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Friday, September 3, 2010

Geek update...Nuke it from Orbit!

I'm absolutely gobsmacked by the news...Duke Nukem Forever, a game announced in 1997, may finally be scheduled for release. To say this is surprising is a pretty huge understatement. I can hear 4 horses whinnying in anticipation, ready to bring their riders forth, as I'm pretty certain this is the Final Sign.

Also, I'd like to point out that even though I typed that horsemen bit as soon as I heard the news, I'm about the 15,963rd to put that very joke on the web, followed by 7,689 Hell Freezing Over quips.

The earlier Nuke'ems were iconic for being very tongue in cheek action shooters, quoting They Live ("I've come to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and I'm all out of bubble gum"), Army of Darkness ("Hail to the King, baby") and other fine pieces of This remains one of the only first person shooter series to feature flushing toilets and tipping strippers, which appeals of course to my inner adolescent/geek/Y chromosome.

I'm interested to see what they've done with the game, and whether it can still hit target audience. There's an immense amount of pressure to Not Suck. Either way, I'm going to have to own it. I'm going to have to play it after a dinner of filet mignon and swigging champagne out of the bottle. It's high time to rip off an alien's head and shit down its neck.

Of course, it's also possible that this is one massive Rick Roll, which would likely be just as epic. We shall see!

EDIT: Evidently not a Rick's the video of the demo booth.

EDIT the 2nd: THIS kind of sums it all up.

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