The idea of running "gone gold" stories is something from the 90s, back when the concept was a PC developer's regular way of announcing development on a game had finished, producing a gold master.
It only makes sense to give Duke Nukem Forever, a game that should have been finished more than a decade ago, an honorary "gone gold" story, with Gearbox Software revealing today that Duke's done. More than likely, Duke Nukem Forever was finished weeks ago; "gone gold" stories tend to be a company's way of of getting one more headline before the game ships and players have the game.
"Always bet on Duke, I did," said Gearbox president Randy Pitchford in the press release. "I bet on all of the developers who have ever been a part of this legendary project and I bet that none of us want to live in a world without the Duke."
Now, it's time for the game to finally do the talking.