Duke Nukem Forever Tops Wired Vaporware List Again

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Twelve years in development and the butt of many jokes, "Duke Nukem Forever" tops Wired Magazine’s Vaporware list for 2008. Other gaming-related items that made this year’s list also include "Hero’s Journey", "StarCraft II", and Sony PlayStation Home.

On Duke Nukem:

"After some twelve (12!) years in development, we had given up all hope of ever seeing Duke Nukem Forever hit the shelves. We even held a high-level meeting in the Wired newsroom where we agreed to end the agony and, some vague promises to the press about a 2008 release notwithstanding, leave Duke off the Vaporware list this year. Even the best jokes get old eventually.

Says reader Dennis Murphy: "My nominations for DNF got printed in 2001 & 2002. Here we are, 7 years later, and it’s still on the list. How about one more chance? If we don’t see it by 2010, I promise I’ll stop submitting! (Well, at least till my grandkids are born …)"

But then, in May, Jace Hall of Crackle.com scored an on-camera interview with the Dukefathers, George Broussard and Scott Miller of 3-D Realms. At the end of their sit-down, the DNF developers even let him demo an actual, working version of the game.

The resulting hand-held footage of the first-person shooter was all the proof we needed — the game is still inching towards reality. So congrats, Duke. You’re the King of Vaporware once again."

See the entire list at Wired.

 

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Duke Nukem Forever Boxart

Info

  • Developer: 3D Realms / Gearbox
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Genre: FPS
  • Release Date: June 13, 2011
  • Link: The Official Site
  • ESRB Rating:
Mature

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• Win XP/Vista/7
• Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.0Ghz CPU
• 1GB RAM
• 10GB HDD Space
• 256MB GPU - nVidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
• DirectX Compatible sound card

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