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Duke Nukem Forever FAQ Updated 57

Posted by simoniker
from the new-version-of-something-released dept.
Thanks to several readers for pointing to a significant update to the Duke Nukem Forever FAQ over at PlanetDuke, which isn't 'official', but is linked from the 3D Realms site. The FAQ collates handy information such as the current engine choice ("DNF will be using an extremely enhanced version of Epic Games' Unreal engine"), release date ("DNF will be released 'When It's Done.' What this means is that 3D Realms will not release the game until they are sure it is the best first person shooter ever"), and the labyrinthine publisher list for the game ("Take 2 Interactive Software is publishing DNF. Prior to this.. [it was] Gathering of Developers... Prior to that, their publisher was Infogrames (now known as Atari), who bought out GT Interactive.. [who] had bought the rights from FormGen.")
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Duke Nukem Forever FAQ Updated

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  • But... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by skinfitz (564041) on Sunday June 29, 2003 @04:19PM (#6326367) Journal
    ...3D Realms will not release the game until they are sure it is the best first person shooter ever.

    Yes but each time it's delayed and a new game comes out that might be considered "the new standard" - i.e Return to Castle Wolfenstein or Quake 3, then surely they have to return to the drawing board to make something even better?

    Blimey - no wonder it's been delayed.
  • Yeah, and also (Score:5, Insightful)

    by forged (206127) <soltesz AT gmail DOT com> on Sunday June 29, 2003 @04:40PM (#6326455) Homepage Journal
    Also DoomIII, etc. I'm just sick of hearing more rumors from DNF, it's been way too long. Leave it to rest already.

    Kind of like the IETF's philosophy has been famously summarized [] as "We reject kings, presidents, and voting. We believe in rough consensus and running code."

    And Linus to add, [] "I have the numbers for the current practice being BAD. You show me yours to back up YOUR claims. Until you do, you're just spouting opinions and hot air."

    I like both very much. I'd love to see it when it's done, but until then it's just hot air.

  • Re:But... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by mrpuffypants (444598) * <mrpuffypants@gma ... om minus painter> on Sunday June 29, 2003 @05:56PM (#6326806)
    And of course don't forget the second coming of Half-Life and the third installment of DOOM.

    After those come out I think the only way that Duke could ever be the "best FPS ever" would require it to literally have the second coming of christ in every box.

    Either that or one of those genii's that gives wishes. "I wish for Doom 3, Half-Life 2, and a G5"
  • by tprime (673835) on Sunday June 29, 2003 @07:18PM (#6327209)
    For a game that will be released When it's finished , 5 years ago I would have been excited at any new development... Now, I will be willing to plunk down 50 bones When I care.
  • Re:But... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by neverkevin (601884) on Monday June 30, 2003 @03:10AM (#6328994) Homepage
    But quality also takes luck

    That is crap, you shouldn't rely on luck for quality. You have to put the time in and do the work.

    Of course I don't believe 3D Realms stratagy on DNF is good for their bottom line. But you have to respect them for trying to innovate. However, I think the fact that it has taken them so long says more about the FPS genre then it does about 3D Realms.

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