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Do you care?

Yes. Wtf.
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Yeah, but I wasn't holding my breath...
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17%
Not a lot, but it sucks to hear. Would've been nice to actually see DNF.
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33%
No, not really.
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I had a feeling someone would post about 3DR going down. I had heard about it from an internet friend and my brother. Take-Two still holds the publishing rights, but there's no game developer running the game right now. There is an unofficial gameplay video that got leaked. I'm guessing this is the one(it's not a joke) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRnv_tFKStQ
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Post by I Live...AGAIN »

I just read this, I thought it was interesting.

http://www.ggmania.com/?smsid=27144
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Of course, the real question is, did Monolith still have outstanding licensing issues with 3DR associated with Blood, and if so, will this development help or hinder a Blood source release?
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Post by zZaRDoZz »

Of course, the real question is, did Monolith still have outstanding licensing issues with 3DR associated with Blood, and if so, will this development help or hinder a Blood source release?

^^Dustystyx FTW^^
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Post by I Live...AGAIN »

Sounds like there should be a new poll:

Which do you think will be released first?

a) Duke Nukem Forever
b) Blood source code
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Post by dumbguy »

B, Nukem will never be released, hence the forever.
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dumbguy wrote:B, Nukem will never be released, hence the forever.
I made that joke a long time ago, except mine went like this: They called it * because it's gonna take FOREVER..." etc.

I'm more optimistic about Duke4 than I am about teh
bloodsource.
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Post by VENOM »

this is WTF moment for me too

No explanation??
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Slink

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VENOM wrote:this is WTF moment for me too

No explanation??
I mean to be friendly when I say this: the explanation is obvious.

They took 10+ years to make 1 game, and haven't released any other within the past few years. Funding dried up. Investors probably backed out.

-Slink
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Post by zZaRDoZz »

Slink
They took 10+ years to make 1 game, and haven't released any other within the past few years. Funding dried up. Investors probably backed out.
I hadn't thought of it outside the context of the economy but you've got a point Slink. You can't expect to ride on your reputation forever it seems.

This may be a boon to smaller, more productive devs like Monolith.
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Post by I Live...AGAIN »

Take Two is now suing 3D Realms/Apogee over the 12 million they gave to them for publishing rights.

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/47115 ... s-Released

Sounds like it's getting messy.
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Post by Slink »

Thanks for posting, ILA.

"By the time the case is concluded, Duke Nukem Forever will surely be outdated, necessitating yet another engine change."

My thoughts exactly. Sigh. What a f****** mess.
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Post by I Live...AGAIN »

Seems that 3DR is not quite dead yet :shock:

http://www.ggmania.com/?smsid=27174
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I Live...AGAIN wrote:Seems that 3DR is not quite dead yet :shock:

http://www.ggmania.com/?smsid=27174
"They're all dead--they just don't know it yet." :lol:

Wow, Heavy. Again, on behalf of all of us, thanks for the news, ILA.
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Post by Tchernobog »

This is just getting plain weird. Ah well, gives you something to follow.

Although I can see why, I do feel some of these recent hate comments I have found on the Internet are unfounded. They may have dropped the ball with DNF, but the Apogee legacy, at least in my mind, should be remembered fondly. After all, they have given us many things such as video game shareware, numerous video game titles, and were some of the first to adopt many of the things we expect from video game companies today (mod support, community involvement, hell, even source code releases). So all of these comments, made mostly by people who have no idea what they are talking about, are unfair.

My rant is now over. You may return to living your life in whatever sick, depraved way you see fit. :wink:
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