May 3rd, 2011. Mark that on your calendar kids. This is the day your 13 year wait will come to an end. Gearbox Software and 2k Games have announced that Duke Nukem Forever will finally be released in North America on that date. For most kids now a days, this means nothing. I mean, hell, I was only 15 years old when this game was first announced. The delays and development issues have been legendary to the point that there is a website dedicated to major events that have happened during its development or have taken less time to complete than this game. For the love of Vecna, the U.S. government was able to develop the space program that landed a man on the moon in less time. At long last, we can breathe a sigh of release but there is a downside… we just lost one of the last biggest jokes in the video game industry since Gran Turismo 5 actually came out too. Hit the jump to view the reveal trailer.
Well this is a first. Sure we’ve seen games based on movies. We’ve even seen movies based on games. However, I’m fairly definitely positive we’ve never seen a movie based on a game that was supposed to be based on the same movie only the movie never came out but now it will because of the game. Normally something that complicated would have surely ripped open a hole in time and space. Luckily though (I can only assume) we were saved at the zero hour by this site’s all time favorite human being, none other than Sir Vin Diesel.
Turns out Wheelman, starring our chiseled savior, is going to be a movie after all and be directed by John Singleton. Originally, the game was supposed to coincide with a movie of the same name, however the movie ended up being canned while the game still came out as planned to lukewarm reviews. This was a no-brainer as Vin Diesel + movie + cars = crap ton o’ cash.
Details on a new Tony Hawk game are expected soon. Score another win for my crystal ball! It looks as if Activision has used the previously unheard of two year layoff to change things up a bit. So much so that apparently you won’t be using a controller to play the game if you believe GameTrailers’ Geoff Keighley who says you are “not going to be playing Tony Hawk with a controller in your hands.” Could be that this one is a Wii exclusive that will be using the Wii Fit balance board. More likely though is that Activision is crafting a skateboard peripheral for the 360 and PS3 crowds. We’ll find out May 15th.
Speaking of Activision, looks like they’ll be combining two of my favorite things in the whole wide world: Modern Warfare and LeBron James. World premier gameplay footage of the newest Call of Duty… errr Modern Warfare 2 will drop during the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Perhaps the first look at this year’s sure to be best seller is the only thing that could possibly upstage my Cleveland Cavaliers.
We’ll leave you with a couple videos that have surfaced that should not be viewed at work or in front of younglings. The first is from the fine folks at BioWare. It shows off some gameplay for Dragon Age Origins to the sounds of a potty mouthed Marilyn Manson. Curious.
Second, and this is hard to watch, actual honest to goodness Duke Nukem Forever gameplay footage. It was one thing to know this game was never coming out when I didn’t think they were actually making it in the first place. but to think they might have actually had something going (according to former 3D Realms employee Bryan Brewer) just breaks my heart. (Caution: Boobs)
And, what the hell, I’ll give you the 15 appetizing seconds of Modern Warfare 2 that wets the appetite for the official world premier.
You can find all three videos after the break.
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Right now, there is no bigger news on the whole internet than this. 3D Realms is no more. While murmurings were rampant over the tubes yesterday night after I put up the daily, nothing seemed confirmed until this morning when BBC News put up the linked article. It points out 3D Realms webmaster Joe Siegler confirmed the rumors via a forum post. I am wracked with grief as this could possibly mean Duke Nukem Forever might not see the light of day after it’s 12 year development cycle. However, there is a slight glimmer of hope that one can glean from the comments in the article by Take Two. They made sure that it was known that they do and will continue to hold the publishing rights for Duke Nukem Forever. Thanks to MikeB and his early morning post linking to the BBC article in a Gencon Forum post.
I’ll pull myself together from my uncontrollable sobbing for one moment to let you kow that the Broken Steel DLC for Fallout 3 PC is back up in Windows Live Marketplace. PC wastelanders can now enjoy the content that Xbox 360 owners have had for the past couple days.
One last thing! We’re recording the weekly podcast tonight, and as always we want to hear from you. Comment on this post or shoot an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can pretty much guarantee we’ll read what you have to say.