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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:28am 23/06/09 | 28 Comments
Here's some more interesting reading for the Duke debacle spectators out there:
On October 22, 2007, Apogee, Take-Two, and 2K Games entered into an agreement in which Apogee granted 2K Games the exclusive right to develop and publish a new videogame based upon Apogee's Duke Nukem franchise... The new game was given the working title of "Duke Begins" and is not the same game as the DNF game
So, according to that snippet from Apogee's rebuttal to Take-Two's lawsuit, 2K Games was given the nod to actually create an all-new Duke title aptly dubbed, Duke Begins.

Apogee are claiming development on the tentative title was stopped in April 2009 when all Duke-related information and action seemed to implode, though Take-Two have apparently denied such reports begging the question: is it still being delivered?

Further, Apogee are claiming this halt on development of the title has seriously hurt 3D Realms and the Duke namesake and that this is, in fact, a deliberate course of action so Apogee will have no choice but to sell the Duke IP to Take-Two at less than what it's worth so they can pay back the rather large sum of $2.5 million that was advanced to them for Duke Nukem Forever development.

If there are any lawyer types out there, GamePolitics.com have a 20-page PDF document hosted outlining Apogees suit.



duke nukem foreverapogeelawsuit3d realmstake-two





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$ack
Posted 10:34am 23/6/09
more like Duke Fail
3dee
Posted 10:36am 23/6/09
Duke Begins Indefinitely.
thermite
Posted 10:39am 23/6/09
OOh this is gonna be a very exciting 12 years.
Trauma
Posted 10:53am 23/6/09
lol around we go again!!!!
CHUB
Posted 10:59am 23/6/09
At least Valve pulled off something special with TF2.

I don't have the same faith for Duke, no way possible it's going to live up to the hype.

Fail.
euphoria
Posted 11:00am 23/6/09
The last game was 12 years of anticipation, excitement, betrayal, disappointment, and tragedy! It was without doubt the most realistic game ever from a purely emotional viewpoint!

It's going to take a lot to top that roller-coaster ride! I for one hope Duke Begins lasts at least 20 years and maybe throws in a few more twists than DNF.
Jim
Posted 11:02am 23/6/09
lolorama
3dee
Posted 11:06am 23/6/09
Valve have set an expected release date of July, 2082.
Pinky
Posted 11:07am 23/6/09
lolrageous
Mantorok
Posted 12:02pm 23/6/09
so Apogee will have no choice but to sell the Duke IP to Take-Two at less than what it's worth
Everyone chip in two bucks, I think we can cover this one.
DeePer
Posted 01:43pm 23/6/09
yeah, over it
Opec
Posted 01:45pm 23/6/09
Duke Begins LOL.... Beginning when?!@
ViscoS
Posted 01:57pm 23/6/09
Duke Begins... working 3 jobs to pay off the lawsuit.
Pinky
Posted 02:00pm 23/6/09
so Apogee will have no choice but to sell the Duke IP to Take-Two at less than what it's worth
Everyone chip in two bucks, I think we can cover this one.

Is our dollar that bad?

:-P
E.T.
Posted 02:01pm 23/6/09
Sorry, I'm busy playing games that actually made it to market, I cant read their BS right now.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 02:45pm 23/6/09
Duke Begins was probably further along in development than DNF as well hehe
$ack
Posted 03:00pm 23/6/09
They should sell it to Valve before they begin work on L4D 3 (If they haven't already started)
Spock
Posted 05:38pm 23/6/09
is it just me or does anyone else read DNF as did not finish?
DM
Posted 05:59pm 23/6/09
Yeah I think thats it's official terminology when it comes to racing
$ack
Posted 11:02pm 23/6/09
is it just me or does anyone else read DNF as did not finish?

reminds me of NFS: Hot Pursuit on PS1 back in the day.
Spargs
Posted 12:16pm 24/6/09
LOL, now there's 2 games that will never some out.
FaceMan
Posted 12:59pm 24/6/09
Duke Nukem needs to become a Movie.
Foxbane
Posted 05:16pm 28/6/09
Duke Nukem Begins hmm how long till it starts getting called Nukem Never Begins, Nukem Begins eventually.......
JamesBlunt
Posted 06:46pm 28/6/09
f*** me, the puns in this thread are just aweful.

i think you morons need 12 years to come up with some decent ones.
Lynx
Posted 06:59pm 28/6/09
And where is your contribution?
fpot
Posted 07:17pm 28/6/09
f*** me, the puns in this thread are just aweful.
Was that a pun??
BillyHardball
Posted 09:12pm 28/6/09
More like JamesC***.
Spock
Posted 09:37pm 28/6/09
dont you mean lamec***?
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