Heh, yep Duke-"kana" was announced in 1998! I fear the "engine-of-the-month club" mentality will strike again once they see UT2003, Unreal, UT Championship, ect, Unreal warfare engine content explode this year. Hell, I'm CERTAIN that with the full new more-user-friendly UnrealEd editor being included, (including a lite version of Maya for crying out loud), Unreal warfare based content is going to be EVERYWHERE long before the unreal engine based DNF (regardless of how "tweaked" it is) is ever released. It's going to look dated the day it comes out, just like Datkana did. 3DRealms had a window there, a big one, but IMHO they will lose it once the unreal warfare engine content hits en-masse. They likely will have no choice but to "upgrade" DNF's engine, yet again.
(apologies for getting off topic, I just loved Duke so much. It's painful seeing the dream turn into cobwebs)
Two more weeks!!