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Report: Duke Nukem Developer Shuts Down

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May 7, 2009 12:30:16 AM

Nooooooo! I know it was always so unlikely to actually be released but at least there was hope. :( 
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May 7, 2009 12:44:07 AM

GOD DAMM IT! NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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May 7, 2009 12:45:05 AM

about 10 years slow for them to be killed off
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May 7, 2009 12:50:42 AM

lol dnf will never ever be finished, but at least you guys will always have that faint glimmer of hope that someday you will be able to buy it. I think it is an unlucky game - lets hope the company who buys the rights to it doesn't fail halfway through coding it too.
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May 7, 2009 12:50:51 AM

Zeesh T_T Forever
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May 7, 2009 12:53:54 AM

No big surprise that it's not coming out
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May 7, 2009 1:09:17 AM

Every Duke Nukem fan just let out a blood curdling scream.
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Anonymous
May 7, 2009 1:12:22 AM

I don't care what anyone says. Duke Nukem' will always be Forever, if it finishes or not is not the issue. Hail to the kings, baby.
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May 7, 2009 1:16:36 AM

This news makes me about as sick to my stomach as when I heard Sierra has basically no more; sad, sad day in my book. As long as ID and Epic keeps on trucking though I will survive...
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May 7, 2009 1:17:12 AM

what????? the heck!!!! arghhhh... lol why doesnt someone just make a crysis mod or sumtin? lol 3D had been around for how long now? yet Duke never really officially made it to 3D.... thats kinda funny really.. rofl
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May 7, 2009 1:18:31 AM

I certainly hope they can continue development, but I almost don't want them to finish. I doubt it's going to live up to the +10 year development time (I guess that causes some stress for the developers), and it's become more interesting as a concept, and an idea, than a product.
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May 7, 2009 1:20:00 AM

coolronzwhat????? the heck!!!! arghhhh... lol why doesnt someone just make a crysis mod or sumtin? lol 3D had been around for how long now? yet Duke never really officially made it to 3D.... thats kinda funny really.. rofl


Well there were 2 3rd person games released on the consoles a while back (Duke Nukem Time to Kill and Planet of the Babes)
there was also Duke Nukem Manhattan project 3d/side scroller.
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May 7, 2009 1:41:09 AM

Bah, I hate rumors, whether they be accurate or not.
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May 7, 2009 1:41:33 AM

Whatever. Where does that leave Prey 2, though? I really liked Prey and would like 2 play the sequel!
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Anonymous
May 7, 2009 1:47:20 AM

Release the source code, and make it opensource!!
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May 7, 2009 2:02:26 AM

A statement was released on behalf of Deep Silver and Apogee Software, the two companies working on Duke Nukem portable titles. "Deep Silver and Apogee Software are not affected by the situation at 3D Realms," the statement reads. "Development on the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned." Late last year Apogee Software was launched as a sister arm to 3D Realms.

Gamasutra is reporting that it received confirmation that 3D Realms will close by week's end.

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May 7, 2009 2:14:40 AM

curnel_dA statement was released on behalf of Deep Silver and Apogee Software, the two companies working on Duke Nukem portable titles. "Deep Silver and Apogee Software are not affected by the situation at 3D Realms," the statement reads. "Development on the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned." Late last year Apogee Software was launched as a sister arm to 3D Realms. Gamasutra is reporting that it received confirmation that 3D Realms will close by week's end.


I hope it does continue, and with its traditions :'( 

I sure as hell hope EA doesnt snap it up and f***k it up like they do with everything they touch
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May 7, 2009 2:15:15 AM

Hmmmph,and I had my Duke Nukem Extreme "T" shirt already,I think I've had that for what 10years?? now,and it is still going strong unlike DN..
??Question did they hire a bunch of monkeys to write the game ??
All in all look how many games have come out since,after all it is not "rocket science"...:) 
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May 7, 2009 2:57:05 AM

DNF was announced in 1997
Since then, we’ve only seen sporadic releases of screenshots that went from PSone-like graphics , to most recently ( i guess last november?) nice HD pics.

The title is synonymous with delays.At this point, it’ll be a massive surprise if it even sees the light of day within our lifetimes. DNF will actually disappoint us if it does come out. Why?? because a 12-year delay has built up expectations for the game to impossible levels
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May 7, 2009 3:17:14 AM

guess the only way to play duke is to play the old dos game.........
what a bummer
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May 7, 2009 3:28:06 AM

Development on the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned.

