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VIDEO: Duke Nukem Forever Date, Live Footage

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A release date appears on GameStop and Amazon while Gearbox reveals more live footage from the upcoming Duke Nukem sequel.

Recently Gearbox Software revealed that forever doesn't necessarily mean forever, as the company showed that development on Duke Nukem Forever was coming to a close during PAX 2010. Long-term Duke fans who patiently waited thirteen years for the sequel finally received hands-on gameplay or watched the big reveal via 2K Games' streaming event. Even more, eager fans learned that the game would finally arrive in “early” 2011.

Now retailers such as Amazon and GameStop are listing Duke Nukem Forever with a release date of Tuesday, February 1, 2010. The date reflects the typical North American distribution process for console and PC games, releasing most of the week's new titles on Tuesday. However the date doesn't necessarily mean it's etched in gold-- a Gearbox representative even stated that any currently listed date is merely used as a placeholder.

Last week brought reports that a Gearbox forum member named “fresch” was currently re-making the original Duke Nukem 3D PC game using Epic's Unreal Engine 3. Called Duke Nukem Next-Gen, the game is receiving a major graphic overhaul with highly detailed textures and additional architecture. Footage from the newly-updated opening rooftop scene can be seen over on YouTube here.

In addition to the possible release date, Monday also brought new Duke Nukem Forever video footage from a live demo conducted at the Firstlook gaming convention in Amsterdam. The demo shows Duke taking a rather lengthy leak, playing with the bathroom faucets, drawing and erasing on a marker board, grabbing the Devastator and "duking" it out with a Cycloid Emperor in a football stadium again, and more. The clip--seen below--also contains a rather numerous ending, indicating that Duke may be a console gamer.

Duke Nukem Forever Amsterdam Footage

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    BulkZerker , October 4, 2010 4:57 PM
    Well its about damn time! Here I figured by the time they release the game duke would be looking for viagra instead of healthkits.
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2010 4:55 PM
    there is an issue with the date:

    Now retailers such as Amazon and GameStop are listing Duke Nukem Forever with a release date of Tuesday, February 1, 2010.

    LOL!
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    tommysch , October 4, 2010 5:04 PM
    I adopting the same thinking as if it was a blizzard game...
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2010 4:55 PM
    there is an issue with the date:

    Now retailers such as Amazon and GameStop are listing Duke Nukem Forever with a release date of Tuesday, February 1, 2010.

    LOL!
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    BulkZerker , October 4, 2010 4:57 PM
    Well its about damn time! Here I figured by the time they release the game duke would be looking for viagra instead of healthkits.
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    borisof007 , October 4, 2010 4:59 PM
    Yeah isn't that supposed to be 2/1/2011?

    Otherwise, I'll still not believe it until I hold it in my hands.
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    liquidblue , October 4, 2010 5:02 PM
    Let's Rock!
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    tommysch , October 4, 2010 5:04 PM
    I adopting the same thinking as if it was a blizzard game...
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    vincenz0 , October 4, 2010 5:05 PM
    very nice preview
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    sceen311 , October 4, 2010 5:06 PM
    call me if/when it's released till then... Me Caring = 0
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    Warsaw , October 4, 2010 5:11 PM
    For all you non-believers in the Duke, you better watch your A$$e$. Duke does not forgive when you DON'T bet on him! Anyways though, extremely glad this game is coming out. Waiting those 13 long and grueling years has been too much for mankind.
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    2real , October 4, 2010 5:15 PM
    ALWAYS BET ON DUKE

    preorder this game NOW
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    SirGCal , October 4, 2010 5:17 PM
    Now retailers such as Amazon and GameStop are listing Duke Nukem Forever with a release date of Tuesday, February 1, 2010.

    Hu? I agree with Borisof007... Shouldn't you mean 2011?
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    ScrewySqrl , October 4, 2010 5:30 PM
    Feb 1 2010?

    Did they steal a DeLorean or something?

    I think that's a typo :-)
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    waikano , October 4, 2010 5:31 PM
    I might buy this only because of loads of fun I have had with watching this one come and go. Balls of Steel!
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    onebadvate , October 4, 2010 5:35 PM
    It's time to kick a$$ and chew bubble gum...but I'm all out of gum.
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    LePhuronn , October 4, 2010 5:42 PM
    Duke Nukem vs Chuck Norris?
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    sportsfanboy , October 4, 2010 5:45 PM
    Last gen graphics, but it's the duke, so I'll play it anyway, lol
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    Non-Euclidean , October 4, 2010 5:58 PM
    I never played and of the DN games. They look uber cool though.
    I love the attitude of the game.
    Does anyone have any recommendations on which I should start with?

    I am not overly anal about graphics, and wouldn't cry like a bitch
    playing the older games if the gameplay seems good.
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    WarraWarra , October 4, 2010 6:00 PM
    Damn it actually looks like a game worth purchasing as compared to all the other useless junk in the last 5 years, seems playable as well.
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    Regulas , October 4, 2010 6:06 PM
    The video was OK when we didn't have to listen to the potty mouth turd of an announcer. I will have to wait and see if they can live up to the hype they are creating.
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    alchemy69 , October 4, 2010 6:11 PM
    Being released is the worse thing that could ever happen to DNF. Remember Dai Katana?
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    wikiwikiwhat , October 4, 2010 6:14 PM
    This game is going to be well worth it, especially if you have a console. If you have a console, graphics haven't been superb. COD:BO still looks like COD4. Gears of War still looks...well...who cares. Halo Reach still looks like Halo 2. Duke Nukem, while not original, hasn't shown his BA mug in quite awhile so he will be very welcomed, in this pansy-filled FPS genre. The king is returning.
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