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3D Realms Won't Rush Duke Nukem Forever

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the why-rush-it-now dept.

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WeAz writes "GameSpot has news that 3D Realms has no plans on rushing Duke Nukem Forever. Despite the $500,000 bounty that Take-Two Interactive was found to be offering for the game after a filing with the SEC last week, George Broussard, President of 3D Realms, has given his official response: 'We're certainly not motivated by that amount of money, after all this time, and getting the game right is what matters. I would never ship a game early (even a couple of months), for 500k.'"

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What??? (5, Funny)

JFMulder (59706) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532911)

You mean it's possible to rush Duke Nukem Forever at this point????

Re:What??? (3, Funny)

martinultima (832468) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533003)

“3D Realms Won't Rush Duke Nukem Forever”... you mean they've been rushing it this whole time? I'd have never guessed! What are they, sealed in a Slo-Time envelope or something?

Re:What??? (1, Funny)

WilliamSChips (793741) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533420)

They were in the Time Dilation envelope with the Replicators.

Rushing it could... (5, Funny)

mfh (56) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533005)

... cause major problems with the globally accepted definition of vapourware [wikipedia.org] . My god, what if the damn game actually gets released?

What would the kittens do?

Re:What??? (5, Funny)

Surt (22457) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533009)

You have to understand. It has been about a year from being done, for oh, the last 6 years. If they rushed, they could be 9 months from being done for the next 3 or 4 years.

Re:What??? (1)

rholliday (754515) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533086)

I can't believe I just used my mod points! This article is going to be a mass of hilarity ...

Re:What??? (5, Funny)

Rob the Bold (788862) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533361)

You mean it's possible to rush Duke Nukem Forever at this point????

They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

Re:What??? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15533494)

[Non sequitur abort! -- invalid parse of "rush" in same sentence as "Duke Nukem Forever". Abort, retry, fail? *Retry* ... Attempting recovery ...]

Yeah. If they get Rush to do the soundtrack for DNF, it might take even longer, though the guitar and drum instrumentals might be cool.

Re:What??? (1)

JFMulder (59706) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533623)

You mean like another name for "amyl nitrate"?

Oh good! (5, Funny)

TheSpoom (715771) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532913)

I was so worried that they'd release it too soon.

Re:Oh good! (1)

RsG (809189) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532923)

Nah, they're still trying to finish Prey remember?

Re:Oh good! (4, Funny)

From A Far Away Land (930780) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533127)

As with a fine tea that needs to be steeped just the right length of time, Duke Nukem Forever shall not be hurried!

I'm concerned that if it's released too soon, it might not be certified to work on Windows Vista.

Re:Oh good! (3, Funny)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533355)

More like a fine wine that has to age for decades. :-D

Besides, they've already missed the end of one century. Why not go for two?

Re:Oh good! (1)

DragonWriter (970822) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533655)

I think its more realistic to be concerned that if it's released "to soon", there might still be computers around running Windows Vista.

Um year (0, Redundant)

Nos. (179609) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532914)

I think we're all aware they're in no rush to release it.

Ha! (5, Funny)

Bogtha (906264) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532918)

I would never ship a game early (even a couple of months), for 500k.

Don't wory George, I don't think anybody could accuse you of doing that!

Re:Ha! (2, Funny)

Southpaw018 (793465) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533024)

The immediate mental picture I got was Nelson going "Ha ha!"

So... (2, Funny)

revlayle (964221) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532943)

...when it IS done, this game is gonna use that totally awesome Quake 3 engine! AM I RITE???

Re:So... (1)

Ant P. (974313) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533061)

Even if you were being serious, the chances of them using Q3 are zero now that it's open source and people can find exploits in it that much easier.

Seriously, which engine? (1)

Mes (124637) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533202)

Quake 3 for real? a bit dated there.. they should probably consider a re-write.

Re:Seriously, which engine? (3, Funny)

Nova77 (613150) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533246)

I think they *did* consider a re-write 10 re-writes ago.

