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If you've been waiting for Duke Nukem Forever, and still had faith in the project, this news will sadden you

After numerous delays and years of hype in the gaming community, it looks like 3D Realms will never release Duke Nukem Forever, as the game studio has run out of money and will close its doors.

"We can confirm that our relationship with 3D Realms for Duke Nukem Forever was a publishing arrangement, which did not include ongoing funds for development of the title," explained publisher Take-Two.

Duke Nukem Forever has been in development for more than 12 years and was a follow-up to the popular 3D video game released by 3D Realms in 1996.  The studio's games were popular more than a decade ago, but simply couldn't match game studio development in the 21st century, according to video game industry analysts.

The studio also worked on Commander Keen and Major Stryker, which were popular but never reached the same level as Duke Nukem and Wolfenstein 3D.

Take-Two and other studios involved in the project noted that the game may not be fully dead, but after such a long delay in development, it's highly unlikely the game will ever hit store shelves.

"Development of the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned and further announcements about upcoming games will be made in the near future," according to a statement issued by Apogee Software.

News of the studio's closure is especially ironic as 3D Realms recently celebrated the 17th anniversary of its release of Wolfenstein 3D, which first hit the market in 1992.

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RE: argh
By Brandon Hill on 5/7/2009 2:22:48 PM , Rating: 5
"It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of gum."

RE: argh
By HostileEffect on 5/7/2009 2:28:55 PM , Rating: 5

RE: argh
By LRonaldHubbs on 5/7/2009 2:34:38 PM , Rating: 5

RE: argh
By Hudly on 5/7/2009 2:51:24 PM , Rating: 2

In honor of this tragic event, I am going to install my original Duke3D (1.3d) and run it with JDuke3D and then beat it, then play my Duke It Out in D.C. expansion, and THEN play my Life's a Beach expansion.

I miss this game. It is still amazing. And I'm very sad to hear that Duke4Ever will probably never see the light of day.

*whistles Indian Jones theme

RE: argh
By acase on 5/7/2009 3:09:43 PM , Rating: 2

RE: argh
By cheetah2k on 5/7/2009 5:08:21 PM , Rating: 2


...A kind and loving man....
Loved guns & blowing $hit up
Survived by his undying fans
.......may he R.I.P.........

RE: argh
By bighairycamel on 5/7/2009 5:00:26 PM , Rating: 5
"Hmm, don't have time to play with myself."

"Damn, those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride!"

"Damn, that's the second time those alien bastards shot up my ride!"

"I ain't afraid of no quake!"

"Nobody steals our chicks... and lives!"

"Who wants some?" I do Duke, I do. :_(

RE: argh
By clovell on 5/7/2009 5:43:14 PM , Rating: 2
"I ain't got time to bleed."

RE: argh
By Bubbacub on 5/14/2009 8:50:02 AM , Rating: 2
thats predator not Duke!

RE: argh
By thekdub on 5/7/2009 10:27:52 PM , Rating: 5
"It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and we're all out of funding!"

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