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Duke Nukem Shows Up, on Facebook

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New screenshots for Duke Nukem Forever have appeared on Facebook.

In an effort to keep the dream alive, Scott Miller of 3D Realms has created a Duke Nukem Facebook page here (RealDukenukem). Unfortunately, the page doesn't really have anything to offer outside a new set of screenshots uploaded just last night (outside a few old ones). It's unknown whether this new batch stems from the continued development, or remnants from the previous batch released after the termination of the Duke Nukem Forever development team. Nevertheless, they're a good indication that Duke Nukem Forever won't go away anytime soon.

As for other Duke Nukem titles, it was recently announced that Duke Nukem 3D was ported in its entirety over to the iPhone, and is expected to hit the App Store soon. The Duke Nukem Trilogy is also expected to see a release soon, this summer according to Apogee Software, bringing three episodes to the PSP and Nintendo DS: Critical Mass, Chain Reaction, and Proving Grounds. Another Duke Nukem title, "Duke Begins," was supposedly in development at a "well-known studio," however Take-Two halted its development back in April.

Despite all the legal hoopla with Take-Two Interactive, the 3D Realms website still lists Duke Nukem Forever under its Games (in development)" section. The company previously said that it is continuing its work on the game, as it has for almost twelve years. Granted the new shots offer a glimmer of hope to those of us waiting for the game for over a decade, it stands to question--despite all the technical jargon--why the competitors have managed to create sequel upon sequel (Quake, Doom, Unreal, etc), and 3D Realms is still working on one game. One. Game.

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    Greg_77 , July 14, 2009 10:36 PM
    Boy, if that game comes out it better be the best one ever made or someone will have to explain what they did over the past twelve years...
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    grieve , July 14, 2009 10:36 PM
    "those of us waiting for the game for over a decade"

    I think that sums it up... Duke is not comming back.

    On a side note... Why has toms been loading so damn slow lately (2 weeks?)
    Seriously, i have tried different browsers, different PC's and different service providers (home and work).

    WTF is wrong with this site? ITS SO SLOW IM GOING TO QUIT COMMING HERE!!!
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    Greg_77 , July 14, 2009 10:36 PM
    Boy, if that game comes out it better be the best one ever made or someone will have to explain what they did over the past twelve years...
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    apache_lives , July 14, 2009 11:06 PM
    :'( 
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    spongebob , July 14, 2009 11:16 PM
    After a decade of waiting, I'm almost hoping it doesn't ever come out. It would be the death of an epic vaporware legend.
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    rooket , July 14, 2009 11:21 PM
    grieve"those of us waiting for the game for over a decade"I think that sums it up... Duke is not comming back.On a side note... Why has toms been loading so damn slow lately (2 weeks?) Seriously, i have tried different browsers, different PC's and different service providers (home and work). WTF is wrong with this site? ITS SO SLOW IM GOING TO QUIT COMMING HERE!!!


    I'm guessing one of two things. Your computer is loaded with spyware or your internet connection sucks.
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    fulle , July 14, 2009 11:27 PM
    Anyone remember Prey?

    It started development (as some rough concepts) back in 1995, and wasn't released until November 2006! But, was a success in the end, selling over a million copies.

    Prey was a decent FPS, but nothing amazing. I'm glad the game was made, since I'm not sure Portal would have came out if it wasn't for some slight Prey influence, and it didn't really do anything amazing on the tech side, just using iD Tech4 as its engine, but whatever... Prey eventually was released as a pretty polished finished product, that was fun and sold copies.

    With something like a Duke Nukem game, I'm not sure how they could screw it up to the point where it wouldn't sell copies. It just seems like the developers have lost direction and don't know how their going to tie things into a finished product. When they eventually do, I actually have confidence it will be a decent and fun product, that will make a lot of money.

    I just don't expect anything for a while on this one. If I had to guess, I'd say 4 years (yes, I pulled that out of my bottom)... but, never seems unlikely with so much potential for profit on this IP.
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    p00dl3_h3r0 , July 14, 2009 11:57 PM
    fulle...I'm not sure how they could screw it up to the point where it wouldn't sell copies.


    Apparently all it takes is launching a game that forces everyone to play multiplayer through a crappy internet connection while taking away their LAN capability.
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    rigaudio , July 15, 2009 1:33 AM
    Duke Nukem is the Paris Hilton of video games: if we ignore them, they'll go away.
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    ravenware , July 15, 2009 6:18 AM
    spongebobAfter a decade of waiting, I'm almost hoping it doesn't ever come out. It would be the death of an epic vaporware legend.

    Total disagreement.

    All criticisms aside I would fake illness with my employer or schedule vacation days at the mere mention of its release.
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    asdf634 , July 15, 2009 11:22 AM
    fulle, just so you know Prey was made with the Doom 3 engine...
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    chainreaction , July 15, 2009 11:27 AM
    p00dl3_h3r0Apparently all it takes is launching a game that forces everyone to play multiplayer through a crappy internet connection while taking away their LAN capability.


    I wish every one would boycott blizzard and activision because of that descision. Plus LAN is the sole reason for starcraft. Its like basket ball with out a ball. It just doesn't work.
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    chainreaction , July 15, 2009 11:54 AM
    They should mention a release date on the first of April 2010.... Then let every one know the whole game was just a joke on the 2nd of april.
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    nirvanabah , July 15, 2009 1:47 PM
    chainreactionI wish every one would boycott blizzard and activision because of that descision. Plus LAN is the sole reason for starcraft. Its like basket ball with out a ball. It just doesn't work.


    Fail. B.Net > LAN anyday. Dunno why you wouldn't want to face a wider range of people/competition.
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    cracklint , July 15, 2009 2:06 PM
    3d realms had good intentions with the "when its done" release date. I think they were shooting for the best game ever bar, however, they were completely naive to think that other developers were sitting on their thumbs and creating crap. Also they couldn't have imagined that consoles would actually deliver comparable graphics to pc's. This continually increased the bar that they could never reach. Every business or team has to set goals to succeed, those goals need to have time frames, especially in a commercial business. I remeber when the quake 2 engine images came out, had they completed a quality game within about 9 months of when those images first surfaced, they could probably have pleased the fans and got a good return on their investment.
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    grieve , July 15, 2009 2:48 PM
    rooketI'm guessing one of two things. Your computer is loaded with spyware or your internet connection sucks.

    HMMM, you must not have read what i wrote...

    ""i have tried different browsers, different PC's and different service providers (home and work). ""

    To be more specific... on XP, Vista and 7. Firefox, IE8 and 7... Work Ethernet, and my home internet. Actually, now that i think about it, its slow as hell on my Iphone too.

    Furthermore, I’ve been a computer tech for some 10 years… I’m not computer illiterate, thx.
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    grieve , July 15, 2009 2:49 PM
    Coincidentally…. Today it seems to be running normal again, after two weeks of hell.
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    v-man , July 15, 2009 2:56 PM
    asdf634fulle, just so you know Prey was made with the Doom 3 engine...

    FYI - ID4 = Doom 3 engine...
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    eyemaster , July 15, 2009 3:22 PM
    Duke needs to be forgotten. I'm tired of hearing / seeing it.
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    Parrdacc , July 15, 2009 4:46 PM
    So Duke Nukem has a Faciebook page. WHERES THE GAME!!!
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    Ridik876 , July 15, 2009 6:50 PM
    rigaudioDuke Nukem is the Paris Hilton of video games: if we ignore them, they'll go away.


    Hahahahahahahah!
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