3D Realms's George Broussard Announces That Pigs Fly

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Posted by MattBodega (1904 posts) -

You see? This is what happens when you don’t always bet on Duke. You’re going to be taken for a ride.

Last week, we heard a rumor that, somehow, the long-in-development Duke Nukem Forever--currently in a state of limbo after 3D Realms was forced to lay off the development team due to the company's inability to continue self-funding the game--was going to be “resurrected” in the hands of Texas-based developer Gearbox, the developers of last year’s excellent first-person RPG, Borderlands. When asked to comment on the rumor, Gearbox president/Samba De Amigo fan Randy Pitchford tweeted that he would be able to "clarify" the rumor at this weekend’s PAX

And now, just days before the start of PAX and that supposed clarification, George Broussard, current president of the empty office that is 3D Realms, tweeted the following image.


 


Huh. Flying pigs.  
 
Wait. Isn't there some sort of metaphorical significance of flying pigs? Aren’t pigs supposed to fly when something super crazy and unexpected happens? And hey! What’s up with the sunglasses on that pig in the front? It kind of look like that flying pig is wearing Duke Nukem’s glasses.

That’s weird.

I’m sure this doesn’t mean anything. I mean, it’s not like this image somehow corroborates the rumor, right? I mean, it’s crazy to say this image indicates that, yes, Duke Nukem Forever is once again in development, and Gearbox is somehow involved with that new development, and that we will hear more information on the current arrangement at PAX.

That would just be crazy, right? Right?

#1 Posted by MattBodega (1904 posts) -

You see? This is what happens when you don’t always bet on Duke. You’re going to be taken for a ride.

Last week, we heard a rumor that, somehow, the long-in-development Duke Nukem Forever--currently in a state of limbo after 3D Realms was forced to lay off the development team due to the company's inability to continue self-funding the game--was going to be “resurrected” in the hands of Texas-based developer Gearbox, the developers of last year’s excellent first-person RPG, Borderlands. When asked to comment on the rumor, Gearbox president/Samba De Amigo fan Randy Pitchford tweeted that he would be able to "clarify" the rumor at this weekend’s PAX

And now, just days before the start of PAX and that supposed clarification, George Broussard, current president of the empty office that is 3D Realms, tweeted the following image.


 


Huh. Flying pigs.  
 
Wait. Isn't there some sort of metaphorical significance of flying pigs? Aren’t pigs supposed to fly when something super crazy and unexpected happens? And hey! What’s up with the sunglasses on that pig in the front? It kind of look like that flying pig is wearing Duke Nukem’s glasses.

That’s weird.

I’m sure this doesn’t mean anything. I mean, it’s not like this image somehow corroborates the rumor, right? I mean, it’s crazy to say this image indicates that, yes, Duke Nukem Forever is once again in development, and Gearbox is somehow involved with that new development, and that we will hear more information on the current arrangement at PAX.

That would just be crazy, right? Right?

#2 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

Nice!

#3 Edited by Eidderf (506 posts) -

Wonder how that will turn out, I'm not sure I have much excitement for this game after all these years but I can't say I'm not interested to see what Gearbox do with the franchise

#4 Posted by T4RTERS4UCE (58 posts) -

Always bet on Duke.

#5 Posted by eroticfishcake (7783 posts) -

Let it die damn it!

#6 Posted by 02sfraser (847 posts) -

Very interesting. It's hard to imagine Duke Nukem Forever actually getting finished.... What a day it will be if it ever does happen

#7 Posted by Twazuk (178 posts) -

I don't even care anymore. My heart has been broken too many damn times. 
Call me when it's done.

#8 Posted by Sil3n7 (1187 posts) -

Rock an roll...

#9 Posted by Skunkboy72 (128 posts) -
BRROOUUSSSAARRRRRRDD!!
#10 Posted by Flaime (527 posts) -

Pig Cops!

#11 Edited by TadThuggish (906 posts) -

Can someone tell George Broussard that no one actually cares about Duke Nukem anymore?  He's a total product of the 90s, and by now everyone's interest isn't about playing the actual game as much as it is the story behind it.  Gearbox is great, I think, but by now this is more of a running gag (that has outlived its prime) than a product consumers are interested in.
 
The guy sounds enormously, enormously pathetic.

#12 Posted by Zeninnnnnnnn (176 posts) -

Let it die!

#13 Posted by Warchief (657 posts) -

just let Duke die. 

