Duke Nukem Forever Goes Gold

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Duke Nukem Forever Goes Gold

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Ladies and gentlemen, the apocalypse is here after all.

It's the most famous piece of vaporware in gaming history. It was announced on April 28th, 1997, and people were already making jokes about it never coming out back in the early 2000s. During its development, gamers saw the creation of the entire Grand Theft Auto series, the entire Sims franchise, every Final Fantasy after the groundbreaking FF7, and every Pokemon game ever released outside of Japan - just to name a few. Its developer closed its doors in 2009.

Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete.

Or, to use gaming parlance, it's gone gold. The discs are actually being pressed, boxes are being made, and distributors are ready to, well, distribute. It's kind of their thing.

"Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshippable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history," said 2K Games president Christoph Hartmann in a statement. While "precipice of history" does seem a bit overwrought for the occasion, this is a game that's been in development for almost a decade and a half at this point - so I think we can cut him some slack on the hyperbole.

The game is scheduled to hit shelves June 14th (or June 10th in other parts of the world). Part of me still thinks that's a lie, and that gamers everywhere will put the discs in their (insert platform of choice) only to find out that Gearbox really just relabeled a bunch of Borderlands discs and sent them out instead.

Quick, someone look out the window and check for flying bacon.

(G4TV)

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Hell just froze over.

Where is the First Access Club Demo, I was suppose to get access to when I bought Borderlands: GOTY edition?

Better yet, you put the disc in, and the whole past decade has been spent setting up the GREATEST. RICK ROLL. EVER!!

Well Guys, the day is finally here...
What are we going to make fun of now. Starcraft:Ghost?

Yep I see bacon.

Lvl 64 Klutz:
Better yet, you put the disc in, and the whole past decade has been spent setting up the GREATEST. RICK ROLL. EVER!!

This happening would secure out generation in the history books xD..all that other stuff were gonna be remembered for is nothing compared to the day duke nukem forever rick rolled us all into an early grave.

John Funk:

The game is scheduled to hit shelves June 14th.

Don't you mean 10th of June?

Sorry for being European... :3

OT: About time, however after people are done DL, installing or simply put the disc in the console and after you press the start button Rick Astley appears and starts singing...Never gonna give you up....I just know it xD

I... I'm just... so emotional right now. I never though I'd see this day come...

Lvl 64 Klutz:
Better yet, you put the disc in, and the whole past decade has been spent setting up the GREATEST. RICK ROLL. EVER!!

you mean like this?

Is this...true? It's not a lie? It's actully happens?

Thank you,(Insert deity here)!

Miracles do happen!

Hail to the king baby.

The king has returned!

Drakmeire:
Well Guys, the day is finally here...
What are we going to make fun of now. Starcraft:Ghost?

WTF!? Why the **** did you have to remind me of that game again!? I saw the freakin screen shots of it when I was subscribed to Gamepro a few years back and fell in love with it's potential. I saw the 2 CGI trailers and loved it even more. Just to have it all swept under the rug by blizzard....

Excuse me, I'm going to cry to myself a little in the next room

Even when I play it I'll still not believe it. No way I'm believing you, Funk! Next you're gonna tell us ep 3 is coming!

Drakmeire:

Lvl 64 Klutz:
Better yet, you put the disc in, and the whole past decade has been spent setting up the GREATEST. RICK ROLL. EVER!!

you mean like this?

What's with the controller in the second picture? Is it for left handed people? Or was there some sort of screw up with the picture?

Anyway, I fully expect to be rick rolled when I put the disc in.

John Funk:
Quick, someone look out the window and check for flying bacon.


1:58 Thank you Minecraft :,)

Hail to the King baby!

Can't wait! Got my pre-order down and hopefully it'll come through in the post :3

They only missed the end of the world by 3 days...

Heres hoping the game wont turn out to be a giant duke.

See what I did there? Funny right?

Oh god I'm so lonely.

Cue game-breaking glitches and the eventual patches up the ass. Blatant cynicism aside, good on Gearbox, and I can't wait to get my hands on this game. :D

A moment of silence, for we have lost one of Gaming's great jokes.

Collectors edition is in order. Just waiting to stand my Duke statue next to my Geralt statue.

I guess this is the time to finally finish playing Duke Nukem 3D.

When and only when the game is in my hands, and I have played and beaten it, will I believe that Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold.

That ""%&"#&ing volcano on Island will mess with the shipping to Europe.

Any bets?

Drakmeire:
Well Guys, the day is finally here...
What are we going to make fun of now. Starcraft:Ghost?

Nope, not sure what we should pick now. Starcraft: Ghost got axed.

So...does this mean that Yahtzee will have to revisit Duke Nukem Forever?

It's odd that the Duke Nukem Forever review was voted as the best ZP...even though Yahtzee pulled the entire thing from his bum...and then the real game comes out. Ah well.

Edit: Starcraft: Ghost got axed? B-B-But...Nova had such a nice ass...
...
...

...STOP JUDGING ME!

Frenger:
That ""%&"#&ing volcano on Iceland will mess with the shipping to Europe.

Fixed that for you.

Drakmeire:
Well Guys, the day is finally here...
What are we going to make fun of now. Starcraft:Ghost?

Frenger:

Nope, not sure what we should pick now. Starcraft: Ghost got axed.

Is HL2 Episode 3 overused already?

Pigs are flying through the tundras of hell.

Did not think this would happen. Hope gearbox finished it right.

Drakmeire:
Well Guys, the day is finally here...
What are we going to make fun of now. Starcraft:Ghost?

It got cancelled and they just released the storyline in novel form. Like they did with Lord of the Clans.

We'd have to start making fun of The Last Guardian & Episode 3. Well continue making fun of Episode 3 in its case.

Drakmeire:
Well Guys, the day is finally here...
What are we going to make fun of now. Starcraft:Ghost?

Earthbound 64 perhaps?

Hopefully all the time needed to make this game makes it so amazing everyone in the world stops and cries after pressing the start button.

Hisshiss:

Lvl 64 Klutz:
Better yet, you put the disc in, and the whole past decade has been spent setting up the GREATEST. RICK ROLL. EVER!!

This happening would secure out generation in the history books xD..all that other stuff were gonna be remembered for is nothing compared to the day duke nukem forever rick rolled us all into an early grave.

I would still consider it $60 well spent.

Drakmeire:
Well Guys, the day is finally here...
What are we going to make fun of now. Starcraft:Ghost?

Naw. That was declared well and truly dead by its maker. We have Episode Three to make fun of now. Not that Valve will pay us any mind.

Waiting on my Balls of Steel edition. :)

This had better be the best damn game ever made!

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