Duke Nukem won’t take Forever – yay!

Header: Duke Nukem Forever

A long time ago, people said that 3D Realms’ FPS game “Prey” would never be released. It had taken too long… too many changes of direction… but amazingly, it did eventuate.

Prey

The same thing happened with Team Fortress 2. And of course when it was released it was (and still is) a phenomenal success.

Team Fortress 2

A week ago, if you asked most gamers about Duke Nukem Forever, they’d say “It’ll never happen.” Well, it is going to happen, in 2011. Just like the aforementioned Prey and TF2, it HAS emerged from development hell.

Earlier today (my time) DNF was announced, and demonstrated at the Penny Arcade Expo.

No, not by one person on a stage (hello E3) – they had dozens of Xboxes setup, with a playable demo on each. Below is a clip from the ‘live stream’ of the event. Of course, we get a clueless reporter and a cameraman who doesn’t know how to point at ONE monitor and stay still. But then – that’s what always happens at these events.

Kotaku has a tonne of screenshots, and a detailed summary of the demo. One thing’s for sure – they haven’t toned down the adult content in the new Duke game! Quite the opposite, in fact.

Here in Australia, this is likely to be a problem. Our game classification laws were written with the idea that ‘only kids play videogames’ and thus any game rated R18+ cannot be sold ‘downunder’.

We’ll find out what happens… sometime in 2011, when Gearbox Software finish DNF at last, and it goes on sale. Hail to the King, baby!

13 Responses to Duke Nukem won’t take Forever – yay!

  1. Merman says:

    Is the 2001 in the last paragraph a typo, or sarcasm?🙂

    I must admit I’ll believe it when I see it for real…

  2. Mr Ak says:

    Actually, it was formally announced by one guy on stage (Randy Pitchford). The playing came directly after that. #sopettyitsmeaningless

  3. I’m all out of bubble gum!

    [ I feel like I’ve been hearing about Duke Nuke’em my whole life. Like it had been handed down as some sort of prophecy… ]

  4. Rossco says:

    It’s good to know u will still have the ability to piss in a urinal…

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