FYI: Release Dates For L.A Noire, DNF & Crysis 2 MP Demo

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  • Duke Nukem Forever launches May 3rd for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC
  • L.A Noire launches May 20th for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Crysis 2 multiplayer beta available January 25th exclusively on Xbox 360
  • Killzone 3 multiplayer open beta available February 2nd to all PlayStation 3 users (via PS.Blog)


Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Trailer

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Checkpoint: Hailing The King Edition


Did you hear? Duke Nukem Forever is back on track and slated for 2011 for the PS3, 360 and PC! And it’s all thanks to former 3D Realms developer and current Gearbox president, Randy Pitchford.

But what should I be expecting? Revolutionary gameplay? Regenerating health? All that stuff doesn’t really matter when I think about it. To me, all Duke Nukem Forever needs are as follows:

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The Tragic Story That Was Duke Nukem: Forever

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dukenukem3d.pngIf you wanted to read a lesson on what not to do with a project, I suggest you go over to and read “Learn to Let Go: How Success Killed Duke Nukem“.

Duke Nukem 3D was a smash hit. So in hindsight, I can see why George Broussard and 3D Realms thought they could go for a repeat performance. They had the funds and the talent, but so do many others out there. But they didn’t factor in the fact that all the stars and planets aligned for Duke Nukem 3D, so to recapture that exact moment requires a monumental effort — especially from a tech perspective.

Chasing technology from not one, but two technological powerhouses (Epic and id) was not the smartest move. And for what? Somewhere along the way, 3D Realms forgot what made Duke Nukem 3D awesome. It wasn’t the tech, it was the interactivity and personality; that’s what people remember when they think of Duke. But somehow they forgot that.

Too much money, independence and passion was associated with Duke Nukem: Forever; a victim of its own success.

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