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3D Realms Reaches Duke Nukem Forever "Milestone"

Psst...hey. Over here. 'glances furtively around, then whispers'- "word is, 3D Realms is on the Duke Nukem Forever home stretch!" 'runs away'

Oh yes, we do have another update for you, but like all the updates of the past 11 years or so, it doesn't really tell us much. According to 3D Realm's George Broussard's Twitter update, the team may be closing in on completion of the fictional shooter. The message is this:

"Closing out a milestone this week. 71 more tasks to do and we started with probably 800-900. Been a good push. Next one starts Monday."

We're not entirely sure what "tasks" indicate in the post, but if there are 800-900 and it has taken this long to get to 71 remaining, does that mean they'll be done in 2011? Or is my math incorrect? Anyway, we'd also be interested in a platform confirmation of some kind; last year, we had heard they were planning to bring DNF to multiple platforms. But we haven't heard anything since, which is the exact MO we're dealing with. They let the rumor run its course and when things are slowing down, they come up with something else. It's the most ingenious prank in the history of gaming, really.

But hey, we've been wrong before. Maybe Duke Nukem Forever will get an official release date at E3; maybe it'll launch in 2010 and be one of the best shooters ever. Oh, wait...3D Realms isn't scheduled to participate in this year's E3. It's probably because they have nothing to say.

Related Game(s): Duke Nukem Forever

4/15/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (34 posts)

robinhood2010
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 10:35:25 AM
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Seriously, not this load of BS again...
I'm suprised this didn't come out on the 1st!

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 10:51:05 AM
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Duke Nukem is a thing of the past, I'm happy with his replacement Serious Sam.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 10:53:14 AM
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Duke Nukem ForNEVER

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Deleted User
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 11:01:34 AM
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How exactly has George Broussard been able to make a living releasing zero games? That's probably the biggest secret about Duke Nukem Never Ever. Must have that huge trust fund or something.

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 8:38:02 PM

he specializes in vapor-ware...

that's exactly what I'm classifying this as... and its what i have always classified it as...

Duke Nukem 4never indeed

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psychotoe
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 11:27:41 AM
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but have these guys really lost their minds? Hey George Broussard once the game is finished, you can stick it up your......

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Kevadu
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 11:45:21 AM
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Yes, being the most delayed game in history is a pretty important milestone.

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Qubex
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 11:45:32 AM
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It would be extra-ordinary if they actually made it happen. I would like to know what these guys have been living on all these years!

Q!

"i am home"

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 11:46:47 AM
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If it ever sees the light of day it must surely be a PSN title.

I'd honestly be tempted if it piddled on the face of political correctness. I draw the line at paying full retail for it though.

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 11:46:57 AM
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Their milestone is what exactly? Being the longest running vaporware joke in gaming history?

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psychotoe
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 11:49:34 AM
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It's true, at this point that's all they are....a joke. If it wasn't for these little updates here and there I wouldn't even know they exist.

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Naga
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 12:04:00 PM
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probably change to cryengine 3 in the future furthering the delay to 2020

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 12:14:07 PM

Task 900:
Announced DNF, no one noticed that DNF means "Did Not Finish" in most circumstances. Ah the irony....
Task 859:
Reimplement game using Doom3 game engine.
...
Task 566:
Reimplement game using Quake engine
...
Task 100:
Write game script
...
Task 80:
Complete graphical redesign of characters now we are in the HD era.
...
Task 71:
Reimplement game engine using Unreal Engine.

Task 70:
Sue makers of Unreal Engine for crap code.

Task 69:
Reimplement game using Cryengine 3.

Task 68:
Sue makers of Cryengine for crap code.

Task 67:
Drop clues on Twitter claiming we're nearly there.

Task 66:
Implement custom game engine.

Task 65:
Sue self for crap code.

Task 64:
Give interview to Edge, hint that game is coming Real Soon Now.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 12:16:03 PM

LOL

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th0mas21
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 1:02:00 PM

Task 65 ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 12:30:59 PM
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That would be awesome if they put out Duke Nukem Forever as a chinsy 2D side scroller on PSN.

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 8:41:00 PM

nothing says FAIL like a "3D" "publisher" releasing a 2d game...

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Totalz
Thursday, April 16, 2009 @ 3:16:16 PM

It turns out the last 71 tasks are actually the game making process...

The previous 829 have been one of three,

1) Sitting on lazy arse
2) Sending out random bullsh*t rumors to press
3) Considering what random bullsh*t rumor to release next.

These have been repeated constantly over the last, what's it been? 2 million years (they began brainstorming and creating code in the stoneage on cave walls).

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Guest
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 12:41:18 PM
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It's actually pretty obvious when you think of it;

The engine for "Duke" is so technically advanced that it's been "acquired" by the government and is now currently running our defense grid, utilities, and computer infra-structure.

Saying "it's still in development", is actually "plausible-deniability".

You don't have to wait to play "Duke"...

you're IN it!.....

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Hexen
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 1:09:04 PM
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I am curious why everyone is insulting this game so much including you Ben?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 1:11:25 PM

because it doesn't exist, it's a hoax.

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Highlander
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 2:31:18 PM

It's because Duke Nukem Forever has been 'coming soon' for 12 years. It was actually announced for the first time almost 12 years ago to the day.

It did actually start life on the Quake II engine, then in '98 went to the Unreal Engine, then in '99 it went to an upgraded Unreal Engine, and was projected for a 2000 release. In 2002 they scrapped most of the work they'd done and switched to a custom engine that incorporates some parts of Unreal Engine 2.0, and so on and so forth (see I wasn't kidding about the game engine switching).

So the game has been pure vapor for 12 years, always coming soon, always teased and never seen. Duke Nuken Forever - DNF lives up to the acronym at least.

DNF - Did Not Finish.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 2:50:53 PM

I have no respect for people who tease a game for 12 years; a project that apparently doesn't exist.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 1:21:45 PM
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Dupe 'em forever .

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Alienange
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 2:01:24 PM
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Sorry Ben, George's Twitter page is not news, it's satire. Why report on such nonsense?

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coldbore
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 2:10:25 PM
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damn this is bs... but i dont see why anybody wouldnt pick it up, look at all the hype that this has already gotten, there wouldnt be a single gamer that doesnt know of its existence, but geuss the name says it all, "duke nukem forever" its just taking forever for it to come out, and always will take forever... :(

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 3:41:08 PM
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Well if it's good, I'm not looking forward to looking forward to the sequel.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 6:18:25 PM

lol Duke Nukem Forever 2!!!

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 8:43:18 PM

All the Vapor, None of the Ware

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BigTonesAUS
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 6:29:57 PM
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geeze get over it 3D realms, id love it if they actually do put out this game just to see how it will totally fall flat on its face due to the hype they have generated over the years.
For this game to succeed critically it would have to be equivelent to the second coming of christ in gaming.

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Kingharris
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 @ 6:32:53 PM
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So that means a 3D model of ANYTHING has been created...right?

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Fenrir
Thursday, April 16, 2009 @ 3:56:41 AM
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The past 829 tasks were for meetings finding a suitable programming language and making coffee ,or what? Will they start programming now? True?! (Honestly, I donīt care much about the game by now)

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Jian2069
Thursday, April 16, 2009 @ 2:19:48 PM
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if this is the largest game ever created that needs 3 blu-ray discs to run on and is not available on any other system

then props to 3drealms...


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Kangasfwa
Thursday, April 16, 2009 @ 3:32:45 PM
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Duke Nukem Forever: In Development

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