Skip to 4:02 if you want to see the gameplay. This is footage was taken at a gaming convention in Amsterdam, and it shows the very first demo of the fabled piece of vaporware Duke Nukem Forever. I’ve read many play-by-play accounts of this demo, but this is the first glimpse I’ve actually gotten of it. And y’know, it looks pretty darn good for a game that’s been languishing in production hell for so many years. The graphics aren’t really noticeably dated, and the game looks like classic Duke. Between yesterday’s announcement of an official February 2011 release date for the game and this gameplay footage, I guess I’m going to have to accept that Duke Nukem Forever is actually going to be released. I never thought I’d see the day.