DNF Release Date, Snakes Rise From Graves

By John Walker on January 21st, 2011 at 1:52 pm.

Surrrrrrrrrrrrrre.
UPDATE: Launch trailer added below! Watch it. [Eh, watching Duke Nukem trailers, that's a weird one, isn't it? -Jim]

See, even though this is real, I still don’t believe it. Your partner can’t cheat on you, lie to you, never be there for you for so many years, and then just turn over a new leaf. Who cares what’s changed? I just refuse to accept that it will happen. I can’t allow myself to be hurt again. Eurogamer report the date for a Duke Nukem Forever release date, quoting a site I daren’t link to any longer (and more because it’s bloody well playing music at me when I open it, with no obvious off switch.) It’s going to be the 3rd May for the USA, and the 6th for the rest of the world. Yeah, right, whatever.


It’s a first-person shooter videogame!

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  1. ChaK_ says:

    OMG OMG OMG

  2. Ian says:

    It should totally have been called Duke Nukem OMG.

  3. mda says:

    DNF… did not finish?

    ^_^

    • cpy says:

      Yeah yeah, did not finish or Duke Nukem Fornever.
      Still i think all of it is fake. And they will postpone release date to 1. april and make big joke out of it.

    • godgoo says:

      Funny I was saying this about April 1st, would be hard to delay it till then now, unless they string it out till April 1st 2012, in which case I think I’d almost have to give them props.

  4. Kolesterol says:

    1998 is gonna be a great year!

    Oh, it’s 2011…

    Anyhow OMG! DNF!

  5. Pijama says:

    WHAT THE FUCK.

    (Alec, if you say I am swearing too much, this is THE obvious exception)

    • BobbleHat says:

      It’s for situations like these that swearing was invented.

    • Bhazor says:

      That and finding a bear in your loft or getting an arrow in the eye.

    • seanfish says:

      What if you find an arrow in your loft?

      The only answer language provides is to say, “I wonder how this arrow got in my loft.”

    • Phydaux says:

      Better than a bear in the eye.

  6. ShiftyParadigm says:

    Its just another sign of the coming appocalypse.

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    VelvetFistIronGlove says:

    I am so disappointed in Gearbox. The only possible proper release date would have been the 1st of April. They blew it.

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      Colthor says:

      @VelvetFistIronGlove

      I know! How could they?

    • vodkarn says:

      Can someone at RPS please include the name “Piranha Games” when saying who is working on this? It isn’t just Gearbox.

    • Shivoa says:

      I get the feeling that the Max Payne money was cursed. Note that the other people who used the cash (who co-sold the IP with 3DR/Apogee to Take2) also went through a long development process for Alan Wake, burning up that windfall to try and make the game they wanted with several changes of direction. Shame MS never handed over the final few dollars to get that a PC release so we can’t talk about it on RPS.

  8. Max says:

    Untrue. Lies! … It’s all lies … right?

  9. DeathHamsterDude says:

    Ahm . . .

    Meh!

    Loved those games when I was a kid. Thought the idea of pixelated boobies was groundbreaking at the time, but real ones are just so much better, and I’ve, like, totally seen, and felt (sandbags!) those now. So there.

    I know I’m going to buy it, and I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it for it’s metahumour and slapstick, kind of like how I think I’ll enjoy Bulletstorm. However, I think it’ll be like Doom 3; lovely graphics and a great feeling of nostalgia, which will wear off after a few hours of playing.

    Still though, should be fun. And I’m glad it’s FINALLY getting released!
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/What-Happened-Since-Duke-Nukem-Forever-Was-Announced-46340.shtml

    *EDIT* Trailer pretty cool, but was it just me or did his voice fall a little flat? Is it the same voice actor as DN3D? Maybe my memories are a bit clouded. *EDIT*

    • MadTinkerer says:

      The worst part? That article is now almost four years old and some things it mentions need updating.

      It’s now all seven books and seven films of the Harry Potter series.

      When did Wheel of Time start? And the guy who wrote that is dead now…

      Lost and Heroes started and ended, with a long writers’ strike in the middle (but at least we got Dr. Horrible out of it).

      Futurama had a good four seasons was canceled for an eternity and finally resurrected.

      Star Trek got a reboot.

