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Duke delayed once more
Shortest delay in the game's history

One of the most anticipated by fans and the longest delayed video games in history is none other than Duke Nukem Forever. The game was in development as far back as 1997 and still isn't on store shelves.

Kotaku reports that the game was picked up with development tasks changing to Gearbox in 2009, and finally things seemed to start moving again. If you are familiar with the long and delayed story of Duke Nukem Forever, this won't surprise you a bit. The game is delayed again. The publisher of the game issued an official statement pointing out that the new delay is the shortest in the history of the franchise.

2K president Christoph Hartmann said, "In case you haven't heard, Duke never comes early. We thank Duke's fans for their continued patience - I promise this won't take another 15 years."

Gearbox also offered its own apology in the form of an official statement from Randy Pitchford that read, "I'm very sorry for the added delay. We've all been working extremely hard and are very eager to deliver the game to you."

The exact reason for the delay isn't offered. The only good news is that the May 3 U.S. release date has only been pushed to June 14. After this long wait, Duke Nukem Forever needs to deliver on all fronts. One hint of suck and the backlash will be as epic as the delays on the game.

So far the game sounds very interesting, though most reserve judgment until the final product lands.

One interesting feature is the Capture the Babe mode since Duke is too manly for boring Capture the Flag. Players must capture the opposing team’s babe, and have the option to smack her around if she gets too rowdy.

The comeback for Duke Nukem Forever was announced in September of 2010.

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By callmeroy on 3/24/2011 3:28:57 PM , Rating: 2
I consider myself a pretty seasoned pc-gamer. FPS, MMO's, Simulations, RPG, RTS, I've play games from all the genre's over many, many years....

But for the life of me I just think its amazing that DNF still has a pulse let alone is finally slated for release in June. I mean 1997 was a long time ago in terms of a video game. I have to imagine a lot of money was lost on this product over all those years and changing all those hands....why didn't someone just officially kill it?

I mean Duke Nuke'em was a great game and his "antics" were hilarious -- but I think in these stores about DNF they are over-inflating the "legend" status of Duke Nuke'em; especially what -- 14 years later...its only us "later" 20 somethings or older crowd that will even appreciate the Duke Nuke'em character after all those years.

To teenagers Duke Nuke'em is just another gimmicky video game character...nothing more, nothing less.

I also think after all this time -- a lot of folks have given up on this game already....

FINALLY -- my last thought on why this game just wasn't cancelled .... the expectation is going to be through the roof for this game after all the wait and the hype / news stories on it over the years. I think its going to be reviewed with a more critical eye than your average game gets.

When this game was first announced I was only 4 years out of high school for crying out this thing better be good! :)

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