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  (Source: 3drealms.com)
The Scene group's Complex and Duplex have offered the Xbox 360 version and PS3 version

Gamers have been waiting a long time for "Duke Nukem Forever," and that wait will be over in a little less than a week. But for some, the wait ended yesterday when the game leaked onto the internet. 

With much anticipation for the new "Duke Nukem," game players were pushing to get a glimpse of 2K Games' latest creation in the series. Over the last two weeks alone, several fake "Duke Nukem Forever" files have popped up all over the web

But the real deal appeared on torrent sites like BitTorrent yesterday, with the Xbox 360 version made available by the Scene group "Complex," and the PS3 version compliments of the Scene Group "Duplex."

This leak could make or break the new game, as gamers who test it will likely spread the word as to whether it's a worthy buy or not. 

"Duke Nukem Forever" will officially release on June 14 for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows.

"Duke Nukem" is a video game series that was initially released in 1991 for MS-DOS, and focuses on protagonist Duke Nukem. "Duke Nukem ll" was released in 1993, and "Duke Nukem 3D" launched in 1996. In addition, many spin-offs like "Duke Nukem: Critical Mass" were created.



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RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By MrBlastman on 6/8/2011 11:15:11 AM , Rating: 0
Hilarious.

All this time companies and the news has been reporting about rampant piracy on the PC and how it is killing developers desire to market games to anything but consoles. Consoles are safe, they keep telling us. Consoles are the way to go to combat piracy, they say.

Yet, a week before Duke Nukem Forever comes out, the pirated version of it comes out where--FOR CONSOLES.

Yeah, they can take their anti-PC gaming hype and shove it up their backsides. A lot of us on the PC are older and we respect the fact that the developers work for their families to put food on their tables, thus we pay for our software.

I feel bad for those at 3dRealms and Gearbox. Sure, it took 14 years to make it, but, whatever--they made a game to sell and now it might be pirated. That hurts.

Somehow though, with the discrepancy in file sizes, I think it might be possible that one is fake... or both of them.


RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By adiposity on 6/8/2011 12:44:12 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
All this time companies and the news has been reporting about rampant piracy on the PC and how it is killing developers desire to market games to anything but consoles. Consoles are safe, they keep telling us. Consoles are the way to go to combat piracy, they say. Yet, a week before Duke Nukem Forever comes out, the pirated version of it comes out where--FOR CONSOLES.


The difference is, most people who have PS3s and Xboxes will not be able to play this pirated version. Pretty much 100% of PC users will, though. I'd say that's a significant difference.


RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By MrBlastman on 6/8/2011 12:54:10 PM , Rating: 2
Saying 100% of them can play it doesn't mean 100% of them will play it and not buy it.

I can walk across the street today and shoot someone if I want to. I can also take a dump on my front lawn if I choose. If I _really_ wanted to, I could streak naked through a shopping mall.

It doesn't mean I will do it. I have 100% freedom to do so, but even still, I choose to do none of the above.

Please don't try to blanket and villify all of a community just because they all of the access to do wrong.

While the bulk of console gamers might not be able to play it, many of them can choose to hack their consoles and then be able to. Yet, many of them don't.

Forced deterrents don't always work. Sometimes, they just entice the people to go against the system to see if they can do it. Thus, lies the crux of the whole DRM problem. The deterrents only hurt the honest.

Not all of us PC users are swarthy pirates.


RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By Farfignewton on 6/8/2011 1:48:10 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Saying 100% of them can play it doesn't mean 100% of them will play it and not buy it.


I'd say the problem for a lot of developers wasn't how many could do it, but rather how many were doing it. When Demigod was released wasn't there 2-4 more people trying to use the servers then copies sold, or something like it? Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if some developers quit the PC just to spite the freeloaders.


RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By Manch on 6/8/2011 2:22:25 PM , Rating: 2
A lot of them have. If they do release it, it's just a port(usually crappy) of the console versions. Notice how very few PC games have pushed the envelope lately. Even the Crysis engine has been consolized. Everything looks the same up close but the draw distance sucks.


By adiposity on 6/8/2011 4:44:37 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Saying 100% of them can play it doesn't mean 100% of them will play it and not buy it.


Indeed, and I didn't mean to suggest otherwise. My point is, the parent poster was suggesting that bringing games to consoles does not make them "safer" from piracy.

My argument is, it does make them significantly safer. For better or worse, if you don't want your software pirated, consoles are a better place to go.

Now, obviously, it is never 100% secure. But once a torrent is released of your game, it is basically 100% unsecure for PC. For PS3, it's probably less than 5%, and Xbox less than 10%. Nintendo, probably less than 30%. I am just pulling these numbers out of the air, but the point is, a PC does nothing to stop piracy of games--all the copy protection is in the game itself. The consoles have the copy protection built-in (often requiring hardware mods to bypass), thus seriously limiting the amount of piracy.


RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By jkostans on 6/8/2011 12:54:03 PM , Rating: 2
The people who will pirate it would not have spent the money on it anyways. Plus, Apogee basically screwed it's investors for as long as they could before someone finally said "enough". Now gearbox has stepped in to release a game that was never meant to be released. Of course it's going to be awful.....


RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By MrBlastman on 6/8/2011 12:59:27 PM , Rating: 4
Because you think it is awful doesn't give you the right to pirate it instead of paying for it. If you want to play it, and end up playing through the whole game--the developers deserve their share of money for your consumation of their intellectual property. It isn't as if they are charging you 65.00 to play this game. On the PC, at least right now, it is selling for 50.00 or less.

But yes, you're right, those who pirate it might not have spent the money on it anyways so it would never have equtaed to lost sales.

Oh--and don't get me wrong, I'm a little pissed off about what they have done to Duke in DNF. I played the demo that came out last week. I can't stand:

1. How they screwed us on the FOV (it was around 60-70 in the demo, but can be fixed via console commands).

2. Put mouse acceleration into the game and didn't give us an easy way to fix (should be able to be address in config files in the full game).

The next two though... they are inexcusable...

3. Halo-style health regen through Ego meter (What? Duke uses healthpacks and atomic health, not this wimpy stuff).

4. Two weapon limit (totally wtf here. Duke isn't a wimp, he carries lots of guns all at one time).

Still though, gripes aside, I'm still going to pay for it and play through it. It will at least give me some closure to waiting all these years even if it is gimped.


By Hyperion1400 on 6/8/2011 4:15:40 PM , Rating: 2
Originally, you were supposed to regenerate your health by being a bad-ass. I.E. kicking ass and taking names. I vividly remember Randy Pitchford talking about it in a video interview. However, it looks like they caved on even that! It's sad, but Duke will never have the sequel he deserved...


By CloudFire on 6/8/2011 11:01:28 PM , Rating: 2
I totally agree with you. I have downloaded many many games before just to try them out and see if I like them or not. If I don't, I uninstall and delete the file forever. However, I will purchase the game if it fits two of my criteria:

1. I have played the game to the very end.

2. I have played it and enjoyed it for at least 20 hours (mainly rpg genre for this case).

I am a supporter of great companies/games, and if their product intrigues me enough to fit any of those 2 criteria, they will get my business.


RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By Smilin on 6/8/2011 5:23:14 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
The people who will pirate it would not have spent the money on it anyways.


I call BS.

Some would have, some wouldn't have.


"If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." -- Scientology founder L. Ron. Hubbard

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