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Topic: 3DRealms is done for, Duke Nukem Forever most likely cancelled

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Posted on May 8, 2009 at 2:18:33 [Post link]
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Well, this might be the biggest gaming news of the month!

It looks like 3DRealms, the company behind many classic DOS games under the name "Apogee software", and more recent classics such as the Duke Nukem games, ran out of cash. The end result? The company is closing, and I think it's a safe bet to assume that Duke Nukem Forever is now officially dead.

The scary part is that I found the news this morning while looking at the BBC's website, not IGN or anything like that. It was quite a surprise to see a news item like that on a non-gaming site! It goes to show how the company and it's games have impacted the industry over the years.

This news comes out as quite a surprise to me: I know that the game has been under works for 13 years, but the company was privately funded and seemed like they could go on for forever. Most importantly, a few posts made in the last months seemed to indicate that they were almost done with the game. I've seen two reports about the buglist related to the game, and it was definitely going in the right direction for a project of this scale.

R.I.P. 3DRealms. May the Duke find it's way into another competent company's hands so that we may get more one-liners!

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Posted on May 8, 2009 at 2:35:12 [Post link]
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I'll never forget you, Apogee. Your classic stuff made you kings in my book.

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Posted on May 8, 2009 at 20:10:01 [Post link]
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Saw it on IGN last night. I suddenly want to find my old Duke Nukem 3D CDs and play for awhile.


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Posted on May 8, 2009 at 20:52:12 [Post link]
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The same day DS remakes for Gold and Silver are confirmed.

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Posted on May 9, 2009 at 6:38:26 [Post link]
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I thought they said Forever was still in production..?


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Posted on May 9, 2009 at 9:46:06 [Post link]
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I thought they said Forever was still in production..?


Wasn't that their excuse for the last decade or so?


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Posted on May 9, 2009 at 13:42:45 [Post link]
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I thought they said Forever was still in production..?


It was... up to the moment where the company was forced to close down.


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Posted on May 9, 2009 at 15:36:22 [Post link]
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That's all I got to say.


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Posted on May 11, 2009 at 12:17:15 [Post link]
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I'll never forget you, Apogee. Your classic stuff made you kings in my book.


Hail to the king, baby.


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Posted on May 18, 2009 at 22:30:06 [Post link]
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That's all I got to say.


Oh my god that's awesome.


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Posted on May 23, 2009 at 1:15:18 [Post link]
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That's all I got to say.


That is a relic. You should store that in laminate and donate that to a video game museum. Imagine it- "This receipt was for the game Duke Nukem Forever, which scientists have come to understand it was named because the game never effing came out."


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