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Duke Nukem Forever demo on the way

Duke Nukem Forever demo on the way

Gearbox Software has announced it will definitely have a Duke Nukem Forever demo available.

Gearbox Software has announced that it has plans to release a Duke Nukem Forever demo in the near future, one which will be available for all fans to have a go with.

The Opposing Force developer previously announced that a demo redemption code would be included with Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, which goes on sale this Friday for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Now, it seems that won't be an exclusive.

"The demo is going to go out to everybody," says Gearbox's Steve Gibson in a comment to Digital Spy.

"The feeling is that we want people to feel that it's real. We want people to know that 'holy crap, they're actually making plans.' It's kind of like, Borderlands: Game Of The Year is great and by the way, these guys are also working on this, and it is real, and we're trying to get that association, that proof."

"These guys are making concrete plans, they're are putting stuff in a box already with Duke's face on it. It's actually like a certificate, and you'll see that it's like 'In Duke We Trust'. It's fun. We're thrilled to death."

Gibson also confirmed that the demo will be available ahead of the full game's release and will be different to what has been previously shown about the game.

"We want to - I don't want to spoil the surprise - but I think it's going to be fun and people are going to be surprised at what we put in there and what happens with it."

Check out our review of Gearbox's Borderlands for more info on what the developer has been up to, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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mi1ez 11th October 2010, 11:49 Quote
Who the hell let that guy do the talking?!

Oh well, important thing is that the demo is coming, and it's coming to all!
Phalanx 11th October 2010, 11:51 Quote
I don't believe it! I REFUSE to believe it!

*sob*

Do you realise how long I've waited for this?? DO YOU!?
lp1988 11th October 2010, 12:07 Quote
The surprise being that it is actually going to come out
WarrenJ 11th October 2010, 12:09 Quote
demo a remake of the 1st game ? lol
SaNdCrAwLeR 11th October 2010, 12:11 Quote
everybody run!! TIS THE END OF THE WORLD!!
I bet it's release date is on the 21st of december of 2012 xD
AiA 11th October 2010, 12:17 Quote
I've never played the original but i am looking forward to the demo.
Snips 11th October 2010, 12:40 Quote
Hail to the King baby!
Pete J 11th October 2010, 12:47 Quote
It's...it's actually happening

I hope the internet is ready for the mass downloading that'll happen when the demo is available.

Looks like the DNF jokes may have to end.
Yemerich 11th October 2010, 12:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by lp1988
The surprise being that it is actually going to come out
I was about to say the exactly same thing! =D

But that coming from gearbox I can believe now.

BTW I think its a great move for gearbox! Good luck for them! ;)
sotu1 11th October 2010, 12:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by AiA
I've never played the original but i am looking forward to the demo.

Never played the original?! Go find a copy and play it now!!

...kinda reminds me of the South Park/WoW episode where Butters says 'I don't play World of Warcraft...I play Hello Kitty Island Adventure....'
Flibblebot 11th October 2010, 12:59 Quote
If you haven't taken a look in the "Videos of Awesome" thread, I would refer you to this post.

The real question is, if Duke Nukem finally gets released, what are all games journalists going to use for joke fodder? Joe?
B1GBUD 11th October 2010, 13:00 Quote
Wow... all this hype for some crock-of-crap-tired-of-waiting-does-my-face-look-bothered consolified port of poo.

Really... GTFO
maximus09 11th October 2010, 13:01 Quote
OMG I hope it comes soon I have been waiting so long that I have grown from a teenager into an adult in 15 years.

Shake it baby!
mclean007 11th October 2010, 13:18 Quote
Does anyone else find it amusing that 'DNF' in sports results stands for "did not finish"?
V3ctor 11th October 2010, 13:35 Quote
GIMME GIMME GIMME
Fizzban 11th October 2010, 13:42 Quote
I gave up caring years ago.

An even bigger surprise than it being released, will be if it is actually worth playing.
AshT 11th October 2010, 13:44 Quote
Interesting that they've backtracked on the demo access being provided ONLY to orders for Borderlands GOTY ...

And most welcome as well!! Thank god they saw sense!
Bauul 11th October 2010, 13:56 Quote
I'm gonna rip off your head and...

