There were many who thought that this day wouldn't come. There have been entire websites dedicated to the fact that Duke Nukem Forever is perhaps the biggest joke of gaming history. The king of all vaporware, there were many (myself included) who believe that Duke Nukem forever would be relegated to something you joke about on April Fools Day when you can't think of anything better. Looks like we need a new joke, however, as 2k Games has announced a release date of May 3rd, 2011 for the United States, with the rest of the world following suit on May 6th, marking the end of 14 years of development on the title.
It is a little staggering to think of how the world has changed in the time we've waited for Duke Nukem Forever. In the time since development began, for instance, the entire Harry Potter series was released. I've never been a fan of the Duke Nukem Games, but it will be interesting to see what was accomplished in that time. Also, I'm looking forward to silly Youtube videos of people busting out their yellowed Babbages preorder slips and trying to get some money back from them.