Duke Nukem Forever leaked to torrent sites

Duke Nukem Forever, the long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D, has reportedly hit torrent sites ahead of release. The leak, orchestrated by the "Complex" scene group, sees Duke in the hands of gamers days before its June 10th release date.

According to TorrentFreak, the leak came only a few hours ago. While many files have been uploaded all claiming to be a DNF leak, this is the first download that has been confirmed as legitimate by a reliable source.

DNF's development has been ongoing for nearly 14 years. Although the original developers left the business in 2009, Triptych Games and Gearbox Software were able to pick up the work and carry on. Since then, the game has been announced as coming to Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, along with the planned Windows release. 

A limited demo has been released with disappointing feedback. Kotaku user "Sugoi" said that "the entire thing seem[s] awkward," and HouseholdHacker said the demo was "pretty lame". The leak could prove to be the breaking point for Duke Nukem. An incredibly long development history, subpar demo and a leak that could fail to live up to expectations may well mean that DNF is dead in the water.

Fans wishing to see for themselves whether the Duke delivers without downloading the leak will have to wait a few more days. For now, the launch trailer is up online to tide fans over.

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The PC version has been cracked and released to many torrent and newsgroup sites now...

However...

I will be buying the game to show my support to the developers even if the game isn't all that good considering the length of time before an actual release saw the light of day. Without the developers this game would have never been developed or released after the crap the previous developers pulled, so it's nice that there is a release at all.

I don't play games so I don't give a ****, I'd rather buy a book for $60 and learn something new, like not cursing in the forums.

FoxieFoxie said,
I don't play games so I don't give a ****, I'd rather buy a book for $60 and learn something new, like not cursing in the forums.

Well you do like them somewhat because you posted a comment here so...

wish people wouldnt go looking for graphics these days, to me thats what is killing games these days, yeah its all pretty but ****ign hell the games sucks balls, i keep finding myself playing older games that arnt as pretty all because they played better, bring on the duke =]

Well, I don't care. I got in preorder on Steam since day one it was possible to buy it. You youngster complain all you want, but I'm going to enjoy DNF even if only for John St. John's performance on Duke's voice.

Duke Nukem get's leaked early
Lots of people download
Duke Nukem doesn't sell well in regards to it being complete crap, considering the dev time
Devs blame it leaking on not selling well and go on mass lawsuit rampage
Duke Nukem Forever eternally referred toas "all that, for that?"

stunts said,
Duke Nukem get's leaked early
Lots of people download
Duke Nukem doesn't sell well in regards to it being complete crap, considering the dev time
Devs blame it leaking on not selling well and go on mass lawsuit rampage
Duke Nukem Forever eternally referred toas "all that, for that?"

probably not far from the truth. lol

either way Duke Nukem Forever is mostly relying on it's NAME more than anything else to sell it.

but in today's market that's probably not going to be enough. but like i said before i am mostly expecting a very basic shooter but relying on the comedy and the Duke Nukem character to carry the game for me personally.

but we shall see how it turns out soon enough

but as far as single player goes i expect it to easily beat the overrated shooters like... Halo/Call of Duty etc.

ThaCrip said,

probably not far from the truth. lol

either way Duke Nukem Forever is mostly relying on it's NAME more than anything else to sell it.

but in today's market that's probably not going to be enough. but like i said before i am mostly expecting a very basic shooter but relying on the comedy and the Duke Nukem character to carry the game for me personally.

but we shall see how it turns out soon enough

but as far as single player goes i expect it to easily beat the overrated shooters like... Halo/Call of Duty etc.

wouldnt suprise me it Devs released it so they could blame sales on pirates! they knew from demo they were going to cr@p sales and so gave it to the right people to release it online before the due date! was never interested in the game, ill wait till steam has it for 2.50

I could download this right now...but I wont. I have it preordered for the 360. However, I heard some crap reviews from the demo so I am not even sure if I am going to pay the rest for this game. May roll in the preorder money to another game instead.

