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Duke Nukem Forever delayed until June, we call shenanigans

Gearbox Software has delayed Duke Nukem Forever by over a month. Typical, right? A little too typical, we suspect. After all, delaying the most delayed game in all of gamedom is almost too much of a coincidence. And after watching the studio's tongue-in-cheek delay announcement video (complete with its own delay slogan and props, no less), we're guessing this is one Duke push-back that was planned all along.



It's possible this is a genuine delay, in which case this is hilariously ironic and Gearbox is just really adept at damage control. It's also possible I completely misused the word ironic, but hey, when in Rome...

The new launch date (for those who skipped the video) is June 14th for North America and June 10th internationally.

Mar 24, 2011

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40 comments

  • Agent79 - March 25, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Quoth the developers: Nevermore
  • CurryIsGood - March 25, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    June of which year?
  • TheSugarRay - March 25, 2011 5:49 a.m.

    Why did they switch the North America and International dates? First the North American came first but with the June dates it's the other order.
  • DecoyOctorok - March 25, 2011 5:02 a.m.

    I love Gearbox and all but I'm waiting on the reviews. I'm expecting it to be good but not great. Probably a lot of 8/10 scores.
  • claytonmiller - March 25, 2011 4:46 a.m.

    @Misterscaryface Actually, now that you mention it, May 3rd was going to be the Tuesday of Finals Week at... Well, at my University, at least. Screw that. DNFw: Duke Nukem Finals week. No, thank you! Summer is perfect for releases. Also, I'm finding it harder and harder to read the reCaptcha words. Eventually not even humans will be able to post, I'm afraid.
  • Misterscaryface - March 25, 2011 4:19 a.m.

    I wonder if the release has anything to do with almost every kid that will play the game being out of school for summer. Seems like a good time to release a game if you ask me. Summer of Duke for sure. And yeah, I bet this setback was planned. Delays are months, not 6 weeks.
  • Sy87 - March 25, 2011 3:50 a.m.

    Yeah does seem wierd and why is it that international ships first over NA. The previous date NA got it 3 days before everyone but June 14 is flag day seems very wierd thought. If this is no joke I will wake up in the morning and punch the first person I see out of rage.
  • Spybreak8 - March 25, 2011 3:38 a.m.

    There's more to this story, more hilarity.
  • Fiirestorm21 - March 25, 2011 3:23 a.m.

    Haha, wow. I heard about the delay in a tweet, but its announcement video is just gold. Love Gearbox to death.
  • Revolution472 - March 25, 2011 1:54 a.m.

    yea its delayed because this game will be complete crap and you know it. there just making this to squeeze out what little $ value it has left in it from suckers like you
  • InsomniacGamer - March 24, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    Its not comen out for another 2 years
  • Pocotron - March 24, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    This is delayed to my birthday! ...exactly as planned...
  • BALLSTOTHEWALLET - March 24, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEc9W2-NPVs&NR=1
  • Zeb364 - March 24, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    I was honestly angry when I saw this and delay's never make me angry.
  • Yeager1122 - March 24, 2011 10:25 p.m.

    Had a strange feeling this was going to happen cant imagine why.
  • santaclouse37 - March 24, 2011 10:21 p.m.

    My bet is it's legit, and they're just incredibly good at damage control.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - March 24, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    AND THE NEVER-ENDING DELAY CONTINUES
  • Oden - March 24, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!one11111!!!!!!1eleven!!!!
  • Boochers823 - March 24, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    Sweet, now I might be able to get the BoS after all.
  • ssj4raditz - March 24, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    Well, at least now I can save up for my Balls of Steel Edition!

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