Duke Nukem: The Once & Future King?

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Zazubovich

Will that little dude with the long hair try to make us "suck it" all over again in the twentyteens?

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strangelove9

First of all, the article talks about Duke's one-liners as innovative. They were. Back then.

There are at least two other game characters, that I can think of, who filled the void after Duke Nukem with various jokes: Serious Sam and Postal Dude.

Serious Sam even poked fun at Duke, with one of the characters saying, at some point "Man, we've been waiting for that blond guy to come and rescue us... forever!"

Also, whenever I look at Duke Nukem, I can only think "Billy Idol with sunglasses"....

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dankirk

The only game I'm really waiting for is HL3.  Maybe they'll be interviewing Gabe next week...

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cpuking2010

Of having a subscription to max pc magazine if all the articles are released on here the same day I get the magazine, and the ads are less intrusive online?

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arch20002013

Thats why I cancelled my subscription a while ago.  Saw no point in seeing the article online around the same time as I got the magazine.  Love the job Maximum PC does, even joined their folding team.

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Mighty BOB!

Yeah I've been wondering that myself.. same with my Popular Science subscription.

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Nickompoop

I keep my subscription because there are more reviews in the magazine, more features, and it's more convientiant to not have to turn on my computer to look up a specific product that MaxPC reviewed.

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aCi11i3s

The hype from this game is lonnngggg gone, and I simply do not care anymore about a tuff cool guy with one liners, going around killing aliens.  Yes it was an awesome game, but the window for another sequel is past in my opinion.  I mean it's been almost 15 years, and now we are supossed to be excited.  Take a lesson from Blizzard and release current content, and keep it coming.  Stop trying to copy Valve like they have with the HL series.  By the time they release that sequel, no one will care about it either.  Hate to be negative, but Duke is all I have been seeing, and I and many others in the gaming community could care less.

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mesiah

What in the hell are you talking about? Are you just typing to see your words in print? What you just wrote has to be the most idiotic thing I have seen today. First, take a lesson from Blizzard and release current content? Could you have have picked a worse example to bash Duke with? Blizzard has the most ridiculously long development cycles of any game producer. It was 12 years between the last SC expansion and the release of SC2. Diablo II came out in 2000 and they have been teasing us with tidbits of info about Diablo 3 for years. So please, get off Blizzard's nuts, because their track record when it comes to releasing games in a timely fashion is almost at the bottom of the list, right above 3D realms. Blizz releases games when they are good and ready, which apparently takes about 12 years.

And as for copying valve... I'm pretty sure it would be the other way around if you are referring to a game taking a long time to release. Hopefully you weren't referring to anything else because Duke and Gordon Freeman are about as similar as fire and ice.

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Fr0gg0

The ones that dont care are Halo, Modern Warfare etc. fanboys that like sucky games.

I guess you're one of them.

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Spirrwell

The hype is not gone. I know I haven't been waiting as long as you most likely have, I found out about Duke3D and the sequel when I was four, (ten years ago) I played with my brothers, it to me, is the greatest game of all time. Duke3D will always be a great piece of history. Some of my friends even know Duke, and they're waiting for the sequel. Even with people that I've introduced Duke to over the years, they loved it. Also, they aren't copying Valve... I mean, if Valve even had one choice in Duke's production and they copied Valve's choice, Duke would be worst fucking disappointment on the face of the Earth. Valve SUCKS, you can't compare it to 3DR or Gearbox. I care about the sequel, and always will, proving your theory that nobody will care about it when it's released has been proven wrong. That's completely ridiculous. There's many of us that browse the Gearbox and the Duke4.net forums that love Duke. Duke4.net's forums has 1,623 members, that's over one thousand Duke followers. That would mean that there would also be more people out there that like Duke. I care, and just because you don't, that doesn't mean everybody else doesn't either.

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Cy-Kill

Why is it, that when there's talk about DNF, they always and only refer back to DN3D, forgetting that there were two previous games..?!