TRC said,
Is the game as dated and terrible as it looked in the screenshots and videos?

well for those who are looking for a 'graphics game' expect to be disappointed. i think the only way most will enjoy it is to go into it looking more at the character/humor of it all more than anything else.

i have not played it at all right now but i am just expecting a basic shooter but where it expected it to stand out from your typical shooter is the Duke character and the general humor of it all. plus it's got nostalgia working in it's favor

scaramonga said,

Bull! Game files are encrypted till release date

he's probably talking about the XBox360. which is not encrypted at all.

so he could have easily beat it by now.

there are a lot of pretty decent arguments to be made in favor of content piracy - being poor is never one of them. Those people generally sell their computers to pay bills/eat rather than hold out that they'll get a free copy of DNF. Just saying ...

pzykotic said,
there are a lot of pretty decent arguments to be made in favor of content piracy - being poor is never one of them. Those people generally sell their computers to pay bills/eat rather than hold out that they'll get a free copy of DNF. Just saying ...

There is a middle ground where people can afford to pay their bills and own a computer, but cannot afford to buy a game. Just saying ...

Fred 69 said,
Would be nice if it was specified this was the Xbox 360 version and not the PC. . .

Don't matter, here is the key:

PC version is crap.

Xbox version is crappier.

Fred 69 said,
Would be nice if it was specified this was the Xbox 360 version and not the PC. . .
PS3 version is out too.

offroadaaron said,
Just wondering, and no I'm not leaching it. Buy if I've bought the full thing and download this leak is it technically illegal?

depend on a country. usually if you have a license you can obtain it everywhere you want. in russia some publishers selling keys for those who not willing to buy discs. afaik not all games are being electronically distributed (like this on steam, but steam have US prices for Russia), so you have to find own ways to obtain it.

offroadaaron said,
Just wondering, and no I'm not leaching it. Buy if I've bought the full thing and download this leak is it technically illegal?
Downloading is not illegal.

The act of sharing it is what makes it illegal. You can download anything you want (besides content that in of itself is illegal, as in child porn) for educational purposes.

And no buying it does NOT give you the right to then share it. Unless of course you have permission for rights holders to share it.

So no download the leak is not illegal. It's the act of sharing it that is illegal. So just keep to yourself and you are all good.

war said,
Downloading is not illegal.

The act of sharing it is what makes it illegal. You can download anything you want (besides content that in of itself is illegal, as in child porn) for educational purposes.

And no buying it does NOT give you the right to then share it. Unless of course you have permission for rights holders to share it.

So no download the leak is not illegal. It's the act of sharing it that is illegal. So just keep to yourself and you are all good.

Still illegal since you'll be seeding it while downloading. Ergo you are still sharing

coth said,
pc version leaked few days ago. torrent posted on 04.06.2011 16:26MSK

unlikely. no places are listing it officially. i doubt PC version is out that's properly working right now.

ThaCrip said,

unlikely. no places are listing it officially. i doubt PC version is out that's properly working right now.


answer is two posts below

coth said,

answer is two posts below

like i said before... it's not out for the PC yet as no legitimate sources have a properly cracked copy yet. if there where it would have been everywhere by now

ThaCrip said,

like i said before... it's not out for the PC yet as no legitimate sources have a properly cracked copy yet. if there where it would have been everywhere by now


and as i said - it's leaked, but not cracked

it's just the XBox360 version. i want the PC.

but this is really nothing new. almost ALL games leak early on XBox360 by at least a couple days or so.

p.s. i got a XBox360 and could get it but i hate playing shooters on consoles.

Can't say I'm surprised. The game already looks very disappointing from any previews, videos, screenshots, etc. At best it's a game that looks on par with those that are 4 or 5 years old. This is a classic case of WAY over-hype that will be it's downfall. I have to admit I thought "No way I'll pay for this game... I'll just download the torrent, play it for the 5 minutes that it's worth and delete it." But these days I have better things to do than waste my time even that far. If it's that bad, the legitimate reviews will show it, and if it's that good, the reviews will show that too. And if it's that good I'll buy it. If it's that bad, why would I need to torrent it to play for the sucky 5 minutes?

screw Pirates and the entitlement society. Copyright laws, DRM, and IP regulations are crippling, but if thats what the Creators/owners want, you really only should have two options: Deal, or NOT buy. Piracy is not justifiable under any means, as the creator should get to control how his work is seen/used/shared/sold. If you don't like it: DONT USE IT. You have absolutely no right to the work of others.

