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Duke Nukem Forever: Close to Completion?

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According to 3D Realms CEO George Broussard, the Duke Nukem Forever development team hit another "milestone"

Duke Nukem (it’ll take) Forever has been in the works for a very long time. While most of us have long since given up on the game (and put the possibility of Duke Nukem Forever up there with the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause), those of you still looking for that one piece of news that justifies the shred of hope you so desperately cling to need look no further; this should tide you over for the next couple of years.

The Duke Nukem Forever team have apparently hit another milestone in production. According to 3DRealms' CEO George Broussard, the company passed another milestone last week. While Broussard didn’t say which milestone had been passed he did say that the team had roughly “71 more tasks to do” and that they had started with probably 800 to 900.

Before anyone starts hyperventilating, let's rain on the parade. We’re not about to get excited about these Tweets. Don’t forget, Duke Nukem is but one title that 3DRealms is working on and these status updates could be referring to any one of the other games 3DRealms has on its to-do list, like Prey 2. Still, it’s nice to dream.

Click here to follow Broussard on Twitter. That's if you have a Twitter account, which none of you do, by the sounds of things.

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    trevorvdw , April 22, 2009 4:25 PM
    TheCapuletWhat's twitter?


    Its a site used by twits.
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    kelbo , April 22, 2009 3:41 PM
    you wanna dance??
    shake it baby...
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    Dreasconse , April 22, 2009 3:47 PM
    71 more? So another 2 years?
    And what happens when they have to rewrite the graphics engine again?
    Or did they rent the Cryengine so that it will never be able to run at highest settings?
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  • 15 Hide
    kelbo , April 22, 2009 3:41 PM
    you wanna dance??
    shake it baby...
  • 14 Hide
    Dreasconse , April 22, 2009 3:47 PM
    71 more? So another 2 years?
    And what happens when they have to rewrite the graphics engine again?
    Or did they rent the Cryengine so that it will never be able to run at highest settings?
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    ricardok , April 22, 2009 3:48 PM
    Oh god, oh god!! Forever is coming.

    Er. Well, we all live up to see if we live forever, but I really don't think DKF will live up to the hype we had going since forever (I hear that story every year or so, so I'm not really expecting the game).
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    turboflame , April 22, 2009 3:50 PM
    In b4 another delay. The game's never coming out and we should accept this.
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    aqteh , April 22, 2009 3:55 PM
    What are you waiting for? Christmas?
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    JimmiG , April 22, 2009 4:03 PM
    The game will never be completed. Every time they get anywhere near completion, the engine they used has become so outdated that they need to switch and start over. They'll also need to replace all the original 256x256 16bit textures designed for the Voodoo2 with new, high resolution ones, redo all the 100-polygon models and update all the other artwork.
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    chaosgs , April 22, 2009 4:10 PM
    After this long it better end up game of the year for 5 years straight if it actually releases. It was an amazing game i loved it more than anything. I bet they actually release it within a year. If so i will be the first to buy it.

    Time to kick ass and chew bubble gum and im all outta gum
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    NuclearShadow , April 22, 2009 4:15 PM
    If there is only one thing certain in this chaotic world we live in its don't bet on Duke. I will not believe anything said about the development of this game until its on a store shelf and even then I will have to rub my eyes to make sure I am not hallucinating and pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming.
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    Spanky Deluxe , April 22, 2009 4:23 PM
    Hmmm... if they originally had 900 tasks and now only have 71 tasks left then that means they've accomplished 829 tasks since development started. Lets assume that development started in April 1997 when it was first announced. That's 829 tasks in 12 years. So 69.1 tasks per year. So, if they carry on at the rate they've been going, they could release maybe Summer 2010. :-P
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    chaosgs , April 22, 2009 4:23 PM
    http://www.ventriloharassment.org/71-80.htm

    Funniest website ever, LMAO.
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    trevorvdw , April 22, 2009 4:25 PM
    TheCapuletWhat's twitter?


    Its a site used by twits.
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    waikano , April 22, 2009 4:25 PM
    Who needs Twitter when you can get Jane@Tom's Hardware?
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    tommysch , April 22, 2009 4:28 PM
    The useless facebook crap is enough for me, so no twitter account and I wish this site will go down.

    But I dont think the game engine is compatible with vista, maybe on XP with the 98SE compatibility enabled.
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    grieve , April 22, 2009 4:28 PM
    lol this is taken from the site...
    http://www.3drealms.com/duke4/

    "" The release date of this game is "When it's done". Anything else, and we mean anything else is someone's speculation. There is no date. We don't know any date. If you have a friend who claims they have "inside info", or there's some game news site, or some computer store at the mall who claims they know - they do not. They are making it up. There is no date. Period. ""
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    rooket , April 22, 2009 4:33 PM
    71 more tasks, sounds like 71 years to me :) 
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    wikiwikiwhat , April 22, 2009 4:39 PM
    grievelol this is taken from the site...http://www.3drealms.com/duke4/"" The release date of this game is "When it's done". Anything else, and we mean anything else is someone's speculation. There is no date. We don't know any date. If you have a friend who claims they have "inside info", or there's some game news site, or some computer store at the mall who claims they know - they do not. They are making it up. There is no date. Period. ""


    That is too awesome. Seriously though, why has it been so long. I have a theory. Gameplay mechanics, thats what was so special about Duke in the first place. Once they have that setup they just plug it into a game engine (take your pick, crytek, epic, id). This game better have some freakin' awesome MP though.
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    JMcEntegart , April 22, 2009 4:39 PM
    waikanoWho needs Twitter when you can get Jane@Tom's Hardware?


    I don't even know what to take from this one...
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    waikano , April 22, 2009 4:48 PM
    JMcEntegartI don't even know what to take from this one...


    Take it from me...it's meant in good taste, nothing more than a compliment about you and Tom's although still a little miffed about "Second Take" boys.
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    FHDelux , April 22, 2009 4:48 PM
    71 tasks to reach a milestone. How many milestones until Beta, thats what i want to know.
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