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Old 09-06-2005, 12:06 AM   #1
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The day I reserved my copy of DNF, By Geo-King.
It was like a year ago. It was a magical day. School had just finished for the time being and I was in a good mood. Why you might ask? Because I was about to go on a journey, an expedition if you will. I was going to reserve my copy of DNF at a local video game store near my school. I proclaimed to a friend of mine what I was about to do and he said “Are you on crack? That game was canceled.” However I ignored his insults and moved forwards while saying “If you really feel that way, why are you following me”. I walked along an incredibly busy street with the haze of car exhaust tickling my nose. Early in the day I had pulled an all nighter to finish a project my prof gave me an extension on so I was extremely tired but nothing could stop me that day. I was like s machine, a man on a mission. I would not let anything get in my way. My mouth salivating once I entered the mall I B lined straight to the video game store. Passing the precious Pizza Nova next to the food court witch I consider to be my life blood, I walked more rapidly. My foot glided over the threshold of the video game store, people moving out of my way-they knew. To stand if front of me at that moment in time would be a date with death like no other. Calmly I said to the clerk “hey, Im here to reserve a game”. For a short while that store was like a little hang out to me and the clerk knew me well. We would spend minutes sometimes hours discussing relevant gaming issues while browsing the used game bin. He answered “hows it going” I was in no mood to talk. The urge to finish the transaction grew stronger “I would like to put a $5 deposit for…

--- DUKE NUKEM FOREVER ---

He looked at me with an evil smile almost scoffing “that game is never going to come out you know” I clenched my fists below the counter where he could not see and grinded my teeth just a little bit “listen, make an entry in your database with my name and number for this game” looking at him with a dead look he said “tell ya what, ill do it for free heh” then I said “good then ill be on my way cya”. While leaving the store I felt reassured my copy of DNF will be waiting for me WID. My friend taunted me as I left the store “hahha your retarded” then I declared “yes retarded… RETARDED LIKE A FOX!
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:10 AM   #2
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Well, at least you didn't pay for it.....
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:14 AM   #3
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Rock on!

...Erm... this is a true story, right?
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:23 AM   #4
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VERY TRUE, INDEED!
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:14 AM   #5
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Haha... Please take a pic of him when you buy it... I'd like to see his face that moment...
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Old 09-06-2005, 02:53 AM   #6
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Well, I haven´t reserved my copy yet, I will wait until I know if there will be a special eddition
But I also have a friend who don´t thinks that it will ever come out, it´s going to be a good day when I call him to come over here to see my copy of it
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:14 AM   #7
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Oh ill take a picture alright. Of my elbow hitting his throat! Good idea I might change it to the special edition. However I think 3DR will have a Documentary included with every edition (hopefully).

Be warned, if the store goes out of business before DNF comes out… I will kill everyone ON EARTH!

Have a nice day.
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:48 AM   #8
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I didn't pre-order mine, but I plan to get 2 copies. One to play and one autographed by the team to keep for posterity.
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:53 AM   #9
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All hail Geo-King, the first person in the world to reserve a copy of Duke Nukem Forever. This will be writen in history.

You should have listened to your friend though; I think you were on crack. The first stage is denial you know.
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:10 AM   #10
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FOREVAR!!
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:17 AM   #11
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That's cool.

Bring a crow, and when he asks what's that for, you say it's his snack.
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:43 AM   #12
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That crow will be long dead before he gets to slaughter and eat it, if he will ever have to.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:24 AM   #13
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great story..I wish everyday was like that for me
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:19 AM   #14
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:14 AM   #15
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All hail Geo-King, the first person in the world to reserve a copy of Duke Nukem Forever. This will be writen in history.

You should have listened to your friend though; I think you were on crack. The first stage is denial you know.
IM NOT IN DENIAL! It's not like an everyday thing. Only 7 days a week.

If you guys liked this story I should tell you about the time I got Unreal Tournament, walked/ran over 7 km there and back at night and I had to go across a bad part of town. Or even better the first type I acquired DooM 1. The hilarious part is it involves porn. YAY FOR ME!!!

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That's cool.

Bring a crow, and when he asks what's that for, you say it's his snack.
I dont even know why that made me cackle out loud.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:36 AM   #16
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Haha... Please take a pic of him when you buy it... I'd like to see his face that moment...
buy it? he gets it for free

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All hail Geo-King, the first person in the world to reserve a copy of Duke Nukem Forever.
he's not the first, I have heard lots of stories about people preordering the game
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:42 AM   #17
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All hail Geo-King, the first person in the world to reserve a copy of Duke Nukem Forever.
he's not the first, I have heard lots of stories about people preordering the game
On the Gamespot DNF boards, there was a guy too... The store went out of business, and his money got lost...
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:01 PM   #18
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HAHAAHAHAHAHA SUCKER!!!!!!

<--calls store to see if its still there.


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Dude: hello ******* how may I help you.
Me: Oh, just making sure your still there.