AgentGray said,
screw Pirates and the entitlement society. Copyright laws, DRM, and IP regulations are crippling, but if thats what the Creators/owners want, you really only should have two options: Deal, or NOT buy. Piracy is not justifiable under any means, as the creator should get to control how his work is seen/used/shared/sold. If you don't like it: DONT USE IT. You have absolutely no right to the work of others.

That's nice, but people can justify it ethically. If it's not against their ethics, and there's no other dissuasive force, then people will do it. That's reality, so complaining about it is useless.

AgentGray said,
screw Pirates and the entitlement society.

Yea, screw the entitlement society! How dare someone feel entitled to my hard drive and money just because some of the bits match something they made.

*radical example*
I mean Billy kept wearing the same outfit as me even though I created the combination of shirt, hat, and pants first. He owes me royalties for the countless hours I put into creating it even though he bought his own shirt, hat, and pants with his own money.

... Yea, a ridiculous example, but it's logic applies.
Stealing = forceful transfer of ownership of a piece of property
Duplication (piracy) = changing one object to be like another

Draje said,
Stealing = forceful transfer of ownership of a piece of property
Duplication (piracy) = changing one object to be like another

basically actual stealing causes a direct measurable loss where as Piracy does not.

because if you where to steal a game from a store that would have actually caused a $$$ loss to the store because it was made and paid for etc. but with Piracy it's just duplicating data which you might not have bought anyways if you could not get it.

so while Piracy may not be right, it's not as bad as some people make it out to be because there is nothing worth value physically being stole, so no one actually lost anything.

and at the end of the day... most of those major game companies won't be going under anytime soon from piracy. so the way i see it is... no major harm done as people will always pirate and some people will always buy it. it all balances itself out in the end.

ThaCrip said,
so while Piracy may not be right, it's not as bad as some people make it out to be because there is nothing worth value physically being stole, so no one actually lost anything.

Completely agreed, I am completely against piracy but when people argue about it, it's always so stupid. I mean, ethically, you can't ever really make the argument that it is completely okay, but think about it, why do you care? Do you always have to act ethically? And you guys arguing against it, stop using the moronic "stealing is wrong" argument, it will always turn into an issue of semantics and nobody will listen to anything else you say.

Seriously though, I wish people wouldn't refer to piracy as the emotive term "theft" (or "stealing"). It's Copyright Infringement, that is the actual term, if you are using the English language and are calling it stealing, then to me, everything else you say is invalid because you can't even use the language properly.

Ironic that according to developers they don't develop on PC any more because of piracy and yet here we are with both console versions readily available and no PC version.

I played a bit of the demo and didn't like it very much. I didn't preorder, and i'm glad I didn't tbh.

unless the full game is completely different from the demo I don't see this game selling well and I can see them blaming piracy.

I been reading comments on those that has downloaded it and 70% say it is very disappointing.. But who knows. I will still buy it for PC.

Dusco25 said,
I been reading comments on those that has downloaded it and 70% say it is very disappointing.. But who knows. I will still buy it for PC.

Eh, everyone's different. Might not appeal to most but I can't say you will or won't like it just depends

It's hit USENET aswell, across several groups. Lots and lots of parity files are making the rounds, and it is extracting successfully.

flexkeyboard said,
I think you've got it backward

No no I think he got it right. Just like how people voted to pay more for internet usage.

lostmongoose said,

If I have to use any sort of workaround to access the content in a usable manner, than it's not worth viewing or giving page hits too.

It's not a workaround. Just a different URL. It's the Canadian domain.

Xilo said,

It's not a workaround. Just a different URL. It's the Canadian domain.

