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Hell freezes, pig cops fly and Duke Nukem Forever goes gold

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2K Games and Gearbox Software has announced that Duke Nukem Forever has “gone gold” and is ready for retailers as the long-awaited sequel’s release draws nearer. Setting a new standard for the term, “development hell,” Duke Nukem Forever was first announced in 1997. “Always bet on Duke, I did,” says Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford. “I bet on all of the developers who have ever been a part of this legendary project and I bet that none of us want to live in a world without Duke,” continues Pitchford.

Needless to say, Pitchford is ecstatic – and why shouldn’t he be? Duke Nukem Forever is complete! The sequel that no one thought would see the light of day has survived numerous delays and a lawsuit filed by publisher Take-Two Interactive against 3D Realms before Gearbox Software took over as developer for the project.



Duke Nukem Forever is scheduled for an international release on June 10 with a June 14 release set for North America. Those who “bet on Duke” and pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever or purchased the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition will get access to the pre-release demo releasing on June 3.

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19 comments

  • lhjwamangoo - May 25, 2011 9:31 a.m.

    Doom, Wolfstein, rainbow six, Call of Duty, red faction, bulletstorm, crysis etc... so many good shooters but there is one and only Duke in me since 1996.
  • Kermit1970 - May 25, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    I can't wait to play with Duke's Balls Sorry that sounds just so wrong
  • hllywd212 - May 25, 2011 7:03 a.m.

    Preordered this baby weeks ago, as soon as it was available via Steam. Can't wait to hail to the king!
  • TheIronMaiden - May 25, 2011 6:42 a.m.

    super excited! I sure hope the collectors edition was worth the preorder : )
  • quincytheodore - May 25, 2011 5:39 a.m.

    Duke introduced me to fanservice, back then fighting games were done in sprite, also except for Mai, they are quite clothed. I was too gullible back then.. Duke just stormed with one entire collection of unapologetically busty babes.. ALL babes, ALL the time.. If it's okay, here's a bit of sweet nostalgia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGoSRtNhjhE Man, I gotta stop commenting on shady fanservice articles. To MW3 trailer!!
  • mentalityljs - May 25, 2011 2:16 a.m.

    @ insertdisk If you were born in the mid to late 90's you probly wouldnt have any idea what 2K and Gearbox are about to unleash! This game has always been rated Mature, and for very good reasons ;) Enjoy!
  • perrytheplaid - May 25, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    I know that duke cannot ever live up to a 12 year development cycle, but I really want this to be a 9\10 or better, lets get the bruce campbell quotes started.
  • Spybreak8 - May 25, 2011 1:08 a.m.

    Haha awesome title, made me laugh out loud. :P
  • z50macdaddy - May 24, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    Well that good and al-WWWWWWWWHAAAAAAAAATTTTT!!
  • Moondoggie1157 - May 24, 2011 11:07 p.m.

    The Duke introduced me to First person shooters, Maybe thats why all others lack the magic? No space-pig-monsters and titty bars? no interest :P New FPS law.
  • Fiirestorm21 - May 24, 2011 10:07 p.m.

    It's going to be great.
  • Hurricrane - May 24, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    I love the photoshop
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - May 24, 2011 9:26 p.m.

    My favorite Duke quote of all time is "That's one doomed space marine" I just hope that the game can live up to its expectations.
  • BALLSTOTHEWALLET - May 24, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    @insertdisk "SO what is this game? Is it new?" ಠ_ಠ
  • EvilChicken - May 24, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    I think as a joke the day before they should say "sorry, one more delay"
  • CrashmanX - May 24, 2011 8:54 p.m.

    It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum. I think you guys can figure out the rest of that line.
  • PretzelBoy - May 24, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    This is why there was no Rapture, even God wanted to play Duke Nukem.
  • XxUnlucky777xX - May 24, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    Can't wait for this game to finally come out. Already pre-ordered. :D
  • insertdisk - May 24, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    SO what is this game? Is it new?

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