I don't care what anybody says. I am still betting on Duke.
So here's a quick history of me and Nukem; I grew up playing violent video games. I was introduced to Doom when it came out in 1993 (I was 4 years old). So when more violent video games come out, I'm there. Was introduced to Duke Nukem by my dad, but of course the family filter was turned on. Eventually I figured out the filter password and was introduced the even more violent, sexual, and vulgar side of the game. At first I was taken back, thinking "I should not be experiencing this, for I am but a wee child." But it came to a point where I realized they weren't doing all this to make it seem realistic; the game was set up in ridiculously vulgar ways for the fun of it. Yes, I figured that out when I was like 7. Bite me.
So through the years after, I see things about duke here and there in video game magazines and such. "Duke Nukem Forever is coming" "Be the next Duke Nukem" and all that other crap. Of course, I've got ADD, so while I was excited, it quickly passed. I watched as a few Duke "games" were released intermittently for consoles, but it wasn't the masterpiece that 3DRealms was promising.
After a while, it just kinda drifted into obscurity. Though there was a teaser trailer in 2001, it was just kinda whatever. It wasn't until December, 2007 that Duke Fever hit me really hard again. The release of a new teaser trailer, along with reports that the game was in high gear, and wouldn't be "too much" longer ("too much" being a year or 2, but it was almost for certain Duke would finally see the light of day)
Then it stopped when 3D Realms got the boot. I'm not gonna get into that argument, but either way you look at it, it was a sad day.
I get a text one morning, telling me to go to a website. "it's 8 in the morning. why" I ask "GEARBOX IS PICKING UP DUKE" I get receive back. Sure enough, online there's a broadcast of somebody of a whole line of people waiting to see the new duke reveal. Once I got to see what was on display, needless to say I nearly pissed myself.
They've come so far in their production, as well as given an ACTUAL release date for the game (which is something that couldn't be said about the game any other time in it's production) so believe me when I say that this delay doesn't bother me at all. Hell I've only just heard about the Balls of Steel special edition package! I WANT IT SO BAD
Always bet on Duke.