A punchline years in the making

     2011 may be the year that pigs fly, because Duke Nukem Forever is finally slated for a concrete release date. The reason this otherwise unnotable video game is making headlines, however, is because its been in (non)production for over 14 years.

     That’s right. Production for this game has flipped on and off for almost a decade and a half. Rights to the game have been hot-potatoed between four different game developers, and two different graphics engines. Over the years, Duke Nukem Forever has been a punchline amongst gaming communities, as they thought the game was done for.

     Either way, after a series of befuddling lawsuits and accusations, Gearbox Software has taken the torch to develop the game. Production for the game is reportedly nearly finalized, and the over-the-top shooter is slated for a May 3rd release. It will be interesting to see that, after all this time, if the game is even any good. While Duke Nukem 3D, released in 1996, took the gaming world by storm, the market has evolved immeasurably since than, and many skeptics think that the game may not evolve as fans have hoped.

     Overall, I think gamers are more excited for the thought of Duke Nukem Forever being released rather than the game itself.


1 Response to “A punchline years in the making”

  1. 1 Luke Wiseman January 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Excellent post that uses your interest in games with twitter. Rock it! Nicely done. Thanks for the hyperlinks, too.

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