      Dr. Who finally returned to television, we’re already on the third Doctor since then.

      I don’t think MySpace is still the largest social networking site. Didn’t Facebook usurp it? Also: Zynga (boo).

      Two and a half major revisions / version updates to D&D.

      Team Fortress went from an ugly but fun Quake mod to a great Half Life mod to a great sequel/reboot to the ultimate hat crafting game.

      Computer memory and disk space is counted in increments one thousand times larger.

      Compact Discs are now obsolete.

      The Year 2000 bug got fixed.

      Some kids not born yet when DNF was announced are now getting ready for junior high.

      Over 99% of webcomics still going had not started yet. Many, some multiple-year-sagas, have finished.

      None of my cats’ parents were born yet, but their grandparents were around.

      I was still living in London. (I now live in New Jersey.)

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      frymaster says:

      I know I’m going to buy it, and I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it for it’s metahumour and slapstick, kind of like how I think I’ll enjoy Bulletstorm

      I suspect bulletstorm may do it better, given the less… fraught… development history, but we’ll have to wait and see ;)

    • GoodPatton says:

      @DHD: I can only hope that this isn’t as big a disappointment as Doom 3 was, I really actually hope that. I do want this game to be good but I have the exact same worries you do. Having grown up from the time that Duke3D was pure awesome as a teen, I can only hope it lives up to a more mature set of expectations!

      Oh and yes it was the same voice actor as DN3D.

    • Fumarole says:

      Is it just me or is “Meh!” as a sentence a paradox?

    • DeathHamsterDude says:

      Hmm. You know what though? More than hoping this game has matured over the years (which is just something I am having trouble imagining of DNF) I would rather if they did the toilet humour and endless fragging of space-pigs et al. SO well that it regressed me back to the nineties! Because I would really just love to turn around to my pre-teen self, and be like, ‘Duuuude! High-five! Did you see that monster with the giant wiggling boobies! Then you shot at the boobies? And then the boobies hatched smaller boobies? And then you had to squeeze all the smaller boobies to death with your BARE hands? That was sick!’

      N.B. – That was a dramatization of my younger self using prepubescent gamer-boy stereotypes for comedic effect. The views expressed in the preceding dialogue are not necessarily the views or policies of DeathHamsterDude Inc. or its affiliates.

      N.B: Part Deux – BOOOOOOOOOOOBIES!

    • DeathHamsterDude says:

      @Fumarole – Do you mean using the word meh with an exclamation mark attached to it? If so, then no. An exclamation mark merely changes the tone in which a word is said, it does not change the meaning of the word. Meh! Does not change to become super-meh, but merely meh said rather loudly, or with force.

      Oh, and was it just me, or did anyone else lay amazingly intricate laser mine traps in DN3D, and then watch space pigs fly? I swear I spent hours and hours just spawning laser mines again and again, until I was trapped in a little corner of the map.

      Ah, misspent youth!

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    Lambchops says:

    Needs a “John vs the site that shall not be named” tag.

    That SHOWED THEM.

  11. Starky says:

    I see the future…

    I see a mediocre, immature game that plays just like another random man shooter with old recycled jokes that stopped been funny in the 90s.

    • Jonathan says:

      Uncanny. How do you do that?

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      AndrewC says:

      Old, recycled jokes have stopped being funny? OMG, Has anyone told the RPS writers this?

    • Gonefornow says:

      What a shame.

    • Eclipse says:

      wait… you see Bulletstorm in your future?

      Duke Nukem Forever will totally kicks asses, it’s just on another planet of humor even on the trailers alone

    • Sigma Draconis says:

      So in other words, it’s Duke Nukem.

      Deal with it. Really, if this resulting product that took 12 years to see a release wasn’t any of what you dislike, it wouldn’t be in the spirit of Duke Nukem at all.

      This is a different period in gaming where tastes are wildly varying all the time, but that doesn’t mean some games can’t stay the same.

  12. KauhuK says:

    All the omg and wtf aside. Will this be a good single player manshootan? I am waiting for a good FPS game (Half-Life episode 3, where are you?).

    • MrMud says:

      I think its fairly safe to say that it wont.
      But chances are it might sell anyway due to all the curious people.

