best games of all time or they will single handedly doom the franchise. Anyway I would hope for early next year at the earliest since they already did something like this a few times already.

Plus Duke Nukem already lost like 75 percent of its fanbase due to Forever's release date. So they are going to have to do some really good marketing if they want to sell out.

lukeiamyourdad
02-08-2008, 07:33 PM
Yeah, I don't know about that. It could come out any time from now to 2225.

I'll wait for a 100% official announcement, but I suppose the teaser trailer is a good sign that things are progressing well...unless they decided to scrap the game because it's not "next-gen" enough or some other excuse. Didn't they use a similar excuse in the past?

DeadYorick
02-08-2008, 07:49 PM
Yeah, I don't know about that. It could come out any time from now to 2225.

I'll wait for a 100% official announcement, but I suppose the teaser trailer is a good sign that things are progressing well...unless they decided to scrap the game because it's not "next-gen" enough or some other excuse. Didn't they use a similar excuse in the past?

They did release screenshots back in like 2002 of the models. But then they got rid of them claiming they were going to overhaul the entire thing.

But the screenshots they released now are actually really good. The models have superb detail (Especially the Duke model).

Totenkopf
02-08-2008, 09:15 PM
Well, as long as it's released before I cash out........I'm game. Always liked the Duke character. 2 dimensional, yet too funny.

Ctrl Alt Del
02-09-2008, 02:13 PM
I saw the teaser some time ago... But they haven't released anything new in a while, so I'm a bit unsure.

If the "production time=Quality" equation is true, DN:F is going to be the greatest game ev@r.

Rabish Bini
03-20-2008, 04:15 AM
I cannot wait for one of my fav games to finally get a sequal. DN3D ROCKED!!

Pho3nix
03-20-2008, 04:26 AM
Naah. I'm not holding my breath.

Doc Valentine
03-21-2008, 03:20 AM
Well, there have been numerous rumors before this video that they were going to finish sometime in the "near future". I really do hope it comes out this year. They have promised us this an eon ago and all of us Duke fans really have been tested in the area of patience. I wont be holding my breath either, but still, there is that shred of hope that is left in my heart.

Serpentine Cougar
03-22-2008, 12:50 AM
Meh, I never got into Duke Nukem. I don't see what's so cool about him; he looks kinda dorky to me....

JoeDoe 2.0
03-22-2008, 04:00 AM
^ Duke Nukem is like a father figure to me :xp:

I doubt that it will come out this year, but if it does then I'll surely get it

Q
03-22-2008, 04:50 AM
I'll believe it when I see it.

JediAthos
06-13-2010, 09:31 AM
I thought this worth necroing this thread. For all you Duke fans there is some minor but significant news on this front. Game Informer reports that the lawsuits between Take-Two Interactive and 3D Realms regarding Duke Nukem Forever have been settled.

http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/06/11/take-two-3d-realms-holster-duke-nukem-forever-lawsuits.aspx

urluckyday
06-13-2010, 12:11 PM
lol. Yeah, okay. /sarcasm

Ztalker
06-13-2010, 01:25 PM
lol. Yeah, okay. /sarcasm

Wasn't the game originally announced for the Amiga? It's a bit late...

No, seriously, one of the coolest game character ever....maybe it'll be a great reboot....I fear it won't be though :xp:

Astor
06-13-2010, 01:31 PM
Assuming it ever reaches a release (which is still incredibly doubtful after over a decade of promises), it'll suck, simply because no game can ever be worth that much of wait.

Totenkopf
06-13-2010, 02:27 PM
Well, I've not been obsessively waiting for this, so the 10 year thing isn't a real big deal for me. Long as it's entertaining.....

Q
06-13-2010, 03:13 PM
Why can't this damned piece of vaporware just die, already?

urluckyday
06-13-2010, 08:03 PM
Let's put it this way. Whoever holds the rights to Duke Nukem has an amazing power among the masses...even though they've been disappointed time and time again.

JediAthos
06-14-2010, 11:55 AM
Didn't mean to stir up hate and discontent lol...I just thought it was an interesting piece of information.

Astor
09-03-2010, 02:06 PM
According to Take 2 and Gearbox, Duke Nukem Forever will be released next year on PC, PS3 and 360.

GamingVault Story. (http://www.thegamingvault.com/2010/09/breaking-duke-nukem-forever-gearbox-true/)

Gamespot Story. (http://pax.gamespot.com/story/6275153/duke-nukem-forever-shipping-in-2011-on-360-ps3-pc)

JediAthos
09-03-2010, 02:59 PM
I'm not one of those people who has been eagerly awaiting Duke for years, but with Gearbox taking over the project it has the possibility to be a really good game.

Totenkopf
09-03-2010, 03:28 PM
I'm not one of those people who has been eagerly awaiting Duke for years, but with Gearbox taking over the project it has the possibility to be a really good game.

Let's hope. I'm not dying for it to come out, but would probably get it if it looks good. Though I'd probably wait till the price came down first. Never was one of those people that had to get something as soon as it came out. Actually, ME2 was probably the first game I ever got so close to its release date.