#14 Posted by TiagoAlmeida (9 posts) -

music to my ears!
#15 Posted by Flaime (527 posts) -
@TadThuggish said:
" Can someone tell George Broussard that no one actually cares about Duke Nukem anymore?  He's a total product of the 90s, and by now everyone's interest isn't about playing the actual game as much as it is the story behind it.  The guy sounds enormously, enormously pathetic. "
I care about it. Your argument is invalid.
#16 Edited by MrChuckles (50 posts) -

brb gonna go play through duke 3d.

#17 Posted by Jimbo (9800 posts) -

Is it just me or does that pig at the bottom look like he's driving an imaginary manual transmission?  Coincidence?!

#18 Edited by Catarrhal (826 posts) -
Jon St. John is attending PAX, which can only mean one thing: "Balls of steel!"
Online
#19 Posted by Wessiej (7 posts) -
@TadThuggish said:
" Can someone tell George Broussard that no one actually cares about Duke Nukem anymore?  He's a total product of the 90s, and by now everyone's interest isn't about playing the actual game as much as it is the story behind it.  The guy sounds enormously, enormously pathetic. "
Hey!
 
You're lying!
#20 Posted by TadThuggish (906 posts) -
@Flaime said:
" @TadThuggish said:
" Can someone tell George Broussard that no one actually cares about Duke Nukem anymore?  He's a total product of the 90s, and by now everyone's interest isn't about playing the actual game as much as it is the story behind it.  The guy sounds enormously, enormously pathetic. "
I care about it. Your argument is invalid. "
You care about it ironically, as witnessed by throwing out meaningless and overused internet catchphrases to be used by 14-year-olds.  Your "care" for Duke Nukem Forever is equal to the "love" everyone has for Rick Astley.
#21 Posted by oscar (100 posts) -

Now this is just ridiculous...

#22 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -
#23 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -
@Flaime said:
" @TadThuggish said:
" Can someone tell George Broussard that no one actually cares about Duke Nukem anymore?  He's a total product of the 90s, and by now everyone's interest isn't about playing the actual game as much as it is the story behind it.  The guy sounds enormously, enormously pathetic. "
I care about it. Your argument is invalid. "
Me too. Your argument is double invalid.
#24 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

If this isn't an announcement that Duke is coming out Q4 2010, I won't put much weight on it actually coming out. 

#25 Edited by Milkman (16664 posts) -

After all this is said and done, I'm making a documentary about this madness. 
 
"Balls of Steel: The Story of Duke Nukem Forever"

#26 Posted by Chubbaluphigous (571 posts) -

If this game comes out, I will buy it day one, play it thoroughly, find every way to make Duke say something stupid, and then uninstall it with the realization that Duke Nukem was awesome in the 90's but not so much now. 
 
CAN'T WAIT

#27 Posted by EliminatoR (237 posts) -

Finally,pigs fly.

#28 Posted by Flaime (527 posts) -
@TadThuggish said:
" @Flaime said:
" @TadThuggish said:
" Can someone tell George Broussard that no one actually cares about Duke Nukem anymore?  He's a total product of the 90s, and by now everyone's interest isn't about playing the actual game as much as it is the story behind it.  The guy sounds enormously, enormously pathetic. "
I care about it. Your argument is invalid. "
You care about it ironically, as witnessed by throwing out meaningless and overused internet catchphrases to be used by 14-year-olds.  Your "care" for Duke Nukem Forever is equal to the "love" everyone has for Rick Astley. "
Pardon me? What? I simply stated that I love the Duke Nukem franchise, and I would like a sequel, is that somehow wrong of me? And besides, everything you said is narrow minded and kinda childish to begin with.
 
And sorry if my use of words hurt your eyes.
#29 Posted by b33 (413 posts) -

kill it with fire

#30 Posted by Lemmiwinks (43 posts) -

I have few good memories of Duke, I care little about what was in the leaked footage.
However.....I do love me some stupid shit. And this is REALLY stupid shit. From a butt.
I'm now stoked for this!
I'm now an idiot!
Wonder if Gamestop still takes pre-orders for it? They did here in Norway long after the thing died, crawled into something dead, and died again. How silly of them.

#31 Posted by Tophat666 (229 posts) -

If they make this game, I will buy just for the fact that I can say, I own DUKE NUKEM FOREVER.

#32 Posted by MisterMouse (3550 posts) -

wow that is pretty crazy... cool way of showing it I guess.

