The Duke is being Nuked…

1990’s – I can remember getting excited about the 3D “first person shooters” virtual reality (interactive) games that were in development. To be honest, I never ever fully completed any of these games due to my limited attention span; BUT it fascinated me that people coded (programmed) these works to do what they did… Amazing!  These games, as well as today’s games, are a testament and driving force to the development of gamer PC’s that push hardware to the limits.

In 1997 3D Realms (aka: Apogee Software, Ltd.) unleashed “Duke Nukem Forever”, which was touted as having one of the longest development cycles for a game. Many of the gamers out there will relate to this. 3D Realms (aka: Apogee Software, Ltd.) is known in a historical sense for the Duke Nukem, Commander Keen and Wolfenstein 3D  franchises.  Wolfenstein 3D was my favorite…

I came across two sources reporting that the Duke is being be Nuked.  My first source is Wikipedia [ click here ] .  The second source, reflected below, is a clip from one of my favorite sites:

Tom’s Hardware

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Report: Duke Nukem Developer Shuts Down

It looks like DNF might turn out to be a DNF*.

Rumor has it Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms is shutting down. Shacknews today cites ‘a reliable source close to the company’ who said the developer, along with the recently resurrected Apogee name, is finished and employees from both have already been let go.

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  1. It was Duke Nukem 3D that pushed me past my instinctual fear of computers. I had to have it. So of course I had to buy a Hercules graphics card (4MB’s RAM) .. and because of that, today I’m a computer support tech..

    (sigh)

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  2. Duke Nukem is being shelved? Say it ain’t so!

    Ok, I’m now into Crysis, Call of Duty (all flavors), and other games that challenge not only my skills, but my hardware – to the max.

    The Duke though, he will always remain my favorite hero – what a guy!

    Bill

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  3. Bill / TechPaul,

    I also read an article where this could be a ploy to terminate and then resurrect… Like, “Duke Nukem Lives Again – Forever”… (LOL).

    Thanks Guys…

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