- Awkward pause -

Me: thank you very much bye.
Dude: thank you.

click
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:13 PM   #19
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All hail Geo-King, the first person in the world to reserve a copy of Duke Nukem Forever.
he's not the first, I have heard lots of stories about people preordering the game
On the Gamespot DNF boards, there was a guy too... The store went out of business, and his money got lost...
on this forum, there was one that got daikatana instead
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:17 PM   #20
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da.. daikatana
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Vomits.
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:24 PM   #21
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da.. daikatana
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Vomits.
I played the demo from daikatana, and it seems okay for its time..what was so bad about it?
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:24 PM   #22
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All hail Geo-King, the first person in the world to reserve a copy of Duke Nukem Forever.
he's not the first, I have heard lots of stories about people preordering the game
On the Gamespot DNF boards, there was a guy too... The store went out of business, and his money got lost...
on this forum, there was one that got daikatana instead
Yeah, i remember him too...
Do you also post there..?
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:24 PM   #23
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Haha that was cool, to actually reserv a game that's finished WID. I tought that was physicle impossible
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:49 PM   #24
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Haha that was cool, to actually reserv a game that's finished WID. I tought that was physicle impossible
I did the same for DooM3.

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I played the demo from daikatana, and it seems okay for its time..what was so bad about it?
More related to the back story then the actual game itself. John was going to make me his bitch? What happend? Anyway Im too sexy for daikatana also melan, new york and Japan.
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:00 PM   #25
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All hail Geo-King, the first person in the world to reserve a copy of Duke Nukem Forever.
he's not the first, I have heard lots of stories about people preordering the game
On the Gamespot DNF boards, there was a guy too... The store went out of business, and his money got lost...
on this forum, there was one that got daikatana instead
Yeah, i remember him too...
Do you also post there..?
where?
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:16 PM   #26
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All hail Geo-King, the first person in the world to reserve a copy of Duke Nukem Forever.
he's not the first, I have heard lots of stories about people preordering the game
Ok then, not the first in the world, but the first to do it with style and getting high.
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:52 PM   #27
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I didn't pre-order mine, but I plan to get 2 copies. One to play and one autographed by the team to keep for posterity.
hey, I also want a copy signed by the dev team
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Old 09-06-2005, 06:00 PM   #28
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I vaugely remember someone posting a pic of their pre-order receipt from some place that went out of business.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:08 PM   #29
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I reserved mine at Gamestop 2 years ago. My good friend, whos the manager at the gamestop, said he will let me get DNF 2 days before they release it all because I was the first to reserve it.

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Old 09-06-2005, 08:07 PM   #30
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I can beat that, I had it on reserve 5 years ago. And then I used the money to buy Super Mario Sunshine... Good times...
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Old 09-07-2005, 11:00 AM   #31
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He looked at me with an evil smile almost scoffing “that game is never going to come out you know” I clenched my fists below the counter where he could not see and grinded my teeth just a little bit “listen, make an entry in your database with my name and number for this game” looking at him with a dead look he said “tell ya what, ill do it for free heh” then I said “good then ill be on my way cya”. While leaving the store I felt reassured my copy of DNF will be waiting for me WID. My friend taunted me as I left the store “hahha your retarded” then I declared “yes retarded… RETARDED LIKE A FOX!
This tells me that you didn't have to pay your $5 deposit - I didn't read anything here about getting the game for free.
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Old 09-07-2005, 11:07 AM   #32
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The last DNF copies of the first shipment wave should be free, for the people who wait.

I just hope that there'll be a Nuclear Edition or something, and that it's available in Sweden.
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:52 PM   #33
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This tells me that you didn't have to pay your $5 deposit - I didn't read anything here about getting the game for free.
I did not have to pay $5. Thats a victory on to itself.

I am not getting it for free. However when the game sells out everywhere, there will be one place on earth where a copy will be waiting for me. Oh the irony.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:50 AM   #34
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You ever follow up and see if it's still on their books? It has been a long time.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:56 AM   #35
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That would be horrible: "Yeah dude, we had a system crash last year and we lost all pre-order data..."

Will 3DR take pre-orders, that would be awsome.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:57 AM   #36
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3DR will take pre-orders eventually. Now is not the time for that.

What I meant was that since the game's been in development so long, they may have dropped the pre-orders from their books.
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:48 AM   #37
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Free shipping to Europe with pre-order?

I guess no one knows yet, but we'll see.
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:32 PM   #38
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Toutching... the clerk at my local EB said something like that too. F*** 'em, I'll still wait for it. I waited (counts on fingers) like 7-8 years already.

Funny shit though. Everyone thinks it was cancelled. It'll be a great day when we can shove it in their faces, and laugh at the copy of (insert fps here) they just bought! Suckers!
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:23 PM   #39
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I had to get an account just to reply to this one.

I pre-ordered (or reserved) my copy of DNF in January, 1988. I believe it was through Case's Store (could be wrong) and I paid a deposit of $40 and then promptly forgot about it. About 18 months later my credit card was credited back the $40 and I received a e-mail notification of the cancelation of my order.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:42 PM   #40
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I believe that I went to GameStop (was Babbage's at the time) back in 1999, just before I graduated from high school. The reservation I put down was a mere $10, which was enough to reserve and be guaranteed a down payment. However, little did I know that $10 would only be used if it was released within the next few months after I laid my reservation. I dunno if GameStop ever refunded that after all this time. To me, that's a memory of $10 that really wasn't well spent, I can guarantee you that. I may not even be in their database anymore, it's been too long, they may not know me well enough to refund it.
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