Morning Discussion

One big, terrible buzzword flying around at the moment is "gamification."

Its proponents claim that "The verb 'to Gamify' means to apply game mechanics in everyday applications and situations to boost engagement, fun and good behaviors." Cynics--myself being one--might say it's slapping video game terms onto pre-existing, well-established systems of loyalty schemes and training programs, tossing in achievements and leaderboards then acting as if you've done something profound and world-changing.

Apparently, it's been predicted that gamification will be a $1 billion market by 2015. People, I have faith in the world and trust in you. Please don't let this happen.

Of course, it's all about Cowclickification now anyway.

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      January 21, 2011 5:05 AM

      !!

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      January 21, 2011 5:05 AM

      So you're saying there's a chance...

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      January 21, 2011 5:06 AM

      tl;dr: May 3, 2011 for North America. May 6, 2011 worldwide.

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        January 21, 2011 5:10 AM

        the game was first announced in April 1997, so if the release date is true that's a development cycle of just over 15 years.

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          January 21, 2011 5:11 AM

          er 14, it's too early for me to do arithmetic

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            January 21, 2011 5:12 AM

            so you are saying that the arithmetic DNF?

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        January 21, 2011 5:55 AM

        Day after my birthday!

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      January 21, 2011 5:07 AM

      oompa oompa giggidy goooo

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      January 21, 2011 5:07 AM

      what the fuck is this shit

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      January 21, 2011 5:09 AM

      Time for a ski trip to hell.

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      January 21, 2011 5:10 AM

      hmm maybe. Maybe. MAYBE.
      Let us hope that the aliens does not see this information. Or we are

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      January 21, 2011 5:10 AM

      BALLS BALLS BALLS BALLS BALLS BALLS

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      January 21, 2011 5:12 AM

      no trailer?

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      January 21, 2011 5:12 AM

      Count den chickens!!

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      January 21, 2011 5:12 AM

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      January 21, 2011 5:15 AM

      Hoooooly shit!

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      January 21, 2011 5:16 AM

      I can't wait to hear the internet rage when it ends up sucking.

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      January 21, 2011 5:18 AM

      Awesome, now where's a trailer to prove it?

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      January 21, 2011 5:20 AM

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      January 21, 2011 5:21 AM

      So that's why they were working so hard at Gearbox...

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      January 21, 2011 5:24 AM

      Hrm, that's actually later than I anticipated. But this is cool news, I can't wait to finally play it!

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      January 21, 2011 5:24 AM

      So... did anybody nail it in the release date thread of yore?

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        January 21, 2011 5:27 AM

        i said November. but this is DNF! it could still slip!!

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        January 21, 2011 5:45 AM

        where is that thread?

        I know one of you anal bastards kept a link somewhere!

        barring that can anyone craft a search capable of finding it?

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      January 21, 2011 5:29 AM

      Should have gone with an April 1st release date

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      January 21, 2011 5:30 AM

      LOL, I love that this is a "surprise" to Randy Pitchford. In other words, 2K is telling them, "that shit will be out the door on May 3 regardless of its quality." Got to love videogame development.

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        January 21, 2011 5:38 AM

        2K would shoot themselves in the feet if they didn't believe that it was in a decent enough quality - yet went away with the release anyway.
        Of course you can always continue development, but it has to stop at some point.

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        January 21, 2011 5:39 AM

        It would be a damn shame if they had to ship the console versions some time after the PC version ships on 5/6.

        A damn shame, I tell ya.

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        January 21, 2011 5:43 AM

        It sounds more like they knew the timeframe but didn't have an exact date. And 2k told Game Informer before officially telling Randy.

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          January 21, 2011 6:09 AM

          i hate to destroy the fantasy of how this stuff happens but there isnt actually anyone at Gearbox or 2K really surprised by this story showing up.

          i gave the quotes to them.

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            January 24, 2011 5:04 AM

            Remember guys , the IP is gearbox , 2K has no authority working stuff alone.

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          January 21, 2011 7:24 AM

          it might just be too early for you guys, but y'all need to simmer take a joke.

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          January 21, 2011 9:42 AM

          You don't get jokes.

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        January 21, 2011 6:04 AM

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      January 21, 2011 5:35 AM

      The following 4 months will be hell. I might not get an hour of sleep. It's too much, this is too much.

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      January 21, 2011 5:39 AM

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      January 21, 2011 5:41 AM

      Dear Steve Gibson,

      A release date is awesome, but we know the game's not actually finished just yet.

      And when it does, please have a "GONE GOLD" announcement.

      Just for old time's sake the Shack needs a proper "DNF GONE GOLD" thread. It will be the "GONE GOLD" thread to end all "GONE GOLD" threads. It will make Quake 3 look tiny in comparison.

      I know games don't go "GOLD" like they used to but just this once for old time's sake, eh?

