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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold + A demo confirmed.

When we say a game has "gone gold," it means that the work on the game has finished, and a master copy has been sent out to the duplication plants to be pressed, packaged, and shipped out to consumers. This used to mean that the development team could take a break, but now going gold is likely to simply start a countdown to the inevitable day-one patch. Let's not be cynical, however, because today is a grand day: Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold.

"Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshipppable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "Today marks an amazing day in the annals of gaming lore, the day where the legend of Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality." Sure, it took us 15 years or so to get here, but the important thing is that the game is coming out. It's happening.

The game will be released on June 14, with a demo coming on June 3 for preorder customers and those who bought the Game of the Year Edition of Borderlands. Until then, why not read our April Fools Day "review" of the game? Check out our history of the game's engine updates, trailers, cancellation, and resurrection. Read our hands-on with the nearly final game to see what we think of Duke's modern incarnation.

When the game is finally out in stores, it's almost going to be sad. We're going to have to work for our jokes.
 I'm actually kindof curious about this. Who's gettin' the demo? It's probably going to be big.



Seamuse said...

I thought I would never see this day.... I won't be getting the demo though. I'm still skeptical, just going to wait till it completely comes out.

Doc_Waffles said...

After all these years it's hard to believe.


Im so pumped for this game, I remember 3D on MS-DOS and they even have it on the android market for your phone

Kamatacci said...

So excited, but I won't believe till I hold it in my hands

Fr8lovers said...

had to wait many years xD

sildude said...

This is so weird. Something that I thought would never happen.

kerplunk805 said...

June 14 shall become a holiday.

Legitcheater said...

haha yes, we shall celebrate "Always bet on Duke day"

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