Going through a different URL to access the same content in a usable manner *is* a workaround.

lostmongoose said,

Going through a different URL to access the same content in a usable manner *is* a workaround.

lol if you say so...

xendrome said,

lol if you say so...

Well it technically is. It's just so trivial that it's not even worth a complaint

Geranium_Z__NL said,
bah, it's XBOX360 ;(

Well I guess this is a kick in the teeth to devs who refuse to make games for PCs due to piracy concerns

Nihilus said,

Well I guess this is a kick in the teeth to devs who refuse to make games for PCs due to piracy concerns

It's because it comes with STEAM!!

It will be on the net for PC soon enough & easier for the general public to pirate

Minooch said,
It's because it comes with STEAM!!

DNF uses STEAM???! So I waited for a decade and now I can't buy it!

Oh no, not the duke!

I'm surprised and yet I expected it at the same time! I wonder if this is an internal leak that is going to be used to catch pirates. o.o

warwagon said,
Who the hell would touch a torrent with a 20 foot poll to get that game.

People with different opinions to you?

warwagon said,
Who the hell would touch a torrent with a 20 foot poll to get that game.

we all know you use torrents so quit pretending you don't

Draconian Guppy said,

Just look at the amount of leechers !

Good for them. I'll be really happy for them when they get a letter in the mail.

warwagon said,

Good for them. I'll be really happy for them when they get a letter in the mail.

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.

warwagon said,

Good for them. I'll be really happy for them when they get a letter in the mail.


OH NOES!!!1!! Not a letter in the mail!@!1!!

Ninja Grinch said,

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.


So that mean's it's okay for them to steal (pirate) the work of others because they simply can't afford it?
I know what you're trying to say, but you didn't provide a very good arguement.

Ninja Grinch said,

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.

Whilst I do use torrents, I can't actually justify it by what you just said. Not for a single second. It goes back to "If you can't afford it, tough."

Ninja Grinch said,

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.

As Norm MacDonald would say..."Wait, what?"

Are you really justifying piracy on the account that people are too poor to buy it? Here's some advice - if you can't afford it, you dont need it. This is entertainment, not food or water or shelter. There is no right to it. You can make many arguments in regards to intellectual property but this one does not fly. Some key items in your post: luxury and something more important such as bills.

I think my original comment was interrupted wrong, and I apologize for that. I was not trying to say that someone SHOULD torrent it, I was trying to justify 'why' someone would. Which is different.

As I said though, I am not saying it is alright, I am stating why someone may torrent games.

Your example +Troll of it not being food or water, last I checked if you stole those and you were homeless (meaning, no money to pay for it), its still illegal. You failed to justify your example with food and water.

warwagon said,

Good for them. I'll be really happy for them when they get a letter in the mail.

woo, private trackers for the win

Troll said,

As Norm MacDonald would say..."Wait, what?"

Are you really justifying piracy on the account that people are too poor to buy it? Here's some advice - if you can't afford it, you dont need it. This is entertainment, not food or water or shelter. There is no right to it. You can make many arguments in regards to intellectual property but this one does not fly. Some key items in your post: luxury and something more important such as bills.

Pirating rules, if I like the game i'll buy it. If your one of the few who has never EVER pirated anything than you're a lucky man..but at the same time boy are you missing out.

warwagon said,
Who the hell would touch a torrent with a 20 foot poll to get that game?

fail dude fail on your part. you know that the game is available even earlier for those who have access. torrents are just for public.

warwagon said,
Who the hell would touch a torrent with a 20 foot poll to get that game?

Private trackers ftw! It's probably already out on newsgroups which is even better!

Ninja Grinch said,

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.

If they can afford to pay 30-40 bucks a month for internet then they can afford to buy a game or save up little by little...Your statement is irrelevant, kind sir.

Ninja Grinch said,

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.

so they can afford a gaming sytem but can't afford a game? so its ok to download it? Do you own a car and steal gas?

warwagon said,
Good for them. I'll be really happy for them when they get a letter in the mail.

