Duke Nukem Forever Gets a Trailer & Release Date

Vaporware is software that never gets released. Duke Nukem Forever is the quintessential vaporware.

My buddy and occasional guest blogger Jason (TheLisnakFactor) actually pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever in 1997. Back then, the two of us were broke kids who learned that if we requested Annual Reports from Electronics Boutique, they came with $5.00 gift certificates to the store… Those were the days.

But I digress.

Duke is a gun-toting, whore-mongering, alien killing sociopath. The game is essentially Contra + scantily clad women, played from a first person perspective. I’ve never been a fan of the series, but it’s been interesting following the endless trials and tribulations of the game’s development.

Here’s a look at Duke’s new trailer.

Duke Nukem Forever has been in and out of production for over a decade, and it’s allegedly arriving in stores on May 3, 2011, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

If you care to read more, Wired published a piece detailing the history of this fabled game.

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