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Chris
05-07-2009, 08:25 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8037688.stm

Sad day for games... Duke 3D was the first shooter I really loved (I liked wolfenstein and quake) and played modem to modem multiplayer on. The DN_Cashman cheat probably holds a special place in my development as well. Having said that, these guys look like they hardly did any work for the past 12 years. They managed to beat Daikatana for most pathetic attempt at a big game. This might be the death old school game development…

Hopefully someone new can do something great with the Duke franchise.

Tombstone RJ
05-07-2009, 08:35 AM
'tis a sad day in nerdville...

Chris
05-07-2009, 08:47 AM
As opposed to nerding out about a sports teams? Games back then were certainly more of a niche thing. There was also a bit more humour to many of them... Duke was a pretty good example of that. Sad day.

Kaylore
05-07-2009, 08:53 AM
I turned the book on small developers when Sierra went kaput.

rugbythug
05-07-2009, 08:57 AM
I turned the book on small developers when Sierra went kaput.

Oops I guess I can stop waiting for those games. I did not even know they were gone. LOL

Tombstone RJ
05-07-2009, 09:52 AM
As opposed to nerding out about a sports teams? Games back then were certainly more of a niche thing. There was also a bit more humour to many of them... Duke was a pretty good example of that. Sad day.

Yah, I played the game when I was younger so I guess I'm a nerd on both levels...

Gort
05-07-2009, 12:51 PM
come get some!

DN3D rocked.

...used to deathmatch on it back in the mid-90's on the company network after hours. that company is now defunct, but the memory lasts. good times. ;)

there were some great deathmatch levels for that game.

theAPAOps5
05-07-2009, 01:02 PM
I turned the book on small developers when Sierra went kaput.

You know I am about to go nerd to teh highest degree but I found some tool a guy made called a DOS emulator and found all the old sierra games like Space Quest and Police Quest and have been playing them. Not as fun as when I was a kid but it was still a good time.

broncosteven
05-07-2009, 01:06 PM
come get some!

DN3D rocked.

...used to deathmatch on it back in the mid-90's on the company network after hours. that company is now defunct, but the memory lasts. good times. ;)

there were some great deathmatch levels for that game.

I was a Mainframe Op on 3rd and 2nd shift for a about 7 years.

I got into PC's then Networking after figuring out how to get Doom to run on MsDos. You had to tweak the Autoexec and config.sys files and load memory in right order in the UMB.

Then once we were pro's at running it on the PC in computer room the place brought up a Novell 3.1 server and network. We then had to figure out how to load the Netware config files as well to run it

We played many a deathmatch and had to reboot the server a couple times. Lucky for us they were learning Netware as they went also!

I got to the point where I had better netware boot disks than our network team. When I switched jobs I was able to get into the PC/network team and went on from there.

I owe my career to Msdos and Doom!

Killericon
05-07-2009, 01:08 PM
http://duke.a-13.net/

The following things have been accomplished between Duke Nukem Forever's announcement on April 28th, 1997 and its death on May 6th, 2009...

Britney Spears' entire musical career as a pop star has taken place during Duke Nukem Forever's development.
The entire Harry Potter series as well as five movies.
The first episode of South Park was first aired on August 13, 1997, the same year in which DNF was announced.

Things that took less time than the failed Duke Nukem Forever Development:
The Beatles formed, released every single one of their albums and broke up. During this time they also toured the world several times.
The American War for Independence
The United States Civil War
World War I
The United State's involvement in the Vietnam War.
World War II and the entire Manhattan Project. Yes, even the complete development of the atomic bomb took less time.

Archer81
05-07-2009, 01:10 PM
Never understood the push for a Duke game on the next gen consoles.


:Broncos:

Broncobiv
05-08-2009, 06:52 PM
I still have the side-scrolling Duke Nukem and Duke Nukem II on 3.5" floppies somewhere.

hades
05-08-2009, 07:15 PM
My all time fav was DOOM, I loved that game...

watermock
05-08-2009, 07:22 PM
I have no idea what your even talking about.

Ignorance is bliss.

I AM thinking about getting a PS3 tho, mainly for the blue ray, or should I get a stand alone blue ray?

Is guitar hero that fun?

TheChamp24
05-08-2009, 07:36 PM
Duke Nukem Forever is the biggest joke going around the video game nerd cycle.
No game can be in development for 12 years.

Taco John
05-08-2009, 08:11 PM
I just popped Diablo in recently for some old school fun. Finished it, and started Diablo II last night. Can't wait until Diablo III is out. :)

Archer81
05-08-2009, 09:20 PM
Replayed Uncharted yesterday. Sequel is going to be awesome.


