So the latest internet gaming rumor is that the company Gearbox makers of the unbelievably awesome Borderlands is going to be finishing Duke Nukem Forever. I think this is pretty good news if it's true.
Duke Nukem is a franchise that many people know but they may not of played any of the game associated with it. The first two Duke Nukem games were 2d side scrolling platformers. They were actually really fun and were an early sign of platforming done right on the PC. Then we had the third game in the series, Duke Nukem 3D. DN3D came out right in the middle of the whole "DOOM Clone" hot time in gaming. But the thing with DN3D was it was an amazing FPS. It mixed great controls, nice graphics, gore and humor in a way we hadn't really seen in the FPS genre before. Then rumors of a new Duke game started to surface. Duke Nukem Forever or Fourever if you want a stupid number tied in with the sequels name, was suppose to be out more than 10 years ago. 3D Realms restarted the development process a ton during the 10 year period. Anytime a new thing was introduced into the FPS genre they needed to have it, engine switches and other nonsense held up development. Well a few months ago 3D Realms announced they were closing and Duke Nukem Forever was never going to happen. They a few contradicting news pieces came out saying they were going to finish the game then shut down but nothing really came from those reports.
Now we hear about Gearbox, they're finishing it. If this is true I can't wait to see what they do with the Duke license. Not only with Borderlands but Gearbox has done some really good games in the past. The Brothers in Arms series, the Halo PC port and the Oppressing Forces expansion for Half Life.
I really really hope this is true, it's been way to long Duke and I can't wait to have you back.