Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 21:45 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Games We don't do a whole lot of gaming news (a few reviews every now and then, just for my own personal fun), but in this case, I'd like to make an exception. Iconic and legendary, Duke Nukem is going to really really really return to the main stage of gaming. Borderlands developer Gearbox has announced that Duke Nukem Forever will be released early next year, for both consoles and PC. A playable demo is now being trotted around PAX. Instant update: VIDEO! VIDEO!
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ORLY
by cb88 on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 21:55 UTC
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Mandatory: Oh really... LOL

Hopefully these guys don't go bust. That said I wonder what the changes of a Linux port are. Watching the video now over dialup (it feels very 1997) its probably never going to load X.x

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RE: ORLY
by kragil on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 23:08 UTC in reply to "ORLY"
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I'm here to kick ass and chew bubble gum and I'm all outta gum.

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WANT
by intangible on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 22:06 UTC
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It's about time.

Sounds like the CEO of Gearbox used to work for 3dRealms and is a fan of Duke... Gives me hope for the game :-D

quote: "You cannot kill Duke!" "You cannot kill Duke!" shouted Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford to a group of gamers that had waited in line Friday at Take-Two’s PAX booth to see the game. Pitchford, a former employee of 3D Realms, was wearing the Duke shirt the company gave him in 1996.
“I couldn’t let Duke go, either,” he said.

from http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/09/duke-nukem-pax/?pid=112&pagei... (and some more screenshots)

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RE: WANT
by intangible on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 22:11 UTC in reply to "WANT"
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2005-07-06

It'd be great if they released it on April Fools' Day too :-D

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RE[2]: WANT
by kragil on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE: WANT"
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What are you waiting for? Christmas?

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RE: WANT
by DOSguy on Sat 4th Sep 2010 14:16 UTC in reply to "WANT"
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Sounds like the CEO of Gearbox used to work for 3dRealms and is a fan of Duke...


Gearbox founders Randy Pitchford and Brian Martel also where involved in Duke Nukem 3D development.

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RE: WANT
by Soulbender on Mon 6th Sep 2010 02:46 UTC in reply to "WANT"
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2005-08-18

Sometimes though, it's better to let the dead rest and just move on. Let sleeping corpses lie and all that jazz.

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Comment by oinet
by oinet on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 23:48 UTC
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2010-03-23

I guess I won't be using this joke while playing fps online anymore:

"You know those that make Duke Nukem Forever ? they're campers". ;)

Edited 2010-09-03 23:50 UTC

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And hell freezes over...
by Ventajou on Sat 4th Sep 2010 01:02 UTC
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2006-10-31

I guess that 2011 will also be the year of the linux desktop then...

I suppose with the world ending in 2012 and all, they couldn't wait anymore.

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BT
by StefanM on Sat 4th Sep 2010 02:17 UTC
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IS there a torrent yet?!??!?!

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This sounds too familiar already
by alexandru_lz on Sat 4th Sep 2010 04:26 UTC
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Will it run on the new Amiga, too?

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2005-11-15

It'll run on Amiga X1000, which by using the second processor by itself, will give maximum muiltasking abilities the rest of the OS uses the other.

AND it'll be avail for MorphOS running on 2 dualcore processor G5 Powermacs.

I don't know about the Commodore USA's AROS based amigas, that's just vapourwear init.

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Comment by redshift
by redshift on Sat 4th Sep 2010 04:39 UTC
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2006-05-06

Sure thing... Why not pre-order it now ; )

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Is it just me?
by WereCatf on Sat 4th Sep 2010 05:27 UTC
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I mean, I had a total blast back in the days playing Duke Nukem 3D but now.. Well, the videos of Duke Nukem Forever just don't seem all that wonderful. It seems like a rather bland FPS with nothing new to throw in, even the few weapons shown are just kind of.. well, lame. I really love Duke as a character, he is a total badass and as such he'd deserve a game with some serious punch in it.

Oh well, I can always hope the demo videos just don't give it enough credit and that the actual game will be more enjoyable. I know I will be buying it even if it sucks, I just can't resist the power of my nostalgia goggles.

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RE: Is it just me?
by doubleUb on Sat 4th Sep 2010 06:22 UTC in reply to "Is it just me?"
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2005-12-08

I agree with you. Duke Nukem was special especially because of:
- the voices, the bad talk
- the different references to movies
- the ... colours! In fact this game was very colourful
- humour
- the weapons (the foot, the 2 feet at the same time, the laser bomb to set up a trap)

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RE[2]: Is it just me?
by DOSguy on Sat 4th Sep 2010 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Is it just me?"
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- the ... colours! In fact this game was very colourful


Indeed; Duke Nukem Forever started out very colorful too. Just look at the 2001 trailer. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDlB2P1leRM )

Edited 2010-09-04 14:22 UTC

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RE[3]: Is it just me?
by AmigaRobbo on Sat 4th Sep 2010 22:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is it just me?"
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2005-11-15

the 2001 game looks a lot better than the 2010 version, or maybe that's just the terrible music on the new videos...

