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

The press release on Game Informer (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/01/21/exclusive-duke-nukem-forever-has-a-release-date.aspx)

The Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-b78TKZIyw)
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: wilco64256 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.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Sslaxx 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.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon 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)
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Blackthorne 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!


Bt
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired 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):
(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/2166/dnfpc.th.jpg) (http://img828.imageshack.us/i/dnfpc.jpg/)

The PAL cover (no cigar):
(http://i54.tinypic.com/sossh0.jpg)
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry 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...
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Lambonius 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?
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired 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).
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Lambonius 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.  :)
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired 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).
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry 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
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on January 22, 2011, 07:04:05 PM
I don't get it....what do you mean?
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry 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!
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: snabbott 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
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry 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?
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: snabbott 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
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry 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:
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon 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

GRAHAM: You have to believe.

GRAHAM: Also, you have to wake up.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Lambonius 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.  ;)
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: LightWarrior on January 23, 2011, 04:41:57 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

GRAHAM: You have to believe.

GRAHAM: Also, you have to wake up.

Hail to the king, baby.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Big C from Cauney island on January 23, 2011, 09:42:41 PM
DUDE, THE TRAILER IS AWESOME.  "well, I'd still hit it". FANTASTIC. This will be a smash hit, give the younger generation a dose of what we had with duke 3d.  a DEFINITE buy. Plus crysis 2 AND fear 3? A good 6 months for FPS. Come on, doom 4.... we are waiting.....
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on January 24, 2011, 12:07:03 AM
Absolutely. I just wish the cover art they have slated for the game weren't so misrepresentative of who Duke is. Seriously, it's awful. And doesn't really make sense pose-wise.

http://www.giantbomb.com/duke-nukem-forever/61-20721/all-images/52-175674/dnf_pc_dvd_fob/51-1687973/
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on January 24, 2011, 09:01:57 AM
And doesn't really make sense pose-wise.

I haven't played the early Duke games, but from what I learned from DNF material, Duke is virility personified. That would explain the overtly phallic position of his gun (and the camera angle).
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on January 24, 2011, 09:23:10 AM
I think he means the faux camera angle. With Duke's position relative to the background it makes it look like he's floating in mid-air at about a 45 degree angle to the ground when they took the "picture". That was the first thing I noticed, too.
And then the position of the woman's hand and arm coupled with that makes it look like he's sitting on her head and leaning way back for the shot.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on January 24, 2011, 09:26:55 AM
I see what you mean. I guess we just have to accept that the foreground and background taken from different angle. Or perhaps the buildings were built by extremely poor architects and are extremely crooked.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on January 24, 2011, 09:45:52 AM
Or perhaps the buildings were built by extremely poor architects and are extremely crooked.
Lol!
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry on January 24, 2011, 10:27:44 AM
I see what you mean. I guess we just have to accept that the foreground and background taken from different angle. Or perhaps the buildings were built by extremely poor architects and are extremely crooked.

The leaning tower of Piza comes to mind... XD
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on January 24, 2011, 08:52:07 PM
It's not just that, his head cocked to the side with the stupid smirk+cigar in his face is nothing like the bad*** Duke covers of old:

(http://wpcontent.answcdn.com/wikipedia/en/c/c8/Duke_Nukem_-_Time_to_Kill_Coverart.png)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7b/Duke_Nukem_(handheld)_Coverart.png)
(http://atomcdn.appspot.com/old_game_files/2008/11/duke-nukem-zero-hour-cover-PAL-640x435.jpg)
(http://www.vgboxart.com/boxes/PC/23234_duke_nukem_3d-print.png)
(http://www.3drealms.com/images/magazines/pcg1299.jpg)
(http://www.giantrobotinvasion.com/images/2009/07/GamePro-Duke-Nukem-Ad1.jpg)
(http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1050278721-00.jpg)
(http://mygaming.co.za/news/files.php?file=duke_nukem_retrospective_duke_2_cover_282183103.jpg)

And now the new one.....which seems completely out of place alongside these great images.

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5526/saintsduke2.th.jpg) (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/saintsduke2.jpg/)

One fan made this edit which is pretty awesome and takes a shot of Duke from the trailer:

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7646/newcover11s.th.jpg) (http://"http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7646/newcover11s.jpg")[/QUOTE]
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on January 25, 2011, 08:40:01 AM
And now the new one.....which seems completely out of place alongside these great images.

