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Duke Nukem Forever is not only complete, it has gone gold

There are certain things you just never expect to hear. You can see them coming from miles off, everyone can tell you that they are happening, and yet overriding years of experience is a tough thing to do. Such is the case when a press release came to us today announcing that Duke Nukem Forever had gone gold. It must be awfully chilling in Hell today…

After 15 years of “development”, the long awaited game is not only finally ready to be released, it has gone gold. But those of a slightly more cynical slant may say that going gold is not a big deal, since the game has had a decade and a half to collect preorders. The preorders leading to gold, however, are all for the upcoming game’s PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 release.

But perhaps more importantly than the fact that the game has gone gold is the news that it has officially been completed. No, really.

Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshipppable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history,” bragged Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Today marks an amazing day in the annals of gaming lore, the day where the legend of Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality.”

To those lucky enough to have missed the last f15 years of Duke Nukem drama, that might not seem all that surprising for a game due out in June. But fans of the often delayed/cancelled title should rest easy knowing that the game has actually been completed, and it will be released on June 10 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Of course a lot could happen between now and June 10…