      Thanks,

      Schnapple

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        January 21, 2011 5:44 AM

        ^^^^^^ this is a gold request!

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        January 21, 2011 5:44 AM

        Also Dognose needs to get Front Page posting privileges for the Gone Gold post on the front page.

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        January 21, 2011 5:47 AM

        If we don't destroy that GONE GOLD post with more replies than any other on the shack, it will be a truly sad day.

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        January 21, 2011 5:58 AM

        Yes, but... the Quake 3 gone gold thread had the advantage of it being before the post rate limit being imposed.

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          January 21, 2011 6:04 AM

          So, Shackers with over 10,000 posts get temporary PRL immunity on that thread alone for the first 24 hours.

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          January 21, 2011 10:52 AM

          The post rate limiter didn't really change posting habits all that much. Even on the craziest of pre-limiter days, the most posts in a day topped out at several hundred, which isn't really that much, and is easily reachable with the current post rate limiter.

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        January 21, 2011 6:01 AM

        GONE GOLD THREAD REQUESTED!

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        January 21, 2011 7:47 AM

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this

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        January 21, 2011 9:04 AM

        Exactly. Games need to go Gold again

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        January 21, 2011 9:10 AM

        SHACK NEEDS DNF GONE GOLD THREAD

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        January 21, 2011 9:55 AM

        I will join in on requesting this thread. It might even beat out the "last person to respond wins $5" thread in length.

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        January 21, 2011 2:10 PM

        getting on board this "need gone gold thread" plzkthx

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      January 21, 2011 5:42 AM

      where is the demo?

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      January 21, 2011 5:42 AM

      lol the music

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      January 21, 2011 5:44 AM

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      January 21, 2011 5:46 AM

      LOL MAARTEN OWNED STEVE http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=25065978#itemanchor_25065978

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      January 21, 2011 5:46 AM

      So if it doesn't slip who wins the release date pool?

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        January 21, 2011 6:52 AM

        There was only one guy left as of last year so he collected his prize already.

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      January 21, 2011 5:48 AM

      this game better be fun

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      January 21, 2011 5:48 AM

      I will likely wait for a demo of sorts to appear, but it's nice to see all the years of work finally come to light. What I want most of all is for this to turn out as a huge surprise in the complete opposite way that Hellgate: London turned out to be (I'm merely comparing the two on the grounds that there has been so, so much talk in the press and the community leading up to now).

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        January 21, 2011 5:50 AM

        I'm fully expecting it to be mediocre, but its duke so I'll buy it anyway!

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          January 21, 2011 5:52 AM

          Maybe I don't really need a demo. Some gameplay on YouTube would be great though.

          I'll likely buy it as well if I'm caught up on my backlog by then.

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      January 21, 2011 5:52 AM

      is this a videogame?

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      January 21, 2011 5:53 AM

      So almost 15 and a half years since Duke 3D, huh? Has any other game sequel gone longer than 10 years in development?

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        January 21, 2011 5:55 AM

        I thought Half-Life 2 was heading that direction after the whole "holy fuck someone hacked in and stole the source code" incident occurred. Nothing comes to mind though.

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        January 21, 2011 5:55 AM

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        January 21, 2011 5:56 AM

        Fallout 2 - Fallout 3 was 10 years

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          January 21, 2011 6:00 AM

          Yeah, ass-street mentioned it also, and I'm sure there are other sequels to games that have come later, but Fallout 3 wasn't by the same team and was really more of a reboot of the series. I'm thinking more of a "direct sequel" by the same (or similar) team that at least had some form of a development plan going for 10 years or more. ateam311 was near the mark with Valve, but the only other one I can think of that comes close (that also doesn't really count IMO) is Team Fortress 2. There was TF Classic in the interim (and the original TF was just a mod anyway so...).

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        January 21, 2011 5:59 AM

        Was TF2 ten+ years?

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          January 21, 2011 6:01 AM

          Only if you don't count TFC.

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            January 21, 2011 6:04 AM

            Indeed, and also TF1 was really just a mod anyway, so I'm not sure it counts. TF2's the only other project off the top of my head that was in some form of development for a near-decade, however I think there've been other games in the past like maybe Too Human (???) that had plans for a long time but maybe weren't in development until later... possibly things like Shenmue (not too familiar with its development but I remember there being a lot of troubles)?

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        January 21, 2011 6:02 AM

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          January 21, 2011 6:06 AM

          As sad as it might be, aspects of Episode 3 could well be nearing the decade mark such as the science-vessel Borealis (if that's even still in it at this point), because IIRC they originally had concept art for that while making HL2.

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            January 21, 2011 7:38 AM

            Yeah, there was a Borealis level in the leaked version. With eyebeam stalkers!

