Hmm, this hits hard for me. I never really even enjoyed the duke games all that much, they were fun, didn't Duke3D for N64 have split screen co op? PSX may have had it too. That was lots of fun.
This is one of the greatest, epic video game stories of my lifetime so far. When DNF was announced, I was playing on a 400 MHz machine with less then 16mb of RAM. 3D gaming and fancy graphics were in their infancy. DNF has been a story that everyone, even if you hate Duke, has read at one point or another. Its a let down that after 12 years it won't(see:maybe) be released. Of course I feel bad for the 3DR guys who put 12 years of their lives into this, I'm sure for some people this was their first project in the games industry, and to have spent upwards of 10 years on that and to not see it released(see:maybe) must really suck. :-\