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Duke Nukem Forever delayed

Duke Nukem Forever delayed

Duke Nukem Forever has been pushed back from a May release, to June.

Duke Nukem Forever, which has been in the making for over 15 years and is supposedly approaching final release, has been delayed.

Again.

Gearbox, which took over the reins on DNF after 3D Realms, announced that it will now release Duke Nukem Forever on June 10th in Europe and June 14th in America. The game had originally been expected in May.

The announcement was made in a video Gearbox released today, but no reason was given for the delay.

Reportedly, a demo is still on the way.

Check out our Duke Nukem Forever preview for more details on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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bagman 24th March 2011, 11:57 Quote
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

like he said this BULL$h!T
stonedsurd 24th March 2011, 12:05 Quote
y0MKLnTqjLM
Kiytan 24th March 2011, 12:08 Quote
haha, while this utterly sucks, at least they told us in a funny way
adam_bagpuss 24th March 2011, 12:13 Quote
did anyone expect any less

that 14th june will be pushed back too

ITS NEVER EVER COMING OUT
enciem 24th March 2011, 12:14 Quote
I laughed so hard when I saw this, can't believe I didn't see it coming.
mpr 24th March 2011, 12:16 Quote
Maybe because so many forums were talking about how substandard the graphics and physics etc....
Omnituens 24th March 2011, 12:17 Quote
NO YEAR ON POSTER.

JUNE 10th 2015 CLEARLY.
Tyr 24th March 2011, 12:18 Quote
That was funny LOL

Oh the irony.
Ph4ZeD 24th March 2011, 12:21 Quote
*Checked date to make sure its not April 1st*
Instagib 24th March 2011, 12:24 Quote
Oh god, here we go.
dicobalt 24th March 2011, 12:27 Quote
I love the stereotypical fake corporate enthusiasm he displays before he instantly switches to anger.
Pete J 24th March 2011, 12:28 Quote
While I really want to play the game, I do have to laugh at this. It seems Duke is still cursed. Oh well, no amount of rage is going to bring the release date closer.
BRAWL 24th March 2011, 12:29 Quote
LOL

Welcome to Gearbox products ladies and gentlement you are expected to wait for your game...

another TWENTYFIVE years.
leveller 24th March 2011, 12:30 Quote
That has to be the best product delayed message I've ever seen ;):D
Blarte 24th March 2011, 12:31 Quote
Duke Nukem must be about 103 now with all these delays, upgrades will include shotguns on zimmerframe and a tarten shopping basket to hold cat food and rich tea biscuits
Ayrto 24th March 2011, 12:31 Quote
PR stunt, much?
Xir 24th March 2011, 12:32 Quote
Well, somehow...fitting. For the Duke
Kasius 24th March 2011, 12:35 Quote
Least nobody's surprised anymore
vampalan 24th March 2011, 12:39 Quote
Tattysnuc 24th March 2011, 12:41 Quote
Gutted. Great ad though. Definitely in the style of the Duke..

At least Crysis 2 got despatched last night....
NethLyn 24th March 2011, 12:45 Quote
Got to love Joe's use of paragraph spacing to convey just how meh'd out he is with it. More time to play Crysis 2 and Portal 2...
Parge 24th March 2011, 12:49 Quote
Oh well, its only a month..... as long as it is only a month.
leveller 24th March 2011, 12:51 Quote
Come April 1st ...
guvnar 24th March 2011, 12:53 Quote
It just adds to the whole mystique...

You all knew this would happen, didn't you?

Didn't you? Oh come on...
Cupboard 24th March 2011, 12:57 Quote
Duke Nukem: Forever delayed
smc8788 24th March 2011, 13:15 Quote
That was pretty good, it certainly beats other developers who just put out a single paragraph press release stating the game has been delayed. It's only been delayed one month so I'm not too bothered about the delay really, we've waited over 10 years already so another 30 days isn't going to hurt.
johnnyboy700 24th March 2011, 13:23 Quote
And so it begins...again!
Tasslehoff 24th March 2011, 13:26 Quote
Shock Duke nukem delayed

What a surprise! :)
the-beast 24th March 2011, 13:30 Quote
Maybe the extra time is needed to strip out the crappy DRM!
Th3Maverick 24th March 2011, 13:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ayrto
PR stunt, much?

That was the first thing I thought when I saw this article on the main site. Well, maybe the second thing; the first thought might have been consumed by me laughing at the "LOL." subtitle.
sWW 24th March 2011, 13:40 Quote
I think my unborn children may one day get to play this game.
Woodspoon 24th March 2011, 13:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiytan
haha, while this utterly sucks, at least they told us in a funny way

+1

I suspect this is really just a PR stunt combined with some final extra bug hunting time.
knuck 24th March 2011, 13:57 Quote
I lol'ed at the "LOL" headline :)
logan'srun 24th March 2011, 13:59 Quote
/care
The Monk 24th March 2011, 14:01 Quote
I actually laughed out loud when I saw this. But at least they told people a comical way
knuck 24th March 2011, 14:06 Quote
it's not like anybody truly cares either. Everyone is just curious about how this game will turn out. I don't think anyone is really impatient
thil 24th March 2011, 14:15 Quote
"Duke never comes early." Brilliant.

