2003 Vaporware of the Year awards

From Wired

Lifetime achievement award? I wonder who'll win it next year.

Honestly....is there anything other than Duke Nukem Forever that comes to mind for anyone when they hear vaporware?

ummmmmmmmmmmm... Nope, sorry.

Honestly....is there anything other than Duke Nukem Forever that comes to mind for anyone when they hear vaporware?

Prey

Honestly....is there anything other than Duke Nukem Forever that comes to mind for anyone when they hear vaporware?

Quake 3. Geez, I remember being sooo excited by Quake 3 coming out, and reading as much as I could about it and they never gave out release dates and such, but I just waited and waited and waited. The press put out those previews talking about the killer netcode and the awesome graphics and the lighting, the beta screenshots came out and I was just salivating... and then nothing.

Duke may have been in development for a while, but Quake 3 has been in development for-f*ckin''-ever, man. It''s a joke! Biggest vaporware foist ever sprung on gamers. f*ck id, they''ll never get another dime of my cash. Seriously, there hasn''t been anything said about this game in I don''t know how long, no new previews, no videos, screenshots, nothing. I''ve all but given up.

The same as you said about Q3 could be said about Doom 3. We''ve been getting press and interviews for what, four years now on it?

"ColdForged" wrote:
Honestly....is there anything other than Duke Nukem Forever that comes to mind for anyone when they hear vaporware?

Quake 3. Geez, I remember being sooo excited by Quake 3 coming out, and reading as much as I could about it and they never gave out release dates and such, but I just waited and waited and waited. The press put out those previews talking about the killer netcode and the awesome graphics and the lighting, the beta screenshots came out and I was just salivating... and then nothing.

Duke may have been in development for a while, but Quake 3 has been in development for-f*ckin''-ever, man. It''s a joke! Biggest vaporware foist ever sprung on gamers. f*ck id, they''ll never get another dime of my cash. Seriously, there hasn''t been anything said about this game in I don''t know how long, no new previews, no videos, screenshots, nothing. I''ve all but given up.

Dude, I got this awesome leaked beta of Quake 3 and it rocks hard!!!11 Weapons are so awesome and the netcode r00lz. It''s not vaporware man, in fact I''m gonna go play it right now. 1n uR f4c3!

I can''t believe no one mentioned Ascendency II by The Logic Factory. I can''t wait for this to come out. I spent many an hour searching the galaxy in Ascendency....

I''d nominate Microsoft Longhorn, Quake 4, Doom3, half Life 2, and Nintendo''s business strategy for vaporware.

"Spunior" wrote:
Honestly....is there anything other than Duke Nukem Forever that comes to mind for anyone when they hear vaporware?

Prey

Touche!

At one point Prey was my most anticipatd game.

I''m surprised Howard Dean didn''t make the list.

"belt500" wrote:

I''m surprised Howard Dean didn''t make the list. :wink:

Yep, like WMDs in Iraq.

"mateo" wrote:
"belt500" wrote:

I''m surprised Howard Dean didn''t make the list. :wink:

Yep, like WMDs in Iraq.

Back to P&C with the both of you! Who left the door open again? You know they''ll just wander around anywhere if you leave the door open like that.

And now, the Out of Context Theater:

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"Pyroman[FO" wrote:

""]You know they''ll just wander around anywhere if you leave the [back] door open like that.

This has been the Out of Context Theater.

Soowry.

Sorry Rat Boy, it doesn''t work if you add words in, you can take them out however. For instance

"Pyroman[FO" wrote:

""]Back ... door open again? they''ll just wander around anywhere if you ... open like that.

my bad, my bad.

"Pyroman[FO" wrote:

""]Back ... door open again? they''ll just wander around anywhere if you ... open like that.

Okay, I didn''t even see that last one. Now let''s see more Galloping Green Smiling Mutated Child Hating Penis Monsters!

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Too funny. Can we get back on topic now?

hey hey, I made office linebacker status!

Congratulations. Now you are authorized to go get us coffee AND bagels. Life here is grand.

hey hey, I made office linebacker status!

Hmm... I don''t see that. Maybe something''s not configured right on your browser?

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Lol!

Funny. You think that all up by yourself, or did yo mamma help?

Another space cat fight, yahoo!

I''m not fighting a karate chipmunk. Not on your life, pal.

Can we nominate a thread that actually stays on topic as vaporware?

I can''t believe no one mentioned Ascendency II by The Logic Factory . I can''t wait for this to come out. I spent many an hour searching the galaxy in Ascendency....

Err, I was gonna say that I was somehow reassured that The Logic Factory is still around. Then I realized that they intend Ascendancy 2 to be some sort of persistent online world. Must everything be about MMOG''s? Or failing that, space cat fights? People here aren''t drinking their hovermilk and it''s making them cranky.

(See I can cover both topics.)

"Kriegshund" wrote:

Can we nominate a thread that actually stays on topic as vaporware?

Is that for this forum only, or for the ''Net in general?

Either way, consider it....

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Either way, consider it....

SECONDED!

*smack* Back to the bagels, you! Only Junior Executives or higher participate in the nomination process!

Hmm... I don''t see that. Maybe something''s not configured right on your browser?

Definitely something going on around here, I say give it 24 hours and it''ll pass