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5526/saintsduke2.th.jpg) (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/saintsduke2.jpg/)
I think you linked the wrong picture; that's a bad Photoshop that makes him look like a gangsta. :P

But yeah, the real official box doesn't look as good as previous ones.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on January 25, 2011, 05:28:50 PM
No, it was intentional :). It was a fan's interpretation of what the cover portrays. It's the first thing I see every time I look at it.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on January 25, 2011, 05:36:46 PM
Oh. Well, imo I certainly don't think the cover is as bad as that Photoshop suggests, but it's not as good as the others either.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on February 10, 2011, 12:29:28 PM
The point is that it gives off entirely the wrong vibe. Duke's not a thug or a gangster (which his pose and persona reflects), he's an intimidating bad***.

(Posted on: January 25, 2011, 08:45:56 PM)


From the official facebook page of a french videos games store. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=182...113229745381255

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1443/18220918224088181347411.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/18220918224088181347411.jpg/)

I'm loving the addition of the artbook there! Looks amazing. I'd totally be buying this version on release if that's what we get.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry on February 10, 2011, 02:47:42 PM
The point is that it gives off entirely the wrong vibe. Duke's not a thug or a gangster (which his pose and persona reflects), he's an intimidating bad***.

(Posted on: January 25, 2011, 08:45:56 PM)


From the official facebook page of a french videos games store. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=182...113229745381255

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1443/18220918224088181347411.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/18220918224088181347411.jpg/)

I'm loving the addition of the artbook there! Looks amazing. I'd totally be buying this version on release if that's what we get.

I may get that collectors edition just for the sake of it!
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on March 24, 2011, 08:54:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za0ho-vvkXU

Well, crap.

Something is strange, though. North American release June 14th and international release June 10th? Why does international get it earlier?
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry on March 24, 2011, 09:01:54 AM
Yeah, I just read the delay announcement this morning. Oh well. At least it's still supposedly coming...
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on March 24, 2011, 09:45:19 AM
Lol!
Not laughing at the delay, but at the video. That was good stuff. "We're sorry. Beat us up at www.dukenukemforever.com."
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on March 24, 2011, 02:35:17 PM
Lol, at least they attempted to make some humor of the situation.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry on March 24, 2011, 02:44:48 PM
Lol, at least they attempted to make some humor of the situation.

Indeed. it's always good when a company uses humor to it's advantage. I'm really really tempted to get duke nukem, but I'm going to wait a bit. Who wants to bet Gearbox is gonna do more Duke Nukem after this game? I can't imagine them stopping here, at least if this game is decently successful.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on March 24, 2011, 04:48:55 PM
Absolutely they'll do more Duke Nukem. They wouldn't have purchased the license from 3D Realms if they had no long-term goals for it. That said, they've said they're not even thinking about another game until DNF is on the shelves. They're not even thinking about add-ons or DLC or anything right now. The focus is just to get DNF as good as possible and out on store shelves.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry on March 24, 2011, 11:53:35 PM
Absolutely they'll do more Duke Nukem. They wouldn't have purchased the license from 3D Realms if they had no long-term goals for it. That said, they've said they're not even thinking about another game until DNF is on the shelves. They're not even thinking about add-ons or DLC or anything right now. The focus is just to get DNF as good as possible and out on store shelves.

Honestly, that's the best way for them to go. After 14 years of development, they may as well put all their man-power into finishing this highly anticipated game and worry about DLC and future games later. Though, if I were them, I would do DLC first over a new game. Maybe that's just me though. I admit I've never played any of the previous games, and the only thing I associated with Duke Nukem was this game. A game, which for the majority of my life, had been one big pipe dream. Now, to see it actually happening? I'm really tempted to buy it. It's been what? 12-14 years since development began?
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on March 24, 2011, 11:56:40 PM
over 13 years at least.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry on March 25, 2011, 12:01:27 AM
over 13 years at least.

I had heard 14, but yeah, it's been a while. According to what I hear, it's been in development since before google even existed... I almost want to go and fact-check that, but it's 2 AM in my timezone and i should be sleeping...
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on March 25, 2011, 05:55:56 AM
Lol, now one of the mods need to retitle this thread to June instead of May.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on March 25, 2011, 07:57:39 AM
The very beginning was the announcement of a sequel at the end of the "The Birth" episode from the Atomic Edition of Duke Nukem 3D. So we've been waiting for over 14 years, but whether development started at the same time, I don't know. It's certainly been in development since 1998 at least.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry on March 25, 2011, 12:25:08 PM
Lol, now one of the mods need to retitle this thread to June instead of May.