    • MadTinkerer says:

      Well considering that Duke kept complaining “Fuck! Not another puzzle!?” in that last trailer, it seems we’ll have some decent environmental puzzles for poor Duke to not-shoot his way through, in addition to the over-the-top action. Here’s hoping. :)

  13. Tori says:

    Oh damn, we’ll need a new game for our usual “yeah this will come out just after Duke Nukem Forever”.
    Half-Life 3 maybe?

    PS. John, you still have “© 2007-2010″ at the bottom of the page.

  14. Sarlix says:

    My interest waned after seeing some preview in-game screenshots which featured a big glossy Xbox menu.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      Oh come on, we specifically reduced the amount of guns you can carry so you will have a great time and won’t get confused!

      Plus we made sure everything is optimized towards gamepad control, lowest common denominator difficulty and added a slathering of TNA to make everyone who has never seen the real versions happy!

      How could you NOT love us and the game! *sincere lack of understanding*

    • Tom OBedlam says:

      wait… what? ?Duke’s always had plenty of TNA, that’s why he’s the DUKE and Freeman’s not

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      lurkalisk says:

      3DR/Triptych only developed the game for PC. Gearbox then merely ported it. For all intents and purposes, this is very much a PC game.

    • BobsLawnService says:

      Lurkalisk, unfortunately in previews and interviews Gearbox has been saying that they have had to redesign large portions of the game to make it more console=centric.

  15. DiGi says:

    “3rd May for the USA, and the 6th for the rest of the world…”

    Yes yes, but – wich CENTURY???

  16. Harbour Master says:

    I suspect DNF might be given an easier time of it having been the punchline butt of every internet joke since 1976. and died and gone to heaven once already. Plus, no-one expects it to live up to the hype after all this time. We’re all just amazed that it’s actually going to happen.

    “Verdict: 10/10 – top points just for making it to market”

    • HeavyStorm says:

      Hype? No more, I guess. At least, I don’t believe anyone is expecting a game worthy of Duke. It will suck.

      And it will suck even more because it’ll be raining knives.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      You know, as much as I hate what they have done to the periphery, I think the actual core of the game will be good / contain insane amounts of promise and excellent ideas(punching things in the balls and chessy one-liners ARE fun when they aren’t happening in a 3.2 rated IMDB movie but interactively on your screen instead!).

      Just the modus operandi of it all has been suffered into fail so much by the whole “modern gaming is like totally about reducing the risk of the poor braindead user getting confronted by too many choices and freedoms” dumbthink, that I fear we might need to wait and see if someone can mod the awesome back into it all..

    • MattM says:

      But the real DNF isn’t coming out. DNF was the game being developed by 3d realms. This game shares the name and some of the content but it isnt the real thing. This is probably for the best. I think we will get something more competent but less interesting than the fantastic debacle that 3d realms was making.

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    phuzz says:

    So, Black Mesa Source, what’s holding you up then?

    • JohnnyMaverik says:

      General incompetence. They’re now the biggest joke in the source community, I mean shit, nearly anybody who’s anybody in modding has at one time or another worked for that team, and none of them have anything particularly positive to say about the experience.

    • Dominic White says:

      Well, that’s a nice bit of angry hearsay and rumor. Anything to back up anything?

      As for what’s taking them so long… well, they’re a relatively small bunch of guys, trying to completely remake a AAA retail game up to modern AAA standards in their spare time. I think that’s about the long and short of it, really.

    • DrGonzo says:

      Yeah, I get that Phuzz was joking and all. But Duke Nukem Forever must have one of, if not the biggest budget of any game in history. Black Mesa is made in some peoples spare time.

  18. Pijama says:

    It’s probably going to be awful, but who knows.

  19. Ralud says:

    Seriously, who makes a game with a guy named Duke.

    • DeathHamsterDude says:

      Don’t . . .

      Just don’t.

      In the 90’s Duke Nukem was the height of FPSes for having a main character that actually HAD a name.

      And what a name! ;)

    • Jake says:

      They probably considered Brian Nukem or Engelbert Nukem, but I reckon Duke sounds pretty good.

    • chargen says:

      Prince Atomicus was not quite masculine enough. Count Blasto was probably too goofy. The Marquis de Bomb didn’t really roll off the tongue. Duke Duke was just confusing…

      Anyone? Anyone? Is thing on?