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Spirrwell

Duke Nukem Forever is the sequel to Duke Nukem 3D, and even if that weren't the case, they're the only two alike Duke games, both are 3D first person shooters.

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Skrýmir

Tons of former 3D Realms employees say that They were never actively developing DNF, that they spent most of their days browsing the forums before they made Prey. That the video they did at E3 was not ingame footage but a Scripted Cutscene they botched to make the investors money keep flowing in. They were never Actively developing the game and that is why the game was never released. 3D Realms made asses of themselves when their investors finally got fed up, now George is a fat lying piece of shit because you shouldn't be bitching when YOU FAIL TO DELIVER ON A JOB THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE OVER 10 YEARS AGO! At least Gearbox is trying to fix YOUR MISTAKE GEORGE! At least Gearbox is trying to redeem pre-orders on a game that was supposed to be out OVER A DECADE AGO! It doesn't change the fact that DNF is going to be a generic boring shooter WITH TITS! Just like the ORIGINAL! Don't waste your money on DNF, save it for Portal 2, and Deus Ex: The Human Revolution.

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Fr0gg0

I see that you can predict the future and knows everything about games that are gonna be released. How the HELL do you know that portal 2 or deus ex will be good? I hope they will suck so you will feel ashamed and cry a bit. (Well, i dont hope that Deus Ex will suck, but Portal i could care less about.)

 

So.. shut the fuck up until then, please.

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Spirrwell

George isn't a liar, if he were, Gearbox wouldn't be backing him you jackass, and you say Gearbox is cleaning up his mess, which would imply that Gearbox is better than he is, if that were the case then that would mean Gearbox is a liar too in your eyes. Also, if no work was done before other than a cutscene, then Take 2 would have never agreed to be a publisher in the first place. I'm a modder with quite a bit of programming experience, I know how things work. I have an idea to be an indie game developer myself someday, so I would need to study such things. More, you said "DNF is going to be a generic boring shooter WITH TITS! Just like the ORIGINAL! " If that's the case, you must have never played Duke Nukem 3D, or have never played it online, it was no generic boring shooter. It's one of my most favorite games to date, and I'm a fourteen year old, I'm a part of the modern gaming world. I'd prefer to go online to play some guy on Duke Nukem 3D any day than play Call of Duty, Halo, or whatever. Those games suck ass. Bottom line, you haven't been following Duke Nukem day by day, or else you'd have a little more respect for Duke.

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whitneymr

Forget your meds this morning?

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straightawaykid

I love Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition, and I'm still playing it on my Athlon XP2700 A7N8X with XP.  I always liked Duke's dry comments as he kicks ass.  Guess I can upgrade now. 

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Scandata

I was thrilled to see that Duke is (once again) back from the dead. Your article implies that Duke 3D is the last release in the franchise, with no mention of the 2002 3D Realms release "Manahttan Project." Was this not considered an official Duke Nukem release? Granted, there have been other, smaller DN releases available for consoles, hand helds, and cell phones, but Manhattan Project is the only follow-up that's Windows compatible, a common thread shared with its predecessor. And adding to its credibility,  Manhattan Project was just released for XBox Live Arcade in June.

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straightawaykid

True, it was the successor.  Probably it's not included since it's not "real" 3D,

it's a side scroller.  But it still has the great one liners, as does Duke Caribbean,

another skin for DN3D atomic edition.  Hail to the King, Baby!

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Bilbert

7 to 1 chance it will delayed be again.

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Spirrwell

If that were the case they wouldn't have a demo. The game will most definitely be released next year. The demo that I'm referring to is the PAX demo. Also, with the GOTY edition of Borderlands, you can get early access to the demo that will eventually be released to the public, which is not the exact same thing as the one at PAX. The odds are in Duke's favor once the demo is released, because, we've never had a demo of Duke Nukem Forever in the past. It's simple math.

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