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Take Two versus Duke

Developers of Duke Nukem take on Take Two on CNN Money is an article examining some of the behind-the-scenes intrigues between Take Two Interactive and 3D Realms surrounding Duke Nukem Forever, 3D Realms' 'when its done' shooter. The article discusses the recent shots fired in this conflict (story), and describes why, even as tensions may be surreptitiously rising, this situation is likely to remain a standoff:

Both companies are caught in a nasty Catch-22, though. 3D Realms says it is fully funding the game, which takes away any leverage Take Two might normally have. But 3D Realms can't shop the game to another publisher, no matter how frustrated it gets despite Broussard's claims that "we'd find a new publisher so easily it isn't even funny."

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64. Re: HERE HERE Jun 17, 2003, 11:50 GTAZ
 
We did not hear anything about Halflife 2 til around 2 months ago.. lots of speculation, but nothing to build our anticipation up. Doom 3 has been announced for some time, and if it's not released this year, it could follow DNF.

Duke Nukem Forever was announced 5 years ago, and as much as I anticipated the game after watching the trailer, I have since long forgotten about it except when stupid news pops out of their mouths about it still being in development. Who cares.. release the damn thing or shut the hell up because we all heard it before and it's getting old. It's like the boy who cried wolf.. when the game comes out most people are going to say 'Really? I did not even know they were still making it."

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