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3D Realms "Not Closing"

3D Realms asserts that "Despite rumors and statements to the contrary," (such as the Goodbye on their own website), the company "has not closed and is not closing," according to a press release issued to Shacknews. They do confirm they "are saddened to confirm that we let the Duke Nukem Forever (DNF) development team go on May 6th, while we regroup as a company," and as for the future, they say: "While 3DR is a much smaller studio now, we will continue to operate as a company and continue to license and co-create games based upon the Duke Nukem franchise." Apparently not one of those companies that avoids commenting on pending litigation, the remainder of the press release offers their side of the story in their legal conflict with Take-Two over Duke Nukem Forever, giving details on exactly which payments they did not receive for the project, and exactly when they did not receive them.

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37. Re: 3D Realms May 20, 2009, 17:14 Masa
 
Then fanboi #2 comes along:

This somehow makes sense. It also relates to the reason all the developers were smiling in that Goodbye pic

Good stuff! And yes, it's pretty clear given the context that this guy isn't going for sarcasm

Guess the kid never caught the bit where George Broussard supposedly wrote referrences for LinkedIn for his former employees.

If the tyke is indeed 12, I give him credit for keeping up hope, but I have to ask - why does he have an interest in DNF? He was still a creampie after DN3d was released!

3drealms.com is gone.

Nope, it's still up and showing that stupid picture.

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36. Re: 3D Realms "Not Closing" May 19, 2009, 17:14 Tanto Edge
 
3drealms.com is gone.  
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35. Re: 3D Realms May 19, 2009, 14:31 Kxmode
 
Can't any of you see the play on words in that text JESUS CHRIST DUKE NUKEM!!!

Fixed that.
 
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34. Re: 3D Realms May 19, 2009, 10:21 wtf_man
 
What I would like to know is how a company can file for bankrupcy and then NOT close?

Filing for Chapter 11 is "Reorganization". Meaning creditors can't come after you while you submit a plan to the courts on how you are going to get the company viable again.

Filing for Chapter 7 is "Liquidation". Meaning close the doors and sell all the assets, which creditors get first dibs on any money coming in for the sale.
 
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33. Re: 3D Realms "Not Closing" May 19, 2009, 08:38 HellSlayer
 
/ignore 3dRealms  
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32. Re: 3D Realms May 19, 2009, 08:33 Rosco
 
What I would like to know is how a company can file for bankrupcy and then NOT close?

Ask Chrysler, and maybe soon GM, they might shed some light on that for you. there are several types of bankruptcy, most common though is reorganization, which allows said company to stay open.
 
Consoles are schwag.
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31. Re: 3D Realms May 19, 2009, 08:04 InBlack
 
What I would like to know is how a company can file for bankrupcy and then NOT close?  
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I have a nifty blue line!
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30. Re: 3D Realms "Not Closing" May 19, 2009, 07:36 Trashy
 
Gaming news has been boring recently, this Drama is all good stuff..  
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29. Re: 3D Realms May 19, 2009, 07:15 peteham
 
This has been noted before but it bears repeating. If ever you needed good examples of "fanboy" and "delusional", head over to the 3DR forums.
Spurred by curiousity, I stumbled across this particularly humorous case of over-analysis by a 12 year old in response to "are saddened to confirm that we let the Duke Nukem Forever (DNF) development team go on May 6th, while we regroup as a company,"
OMFG how bind are you people?
Can't any of you see the play on words in that text JESUS CHRIST!!!
They said they have let go the DNF team WHILE they regroup as a company!
This means that after they are done regrouping they are going to hire them back!
Then fanboi #2 comes along:
This somehow makes sense. It also relates to the reason all the developers were smiling in that Goodbye pic
Good stuff! And yes, it's pretty clear given the context that this guy isn't going for sarcasm

Some people need their religion, and whether that's Duke, Playstation 3 or Jesus doesn't seem to matter much.

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28. Re: 3D Realms "Not Closing" May 19, 2009, 07:13 eggsborks
 
I knew they were not closing just up to some drama.I hope the former employees sue them for getting dumped.Getting rid of peoples jobs by lying to them is just wrong.  
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27. Re: 3D Realms "Not Closing" May 19, 2009, 00:46 WarPig
 
I hate to admit it but I am loving this shit! How could any game live up to the last ten years of 3DR drama? And it's not even done. Not by a long shot.

Plus it's all free! (To us anyway - if you're an investor you have my deepest sympathies.)

 
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GO SEAHAWKS!
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26. Re: 3D Realms May 18, 2009, 23:44 Ruffiana
 
It's the 'we're still a company, so keep sending royalty checks' phase.  
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25. Re: 3D Realms May 18, 2009, 21:55 Kxmode
 
What a bunch of a drama whores! Whatever respect I had left for them is now officially gone. Brood

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24. Re: 3D Realms May 18, 2009, 20:10 Shooman
 
I guess you've never worked in a development studio?
Shave 10 hours off that number for Office Mini Golf, addictive Flash games, hallway sports and extended lunch breaks.
 
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23. Re: 3D Realms May 18, 2009, 20:06 Anon
 
There are 36 people in that photo. Estimate 40 hours per week (conservative), that's a little less than 75,000 work hours per year, twelve years of development is about 890,000 hours (more with appropriate programmer caffeine). How can you expect to do anything as a company except fail if you can throw effort like that away ?? That is not a technology problem or a developer problem, that's just bad management.  
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22. Re: 3D Realms "Not Closing" May 18, 2009, 20:02 Shooman
 
The team at 3DR must have dodged a bullet with the implosion of DNF.
They were never, truley, going to finish the game. They were just waiting on some worldly event that could use as a reason and excuse to cancel development (maybe so they could concentrate on Northrend or something). Such as the apocolypse, famine, disease, nuclear war, etc. The recession just happened to be a pretty good fit (as the pig zombie flu went bust).
 
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21. Re: 3D Realms May 18, 2009, 19:35 Rosco
 
reminds me of a tiny little person, jumping up & down, screaming "look at me! look at me! I'm still here! I'm still relevant! Dammit, look at me!!  
Consoles are schwag.
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20. Re: 3D Realms May 18, 2009, 19:08 AnarKane
 
Almost sounds like a restructuring for bankruptcy purposes.  
"We can do this one of two ways. There's the hard way, which involves hours of discussion, tons of negotiation, half a dozen bribes, and no guarantee of success."
"What's the easy way?"
"Liberally placed high explosives."
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19. Re: 3D Realms "Not Closing" May 18, 2009, 18:41 m0deth
 
Filed in the "nobody with gaming money to spend gives a shit anymore" drawer, beside the George Broussard "bullshit claims that make no sense" file.  
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18. Re: 3D Realms "Not Closing" May 18, 2009, 18:41 That Guy
 
This has been noted before but it bears repeating. If ever you needed good examples of "fanboy" and "delusional", head over to the 3DR forums. The tone there is that Take Two is run by child-rapist Nazi demons from hell because they wanted to get some sort of return on their investment. How Dare They!

It's sad and funny at the same time.
 
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