Duke Nukem Forever Screen Revealed via Internet Shenanigans

By Chris Remo, Jan 26, 2007 4:39pm PST In a classic example of bizarre internet recursiveness, it appears that a small picture accompanying a 3D Realms job posting is indeed an in-game image from the fabled and long in development Duke Nukem Forever. In a post yesterday in our comment section, 3D Realms' George Broussard responded to Shackers' speculations regarding the origin of the image with the single phrase, "In game shot."

Soon after, 1UP picked up the story, linking to George's comment and rehosting the screenshot but not noting the context of the job listing from industry site Gamasutra. Meanwhile, of course, the incident broke out over at the 3D Realms official forums, spawning what is at time of writing a 17-page thread. The scene only became more frenzied when Broussard posted to clarify the whole thing and affirm the shot's authenticity, as well as imply that there might be more media coming in the relatively near future:

I guess I'll reconfirm what I said last night. That's an in game, real-time shot of Duke standing in a random hallway. It was really done as a small teaser for a job ad on Gamasutra.com. Nothing more.

I'm glad some of you enjoyed it, and we'll show more later as we start to wake from our slumber and decide how best to show the game off.

Stay tuned...to the internet!

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  • Despite thinking George and his crew are losers, I look forward to this game.

    I think the storyline is what's going to make this game own, and I have been saying this for years and I still do uphold the comment, I beleive Duke Nukem Forever will be the next Counter-Strike, meaning its going to be the next hude game that is played globaly for years.

    The reason I have so much beleif in the storyline is because the storyline would have been mainly written in the 90's, before development had even started. LOL I think this is the only game that started development in the 90's and still has not be released, however, 90's games storyline's are the best to this era, so I am really expecting Duke Nukem Forever's story line to be good.

    Wether or not the graphics in Duke4Ever are good or not, I do not really care.

    As we are nearing photogenic graphics, we are going to start heading backwards again where a game needs a good storyline, concept, or theme that keeps a game lasting.