Ztalker
09-03-2010, 03:39 PM
Duke...my childhood hero.

One of those games I used to play as a 'little' kid.
Pixelated boobies, brilliant one-liners...if the game doesn't take itself seriously and just goes ahead with the completely over-the-top storyline, it could actually work.

"Your ass, your face...what's the difference?"

Ping
09-03-2010, 07:01 PM
If it does come out, I'd be willing to get it. I can't believe I played it when I was a toddler....I'd probably keep it away from my kids, if I had any. ;)

igyman
09-03-2010, 07:48 PM
Same goes for me. I played Duke back when I was still in elementary school. If it does come out, I'm getting it no matter what and then it'll be, as The Duke would say, "Come, get some!" :devburn:

JediAthos
09-03-2010, 09:56 PM
G4's hands on preview impressions from PAX:


What We Know:

Do I really even need to fill out this section? Duke Nukem Forever was in development for nearly 12 years, and then it famously flamed out. It became one of the most famous pieces of vaporware in history. In fact, if defined that term. People thought this would never see the light of day. Disgruntled former employees leaked screenshots, models, footage, and everything but the full source code for the game. This was the story that game developer parents tell their wannabe game developer kids to keep that out of the industry.

What We're Seeing Now:

Well, that's all a thing of the past. Duke Nukem Forever is real, and it's coming from developer Gearbox Software and being published by 2K games. We sat through a brief presentation with Gearbox's Randy Pitchford this morning, where he told us how excited he was to announce this. Gearbox has been doing well financially recently, and they were in a position to save this game.

Even though it was a monumental task to assemble everyone, and he was told it was impossible more than once .. it actually happened. "It was unfinished business," said Pitchford, "We have to see this through." After an over the top trailer (would you expect anything else from Duke?) we got to pick up the controls (it was being shown on Xbox 360s, and possibly a few PCs with Xbox 360 Windows Controllers.

Some highlights from the trailer:

* According to the narrator, Duke had become a hero, but then disappeared. The aliens returned and started tearing the place apart. But then they made one mistake, "They shouldn't have gone after our women."
* Duke, "What, did you think I was gone forever?"
* Duke, on seeing a gigantic, triple breasted demon-spawn creature thing: "Hell, I'd still hit it."
* There are vehicles in the game, including a truck emblazoned with Duke's radiation logo.
* Weapons galore, of course.
* Lots and lots of bare boobs.

We jumped right inside where ... you're looking straight down into a urinal. Pull the right trigger to, well ... piss, and Duke says "It's time to quit pissing around," he says. Level 1 is entitled "Duke Lives," and you start right there at the urinal in the locker room of the Detonators, a professional football team. There's an advance team of soldiers inside, planning out "Operation Cock Block" on a whiteboard, because apparently there's a huge monster outside.

After they finish their attack plan "Which is basically, 'go get him'", you're able to run into the corridor outside, or do a little exploring. I found that you could actually go to the whiteboard and pick up different colored markers to design your own piece of art. Who figured there would be an artistic section to the game? When I finally backed away from the board, one of the soldiers in the room appraised my battle schematic and said "If we had done that, that guy would still have his arm. And at least one of his balls." Nice.

That's about the tone of the entire game, which is exactly what you'd want and expect from this sequel. You head down the hallway with the soldiers, and then ka-blammo, a good chunk of them are taken out by an enormous Cycloid with spinning blade hands outside on the field. Running through the rest of the level, you run through corridors and hallways in the sports facility armed only with your fists. There are a couple of small aliens inside, which you can punch down, or just wait for the remaining soldiers to take them out, and then you'll grab a Devastator from one of them.

Heading out onto the field, it's pouring down rain, and your goal is to take down that Cycloid. It's a fairly easy battle if you keep your distance and watch for the Cycloid's charged ramjet attack. You'll run out of ammo before you can beat him, but a dropship will cycle overhead and drop more as you need it. When you finally fell the big guy, you get to kick his eyeball through the uprights, field goal style. It's good!

Then things take an unexpected left turn. There's a pullback, and you're watching the credits for the game on a bigscreen TV in a bachelor pad. Duke's moans indicate that he's enjoying ... something just below screen. His hand comes up with a Duke Nukem-themed controller in it (the buttons spell out "D U K E," and then two girls' heads appear. "What about the game, Duke? Was it any good?" one of them asks. "Yeah," Duke responds, "But after 12 f*ckin' years, it should be."

We then skipped forward to Level 15: Highway Battle. Duke is tucked into his Truck (which it looks like might be called "Ego'), and you get to drive through a canyon level, hitting A to turbo boost, B to turn tight, and X to flip your vehicle if you land on your side or upside down. You can run down baddies in satisfying splats, although eventually, after a huge jump, you'll run out of gas.

