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3D Realms Shuts Down, Duke's Fate Unclear

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, May 6, 2009.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    ShackNews is reporting tonight that less than a month after George Broussard declared Duke Nukem Forever nearly complete, 3D Realms is closing its doors. Take Two Interactive issued a statement to G4 that, while they retained the publishing rights, the DNF project funding was not part of their agreement with 3D Realms.

    So what does this all mean for the UE powered Duke? Who the hell knows?
     
  2. Unknown Target

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  3. [CALIBUR]

    [CALIBUR] Spoon!

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    its Dead Total Dead, The End.... Who gives a flying F..k about it Really!
     
  4. Chandler

    Chandler Self Unemployed

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    More like who the hell cares at this point.
     
  5. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Holy crap. No matter what you think of Duke Nukem Forever 3D Realms (aka Apogee) shutting it's doors is possibly the biggest blow the game industry has taken in quite some time. I'm still finding it a little unbelievable, personally!
     
  6. Alhanalem

    Alhanalem Teammember on UT3JB Bangaa Bishop

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    Well I guess we can officially change the title to Duke Nukem Never.
     
  7. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    :[ I wanted it to come out
     
  8. Phopojijo

    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    I doubt this is true.
     
  9. NitrousUser

    NitrousUser [BuF]JinxyBoi

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    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
     
  10. shoptroll

    shoptroll New Member

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    Well... damn.

    Didn't see that one coming.
     
  11. Bersy

    Bersy New Member

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    April Fools!

    The whole game, that is. Longest April Fools joke in history.
     
  12. Mozi

    Mozi Zer0 as a number

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    pwned?
     
  13. Skold

    Skold Sexy!

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    Duke Nukem Forever's fate is pretty clear to me.
     
  14. Northrawn

    Northrawn New Member

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    It seems a lot of people who are tired of the bland, boring and sub-quality FPS games that came out in the last years.
    Their forums (at the time of this posts) have too many connections to be reached or show a database-eroor.
     
  15. MonsOlympus

    MonsOlympus Active Member

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    Nooooooooooooooooooo! Please tell me this is a bad dream, they cant do this to us especially not after all these years of hype!

    Cant say I didnt warn you though, entertainment is hard enough without all the delays and bad market duke's had to endure.

    Well what we got, both Duke and MK out on the open market... Wheres the people with all the money? Quick sell your lambo's and cash in now, seriously... Nintendo is only what it is today because of its franchises.
     
  16. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    wtf?!
    I'm shocked.
     
  17. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    What years of hype? They've had Prey in 10 years of development, not to mention how long they've been working on Duke Nukem 4E here-and-there. Years of Hype?

    Yeah, they're historical in therm of gaming, but bad ****s happen, kinda like Rare before Microfag Game$ bought them.
     
  18. MonsOlympus

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    Im just saying every time this game is set to see the light of day something like this happens, some of us are old enough to remember the initial announcements. I certainly dont mind waiting like I did with max payne but this kinda thing, oh it kills you from the inside out. Id just rather be a cynic these days when it comes to the topic of DNF, Ive had my heart broken too many times already hehe

    It sucks hey, a true icon shutting its doors :( I had alot of love for Midway as well, look what happened there. There is a major shift though, I knew somethin was on its way. Its almost like the 7yr rains or somethin, you can smell it in the air :p
     
  19. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    3DRealms never hyped anything. The hype was all natural. It's a real shame seeing 3DRealms disappear. But when you think about it, they didn't create much after Duke3D. They helped create stuff, that creative power isn't going to disappear.

    I wonder want will happen to all "IP" of 3DRealms.
     
  20. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO WACKY WHEELS!!!!!!!!
     

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