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2009/05/07

Duke Nukem Never: Game Over for 3D Realms

"It's not a marketing thing. It's true. I have nothing further to say at this time."- Joe Siegler

Yes, it's happened- 3D Realms is gone; in the blink of an eye, and just when we thought we might get Duke Nukem Forever this year. So close!

Fan reaction has been annoyingly callous, but then again, making people wait a dozen years for a game is asking for trouble, and not just with fans, but with publishers, too.

This is some very sad, frustrating news, but it was bound to happen eventually. Don't believe me? Check out this post I made last month about 3D Realms going under. The funny thing is, it was meant to be an April Fool's Day joke! While you're reading it though, put on a serious face and ignore the fact that it says April 1st. And rest assured- this time it isn't an April Fool's Day Joke. May 6th, 2009 will always from now on be remembered as the day 3D Realms closed down.

On some slightly better news, Apogee will still be around, and Duke Nukem Trilogy will still come out sometime, while Take-Two, the b@stards who reportedly cut off 3D Realms' funding and shut them down, still own the publishing rights to Duke Nukem Forever. So, we might still get it sometime in the next 12 or 13 years, albeit a little tainted.

Sources:

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/58519


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