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          January 21, 2011 6:11 AM

          hahaha, that's pretty funny. I like that it'll be released on CD-ROM

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          January 21, 2011 6:16 AM

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          January 21, 2011 6:18 AM

          sweet jesus

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          January 21, 2011 6:41 AM

          So this is a fake game ? I,ve never heard of this game before, and looking at the info (and game title) it seems like a meta-project to reflect on development cycles in game.

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            January 21, 2011 7:40 AM

            I'm not completely sure, but WIRED magazine ran a story on it and he's taking preorders (has been for years). The original game looked to be a monochrome Macintosh game from the days before they even called it Mac OS.

            I think it's more the real equivalent of Chinese Democracy - it's all completely contingent on one very fickle and not in a hurry dude to finish it and release it.

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        January 21, 2011 6:40 AM

        Not a sequel but Limbo of the Lost was in "development" for over 10 years. And by development, i mean stealling assets from other games.
        http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/06/12/limbo-of-the-lost-an-astonishing-tale/

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        January 21, 2011 6:55 AM

        Scott Adams Return to Pirate Island 2.
        http://www.msadams.com/rtpi2.htm

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        January 21, 2011 9:04 AM

        Pong 2

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        January 21, 2011 10:55 AM

        There were 12 years between the release of Starcraft and Starcraft 2.

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      January 21, 2011 5:57 AM

      O M G !!!!!!

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        January 21, 2011 6:00 AM

        big C how excited are you right now?

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          January 21, 2011 6:02 AM

          I thought it said March at first. :[

          I guess now I just have to wait or hope sTeve invites me down to Gearbox again now that my car is working.

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      January 21, 2011 6:00 AM

      lol @ 5 months from now.

      Yeah, I'm sure there is no way that date could ever change.

      ITS BEEN CHANGING FOR 15 YEARS

      I'll believe it when were a month from release.

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      January 21, 2011 6:02 AM

      How early is "early demo access" anyway? It really blows that those of us who aren't into Borderlands have to wait

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      January 21, 2011 6:03 AM

      This was the first gaming related link I posted on Facebook. Lets see how many friends care. My prediction: 2.

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      January 21, 2011 6:06 AM

      Black US President, Chinese Democracy released, Duke Nukem Forever finished....THE END IS NIGH!

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        January 22, 2011 8:13 AM

        The first two have been disappointments, and the third... I KID! I KID! Chinese Democracy is no 'Use your illusion II' though.

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      January 21, 2011 6:08 AM

      ALL OVER MY FACE!!!

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      January 21, 2011 6:12 AM

      Steve Gibson are we going to get our Beta keys or is this a another F.E.A.R?! :( :)

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        January 21, 2011 6:19 AM

        I bought Borderlands360 GOTY, where do I put in my code?

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          January 21, 2011 6:21 AM

          I think if you right click on the game in steam list you can get your key in the cd-key list.

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          January 21, 2011 6:22 AM

          It should say on the actual voucher in the box

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            January 21, 2011 6:37 AM

            i haven't looked it up because there isn't anything to get yet. I didn't know it was a key for steam though, I bought the 360 game.

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              January 21, 2011 6:43 AM

              He was talking about the Steam version. The 360 version is in the box. You should totally register for other pre-release goodies though.

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        January 21, 2011 7:40 AM

        Lol good reminder

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        January 21, 2011 3:24 PM

        What beta kets?

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        January 21, 2011 4:25 PM

        haha, never forget

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      January 21, 2011 6:12 AM

      I damn near passed out when I read this news! Beyond awesome.

      You guys (namely you Steve) should probably expect an email from me soon, probably begging about something or other...

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      January 21, 2011 6:14 AM

      Yay!!

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      January 21, 2011 6:19 AM

      Cool!

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      January 21, 2011 6:24 AM

      yes please.

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      January 21, 2011 6:29 AM

      Isn't that one wacky Christian guy saying the world ends on that international release date?

      Maybe he was just a DNF shill.

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        January 21, 2011 6:35 AM

        No that is May 21st. Apparently Jesus is coming back again.

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          January 21, 2011 6:41 AM

          Jesus = Duke Nukem

          he's off by a few days

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            January 21, 2011 6:47 AM

            Maybe the Duke just wants to show up a few days early to get ready to kick Jesus ass.

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      January 21, 2011 6:29 AM

      YEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      January 21, 2011 6:36 AM

      I'M GETTIGN SO EXCITED!!!! I actually had to go pee when I found this thread !

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      January 21, 2011 6:39 AM

      I wont believe it till its installed on my computer

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      January 21, 2011 6:50 AM

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      January 21, 2011 6:52 AM

      Tell me, why don't games go gold 'like they used to?' Because they're on consoles?

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      January 21, 2011 6:53 AM

      Yo can we get some new Duke Nukem Action figures too? Is there a special edition with a duke statue or something I want something epic

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      January 21, 2011 6:53 AM

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      January 21, 2011 6:57 AM

      nope, not possible, don't believe it.