Done. If this game gets delayed again (god forbid), I refuse to fix it.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: snabbott on March 25, 2011, 02:27:27 PM
Lol, now one of the mods need to retitle this thread to June instead of May.

Done. If this game gets delayed again (god forbid), I refuse to fix it.
Wait - you have the power to fix it? :o You should change it to say March and then the game will be out early! :P
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on March 25, 2011, 04:06:57 PM
It's certainly been in development since 1998 at least.

1998...DNF is older than my memory...
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry on March 25, 2011, 08:03:02 PM
Lol, now one of the mods need to retitle this thread to June instead of May.

Done. If this game gets delayed again (god forbid), I refuse to fix it.
Wait - you have the power to fix it? :o You should change it to say March and then the game will be out early! :P

Ok, so fix was the wrong word to use... I should have said "change", but whatever.

Also, interesting note: we were watching the duke nukem forever trailer at work today. we made sure all the kids were out of the store. my co-worker even asked a guy if he was 18 or older. then we proceeded to watch the trailer. it was pretty awesome XD We had a nice long conversation about it.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: snabbott on March 25, 2011, 09:25:39 PM
Lol, now one of the mods need to retitle this thread to June instead of May.

Done. If this game gets delayed again (god forbid), I refuse to fix it.
Wait - you have the power to fix it? :o You should change it to say March and then the game will be out early! :P

Ok, so fix was the wrong word to use... I should have said "change", but whatever.
You were supposed to play along!
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: dark-daventry on March 25, 2011, 10:47:07 PM
Lol, now one of the mods need to retitle this thread to June instead of May.

Done. If this game gets delayed again (god forbid), I refuse to fix it.
Wait - you have the power to fix it? :o You should change it to say March and then the game will be out early! :P

Ok, so fix was the wrong word to use... I should have said "change", but whatever.
You were supposed to play along!


I couldn't think of a witty enough response, so you got what I gave you.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 03, 2011, 09:58:20 AM
Today is May 3rd. The day of the original release date of DNF before it was postponed to June 14th (June 10th international). But it is indeed coming on the 14th. Randy Pitchford, president and CEO of Gearbox Software has confirmed that the game is complete (all bugs squashed) and going through the certification process. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/technologynews/view/1126444/1/.html. The article was confirmed by a Gearbox employee on their forums. The system requirements have also finally been released and they are as follows:

Minimum Specifications

Recommended Specifications

I expect the demo to be released to First Access Club members any time now. Also, here's a new and uncensored "Come Get Some" trailer released a few days ago (NSFW).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYygzP--ALA

The long wait is almost over.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on May 03, 2011, 02:52:30 PM
I like the background music. Also, nudity on YouTube? I thought they were strictly against it.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on May 03, 2011, 03:21:18 PM
Yeah, I was surprised by that as well. Maybe they don't care because it's CGI?
Or perhaps no one reported it yet.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 09, 2011, 04:18:14 PM
There's an age gate which seems to appease YouTube. And it actually constantly gets reported and taken down and reuploaded lol.

(Posted on: May 03, 2011, 07:59:24 PM)


