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News 3D Realms: 2K was making a second Duke game

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    I have always had hopes for DNF, but my patience is rapidly evaporating...
     
  3. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Anyone else find it funny that DNF also stands for 'Did Not Finish'? As in, 'Heikki Kovalainen: DNF'
    :D
     
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  4. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I hope 3D Realms get ****ed in court, and by some enraged people out of court.

    They ****ed up. They know it, we know it, Take Two knows it, they just don't have the balls to admit as much.

    We will, doubtlessly, see DNF from another developer in a fraction of the time, and probably for a fraction of the cost in development.
     
  5. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    And with a fraction of the badassness. Just look at what Rockstar did to Max Payne.
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Eh. Too early to make any calls on DNF.

    Not being a Max Payne fan, I can't say I even remotely noticed what Rockstar did or supposedly have done :p
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Made it unrecognisable, unexciting and as predictably serious and 'oooh, gritty' as any other long-delayed sequel?

    A bit unfair at this stage admittedly, but I'm just not convinced that making Max bald and putting him in Brazil is a good way forward for a game that always attracted me because of it's hard-boiled, film-noir stylings.
     
  8. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Y'know, that saddest part is that if you'd handed the project over to a bunch of community modders back in 1997 and told them to use the HL engine; not only would they have released an awesome game, but it would have been rebuilt even more awesomely on the Source engine in 2004.

    I was trying to get a Daikatana reference in here as well for giggles, but I fail.
     
  9. unklepepper

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    You just made me LOL my lunch over the desk!

    Poor Duke & poor Heikki!
     
  10. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I just found it funny that they were using Batman titles

    ___ Forever
    ___ Begins

    we'll have the Duke Knight next....
     
  11. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Sincerily... Max Payne old was something I wasn't ready for... So the game comes out, and the next will be what? Max Payne on a wheelchair? Like Mario Kart? Killing everything with his mounted gun? :D I don't like when caracters get old...
     
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    Err, why does BitTech keep posting that false information: http://www.shacknews.com/docs/press/20090518_dnf_3dr_.x

    That $12 million was nothing to do with 3dRealms, it was was between two publishers for transferral of the rights to Take 2. So, funding for DNF so far is $20 million of 3dRealms' own money and part of the $2.5 million for the two games in a later agreement.
     
  13. FreQ

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    I'm surprised 3D Realms are continuing with this. A lot of money has been flushed down the toilet with this project, nothing has been seen of it. In times like these, working on this game is pretty irresponsible.

    I'd rather the money go to other developers who will actually produce something and bring it to market. I wouldn't mind if 3D Realms just spent all their money, went bust and went home; but instead they'll get backing from somebody else, some other idiot that wants to lose money.

    In any case, Duke Nukem isn't a brand anymore. It's like Monkey Island - older gamers remember and love them, but will anybody new to the franchise care? Maybe people here do, but the average bloke is unlikely to.
     
  14. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    OMG! He dissed Monkey Island!!!! Unclean! Unclean!!!!!!
     
  15. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    The Duke Knight!! ROFL!!!
     
  16. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Cheers - corrected. Just a confusion over the exact figures.
     
  17. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    +rep:D
     
  18. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    What's that swooshing sound I hear?

    ... Ah, okay, it's just the 1-day-ban hammer from Joe. :D

    HAIL TO THE KING, BABY!

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  19. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    and the drama that is DNF continues lol
     
  20. Faulk_Wulf

    Faulk_Wulf Internet Addict

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    Played both. Liked both.

    (Also thought Rockstar MADE both.)

    Can't say that I missed walking on a 1-pixel wide trail of blood either, tbh. That alone made the sequel a bit better.
     
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