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      January 21, 2011 6:59 AM

      THE TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5svP9Wu0nk

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      January 21, 2011 7:01 AM

      Omfg

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      January 21, 2011 7:06 AM

      lol.

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      January 21, 2011 7:09 AM

      meh

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      January 21, 2011 7:10 AM

      Now, are there words of a sequel, anyone know?

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        January 21, 2011 7:18 AM

        i am really curious to see how DNF performs with a broader audience. all of us game nerds have long ago lost perspective on it

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      January 21, 2011 7:13 AM

      Does this mean I get to chew some bubble gum or just kick ass, because I'd prefer to do both, Maarten

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      January 21, 2011 7:14 AM

      Too bad that preorder I made at Babbage's back in the day is lost to history (receipt is long gone). :( Hopefully this time my new preorder will be fulfilled! :D

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        January 21, 2011 7:20 AM

        The place I made a pre-order with no longer exists lol

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          January 21, 2011 8:49 AM

          That's my problem. Babbage's was replaced by a Gamestop. :P

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            January 21, 2011 9:33 AM

            You know they're the same thing right? Literally just a name change.

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            January 21, 2011 11:59 AM

            There is a mall a few miles away that has an EB on the first level and GameStop on the 2nd level, there are directly above/below each other

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      January 21, 2011 7:17 AM

      that shit looks terrible lol

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        January 21, 2011 7:17 AM

        in before witch burning

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        January 21, 2011 7:55 AM

        Yep, definitely looks outdated.

        That said, so did parts of Duke3d. And then we learned that gameplay > graphics.

        Hopefully they didn't fuck that part up. If DNF is just another Prey, I'll pass.

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      January 21, 2011 7:20 AM

      soooooooooo... who's getting it on 360? :(

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      January 21, 2011 7:25 AM

      I'd hit it

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      January 21, 2011 7:29 AM

      PreOrder Request - i would like a pack of chewing gum with my preorder.

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        January 21, 2011 7:31 AM

        But the duke is all out of gum.

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          January 21, 2011 7:39 AM

          im gona chew the whole thing in the time it takes me to go from the store to my xbox.

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          January 21, 2011 8:02 AM

          ...because he gave it away with all of the preorders

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        January 21, 2011 7:37 AM

        this came up but food&beverage license for the retailers seems to apply to chewing gum in a lot of cases. :(

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          January 21, 2011 7:38 AM

          it's more realistic if we really are out of gum

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          January 21, 2011 7:42 AM

          i will buy a pack when i pick up DNF and will make sure i have finished by the time i get home.

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          January 21, 2011 7:42 AM

          Just use that gum like Topps used to put in their wax packages of baseball cards. Pretty sure that doesn't qualify as food.

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            January 21, 2011 8:04 AM

            That gum always tasted as old as this dev cycle was.

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          January 21, 2011 8:17 AM

          it should just have the exterior apearence of chewing gum. You guys sign a deal with whoever, let's say Wrigley's, to put a pack a juicy fruit in the box, but all the sleeves of gum are empty! In this way, you can sell it for cheaper by inking an advertising deal with wrigley's and you get to make the "all out of gum" joke.

          Everybody wins!

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          January 21, 2011 11:02 AM

          It should be an empty wrapper so you can be out of gum

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      January 21, 2011 7:30 AM

      Shack needs to install a countdown clock, both on the front page and the chatty. It shouldn't be discreet either, it should be a bright, loud, flashing clock that grabs everyone's attention.

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      January 21, 2011 7:30 AM

      Didn't someone start a pool on the release date way back in the day?

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      January 21, 2011 7:39 AM

      Always bet on Duke!!!

      The amount of editing done to that trailer is pretty funny too!

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      January 21, 2011 7:40 AM

      Last piece of the puzzle:

      Steam pre-order?????????!!!!!!

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        January 21, 2011 7:43 AM

        GFW only. *ducks*

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          January 21, 2011 7:46 AM

          i can promise it's not GFW.

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          January 21, 2011 7:47 AM

          That would be LoL. The first achievement should be "all out of steam"

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          January 21, 2011 7:48 AM

          Don't matter to me either way. I actually wouldn't mind GFW so I can get ACHIEVEMENTS.

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            January 21, 2011 7:50 AM

            Yeah, at least GFWL achievements work. Steam achievements tend to be broken.

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              January 21, 2011 7:58 AM

              I know they're silly and dumb, but without the points, I don't give a crap about steam achievements. And it's so very dumb and I know that.

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          January 21, 2011 11:15 AM

          Don't you mean GFWL?

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        January 21, 2011 7:44 AM

        That is what I'm waiting for now.

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      January 21, 2011 7:47 AM

      Well, now I know a good day to run out of bubblegum! Can't wait!