:Broncos:

gyldenlove
05-08-2009, 09:33 PM
Replayed Fallout and Fallout 2 to warm up for Fallout 3 not too long ago.

Of the old shooters I really used to love Wolfenstein. Duke Nukem 3D had solid entertainment value and Doom 2 was pretty close to what we see today.

Broncobiv
05-08-2009, 09:37 PM
I just popped Diablo in recently for some old school fun. Finished it, and started Diablo II last night. Can't wait until Diablo III is out. :)
LOL I've been playing DII for nearly 9 years, since it came out. Although I've only played about half the time from 2006 through now, I definitely played constantly through for the first 6 years...at least 6 days a week (how else would I have gotten through college??). I just got a new computer so I've been playing consistently again for the past couple months. In fact, just an hour ago I found an SOJ from NM Andariel for use on my new necro. I'm running her till I find 2 SOJ's for him.

And yes, I also played Diablo in the 90's. But DII is the greatest game of all time!

Chris
05-08-2009, 11:32 PM
i miss the old adventure games.. monkey island and full throttle anyone?

ZONA
05-09-2009, 12:31 AM
Man, I really feel like a nerd. I played em all, and play all the new ones and I
design levels for HL2 DM, TF2, DOD:Source, CS:Source

I loved placing func_illusions on my maps that people didn't know about and I would use those invisible pathways to enemy spawns and just wipe people out.............muahahahaha. Sometimes when the map went into sudden death when the time ran out, I would go hide in my secret area and once the other team killed off all our other dudes, they would all be running around looking for me. Man they would get pissed "where the F is the last guy". Hahahahaha. I'm bad, I know.


A buddy of mine had Playstation, Sega and PC's so we were game junkies.


I would have to say my favorite game back then that I totally wish somebody would make an updated version for would be Wipeout XL. That game was the Schit man.

Archer81
05-09-2009, 02:19 AM
Replayed Fallout and Fallout 2 to warm up for Fallout 3 not too long ago.

Of the old shooters I really used to love Wolfenstein. Duke Nukem 3D had solid entertainment value and Doom 2 was pretty close to what we see today.


I love Fallout 3. Its actually inspiring me to go get the other two and play them too. The other day I was digging through a box of N64 games and found Perfect Dark and Turok, then found some playstation games like Final Fantasy VII and Crash Bandicoot and Resident Evil 1 and 2. I dont even remember getting Crash. Crazy stuff.

:Broncos:

hades
05-09-2009, 05:44 AM
These were some of the best video games ever!

http://www.oaktreeent.com/web_photos/Video_Games/Mattel_Football_Football-2_Baseball_Trio_web.jpg

TheChamp24
05-09-2009, 09:46 AM
I turned the book on small developers when Sierra went kaput.

Front Page Sports Baseball Pro '98 was IMO the best baseball game I had ever played at the time being, I played that until like 2001/2002. Amazing game.
Too bad they hit the bucket and couldn't dish out more of the baseball and football games.

gyldenlove
05-09-2009, 11:12 AM
i miss the old adventure games.. monkey island and full throttle anyone?

Monkey Island is awesome.

gyldenlove
05-09-2009, 11:13 AM
Man, I really feel like a nerd. I played em all, and play all the new ones and I
design levels for HL2 DM, TF2, DOD:Source, CS:Source

I loved placing func_illusions on my maps that people didn't know about and I would use those invisible pathways to enemy spawns and just wipe people out.............muahahahaha. Sometimes when the map went into sudden death when the time ran out, I would go hide in my secret area and once the other team killed off all our other dudes, they would all be running around looking for me. Man they would get pissed "where the F is the last guy". Hahahahaha. I'm bad, I know.


A buddy of mine had Playstation, Sega and PC's so we were game junkies.


I would have to say my favorite game back then that I totally wish somebody would make an updated version for would be Wipeout XL. That game was the Schit man.

I still love playing some sonic on the old Genesis.

Pseudofool
05-09-2009, 12:10 PM
Meh. Noting ground breaking about Duke Nukem (save the humor). I mean the development of a Wolfenstien clone isn't really noteworthy to me. I mean it's a shooter.

ZONA
05-09-2009, 12:33 PM
anybody here remember the awful blisters you'd get after hours using the old square Nintendo game pad..........lol. Not like they were thinking of hand comfort back then huh.

http://www.freewebs.com/nestruction/NDS%20Game%20Case/001.jpg

UberBroncoMan
05-09-2009, 06:01 PM
The gaming industry has been making a fortune during the economic slowdown, but ironically it's also been having massive layoffs. Over 10% of the ENTIRE gaming workforce has been laid off in the 12 months.

There have been some new companies made out of this though. When Ensemble went poop, 3 new gaming studios came out of it.