The Joke Becomes Reality, As Gearbox Completes Work on Duke Nukem Forever

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Posted by patrickklepek (3389 posts) -

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.

Staff
#1 Posted by patrickklepek (3389 posts) -

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.

Staff
#2 Edited by vaportra1l (270 posts) -

Balls of steel!
 
Been thinking about cancelling my BoS edition preorder at Amazon and going for it on Steam instead.  Hmmm

#3 Edited by EvilKatarn (465 posts) -

SWEEET 
 
Damn. Thought I could be the first man on this legendary piece of news. Anyways, I can't wait to try out this game finally. First access club demo soon, and I'm a part of that.

#4 Posted by aztecjester (27 posts) -

what a laugh!

#5 Posted by Soap (3560 posts) -

So glad it's happened. It's probably going to suck, but I'm still in.

#6 Posted by EuanDewar (4684 posts) -

Well, here we go.

#7 Posted by bkbroiler (1604 posts) -

I think I would have played DNF years ago... but now? I just don't know. I don't really even care about participating in "history" anymore. I'm not even curious how the game turned out. Hope it's good, though!

#8 Posted by Yummylee (21203 posts) -

I am eagerly anticipating the reviews for this.

#9 Posted by Sitoxity (551 posts) -

Yay!

#10 Posted by Otacon (2208 posts) -

Really interested to see how this does sales and review wise.

#11 Posted by MeatSim (10734 posts) -

I will believe it when I can actually play it.

#12 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1861 posts) -

Shake it, baby!

#13 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2717 posts) -

APRIL FOOLS GUYS

#14 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

Over 10 years in development? This should be the best game ever made.

#15 Posted by StandStrong (124 posts) -

For the first time in my life, I don't give a shit about the reviews. Waited so many years for this game I don't even care anymore. I just wanna play it, and get it out of my system.  

#16 Posted by umdesch4 (772 posts) -

Feels like closing a chapter in gaming history. I'll be playing this, regardless of reviews. I'm not expecting a lot from it, but how could it be bad, besides not living up to people's crazy expectations?

#17 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

I'll believe it when i see it

#18 Posted by Subjugation (4715 posts) -

Eagerly awaiting Jeff's QL.

#19 Posted by louiedog (2333 posts) -

Did NBA Elite 11 go gold?

#20 Posted by Gerhabio (1975 posts) -

Haha?

#21 Posted by MisterMouse (3539 posts) -

wow this is MADNESS! 
 
Madness? THIS IS DUKE NUKEM!

#22 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

No golden shower joke, gearbox? Oh well. 

#23 Edited by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

I really hope it's good and I can't wait for the reviews to start coming in.

#24 Posted by notha (239 posts) -

think there'll be a day 1 patch?

#25 Posted by SuperSambo (2849 posts) -

Rental written all over it.
 
Gameplay clips look so bad...

#26 Posted by HT101 (1151 posts) -

Man, I wonder if Jeff will not give this a rating because he's been so invested in this game for so many years.  I need to listen to his stuff from his time at GameSpot about this game because that stuff is hilarious.

#27 Posted by SomeJerk (3130 posts) -

I won't fare well in the reviews because people expect too much, and honestly.. I don't think much of what I've seen. More into the multi. For us gamers with a heart, in particular those of us who are able to have fun in multiplayer action games that don't have experience earnings or unlocks, we will have a special spot for it in our hearts that we will tell our grandchildren, which we have a higher chance of seeing in our lives than those who need experience points, unlocks and achievements/trophies in everything they play.
 
And there needs to be a Duke Forever TNT, ignoring the FPS ban for a while.

#28 Posted by White_Silhouette (470 posts) -

I'm still kinda wishing it'll just be a disc full of all the trailers over the years. Then a "You've Been Had. Thanks for the money" screen at the end. I am still going to pick it up.

#29 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Got my preorder. I never preorder things, but you can only buy Duke Nukem Forever on launch day once.

#30 Posted by Ooame (165 posts) -

I just ordered the Special Edition, i don't care if the game is crap atleast i'll have a bust of a Duke Nukem

#31 Posted by chilibean_3 (1610 posts) -

This really does seem like Randy Pitchford is finishing this project out of his own love for Duke.  I'm more interested in seeing a Gearbox fresh start on a new Duke game after this ships.   Their real attempt at bringing a classic back.

#32 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

It would be so damn funny if this game got straight tens/fives/100percents/top scores across the board, and went on to become the greatest game ever. 
 
That probably won't happen, though.

#33 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

This is gonna be so goddamn weird when it's actually released...publicly...as a game.

#34 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

5/5 stars

#35 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -
@Soap said:
So glad it's happened. It's probably going to suck, but I'm still in.
#36 Posted by Daveyo520 (6651 posts) -

You guys know it will suck right?

#37 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -

GOTY 1997.

#38 Posted by HiCZoK (236 posts) -

YES YES YES!!!

#39 Posted by kidman (465 posts) -
@Daveyo520 said:
You guys know it will suck right?
Completely irrelevant. Still gonna buy it.
#40 Posted by RE_Player1 (7544 posts) -

Always bet on Duke. 

#41 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6151 posts) -

ALWAYS BET ON DUKE.

#42 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1689 posts) -

I'm honestly really, really looking forward to this game...probably way more than I should. It looks to be exactly what I want out of it, though: a shitload of old-school fun. It's going to be really refreshing having a game like this to play again.

#43 Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles (1695 posts) -

Gonna buy it regardless of reviewa.

#44 Posted by Bumpton (438 posts) -

Still don't believe it. I'm not even sure I'll believe it if I see the box on the shelf. I must play the entire game to the ending credits for me to believe that this game actually came out.
#45 Posted by kollay (1926 posts) -

The Rapture had to hold off because Duke wasn't out. 

#46 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Even God is excited for this shit. He also already knows it'll suck haha Nevertheless, God and I both have it pre-ordered.

#47 Posted by swamplord666 (1757 posts) -

i dunno guys... i still don't think it's coming out...

#48 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -

In Gearbox we trust.

#49 Posted by Agent47 (1894 posts) -
@Soap: I don't get it why do people keep saying it will suck but then say they will still play it?I don't get it they like playing shitty games?
#50 Posted by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -
@weeman105 said:
Eagerly awaiting Jeff's QL.

Brad will be in on it too.

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