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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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

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 =]

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...

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.

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