3D Realms Still Releasing DNF Screenshots

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In an apparent effort to keep the Duke flame alive, 3D Realms has continued to release screenshots from its unfinished shooter Duke Nukem Forever on the Duke Nukem Facebook page, despite an impending court battle with publisher Take-Two.

It's difficult to muster any contemptuous or enthusiastic words for the images. They merely exist, another reminder of the sad saga that is DNF. Though work on Duke Nukem Forever has largely stalled with the release of the vast majority of 3D Realms employee, development is said to be continuing. A new full-featured Duke title referred to as "Duke Begins" was being developed at an external studio, but was apparently halted in early April. Meanwhile, a trilogy of handheld Duke Nukem games and an iPhone port of Duke Nukem 3D are still in the works.

Thanks to Montykoro.

From The Chatty

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    July 13, 2009 6:58 PM

    "It's difficult to muster any contemptuous or enthusiastic words for the images. They merely exist, another reminder of the sad saga that is DNF."

    My thoughts exactly, Nick. My thoughts exactly.

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      July 13, 2009 7:11 PM

      Though I harbor no false hopes for the game, I do have many enthusiastic words for the images.

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        July 13, 2009 7:28 PM

        And I hope the artists responsible have found enjoyable employment. They are clearly talented.

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      July 13, 2009 7:58 PM

      They say that, sometimes, on a dark cloudless night with no moon, you can still hear it in a whisper barely above the cold wind's howl:

      "Hail to the King, Baby"

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        July 13, 2009 9:53 PM

        And I ran like the wind to the water
        Please don't leave me again I cried
        And I threw bitter tears to the ocean
        But all that came back was the tide....

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      July 13, 2009 10:19 PM

      The screen flickered in the absolute darkness. In the silence I sat. The news seemed quite unnerving, that the game I had been single handily waiting for... The ONLY game that I had waited for a whole decade, actually may be on the road to recovery. I sat up in my chair, not noticing I was straining my eyes staring blankly into the LCD monitor's alluring blaze.

      Oh no, I was daydreaming about the one day I might get my Duke fixation.

      All was not lost... 3d Realms isn't totally bankrupt... Apogee is alive... A lawsuit is in the process... But screenshots during the whole fiasco?

      Something seemed fishy, but I decided it would be best to trust that things will work out for them.

      Unlike my eyes in recent days, I wondered if Duke Nukem Forever would ever see the blistering rays sunlight that it was promised to so many years back. Calm but contemplative, I further let myself slip out of reality. Fixing my position ever so slightly, my gaze faded off into eternity...

      "Hail to the king baby!"

      Yeah...

      I couldn't wait.

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        July 13, 2009 11:07 PM

        I played the twin kings, and she won a hand full of hearts. Cold and cool, she snapped away those chips. She gave me her full 604 with 453 and smiled. Our eyes said hello again, but I turned away. I knew that gaze and what her body promised were not anything I could soon touch. She could tell I was smart, and when we brushed again in that crowded room I heard a whisper; "Forever!" There she let me know our story was at it's end. I left and turned my collar to the cold rain... soon I felt the snapping cold hail against my coat. Hail, I thought, like those cold chips she stole from me Hail; the clacking of a winner. Hail; the tick-tick of cashing chips... Hail to the kings, baby. Hail to the kings.