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DNF ''Dances On Line of Decency,'' Cost $30M

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Broussard lost up to $30 million of his own finances in developing Duke Nukem Forever.

Thursday CVG said that Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford wouldn't let the London press film portions of a new Duke Nukem Forever trailer because "it dances on the line of decency." 2K Games made a similar move during Duke's big reveal at PAX 2010, kicking video cameras out of the mini-theater once it began showing another trailer.

"We don't want our friends at Take-Two to be punished by our creativity," Pitchford told the press, adding that the ESRB and PEGI would likely not approve of the clip's showing. According to CVG, the trailer contained bare breasts, strippers and poles, g-strings, gratuitous swearing, and a giant alien getting sacked in the family jewels by Duke himself. "Oh, and Duke being pleasured by two women at once," reads the report.

Pitchford also said that ex-3D Realms boss George Broussard lost "20 to 30 million dollars" of his own pocket money thanks to the extensive development on the Duke Nukem sequel He recalled the day back in May 2009 when news of 3D Realms' closure hit the Internet, saying that it sucked being in Dallas because many of his friends suddenly lost their jobs.

"I spoke to George Broussard and he said, 'Randy, this is the worst days of my life' but you could hear in his voice there was more," he said. "This was 12 years of his life--try and imagine what you've achieved in 12 years. Gearbox has made 15 games in that time."

He added that Broussard wasn't poor by any means, however Duke Nukem Forever took its toll on his personal finances. "I don't care who you are, that's a hell of a lot of money," he said. "He was committed to Duke to the point of insanity... and now Duke was dead. He decided he would rather have it burn than have a bad version of the game come out."

Broussard is still involved with the project, however it's unknown as to what extent. The game is finally due to arrive in 2011.

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    Travis Beane , October 8, 2010 8:40 AM
    Articlebare breasts, strippers and poles, g-strings, gratuitous swearing, and a giant alien getting sacked in the family jewels by Duke himself. "Oh, and Duke being pleasured by two women at once,"

    Sold!
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    eusebe , October 8, 2010 8:14 AM
    ""We don't want our friends at Take-Two to be punished by our creativity," Pitchford told the press, adding that the ESRB and PEGI would likely not approve of the clip's showing. According to CVG, the trailer contained bare breasts, strippers and poles, g-strings, gratuitous swearing, and a giant alien getting sacked in the family jewels by Duke himself. "Oh, and Duke being pleasured by two women at once," reads the report."

    I hope there will be a European version... with all of these :-D

    Plus, it should be time that there are more ADULT games (not porn, but not for kids)... there were some games "the Witcher" is a good example
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    back_by_demand , October 8, 2010 11:08 AM
    I think they let it not get filmed for the decency issue, but as long as they slap an "18" sticker on the box then I could care less if it contains hard-core midget and horse porn.

    Just release the damn game already!
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    eusebe , October 8, 2010 8:14 AM
    ""We don't want our friends at Take-Two to be punished by our creativity," Pitchford told the press, adding that the ESRB and PEGI would likely not approve of the clip's showing. According to CVG, the trailer contained bare breasts, strippers and poles, g-strings, gratuitous swearing, and a giant alien getting sacked in the family jewels by Duke himself. "Oh, and Duke being pleasured by two women at once," reads the report."

    I hope there will be a European version... with all of these :-D

    Plus, it should be time that there are more ADULT games (not porn, but not for kids)... there were some games "the Witcher" is a good example
  • 23 Hide
    Travis Beane , October 8, 2010 8:40 AM
    Articlebare breasts, strippers and poles, g-strings, gratuitous swearing, and a giant alien getting sacked in the family jewels by Duke himself. "Oh, and Duke being pleasured by two women at once,"

    Sold!
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    back_by_demand , October 8, 2010 11:08 AM
    I think they let it not get filmed for the decency issue, but as long as they slap an "18" sticker on the box then I could care less if it contains hard-core midget and horse porn.