    • DeathHamsterDude says:

      My God! You do not know how much I want a spin-off adventure game about his half-brother Engelbert Nukem now!

      This!

      This! THIS! Please this developers!

    • Nick says:

      Slate Fistcrunch! Big McLargehuge! Thick McRunfast! Slab Bulkhead! Flint Ironstag! Blast Hardcheese!
      Duke Nukem!

  20. jon_hill987 says:

    I think they should have pushed it back to December 21, 2012.

  21. RegisteredUser says:

    I believe this is a good time to post this excerpt of the ongoing forum discussion about 2 weapon slots vs as-much-as-you-like:

    [QUOTE] But nothing is gonna change if I keep whining about it..[/QUOTE]

    They are making a game they want to sell.
    They will try to make a game that appeals to people so that they will give them money for their work(be it GBX or formerly 3DR).

    Who other than the people with the money will be able to influence what is in the game in the end?
    Sure you can say that it is really project leads and designers doing stuff, but if they orient themselves at things that do not sell, they will not remain either for very long.

    The power _IS_ in the consumer’s hand.
    It is just that in 99% of the case the consumer is too weak/stupid/used to the status quo to actually do anything about it.

    Back when the “genetically modified corn” discussion was in full swing, people boycotted supermarkets carrying it and within weeks it was taken off shelves and bio-corn reintroduced.

    If they program and publish crap you do not want in your game, do not support them financially.

    I firmly believe that is the only way to go about and my wallet is going to remain closed on both Duke and Bulletstorm until someone either patches out / mods the weapon slots or the official “we would rather be arrogant than making our fans happy” people wise up and release an official build/patch themselves that officially and fully embraces fun and versatility in gaming again, i.e. unrestricted weapon slots.

    I will not stand for PC gaming / FPS turning into a dumbed down, restricted mess that is optimized for some ficticious “people that prefer less confusing weapon choices” that only exist in the head of PR people to justify their job.

    So you have a voice, you have a vote. Use it. It is YOUR money, and every decision you make is part of a larger trend and shaping of the industry.
    Taken together, it aggregates to what our future will be like.

    I say:
    Do not wuss out because you have a hardon for the Duke just as long as it says Duke somewhere on the box.
    Demand an actual GAME.
    Not restricted crippleware.

    Seconded.

  22. coldvvvave says:

    Within a week?

  23. diebroken says:

    What a nice Birthday present, a big thanks to Triptych Games, and (also, I guess) to Gearbox! Woohoo! =]

  24. Pijama says:

    Alright, seeing the trailer, I might get it just for the LOL factor. Was laughing hard by the end of it.

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    Oozo says:

    Ah, the same music that was used for the “Scott Pilgrim”-trailer. Damn Edgar Wright, that song is so deeply hard-wired with the excitement centre of my brain that I can’t help liking this trailer a bit more than I probably should.

    PS Am I the only one who waited for that “Much better” to follow the “Aw” in the bath-room scene? And I waited. And waited.

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    Acosta says:

    Hail to the fucking king baby!

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    Big Murray says:

    Isn’t this one of the harbingers of the apocalypse?

    If Valve announce Episode 3 at E3, I’m selling all my belongings and going on a drug-fuelled sex rampage before the end.

    • Torgen says:

      Were the Mayans right?

      George Lucas thinks so, but he’s still hanging on to his fortunes just in case.

    • Basilicus says:

      The Mayans were right, but you know what they said? They said, “In 2012, someone’s going to have to make our next calendar.”

      The Western reaction is like someone looking at a 2011 calendar and shouting, “It doesn’t continue after December. This must mean THE WORLD ENDS ON DECEMBER 31!!!”

    • Nick says:

      Oh shit, I just checked my 2011 calander.. it ends on december 31st!

  28. Teddy Leach says:

    Epic. Win.

  29. Daniel Klein says:

    Even after 12 years and all the bullshit…. hell, I’ll still hit it.

  30. Torgen says:

    In college, I was working for Electronic Boutique, and the running joke was “When’s Neverwinter Nights coming out? Never. How long til Duke Nukem Forever? Forever.”