I'll be intregued to see minimum requirements given this engine's been in development for years. Either it'll be way behind the curve, or they'll have totally gone overblown and be a few years too soon.
Jipa 11th October 2010, 14:42 Quote
Who cares? It would have to solve the worlds' food crisis and end all wars to live up to how long it's taken to make/all the hype. It's gonna be a disappointing pile of steamer (if) when it comes out.
V3ctor 11th October 2010, 14:58 Quote
I think it will be one of the most bought games ever, and pirated too XD C'mon... This game has more publicity than Doom and Crysis put together...

This is the ultimate game, everyone will want to play it, or know how it is, because of it's development time everyone is curious
Evenge 11th October 2010, 15:16 Quote
Well at least I'm still waiting for this, but I just don't understand why Take2/2K didn't act sooner when it became obvious that 3D Realms is just doing it over and over again? Since Borderlands was a fun game to play, I now have some faith that DNF will actually be something more than just an outdated shooter...
Gunsmith 11th October 2010, 15:22 Quote
hres hoping that the duke doesnt have a bollocks 60º console fov like in boredomlands.

trust me that pushed on a 16:10 monitor is nausiating.
HourBeforeDawn 11th October 2010, 16:12 Quote
good a demo is the only way I will partially believe its coming out lol that and when it shows up at least I hope it shows up on steam
johnnyboy700 11th October 2010, 16:21 Quote
And the surpise is...

Its a 2D side scrolling platformer!!

DNF is going so retro is goes back in time to the very beginning of gaming history.

Oh and to anyone who has never played DN3D, shame you missed it, it had so many firsts when it came out. I It was the first game I played that had, remote cameras showing other parts of the level, the first time I'd seen remote bombs & trip mines and the shrink ray was just hilarious.

I supose I'll be like a lot of gamers, I'll have a look just because I'm curious and because I remember just how good DN3D was in its day - looks ghastly now and I never could get the hi-def pack to work otherwise I'd play it today just for old times sake.
kenco_uk 11th October 2010, 16:39 Quote
I'm all outta time to kick bubblegum and chew ass ... and it's gum.
MaverickWill 11th October 2010, 17:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph4lanx
I don't believe it! I REFUSE to believe it!

*sob*

Do you realise how long I've waited for this?? DO YOU!?

Forever?
HourBeforeDawn 11th October 2010, 18:01 Quote
Oh and if there isnt $1.00 Strippers I will be very disappointed.
Woodspoon 11th October 2010, 18:32 Quote
Can it be?
is it really going to finally happen?
really?
finally?
at last?
O god please let it be so
Farfalho 11th October 2010, 18:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph4lanx
I don't believe it! I REFUSE to believe it!

*sob*

Do you realise how long I've waited for this?? DO YOU!?

ROFL I almost choke on that xD

Seriously, I want to see what they managed to do so the game is on terms with today standards.

And if the strippers aren't super dupper HD hotties I will be disappointed!
pizzanbeer 11th October 2010, 22:37 Quote
Oh strippers.Wow now i want the game to.Bring on the strippers...
thehippoz 12th October 2010, 00:00 Quote
see duke squat up and down and drop the soap!
g3n3tiX 12th October 2010, 00:28 Quote
The surprise : Steamworks game.
Steam release only, with a Tie-In to the HL universe.


Just kidding.
Cool_CR 12th October 2010, 01:56 Quote
hail to the duke so so many good wepons and cool stuff that are now so standard.

Will feature a surprise too. Polite language a duke? That would be a surprise
Journeyer 12th October 2010, 07:28 Quote
I'm trying to be excited about this, but I am unable to muster much enthusiasm at this point. It all feels a bit "meh" to be honest. Don't get me wrong; I loved the original Duke, but this has simply been too long in the making that I fear what made the original Duke so great will inevitably have been lost in development and cancellation. I'll check out the demo, if or when it comes out, but will I buy the game? I'm not so sure.
Sanzy 12th October 2010, 15:44 Quote
Well its only took a decade to make! I used to love duke nukem.
Mongwopman 13th October 2010, 09:02 Quote
Duke will break the internet when the demo is released!

I for one, am stoked!
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