Well Canada Post is on strike.. that and no one cares in Canada, along with most of the world.. Not everyone lives in the USA..

TCA said,

If they can afford to pay 30-40 bucks a month for internet then they can afford to buy a game or save up little by little...Your statement is irrelevant, kind sir.

Not really. Me for example, all my money goes into bills including the internet bill. Just because I can barely afford all my bills means I can afford a game? Right.

nekrosoft13 said,

so they can afford a gaming sytem but can't afford a game? so its ok to download it? Do you own a car and steal gas?

As I said if you would read my later comment, I wasn't trying to say it was right, I was giving a possible reason as to why.

Raa said,

So that mean's it's okay for them to steal (pirate) the work of others because they simply can't afford it?

Steal? really, that is when you take something from someone so that they no longer have it without their permission. Downloading DNF would not be stealing anything.

Pirate? Really, thats like the oldest joke around, if you pirate something you hijack a ship. No one is hijacking any ship, certainly not DNF either.

What you and, unfortunatly a lot of people do, is confusing copyright theft and with stealing something or being a pirate. arr, ya be rattling me bones jimmy!

There is no lost revenue from people who can not afford to buy or simply will not buy the game anyway. They'll only lose revenue because the game sucks.

Ninja Grinch said,

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.


Then do not play the game it simple ether buy it or do not play. I really hope that every one that illegally downloads this gets there ass sued into bankruptcy! And there is no sarcasm in that statement.

Xxgreatestever said,

Private trackers ftw! It's probably already out on newsgroups which is even better!

So it's not possible to have a nark? Or why couldn't one of the MPAA or RIAA or anyone else register from home to a private tracker?

warwagon said,

So it's not possible to have a nark? Or why couldn't one of the MPAA or RIAA or anyone else register from home to a private tracker?

I never said that it was not possible. It's unlikely. They'd rather go for the well-known public trackers and that's where most of the people are caught

Ryoken said,

Well Canada Post is on strike.. that and no one cares in Canada, along with most of the world.. Not everyone lives in the USA..

They won't get a letter in the mail regardless, just a nice note from cable/internet providers suggesting that they are downloading a lot and to stop.

TCA said,

If they can afford to pay 30-40 bucks a month for internet then they can afford to buy a game or save up little by little...Your statement is irrelevant, kind sir.

Very true. Was thinking the exact same thing. It's just that nobody's going to pay for a game that's $69.99 and have it suck.
By MY definition
SUCK - a game that I'm only going to play once and sell it back to EB games only to get $25 back

I buy games like COD, Battlefield, Assassins Creed, NHL, FIFA because they offer online services that differ day to day (different people to play with online, great updates).

Ninja Grinch said,
I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.
High horse? This is not a case of virtue ethics, this is flat out stealing. Yea, count me in to hoping they enjoy the letter in the mail for stealing this game.

Stealing food when you are starving is a forgivable/understandable act, stealing a video game for your enjoyment (whether you can afford it or not) simply isn't. It isn't essential to daily living and no matter how you try to rationalize it, I just can't agree with it. You know full well what you're doing when you hit that torrent.

Ninja Grinch said,

Not really. Me for example, all my money goes into bills including the internet bill. Just because I can barely afford all my bills means I can afford a game? Right.

That's why I stated saving up little at a time aswell. I have bills too but, I manage to be able to buy something just by saving the money up 5-10 bucks. Now I'm not saying do it every pay check because some are give paydays. It's definitely possible on 3 pays months too. But, it still doesn't give a person the right to pirate a game that's some what inexpensive.


As I said if you would read my later comment, I wasn't trying to say it was right, I was giving a possible reason as to why.

sagum said,

Steal? really, that is when you take something from someone so that they no longer have it without their permission. Downloading DNF would not be stealing anything.

I work in software development ... and your post is full of crap. Don't try arguing ... you're wrong, and an idiot.

Ninja Grinch said,

As I said if you would read my later comment, I wasn't trying to say it was right, I was giving a possible reason as to why.