    The pinnacle of vaporware is when another vaporware game that was a running joke at the same time yours was, has gone on to not only be released, but have add-ons, a sequel and addons to the sequel before your game is released.

  31. RaytraceRat says:

    Why the **** they’ve ****** censored the ****** video?

    • Urthman says:

      It’s a preview, you have to pay for the full monty, just like the rest of the internet.

      Also, it’s funnier that way.

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    Acosta says:

    This, I’m going to listen this all the day, in loop:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poyWs95UYCI&feature=related

    Duke save us of Medal of Duty and the rest of boring games with angry russians and islamic terrorists. Amen.

  33. RegisteredUser says:

    Relevant point of discussion from the forums:

    [QUOTE]
    But nothing is gonna change if I keep whining about it..[/QUOTE]

    They are making a game they want to sell.
    They will try to make a game that appeals to people so that they will give them money for their work(be it GBX or formerly 3DR).

    Who other than the people with the money will be able to influence what is in the game in the end?
    Sure you can say that it is really project leads and designers doing stuff, but if they orient themselves at things that do not sell, they will not remain either for very long.

    As it stands, we have a 86% bias for unrestricted weapon choice.
    Now imagine just for a second this were a direct sale/no sale translation.
    Would you rather publish your game with a spiteful nyernyer on your lips and 2 slots in the game, just to feel your superior vision is better than what the people want, or would you just unlock at the very least an optional mode where free choice is now possible and make 6 times(86 divided by 14) more sales so that you can continue making great and successful games?

    The power _IS_ in the consumer’s hand.
    It is just that in 99% of the case the consumer is too weak/stupid/used to the status quo to actually do anything about it.

    Back when the “genetically modified corn” discussion was in full swing, people boycotted supermarkets carrying it and within weeks it was taken off shelves and bio-corn reintroduced.

    If they program and publish crap you do not want in your game, do not support them financially.

    I firmly believe that is the only way to go about and my wallet is going to remain closed on both Duke and Bulletstorm until someone either patches out / mods the weapon slots or the official “we would rather be arrogant than making our fans happy” people wise up and release an official build/patch themselves that officially and fully embraces fun and versatility in gaming again, i.e. unrestricted weapon slots.

    I will not stand for PC gaming / FPS turning into a dumbed down, restricted mess that is optimized for some ficticious “people that prefer less confusing weapon choices” that only exist in the head of PR people to justify their job.

    So you have a voice, you have a vote. Use it. It is YOUR money, and every decision you make is part of a larger trend and shaping of the industry.
    Taken together, it aggregates to what our future will be like.

    I say:
    Do not wuss out because you have a hardon for the Duke just as long as it says Duke somewhere on the box.
    Demand an actual GAME.
    Not restricted crippleware.

    I second this notion.

  34. RegisteredUser says:

    - dupe

  35. RegisteredUser says:

    Has commenting gone moderated? Three tries, nothing got through.

    Small version: I will not give either DNF or Bulletstorm my money until the official “They only get 2 weapon slots and that’s that” policy changes for good back to pre-consolified times (Doom, Serious Sam, Painkiller, etc pp).

    An FPS with 2 gun restriction is like an RPG with a 2 level cap.

    So no GBX, no 3DR, you are NOT bringing it. You completely lost it.

    • Kryopsis says:

      You’re wrong.
      A weapon limit means that all of the weapons are equally viable and do not become obsolete the moment you pick up a stronger weapon. You won’t have to spend the second half of the game exclusively using the pulse rifle or minigun. I mean, how often have you used the pistol in Quake 4, Half-Life 2 or Doom 3 when you had ammo for the other weapons?

      On a different topic, Prodigy’s ‘Invaders Must Die’ is a very fitting choice of music for this trailer.

    • DrGonzo says:

      And doesn’t the two weapons thing originate from Medal of Hono(u)r Allied Assault and Call of Duty? Which were, ya know, both PC games.

      I thought it was a more realistic approach, I don’t think it has anything to do with consoles. I can see why Duke doesn’t need any realism though.

    • Soon says:

      “A weapon limit means that all of the weapons are equally viable and do not become obsolete the moment you pick up a stronger weapon.”

      But does that also mean there’s no reason to pick up or use any other weapon? Doesn’t that just give you similar problems?

