Um… Duke Nukem Forever Just Went Gold. No, Like… for Real.

I… um… wow. I never thought this day would come. I certainly never thought I’d be in a position to broadcast IF this day ever came. Yet here we are. I… *sniff* okay… okay…

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In a press release today, May 24, 2011, Chris Faylor of Gearbox posted the following:

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Duke Nukem Forever® Has “Gone Gold”

Vaporware no more! Gaming’s most legendary hero makes his triumphant return this June

New York, NY – May 24, 2011 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software are proud to announce that Duke Nukem Forever®, one of the most anticipated entertainment properties of all time, has “gone gold” and will be available at retailers on June 10, 2011 internationally and on June 14, 2011 in North America. The road to gold was paved over the course of 15 years and its legendary path climaxes on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.”


I am shocked to be here today.

A lot of people didn’t make it.

Love it or hate it, 15 years is a long, long time to make vaporware jokes.

…and now it’s over.


1 comment :

  1. How much money do you think software stores made off of forgotten Duke Nukem Forever pre-orders? I can't but wonder if I may have one stuffed in an old wallet at the bottom of some box of random crap in the garage.