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Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping

Since it's already the 10th in some territories, Steam News announces that Duke Nukem Forever is now available in places. Word is the game is available in Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia, and the shooter sequel "will release in other regions soon." DNF is due in North America on Tuesday.

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32. Re: kez@thesafehouse.org Jun 10, 2011, 21:33 Asmo
 
Picked it up yesterday almost for nostalgia's sake (more money than brains I guess) and played for an hour or so...

Yeah, clunky controls, tips popping up all the time ("Orly? I need to be told what button to use to throw the item I'm told? Every fucking time? RLY?!?!"). Turn off post processing, it's fucking god awful (the DOF for zoom is broken to shit, half the time the monster is blurred out completely).

Set pieces are ridiculously easy. The humour is a rerun of the original, which should be good but I guess being a 20 something when it came out I was much more amenable to tit/dick/fart jokes than I am now. Overall, it tries way too hard to look and feel like Duke3D while the game underdelivers in almost every other category.

Incidentally, it runs pretty slick on 6088x1200 eyefinity on a single 5970, zero technical issues getting that setup the game adjusts quite handily to it).

All things being said, I'm enjoying Red Faction:Armageddon (which I picked up at the same time) a hell of a lot more than poor old DNF.
 
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31. Re: kez@thesafehouse.org Jun 10, 2011, 14:27 DNForever
 
Despite my handle I haven't paid much attention to it either, and I'm with you on the Build nostalgia - the stock maps were good for Dukematching but the ease of Building maps put the fun factor though the roof. I made one with two bases high above a lava pit, with a single walkway connecting them. My friend made one where you jumped around on rooftops, that was a really good map. Holy shit I miss those days.

Kezzek wrote on Jun 9, 2011, 23:45:
The first one banked enough goodwill from me for a lifetime. Man, the memories of my buddy and I spending hour and hours putting together maps in the Build engine... Christ those were good times.

I never sweated waiting for DNF, didn't pay that much attention because it never seemed imminent. I didn't pay attention to any grandiose belching from Broussard either. None of this was any skin off my nose.

My aforementioned buddy pre-ordered DNF and posted a screencap of the Steam notice that DNF was finished pre-installing. I'll pick DNF up soon and we'll have some good reminiscing.

 
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30. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 11:10 SM0k3
 
this game is horrible, linear and boring....but I can't say I expected it to be any other way. It's a shame that the original that was made some 15 years ago out shines it in every imaginable way -- I'm just happy I didn't drop 40 bones on this junk while all the hype was going about....  
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29. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 10:16 wtf_man
 
Well...I'll check out the reviews too... but it's looking like I will wait for the bargain bin on this one.

I hope someone finds George in an alley with the snot beat out of him for 12+ years of bullshit.
 
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28. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 09:29 Verno
 
I put in 3 hours last night and it's just not a fun game. The set pieces aren't worth putting in time for the rest. Weapon limit really feels bizarre just like the demo and I haven't found a way to hack it out yet. The game itself feels very cobbled together, it doesn't feel like a cohesive experience directed by a single company and I guess it's obvious why that's the case. It's a shame after all this time that DNF comes out with a whimper instead of a bang. I hope the inevitable Gearbox followup is better.  
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27. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 08:42 [VG]Reagle
 
Is Rip Van Winkle in the room ?  
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26. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 08:40 [VG]Reagle
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 10, 2011, 03:13:
Hay guys, I played the game. 12 hours on the hardest setting, and that is with a bunch of screwing around and replaying parts to try different things. It is EXACTLY LIKE THE DEMO. All weapons are avail at each lvel. The shotgun and handgun (to get the achievement) are the only thing yo need. If you don't care about achieve, then shotgun and railgun ftw. Game is easy and a joke. Funny one liners, but it is Serious Sam and Postal in 1 game.

The dick, tit, fart, wiener, jokes get old real quick.

Can probably play the game straight in 8 hours.

Did you like it, was it worth it?
 
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25. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 08:33 InBlack
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 10, 2011, 06:06:
Woohoooo@!

45 second respawn timer on SP campaign! AWESOME!

Say what???

I was cosidering maybe buying this game, just for old times sake. But hell, if its as bad as that no way Im going near it.

