Any longtime fan of PC gaming is likely familiar with the saga of
An almost annual winner of Wired's Vaporware Awards, Duke Nukem Forever had at least two wholesale 3D engine changes and two different publishers throughout its development. Screenshots, video, and the occasional online job posting trickled out from 3D Realms every few years, maintaining fans' hope that the Duke Nukem Forever would one day be finished.
Despite those teases, Duke Nukem Forever has become an industry-wide joke for its seemingly infinite development cycle. Some patient gamers may be sad to apparently lose the prospect of playing Duke Nukem Forever some day; anyone who's kept up with Duke's ongoing development will surely miss being able to use it as a punchline.