That's when you hop out of the truck, and armed only with a handgun with a laser sight, you take on the tusked, humanoid/pig hybrids. You'll find other weapons in this level. During out brief time, we found a Railgun with a scope, a shotgun with dual grips, the Ripper triple-barreled chaingun, and a shrink ray. Shrinking your enemies down allows you to easily turn them into pulp with your boots, although if you leave them alone, they'll eventually turn back to full-size. Then, before we progressed any further, the demo was over. Sadly.

How does it look? Pretty darn good. It's not going to redefine genres or anything, but it definitely looks like a Triple A title from this generation. It plays equally as well, with traditional FPS controls (although you can hit left on the d-pad to drink a beer, which unfortunately didn't work for us. Maybe you need to find beers first), that felt responsive and satisfying. You're pretty much killing everything possible in this game, which is what we did in the demo, and it feels like a worthy successor to the Duke Nukem legacy.

Especially when you hear Duke quip things like "My balls, your face." Perfect. That's what I want out of this. We'll have more for you soon, so stay tuned. The game doesn't have an official release date yet (surprise!), but Gearbox has confirmed that it will be released sometime in 2011.






source: http://g4tv.com/games/xbox-360/43893/duke-nukem-forever/articles/72043/Duke-Nukem-Forever-Hands-On-Preview-Yes-Really/

DarthParametric
09-04-2010, 12:13 AM
So does this actually bear any resemblance to what was in development for the last decade plus, or is it something entirely new Gearbox has come up with?

Lynk Former
09-04-2010, 01:36 AM
You're all an inspiration for birth control!

It probably will utilise a lot of what 3D Realms has been cooking up for all of these years... I'm liking this news for the fact that all of their efforts aren't going to waste... that and I grew up with Duke Nukem.

Liverandbacon
09-04-2010, 11:37 PM
If this comes out, it will make money whether it's good or not.

The question is, will they respect this preorder?:

http://www.slashgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/gamestopduke-560x758.jpg

DarthParametric
09-05-2010, 04:04 AM
Some interesting info on how the resurrection by Gearbox came about - http://kotaku.com/5630192/how-duke-nukem-forever-was-brought-back-to-life?skyline=true&s=i

I wasn't previously aware of Pitchford's Duke links, so it makes a lot more sense now.

Negative Sun
09-05-2010, 07:35 PM
lolz @ me starting this thread 2.5 years ago!

slowly but surely...

Ztalker
09-06-2010, 09:39 AM
lolz @ me starting this thread 2.5 years ago!

slowly but surely...

I noticed that too... :xp:
Makes you wonder...in 12 years...how many dead threads regarding DN:F there are on the Internet.

GeneralPloKoon
09-06-2010, 02:11 PM
Duke Nuke Forever...is really coming now? Like, for real!?

Y.E.S.

JediAthos
09-06-2010, 10:04 PM
@Liverandbacon...The date on that receipt is 2001. Good luck! lol!

Liverandbacon
09-07-2010, 02:19 PM
@Liverandbacon...The date on that receipt is 2001. Good luck! lol!

Not my preorder. I doubt Gamestop would honor it, but I don't doubt that if the guy mailed it to Gearbox, they'd give him a copy for free. After all, it would be a great PR stunt, and wouldn't cost them much, since I doubt many people still have proof of their preorders.

Q
09-10-2010, 01:18 AM
I'll believe it when I see it.
:carms:

JediAthos
09-10-2010, 09:04 AM
:carms:

I find your lack of faith...disturbing. :lightning

come now my pessimistic friend...the game was playable at PAX...it's coming!

stingerhs
09-11-2010, 12:11 AM
ok, this is officially awesome news. Gearbox + DNF = epic win. have to wonder if it will come with the classic box art, too. :D

DarthParametric
09-11-2010, 01:24 AM
This is the box art apparently:

http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/DarthParametric/Duke_Box_Art.png

Lynk Former
09-11-2010, 01:44 AM
I woudn't mind that as the official boxart. Cause people who know will look at it and recognise it instantly, but people who don't know will be like "wtf is that?" and we shall pity those people...

Sabretooth
09-11-2010, 01:57 AM
Is that in 256 colours? The box has a seal of WIN from me. I'm surprised it made it through - the marketers would probably have come out with swords on this one. I wish the PC version has an installer and all that just like back in the 90s. Is it too early to start making more 90s-nostalgia games?

Liverandbacon
09-11-2010, 03:58 PM
Is that in 256 colours? The box has a seal of WIN from me. I'm surprised it made it through - the marketers would probably have come out with swords on this one. I wish the PC version has an installer and all that just like back in the 90s. Is it too early to start making more 90s-nostalgia games?

Well, the 90's was more than a decade ago a this point, and I knew plenty of people who were nostalgic about the 80's in the early '00s, so I'd say this year's when 90s-nostalgia really becomes acceptable.

Q
09-13-2010, 04:26 PM
I find your lack of faith...disturbing. :lightning

come now my pessimistic friend...the game was playable at PAX...it's coming!
There have been other games (and mods) that were reported as playable and then never came out.

