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Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Released 341

smithtuna33 writes "As of today there is a teaser up for Duke Nukem Forever at 3dRealms. It's up on Youtube as well, since the site is already slow. Not much actual game-play, but still ... might this game actually see the light of day after so much talk?" 1up, GameTrailers, and Voodoo Extreme have it too.
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Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Released

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  • in a word... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by geedra ( 1009933 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @03:53PM (#21755266)
  • Who cares? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by despe666 ( 802244 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @03:53PM (#21755270)
    Does anybody still care about that game?
  • by falcon5768 ( 629591 ) <Falcon5768@comca ... t minus caffeine> on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @04:00PM (#21755380) Journal
    This isnt the first trailer for the game, and in comparison, the first trailer back in 2001 was MUCH better.
  • Re:Who cares? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Reality Master 101 ( 179095 ) <RealityMaster101 AT gmail DOT com> on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @04:20PM (#21755688) Homepage Journal

    Does anybody still care about that game?

    If it's a good game, people will care. If it's not, people won't. Really, what difference does it make how long it took to develop?

    With all the rewrites, this is really Duke 7 anyway, with Duke 4-6 just not getting released.

  • Oopsie (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Greyfox ( 87712 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @04:26PM (#21755776) Homepage Journal
    Did the old venture capital dry up? Instead of releasing another teaser at this point they should be maneuvering to be acquired by another company which could then quietly bury the project. Or maybe they're maneuvering to be acquired by another company with this thing...
  • Re:Who cares? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Chris Burke ( 6130 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @04:40PM (#21756008) Homepage
    "We'll see that when Duke Nukem Forever is released" will now imply a concrete date.

    Yeah I'm not jumping to that conclusion based on a cut-scene. There have been more complete trailers than that in years (many years) past. I'm sure not giving them the benefit of the doubt now. Still 100% vapor as far as I'm concerned.

    Of course even if they did actually ship the game tomorrow, future comparisons to Duke Nukem would still imply a delay of over ten years, a lifetime in gaming.
  • Re:Who cares? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by hedwards ( 940851 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @05:38PM (#21756878)
    I was disappointed that it seemed to be light on anything that looked like in game graphics, and the parts that did were on screen so briefly that it was hard to tell whether or not they were from the game.

    I would have been much happier with some actual footage of somebody playing, or a tech demo movie.

    I can't imagine that they're going to be able to turn a profit on it after all the years they've spent working on it. Daikatana was only in development for 3 years or so behind schedule, and suffered severely for it. 3DRealms could do better if they at least manage to release the first version in a mostly bug free package.

    And of course I too label this one vaporware until I can actually download a demo.
  • by zippthorne ( 748122 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @05:43PM (#21756968) Journal
    If it's anything like DN3D, it won't be about a particularly innovative engine

    It'll be about details. Mostly humorous.

    There will be strippers you can pay, and rob. There will be pool-tables with semi-realistic billiard ball physics. There will be sinks you can smash and urinals you can piss in (and you'll gain health for this for some reason).

    You won't be stuck some place with a 2-inch curb you can't climb over to keep you in. Instead, the map boundaries will seem reasonable. Or at least, physical. You might still question why someone built a building across a four-lane street...

    And there will be genre-jokes. Perhaps there will even be an arcade with a working version of Ms. Astro Chicken or something, to which Duke makes some comment about it taking so long to come out and not being worth the wait.
  • Re:Who cares? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by mustpax ( 983305 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @05:45PM (#21756988)
    Exactly, Spore immediately comes to mind for having a remarkably extensive trailer [ign.com] and a live demo [youtube.com]. It's still been plagued by delays.
  • by Mishotaki ( 957104 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @06:04PM (#21757262)
    Naked women?
    I mean really naked... as in "we don't care about having an AO game, it's what we're aiming for" kind of naked women... in a videogame!

    That would be the first of it's kind in American gaming! Everyone is scared shitless of doing it because they're scared no one will sell the game... Everyone knows Duke, demographics shows that most of the gamers can buy adult games without any problem, all they need is to release that legendary game and show the reality that we don't mind naked chicks, we like naked chicks, we want naked chicks, we're tired of almost-but-not-naked-enough-chicks from the "M" games! We want real Adult games, not the kiddie stuff!

    Come on Duke, the future of gaming is in your hands! let us see some titties! Not yours, off course ^_^
  • by Ponzicar ( 861589 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @06:33PM (#21757636)
    The little details like seeing a toilet, and not only being able to use it, but being able to blow it apart, and then drink from the water shooting out of the broken pipe are what made Duke Nukem 3d memorable. Those extra bits of personality and interactivity helped make it stand out from the generic "walking through a drab and static series of corridors shooting monsters" style that other fps games of the time had.

    Heck, most fps games since then haven't let you interact with and/or destroy as many objects in the environment as dn3d did. I'm always disappointed when despite the shiny new graphics in a new fps, the toilets are unflushable and invincible.

    Fortunately, with physics being the current big thing, interactivity with the objects littering the levels is becoming more common.
  • Re:Who cares? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 19, 2007 @08:47PM (#21759218)
    Serious Sam? Tedious Sham, more like. None of the gameplay, plot, or humor that characterized Duke Nukem 3D, just repetitive hordes of repetitive enemies attacking you for hours on end in repetitive levels. I gave up the first time the game locked me in an arena and forced me to shoot hundreds of identical enemies for about ten minutes flat.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."