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Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« on: January 21, 2011, 08:32:41 AM »
I've gotta say after waiting nigh 14 years I'm psyched for this!

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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 09:10:27 AM »
I saw that earlier this morning and am both shocked and impressed that it finally appears to be coming for real.
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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 09:12:13 AM »
Heh. "We're *u**ing bringing it" - well, looks better than you'd expect for a game in nearly a decade and a half of dev hell. Hope it plays better than it looks though.
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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 09:49:13 AM »
That was quite an overblown trailer, but nonetheless I'm excited for it. I probably won't buy it, but I'm very happy to see it finally coming out.

I wonder how many copies they would have to sell to break even after 14 years of development? (lol)

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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 10:18:49 AM »
I love how you've been loyally waiting for this for years, MI.  You're the only one I know who's genuinely excited.  The rest of my friends are like "meh, sounds neat." and one even compared it to "being satisfied after a good belch." 

I hope it lives up to some of it's hype for you!


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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 10:49:39 AM »
I'm going to have the fun right outta this game! They just better have MOD tools. God help them if they don't have MOD tools!

The only thing I DESPISE is the cover art. The guy doesn't look like Duke at all. Just some young college frat-boy d***** Duke wannabe.

The NA cover (with cigar):


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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 11:52:33 AM »
Wow. I love how the delayed release is just becoming public now... In the GameStop system it went from February to May around two months ago XD Still, pretty exciting that it's actually coming out now. I've never played any of the previous Duke Nukem games, but maybe I will someday. I just hope the game is worth it's 14 year cycle. I mean, Too Human, which spent somewhere around ten years in development, ended up sucking royally. At least, according to reviews. I never actually played it...
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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011, 02:51:19 PM »
The original Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II are great little platformer/shooters, and DN2 in particular still holds up well today.  Duke Nukem 3D will always be a classic of the FPS genre, though in my opinion it hasn't held up all that well (I still enjoy it, but probably more for nostalgia's sake than anything.)  It has aged better than Quake though, in my opinion.  The other games that came out after DN3D are mostly crap.  None ever lived up to that game's greatness, and none were true FPS games either.  Duke Nukem Forever looks decent, and seems like it captures the feel and humor of DN3D, but for some reason I just can't shake the feeling that this game is just Gearbox attempting to cash in on the DNF name and development fiasco, and that the current game bears little in common with the game that 3D Realms initially set out to develop.  Yeah yeah, I know they've said it stays true to 3D Realms vision, but really...this game couldn't POSSIBLY be THAT close to a 12 year old concept--and if it was, would that concept still be any GOOD in today's gaming world?

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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 03:18:32 PM »
The thing is, it's the same people who were working on it at 3DR that got laid off. After the lawsuit thing they kept working on the game in their homes and created Triptych Games. Gearbox came along and funded the game. Gearbox isn't doing anything to the game AT ALL other than helping them polish it up. It's all Triptych (aka ex-3DR guys, including the creator of Duke Nukem Allen Blum).

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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011, 05:42:49 PM »
The thing is, it's the same people who were working on it at 3DR that got laid off. After the lawsuit thing they kept working on the game in their homes and created Triptych Games. Gearbox came along and funded the game. Gearbox isn't doing anything to the game AT ALL other than helping them polish it up. It's all Triptych (aka ex-3DR guys, including the creator of Duke Nukem Allen Blum).

Lol...okay okay.  I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.  I would have done so anyway.  Duke3D was one of my absolute favorites back in the day.  :)

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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2011, 06:00:22 PM »
Also, I'm sure that it isn't going to be the exact same game that would have come about 12 years ago. For one thing, Dr Proton was mentioned as returning back in 1998 (he was the nemesis in DN1) and he isn't anymore. Also Bombshell (a female ally character that was supposed to even be playable at one point in the game) also is missing. I think they reworked things a little bit by 2007 (which was when the Christmas teaser was released and seems representable of the current direction).

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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011, 06:04:22 PM »
I'm just amazed they haven't yet announced a collector's edition that pokes fun at the whole development thing. Like, they should have a collector's edition that includes something from the pre-google era (considering the game started development before Google even existed). It would be great marketing in my eyes. But then again, I wouldn't know much about marketing lol
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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2011, 07:04:05 PM »
I don't get it....what do you mean?

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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2011, 07:15:48 PM »
I don't get it....what do you mean?

I mean, they should have a collector's edition that pokes fun at the fact that the game has been in development for so long. It'd be perfect!
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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2011, 07:31:06 PM »
I don't get it....what do you mean?

I mean, they should have a collector's edition that pokes fun at the fact that the game has been in development for so long. It'd be perfect!
Some might say the same about TSL. :P

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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2011, 07:36:19 PM »
I don't get it....what do you mean?

I mean, they should have a collector's edition that pokes fun at the fact that the game has been in development for so long. It'd be perfect!
Some might say the same about TSL. :P

Touche. Speaking of that, why don't we have something like that?
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2011, 07:57:08 PM »
I think we need to have outtakes. Like this, for example. Edgar kept going back to sleep while Graham was talking to him. :P

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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2011, 08:02:58 PM »
I think we need to have outtakes. Like this, for example. Edgar kept going back to sleep while Graham was talking to him. :P

XD I didn't think Graham was that boring! :rofl:
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2011, 08:10:01 PM »
I think we need to have outtakes. Like this, for example. Edgar kept going back to sleep while Graham was talking to him. :P

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Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2011, 09:35:49 PM »

I mean, they should have a collector's edition that pokes fun at the fact that the game has been in development for so long. It'd be perfect!

I'm pretty sure the game itself does that, if the footage of Duke playing the game on xbox is any indication.  ;)
 

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