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Duke Nukem Forever Lawsuits Settled

3D Realms/Apogee Ltd. and Take-Two have settled their differences and filed to dismiss their litigation over Duke Nukem Forever.

"The above action, including any and all claims that were or could have been asserted by the parties, is dismissed with prejudice in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement executed by the parties on May 14, 2010," reads the filing made May 28. Read more »

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Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project XBLA Dated

The downloable Xbox 360 release of Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project will hit the Xbox Live Arcade on June 23, publisher 3D Realms has announced, the same day as RISK: Factions.

"Babes, bullets, bombs" are promised by the Duke himself, with the single-player side-scroller--originally co-developed by Sunstorm Interactive and released on PC in 2002--priced at 800 Microsoft Points / $10. Read more »

"My favorite part of this deal is after, what, 13 years George *still* can't make a videogame."
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Duke Nukem Forever Once Scheduled to Go Gold on April Fools' Day (No Joke)

Had everything gone according to plan, 3D Realms' long-coming (and now legally-troubled) shooter Duke Nukem Forever was meant to have gone gold--meaning it would have been complete and off to manufacturing--on April Fools' Day 2010.

"By the 3DR/TTWO development schedule, April 1st, 2010 was supposed to be the day Duke Nukem Forever went gold," Shacknews alum and former DNF producer Jason Bergman revealed via Read more »

"Make that "2011" , in MAY 09 it was planned for '10 , then it's definitely 11 now."
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3DR Teases 'Numerous' Duke Nukem Games, 'Looking to Bring Duke into Casual Gaming'

While it's been a rather tumultuous year for Duke Nukem series handler 3D Realms--the company laid off its internal development team in May, leading to a messy legal feud with publisher Take-Two over Duke Nukem Forever--CEO Scott Miller still envisions a bright future for the ass-kicking, gum-lacking action hero.

"The next few years should see a strong resurgence in Duke," Miller states in the first printed issue of Gamesauce. "There are numerous other Duke games in various stages of development, several due out this year. We are definitely looking to bring Duke into casual gaming spaces, plus there are other major Duke games in production." Read more »

"The other truth is , when there is Duke news on shack , it's always the most popular :) ..."
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Duke Nukem 'D-Day' Teased with Screenshot

Duke Nukem's official Facebook page has been updated with a screenshot for something called "D-Day," with the action hero himself teasing that he "doesn't stay down for long."

It remains to be seen exactly what D-Day is, whether it be a a new game, the build-up to an announcement or revelation, or something else entirely. The stadium and enemy might seem familiar from the Duke Nukem Forever footage leaked in May, though those were callbacks to Duke's earlier adventures. Read more »

"Well that'll tide me over until we get an official remake. :) Cheers!"
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id Owner ZeniMax Obtains Prey Rights

ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Doom creator id Software and Fallout 3 developer Bethesda, has now acquired the rights to the gravity-bending shooter franchise Prey.

While the company has yet to make an official statement, superannutation dug up a document that shows Radar Group transferring ownership to ZeniMax in July, backing up an overlooked report from Duke4.net. More recently, ZeniMax registered the Prey trademark under video games, books, movies, and television shows. Read more »

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'Duke Begins' Developer Outed in DNF Docs

The mysterious "well-known videogame developer" behind new Duke Nukem series entry "Duke Begins" is Gearbox Software (Brothers in Arms, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Borderlands), Take-Two has revealed in court filings uncovered by Shacknews.

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"no they are fully aware.. that if this game gets finished... No one will even think about any ..."
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3D Realms Countersuit Reveals Continuing Duke Nukem Forever Work, New Duke Game

Duke Nukem series creator 3D Realms/Apogee Ltd. has responded to publisher Take-Two's lawsuit over the incomplete state of Duke Nukem Forever, revealing that 3DR is continuing to work on the long-delayed title alongside word that a previously unknown separate Duke game was in the works at a "well-known videogame developer."

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"DNF is dead. It missed the boat by almost a decade. George B fell victim to nastiest form ..."
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Duke Nukem Forever Court Documents Reveal Allegations of Offshore Banking Hijinks

Update: 3D Realms/Apogee Ltd. founder Scott Miller has chimed in with his thoughts:

Do readers here realize that filed lawsuits are entirely one-sided statements, based on knee-deep BS and with more spin that[sic] a top?

3DR has been in nearly a dozen lawsuits (including against Warner and Fox). We're always innocent, and we always win. This one is no exception. Give it a year, then the truth will come out.

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"I am sorry, but it doesn't require breaking an NDA to point out a developer who has worked on ..."
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No $30M Offer for Duke Nukem IP, Says 3D Realms

Following the sudden shut down of Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms last week, rumors began to circulate that the studio had opted to close instead of selling the overall Duke Nukem property to publishing partner Take-Two for some $30 million.

Now, 3D Realms co-founder Scott Miller has outright denied those rumors, telling Shacknews that the studio "would have taken this offer without hesitation" if it meant finishing DNF, indicating that the reality is "Not. Even. Close." to the rumors. Read more »

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Take-Two Sues 3D Realms for Failing to Deliver Duke Nukem Forever

Update: Documents for the case have appeared online, revealing that, among other things, Take-Two is demanding a copy of the Duke Nukem Forever source code.

Original: Take-Two Interactive, publisher of Duke Nukem Forever, has filed suit against the remains of Apogee Ltd./3D Realms for failing to deliver the long-awaited title. Read more »

"What a "major" bummer... I, and so many were really hoping and looking forward to this title ..."
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3D Realms Says Goodbye

3D Realms community manager Joe Siegler has updated the official company website with a photo of the team (seen left) and a simple goodbye.

"Thanks for being fans and for all your support," reads the short message. Read more »

"Yeah I thought the Radar Group was Scott's new thing. So who runs Apogee these days?"
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Duke Nukem Developer 3D Realms Shuts Down

Update 5: More images and some DNF gameplay footage have surfaced.

Update 4: Images from 3DR's Duke Nukem Forever have started to leak.

Update 3: 3D Realms webmaster Joe Siegler has commented on the shut down, stating: "It's not a marketing thing. It's true. I have nothing further to say at this time." Read more »

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Duke Nukem Movie Planned

Scott Faye, producer of the upcoming Max Payne film adaptation, is working on a Duke Nukem movie with Scott Miller, CEO of game series creator 3D Realms.

"As is the case with all of my game adaptations, I'd rather not make the movie than make a poor adaptation," Faye told Kotaku.

He added, "I'm working at establishing a Duke film scenario that will compel a studio to finance a feature version. Certainly, there's a large audience that knows and loves this character." Read more »

"I'll never understand all the hate for Doom 3. It still remains one of my favorite shooters."
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Industry Leaders Speak Out on E3's Relevance

Related Topics – Electronic Arts, 3D Realms, E3 2008

Following last week's E3 2008 Media and Business Summit, several industry veterans have weighed in on the usefulness of the conference, with many remarking that the show has outlived its usefulness.

However, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences president Joseph Olin told Shacknews that no company wants to be excluded from E3, noting that the conference is still the largest annual gathering of its kind in the gaming industry. Read more »

"Agreed, just because they were the first doesn't mean they would have been the only company to ..."
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