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Gearbox: We're Sorry, But Duke Won't Be Ready In May

Oh, stop laughing. It's still coming. No, really. It is.

Those who had been following the 13-year saga of Duke Nukem Forever were on the verge of a heart attack when Gearbox Software announced an actual release date for "Did Not Finish:" May 3. We had seen dates before, but none so darn close, and none that came along with trailers and media and interviews. So we all assumed that this was it...ah, but you know what happens when we assume. Here's Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford:

Well, at least they're having fun with it. So now the new day is June 14 in North America and internationally on June 10. We can live with that. In all actuality, if Gearbox wanted to keep teasing us for years to come, we wouldn't be too surprised. For a while there, we were convinced DNF was the longest-running gag in industry history.

Related Game(s): Duke Nukem Forever

Tags: duke nukem forever, dnf, dnf release date, dnf delay

3/24/2011 10:23:15 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (44 posts)

Kiryu
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 10:33:38 AM
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Damn it Duke Nukem around same time as Infamous 2.
I think i must buy Infamous 2 first and i should wait for Duke Nukem another month.Damn it!

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Snaaaake
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 10:45:54 AM
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Now that's funny, good thing is that there won't be any backlash for delaying this game.

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Underdog15
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 10:50:21 AM
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lol delays are the last concern people have about this game. It's coming, and that's all that matters.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 10:58:31 AM
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LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

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bigrailer19
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:35:55 AM
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Ha, that was pretty good! I don't even care I won't be getting the game, but even then what's another month...

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daizycutter
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:44:37 AM
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first it was duke nukem not-ever

then it was duke nukem will take for-ever

now its duke nukem when-ever

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Highlander
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:50:20 AM
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Say, you don't think that they did this on purpose to..you know...take advantage of all teh free publicity of being the famous DNF game that wasn't and is, and is now delayed...Ironic.

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kraygen
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:51:07 PM

I wondered that as well, especially since it is such a short delay. Usually when we hear of a game being delayed it's several months.

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___________
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 2:50:32 AM

not really, most games get delayed a few weeks.
playstation move heroes for example.
or motorstorm appocalypse, was suppose to release in the UK on the 18th of march if i remember right but now its set for the 31st of march.
they better give us the demo soon, and a long a$$ demo at that to tide us over!

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Nynja
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:56:05 AM
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Great freaking vid. Love it.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 12:03:19 PM
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Watched the trailer on PSN. Shows "him" urinating. And when I say it shows "him" I mean it shows his junk. Of course it was censored in the trailer but I can only assume it won't be in the final game. Won't be getting this. If I wanted to see man junk I would go watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall again.

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Lord carlos
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 12:07:06 PM

That what duke is all about
kicking a dude to death in the mens room and then pi$$ing on his corpse.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 12:17:12 PM

I doubt they'll show his schlong uncensored

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gumbi
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:10:57 PM

It's just a stream of urine. Chill out dude.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 1:44:04 AM

Rockstar showed the uncensored swing. I wouldn't put it past ol' Dukey to do the same.

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SmokeyPSD
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 9:50:35 PM

You got to go and take a piss in Duke 3d. This is nothing new and not unexpected at all...

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Lord carlos
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 12:04:09 PM
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Very amusing
Waited 13 years,i can wait an extra month
no sweat

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SvenMD
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:41:33 PM

I could've waited another 13 years..... or never.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 12:18:24 PM
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That was pretty funny, but a bad move. It was a likely D1P, but I'll be playing inFamous 2 until my teeth fall out so Duke will have to wait until after that now. That move's gonna hurt sales.

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GuyverLT
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:02:40 PM

I wouldn't say that it's so much as a bad move you have to keep in mind it is a multi-platform game so it's not like people won't buy it for the other systems... it is after all a FPS with multiplayer. It might not sell all that well on the PS3 side but whose to say the game won't generate allot of sales on the 360 side & PC.

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kraygen
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:53:18 PM

I doubt it'll generate a lot of mp sales due to the fact that it's only 4 vs 4. Most fps fans I know aren't looking for less men on the battlefield.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:15:04 PM

Yeah I know it can still sell well across platforms, but the gamers who grew up on Duke or more or less a bigger part of the PS3 fanbase where the Xbox kids are young. It just means more gamers busy with inFamous 2 will opt to get Duke used so less money to Gearbox.

