08 October 2010

Duke Nukem Forever

It seems Duke Nukem Forever was "saved" by the Borderlands developer Gearbox Software, but do we really want it?

The title has been in development for over a decade now, it lost their previous designers millions. The old publishers have bailed on the project last year and sued the old devs for all their bananas for wasting their time, and rightfully so.

And when it does eventually come out, how will it be greeted? If you have a look at the trailers, it looks like nothing more than a generic alien-shooting FPS with regenerating health. We've gotten used to more complex games these days. Duke Nukem is a misogynistic wanker in an era in gaming where we've seen characters with some actual personality. And after the upset GTA made after its hooker-killing, how will DNF look to non-gamers?

So in the end, do we actually want this game to come out? I'd say no. It should have died when the old devs died. Sure Duke Nukem holds a special place in gamers' hearts, but it's passed its age.

63 comments:

  1. I for one want to see it come out, looks like it may be interesting!

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  2. No, I don't want it to be released. this game is a joke. Liek chinese democrazy.

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  3. i have absolute confidence that this game will kick ass. not to mention chew bubblegum. only time will tell. how much time...well...i guess we just have to wait till it's done.

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  4. I've been waiting for this game to come out for so long, that I'm over it now. I don't even care anymore; seriously.

    I have Starcraft 2 and Cataclysm in December to take up my free time. GOGO ACTION BLIZZARD!

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  5. I hope duke nukem rips off your head and shits down your neck for this blasphemy.

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  6. yea, i agree, it is just past its time now

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  7. i know i do want to play duke nukem!

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  8. I think id honestly prefer it stayed in limbo forever, just for the humor of it

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  9. The game's gunna kick ass and chew bubble gum, and it's all out of gum...

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  10. I hope I see it before I hit retirement-home age.

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  11. I think we all know no matter how much money is put in, no matter how incredible it looks or feels, it's just not gonna be the same

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  12. Honestly can't say I'm excited for it, more likely than not, it's just going to cash in on the nostalgia factor for everyone that liked the original ones.

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  13. I really want this to be good. We use to lan 3D at school ALL the time. Fun days.

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  14. It's sad, but true. I don't think DN needs to be continued, it lived its time.

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  15. The old Duke 3D was one of my favorites until Mechwarrior 3 came out. Then there was MW4 and gaming went for a shit.

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  16. Love the post dude, keep up the good work!

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  17. Duke Nukem Forever (Developing) lol

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  18. I always hoped they would let it die, but they never did it :/

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  19. more like duke nukem fornever. Or not.

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  20. i also think it should never be released. they should tease us like 3 years and then should go bankrupt also or something like that. would be pretty funny.

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  21. I want it, but its never gonna happen, its one 20 year long April fools joke Q_Q

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  22. I probably could not have said it better. Back then Duke Nukem was amazing because we had nothing to compare it too. So unless they introduce some new mechanic that keeps the gamers interested, I don't see this going anywhere.

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  23. We're in the nostalgia - 90's - comeback era... Every forgotten character is coming back, like Kid Icarus.

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  24. I dont know, it looks pretty cool.

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  25. i love duke nukem back in the day but i agree with you here! they should of quit whilst ahead

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  26. it has a great risk of being a really poor game, i think it would be better for it to just die with dignity

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  27. i dont like duke nukem
    because? idont know

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  28. The gentleman who does the voice appeared at pax and did a bit of voice acting during a q and a. It was amazing.

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  29. I always said that this game coming out would herald the end of the world. I worried what will happen when it comes out

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  30. ALLWAYS BET ON DUKE.
    i remembered duke from PC wow has it been that long....

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  31. Oh boy. Duke Nukem. I remember this.

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  32. I was gonna say I didn't want it till I read aZZo 's comment above mine, I miss killing hookers too :(
    And having infinite money to give to said hookers..

    Want a dollar bitch? Have another, and another, and another, and another

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  33. "Shake it baby"


    That said, I agree, it's not going to do anything new or interesting.

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  34. Can't wait for DNF, personally. I hope it at least gives me that nostalgia feeling

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  35. I use to play Duke Nukem 3d on pc

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  36. Ofc we want it! But it's never going to be released anyway.. or is it?

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  37. this post made me open my eyes and stop squinting!!!

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  38. you've got a great point on this one

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  39. aeheh Duke Nukem! that was good times back then! :D played it all the time with mates!! all day long, and we loved to find that stripper lol

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  40. i don't care if it sucks, if it's duke i'm gonna definitely check it out.

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  41. yeah I agree with fat daddy, I mean I will check it out just because its duke.

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