    Just release the damn game already!
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    zak_mckraken , October 8, 2010 1:11 PM
    I'd like to be able to talk of the fact that I lost 30 millions dollars without, you know... hanging from a bridge.
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    hoof_hearted , October 8, 2010 1:13 PM
    Where can I prepurchase?
  • 8 Hide
    Camikazi , October 8, 2010 1:18 PM
    eusebe""We don't want our friends at Take-Two to be punished by our creativity," Pitchford told the press, adding that the ESRB and PEGI would likely not approve of the clip's showing. According to CVG, the trailer contained bare breasts, strippers and poles, g-strings, gratuitous swearing, and a giant alien getting sacked in the family jewels by Duke himself. "Oh, and Duke being pleasured by two women at once," reads the report."

    Yep, this sounds like my kind of game, release it already!
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    warezme , October 8, 2010 1:48 PM
    It wouldn't be Duke Nukem if it didn't include all the gratuitous jiggling and I wouldn't buy it. I was disappointed when shooting nazi dogs was taken out of Doom and I love dogs. It is just a game people, it is supposed to be fun and appeal to your inner need to rage and desire to act out. It is therapy.
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    theoutbound , October 8, 2010 4:22 PM
    30 million and they couldn't get this game released in over a decade. Was 3D Realms only paying for thousands of strippers for "mocap data" all this time?
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    dark_knight33 , October 8, 2010 4:29 PM
    theoutbound30 million and they couldn't get this game released in over a decade. Was 3D Realms only paying for thousands of strippers for "mocap data" all this time?


    Research, research, research! Can you hardly blame them? Still any guy who's willing to reach into his own pocket and put it all on the line for his vision has my respect, and if he had gotten in out on time, my $50. ;-) Now somebody else will get the sale :( 
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    gm0n3y , October 8, 2010 5:23 PM
    "He was committed to Duke to the point of insanity... and now Duke was dead. He decided he would rather have it burn than have a bad version of the game come out."

    Wow, if that level of dedication to quality is true, this game should be epically good. Assuming it ever gets released.
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    eddieroolz , October 8, 2010 5:36 PM
    Since I have absolutely no interest in DNF, I'll say this out loud -

    It serves him right. He should've released the damn game instead of waiting for 12 years. Yes, dedicated, I realize so, but there's a line at which point dedication becomes insanity.
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    rasagul , October 8, 2010 7:09 PM
    I think they let it not get filmed for the decency issue, but as long as they slap an "18" sticker on the box then I could care less if it contains hard-core midget and horse porn.

    Is the midget a man or a woman?
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    vgdarkstar , October 8, 2010 7:32 PM
    hoof_heartedWhere can I prepurchase?


    Amazon.com - I did two days ago :D 
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    back_by_demand , October 8, 2010 9:07 PM
    rasagulIs the midget a man or a woman?

    A man, and he's doing the horse
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    mdillenbeck , October 8, 2010 9:24 PM
    back_by_demandI think they let it not get filmed for the decency issue, but as long as they slap an "18" sticker on the box then I could care less if it contains hard-core midget and horse porn.Just release the damn game already!

    Sadly, slap "18" on it and many retailers won't carry it - meaning it won't make a profit (if that's even possible at this point).

    My point isn't to edit the game, its to get more retailers to carry more adult (not porn) games.
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    mdillenbeck , October 8, 2010 9:27 PM
    dark_knight33Research, research, research! Can you hardly blame them? Still any guy who's willing to reach into his own pocket and put it all on the line for his vision has my respect, and if he had gotten in out on time, my $50. ;-) Now somebody else will get the sale

    30 million in research? That's a lot of strip club jiggle physics research... but it is less than $7000 a day...
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    someguynamedmatt , October 8, 2010 9:49 PM
    God, how many engines have they gone through since development began on this? Heck, this was still being made when I bought my Radeon X600 HyperMemory... I think...
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    f-gomes , October 8, 2010 11:31 PM
    someguynamedmattGod, how many engines have they gone through since development began on this? Heck, this was still being made when I bought my Radeon X600 HyperMemory... I think...


    Man, you're beeing very polite. Development started way before the days of the X600.
    When they announced this game was to be developed, I was running my Riva 128.
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    Deadstick50 , October 9, 2010 4:08 AM
    If the clip cant be dl'd on torrent...it never happened! Show me the trailer they dont want taped and just maybe I will believe it!
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    dEAne , October 9, 2010 6:25 AM
    I will try this one.