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DUKE NUKEM FOREVER!

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Taken from: http://kotaku.com/5628894/its-official-duke-nukem-forever-coming-from-gearbox-software

2K Games has made it official: Duke Nukem Forever is alive and, well, in the hands of developer Gearbox Software, confirming our earlier reports that the Borderlands studio was helping to complete the game's absurdly long development cycle.

The publisher announced this morning in advance of PAX 2010 that Gearbox Software was on the job, picking up where developer 3D Realms left off. Gearbox plans to ship the game on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 within the next year, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal—the WSJ says DNF is due "next year" and "currently expected to ship in 2010." (Update: The Wall Street Journal corrected its conflicting release dates. The game is expected to ship next year.)

Given Duke Nukem Forever's epic development—it was first announced in 1997 as a sequel to Duke Nukem 3D—it might be wise to hedge on the later of those two release windows.

Gearbox and 2K will be showcasing the game to press and the public at this weekend's PAX convention. 2K Games is offering a publicly playable demo of Duke Nukem Forever at its booth.

After more than a decade in development, Duke Nukem Forever all but ended its production after the collapse of studio 3D Realms. Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford tells the WSJ that his studio picked up development in late 2009 and that the game is currently in the "polishing" stages.

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As much as this makes me sad it makes me happy too. I'd love for Duke Nukem Forever to have been never.

Though this game will no longer really be the same after what... 15 years or so? I don't even remember when they started this game.

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 Count me in the camp with Kiwi.  I personally don't want them to publish it, I mean, seriously, there is no way it will live up to the decade+ amount of hype and will be considered a failure.  Let it linger in vaporware land where the legend keeps it cool.

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What I'd love to see is a PROPER rebuild of the original Duke Nukem 3D Atomic edition for newer PC's to take advantage of modern video cards/audio etc. That game is still great even today.

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What I'd love to see is a PROPER rebuild of the original Duke Nukem 3D Atomic edition for newer PC's to take advantage of modern video cards/audio etc. That game is still great even today.

Yes INDEED!

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You know I felt somewhat the same way back when Doom 3 was supposed to be coming out. It was a fun game though. No where near as legendary as Doom or Doom II but still a fun game for a short period of time.

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I liked Doom 3 and Return to Castle Wolfenstien. I think people held some of the same reservations towards these games as they are now with DNF. I have some hope for this game.

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There are various improvement engines and graphics packs for the original Duke Nukem 3D games, similar to how there are various improvements to the Doom games (one even adds in polygon based enemies).  Not sure of the legality of these engines and such but they are available with a simple Google search.

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