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      January 21, 2011 7:49 AM

      Is dognose going to update the vegas shackmeet info?

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      January 21, 2011 7:49 AM

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      January 21, 2011 7:58 AM

      Can not wait, I really like the mature theme, I hope they sell 20 million copies!

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      January 21, 2011 8:01 AM

      oh america, censor ass and titties, but "we're fucking bringing it"

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        January 21, 2011 8:03 AM

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        January 21, 2011 8:04 AM

        that's just for the trailer.

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        January 21, 2011 8:04 AM

        yeah but at least we don't replace human enemies with robots that shoot rainbows

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        January 21, 2011 8:06 AM

        The ESRB is not "america"

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          January 21, 2011 8:15 AM

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            January 21, 2011 8:18 AM

            No, it claims to reflect the norms in America. The same way the RIAA claims to represent recording artists.

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              January 21, 2011 9:56 AM

              no, i dare say you're wrong here RD. it does reflect the norms of most of america.

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                January 21, 2011 10:21 AM

                And who originally instituted those norms? We were raised in a culture where violence is okay and sexuality is shameful, and we think that way because it was taught to us by external influences when we were impressionable. I never got to choose the outline of the American social compact, and I suspect you didn't either. So... does it honestly reflect your intrinsic preferences, or were those preferences placed upon you?

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                  January 21, 2011 11:14 AM

                  i am not america. there are 300 million other people, predominantly practicing a monotheistic religion whose texts prohibit sexuality and encourage violence, to consider.

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                January 21, 2011 1:32 PM

                American media is filled with fucking, titties and ass. You are wrong.

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              January 21, 2011 3:34 PM

              No, it really does reflect the norms in America. Violence and profanity is perfectly acceptable, but nudity is a horrible, obscene, disgusting thing.

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          January 21, 2011 8:36 AM

          Well it's not Europe, or Africa either

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        January 21, 2011 8:08 AM

        That shit is going to be hacked/modded right quick!

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          January 21, 2011 8:37 AM

          I never thought it would be censored in the game for one second, I meant the trailer

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            January 21, 2011 8:59 AM

            Ok cool, I was worried that the trailer censoring was in the game, but then i saw dahanese's above statement and got very happy.

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        January 21, 2011 9:42 AM

        OK, Steve posted some gold on the front page thread about this:

        2 shits and 1 fuck is the rule.

        not kidding.

        so i chose a text fuck and a bleeped audio.


        http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=25066984#itemanchor_25066984

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          January 21, 2011 9:46 AM

          I saw that too and laughed. (out loud even!) Is like a new kind of golden ratio.

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          January 21, 2011 3:40 PM

          I liked how the blimp message was censored because it included beer.

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            January 21, 2011 9:35 PM

            I thouhgt it was a joke because blimps look somewhat phallic :/

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        January 21, 2011 9:43 AM

        You have to understand, the ESRB doesn't want game companies advertising M titles to kids. So, since they know that kids will see the ads, they prevent game companies from showing the M bits. So now kids can safely watch advertising for M titles! Oh wait, I think I see a problem there...

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        January 21, 2011 11:08 AM

        No fucking shit.

        Especially when they censor Duke saying fuck at the end. Really? YOU JUST FUCKING SPELLED OUT THE WORD?!

        This double standard is just absolutely draw dropping.

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          January 21, 2011 12:13 PM

          you dropped your drawers??

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            January 21, 2011 1:01 PM

            well, given all of the shit talking I do, it seems appropriate.

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      January 21, 2011 8:04 AM

      What game will make the vaporware list now??

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      January 21, 2011 8:05 AM

      is the game going to be censored too?

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        January 21, 2011 8:05 AM

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          January 21, 2011 8:08 AM

          ^^^^^^^

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            January 21, 2011 8:09 AM

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            January 21, 2011 8:14 AM

            dahanese, who do i yell at to make my first access club account work properly? it's being stupid

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              January 21, 2011 8:19 AM

              me

              (actually true)

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                January 21, 2011 8:21 AM

                i just had some cherry flavored pop-tarts. just wanted you to know

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                January 21, 2011 8:22 AM

                can you make my first access club account work properly? i registered a long time ago, just got an e-mail about the contest so i tried to log in but don't have a forum account so i made a forum account but then it told me that my forum account is not a first access club account :(

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                January 21, 2011 8:23 AM

                you've exposed yourself! run, man, RUN

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        January 21, 2011 11:10 AM

        Well, I would think that the game needs to conform to MSFT's age policy stuff based on the profile of the gamer playing it?

        IE turning blood on / off, profanity on/off, nudity on/off.

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        January 21, 2011 3:41 PM

        Are you guys for real?!

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      January 21, 2011 8:10 AM

      Any word on possible co-op or MP?

