Monday, September 06, 2010

Smoke'em if you got 'em, Duke Nukem Forever lives!!!

At the Penny Arcade Expo at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, U.S.A. on September 3, 2010, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford revealed a demo of

DUKE NUKEM FOREVER

I shit you not people. Pitchford, who had worked on DNF before he left to found Gearbox in 1999, felt that "Duke can't die", and began work on the game in 2009 in conjunction with newly created outfit Triptych Games.

Apparently when 3DRealms ceased production in DNF due to funding and the now-legendaty legal wrangling with publishers Take Two Interactive, Gearbox Software and Triptych Games continued the game for them through all of 2009 and into 2010. According to George Broussard, 3DRealms head honcho: "Triptych is made up of 9 3DR employees who refused to let the game go and we found a way through the legal maze to keep them working on the game and to keep the game alive. They have been the development force for the last year that's made the game possible. What you see coming from PAX right now is what we originally made at 3DR with polish and additional work by Triptych and assistance from Gearbox."

According to a press release available at DukeNukem.com, Duke Nukem Forever is currently in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. New publisher 2K Games has the exclusive, long-term publishing rights to the game.

Wired.com has a hands on description of the demo which reveals that Duke will be able to drive vehicles an hopefully do other things just like most FPS characters can do nowadays but fears that the game may have been toned down were abated when it was revealed that Duke still urinates and even obtains a blowjob from two young ladies dressed as schoolgirls. Shacknews picks the demo apart with complaints about the engine looking dated and only 3 or 4 enemies are fighting Duke at once but John St. John, the legendary voice of Duke, still sounds great.


Remember, there is no demo, movie or oficially released screenshot yet. Screenshots here are from peoples mobile phones.

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My friends, Pigs have flown.

Sources: Civilian Overseer / Wired / Shacknews / Gearbox / Tryptych

6 comments:

Former Grunt said...

This is a great day. I'm almost crying.

The games industry will lose it's biggest joke ever, even moreso than Daikatana!

Constance said...

I knew it. This story had the stink of the Overseer all over it!

civilian overseer said...

Grunt, crying?, you girl!, I understand, I cried too.

Connie, I note you don't consider my phermones a foul stench. Resistance is futile. ;)

Constance said...

Creedon!!! I DEMAND an "Eye Roll" button!!!!

Colonel Creedon said...

OH FOR LUCAS' SAKE! ALLRIGHT! You have your goddamn Eye-Roll button!

Constance said...

Colonel, your excellent judgement and good sense are most appreciated.

also: Suck it, Bros!