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Duke Nukem Forever May Show Up at PAX today

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 69 comments

2K Games may reveal the long, long, long, long-awaited shooter at PAX 2010.

Alright, so we've seen "showings" of Duke Nukem Forever before--new screenshots and videos that seemingly promised that the game's launch date was just around the corner. That's how the game was saved from becoming 100-percent vaporware--by offering fans a taste of actual gameplay.

But all that came crashing down when 3D Realms disbanded last year. The game went under lock and key, entering development limbo after residing in the hands of its creators for over ten years. It was uncertain if the infamous "project" would ever see the light of day again.

However last month brought rumors that Gearbox had taken over the Duke Nukem Forever project, adding to the studio's other Duke-related project, Duke Begins. Gearbox bossman Randy Pitchford apparently also hinted that something big was coming to the PAX 2010 event.

Thursday night publisher 2K Games echoed Pitchford's hint, teasing that "something big is going to happen at the 2K Games Booth this PAX." The comment can also be found on 2K Game's USTREAM page, ready for Friday's PAX 2010 video stream. The event takes place at 10AM PST / 1PM EST.

With that said, Duke Nukem Forever is rumored to be the big PAX 2010 showstopper. The game will supposedly get a "grand demo," and will reveal that Gearbox is building upon what 3D Realms already created rather than starting from scratch.

But will the publisher really show Duke Nukem Forever? It's possible. 2K Games has dumped a lot of time and money into the project, and probably wants to see a bit of closure (not to mention revenue based on the 10+ years of hype alone).

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    flacoman3 , September 3, 2010 6:06 PM
    Duke Nukem, the first game to innovate and include flushable toilets.
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    blurr91 , September 3, 2010 6:19 PM
    I'll believe it when the game itself is on the shelf of a retail store.
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    ram1009 , September 3, 2010 7:06 PM
    rocky1234From what I remember of the game trailer that was shown here about a month back I hope that the swearing it takin out of the game as I remeber Duke saying the F word a few times & lets face it there is no need for Duke to have to say the f word to make his sayings funny.


    I suggest you return to HALO and leave the adult games to adults.
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    partytime , September 3, 2010 6:05 PM
    Shake it baby!
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    flacoman3 , September 3, 2010 6:06 PM
    Duke Nukem, the first game to innovate and include flushable toilets.
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    adikos , September 3, 2010 6:12 PM
    old news, it already has shown up there according to kotaku.

    looks pretty good.

    edit: wow really voted down for saying that it was already being shown on other sites? wow, lots of lazy people.

    http://kotaku.com/5629655/your-first-look-at-duke-nukem-forever-in-action
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    blurr91 , September 3, 2010 6:19 PM
    I'll believe it when the game itself is on the shelf of a retail store.
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    g00fysmiley , September 3, 2010 6:21 PM
    on the one hand it better not slowdown development for borderlands 2 or more DLC... that said if it does not I'll be happily trying to get me a copy :D 
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    Trialsking , September 3, 2010 6:30 PM
    g00fysmileyon the one hand it better not slowdown development for borderlands 2 or more DLC... that said if it does not I'll be happily trying to get me a copy



    Yeah more Borderland will be cool!
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    xaero1ne , September 3, 2010 6:35 PM
    Even tho this game has been delayed in to never never land for so long,
    i'd still buy a copy when it comes out
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    vonarx , September 3, 2010 6:36 PM
    The game was officially confirmed around the same time that toms posted this.
    Link:
    http://kotaku.com/5628894/its-official-duke-nukem-forever-coming-from-gearbox-software
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    kilthas_th , September 3, 2010 6:41 PM
    So starts the long and winding road toward bankruptcy for Gearbox... (just kidding! I hope!)

    Seriously, though, does anyone who played the original really pine for a new Duke Nukem game? While the original game was certainly a shock to the system, the property is just IP at this point, and while it remains to be seen, the only innovation Duke appears to have gained is the ability to survive over a decade of development hell.
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    digitalgriffin , September 3, 2010 6:41 PM
    I hope they hired all the original developers fro 3DR, or this will be a disaster.
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    thesmokingman14 , September 3, 2010 6:42 PM
    Insert witty comment in order to win that SUPER AWESOME RIG from Tom's Hardware!!!! :) 
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    excidium , September 3, 2010 6:42 PM
    rocky1234From what I remember of the game trailer that was shown here about a month back I hope that the swearing it takin out of the game as I remeber Duke saying the F word a few times & lets face it there is no need for Duke to have to say the f word to make his sayings funny.


    Have you played the first one? If there is gaming character in gaming history that deserves to drop a few F-bombs here and there.. its Duke!
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    NotYetRated , September 3, 2010 6:49 PM
    Duke Nuken:Taking Forever should be the new title. Hopefully they are finally out of bubble gum and are ready to kick some arse.
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    NotYetRated , September 3, 2010 6:50 PM
    excidiumHave you played the first one? If there is gaming character in gaming history that deserves to drop a few F-bombs here and there.. its Duke!


    /agreed. Duke without the language would simply not be Duke.
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    ivan_chess , September 3, 2010 6:59 PM
    I wouldn't exactly call it "10+ years of hype". More like the butt of every game developer joke since 1999.
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    haramir , September 3, 2010 7:06 PM
    Wow, so the game might *actually* get released? Assuming, of course, that there are no more setbacks. Nothing like that could possibly happen now, could it? COULD IT?
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    ram1009 , September 3, 2010 7:06 PM
    rocky1234From what I remember of the game trailer that was shown here about a month back I hope that the swearing it takin out of the game as I remeber Duke saying the F word a few times & lets face it there is no need for Duke to have to say the f word to make his sayings funny.


    I suggest you return to HALO and leave the adult games to adults.
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    gmarsack , September 3, 2010 7:08 PM
    Duke Nukem - "Your the inspiration for birth control."

    Loved those taunts Duke would give in a network match. :) 
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    Doommaker , September 3, 2010 7:08 PM
    NotYetRatedDuke Nuken:Taking Forever should be the new title. Hopefully they are finally out of bubble gum and are ready to kick some arse.


    I'm here to waste your time and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of gum.
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