->'''YOU WANT IT'''\\
'''YOU NEED IT'''\\
'''AND NOW'''\\
'''HE'S READY'''\\
'''HE'S RESTED'''\\
'''HE'S REALLY'''\\
-->-- ''[=DNF=] Reveal trailer''

->''"Yes it seems that 3D realms have been doing something other than [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/1999/11/03/ giving each other piggyback rides]] for the last 10 years. In a stroke all the anticipation we haven't felt since 1998 returned like a tazer gun to the base of the spine. I just hope that 3D realms understands that if this game doesn't turn out to be history's greatest contribution to human culture and the cure for at least one type of cancer, then [[HypeBacklash I and ever other reviewer on earth are going to saw its bollocks off]]."''
-->-- '''Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw''', ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' (Feb. 2008)

-> ''"What if the game gets delayed? You don't want this to become No More Heroes Forever, do you?"''
-->-- '''[[spoiler:Jeane]]''', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''

-> ''"Duke Nukem Forever sure looks super fun! I can't wait to play it! Always bet on Duke!"''
-->-- '''Leo's Younger Self''', ''Webcomic/VGCats''

->'''Gabe (in 1998):''' Man, if Duke Nukem Forever '''ever''' comes out, I will suck, like, a hundred horse dicks. ''In a row.''\\
(one GilliganCut later to 2010)\\
'''Gabe:''' No. No, no, no.\\
'''Tycho:''' Well, these horse dicks aren't gonna suck themselves.
-->-- ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''

->'''Tycho:''' *Faux-Outrage* Did you know there's a '''mode''' in '''Duke Nukem''' where you '''slap''' a woman's '''bottom'''!?
->'''Gabe:''' *Bored* Did you know there's a mode in VideoGame/CallOfDuty where you murder, like, a million people? [[MoralMyopia It's called Call of Duty]].
-->-- ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/3/23/ One Of Many Possible Responses]]"

->Duke (Duke!) You used to be cool
->But you gotta make your mind up if you're modern or old school
->Duke (Duke!) You used to be cool
->Learn to kick ass again and get rid of that lame [[LimitedLoadout two weapon rule]]
->And then the world might not be so cruel...
-->--''Music/MiracleOfSound'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0LwX7YS7yg Duke You Used to be Cool]]"

->"The folks at 3D Realms [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity are going to be happy we're printing this. They'll say that it's simply a testament to the character's popularity]], and after all this time, that people are STILL so concerned with the next ''Duke Nukem'' title. They may well be right. But there's a line -- let's call it the "''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}'' Line" -- where the general public opinion goes from amused to frustrated. We've crossed that line, I think, and the only way to recover from it is for the game to deliver an absolutely unheralded and unparalleled gaming experience. It has to make ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' look outdated[[note]]This was written in mid-2003, before ''[=HL2=]'' had even had its first major delay[[/note]]."\\
"I did an interview with George Broussard when I was 17 and in high school, and I asked him about ''Duke Nukem Forever'' then. I'm 23 now."
-->--''[=GameSpy=]'', "[[http://web.archive.org/web/20041010223334/http://archive.gamespy.com/articles/june03/dumbestmoments/index7.shtml The 25 Dumbest Moments in Gaming]]

->'''April 1997'''
-> ''"Duke Nukem Forever is announced as a follow-up to the wildly successful Duke Nukem 3D. To celebrate, George Broussard, co-creator of the character and creative director for the title, commissions a 10-foot concrete likeness of Duke Nukem. The contractor states that it will take three months for the statue to be completed. Eight months later, the statue was still under construction, and all inquiries made to the contractor were met with the same response: ''when it's done.''"''

->(''12 years of [[TroubledProduction fake production troubles]] later.'')

->'''May 2009'''
->''"All but two members of the company are fired, and the remaining two are [[CreatorKiller preparing for a lawsuit from Take Two.]] [[KickTheDog Adding insult to injury,]] the Duke Nukem statue finally arrives at the offices of 3D Realms, albeit missing an arm and bearing the likeness of Creator/KurtRussell instead of Duke Nukem."''

->''"Which brings us to the present. The future seems bleak for the infamous title, but some gamers (mostly confined to the 3D Realms forums) believe that someday, somehow, Duke Nukem Forever will see the light of day. I'm here to tell you that despite losing nearly everyone who has put even a minute of work into the game, it is still not technically "dead". Rather, it is in a [[DeadlyEuphemism "persistent vegetative state"]].''

->''"Still, I suppose it is about time to say goodbye. Farewell, Duke Nukem! You'll live on in our hearts, and in the countless reiterations of your earlier games. And farewell to you, 3D Realms! I'm still waiting on the sequel to ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior''!"''
-->--[[http://www.i-mockery.com/shorts/3d-realms/ 3D Realms: A Post Mortem]]