Re:So... (1)

twistedsymphony (956982) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533497)

You got the "3" part right IIRC their latest re-write uses the Doom 3 engine... not nearly as bad as Quake 3 but not exactly bleeding edge at this point either.

Re:So... (1)

bubkus_jones (561139) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533556)

Well, shit. Anything they do decide to use, if they were to switch now, would look dated by the time it's released.

Re:So... (1)

revlayle (964221) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533573)

damn... all my joke grenades are duds today

maybe, i should quit using grenades, eh? ;)

DNF v. Vista (5, Funny)

happyemoticon (543015) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532945)

I wonder what's weirder: That DNF has taken longer to develop than Windows Vista, or that Windows Vista has taken almost as much time to make as DNF?

Re:DNF v. Vista (5, Funny)

Bogtha (906264) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533021)

Weirder still is the fact that Duke Nukem Forever has taken more time to create than NASA took to design & build a pair of robots, fly them to Mars, and drive them around for a year.

Re:DNF v. Vista (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533054)

I bet with the budget of NASA, DNF would've been out by now, too.

Re:DNF v. Vista (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533073)

Those things have been chugging along for 18 months now, when their original lifetime was slated at 90 days. Many people consider NASA to be horribly mismanaged. I'm curious to know what those same people think of 3D Realms.

Re:DNF v. Vista (2, Insightful)

bsartist (550317) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533523)

Those [Mars rovers] have been chugging along for 18 months now, when their original lifetime was slated at 90 days. Many people consider NASA to be horribly mismanaged.
I don't credit NASA management for the success of the Mars missions. I think of the Mars rovers as something that the engineers managed to pull off in spite of the incompetency above them.

Re:DNF v. Vista v. NASA (5, Funny)

Rob the Bold (788862) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533653)

And even weirder still, I was working on this really funny response, but then this new humor engine was available and I started using it and went back to square one. Then I thought, crap, I can adapt a humor engine better suited to my style than any off-the-shelf models, so I started work on that. But the whole concept of what constitutes high quality jokes changed in the meantime, so I started over again. There will be a really funny rejoinder here real soon now.

Re:DNF v. Vista (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15533142)

Uh... We've Seen Win98, WinME/2000, and WinXP in the time we've been waiting for DNF... I think it's development time beats Vista by miles...

Nice Try but... (4, Interesting)

Duds (100634) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533189)

We didn't even have NT4 when DN-Forever was started, let alone XP.

5 years != 10 years.

Re:Nice Try but... (1)

happyemoticon (543015) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533510)

I'm not saying they're equal, but rather that they're comparably long and over-due. Read it again.

Re:DNF v. Vista (1)

ubeans (449308) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533509)

Isn't it ironic that DNF stands for Did Not Finish in racing circles?

Re:DNF v. Vista (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15533569)

No, it's not ironic. It would be ironic if they chose that name deliberately. As things stand, it's just a marginally amusing coincidence.

It has to be said (3, Funny)

Rob Nance (645531) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532947)

"3D Realms has no plans on rushing Duke Nukem Forever" This has to be said, but did anyone really think Duke Nukem Forever was being rushed?

May i be the first to say...... (-1, Offtopic)

Amouth (879122) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532949)

May i be the first to say(today)... WE (and by that i know I) don't care...

Thank God. (4, Funny)

stlhawkeye (868951) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532955)

I know we were all worried about this.

NFS! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15532970)

No Fucking Shit! Thanks, George, please, take another 10 years. We wouldn't want you to rush things. Seriously, you need to get away from the forums at 3drealms.com. Those fanboys on there are all retards. Every single one of 'em is convinced DNF will be the bestest game ever. Good God! Quit listening to them idiots and start listening to your peers, you know, the ones who actually complete games. They'll tell you to quit saying, "When it's done," and change to "Get it done."

What is wrong with these people? (3, Insightful)

eln (21727) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532975)

This company must have the most patient investors in the history of business. They've sunk millions of dollars into this game. At this point so much money has been spent that it has no hope of being profitable, even if it becomes the highest selling game of all time.

