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    Well it finally happened:

    3D Realms to be closed Written by David Stellmack Thursday, 07 May 2009 06:16


    New Duke Nukem finally is never-ware

    In a surprise turn of events, Duke Nukem developer 3D Realms will be closing their doors for the final time at the end of this week. This news is now being confirmed by our sources as well as several industry insiders.

    The news now seems to finally move the Duke Nukem Forever title from vapor-ware to never-ware. While we can’t actually confirm that the next chapter in the Duke Nukem saga will never be released, we believe with 3D Realms closing it is now more unlikely than ever that the title will never see the light of day.

    In many ways the fact that the Duke Nukem Forever saga will finally end will bring to a close one of the longest running delays that has ever been seen in the gaming software business. The Forever sequel was originally announced back in 1997 and the continued promises as well as the delays have been the butt of industry punch lines for years.

    In recent years more details started to come to light, as well as screen shots that seemed to actually indicate that work was being done on the title; and at least a ray of hope for a possible release was on the horizon. While it is possible that the rights and development assets could find their way to another developer to actually finish Duke Nukem Forever, at this time we have to think that it could actually reemerge at some point; however, this would likely be as the result of being sold as an asset to someone else and with a new team at the helm.

    Some details are still sketchy, including just how many developers will be affected by the closure, and remain at least for the moment up in the air. From our understanding at least some development will continue by third party developers that were licensed for Duke Nukem titles that are in development for the Nintendo DS as well as the PSP. We expect to hear more before the end of the week, but the news certainly ends an era.
    Hey svartalf, make them an offer for the DN4Ever code. Might get it pretty cheap. Don't bother trying to access their website though, it's already dead.
    Last edited by deanjo; 05-07-2009, 06:24 AM.

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    someone code a java app for an online funeral and get 1 hell of a server to put it on.

    The gaming world is gunna be rocked (assuming this is real).

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    • #3
      I'll stick it in the same pile as UT3 and NWN2

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      • #4
        Originally posted by djack View Post
        I'll stick it in the same pile as UT3 and NWN2
        Both those games however made it out, they were published and sold.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by deanjo View Post
          Well it finally happened:

          Hey svartalf, make them an offer for the DN4Ever code. Might get it pretty cheap. Don't bother trying to access their website though, it's already dead.
          Heheheheheh... One wonders just what they have. Word was they'd hired on a handful of level designers to actually bring the game to completion for release sometime this year. With the publishing rights still solidly in 2K's hands, I would say that it's a hot-potato that few would want. (Besides, who'd want the seminal vaporware title anyhow... )

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          • #6
            Wouldn't it actually make a nice surprise to the gaming crowd to see DNF actually released, and hold for it.. as a linux exclusive!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by curaga View Post
              Wouldn't it actually make a nice surprise to the gaming crowd to see DNF actually released, and hold for it.. as a linux exclusive!
              Oh hell yes.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                Heheheheheh... One wonders just what they have. Word was they'd hired on a handful of level designers to actually bring the game to completion for release sometime this year. With the publishing rights still solidly in 2K's hands, I would say that it's a hot-potato that few would want. (Besides, who'd want the seminal vaporware title anyhow... )
                WEll, it could have some sort of weirdness circus appeal.

                But, does this mean all the Apogee games are now free and up for grabs???

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                • #9
                  Oh noes! Whats gonna happen with perl6 now?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by curaga View Post
                    Wouldn't it actually make a nice surprise to the gaming crowd to see DNF actually released, and hold for it.. as a linux exclusive!
                    or make it a linux game and release the windows installer 2 months later

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