Until I can play it myself, this is just another c***tease in an endless string of 'em. :indif:

JediAthos
10-05-2010, 02:41 PM
From GameInformer:

Are you a fan of Borderlands and Duke Nukem? Well, you're in luck. 2K and Gearbox have come up with a Borderlands related plan to let you play an early demo of Duke Nukem Forever.

The Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club is basically just a code tossed into the upcoming Borderlands Game of the Year Edition. When this super pack of Borderlands content lands on October 12 (including DLC packs The Zombie Island or Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and the recently released Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution), you'll likely be able to stare at this code for months before actually being able to play any DNF.

By the way, does anyone think this punishes the true Borderlands fans who have already bought the game and all of the DLC? Where's the Duke code for those people?

Darth Avlectus
10-09-2010, 04:17 PM
If this comes out, it will make money whether it's good or not.

The question is, will they respect this preorder?:

http://www.slashgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/gamestopduke-560x758.jpg

Wow. The ink is still on that thing (let alone legible) after all this time?

TBH I would have demanded my money back long ago.

I woudn't mind that as the official boxart. Cause people who know will look at it and recognise it instantly, but people who don't know will be like "wtf is that?" and we shall pity those people...

Pity? Why? Does it not inspire curiosity for the...less knowledgeable crowd? Enough to want to check it out? :D

Is that in 256 colours? The box has a seal of WIN from me. I'm surprised it made it through - the marketers would probably have come out with swords on this one. I wish the PC version has an installer and all that just like back in the 90s. Is it too early to start making more 90s-nostalgia games?

Hmm...a decade+ has passed since the 90s...and they're already re-releasing SNES titles...I'm thinking no, not too early.

From GameInformer:

Are you a fan of Borderlands and Duke Nukem? Well, you're in luck. 2K and Gearbox have come up with a Borderlands related plan to let you play an early demo of Duke Nukem Forever.

The Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club is basically just a code tossed into the upcoming Borderlands Game of the Year Edition. When this super pack of Borderlands content lands on October 12 (including DLC packs The Zombie Island or Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and the recently released Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution), you'll likely be able to stare at this code for months before actually being able to play any DNF.

By the way, does anyone think this punishes the true Borderlands fans who have already bought the game and all of the DLC? Where's the Duke code for those people?

Link-o to the article... please? :)

JediAthos
01-21-2011, 01:29 PM
Update: Duke Nukem Forever gets a release date

From GameInformer.com:

Duke Nukem Forever has been in development for a little while. To give you a sense of just how much time has passed since it was first announced, Gran Turismo--a series known for its punctuality--saw releases 1-5 hit shelves in the intervening years. Skepticism turned to actual anticipation last September, when Gearbox unveiled Duke Nukem Forever in playable form at PAX. OK, so the game was really, really, real. A lingering question remained, however: When would we be able to finally take this thing home and play it?

As it turns out, we now know when that's happening.

"Somehow the guys at Game Informer magazine discovered Duke Nukem Forever's launch date before I did," joked Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software and executive producer of Duke Nukem Forever. "But I cannot imagine any better video game news source team than Game Informer to reveal the moment of truth for the most inconceivable, incorrigible and inspiring turn around story in the history of the video game industry – the coming of Duke Nukem Forever on May 3, 2011."

“The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here,” says Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “May 3, 2011 marks Duke’s return as he unleashes his brash and brutally honest wit on the world. His return is going to be epic and one that will make video gaming history!”

May 3 is the North American release date. May 6 is worldwide

source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/01/21/exclusive-duke-nukem-forever-has-a-release-date.aspx

There was a trailer associated with the article but I didn't post it as it is decidedly not PG-13...

Totenkopf
01-21-2011, 02:07 PM
If the game is as Duke says at the end "after 12 years it should be", then it should be fun. Graphics in the trailer were pretty sweet, but should be after 12 years or so. :p

stingerhs
01-24-2011, 01:07 AM
ok, i'm finally excited to play this game now. i guess after 12 years of anticipation, i ****ing should be. :D

Astor
03-24-2011, 09:42 AM
It's been delayed. (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/03/24/duke-nukem-forever-release-date/)

:p

Sabretooth
03-24-2011, 10:49 AM
I love Gearbox's sense of humour :D

Boba Rhett
03-24-2011, 11:09 AM
This is actually awesome. :golfclap:

Q
03-24-2011, 12:08 PM
It's been delayed. (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/03/24/duke-nukem-forever-release-date/)

:p
Shocking. :dozey:

igyman
03-24-2011, 02:34 PM
Oh. Crap.

Ah well, at least they broke it to us in an amusing way. :D

urluckyday
03-24-2011, 04:06 PM
Hmm...delayed...I think I said that would happen...

Lynk Former
03-24-2011, 04:57 PM
You guys seem to be forgetting that a lot of video games get delayed for short periods of time.

And don't think of this as a 12 year old game. Remember, Gearbox had to basically start from scratch on it when they got the rights to work on a DUke Nukem game... whatever Duke Nukem Forever existed before Gearbox is DEAD. The Duke Nukem Forever that this game is started with Gearbox.