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      January 21, 2011 8:12 AM

      Will this be on steam?

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      January 21, 2011 8:13 AM

      Welcome to Morningwood. ROFL. That's totally planned since they released these in the morning.

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      January 21, 2011 8:25 AM

      any word on mod support? because those regular strippers could very easily be turned into awesome tranny strippers, given the proper modding tools.

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      January 21, 2011 8:26 AM

      Dave Mustaine????

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_uPH06kLZI

      psst: turn up your volume

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      January 21, 2011 8:28 AM

      Trailer gets a C- from me due to lack of Duke Theme

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      January 21, 2011 8:35 AM

      So is this the trailer that was shown behind closed doors at PaX? Or is this a new cut with a few tidbits from the PAX presentation spliced in?

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        January 21, 2011 8:37 AM

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          January 21, 2011 8:44 AM

          It looks awesome.

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          January 21, 2011 9:29 AM

          looks like it was cut down in addition to the mosaic censoring.

          not like it matters.

          I still came.

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          January 21, 2011 9:34 AM

          Then why did it take them 4 months to throw in the mosaic filtering?

          Oh that's right, as predicted the hype on DNF died over the last month or so and is now re-kindled.

          http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=24864927#itemanchor_24864927

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            January 21, 2011 9:39 AM

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            January 21, 2011 10:10 AM

            i don't know what shack you are on but CrustyB and company have bothered me every week for the last eternity for this shit.

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              January 21, 2011 10:49 AM

              answer the question!!

              :)

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                January 21, 2011 11:36 AM

                because there was more to it than just mosaic!

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                  January 21, 2011 12:20 PM

                  sure there was...

                  -Licensing the music
                  -Getting the ESRB to make up a little icon that any creative design student could whip up an unofficial "Not-Yet-Rated Symbol" in half a day
                  -Adding the mosaics
                  -Turning up the graphics of your transition titles from level 5 to level 10
                  -Waiting for the collective shack-hype to die down

                  For whatever reason the frame rate on YouTube blows regardless of quality setting --- release a Bink version!!

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                    January 21, 2011 2:22 PM

                    which youtube video are you hitting? try www.youtube.com/2kgames version - that has no hitches.

                    also, you don't have a very good grasp of video game dev and marketing, which is understandable, but don't be a jerk about it - be happy you are getting FUCKING DNF

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                      January 21, 2011 4:24 PM

                      :) come now, my bink format request was an homage to the trailers of yore.

                      And while I'm not in marketing, DNF' s marketing history is horrid. A hype train nightmare.

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          January 21, 2011 11:28 PM

          It looks good!

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      January 21, 2011 8:36 AM

      DNF tournament at ShackCon?! Who's up for it?

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        January 21, 2011 8:37 AM

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          January 21, 2011 8:56 AM

          She'll probably delegate it to me, and I in turn will delegate it to you :P

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            January 21, 2011 8:59 AM

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            January 21, 2011 12:04 PM

            INFormative. Also, you won't be having tournaments unless we get enough people registered to afford space, so bring your kids, bring your wife, we Dukin' errybody up in herr.

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        January 21, 2011 8:43 AM

        YES

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        January 21, 2011 8:46 AM

        wooo on xbox360!!!

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          January 21, 2011 8:55 AM

          Probably more then likely since we have no idea how/if we're gonna do a PC LAN.

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            January 21, 2011 9:51 AM

            meh, i'm not bringing my 360 or PC across the continent

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      January 21, 2011 8:36 AM

      so 360 is going to be the definitive version right?

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        January 21, 2011 8:47 AM

        PC

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          January 21, 2011 9:14 AM

          maybe. but holy shit. if we have a BLOPS launch or another console code dump that's supposed to work on PC... I'm really going to have to choke a bitch.

          I realize they want to focus on the console and the PC is a distant afterthought, but holy shit, at least make it launch smoothly. it has to WORK.

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      January 21, 2011 8:41 AM

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      January 21, 2011 8:56 AM

      unf unf unf unf

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      January 21, 2011 8:57 AM

      So, you're saying it does exist? Hail to the king, baby.

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      January 21, 2011 8:58 AM

      No one has called dognose yet? you are all terrible shackers.

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      January 21, 2011 8:58 AM

      sucks for the people that allready know the story, glad I didn't read it :)

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      January 21, 2011 9:03 AM

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      January 21, 2011 9:06 AM

      I wish I were 18 again, so I could actually give a damn about this sequel.

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      January 21, 2011 9:12 AM

      I'm so excited I may cry

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      January 21, 2011 9:13 AM

      Interesting, I may come out of cryo for this.

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      January 21, 2011 9:14 AM

      Looks good. Hoping that the retail box is a steam key.