Meanwhile, they continue to delay it and the project clearly has no well-defined sense of direction. They've basically scrapped it and started over from scratch I don't know how many times, and feature creep is not so much a problem as it is a religion for them. I mean come on, an FPS with the ability to send email? 5 years from now, when they decide to release another few screenshots to drum up interest in the "imminent" release of the product, they'll show the game automatically ordering milk when your smart fridge tells it you're almost out.

By the time this game comes out (if it ever does), all of the people that would have run out and bought it just because it's the greatest running joke in Internet history will have all died, and their grandchildren won't get what all the fuss is about.

Re:What is wrong with these people? (3, Funny)

finkployd (12902) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533043)

Meanwhile, they continue to delay it and the project clearly has no well-defined sense of direction. They've basically scrapped it and started over from scratch I don't know how many times

Wait a minute, are we talking about Vista?

and feature creep is not so much a problem as it is a religion for them.

Ah, I guess not.

Finkployd

Re:What is wrong with these people? (1)

bunions (970377) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533148)

If the game is good, no one will care. I'd imagine something like 5-10% of their target market is even aware of the DNF soap opera.

That said, I just do not believe a game that's been in development for ten goddamn years can possibly be any good. Prove me wrong, Broussard, prove me wrong.

Re:What is wrong with these people? (1)

Duds (100634) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533224)

I suspect their biggest problem is that only 5-10% of their target audience are still their target audience after 10 years.

Re:What is wrong with these people? (1)

Burlap (615181) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533475)

heck, only 5-10% of their market were even playing games when DN first came out

Re:What is wrong with these people? (1)

Haeleth (414428) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533514)

That said, I just do not believe a game that's been in development for ten goddamn years can possibly be any good. Prove me wrong, Broussard, prove me wrong.

I don't know. There are games that have been in development for twice as long as that [nethack.org] , that still seem to have a few loyal fans.

Re:What is wrong with these people? (1)

BigCheese (47608) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533529)

After 10 years "good" won't cut it. It had damn well better be perfect.

At least they didn't have the hype machine running at full blast all this time. Perfection couldn't live up to that.

I have fond memories of Duke Nuke'em deathmatch via modem. I just don't want them to get the "Episode 1" treatment.

WTF? Talk about uninformed (2, Insightful)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533175)

This is an internal project, paid for by their own money. They can take all the time they want as long as they are willing to spend their own money doing it.

I thought everyone knew this. 3Drealms in an independent like Id (quake) and can do what it wants. They self financed it from the money earned with the earlier Duke Nukem titles.

Wich goes to show how much of a success they were and how little development has to cost (especially when you don't produce anything). Compare this to the guys who did daikatana burning through millions in a fraction of the time and you get the idea that 3d realms may not be the fastest developers ever but they can sure stretch a dollar.

Saying that investors are worried shows you are an idiot who does not know the least bit about the subject. The fact off self-financing has only been known for the last decade. It is the reason why it could go on for a decade.

DNF should not be confused with stuff like the Phantom console. 3D realms is only wasting their own money. Or not. Maybe they are just waiting until all current FPS are so fucking boring that a blast from the past will be very welcome indeed.

Re:WTF? Talk about uninformed (1)

eln (21727) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533255)

Okay, they're self-financed. Why continue burning through all of their cash to continue work on a game whose development cycle is clearly way out of control? Whether they're burning through their own money or through some other investor's money, they're still burning money on a project that will not be profitable. They are still throwing good money after bad. At this point it's hard to believe that the money they will make on this project will ever exceed the money they've spent on it (regardless of source), and so the project is destined to fail even if it's ever finished.

Re:WTF? Talk about uninformed (1)

rbarreira (836272) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533442)

Are you sure of your claims?

Re:WTF? Talk about uninformed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15533453)

It's understandable, Duke was one of thier first characters, Duke 3D's one of the most loved FPS ever, clearly they've got some pretty exacting standards for the quality of this one. And as for buring through the cash? They still make other wildly popular games (Max Payne anyone?) so I doubt coming up with the scratch to fund DNF is that hard...