Totenkopf
03-24-2011, 05:21 PM
That was kind of amusing. If Gearbox gets it out in June, rather than May.....big deal. We've waited 12 years to this point, what's another month.

mimartin
03-24-2011, 05:28 PM
It's been delayed. (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/03/24/duke-nukem-forever-release-date/)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_1Pw1xm9U

Last time I posted this some evil mod deleted it. Maybe J7 will not see it this time

igyman
04-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Crappy gameplay trailer:
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/crappy-gameplay-duke-nukem/712403

Rabish Bini
04-25-2011, 10:25 AM
Can. Not. Wait

Do away with all this crappy, 'realistic', regenerating health garbage. Take us back to the glory days of gaming, where games were made to be ridiculous and fun, where games like Zombies Ate My Neighbours and Doom ruled!

This game cannot fail to disappoint me

(And all the trailers I've seen for it just get me more excited)

urluckyday
04-25-2011, 11:25 AM
!This game cannot fail to disappoint me

Except when it never comes out :p

Lynk Former
04-25-2011, 11:34 AM
Except when it never comes out :p
Then it would never have had a chance to disappoint anyone.

urluckyday
04-25-2011, 02:45 PM
Then it would never have had a chance to disappoint anyone.

Interesting question, actually. Would you rather have it not come out at all and just be left hanging, or have it come out and be terrible...but at least you have it?

Lynk Former
04-25-2011, 03:24 PM
I don't think DNF will be terrible judging from everything I've seen of it... I mean, the little I have seen of it has been hilariously good. The game makes me laugh and the gameplay looks solid.

And that is basically what the game is about. It's not some epic space marine orgy or a way to live the fantasy of being a soldier in modern times and killing the peoples of a foreign country for the lulz. It's Duke Nukem, a culmination of all the bad action movies released over the years with all those protagonists who were *******s yet we cheered for them anyway.

Liverandbacon
04-25-2011, 03:27 PM
I don't see why people say 'It won't live up to expectations'. Is there really anyone who has insanely high expectations for it? I just expect it to be stupid, loud, pretty, and fun, not some messianic figure for gaming. And I doubt many people have expectations much higher than mine.

Unless they think that length of development doesn't have a point of diminishing returns (which it definitely does), and that a game with 14 years of dev time means a game must be 3.5x better than one developed in 4 years. The only people who have any reason to be upset over how long it's taken are those who preordered and didn't get refunds, and 3dRealms investors.

If the game comes out and is fun and stupid, but not the pinnacle of gaming achievement, the only people disappointed will be those who expected it to be something Duke Nukem never was meant to be. If it sucks, then people can be reasonably disappointed.

Rabish Bini
05-03-2011, 02:51 AM
And that is basically what the game is about. It's not some epic space marine orgy or a way to live the fantasy of being a soldier in modern times and killing the peoples of a foreign country for the lulz. It's Duke Nukem, a culmination of all the bad action movies released over the years with all those protagonists who were *******s yet we cheered for them anyway.

My sentiments exactly. Harkens back to the days of when games were made for fun, and action heroes blew up stuff

GeneralPloKoon
05-03-2011, 04:45 PM
I love Gearbox's sense of humour :D

Indeed! :D

ChAiNz.2da
05-24-2011, 01:14 PM
Duke Nukem Forever goes gold (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/dukenukemforever/news/6315286/duke-nukem-forever-goes-gold)

Hail to the King.

Lynk Former
05-24-2011, 01:25 PM
Demo comes out on June 3rd for folks like me who got Borderlands: Game of the Year :p

Prime
05-24-2011, 02:47 PM
If it in any way lives up to the originals I'll be very pleased. As others have stated, realism is not a requirement for fun.

JediAthos
06-01-2011, 08:37 AM
How cool is this of Gamestop...even though I don't know how many people will come forward with a 9 year old receipt. Liverandbacon I think posted a pic of such a receipt in this thread...tell that guy his receipt is still good!

Retailer GameStop tells old Duke Nukem Forever pre-order holdouts: "Your money is still good here!" Anyone who's been holding the pre-order torch for Duke Nukem Forever back in the day is in luck – your pre-orders are still valid after all these years.

Of course, we hope you saved your receipt, as GameStop clerks aren't just going to take your word on it.

In a statement posted by IGN, the company said: "With a long-anticipated release like Duke Nukem Forever, we encourage customers who pre-ordered more than a year ago to verify their reservation with their local store prior to launch. Provided the customer has a receipt, we will honor even those pre-orders taken long ago." Old school pre-orders will even get Duke's Big Package, the pre-order bonus that features Big Head mode, in-game t-shirts, and other extras.

source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/05/31/duke-nukem-pre-orders-still-valid.aspx

Rabish Bini
06-11-2011, 03:16 AM
Apparently it's rubbish. Anyone got it?

Lynk Former
06-11-2011, 06:41 AM
I've got it and it's awesome. Best fun I've had on an FPS in a long time if you don't count Borderlands which is also by Gearbox Software. What other game sends you on a fetch quest around a tittybar to find popcorn, a condom and a vibrator?