DNF is now available for preorder on Steam. 10% off.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/57900/
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Fierce Deity on May 10, 2011, 04:00:59 AM
So this is actually happening? I'm just surprised that the game that was the epitome of a "20XX" release date is finally coming out. At least those who have been waiting so long to play it will get the chance at last.  ;D
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 10, 2011, 04:13:57 PM
I've already preordered my copy from Amazon. My brother preordered the Balls of Steel Edition which comes with a cool history artbook involving all the early DNF builds and the progress up to the present. I can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on May 10, 2011, 04:31:46 PM
I'm torn - I kind of want it, mostly for the sake of buying the game with the longest development time ever, but then I see some promotional video that reminds me how disgustingly virile it is.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on May 10, 2011, 05:53:39 PM
I'm with you, doon. I want it just because it's been so long coming (and I would really love the BoS edition for the artbook), but seeing the trailer makes me wonder if I'd really enjoy it. :P
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 10, 2011, 06:26:14 PM
It's raunchy and it rides the borderline as if it isn't there, but the thing is besides all that the gameplay promises to be classic and entertaining. Interactivity at its best. Like no other game has done before. I'm not into Duke for his over the top attitude, I'm in it for the gameplay.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on May 10, 2011, 06:34:54 PM
Really? I hadn't read any articles about it.
Of course, there's also the small problem that my computer won't be able to play it either... :P
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on May 10, 2011, 06:35:40 PM
Hasn't DN always been a standard shooter? I can think of lots of games that offer a greater degree of interactivity than what I've seen in promotional material for DNF.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on May 10, 2011, 06:39:54 PM
That's what I thought, too.....maybe there's more to them than that? I have the ones that GoG released but I haven't gotten to play them yet.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 11, 2011, 07:03:54 AM
There aren't a lot of videos or images about the interactivity of DNF but enough articles. Of course, words only go so far, but what I've heard is interesting enough.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on May 11, 2011, 02:17:09 PM
Can you elaborate?
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 11, 2011, 10:26:23 PM
Draw on a white board freehand, sign your autograph in a kid's book (again freehand), play an actual fully working game of pinball in the arcade, drive around a remote control car. Things like that that would be mere eye candy in any other FPS but are actually interactive in DNF.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on May 12, 2011, 05:57:20 AM
The first and last one have been done. Playing pinball sounds cool, but what's the point? Interactivity is great, as long as it's given a purpose in the game. Otherwise I could just play pinball on Windows XP.

But I realize that those are just a few examples and not the whole gamut. Not trying to pick a fight.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 12, 2011, 07:57:08 AM
I guess we'll find out if it's your schtick or not once the demo comes out.

Either way, without the interactivity the game is said to be a good 12+ hours long for experienced players. Which is more than we can say for any other FPS released for the last decade. The game is loaded with puzzles a la Half-Life not just running and gunning. It's a puzzle shooter. A thinking FPS. It's not all about the puzzles, there are some areas where you just pummel enemies with bullets for a while. But the thing is there's a lot of game here. A lot of smart and fun gaming that isn't around anymore.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on May 12, 2011, 09:09:57 AM
I guess we'll find out if it's your schtick or not once the demo comes out.
I'm guessing my laptop won't be able to handle it, but I plan on trying anyway.
The game is loaded with puzzles a la Half-Life not just running and gunning. It's a puzzle shooter. A thinking FPS.
Now, see, that's what you should have said the first time. ;) That, I like the sound of.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 12, 2011, 10:11:45 AM
Yeah, Randy has been saying over and over that DNF has pacing and sequences to break the monotony of one style of gaming. There'll be enough interesting things going on to keep your interest for those 12 hours or so. At least there better be :). But after 12 years of development I'm sure 3DR came up with enough content, which is just what Randy has also been saying. There's a lot of content. It just wasn't connected in any sort of coherent way by the time Gearbox got their hands on it.

Also, I posted the system requirements on the last page.

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.0 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 Gb
  • Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
  • Video Memory: 256 MB
  • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Recommended Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.6 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 Gb
  • Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
  • Video Memory: 512 MB
  • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS / ATI Radeon HD 3850
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on May 12, 2011, 02:14:19 PM
Ah, I forgot you had posted them. Yeah, if I try to play that my laptop is just going to laugh in my face before it lapses into a coma. :P
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on May 24, 2011, 08:14:04 AM
Duke Nukem Forever has GONE GOLD.

http://www.gearboxity.com/content/view/645/33/
http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=121799
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on May 24, 2011, 09:53:52 PM
:partyhat:
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Halgroda on May 25, 2011, 02:40:01 PM
Duke Nukem Forever has GONE GOLD.

http://www.gearboxity.com/content/view/645/33/
http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=121799

Woohoo!
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 04, 2011, 01:08:23 PM
I acquired an FAC code on Wednesday by winning a contest with a music submission. This time tomorrow I'll be playing the DNF demo.

(Posted on: June 02, 2011, 07:12:41 PM)


o hai ther, chek this col thing I fond out:

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/7684/dnf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/dnf.jpg/)

(Posted on: June 03, 2011, 12:53:05 AM)


Demo was fun. Lots of people have issues with the graphics looking dated, the 2-weapon limit, and the regenerating health bar but we all knew this going in (or we should have, as it was stated hundreds of times before). I can't wait to play the full game.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on June 04, 2011, 11:36:21 PM
The graphics looked dated? They look pretty sweet in all the video I've seen. Besides, people who complain about graphics are superficial (and have never played Minecraft).
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Sslaxx on June 05, 2011, 06:32:45 AM
The graphics looked dated? They look pretty sweet in all the video I've seen. Besides, people who complain about graphics are superficial (and have never played Minecraft).
People are whining about Skyrim's graphics too. I'd just ignore them.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 05, 2011, 12:27:02 PM
People are morons.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: snabbott on June 06, 2011, 08:26:11 AM
People are morons.
You're just noticing? :P
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 06, 2011, 09:31:37 AM
No. Just reiterating.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Blackthorne on June 06, 2011, 02:13:06 PM
People just love to complain.

