On April 25th, 1997 game publisher 3D Realms announced that the follow-up to their wildly popular shooter Duke Nukem 3D would soon be hitting the shelves. Now, Duke Nukem was one of the first FPS games to insert judicious humor and more uh, adult situations into the gameplay, and it’s multiplayer ability was truly great. So it was with much anticipation that gamers waited for Duke Nukem Forever, which promised to yet again raise the bar on first person shooters.
It’s now June 22nd, 2006 and Duke Nukem Forever is still under development, a whopping 9 years, 1 month, and 29 days later. According to Amazon UK, Duke Nukem Forever will ship on September 29, 2006, but only in the UK (Screw you, America!). Well done! Judging from the screenshots, I’m almost inclined to believe they stopped working on it about 5 years ago, but hey I’m just a big mouth’d webmonkey.
Anyway, why not take a moment and reflect on how much life has passed by since the gaming world got it’s first Duke Nukem ‘Made Ya Look’, with this handy list that’s been floating around the usenet for ages.
Strangely, the US minimum wage has remained the same ($5.15).