Re:WTF? Talk about uninformed (5, Informative)

Dtyst (790737) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533538)

3DRealms has earned from Max Payne franchise alone about 50 million USD (about 25 miljon royalties and sold the max Payne brand (game + engine to take two for 50 million , the developer Remedy got their share of course so I estimate that 3DRealms got at minimum 35 million USD). Now they are doing (trying) the same with Prey (developed by HumanHead) produced by 3DRealms. 3DRealms have lots of older other profitable self-developed games aswell. So they can afford to drag DNF development forever with the cash they have in spare.

As they say on their website: In business since 1991. Never had a loan. Never had layoffs. Extremely stable and successful environment.

You had the head on its nail (1)

NetDanzr (619387) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533334)

Or is it the other way round? Anyway, there's nothing wrong with the developers. As you indicated, they must have some seriously pissed-off investors. They realize that they wouldn't find anybody to fund them ever again, so they have no choice than to go on with developing DNF. That way, they at least have a very small chance of striking even; if they scrapped the project, they wouldn't find any new investors.

Re:What is wrong with these people? (2, Informative)

rwyoder (759998) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533517)

Meanwhile, they continue to delay it and the project clearly has no well-defined sense of direction. They've basically scrapped it and started over from scratch I don't know how many times, and feature creep is not so much a problem as it is a religion for them.
Do you realize you have just described a typical IT project at any large corporation? I know because I am suffering through one right now.

Let me be the first to say (2, Funny)

dcapel (913969) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532981)

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH....

Duke Nukem Forever... Ship Early...

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Re:Let me be the first to say (2, Funny)

jimibee (980271) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533101)

You definitely were not the first person to say that.

Good headline (5, Funny)

MrTester (860336) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532986)

Boy. Theres a shocker headline.
Right up there with "A new study shows that Men like to have sex" and "The sun is expected to rise in the morning"

Wait. Im being handed a piece of paper. Holy Cow! Breaking news! "Companys like free publicity!"

Mod TFA up (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532997)

(+5 Pants-Wettingly Hilarious)

3D Realms Won't Rush Duke Nukem Forever? (1)

cubicle_cowboy (521716) | more than 8 years ago | (#15532999)

No shit.

Long time coming (1)

squoozer (730327) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533027)

I'm as interested as the next geek in seeing the final release of DNF but having just had a quick look at the screenshots on Game Spot I can't see this game doing very well. I admit that good graphics do not a good game make but if you aren't playing in the same league as HL2 you aren't playing. This project should have been cut loose (or perhaps I should say lose as it's /.) a long time ago.

Re:Long time coming (1)

dunezone (899268) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533597)

Most of those screenshots are from 2001, when the game looked like it was way ahead of its time. Does anyone remember watching that video they released, that looked amazing back then.

Re:Long time coming (1)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533600)

Those shots are from 1999.

I doubt HL2 shots looked so hot from back then either

baaad grammatical pun (5, Funny)

justkarl (775856) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533029)

3D Realms Won't Rush Duke Nukem Forever

Oh yeah, well how long will they be rushing it?
Bad-dum-dum
Get it? Forever? Like they'll be rushing it forever

Thank you!!! I'll be here all week!

Re:baaad grammatical pun (0, Redundant)

neonprimetime (528653) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533150)

Word of advice ... if you have to explain a joke ... it's not worth telling

Re:baaad grammatical pun (1)

PGC (880972) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533254)

it was funny...damn funny ! X-D

NOW I know why it's delayed for "forever"! (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533076)

That comment about investors did it, I finally realize why. It's investors!

As long as some project isn't finished, you don't know that it's a bomb. So, with DNF looming "forever" in the future, hope is kept up with investors (who often don't know JACK what they invest in) that they might see some money coming back some day. Hopefully with interest.

Now, if DNF went out and the loss would have to be realized, it's likely that they start pushing for money. And probably get a company into heavy problems.