Probably not enough to make them cry, but a release should squeeze all it can out of the market.

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GuyverLT
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:12:53 PM

I still think it might do better than we expect it to it could happen you know... I'm just saying.

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SmokeyPSD
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 9:52:46 PM

Balls of Steel edition for me, all the way. Infamous 2 can wait. Duke 3d I still play regularly.

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slugga_status
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 12:52:53 PM
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Yea..not a smart move knowing inFamous 2 is dropping the same month...literally days before it...Oh well..seems like I won't get to Duke until next year..B/c after L.A. Noire there's inFamous 2..plus I'll still have Mortal Kombat..enough games to keep me satisfied until Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3

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Kokushi
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:10:57 PM
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TheHighlander, i wrote you a message in your White Knight Chronicles review about some technical help about LCD monitor i bought.

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gumbi
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:12:42 PM
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meh, I've waited this long. What's another month. Funny add though. DNF isn't gonna be a day one purchase for me anyway. It's a definite purchase, but not a day one. Especially if it's coming out along side Infamous 2.

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kraygen
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:54:38 PM
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Publicity stunt. Look on the bright side Duke fans, it's only a month.

Doesn't bother me though, I'll be too busy electrocuting the masses.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:15:45 PM

yeah I wanted to play Duke before I became the electric executioner.

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Danny007
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:11:59 PM
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OMFG Just cancel the game. I don't even want it now. (Not really) But this announcement did just put a bitter taste in my mouth.

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tlpn99
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:49:40 PM
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I can wait till then im buying this and Infamous 2. Just means waiting longer for Duke is all.

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parasitic
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 3:22:18 PM
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I liked their humour, it actually makes me want to buy this game a little bit more now.
I never played the original, but remember my father playing it when I was really young.
I will keep my eyes open for Duke now :)

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 6:23:54 PM
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Randy has handled this game BRILLIANTLY.

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FM23
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 6:35:18 PM
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That wasn't funny too me at all. Real corny if you ask me and I laugh at corny ish. I wonder why they delayed it though

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 6:48:12 PM

Yup. Better than a normal announcement though.

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King James
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 7:34:53 PM
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HA HA.

Randy's so cool.

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Lairfan
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 7:36:18 PM
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Damn. I was really looking forward to this, but now its way to close to inFamous 2 to even look at until July.

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Riku994
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 9:20:13 PM
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Didn't even read the article, this is too hilarious

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BikerSaint
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 9:54:26 PM
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A little something to hold you over till Duke is finally out....

"The Duke Cave is Open"

Step into the ultimate man cave on the official website for Duke Nukem Forever.

Enter the Duke Cave to conduct surveillance on two of Duke’s favorite things: aliens and babes.

Check out Mark and Kate Holsom, two motorboating twins or get a look at the Octabrain, a floating head that uses it’s airborne tentacles to fire a blast attack.

Browse the Hall of Humility to see how Duke’s awesomeness even puts Chuck Norris to shame.

Gamers that have the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition or have already preordered can register to be part of the First Access Club to get the demo first. Winning!

http://www.dukenukemforever.com/full/us/#/dukecave

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Lawless SXE
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 1:48:49 AM
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Gearbox is definitely jerking our chain. This is only the first. Y'know, I actually rather hope that DNF never releases, just so that it does become that great "what-if".
Peace.

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RebelJD
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 2:21:26 AM
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Love it. Thumbs up Gearbox and Duke Nukem Forever.

RockNRolla

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___________
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 2:51:31 AM
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^%$#@!@#$%^&*&^%$#@!@#$%^%$#@#$%^&*&^%$#@#$%^&^%$#@#$%^&&^%$#^%$#@#$%^&^%$#@!@#$%^&*^%$#@#$%^&^%$#@!@#$%^&*^%$#@!@#$%^&*&^%$#@#$%^&*&^%$#@#$%^&*&^%$#@#$%^&*&^%$# YOU GEARBOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lawless SXE
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 3:53:06 AM

LOL! Wish I could give you more thumbs up!

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Zorigo
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:02:58 PM
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XDDD

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