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Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed 288

Posted by Soulskill
from the restocking-bubblegum dept.
stupid_is writes with news that Duke Nukem Forever has now gotten a firm US release date: May 3rd. It will release worldwide three days later. The game was resurrected last fall by Gearbox Software and 2K Games after 3D Realms' 12-year attempt at development came to an end in 2009 when the company closed its doors.
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Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed

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  • by Pojut (1027544) on Friday January 21, 2011 @09:57AM (#34952362) Homepage

    Piss off*. Not everything needs to be like Apple.

    *no offense

  • by A. B3ttik (1344591) on Friday January 21, 2011 @09:58AM (#34952388)
    I'll believe it when the credits are rolling past my screen.
  • by Sponge Bath (413667) on Friday January 21, 2011 @09:59AM (#34952408)

    Practical nuclear fusion is always 30 years away.
    Fast non-volatile memory tech to replace RAM and HD is always 10 years away.
    Duke Nukem Forever is forever 6 months away.

    Kudos for Gearbox in keeping the myth alive.

  • Just take my money (Score:4, Insightful)

    by soupforare (542403) on Friday January 21, 2011 @10:06AM (#34952552)

    I don't care if it's terribad.
    I don't care if it's Borderlands2 with a Duke skin.
    It's Duke, it's 2011. I always bet on Duke and I'm letting it ride.

    Better be playable at PAXeast, though, god damn.

  • by Chas (5144) on Friday January 21, 2011 @10:18AM (#34952752) Homepage Journal

    Repeat after me.

    Until it ships, it is still VAPORWARE!

  • by Andy Smith (55346) on Friday January 21, 2011 @10:51AM (#34953436) Homepage

    "US release date: May 3rd. It will release worldwide three days later"

    Games companies are forever bleeting on about piracy, so why the hell do they release a game in one country and tell everyone else in the world that they have to wait THREE days? As if loads of those people aren't going to pirate the game, when they may well have gone and bought it if they'd had the chance.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 21, 2011 @11:25AM (#34954086)

    or as I like to call it, DINO (Duke in Name Only).

    So... what would make it be "real" Duke to you? A fake-3D engine stuck in the 90s? IPX-only multiplayer? Big, chunky sprites and textures? Rewinding the last 15 years of game design just to recapture glory days of yours that may or may not have actually existed? The same abstract, easily replaceable plug-and-play concept of "feeling" that drives both Apple's profits and Fox News's viewership?

    So... the attitude doesn't count? The over-the-top action? The weapons? The atmosphere? None of this counts? It has to be the exact same game you played back in high school/college? Why, because you were good at it back then and haven't been good at anything ever since? Or because you invested far too much time into it and are too embarassed to admit the rest of the gaming world moved on a long time ago?

    If you were just waxing nostalgic about the Good Old Days(tm), I'd see where you were coming from. But saying anything new is crap before you even try it just because you remember some sort of Good Old Days(tm) (which, again, may or may not have actually existed), that's utterly ridiculous.

  • by Pharmboy (216950) on Friday January 21, 2011 @12:15PM (#34955058) Journal

    Yeah, but they won't say which YEAR...

  • by Darth Hubris (26923) on Friday January 21, 2011 @03:57PM (#34958732)

    Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
    Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?
    Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
    Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
    Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
    Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, Duke Nukem Forever released ... mass hysteria!
    Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!

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