First of all, let me just say this: they’ve set a date for the release of Duke Nukem Forever ! Yes, that’s right boys
and girls, the game we’ve been expecting for eons will be here no later than May 3, or at least that’s what developers claim.
Duke Nukem seems to have been around forever; the archetypical badass, the testosterone bomb, the man, the game, the legend – he’s been away from us for 12 years ! How’s that for feeling old ? The groundbreaking 1996 first-person-shooter Duke Nukem 3D was absolutely astonishing. Everybody who played computer games fell in love, and after a short while, everybody was expecting a sequel that would be even better – so we waited; and we waited. Then we waited some more.
But everything was blurry, and the developers kept going through rough patches, break ups, the juicy gossip was everywhere, but we didn’t even catch a glimpse of what was to follow. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t only a long wait, it was THE longest wait for a sequel (even beating Starcraft) !
Duke Nukem 3D, the epicenter of computer games of the decade had a lot to offer. It was absolutely innovative and the gaming engine was fantastic. So after it became a hit and 3D Reams got a lot of money, they thought they could take their time, develop some new gaming technology, and then release Forever. But as the money went out, so did the innovations.
“The saga of DNF [Duke Nukem Forever] is one that game developers can laugh at,” says Canadian game developer Jason Kapalka, co-founder and chief creative officer of Seattle-based PopCap Games, “but the truth is you can understand exactly how that sort of thing happens, if you’re a certain kind of game developer obsessed with perfection and one-upping a classic.”
So here we are, waiting for that uber badass to rise from the grave and give us another taste of what his shotgun can do. Of course we’re thinking he let us wait for so much; of course we’re thinking maybe he got a little old. But what if he still has it? What if he’s still awesome ? My god, lads, just think about that !!