I guess it's kinda like the SCO vs. Linux thing. As long as there's hope, the stock doesn't hit the floor.

Re:NOW I know why it's delayed for "forever"! (1)

(A)*(B)!0_- (888552) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533436)

3DRealms is not a public company. There are no public shares available. Your comment is incorrect.

Re:NOW I know why it's delayed for "forever"! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15533512)

Ahh, if only it were that simple. While investors can be stupid, I suppose, at times, they know one thing - return on investment.

If I invest 100,000 dollars in something, and in one year it becomes 150,000, that's a pretty good investment. If I invest 100,000 dollars in something and 10 years later it becomes 150,000, that's not a very good investment (though not terrible). Of course, this is just an example I pulled out of the air, but it comes back to the point that for investors, time is money. As the time for expected return on an investment goes up, the expected return needs to go up too. At this point, DNF has taken so long that even if it's a runaway-hit at retail, it will only be a 'good' investment at best, and not a great investment.

And if it's less than a run-away hit, it will probably end up being a lousy investment. Going back to my previous example - 50% return in 10 years would not be a horribly bad investment, but now if it was 10% return in 10 years, now we can say that it's a pretty lousy investment - you'd do just as well, with far less risk, simply investing in something like treasury bonds or mutual funds (actually, most mutual funds over 10 years probably realize far better than a 10% return).

So, if I were an investor, I'd be pretty disappointed with my investment in 3D Realms, simply hoping that I can recoup my losses, and get my money off into a 'real' investment.

In other news (1)

finkployd (12902) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533093)

In other news, Microsoft promises not to try to cram too many new features into Vista and Neal Stephenson promises not to skimp on the detailed exposition in his next novel.

Finkployd

Re:In other news (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15533282)

...okay, that's two gratuitous references to Vista on an unrelated topic by you so far.

One more and you'll have made your fucktard hat trick.

Hmmm (0, Redundant)

cca93014 (466820) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533097)

This from the "no shit, sherlock" department?

It would be rushed (1)

carlosGames (943841) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533129)

if they offer more (may be $2 million) for a rush, $500k sounds too cheap for a game like this one just the production of the game should be more expensive.

3dRealms won't rush Duke Nukem Forever... (0, Redundant)

Foofoobar (318279) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533138)

In other news, rain is wet!

And an echo of NO DUH rings around the world.

Certainly dont want to make the same mistake (1)

Mes (124637) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533143)

as Daikatana, and release it too hastily. You cant cut corners on quality assurance standards.

"noshit" (1)

blincoln (592401) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533161)

Best use of the Slashdot tagging system evar.

Re:"noshit" (1)

rbarreira (836272) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533428)

But it's still missing the "jokebait" tag...

STOP IT!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15533179)

Christ! This reporting on DNF is getting seriously old. Very few people care anymore and thus it should NOT be front page news on /.

I can't wait to play it... (1)

Tamerz (702147) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533205)

...while listening to Guns 'N Roses new "Chinese Democracy" album. I don't think Axl is going to rush that out too early either.

Re:I can't wait to play it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15533692)

it's coming this year though, for real. they're already playing the songs live

Rush forever? (1)

LoudMusic (199347) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533208)

How about they rush Duke Nukem Foruntil-it's-done. Which hopefully would be sooner rather than later.

next generation game? (1)

abes (82351) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533304)

It might make sense for them to hold off on releasing it. I have to wonder how many people will actually buy it after it's been lambasted for so long. Granted, this doesn't mean it's a *bad* game, just that most games enjoy a certain amount of hype before being released. While some say that any press is good press, was that true for Daikatana?

I think their best bet, is hold off on releasing the game until everyone who remembers when it first was created either becomes senile or dies.

Duke Nukem Never (0)

MaWeiTao (908546) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533308)

They might as well rename the damn game Duke Nukem Never. The only reason I can think of why this freaking game is still being worked on is because it's someone's pet. The rest of the team doesn't want to touch the game but they need to keep someone in management happy.