PFIIIUUUU ...
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May 7, 2009 3:44:49 AM

maybe they need some bailout money
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May 7, 2009 3:46:48 AM

Wow that scared the hell out of me, i got goosebumps and was like WTF. Phew, i hope they pull this through. If they finish they will make Millions off of 1 game, probably break a record. So many people anticipated this game for over 10 years.
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Anonymous
May 7, 2009 4:08:15 AM

All together now:
"Its time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of gum!"
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May 7, 2009 4:41:14 AM

CiuyDevelopment on the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned.PFIIIUUUU ...

This is not the DNF game this is a new set of portable games.
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May 7, 2009 4:48:21 AM

This is the official end of the longest running vaporware title ever!! :cry: 
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May 7, 2009 5:04:49 AM

It won't be the end... another team will pick it up and almost finish it, just so they can cancel it again and piss everyone off.

I bet no one ever really worked on it.

Where are the serious modders out there? They should just make the damn game for them.
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May 7, 2009 6:22:50 AM

is it because of the piracy?
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May 7, 2009 7:45:58 AM

Shutting down tends to happen when a software company doesn't make software. According to Wikipedia, their last game (that wasn't a rehash of DN3D) was Prey which came out in 2006 and before that was Max Payne 2 in 2003. One game every 3 years isn't a healthy habit.
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May 7, 2009 8:42:26 AM

It will be tragic if DNF never gets released.

After all those years winning king of vaporware titles, we need Duke to come out for a sense of closure. I was really looking forward to mocking this game when it never meets the 10+ years of expectations its set.
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Anonymous
May 7, 2009 8:49:30 AM

Wow... Now what I do with my collection of Duke Nukem MAPS ???
http://dukemaps.tvgio.com/
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May 7, 2009 11:08:11 AM

doomhammrShutting down tends to happen when a software company doesn't make software. According to Wikipedia, their last game (that wasn't a rehash of DN3D) was Prey which came out in 2006 and before that was Max Payne 2 in 2003. One game every 3 years isn't a healthy habit.


Crytek manages though....

Far Cry- Spring 2004
Crysis- Fall 2007
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May 7, 2009 11:29:55 AM

i guess duke Nukum forever is not forever. ahh i miss these games. i guess i will have to hope for anothwer serious sam game if i want some smarta$$ commentary in a FPS
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Anonymous
May 7, 2009 11:52:03 AM

haleluja the game is finally DONE!
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May 7, 2009 12:39:02 PM

Duke it has been an amazing journey, see you on the other side.
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May 7, 2009 1:02:57 PM

1/8 of their lives wasted on Duke Nukem For(n)ever...

Release the game open-source please, like Quake 1.
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May 7, 2009 1:33:18 PM

You might actually see a DNF game if they went under. Some company like EA would come in, buy up the rights to the game for cheap, and rush some crapware out the door. But I don't think anyone wants that.
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May 7, 2009 1:53:03 PM

I really do miss the Duke Nukem games, hope this one pulls through finally.
Nobody steals our chicks, and lives!
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May 7, 2009 2:29:41 PM

I gotta say, at this point hand it over to us. Cut your losses, make it open source.
Most people think they game would suck anyway since it's been dragged out too long, ala Hellgate or Too Human.
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May 7, 2009 2:47:33 PM

I guess the name "Duke Nukem Forever" will best describe how long we will wait for this one to get released... if they tank, they should open the source up to the public and let us complete it!
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May 7, 2009 2:57:06 PM

zingamFinally! Now we could have new Duke Nukem eventually.


Is Duke Nukem Eventually going to be the prequel to Duke Nukem Forever?

At least it sounds more likely to actually be released. ;) 

(yes I'm trying to be funny)

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May 7, 2009 3:07:38 PM

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :( 
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May 7, 2009 3:28:19 PM

That game has been in development since I was in middle school.
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May 7, 2009 3:36:36 PM

I know you guys want to get more hits on your website. But seriously, don't post news like this thats unconfirmed, its irresponsible.

Look I can do it too:

Rumor has it that a meteor the size of Texas is going to slam into earth in 72 hours.

[Update] The meteor that was sighted turned out to be a smudge on the lens of the telescope, no worries.
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May 7, 2009 3:57:28 PM

my god, even with the engine changes and a million other lame excuses there is NO REASON those 71 bugs should not be finished within 2 weeks!
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May 7, 2009 4:00:15 PM

The game is completed. They dont need developement money from take2. Because it's finished. They are getting rid of the level designers. Because the levels are done.

That's the way I read that part.
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May 7, 2009 4:02:54 PM

yea release it to open sourse? which version or should i say which game engine. cause the game engine may be copyrighted and wouldn't be able to go open sourse
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