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        January 21, 2011 10:13 AM

        you speak for yourself! haha I want a GOLD FOIL 12" retail box with Duke on the cover :D

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          January 21, 2011 10:21 AM

          no no i want a huge CE box as well. Just that the cd-key can be used on steam like Metro 2033 or Fear 2 for example. When gearbox did borderlands the retail box was different from the steam version. Don't want to have to deal with manual patching.

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      January 21, 2011 9:14 AM

      Is there going to be any kind of Special/Collector edition?

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      January 21, 2011 9:21 AM

      EPIC \m/ my PC is gona cry when it plays it.

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      January 21, 2011 9:23 AM

      Wooooah

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      January 21, 2011 9:38 AM

      i just popped 17 boners.

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      January 21, 2011 9:52 AM

      BWahahaha, the end of the trailer fucking kills me. :D

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      January 21, 2011 9:55 AM

      Looks awesome! The FOV seems a bit low. :(

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      January 21, 2011 9:59 AM

      Was never a huge Duke fan but after watching that, I agree with Dognose...It's gonna 0wn

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      January 21, 2011 10:02 AM

      Crikey! That trailer was really cool and fun but the driving bits looked silly :(

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      January 21, 2011 10:08 AM

      So should we officially start the countdown until DNF2? This game is going to sell like crazy... can't wait!

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      January 21, 2011 10:09 AM

      Do they still go with this "you can only have 2 weapons at a time" stupidity? Or has it been dropped?

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        January 21, 2011 10:19 AM

        I hope its gone but I'll get it regardless.

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        January 21, 2011 10:22 AM

        I care not if this is the case. I want to kill some alien bastards with whatever I can get!!!

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        January 21, 2011 10:25 AM

        oh I forgot all about that, ugh I hope that's not the case, at the very least you need a close/medium/sniper range weapon and and explosive one, 4 minimum...

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          January 21, 2011 10:35 AM

          I think that depends on the level design and weapon/ammo distribution, doesn't it?

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          January 21, 2011 11:00 AM

          It seems like pipe grenades are going to be a separate thing like in Halo where you could have two different guns and always had grenades. So that's at least 3.

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        January 21, 2011 10:43 AM

        you can now carry unlimited weapons but you only have enough pockets for two kinds of ammo

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          January 21, 2011 10:48 AM

          Do you have enough pockets for bubblegum, too?

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            January 21, 2011 10:51 AM

            you do, but the aliens stole all the bubble gum to fuel their ships. it's a pretty big plot point in the game. once Duke discovers it he goes insane and you play a level that takes place entirely in his psyche where you have to overcome your fears of a world without bubble gum.

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              January 21, 2011 10:54 AM

              Those alien bastards are gonna pay once again!!!!

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                January 21, 2011 10:56 AM

                yeah but then it turns out they are allergic to urine and you can win the game by just peeing on everything

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                  January 21, 2011 11:05 AM

                  this is some M. Night Shayamalan shit right here

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      January 21, 2011 10:23 AM

      This is gonna be one hell of a birthday present.

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      January 21, 2011 10:28 AM

      Never thought I would see this day!

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        January 21, 2011 10:53 AM

        I know. My chances of dying before the release keep getting exponentially worse as I age....

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      January 21, 2011 10:35 AM

      Holy fuck that trailer was way better than I expected it to be. Definitely looking forward to playing this, FINALLY!

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      January 21, 2011 10:40 AM

      http://i.imgur.com/YGwH1.jpg

      box art for DNF

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      January 21, 2011 10:41 AM

      So hot, GIVES IT TO MEH!

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      January 21, 2011 10:51 AM

      I could enjoy playing this video game.

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      January 21, 2011 10:59 AM

      Someone help me with this, are the water drops supposed to be on his visor or the screen? http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/2kgames/dukenukemforever/duke0120-610.jpg

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        January 21, 2011 11:03 AM

        visor Sun Glasses

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        January 21, 2011 11:04 AM

        On his sunglasses I guess.

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        January 21, 2011 11:05 AM

        Probably the screen. A few games do this where they're showing you drops on the "camera" that doesn't exist of course.

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        January 21, 2011 12:21 PM

        My guess is screen

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          January 21, 2011 12:42 PM

          That was my guess. It seems odd to acknowledge the screen as a boundary. It makes the hands and arms seem disembodied, drawing attention to the lack of a body or feet.

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            January 21, 2011 12:47 PM

            Pretty sure it's his sun glasses since you can see him put them on in the demo. I think. Maybe.

            Pretty sure it's his sun glasses.

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            January 21, 2011 3:32 PM

            I think it's supposed to be just a bad video game effect because at that point in the demo you don't realize it yet, but you're playing duke playing a game about himself.

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              January 21, 2011 4:14 PM

              Pretty sure when you die his sunglasses break. Like you can see the frames and stuff.

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                January 21, 2011 4:29 PM

                Yeah, I guess I'm not ruling out sunglasses either. I don't think I died in that part.

