Duke Nukem Forever Makes Gold Status, We Don't Believe It - The UpStream

Duke Nukem Forever Makes Gold Status, We Don't Believe It

posted Friday May 27, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Duke Nukem Forever Makes Gold Status, We Don't Believe It

It seems like it took 25 years for Spore to come out and about 10 or 15 to finally see the actual version of Gran Turismo 5 to hit the shelves. Well, just like its fashionably late partners before it, Duke Nukem ForNeverever has finally made gold status, which means that the production on the game itself is now completed and the master copies have been packaged up and sent out to the duplication machines to be turned from a little idea of a game into a big boy, ready-to-go-into-a-console game. Gold status really did mean something back in the day, but with the creation of online gaming and automatic updates, all it means is that now it's time to fix the bugs they didn't have time to fix before it went out to the dupe facilities.

The good news here is the game should be out to stores soon! However, games teased forever like this one still tend to keep us suspicious until we see more than just empty boxes on display shelves in stores.

For more on the excitement, check after the break.

One of the original creators of the game, George Broussard, was amped about the game finally being done.

Duke Nukem Forever and its journey to store shelves is legendary. It's an epic tale of four game development studios that banded together and did the unthinkable and shipped the unshippable.

When you play this game you will be reminded of that epic journey at every turn and in every small detail of the game. The character, attitude, interactivity, gameplay and political incorrectness combine to make a Duke Nukem game a unique gaming experience. In the timeless words of Duke Nukem, it's finally time to 'Come get some.' Come be a part of gaming history.

2K Games president Christoph Hartmann was extremely optimistic about the project nearing completion after a grueling battle to get it this far.

Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshipppable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history. Today marks an amazing day in the annals of gaming lore, the day where the legend of Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality. Sure, it took us 15 years or so to get here, but the important thing is that the game is coming out. It's happening.

We also have a release date, regardless of how much we actually believe it, of June 14th and we should see a demo of the game right before E3 on June 3rd. We'll see what happens though. Our money is on the game getting pushed back 6 times and having the first patch thrown in with the game once it actually is able to be purchased. It's just not right to see games like this make it to publish after hearing about the game being produced since I was still sippin' on some apple juice in my elementary school cafeteria.

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