1up and Duke: Funny Stuff

trolling the list at 1Up for the XBox 360, they actually listed Duke Nukem Forever dated for March 2006. my quesiton is:
why?

this game was announced, what, 7, 8 years ago, gone through 2 Unreal Engines, probably a Quake engine of some sort, and 3DRealms still says:

The latest Duke game from the people who brought you Duke Nukem 3D. Duke Nukem Forever is sure to please every Duke fan, as well as every 3D action fan out there!

ah well. i guess Serious Sam has to work for humor in a new fps.

Well the did say the latest Duke Nukem game...

Mills wrote:

trolling the list at 1Up for the XBox 360, they actually listed Duke Nukem Forever dated for March 2006. my quesiton is:
why?

this game was announced, what, 7, 8 years ago, gone through 2 Unreal Engines, probably a Quake engine of some sort, and 3DRealms still says:

The latest Duke game from the people who brought you Duke Nukem 3D. Duke Nukem Forever is sure to please every Duke fan, as well as every 3D action fan out there!

ah well. i guess Serious Sam has to work for humor in a new fps.

actually whats completely amazing is that the dev team there has not completely gone ape sh*t working on the "same game" for 8 some years...

Duke sucks.

Take that back! Noob.

Kids these days...

I doubt most of the people who began with that project are still there. Besides George B. and that other guy.

They're probably referring to Duke Nukem: The textbased adventure.

You are in a hall. There's a pig cop shooting at you !

>shoot pig cop

You gain 205 experience points for shooting pig cop.

TheGameguru wrote:

actually whats completely amazing is that the dev team there has not completely gone ape sh*t working on the "same game" for 8 some years...

I imagine it like a government contractor job, you just come in and hang out all day, chatting and messing around, doing a few hours of work. You know you'll never get fired unless you do something grossly incompetent, but you really have no deadlines or pressures either, so it's just sorta chill and sit back, enjoying it.

actually whats completely amazing is that the dev team there has not completely gone ape sh*t working on the "same game" for 8 some years...

I'm pretty sure Mex is right. When I worked in the industry as a level designer in 1997-98 I had a pretty good pulse on the industry and 3DR was always hiring. Granted, much of it was ramping up at the time. Although my knowledge is all secondhand now, I've heard that turnover has been a pretty big issue on the project.

I think George B and Scott M. are already 'ape sh*t' so your probably onto something there GG.

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Hey now, if Daikatana had the development cycle that duke43ver has, it would have been such a sweet game. It probably would have only just been released last christmas and we would all still be playing it today.

I never played Daikatana, only the demo. What I saw of it was shockingly bad, almost as if I was playing some mod developed by the 3rd grader who lives across the street.

I remember one of the Dallas papers did a really good investigative report on all the goings on within Ion Storm. It was like a dot com company without the dot or the com ... just a bunch of overgrown kids playing on the 54th floor of a downtown Dallas skyscraper all day long. It almost makes me wish I had applied for a job there.

Duke sucks.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Duke sucks.

I completely agree.

LobsterMobster wrote:

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Cool. Says "Great Blade" in chinese. : D

Which would make sense since that's also what it says in Japanese (Romaji) - though it should be two words.

Mex wrote:

I doubt most of the people who began with that project are still there. Besides George B. and that other guy.

they must have some really awesome NDA's and a tight lid on their ex-employees because you NEVER hear from any ex employee anything..

I think this old Penny Arcade comic sums up what I think is going on over at 3D Realms with regards to DNF:

What 3D Realms is really up to

a bunch of overgrown kids playing on the 54th floor of a downtown Dallas skyscraper all day long.<

sounds good to me. but.. dallas?

PyromanFO wrote:

I imagine it like a government contractor job, you just come in and hang out all day, chatting and messing around, doing a few hours of work. You know you'll never get fired unless you do something grossly incompetent, but you really have no deadlines or pressures either, so it's just sorta chill and sit back, enjoying it.

Heh - that sounds about right. Except for the part about gross incompetence, as you can't get fired for incompetence in a job where you don't actually have to demonstrate any skills whatsoever.