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Duke Nukem Never

Postby Hunchback Jack » 24 Jul 2009 01:45

This is old news, but I just read it today.

That most mythical, most rumoured, most whispered-of computer game, Duke Nukem Forever, is no more.

You may have thought that 3D Realms had long abandoned the game, given that they started developing it over 12 years ago. But they have been working on it more or less continuously, releasing the occasional screenshot or video clip to keep Duke fans interested.

Until now, that is. On May 8, 3D Realms laid off the entire DNF development team. There's no word on whether we'll see the game finished, or any part of it released.

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby chanilover » 24 Jul 2009 03:02

Oh well.

Does this mean there's an official day of mourning over on that gamers' site where Hyppo lives?
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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby inhuien » 24 Jul 2009 05:46

It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of gum! :tissue2:
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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby GamePlayer » 24 Jul 2009 10:54

Never understood the long-term appeal of the Duke Nukem games beyond kitsch and shock value. The Duke Nukem series was like Carmaggedeon, Dead or Alive and Postal. You played these games for about an hour, until the novelty wore off, after which you dumped them for better games with some actual gameplay and substance. You certainly didn't wait for these kind of games on their way to vaporware. IMO, if ever there was a game tailor made to be pirated, it was Duke Nukem.
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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Freakzilla » 24 Jul 2009 16:40

The best part about it was blowing away the strippers. :twisted:
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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Hunchback Jack » 24 Jul 2009 17:39

Duke 3D wasn't revolutionary compared to other FPS games at the time, but I think it was *better* than most. It took the same idea as Doom or Doom II, but just made it a bit better in every way.

The graphics were better (higher resolution, better lighting effects, etc), and performance was generally better. The weapons were cooler and more interesting. The mini-puzzles you needed to solve to get through levels were just that bit more innovative. And the main character wasn't a nameless, faceless, silent protagonist, but had a personality. A cocky, obnoxious misanthropic personality, to be sure, but that suited the game perfectly.

Some of the appeal was the shock value and un-PC elements, it's true, but even when that novelty wore off, it remained a best-of-class FPS for the time.

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Rakis » 24 Jul 2009 22:17

Freakzilla wrote:The best part about it was blowing away the strippers. :twisted:


Hell Yeah !! :)

And those cocoons thingy...
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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Redstar » 25 Jul 2009 01:29

I have, like, Duke Nukem 1. Was there more? :?

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby inhuien » 25 Jul 2009 05:50

You mean this parallax piece of shite?
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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Redstar » 25 Jul 2009 06:48

inhuien wrote:You mean this parallax piece of shite?
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No. The graphics were far more pixelly. Like a NES.

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby inhuien » 25 Jul 2009 08:23

Ahhh 8bit joys. :)
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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Omphalos » 25 Jul 2009 13:11

My favorite was Commander Keen

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Redstar » 27 Jul 2009 09:29

I prefer older computer games. My favorites are DOOM, Sky Roads, Solar Winds, and Wolfenstein 3D. I also have a few other old stuff with companies now defunct, such as a "Jane of the Jungle." Fun stuff. :)

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby DuneFishUK » 30 Jul 2009 13:40

Redstar wrote:I prefer older computer games. My favorites are DOOM, Sky Roads, Solar Winds, and Wolfenstein 3D. I also have a few other old stuff with companies now defunct, such as a "Jane of the Jungle." Fun stuff. :)


Jill of the Jungle?

That was the first game I ever completed :)

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Redstar » 30 Jul 2009 13:49

DuneFishUK wrote:
Redstar wrote:I prefer older computer games. My favorites are DOOM, Sky Roads, Solar Winds, and Wolfenstein 3D. I also have a few other old stuff with companies now defunct, such as a "Jane of the Jungle." Fun stuff. :)


Jill of the Jungle?

That was the first game I ever completed :)

Yep. That was it... I have a lot of old games on floppies I made sure no one threw out.

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Redstar » 31 Jul 2009 02:22

Just remembered! Anyone enjoy the King's Quest series by Sierra?

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Hunchback Jack » 06 Oct 2010 22:49

Well, Duke Nukem Forever is back. Seems like another software company ("Gearbox software") picked up the pieces are are shipping it next year.

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Redstar » 07 Oct 2010 03:30

Just find that out? Almost a month's old news. I was pretty surprised myself, though all the follow-up stories certainly made it worth it. (Someone apparently pre-ordered back in '01 or so and still had their receipt... Think GameStop would accept it? :lol:)

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby Hunchback Jack » 07 Oct 2010 04:39

Found it out about a month ago :).

Just slow to post it here. I'd forgotten about this thread.

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Re: Duke Nukem Never

Postby TheDukester » 07 Oct 2010 11:10

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