What interest there was in the Duke Nukem brand has long since evaporated. The game likely wont sell on name alone, and if the graphics are outdated which they're likely to be given all the delays it will almost certainly fail.

Either that or we're looking at the best kept secret in the game industry ever. When the game is finally released its going to blow our pants off.

3D Realms needs to shit or get off the pot.

Ha! (5, Funny)

east coast (590680) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533316)

3D Realms Won't Rush Duke Nukem Forever

1998 called. They want their story back.

3D Realms Won't Rush Duke Nukem Forever (0, Redundant)

WhiteWolf666 (145211) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533339)

No. Shit.

Did anyone think they _were_ rushing it?

Not that it'll be any good when its done. I'm guessing Daikatana, Version 2.0

Translation (1)

mrjb (547783) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533382)

DNF will not be out this year.

Not really a problem (1)

Doomstalk (629173) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533396)

Somehow I don't think the game has been in danger of being considered rushed for a very long time.

And it's a good thing... (1)

dmt99 (123849) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533433)

I'm not quite done holding my breath yet...

Nah (3, Funny)

WedgeTalon (823522) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533439)

At this point I hope they *don't* ever finish DNF. It's a great running joke and the name just fits oh-so-perfectly! It would be a tragedy to lose that. :'(

Early? (5, Funny)

Aim Here (765712) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533463)

"I would never ship a game early (even a couple of months), for 500k.'"

This must be some new usage of the word 'early' that until now I have been unaware of.

Rush? I dont think a decade is considering rushing (1)

Tweekster (949766) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533495)

Why dont they just give up at this point...

Good. (1)

jonadab (583620) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533551)

This is good news. It means both Windows Vista *and* Perl6 have a chance to beat DNF out the door.

WHAT? (1)

dizzy tunez (89390) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533582)

WHAT? NO RUSH? We have waited for ten years, and NOW they say they dont have a rush?! Come on!

*oik* (2, Funny)

Shaman (1148) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533587)

I -honestly- had diet coke fly out my nose after seeing that headline. Thanks a lot for the burning proboscis!

This just in .... (1)

Luscious868 (679143) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533588)

President Kennedy was shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

$500,000... (1)

nsmike (920396) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533592)

We're certainly not motivated by that amount of money...

Apparently, you're not motivated by any amount of money. Like, say, profits from sales, for example. Just a thought.

Duke "Whatam?" (1)

HackHackBoom (198866) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533607)

I remember Duke Nukem as much as the next geek who played early computer games, but really.. At this point the franchise has been destroyed by the PR. I don't plan on buying it and I know many of my friends who remember the era feel the same way.

Or... he means exactly the oppposite. (1)

AzraelKans (697974) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533608)

Im just playing "what if" here, so dont take it too seriously (or flame) but.. what about if he HAS been tempted by the cash and he IS rushing the game? (although maybe a little later than december to keep a low profile) wouldnt be the first thing to say "Hey dont worry we are not rushing it... it was almost finished when this hit"?
I mean, some fans have been waiting for DNF for ages, they probably wouldnt be too amused if all it took to get the game out the door were $500k!

Anyway, considering the source, I wouldnt hold my breathe on that theory.

But they can! (1)

Wooster_UK (963894) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533642)

At the rate they're going, they will be able to manage to rush Duke Nukem forever. They've been rushing it for nine years now.

Screenshot (1)

dunezone (899268) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533648)

I wish they would release one screenshot so we could speculate all over it, but they dont seem rushed to do that either. Cause serioulsy I wanna see what a game thats taken ten years now to make will look like.

Big iron (1)

slashmojo (818930) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533657)

After decades in the making of their incredible, world shattering game, they are probably now just waiting for the only system [slashdot.org] capable of running it to be released..

Take the easy way out, Mr. Broussard (1)

GroeFaZ (850443) | more than 8 years ago | (#15533694)

I'm sure, for $500K you could easily hire someone to rush it for you, no?

Pay him/her well (but no better than $500K), bag the difference, Profit!!!
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