      I don’t see any reason a weapon limit is needed for that, in fact it seems like a poor solution to it. Ammo can do similar. And specific enemy strengths and weaknesses would work even better. Besides, they’re probably just going to have lots of “There’s a tank! Here’s a rocket launcher!” scenarios as usual.

    • Urthman says:

      Kryopsis I think some of us were hoping for something more like Serious Sam or Doom II or Duke Nukem 3D where you have lots of enemies and lots of different kinds of enemies so you burn through ammo quickly and have to use the right weapon for the right situation.

      Or even something like Bioshock where there’s not as much variety to the enemies but you at least have lots of different weapons and powers, none of which are drastically more powerful than the others, allowing you to choose and enjoy a variety of weapons and tactical options they allow.

      When you can only carry 2 weapons, you spend way too much of the game using the same middle-of-the-road guns. I would have loved to carry around the little flare gun in Far Cry 2, for instance, or the IEDs, but the situations you can use them are too infrequent to justify displacing a more general-use weapon in that slot. It made the game more boring, more repetitive, less tactical.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      What Urthman said.

      Also it is completely wrong to imply that there are guns replacing other guns simply on an absolute “better than” scale.

      A shotgun may be utterly terrible at shooting down flyers in the sky, but they are lovely against pigcops close up. A minigun is a fair compromise, but nowhere as precise as a sniper rifle. And a rocket launcher is yet another beast, but no good in close combat. Etc pp.

      I am some who loves VARIETY and FREEDOM OF CHOICE.

      Both of these have been browbeaten out of FPS gaming over the last ten years.
      That you would mention COD and MOH as examples of PC games shows how deep this perversion has now run, rather than the original Duke, Blood 1+2, Serious Sam, Painkiller, Doom, etc pp.

      It is no small coincidence that the health autorefilling, 2 guns only lest people need to think versions of the FPS branch, aka MOH/COD have become console titles much more than they are PC titles.

      I want to be able to just pick up a gun and ADD it to my arsenal, not get a major migraine every time there is a different one in front of me, because the game expects me to know ahead of time whether weapon A or B will make a better choice for the next 30 minutes before I get another, just as infuriating choice. Crysis/Far Cry is classic example of this where you were esentially forced to EITHER have a fun shotgun OR a long range sniper OR an MG as second weapon etc.
      How can I feel ready for anything when I’m not allowed to BE ready for anything?
      And this is how you are making a “hero that saves the world” game???

      I want freedom and versatility and not frustration (due to bad market research that suggests people loathe choice) from a game I am expected to pay for.

  36. Urthman says:

    Dear CliffyB:

    Now THAT is a trailer.

    Lots of big laughs, but it’s the little stuff — aliens pulling down Duke’s statue because he’s been gone so long…but they made one mistake — that makes me think the humor in this might better than just LOL BODY PARTS ARE FUNNY!

    P.S. — poor George Broussard. (you can’t spell “Broussard” without “Bro” — just sayin’)

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      The whole destroying a country and pulling down a statue made me think ‘Political commentary? In my Duke?’

  37. Koozer says:

    That better be a real limited edition Xbox 360 controller.

  38. ArtyFishal says:

    VIDEO GAME!

  39. patricij says:

    I’m glad I evaded two marriages and decided not to join the rank of Roman-Catholics … so I can enjoy the game without any regrets! Winner is me!

  40. westyfield says:

    “ESRB Rated M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol”

    Bingo!

  41. Coins says:

    I like how they poke fun at the game itself. It brings hope!

  42. Nick says:

    I believe it looks fun. Thats all I can ask for, really.

  43. Lightbulb says:

    Voice acting sucks.

    Hope it really does get released though :)

  44. Collic says:

    Shake it baby!

  45. JFS says:

    I fell in love the second the ESRB content rating showed up. I have always imagined what that box would look like if you added everything there was to be added. Now I know.

  46. Jacques says:

    That boss had three (!!!) pixelated breasts!

  47. Sweep says:

    “After 12 fucking years it SHOULD be [good]” – Quote for fucking truth.

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    MinisterofDOOM says:

    Did someone drop the wrong music file in Movie Maker? What’s this electrocarnival garbage? Where’s the hard rock Duke3D theme?

