The Duke is back, or at least at a point where the release is unstoppable. The master DVD , aka the gold copy, has gone to the manufacturers for mass copying and assembling of the final package. The arrival is not a guarantee of a good game, but like Ars Technica, we can at least hope.
"When we say a game has "gone gold," it means that the work on the game has finished, and a master copy has been sent out to the duplication plants to be pressed, packaged, and shipped out to consumers. This used to mean that the development team could take a break, but now going gold is likely to simply start a countdown to the inevitable day-one patch. Let’s not be cynical, however, because today is a grand day: Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold."
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