Shacknews Views Duke Nukem Forever

By Steve Gibson, Apr 28, 2008 11:28am PDT Duke Nukem Forever, the game, actually exists.

I have seen it. Maarten has seen it. We watched actual interactive gameplay being interacted with.

Of course, we are far from the first to make such a claim. During 3D Realms' lengthy development cycle of Duke Nukem Forever here in the Dallas area, I have run in to my fair share of publishers and developers who boast they have gotten a glimpse of the game.

To be honest, I thought the game's supposed existence was a vast conspiracy. More than a couple of times over the last decade I have gotten vague invitations to come see the game "someday," with it never happening. I figured this was probably the same invitation other developers in the area had gotten, and were claiming that vague invitation as having actually seen the game.

Nothing of the game has been made public for years until that Duke Nukem Forever teaser was released last December.

However, that all changed recently. For a good half hour Shacknews witnessed several different DNF gameplay scenarios, mechanics, and environments being demonstrated.

We actually got to see the truth of Duke curator George Broussard's many past claims, including environmental puzzles and interactivity, a host of finished weapons, the existence of an in-game forklift, and plenty of heads and arms being blown off.

We both confidently agree that after seeing this demonstration, Duke Nukem Forever is looking great, and will easily stand apart from the crowd in both visual and gameplay styles.

Update: George Broussard of 3D Realms has made a brief comment in this story.

Shacknews can also confidently state that, contrary to previous reports, Duke 4 will not be arriving in 2003.

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  • I agree. Not a big fan of telling everybody for the last 10 years to just wait and see what DNF brings to the table and how fantastic it will be! blah blah blah Then... almost exactly, nothing. Sorry folks but, the DNF delay hurts the title, in my opinion.

    Admitedly, I'm new to this thread. Yet, I have always been an avid Duke fan, promoter and, game player ( I helped Duke through some pretty bad times ;)
    And, I really miss it. I was even hoping to try my hand at the new 'build'.

    But, alas <cries crocodile tears for many hours>, no new Duke suff.

    I have my doubts that DNF, or any game could live up to this amount of delayed hype. Seriously
    Good luck, 3DRealms. We're Still waiting....


  • Is this a "HAY GUYS WE SAW DNF!!1" post? In a way I'm jealous.. but then I remember everything I've seen and viewed over the past decade about the game being tossed out right after hearing/seeing it so we're really back at square one on this hype machine for about the 3rd time now.

    I'll shit bricks when it comes out, but the game is beyond hype at this point. Glad you guys saw whatever you did in whatever state it is in. I still wish they would have kept all that older DNF stuff and include it as bonus fodder as incomplete as it may be.