    I am happy to admit the trailer had me laughing, which actually raised my expectations for the game from “none” to “some.”

    • Casimir's Blake says:

      It’s 2011. Gotta appeal to the masses right? So it HAS to be hardcore-crunk bollocks because that’s what all the “cool kids” listen to now. Right? Oh and fuck wobble-bass too, while I’m at it.

    • Jacques says:

      Wobbly base? What the hell are you on about? Prodigy aren’t dubstep.

    • Dominic White says:

      Seriously. The Prodigy were big when Duke 3D was. Only difference is that they never faded from grace.

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      Nogo says:

      We get it Blake, you don’t fancy The Prodigy.

      But maybe you should go give them a listen because they’re really quite lovely and have been around a long time for a good reason.

    • Tetragrammaton says:

      Educate yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHvMRyRSKGU

    • mda says:

      “electrocarnival garbage?”

      Ehrm. It’s The Prodigy. You know, the ones who have been kind of a big deal for… ages? The track in the DNF trailer is off their latest album. Older popular songs of theirs are Breathe, Firestarter, Voodoo People.

      “Gotta appeal to the masses right? So it HAS to be hardcore-crunk bollocks because that’s what all the “cool kids” listen to now.”

      ???. The Prodigy released their first album in 1992. Get with the program, broseppi.

    • Thants says:

      Come on guys, if we weren’t on Blake’s lawn to begin with he’d have no reason to get angry.

    • Casimir's Blake says:

      Aaand you lot seem to forget that “Take Me To The Hospital” is from their latest album, released in 2009. I’m quite aware that their first album was in 1992 I grew up on it – maybe too many listens of it – thank you very much. Weather Experience is still progressive-techno perfection, even nearly 20 years on.

      They lost me after Jilted Generation. Experience was fucking excellent though. Even today. Now they’re just pandering to the masses with simplistic crunk drums and overcooked pseudo-hardcore leads. Meh.

  49. rawtheory says:

    I can’t really remember, but did the original Dukes have a ton of enemy spawns like the original Doom’s did? I really miss that aspect of FPS design and the last game that embraced that well was Painkiller. In this trailer, you only ever see one enemy at a time, and if thats the case for the majority of the game, its going to blow no matter how many jokes are coded into it.

    • Casimir's Blake says:

      This is one of the major differences between old-school and modern FPS design.

      Doom, Blood, Duke 3D et. al. featured a cast of enemies that you could expect to appear from anywhere at any time. The challenge came from how best to deal with them while staying healthy and conserving reasonable amounts of ammo. Choosing the correct weapon for the right occasion, and dealing with the most troublesome enemies first to minimise health loss became the core of the combat, e.g. a situation in Doom: pick off the distant, sniping chaingunner with single-shot chaingunning, dodge around the corner to shotgun – and instakill – the nearest hitscanning soldiers, then it’s possible to deal with the nearby projectile enemies with less trouble. Strategy. Gameplay that went just a little beyond “move forward, aim and shoot”.

      Nowadays it’s all “let’s play hide behind a chest-high wall and take pot-shots” bollocks. Bah!

    • MrSafin says:

      Casimir, you hit the nail on the head.

    • RegisteredUser says:

      “Their” world view seems to be that having > 2 guns is already too confusing for the modern gamer.
      How on earth would he/she cope with more than 1-2 enemies at a time!

      *sadface*

  50. anotherman7 says:

    Hmm. I’m a bit too young to have played DN3D as a kid and I have no sense of nostalgia for the series. Bit ironic for me to point out how immature it seems. Can’t say I’m interested.

    • rawtheory says:

      If you have any love in your heart what so ever for a film by the name of “They Live,” and the character Rowdy Roddy Piper played then you can’t help but love the Duke!

    • DOLBYdigital says:

      I have to admit (with shame) that even though I’m an old school PC gamer, I haven’t played the original Duke. However, ‘They Live’ was a phenomenal movie (at least I thought so when I was a kid) and loved the fight scene in that movie (I think south park did a full recreation of that fight between jimmy and timmy). As for the game, the up close and personal sections look different but I also fear that the screen will only have 2-3 enemies at once. I like it when you are given huge crazy weapons and tons of enemies to use them on at once. I await all the crazy wot i thinks that will surely follow its possible release.