#33 Posted by Mikemcn (6982 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" Let it die damn it! "
Someone took it out into 3D realm's backyard with a shotgun to shoot it dead.
 
Too bad they forgot the ammo.
#34 Edited by Fawk (67 posts) -
@TadThuggish: There are many people that still care about the game.  In fact, it's now come full circle and I think people are actually starting to anticipate it again.
#35 Posted by Sin4profit (2924 posts) -

maybe Broussard works for Gearbox now...dun dun dah!

#36 Posted by TadThuggish (906 posts) -
@Flaime said:
" @TadThuggish said:
" @Flaime said:
" @TadThuggish said:
" Can someone tell George Broussard that no one actually cares about Duke Nukem anymore?  He's a total product of the 90s, and by now everyone's interest isn't about playing the actual game as much as it is the story behind it.  The guy sounds enormously, enormously pathetic. "
I care about it. Your argument is invalid. "
You care about it ironically, as witnessed by throwing out meaningless and overused internet catchphrases to be used by 14-year-olds.  Your "care" for Duke Nukem Forever is equal to the "love" everyone has for Rick Astley. "
Pardon me? What? I simply stated that I love the Duke Nukem franchise, and I would like a sequel, is that somehow wrong of me? And besides, everything you said is narrow minded and kinda childish to begin with.  And sorry if my use of words hurt your eyes. "
Psychology is a powerful thing.
#37 Posted by cassus (358 posts) -

I'm actually more psyched about a new Gearbox game than I am about a new Duke Nukem. But it would be nice if they just finally got that fucking game out the door so people wouldn't have to talk about it anymore. 
Duke was great, but so was Ridge Racer and Ultima Online...

#38 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@TadThuggish said:
" @Flaime said:
" @TadThuggish said:
" Can someone tell George Broussard that no one actually cares about Duke Nukem anymore?  He's a total product of the 90s, and by now everyone's interest isn't about playing the actual game as much as it is the story behind it.  The guy sounds enormously, enormously pathetic. "
I care about it. Your argument is invalid. "
You care about it ironically, as witnessed by throwing out meaningless and overused internet catchphrases to be used by 14-year-olds.  Your "care" for Duke Nukem Forever is equal to the "love" everyone has for Rick Astley. "
I guess your opinion is the only one that matters, so you're probably right. 
 
Anyways, didn't he once say Duke Nukem Forever will be done when pigs fly?
#39 Posted by limewizard (192 posts) -

I will actually visit George and Pitchford if this turns out to be a load of shite. 

#40 Posted by DrBobUK (54 posts) -
@TadThuggish said:
" @Flaime said:
" @TadThuggish said:
" Can someone tell George Broussard that no one actually cares about Duke Nukem anymore?  He's a total product of the 90s, and by now everyone's interest isn't about playing the actual game as much as it is the story behind it.  The guy sounds enormously, enormously pathetic. "
I care about it. Your argument is invalid. "
You care about it ironically, as witnessed by throwing out meaningless and overused internet catchphrases to be used by 14-year-olds.  Your "care" for Duke Nukem Forever is equal to the "love" everyone has for Rick Astley. "
Whoah there, toughguy.
#41 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Wow.......jusy wow,

#42 Posted by President_Barackbar (3455 posts) -

Hail to the king baby!

#43 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

GET HYPE
 
Protip: Get your hopes up! Duke Nukem Forever is coming!

#44 Posted by Deusoma (3005 posts) -
@T4RTERS4UCE said:
" Always bet on Duke. "

#45 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

Wow, way to completely mangle an attempt at writing an article, Kessler. Yup, some other website or magazine is gonna snap your right up with Journalism of this caliber. Keep up the fantastic work.

#46 Posted by Daveyo520 (6682 posts) -

It has to be the greatest game ever made.

#47 Posted by OldManLight (839 posts) -

looking for my oh not this shit again picture right now...

#48 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

Matt Kessler how old were you when Duke Nukem 3D came out

#49 Posted by IkariNoTekken (990 posts) -

I guess I would try out the game if it was released but I lost most of my enthusiasm in 2001 after it was delayed for the third time. Also if this is true, will Gearbox be able to produce a game that meets the aims and ambitions 3d Realms had for the game? (if they had any that is)

#50 Posted by JTHomeslice (239 posts) -

OH MY GODDDDDDDDD

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