I don't see what the big deal is. Yeah, we all want to play great games, so it sucks when we expect a good game to come out and it doesn't arrive on time. The thing is, I have a great deal of respect for the folks at Apogee/3D Realms, and if they feel a game needs a decade to complete, that's their prerogative. It doesn't make much difference to me how long the game takes to make.
Apogee/3D Realms is a well-established company that has had a hand in producing about nine or ten games in the last decade. Does failing to ship one game out of ten make a company a failure or a laughing stock? Of course not!
Arr, matey! When Duke Nukem Forever finally ships, someone's going to take a long walk off a short gangplank!
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