World peace? Twenty minutes in a steel cage with a heavily sedated Steve Ballmer? No, His Jobsness cares not for these trifles. And after seeing what his one wish truly is, I can't say I blame him. [Fredo&Pid'jin]
Even though the antagonist of the story, George Broussard, co-owner of 3D realms, didn't consent to be interviewed for this story, Clive Thompson pieced enough together to get a good picture of what the hell went wrong. And it's obvious.
Sid Meiers does a thing; Duke Nukem makes an appearance, exactly as you remember him; social conspiracies are aired; eBay!; and a thing called "e-mail." All this and more in your unusually 90s-centric weekly app dump, after the jump.
There's a principle in psychology that says promising something and then taking it away is a bigger disappointment than not knowing about it in the first place. Vaporware is the epitome of this for gadgetheads.
When we last played the Duke Nukem series, it ran exclusively on German Enigma machines, which means that unless this teaser trailer showed graphics so far ahead of its league that it makes Crysis look like stick figure drawings, there's no way that anybody will be impressed. It's not that the graphics are horrible,…