Duke Nukem Forever demoed live

The gaming world has been waiting years for Duke Nukem to return from the shadowy depths from which it sunk. In 2009, when 3D Realms announced the end of their quest to produce a Duke Nukem sequel, fans across the world tore their garments and cried tears of bitter anguish. There seemed to be no hope in sight.

But then, in 2010, Gearbox Software came to the rescue. Resurrecting the Duke project from the dead, the company would announce that Duke Nukem Forever was real--so real, that it would be released in 2011. Last month, Twitter was taken by storm as Duke Nukem Forever became the trendiest thing discussed. News of its completion left the gaming world reminiscing the good ol' days in front of their Pentium Pro powered PCs, clicking away at their roller-ball mice, screaming "Hail to the King; Baby!," as they tried making pixilated night-club strippers take off their tops.

Upon the official announcement, Gearbox knew they had a winner.

In Amsterdam this past weekend, Gearbox showed off a live demo of Duke Nukem Forever. The demo was played on the Xbox 360 and began with Duke relieving himself at a urinal (classic). The game seems to provide a constant flow of comic relief, such as Duke's health meter being labeled "EGO." They even showed off a pretty intense fight scene. To see the gameplay for yourself, watch the video below.

There were rumors swirling around that pegged DNF's release date as February 1st. However, according to Kotaku, Gearbox claims the date was was just a placeholder.

WARNING: This video contains elements that are NSFW.

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Dosnt look special, but perhaps the duke fun will still be there, unless they have turned into a console no0b fest. I am sure the pc will get the usual 360 port which will have 3rd rate keyboard and mouse emulation. Please please stop doing FPS on consoles. God help me if they do this with Half Life 3 LOL

Stup0t said,
Dosnt look special, but perhaps the duke fun will still be there, unless they have turned into a console no0b fest. I am sure the pc will get the usual 360 port which will have 3rd rate keyboard and mouse emulation. Please please stop doing FPS on consoles. God help me if they do this with Half Life 3 LOL


eh.... this isn't ported from xbox to pc...it's the other way around

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYES !

This better come to the PC and Steam.
Also, I want the option of uncensored Naked women. DNF could have Parental Controls like duke 3d.

Wow, did a group of 12 year old makes this? What a bunch of trash, the language is is worse and the ending, what the heck is the need for that? No thanks, you're not getting my money.

Mainer82 said,
Wow, did a group of 12 year old makes this? What a bunch of trash, the language is is worse and the ending, what the heck is the need for that? No thanks, you're not getting my money.

Agreed.

Mainer82 said,
Wow, did a group of 12 year old makes this? What a bunch of trash, the language is is worse and the ending, what the heck is the need for that? No thanks, you're not getting my money.

You didn't grow up playing the first one did you? If not, you will never understand the greatness of duke 3d.
Sadly though, although this game will be clean, it will lack what really made Duke 3D Great, and that was the customization the engine allowed to edit your config and have the game and enemies do basically what ever you wanted them to do, along with a level editor to make just awesome death match levels.
I love the interactive levels though, they have only gotten better

I'm assuming you've never played Dukenukem 3D.
This is Duke Nukem. I suggest crawling from underneath the rock and go play some Duke Nukem 3D

Mainer82 said,
Wow, did a group of 12 year old makes this? What a bunch of trash, the language is is worse and the ending, what the heck is the need for that? No thanks, you're not getting my money.

I agree, its garbage. Maybe the game engine and the graphics are great, but its a very offensive game, nothing to stimulate the mind with some good entertainment, but to dumb people down. No wonder America is turning into the land of the stupids, I mean this is what our kids are playing...junk like this...

Can't wait for Portal 2 though

Mainer82 said,
Wow, did a group of 12 year old makes this? What a bunch of trash, the language is is worse and the ending, what the heck is the need for that? No thanks, you're not getting my money.

LOL@YOU!

If you don't like this, then you probably was one of the people that either;

A; Never played Duke nukem 3d
B; Never liked Duke nukem 3d (wtf, is it possible?)

Either ways, gtfo and read the real world news or something:p

Edit; same goes to the other people who just cannot see the humor in this.

morphen said,

LOL@YOU!

If you don't like this, then you probably was one of the people that either;

A; Never played Duke nukem 3d
B; Never liked Duke nukem 3d (wtf, is it possible?)

Either ways, gtfo and read the real world news or something:p

Edit; same goes to the other people who just cannot see the humor in this.

If by humor you mean stupid, yes I see it...

Jaxkesa said,

No I think he meant humour. If you didn't grow up playing Duke Nukem 3D in 1996, you probably wouldn't get it.

+1

Could that announcer guy be any more annoying? It must have been torture to sit their waiting for him to shut the hell up and get back to the action.

.Neo said,
That looked like the most uninteresting game ever. I can draw a penis in Paint as well...
I only play mature games for mature gamers such as myself.

Deniss said,
Def. going to buy it. Very funny and the graphics are top notch!
Better be after being redesigned graphics wise 10+ times over.

It look's good, just like any other type of action game. I wouldn't say anything amazing except the storyline I guess which people are really waiting for...

I'm sure I've seen that video before sometime in the past few weeks. Not the whole thing, but certainly the gameplay of Duke fighting the big...err...thing.

Intrinsica said,
I'm sure I've seen that video before sometime in the past few weeks. Not the whole thing, but certainly the gameplay of Duke fighting the big...err...thing.
More like a few months ago..

Hands up if the very first scene in the demo reminded you of Prey.

The hand animations look eerily familiar. Besides, ironically Prey contained a couple of Duke Nukem references as well, being another 3DR game.

Unclean009 said,
Guys you do know this is a PC title right? It was PORTED to the Xbox and PS3. How about that for a change.

The demo they showed quite clearly was running on a Xbox, and with so many permutations of DNF, who's to say what platform this version was deved for

Nice way for them to take the **** out of their own game delay...

SHould be intresting... Hopes for it to come to Steam for a standard WorldWide price.

Michael King said,
I really hope this comes to the PC.
It will, google around a bit and you will see that Microsoft is once again pushing hard for PC gaming.

ctrl_alt_delete said,
This looks like Serious Sam 2 all over sweet!!!! but this time for the console

No, no, no, no. Serious Sam looks like Duke Nukem, Duke is unique! ^^

Can't wait to play it.

omnicoder said,
Looks cool. Underwhelming for being 12 years late though.

Really???? You're going to flag it as underwhelming??? You know you're excited.

It is a bit underwhelming. It looks like it will be fun and/or funny none-the-less though. I'll end up playing it either way and I'm not even a big Dook fan.

KSib said,
It is a bit underwhelming. It looks like it will be fun and/or funny none-the-less though. I'll end up playing it either way and I'm not even a big Dook fan.

That's why it's underwhelming for you. People that grew up with the Duke and were big fans are excited.