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        January 21, 2011 3:27 PM

        There aren't actually water droplets in that screenshot. You came on your screen. And so did I. And so did everyone.

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      January 21, 2011 11:09 AM

      WHY HAS DOGNOSE NOT POSTED YET!

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      January 21, 2011 11:11 AM

      U R pretty

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      January 21, 2011 11:15 AM

      Just posting to be a part of history. Day one buy.

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        January 21, 2011 11:20 AM

        I thought you were a Valve employee...

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          January 21, 2011 3:32 PM

          Valve guys are gamers too.

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            January 21, 2011 4:29 PM

            Yes, but they also get the entire steam library for free.

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          January 21, 2011 4:57 PM

          I cant find my post where I say that Stalker is better than Half Life 2. The only thing me and Valve have in common is...being AWESOME !

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            January 21, 2011 5:15 PM

            0h, I thought you were an employee.

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      January 21, 2011 11:21 AM

      Prostate still pumping.

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      January 21, 2011 11:26 AM

      My favorite DNF related picture
      http://i.a-13.net/slash000_fudigg.jpg

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      January 21, 2011 11:46 AM

      I AM MARKING THIS IN MY CALENDER.

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      January 21, 2011 11:48 AM

      Awesome. Getting super awesome collectors edition on Xbox and steam version if available.

      Also needs more news about multiplayer

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      January 21, 2011 12:24 PM

      That shit better come with a free mousepad, my old Duke3d one is pretty ratty

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        January 21, 2011 12:40 PM

        I would proudly hold on to a D4E mouse pad.

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        January 21, 2011 12:48 PM

        I never got a mousepad with my copy of Duke 3D.

        I even leafed through the box again last time I was home to double check. :(

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      January 21, 2011 12:37 PM

      I have to say, I'm not a fan of the album art. I can think of worse, but it hardly befits a game people have been waiting for more than a decade.

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        January 21, 2011 12:52 PM

        I agree, it should be encrusted with real diamonds, and the box should contain a roll of $100 bills.

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      January 21, 2011 12:57 PM

      its so going to be banned here :(

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      January 21, 2011 12:57 PM

      O:

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      January 21, 2011 1:00 PM

      Damn, I'm looking good!

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      January 21, 2011 1:07 PM

      Well, I actually laughed at that. Guess I'm back in.

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      January 21, 2011 1:16 PM

      can we have an Ultimate fan edition. that comes with pc, ps3 and x360 versions of the game in the one box please.

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        January 21, 2011 1:17 PM

        I was thinking about trying to find a way to get a custom box made to hold all three :(

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          January 21, 2011 1:32 PM

          im also hoping someone can hook me up with the non censored US version via steam.

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            January 21, 2011 2:27 PM

            but what happens when you join our game and all of the blood is replaced with rainbows, FF is turned off, all of the profanity is replaced with baby giggling, and the nudity is covered with sunflowers?!

            HUH?! WHAT THEN CORDS?!

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            January 21, 2011 4:46 PM

            Dude come on you know I will.

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        January 21, 2011 2:47 PM

        If it comes with that custom 360 controller, then fuck yeah.

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      January 21, 2011 2:07 PM

      So who won Odoyle's contest?

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        January 21, 2011 3:07 PM

        I was just thinking the same thing ;)

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      January 21, 2011 2:56 PM

      i am very excited to freeze and shrink my friends again!

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      January 21, 2011 2:58 PM

      Wii version?

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      January 21, 2011 2:59 PM

      He's all grown up now /snif

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      January 21, 2011 3:13 PM

      Oh. My. God.


      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      January 21, 2011 3:21 PM

      Fucking amazing. About time.

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      January 21, 2011 3:39 PM

      May the 3rd be with you

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      January 21, 2011 3:47 PM

      The news this week has been amazing. Lieberman announces retirement; DNF out May 3rd! Mortal Kombat out April 19th!

      You lose. Good day sir!

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      January 21, 2011 4:03 PM

      rest in pieces! :D

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      January 21, 2011 4:29 PM

      It's gonna 0wn.

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      January 21, 2011 4:30 PM

      I'd still hit it! lol

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      January 21, 2011 4:31 PM

      Nifty doodles.

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      January 21, 2011 4:32 PM

      I know there were some people who didn't bet on duke

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      January 21, 2011 4:56 PM

      Looks fun as hell.

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      January 21, 2011 9:18 PM

      I gotta pee!

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      January 21, 2011 9:47 PM

      There needs to be a Duke weekly shackbattle when this comes out!

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      January 23, 2011 4:07 AM

      That hit the spot.

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      January 24, 2011 5:23 AM

      There will be a treasure chest hidden in DNF , opening with a zelda like theme , and out jumps ELOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I AM LINDSAY LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHAAAAN.

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