If the folks who reviewed this game actually sat there, not laughed once and not enjoyed the great moments in the game, then wow... they must be hardcore militant feminists with no sense of humour or something.

This game is turning out exactly how I thought it'd turn out. Technologically it's outdated, however it still has all of that Duke charm (even with regenerative health and a 2 gun limit) and will make you laugh your asses off... unless you're militant feminist, a call of duty style fps fan or just a really jaded gamer who plays games but says they don't like any of them.

DarthParametric
06-11-2011, 07:29 AM
From what I've seen, it seems like a lot of the reviewers that have criticised it are towing the politically correct line, either because they actually believe in that BS or to maintain the "integrity" of their site/magazine.

Lynk Former
06-11-2011, 07:31 AM
From what I've seen, it seems like a lot of the reviewers that have criticised it are towing the politically correct line, either because they actually believe in that BS or to maintain the "integrity" of their site/magazine.
That really is a shame :(

The day we take video games too seriously is the day it'll cease to be any fun. I mean, sure, not all games have to be downright silly like Duke tends to be, but there has to be that mix there.

Duke being the way he is, an unapologetic hedonist is what's needed among the serious business video game characters of today.

DarthParametric
06-11-2011, 07:40 AM
It's simultaneously hilarious and sad when you see it getting slammed with 4s and 5s out of 10 when dross like DA2 pulls 8s and 9s.

mimartin
06-11-2011, 08:46 AM
When reading reviews it is important to understand one gamer's 4 is another gamer's 10. While you see DA2 8s as high, I find it a little low. :xp:

igyman
06-11-2011, 08:09 PM
Then you sir have very low RPG video game standards. :p

But since we're talking about shooters in this thread - while I don't like and don't understand the two weapon restriction, or lack of the manual save game option in a shooter like Duke, I am finding DNF very enjoyable. I've seen a couple of reviews, but since neither of them was for the PC version, I could care less about their low marks.

Totenkopf
06-13-2011, 01:20 AM
Hmm.....only 2 guns and limited saves, huh. Sign me up anyway. :p Seriously, I pay little attention to reviewers of video.....games or film. All I expect from Duke is mayhem, dubious 1-liners and a high body count.....oh, yeah, and some sleaze. Sounds like they've succeeded.

Darth Avlectus
06-13-2011, 02:01 AM
Hey, I'm happy. It's another Duke Nukem for my jackass fix. Hadn't paid too much attention for all those years they were talking about this. After 4 or 5 years into it and no discernible headway I just said "whatev".

"Time to kill" was cool enough for me. I'm looking forward to that bad-influence-anti-hero souped up version of Col Guile going around wreaking havoc.

JediAthos
06-13-2011, 08:19 AM
I'll be picking it up in the next week or two myself. I'm excited, I have fond memories of Duke and am looking forward to reliving them. :)

As far as reviews I don't my much attention to them unless its a game I'm on the fence about buying. Something like this that I definitely want to play I will buy no matter what the reviewers say.

Lynk Former
06-13-2011, 09:54 AM
One review you should pay attention to is this one: http://www.twilightlynk.com/2011/06/13/game-spotlight-duke-nukem-forever/ :p

I gave my honest opinion of the game, it's flawed but it's fun if you're willing to let it be fun and aren't all hung up on political correctness and such. Also, I've been as sick as a dog for the past few days so this probably isn't as well written as it should be XD ...kind of hard to achieve when you're virtually coughing up a lung.


EDIT: Oh yeah, also... NSFW pic at the bottom of the entry and some harsh language... forgot to mention that, but if you're wanting to play this game then I'm sure ya'll fine with that lol.

DarthParametric
06-13-2011, 10:43 AM
For those that find DNF lacking, there is always DN3D: Reloaded to look forward to - a recreation in the Unreal 3 engine officially sanctioned by Gearbox.

Lynk Former
06-13-2011, 10:47 AM
...or Duke Nukem 3D for XBLA... or the version you can get from GoG that requires DOSBox.

igyman
06-13-2011, 12:01 PM
For those that find DNF lacking, there is always DN3D: Reloaded to look forward to - a recreation in the Unreal 3 engine officially sanctioned by Gearbox.

Sounds cool. I look forward to hearing more about it.

DarthParametric
06-13-2011, 02:11 PM
http://www.dukenukemreloaded.com

They are planning on an incremental release approach from what I understand (not too dissimilar to BGR). Last I heard they will be releasing some multiplayer maps soon.

urluckyday
06-16-2011, 10:47 PM
So...um...yeah...maybe they were better off NOT releasing this one from what I hear...

Lynk Former
06-16-2011, 10:58 PM
So...um...yeah...maybe they were better off NOT releasing this one from what I hear...
From what I've played, I'm glad they did take the effort to release it.


Also: http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/06/duke-nukem-catches-a-plane-as-only-duke-nukem-can/ lol, awesome.

