Duke Nukem Forever...the 2001 version?!

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as someone who advocates for and when they can find them releases rare unreleased crap...I did NOT see this coming but I am happy it happened
 

lachlan

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This is fucking cool!
 

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I’m way too excited for this
 

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That Unreal Engine 1 stank really makes me want to install Deus Ex again.
 

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I don't think Duke 3D had a very good multiplayer mode, compared to Doom and Quake.
 

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Half Life 3 is the new Duke Nukem Forever. At some point just stop, no one cares. Duke was a product of his time. They should have never released Forever once it was stuck in Dev hell.
 

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I was giving it some thought today, they should have canceled it if they couldn't release it in full by '02 at the latest. The fact that even this '01 build wasn't anywhere near finished is telling.

I had a bit of a play with it this afternoon and it looked pretty good to me. I would've been all over it back in 2001 so it's a real pity they shelved this to presumably chase the next big thing in graphics. Instead titles like Max Payne, GTA3 and HL2 took center stage at the time. I hope some basement dwellers get together to make a working title out of the source code but also who gives a shit. The soul evaporated a long, long time ago from the Dukes lifeless and crude husk.
 

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My apologies for quoting your post. :scratch:
 
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Once Quake 3, Halo, and the glut of WW2 FPS were out would anyone have wanted to play Duke Forever? I dunno.
 

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Probably not, online multiplayer fps like Battlefield, CS, Black Hawk Down etc. Pretty much all we ever played at the time.
 

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I was giving it some thought today, they should have canceled it if they couldn't release it in full by '02 at the latest. The fact that even this '01 build wasn't anywhere near finished is telling.

I had a bit of a play with it this afternoon and it looked pretty good to me. I would've been all over it back in 2001 so it's a real pity they shelved this to presumably chase the next big thing in graphics. Instead titles like Max Payne, GTA3 and HL2 took center stage at the time. I hope some basement dwellers get together to make a working title out of the source code but also who gives a shit. The soul evaporated a long, long time ago from the Dukes lifeless and crude husk.
the problem is "graphics" evolve much quicker than game development...so if you keep changing engines for the next shiny new thing you'll never finish a game...ala DNF
 

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I actually didn't hate the DNF we got. Of course, I paid 10 bucks for it used. If I had been waiting for several years and then paid full price I might feel differently, but I picked it up way later and thought, "that was aight"
 
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