But we all know this had to happen.
SpaceBaby 24th March 2011, 14:35 Quote
i find it strange that in the original release date international launch was 3 days latter but now it is 4 days earlier.

bit strange don't you think?
maximus09 24th March 2011, 16:09 Quote
This was funny..yea at least they made a joke out of it.........but after this people wont be laughing any longer....I fear protests.....uprising.....maybe even overthrough the tyrannical leader of Gearbox.
eddtox 24th March 2011, 16:22 Quote
Did Not Finish.
HourBeforeDawn 24th March 2011, 16:37 Quote
why does the game have a 4 day delay in the US over Europe? its digital, what reason would there be to have that big of a difference?
pendragon 24th March 2011, 16:42 Quote
the game was available for play at PAX East .. sadly I didn't get a chance to play it myself, but there was a HUGE line of people queued up for it
smc8788 24th March 2011, 16:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
why does the game have a 4 day delay in the US over Europe? its digital, what reason would there be to have that big of a difference?

I don't know, it doesn't make any sense. But if you want to see an end to staggered worldwide release dates, I recommend signing this petition.
boiled_elephant 24th March 2011, 17:18 Quote
I love their sense of humour, though. Made me laugh as much as the trailer. At least they're lampshading this ****, rather than just hiding in a basement ignoring their fans.
HourBeforeDawn 24th March 2011, 17:24 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by smc8788
I don't know, it doesn't make any sense. But if you want to see an end to staggered worldwide release dates, I recommend signing this petition.

I signed it but I find it odd that you cant say no to sharing your email ~_~ might as well not even have that field listed lol.
JaredC01 24th March 2011, 18:23 Quote
"Duke Nukem Forever delayed"

...

"Duke Nukem -> Forever delayed!"

Fixed the article title for you BT.
Farfalho 24th March 2011, 19:11 Quote
I just laughed so hard when I saw the title x'D

And I thought DNF jokes were all wear out
boiled_elephant 24th March 2011, 21:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by smc8788
I don't know, it doesn't make any sense. But if you want to see an end to staggered worldwide release dates, I recommend signing this petition.

Didn't sign it because it won't let me withold my email address from the petition creator.
Lance 24th March 2011, 22:35 Quote
Its always better to come later than too soon!!!!
ZERO <ibis> 24th March 2011, 22:35 Quote
Turns out that forever is further away than May....
smc8788 24th March 2011, 22:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by boiled_elephant
Didn't sign it because it won't let me withold my email address from the petition creator.

I'm guessing you don't have a spam e-mail account then? ;)
Lazarus Dark 25th March 2011, 01:25 Quote
lol. I'm just shocked, I never would have thought!

article title?
Duke Nukem Forever delayed
or....
Duke Nukem forever delayed...
slothy89 25th March 2011, 01:31 Quote
you better bloody well hope it runs flawless on release, with graphics better than Crysis 1 or 2, gameplay better than... well.. anything! and playable until we all grow old and senile!

LOL.. glad i wasn't one of the totally devout dreaming of Duke 'coming' every night
sausages 25th March 2011, 04:44 Quote
Hehe joke eased the disappointment.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
why does the game have a 4 day delay in the US over Europe? its digital, what reason would there be to have that big of a difference?
Payback! For usually always being the other way around :P

But no seriously, it's probably because Gearbox US has to download it from Gearbox UK, and their BT Openworld upload maxes out at 12k/s.
Draksis 25th March 2011, 05:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omnituens
NO YEAR ON POSTER.

JUNE 10th 2015 CLEARLY.

perhaps gearbox is hoping the whole '2012 end of the world' thing is true, so they don't have to actually release the game. :D
ulfar 25th March 2011, 06:54 Quote
average time to make and announce a sequal: 1,5 years.
it took dnf 15 years.
15/1.5 = 10.
february - may = 3 months.
3x10 = 30
30/12 = 2,5.
so we're looking at another 2,5 year wait...
VMB90 25th March 2011, 11:42 Quote
- So Duke what about the delay ? Was it a surprise ?
- Yeah, but after 13 f***ing years it shouldn't be
Jake123456 25th March 2011, 13:03 Quote
Secretly...Maybe they having been making it at all!!! And have been plotting to take over the world instead!!! (Just....Plotting to take over the world takes about 15 years....)
BRAWL 25th March 2011, 13:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jake123456
Secretly...Maybe they having been making it at all!!! And have been plotting to take over the world instead!!! (Just....Plotting to take over the world takes about 15 years....)

Brawl...

Starting the game up

Awesome music

"Jesus can't believe I finally got this..."

http://hypnotoad.raiderware.net/hypnotoad.jpg

"Gearbox CEO for universal president"

*shuffles to make placard in support of previous comment*
GuilleAcoustic 25th March 2011, 15:20 Quote
Duke Nukem Forever (as delayed forever ?)
Ferrero94 26th March 2011, 20:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic
Duke Nukem Forever (as delayed forever ?)

Forever alone?
ADJB 27th March 2011, 11:55 Quote
I fail to see why this is posted in the news section although as there isn't a "Bleedin' Obvious" section its as good a place as anywhere I suppose.
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