ChAiNz.2da
06-17-2011, 09:27 AM
bleh, screw the "political correct" reviews.. I'm just looking for some classic Nukem fun. If you want reviews, read Lynk's.. it's about the fairest one I've seen around and will let you know what you're in store for.

I mean c'mon.. it's Duke Nukem.. not sure what every one else was expecting ;)

Anywho, been putting off getting the game till this weekend.. looking forward to getting of work this afternoon for a weekend of kicking ass and one-liners :D

DarthParametric
06-17-2011, 09:50 AM
I'm not sure if it's as much about what people were expecting as what they can be seen to be publicly endorsing.

ChAiNz.2da
06-17-2011, 10:05 AM
I'm not sure if it's as much about what people were expecting as what they can be seen to be publicly endorsing.
True enough... but the video game industry (that's geared towards adults as Nukem's rating suggests) seems to be the least likeliest of places to be a prude :xp:

Lynk Former
06-17-2011, 11:19 AM
@ chainz: :D Thanks.


...*looks around* You should read more entries on my site ;)

ChAiNz.2da
06-17-2011, 12:11 PM
...*looks around* You should read more entries on my site ;)
I try.. though could've sworn I was registered on your site already.. hmmm makes me wonder who's site I DID register on a while back :raise: :xp:

Dear ChAiNz.2da,

Thanks for registering at Twilight Lynk! We are glad you have chosen to be a part of our community and we hope you enjoy your stay.

All the best,
Twilight Lynk
awww.. you DO care! :xp:

DarthParametric
06-17-2011, 01:39 PM
True enough... but the video game industry (that's geared towards adults as Nukem's rating suggests) seems to be the least likeliest of places to be a prude :xp:Seems to be the American (and apparently - and unfortunately - now also the Australian) way. It's a rare month that goes by without some idiot complaining about some aspect of a game that will irrevocably corrupt the world's youth. Even for games that have an adult rating.

Totenkopf
06-17-2011, 01:52 PM
Seems to be the American (and apparently - and unfortunately - now also the Australian) way. It's a rare month that goes by without some idiot complaining about some aspect of a game that will irrevocably corrupt the world's youth. Even for games that have an adult rating.

And yet a lot of that complaining ends up being counterproductive in the end also. We live in the age of the perenially pissed soundbyte where anyone can grab a megaphone and rip someone else a new one. Usually, though, you just end up piquing other peoples' interest and providing what amounts to free advertising.

Originally Posted by ChAiNz.2da
True enough... but the video game industry (that's geared towards adults as Nukem's rating suggests) seems to be the least likeliest of places to be a prude :xp:


I agree, but whould add the whole of entertainment in general.

ChAiNz.2da
06-17-2011, 01:56 PM
Seems to be the American (and apparently - and unfortunately - now also the Australian) way. It's a rare month that goes by without some idiot complaining about some aspect of a game that will irrevocably corrupt the world's youth. Even for games that have an adult rating.

I agree, but whould add the whole of entertainment in general.


Painfully true :(

DarthParametric
06-18-2011, 11:58 AM
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/06/duke-nukems-pr-threatens-to-punish-sites-that-run-negative-reviews.ars

Lynk Former
06-18-2011, 01:10 PM
Yeah, I heard about that lol... didn't pressure from Take 2 force him to quit his job shortly after that?

DarthParametric
06-18-2011, 01:56 PM
It was the guy that owned the PR agency 2K was using. They dumped them after the comment, as noted in the update at the start of the article.

Sabretooth
06-18-2011, 02:24 PM
The worse rep this game gets, the more it's likely going to sell. It's probably going to be the Disaster/Date/Scary Movie franchise of video games.

Lynk Former
06-18-2011, 02:29 PM
@ Sabre: But no one bothered to go see those movies to begin with.

Sabretooth
06-18-2011, 02:43 PM
Disaster Movie gross: $31,683,375
Vampires Suck gross: $80,547,866
Meet the Spartans gross: $84,646,831

Oh people do watch these things, Lynk.

Lynk Former
06-18-2011, 04:14 PM
I wouldn't call them "people"... :p

Also, I wouldn't really compare DNF to those movies... DNF is more like... The Running Man... yeah *nods*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIEaIf7lMaM

(Warning: video has bad language, oh noes!!)

urluckyday
06-19-2011, 02:34 PM
I'm not so much worried about politically correct games (in fact, I like sticking it to people who complain about violence, language, sex, etc. in games, and I like the fact that there are still people out there making games saying "suck it" to all the complainers), but the overall consensus seems to be that the game itself just plain sucks. I played the original Duke Nukem a looong time ago, and I remember that it was one of the first shooters I played. One of the biggest complaints that I've seen is that there isn't enough shooting in something that's supposed to be a shooter. It seems far too slow for a Duke Nukem game...

Lynk Former
06-19-2011, 04:12 PM
As I've said before, I've played the game...

What you're describing is the first part of the game, the very introduction. DNF has very bad pacing problems at the start of the game where you do **** all shooting and it takes awhile before you see your first alien.