In fact, I think want to make a video game where the object is to be the best complainer.


Bt
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: snabbott on June 07, 2011, 08:31:00 AM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 07, 2011, 05:01:01 PM
You can now pre-load DNF on your computer if you've pre-ordered it through Steam.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on June 07, 2011, 05:17:25 PM
I guess we'll find out if it's your schtick or not once the demo comes out.
Speaking of which: is the demo ever going to be made available to anyone other than FAC members and preorderers? I was planning on trying it out if it is.....
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: kindofdoon on June 08, 2011, 01:21:15 AM
Spotted in Los Angeles today:

(http://i.imgur.com/Ykk0C.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/Ykk0C.jpg)
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 08, 2011, 07:34:16 AM
I'm sure it will be. You don't just have a demo without advertising it publicly. I'm pretty sure the FAC thing is just bonus early access before the release date.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Enchantermon on June 08, 2011, 09:31:35 AM
That what I would have thought as well, I just was curious because I haven't heard anything about it. *shrugs*
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 08, 2011, 12:27:22 PM
Dedicated server support for PC confirmed.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Gilgamesh on June 11, 2011, 12:50:36 PM
Seen part of the demo on youtube.
Not so proud on what it has become.

From the massive weapon carrier to a little wimpy character whit only 2 weapons.
It is a bit more realistic, but he it's duke NUKEM the on man army.
Looks to much like the shooters that are beďng made (must be realistic at all time).

Happy that I didn't pre-ordered that game.
But I'll see what youtube will tell me about the game eventualy
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on June 14, 2011, 08:40:35 AM
The single player is fantastic and 5 times better than the demo experience. But the lack of PC-specific features on the PC (from an in-game console to proper dedicated servers to multiple manual saving) make it incredibly botched.

(Posted on: June 11, 2011, 09:35:51 PM)


DNF is out in NA now.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Baggins on June 14, 2011, 08:48:39 PM
Amusingly the game is getting terrible scores all around, being called a mediocre product... and 'outdated'.
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on July 30, 2011, 11:28:10 PM
Did we expect any different?

(Posted on: June 14, 2011, 11:05:19 PM)


Apparently the DNF demo is coming to all platforms publicly very soon.

(Posted on: June 21, 2011, 11:42:15 AM)


Some improvements are coming to DNF game in the form of a patch.
http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?p=2422571#post2422571 (http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?p=2422571#post2422571)

Quote
The development team has been hard at work combing through the feedback provided here and elsewhere, with updates based on this feedback currently in the works for all three platforms.

Among the changes coming to PC are a new expanded inventory option that allows you to carry up to four weapons in the single-player campaign, Valve Anti-Cheat System (VAC) support, push-to-talk voice chat, the ability to adjust FOV plus other fixes and improvements that are still being tested.

We’ll be sharing more details about the updates, including those coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as they’re finalized. Thanks again for your support!

I hope one of the improvements is a multi-game save system. Even if it's still check-point based this game needs multiple game slots.

(Posted on: July 28, 2011, 11:03:26 AM)


Some info on the new multiplayer DLC coming soon. It's full of a bunch of parodies of other games. Each new map comes with a special unique weapon. There are also new multiplayer modes. Some of the games it parodies are Call of Duty, Team Fortress 2 (with a map called 2Fort1Bridge), and others. The unique weapon for the TF2 parody map is a minigun which looks....fittingly unmistakably familiar. Also, First Access Club members who preordered the game get this DLC for free.

http://www.2kgames.com/blog/new-duke-nukem-forever-content-arriving-this-fall-come-play-at-2k-headquarters-august-4

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7027/twofortscreenshot1720.jpg)
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3130/townscreenshot1720.jpg)
Title: Re: Duke Nukem Forever coming in June!
Post by: Baggins on August 01, 2011, 06:28:36 AM
I still don't care!