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Old 06-09-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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Duke Nukem Forever coming in the end of the year?

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Shortly after the stock markets closed yesterday, Take-Two Interactive announced a $50.2 million loss for its second quarter. Today when the markets reopened, the publisher took a beating worthy of that doled out in one of its more violent games. At the closing bell, its share was down $2.94, or 17.53 percent, falling to $13.83. The final figure was just $0.19 above the stock's 52-week low of $13.64, but the share value had sunk to $13.74 during the day.

But while traders panicked, analysts were more sanguine on Take-Two's fortunes. Friedman Billings Ramsey's Shawn Milne lowered his target price for the company $16 to $14, but maintained a "Market Perform" rating. UBS's Mike Wallace seemed indifferent to the news. "No excitement here," he said in a note issued today, in which he maintained his "Neutral" valuation of the company.

Of more interest to gamers was some major news buried in a 10-Q filing Take-Two issued to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday. Toward the bottom of the form in the "Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements" subsection, was a major development regarding one of the most famous--or infamous--PC games of all time: Duke Nukem Forever.

According to the 10-Q, March saw Take-Two and 3D Realms renegotiate the original contract for Duke Nukem Forever, which began back in 1997. Under the original deal, 3D Realms was to receive some $6 million from Take-Two to develop the title. Now, the Texas-based developer will receive only $4,250 for the oft-delayed game, when it is completed.

When will that be? Well, 3D Realms now has a fairly large incentive to get Duke Nukem Forever done by the end of the year. The 10-Q also reveals that Take-Two has offered the studio $500,000 in the form of a promissory note if the game sees "commercial release" by December 31, 2006. The deal applies only to the PC version of the game, although it was announced for the Xbox and the PlayStation 2 in 2001 and is rumored to be in development for the Xbox 360.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6152594.html

Seems pretty hopeless. Duke Nukem Forever should have been caned a while ago.
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
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its called forever because it will take literally forever to be released
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:32 PM   #3
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This is a company who's taking on water. Its only a matter of time with this current direction.
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:14 AM   #4
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duke nukem should stay dead. FOREVER!
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:28 AM   #5
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I hope it keeps the original graphics from when it was going to be released in 1986.
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Old 06-10-2006, 03:49 AM   #6
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It's just going to end up sucking. I bet it pulls a Fable.
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:11 AM   #7
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No way, man. I bet Duke Nukem Forever is gonna be the best game ever. It's gonna blow our minds. The day they release it will be a landmark for humanity. You think they're just slacking off over at 3D Realms? No way. Not for this long. They're tweaking this game to absolute perfection. It's been almost a decade in the making. It's gonna make Super Mario 3 look like Advent Rising. The TRUE next generation...no, the next EPOCH of gaming starts when Duke Nukem Forever is released. You better pre-order it somewhere because copies are gonna be sold out for months as soon as people catch wind of the sheer genius of Duke Nukem Forever.
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:12 PM   #8
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Duke Nukem has never been good.
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:23 PM   #9
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Anyone ever play the console versions of Duke, such as Duke Nukem Zero Hour and Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes? I heard thats the closest you could get to Duke Nukem Forever.
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:47 PM   #10
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the next EPOCH of gaming starts when Duke Nukem Forever
How dare you use the EPOCH's name to discribe this game. You shame CT fans across the world.
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:56 PM   #11
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Hopefully they'll drop any pretense of doing a console version until the PC version is done.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:49 PM   #12
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This is a joke right? Theres no way or reason they should even bother with this game? Are you telling the million plus years this game has been in development the company just didn't scrap it and move onto other projects(or did they?)? I wonder how much money and man hours was wasted on this ****.
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Old 06-10-2006, 10:05 PM   #13
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The game is going to be awesome.



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Old 06-10-2006, 11:52 PM   #14
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That's very very old and very very fake, Reality.

But you probably knew that.
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