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Pitchford: DNF Cost Broussard $20-30M

Development of Duke Nukem Forever cost 3D Realms co-founder George Broussard 20 to 30 million dollars of his own money according to Randy Pitchford, reports Computer and Video Games. "George Broussard is not a poor man but I would estimate that he lost 20 to 30 million dollars of his own money on Duke Nukem Forever - I don't care who you are, that's a hell of a lot of money. He was committed to Duke to the point of insanity... and now Duke was dead," the Gearbox boss said at a London press event. "He decided he would rather have it burn that have a bad version of the game come out."

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20. Re: Pitchford: DNF Cost Broussard $20-30M Oct 7, 2010, 13:51 Icewind
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 7, 2010, 13:27:
Only slightly on-topic, but I remember in the recent DNF threads some posters were irate because Duke can only carry 2 weapons at a time. I agree with the main argument - why would anyone pick up a "fun" weapon instead of a functional one? The fun weapons are luxuries and we'll only use them when they're forced on us (which will piss us off.) Instead we'll always have 2 of the following 4: pistol, machine gun, shotgun, sniper rifle. Never anything else.

I finally got L4D2 last night, though. Hey, check it out, 2 weapon limit. Did anyone complain about this, too? Definitely a similar reason for it. Granted, it's less frustrating, as the series doesn't have a multi-weapon history, there's less weapon variety, and shortcomings from picking up a less-general weapon can be made up via teamwork (although, since I'll probably only play with bots, things like the grenade launcher are virtually useless to me.)
Still, it's definite consolidation that I don't remember people complaining about.

Duke and L4D are 2 completely different games that have different fanbases and come from different eras. Old folks like me prefer the old DOOM style ludicrousness of large weapons and unrealistic gameplay. It's all about style and most modern FPS's seem to eschew all of that in favor of reality. Halo started this with its two weapon limit and it has infected nearly every other FPS since then.

Duke4 doesn't look like a duke game. No boot melee attack, no reloading, regenerating health bar, no meds, 2 weapon limit...

It sounds more like a new Halo game.

Sadly, that's what the slopeheads want.
 
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