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Duke Nukem Forever Has Release Date; End of Times Upon Us

The day of reckoning is upon us, friends. Pilots should be wary of airborne swine; those working in the deepest parts of the Earth may notice a chill. Now would be a good time to put money on the Detroit Lions; all those mass animal die-offs should have told us something.

Duke Nukem Forever has an official release date.

GameInformer is reporting that May 3rd, 2011 is the magical day (May 6 if you live outside the U.S.) when Duke strolls out of the annals of video game history and reclaims his throne. The date has been confirmed by both Randy Pitchford, Gearbox Software president, and Christoph Hartmann, at 2k. Up until this point Duke Nukem Forever has been famous as one of the greatest pieces of vaporware in history, having been in “development” since 1997. But after its appearance at PAX this past September, and a confirmed release date, that may very well change. There’s even a trailer.

Now, some may see this as a mistake. By never releasing the game, it would be legendary. With its release, it will have to face the scrutiny of an audience that has changed a lot in the past 12-odd years. We’ll see if its up to the challenge and if, like a fine wine, Duke Nukem has become finely distilled awesome or a pathetic cash-in.

A somewhat NSFW trailer is after the cut.

First-person peeing, strip clubs, and alien boobies? We might have to add this to our roundup of oversexed video game ads.

(GameInformer via Slashdot)

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