So you're saying your possible reasoning is not having any money to go steal someone's work they put time into and money? But, in some ways it does seem like you are saying it's "right" just how you came about saying it... There should be no reason for anyone to download the game or any games for the matter, unless they've paid for it ie Playstation Store or other places. Most people get urges to want it now instead of waiting. If I didn't have the money for something I would wait no matter how long it took me to get the money, I would have what I want if I still want it by then. So all in all doesn't matter if they have money or pay bills etc should help the companies out by paying for it, it helps the companies that make the games continue to make more new things for everyone to enjoy and play.

warwagon said,
Who the hell would touch a torrent with a 20 foot poll to get that game?

People I think missed your point warwagon. It was to say that you think people are at a greater risk of getting caught and finding a lawsuit in the mail, then they do if they pirate an episode of a tv show or a crap album. I however think that to not be the case if you arm yourself with peerguardian or peerblock you have a very high chance of not being caught, however it cant be 100% foolproof.

warwagon said,

So it's not possible to have a nark? Or why couldn't one of the MPAA or RIAA or anyone else register from home to a private tracker?


peerblock

Ninja Grinch said,

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.

If they are poor enough to not buy a 50 game, then they are to poor to afford the $1000 computer to run it in the firstplace

Ninja Grinch said,

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.

And some can but instead of putting it towards bills, it goes towards that nice car or furniture.

warwagon said,

Good for them. I'll be really happy for them when they get a letter in the mail.


Not everyone lives in the US dude...

warwagon said,
Who the hell would touch a torrent with a 20 foot poll to get that game?

I believe its called a POLE, Polls are what people vote in

Udedenkz said,

peerblock

AH HA HA HA HA You are joking right? This isn't going to hide you/protect you. Sure it might reduce the chances a little bit but you can't block against a home PC with a dynamic IP

Ninja Grinch said,

I suggest you get off your high horse. Some people cannot afford the luxury of a video game or have to put the money towards something more important such as bills.


I'm actually quite insulted by that. I'm poor myself, but I don't struggle enough to want to steal.

Meph said,

I'm actually quite insulted by that. I'm poor myself, but I don't struggle enough to want to steal.

+1 i use my money for more important things i need or want, if i cant afford it then no im not going to steal something. ill wait till steam has it on sale!

warwagon said,
Who the hell would touch a torrent with a 20 foot poll to get that game?

With a game as hyped up as this,I will, because I'm not going to drop $90 on something that has a better than 80% chance of failing.

Teebor said,

AH HA HA HA HA You are joking right? This isn't going to hide you/protect you. Sure it might reduce the chances a little bit but you can't block against a home PC with a dynamic IP

Uhh, why would someone want to block home pcs? The point of peerblock is to block organizations like mpaa and riaa.

warwagon said,
Who the hell would touch a torrent with a 20 foot poll to get that game?

This is ironic, considering a few years ago you posted screenshots with your pirated material. You're no saint, so I'm not sure why you are even acting like one.

Spirit Dave said,

I work in software development ... and your post is full of crap. Don't try arguing ... you're wrong, and an idiot.

Well that certainly explains it, your views on piracy that is which are obviously biased...

Copyright infringement isn't the same as stealing as far as the law is concerned, no matter what you believe, in the end the law is everything and you are nothing.

People forget that copyright infringement means nothing in countries that don't enforce laws against copyright infringement. Just like those in the USA don't have to nor should be expected to follow laws in other countries unless they are physically present in said countries.

In some countries downloading/uploading is legal, in some countries downloading is legal while uploading or otherwise distributing is illegal, in all the other countries both downloading and uploading is illegal. Is it stealing? No, but it is copyright infringement and is a matter resolved in civil courts and not criminal courts for countries that enforce laws against copyright infringement.

The real criminals are the ones duplicating, selling and making money off of copyrighted games, movies, music and other media.

I guess we can always count on Neowin's Anti-Piracy defense force to save the day and inform us uninformed idiots of the evils of [s]copyright infringement[/s] stealing. Next time try trolling harder lmao, maybe you'll convince someone.