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Duke Nukem Forever trailers are predictably crude

If there's one thing that Duke Nukem is known for, it's being as crude and not safe for work as possible. In this case, it involves either throwing around his own excrement (yes, really) or punching off the head of an alien and riding his torso into a building. Both of these trailers for Duke Nukem Forever are most certainly not safe for work on children, but they definitely give a look at Duke Nukem's brand of humor. It's the kind that involves smearing the environment with wet feces and drinking from a contaminated water faucet.

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Duke Nukem Forever delayed to June 14

Duke Nukem Forever is still coming, after 14 years of development. But it's apparently not coming on May 3 anymore. In a new trailer (which you can see after the jump) Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford is pretty much blindsided with the reveal that the long awaited first person shooter is now due for release on June 14 in the US (with a June 10 release date in other parts of the world).

While no reason was given for the delay we actually think this is a good thing since Duke Nukem Forever was originally being released in a very crowded month of May for new game releases, especially for first person shooters (both Brink and F.E.A.R. 3 are also due out that month). The new June date will be relatively free of new game releases.

More info on Prey 2 revealed

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Last week's official reveal of Prey 2 was just the tip of the iceberg. The sequel to 2006's sci-fi first person shooter will have lots of differences from the original, according to info from Europe's GameReactor magazine (as presented by a post on the NEOGaf message boards).

Prey 2 will be an open world shooter rather than a corridor shooter like the first game, according to the post. The new lead character will also have some acrobatic abilities similar to the character in Mirror's Edge. While there are plans for downloadable content the game itself will be single player only with no multiplayer features plans. You can learn more about the Human Head-developed game in the post.

[Via VG247.com]

Duke Nukem Forever's multiplayer features revealed

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While the revival of Duke Nukem Forever has mostly concentrated on the single player campaign, the long awaited first person shooter will also have multiplayer modes. The official Xbox Magazine has the first details about multiplayer for DNF (supplied by developer Piranha Games) and the fan site Duke4.net has posted up some (most likely illegal) scans of the magazine's story.

Much like the recent Call of Duty and Battlefield games, multiplayer matches in Duke Nukem Forever will allow players to have persistent stats and leveling up of their player characters. Unfortunately the player cap for the Xbox port is 8 players (it might be bigger for the PC version)
Multiplayer will include access to the jetpack which won't be in the single player campaign. There's all the old favorite weapons from Duke Nukem 3D including the HoloDuke which adds one neat feature; while using HoloDuke your character is now cloaked.

There will be 10 maps at launch and four modes: Dukematch, Team Dukematch, Hail to the King (basically King of the Hill mode) and our favorite Capture the Babe. Yes, it's CTF with the flag turned into a lady who can sometimes freak out while your player character is holding her. The maps will include a revival of Duke Nukem 3D's Duke Burger level, except that the players appear to be miniatures running around in a giant world. A multiplayer demo is planned for release before the game ships in early May.

Prey 2 officially announced; due out in 2012

prey 2Outed by a French magazine cover that made its way to the internets last week, Bethesda Softworks has officially announced that it will indeed be publishing Prey 2, the sequel to the 2006 sci-fi shooter. Like the original, the sequel will be developed by Human Head Studios and is due out for the PC and other platforms in 2012. It will use the latest graphics engine from Rage developer id Software.

The original game, which was under development at 3D Realms before Human Head took over, had a Native American trying to fight off an alien invasion. Bethesda Softwork's parent Zenimax Media bought the rights to the Prey franchise in 2009. Details about Prey 2 are still scarce but the press release quotes Human Head's Chris Rhinehart as saying the sequel will, "explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world."

[Via email press release]

Duke Nukem Forever wants to give you some credit

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Duke Nukem Forever is a game that's been in development for over 14 years. Yes, it's been that long since its original developer 3D Realms started working on the first person shooter that will finally be finished and released to the world on May 3 by Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games.

Naturally there's been a lot of people who have contributed to the game at one time or another during the past 14 years. So Gearbox Software has launched a web site that will allow anyone who believes he or she has had something to do with the game to submit their name to a special web site. There are several different listing available from working on the game itself to being a prominate community member or fan or even a member of the press.

The site also has a survey asking the person how much their truly contributed to the game's development. If your contribution is deemed worthy enough, Gearbox and 2K Games may put your name in Duke Nukem Forever's credit when it's released.

Duke Nukem Forever video chats with Gearbox Software's VP

Duke Nukem Forever is finally just a few months away from release and now the development team at Gearbox Software is showing off the near final version of the long awaited first person shooter to the press. In this new video we get to see some gameplay from the latest adventure from Duke along with interview footage of Steve Gibson, formerly the head of the Shacknews web site and now the VP at Gearbox.

Gibson points out that the 2001 trailer that was released for Duke Nukem Forever had a list of people who worked on the game while it was at 3D Realms. Now nearly all of them work at Gearbox. That and other factors really make the game a labor of love for the developer to complete. The final product will be presented to everyone to judge on May 3.

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Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition announced [Update]

Duke Nukem Forever is due out on May 3 but today members of the upcoming first person shooter's First Access Club got word that a "Balls of Steel" Edition of the game will be released alongside the regular edition. Balls of Steel, by the way, is the name of a Apogee/3D Realms game made before Duke Nukem 3D.

The Balls of Steel Edition will be filled with extra content including a bust of Duke himself, a 100 page art book, a collectible comic book, a postcard series, a emblem sticker, paper craft, poker chips, a mini-card deck and dice. It even comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Pricing for the Balls of Steel Edition has yet to be announced.

Update: 2K Games has just announced that the Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition will cost $99.99 and will only be available at GameStop and Amazon.com

Duke Nukem Forever press event photos include Hail to the King musical poster

Duke Nukem Forever, as we reported earlier today, had a big press event last Monday in Las Vegas. The 2K Games community blog and the Twitter page for Gearbox Software posted up pictures from the event which, naturally, took place in a real Vegas strip club. One of the cooler pictures of the event is a poster for a Duke Nukem Broadway musical. Hail to the King, which you can check out after the jump. We think that would be at least as good as the Spider-Man musical if someone were to make one for real.

In the meantime our sister site Joystiq has posted up a new chat with Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford from the event where he says that even though Gearbox is working hard to complete the game he adds, "It would be irresponsible for me to take anything away from 3D Realms, this is their game."

Duke Nuke Forever to hold Las Vegas fan event February 7

Are you going to be at or near Sin City on Monday, February 7? Then you have a chance to check out a special event in Las Vegas on that date. Gearbox Software just sent over word that a special event will be held somewhere in Vegas where the developer will show off its upcoming and long awaited first person shooter Duke Nukem Forever.

However you can't just walk in the door and start playing. Gearbox has set up a special web site where people ages 21 or older can write in a 100 word essay on why they should be picked to attend the Duke Nukem Forever event. Entries will be taken up to Friday and the people with the best essays will be picked to attend the event. Be aware this contest is just for people who live or will be in the Las Vegas area on that date.


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