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atlasmickey
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12:25:01 AM Aug 28th 2013
Some of these "examples" are of games that have been released. Rather than associate them with the term, which is somewhat pejorative, they should be deleted entirely.

Instead of doing so right away, I'll move them to a bottom section of games once considered vaporware. If someone else would like to delete them from there, please go ahead.
atlasmickey
01:27:25 AM Aug 28th 2013
edited by 69.172.221.2
Actually half the page seems to be of content that has been released. If you can buy it, stick it in a machine, and play it, it's not and never was vaporware. It just had a long and delayed development. These games should be praised for having been released and do not deserve to be associated with the neglected and forgotten, and worse, the frauds.
hbi2k
12:02:13 PM Sep 12th 2013
Wouldn't those games belong in Saved from Development Hell? Seems a little redundant to list them both here and there.
HeliosPhoenix
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07:31:24 PM Dec 10th 2011
Might we consider replacing the image with a mock up Half Life 2: Episode Three/Half Life 3 macro? It's gotta be the reigning champ now :P
StarSword
07:25:02 AM Apr 24th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.45
Nope, that would be StarCraft: Ghost, which started development back in '02 and was never finished. At this point they'd probably have to redo the graphics from scratch if they wanted to put it out.
ferrarimanf355
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06:08:19 AM May 24th 2011
Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold.

http://www.vg247.com/2011/05/24/hell-freezes-pigs-fly-duke-nukem-forever-goes-gold/

I demand that we put up a Final Fantasy Versus XIII image in place of Duke post haste.
ferrarimanf355
07:58:17 PM Jun 10th 2011
The game is out in Europe. US gets it on the 14th. Where's the Final Fantasy Versus XIII image?
atlasmickey
12:05:57 AM Aug 28th 2013
DNF was released, so it's not vaporware.

Also Final Fantasy Versus XIII was renamed Final Fantasy XV.
ferrarimanf355
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07:05:44 PM Sep 3rd 2010
With Duke Nukem Forever finally coming out next year, I say we replace this trope's image with one from Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
WiseBass
09:02:06 AM Sep 24th 2010
Not a chance. Until the game is actually for sale, on either Amazon or store shelves, it should still be considered vaporware. The development team has made promises like "it'll be ready next year" and so forth before.
Nezumi
04:39:49 PM Dec 1st 2010
But what if it releases for sale as a direct-download only title, and thus is not available as either? Or were you planning for just that eventuality to allow it to still be considered vaporware after releasing?
ferrarimanf355
07:11:29 AM Jan 21st 2011
Duke Nukem Forever finally has a release date.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=419400

If it's out on May 3rd, and the trope image isn't Final Fantasy Versus XIII, I'm going to change it myself.
WascallyWabbit
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03:25:58 PM Mar 6th 2010
edited by WascallyWabbit
This should not have non-videogame examples. They go under Development Hell.
Nezumi
07:40:16 PM Jul 7th 2010
There's a slight problem with that. As written, Development Hell is specifically for films, while this is specifically for software. Without a rewrite, others have no particular choice other than being shoved into one or the other, where they don't fit. Either one or the other should be rewritten to allow more options, or a third catch-all for the remainder is needed.
Kullervo
12:37:58 PM May 30th 2012
Then why not merge them? What's even the point of having two separate pages?
SeptimusHeap
moderator
12:55:02 PM May 30th 2012
^Put them through Trope Repair Shop.
spongeboy1985
04:33:37 PM Sep 6th 2013
edited by 69.172.221.2
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spongeboy1985
04:33:48 PM Sep 6th 2013
edited by 69.172.221.2
I second a merger or a partial one according to rules if a game is released it doesn't belong here but where? I imagine Saved from Development Hell, but if development hell is film only than why do we have everything else there that isn't film. Why does video games need a separate category if this trope is essentially the same thing I suggest we get rid of vaporware movie any games that have been released into Saved from Development Hell and any still unreleased into development hell If we are going to keep this should we reserve this specifically for canceled games only and any games considered still in development or any on any kind of hold (Starcraft Ghost?) should be put into Development Hell. So my proposal is:
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