Hmmm, we do have it at our stores now. Maybe I could give it a whirl just to see what all the fuss is about.
 
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24. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 08:11 Dunkirk
 
Holy crap. You guys are making me really, really regret pre-ordering this thing. Now, I'm NOT looking forward to getting home to play it. If it sucks as bad as you folks are suggesting, I'm going to want to stab myself for spending $45 on it.  
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23. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 07:59 PHJF
 
Can probably play the game straight in 8 hours.

But would you want to?
 
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22. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 07:30 xXBatmanXx
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Jun 10, 2011, 07:17:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 10, 2011, 03:13:
but it is Serious Sam and Postal in 1 game.

So you're saying it's awesome?

You sir are jaded....
 
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21. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 07:17 TheVocalMinority
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 10, 2011, 03:13:
but it is Serious Sam and Postal in 1 game.

So you're saying it's awesome?
 
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20. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 06:06 xXBatmanXx
 
Woohoooo@!

45 second respawn timer on SP campaign! AWESOME!
 
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19. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 05:41 Ventura
 
Such a pity. Duke 3d was the bees knees when it came out all those years ago. Took all the attention off of Doom and everything.

Of course, then Quake came out, and that went and took the attention off of Duke...

Like someone else said, good times.

Pity about this though. I anticipate it hitting the bargain bin awfully quickly. The price will hit the floor.
 
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18. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 05:05 Kajetan
 
SectorEffector wrote on Jun 10, 2011, 01:36:
Duke Never should only carry 2 weapons. Ever.
+ no kick
And the Duke is no Auto-Heal-Pussy, which has take take cover to heal. The Duke uses band-aid and STAYS in the middle of a gunfight.

This game is some kind of weird Duke Nukem-Mod for some Modern Warfare title. This is NOT a Duke game.
 
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17. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 03:13 xXBatmanXx
 
Hay guys, I played the game. 12 hours on the hardest setting, and that is with a bunch of screwing around and replaying parts to try different things. It is EXACTLY LIKE THE DEMO. All weapons are avail at each lvel. The shotgun and handgun (to get the achievement) are the only thing yo need. If you don't care about achieve, then shotgun and railgun ftw. Game is easy and a joke. Funny one liners, but it is Serious Sam and Postal in 1 game.

The dick, tit, fart, wiener, jokes get old real quick.

Can probably play the game straight in 8 hours.
 
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16. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 10, 2011, 01:36 SectorEffector
 
entr0py wrote on Jun 9, 2011, 22:55:
Is it just me or does it seem the average reactions went from cautious optimism to bitter contempt in a matter of days? I guess the demo must have hit hard. I'm still holding out to see reviews; companies screw up brief demos all the time.

Longtime Duke fan.

It was an awful, awful, awful demo.

Duke Never should only carry 2 weapons. Ever.
+ no kick

such a no sale / 4.99 on steam one day.

btw.. Longtime duke 3D fan.


 
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15. Re: kez@thesafehouse.org Jun 9, 2011, 23:53 nin
 
I'll pick DNF up soon and we'll have some good reminiscing.


Let us know if you end up reminiscing about DN3D, or DNF. I'm better it's the former.

 
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14. kez@thesafehouse.org Jun 9, 2011, 23:45 KezClone
 
The first one banked enough goodwill from me for a lifetime. Man, the memories of my buddy and I spending hour and hours putting together maps in the Build engine... Christ those were good times.

I never sweated waiting for DNF, didn't pay that much attention because it never seemed imminent. I didn't pay attention to any grandiose belching from Broussard either. None of this was any skin off my nose.

My aforementioned buddy pre-ordered DNF and posted a screencap of the Steam notice that DNF was finished pre-installing. I'll pick DNF up soon and we'll have some good reminiscing.

 
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13. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 9, 2011, 23:20 WyldKat
 
entr0py wrote on Jun 9, 2011, 22:55:
Is it just me or does it seem the average reactions went from cautious optimism to bitter contempt in a matter of days? I guess the demo must have hit hard. I'm still holding out to see reviews; companies screw up brief demos all the time.

Honestly you should download the demo and judge it for yourself. I have no doubt it will receive padded scores not unlike LA Noire because of it simply being what it is.
 
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