Otherwise once you get over that hurdle and get beyond the RC car bit, there is plenty of shooting to be had. I can't really complain about not having enough to shoot at and the game isn't too slow... it's just much too short and linear. They went for the Call of Duty + Halo method instead of sticking to the traditional Duke Nukem 3D method. Read my review for more: http://www.twilightlynk.com/2011/06/13/game-spotlight-duke-nukem-forever/ :p

urluckyday
06-19-2011, 04:40 PM
As I've said before, I've played the game...

What you're describing is the first part of the game, the very introduction. DNF has very bad pacing problems at the start of the game where you do **** all shooting and it takes awhile before you see your first alien.

Otherwise once you get over that hurdle and get beyond the RC car bit, there is plenty of shooting to be had. I can't really complain about not having enough to shoot at and the game isn't too slow... it's just much too short and linear. They went for the Call of Duty + Halo method instead of sticking to the traditional Duke Nukem 3D method. Read my review for more: http://www.twilightlynk.com/2011/06/13/game-spotlight-duke-nukem-forever/ :p

I completely understand, but that's why this is such a disappointment. 12 years in the making plus a $60 pricetag at launch with abysmal to mediocre reviews makes it impossible for me to even consider purchasing this game until the price hits $20-30. It's just such a letdown with all things considered, and I don't have to play the game to know that.

Lynk Former
06-19-2011, 05:17 PM
Of course it's not worth 60 bucks, it never was unless you were a fan of Duke who really just wanted to see what this game was all about after 15 years. It's not a game that's worth it's price tag, but at the same time it's NOT a bad game, and since you haven't played the game yet, you don't know for sure whether it's a truly bad game or not.

And of course it was going to be a let-down... 99.9% of people who went out and bought DNF knew that XD I know I did, I would've been a complete idiot to think this game was going to be a great game when in reality it's just an adequate game.

I can't understand why anyone thinks that just because it's had such a long development life it'd end up being any good. It's not like they were making the longest most comprehensive game ever over that period of time. For the most part 3D Realms were wasting time and recreating the game over and over again on newer engines before wasting all of their money, going bankrupt and think "well ****, we ****ed up."

Also, with the reviews... all that political correctness crap aside, it amazes me how strange these reviews actually are because while in a strange way I agree with their assessment of this Duke Nukem game not being enough like Duke 3D to be good... they DAMN the game for the same factors they PRAISE Call of Duty and Halo.

But you really don't have to worry about the price, it'll drop sooner than later.

Darth Payne
06-26-2011, 12:18 PM
Just started playing this game a couple of days ago and so far i've found two 'easter eggs' of other games.

The first was for Halo, with the chiefs power armor. The second was for Dead Space, with Isaac Clarke's helmet.

Totenkopf
06-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Of course it's not worth 60 bucks, it never was unless you were a fan of Duke who really just wanted to see what this game was all about after 15 years. It's not a game that's worth it's price tag, but at the same time it's NOT a bad game, and since you haven't played the game yet, you don't know for sure whether it's a truly bad game or not....
But you really don't have to worry about the price, it'll drop sooner than later.

Yeah, much as I want to play this game, I'll wait for the price drop too (saw it for $49 @ TARGET on Friday). I agree to your basic point about overinflated expectations as well. Used to have to warn my brother about things like that when it came to movies. As to the reviewers, do they damn DNF for having these features or are they mainly complaining that those features are somehow out of place for this game? I generally try to avoid game reviews, much like movie reviews and tend to rely more on word of mouth of people I trust.

Lynk Former
06-26-2011, 04:15 PM
Despite what became of this game, it is what it is, a part of gaming history whether people want it to be or not.

Tommycat
06-26-2011, 08:21 PM
Not that I'm unhappy the game was released, but I kind of liked having it as the example of a game that would never come out...

In order for DNF to really live up to the whole development cycle, the thing would have needed to perform acts on people that are illegal in some states... I mean 15 years it would have to be the best game in the world. No way that would happen.

Lynk Former
06-26-2011, 09:13 PM
I think Starcraft Ghost is a good enough example of a game that will never come out...

What some people don't seem to get about DNF's development is that it's a game that was rebuilt several times on a number of different engines. By the time any sort of real progress was made it was after 3D Realms went bankrupt and Gearbox Software bought the rights to the franchise.

But even then all that could really be done with the game is salvage parts that were already made and try to put the jigsaw together. Remember, not long after 3D Realms went bankrupt, some information was released about the level structure of DNF which included an entire section of the game where Duke gets captured by the aliens and you played as a female character named Bombshell who was kind of like a character who defied Duke's perception of a woman... and who saves his life.

All of this stuff was planned, but even throughout 15 years most of the game hadn't been completed because of all of the shifting from one engine to another and all of the asshattery that went on at 3D Realms.

Totenkopf
12-07-2011, 10:02 PM
Got it on a whim. Same Target I saw it at $49.99 + tax in June had it for 9.99 and change. Weird thing was they carded me at the check out counter. :rolleyes: