Excuse me while I laugh my balls off. Why am I laughing? Oh I dunno….maybe ’cause the release of ‘Duke Nukem Forever‘ has been postponed. Yep, DELAYED AGAIN! Rats!
Gamers shat 8-Bit bricks when back in January it was announced that, after 13 years, Duke Nukem Forever was FINALLY going to be released on May 3, 2011. But we should have known it was too good to be true. Because Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, with a respectable level of embarrassment and shame, just announced the game’s release would be delayed AGAIN.
For reasons unknown the launch date has been pushed back to June 14 (and June 10 internationally).Fooey!
Check out Pitchford’s “very special message” about Duke Nukem Forever below.
OK, that was a pretty funny way to handle the delay actually. My only hope is that the delay is cause for a revamp of the aiming and over all control system. Earlier this month I got my hands on a DEMO at PAX EAST. While that game certainly delivers all the raunch, classic Duke speak, babes, mutants and ridiculous action, it’s playability is a bitch. The aiming controls were damn near impossible, almost making the game unplayable. Regardless, I’m still looking forward to this game, if nothing else than because of my fond memories of the late 90s.