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RE[2]: Is it just me?
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 4th Sep 2010 14:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Is it just me?"
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2006-12-05

The environments were nice an often unique as well, and the game also had excellent level design. Even the music was good, IMO. Duke3D was just an all-around good game.

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DukeRoll ?
by Neolander on Sat 4th Sep 2010 06:41 UTC
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2010-03-08

Duke is never gonna give you up... ^^

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Engine
by vivainio on Sat 4th Sep 2010 11:00 UTC
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Come on, any real gamers here?

What engine does it have? Is in the same Unreal Engine 3 that was used for Borderlands?

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RE: Engine
by anda_skoa on Sat 4th Sep 2010 13:31 UTC in reply to "Engine"
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Come on, any real gamers here?


What does games have to do with this? The Duke is a life style, a philosophy, not a game!

He can't be reduced to technical details, that would be as saying the Monkey Island series is "an adventure game".

Outrageous!

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RE[2]: Engine
by dylansmrjones on Sun 5th Sep 2010 03:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Engine"
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Amen, Reverend.

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RE: Engine
by Karitku on Sat 4th Sep 2010 13:37 UTC in reply to "Engine"
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Come on, any real gamers here? What engine does it have? Is in the same Unreal Engine 3 that was used for Borderlands?

No news but would be miracle if it isn't. I think that is main reason why they make it so fast on Xbox360/PS3 and hopefully it will lead to good quality. Most of the graphics are probaply done just needs to port them to new engine and build world again.

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RE: Engine
by Soulbender on Mon 6th Sep 2010 02:50 UTC in reply to "Engine"
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2005-08-18

Who cares? What "real" gamers should be concerned about is: is it fun to play?
That's really the only thing that matters.

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RE[2]: Engine
by vivainio on Mon 6th Sep 2010 05:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Engine"
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2008-12-26

What "real" gamers should be concerned about is: is it fun to play?


That's "casual gamers". Real gamers play games like DCS Black Shark, and run Crysis benchmarks.

(and only play on PC).

;-)

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RE[3]: Engine
by Soulbender on Mon 6th Sep 2010 06:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Engine"
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That's "casual gamers"


aka "not complete losers".

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RE[4]: Engine
by vivainio on Mon 6th Sep 2010 06:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Engine"
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2008-12-26

"That's "casual gamers"


aka "not complete losers".
"

Right. It seems to be a thing of the past generation though. "Kids these days" are mostly casual gamers.

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RE[2]: Engine
by JimF on Mon 6th Sep 2010 05:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Engine"
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... is it fun to play? That's really the only thing that matters.


Preach it Soulbender. Too many games lately have eye candy but lack the ability to entertain for longer than 30 minutes. If it came down to choosing between fun and pretty, I'd choose fun every time.

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RE: Engine
by snorkel2 on Tue 7th Sep 2010 18:04 UTC in reply to "Engine"
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2007-03-06

The video of the demo looks exactly like borderlands.
Looks like they just modified that code to make this new duke game.

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This reminds me...
by dvzt on Sat 4th Sep 2010 14:03 UTC
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The time of the miracles never ends!
by Raffaele on Sat 4th Sep 2010 16:46 UTC
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2005-11-12

First Amiga, then Duke Nukem...

It seems that the time for the miracles has never ended...

I sympathize with all those little computer magazines, which should be forced to renew their vapourware top-ten for the new year's eve...

Too much work for their poor tired fingers to type a brand new top-ten... LOL!

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Perl 6 and now Duke Nukem
by reez on Sun 5th Sep 2010 02:31 UTC
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2006-06-28

Let's celebrate!

It can't be long until Hurd.. ;)

Edited 2010-09-05 02:32 UTC

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All Hail da Duke!
by KIHARA on Sun 5th Sep 2010 03:01 UTC
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Well, this is likely all due to me. I mean I did just yesterday find and buy from Goodwill (for a whopping $.99!) a copy of "Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project" w/GLOPP for free. What's next? Looking in my crystal decanter of Parthian Panther Piss, I foresee the release of a new Leisure Suit Larry. And, don't forget to honk for Zork. ;)

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RE: All Hail da Duke!
by dylansmrjones on Sun 5th Sep 2010 03:28 UTC in reply to "All Hail da Duke!"
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2005-10-02

Heey, I'm not the only fan of Larry Laffer!? ;)

Now I just need a dog collar, a whip, some mud, a diamond ring and some gum.

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RE[2]: All Hail da Duke!
by Soulbender on Mon 6th Sep 2010 02:44 UTC in reply to "RE: All Hail da Duke!"
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2005-08-18

Yeah well, lets hope the new Duke does not turn out like the new Larry. The new Larry is pretty much the ass-end of the bell-curve.

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i believe
by MamiyaOtaru on Sun 5th Sep 2010 06:47 UTC
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