Hi. I'm Dana. I'm the reviews editor. You don't see me much around here, because a lot of what I do is behind the scenes, but, I'm here to address the issue that everyone has been on pins and needles about: Where is G4's Duke Nukem Review? The answer is, it's coming next week. Tuesday, June 21st to be exact.
Listen, here's the deal. Sometimes, publishers send us early copies of games and sometimes they don't. It all depends on their timeline, and games come early or late for a variety of reasons. The only thing those reasons have in common is that there's nothing we can do to change them.
It's great when companies can arrange to get us games early, because then we get the opportunity to do a thorough playthrough of the game, and still have time to write and publish a review concurrent with the release of the game; however, when we don't get a game early, we still have an obligation to do a thorough playthrough, even if that means posting our review after release.
Unfortunately, we didn't end up getting our copies of Duke Nukem Forever until release day (June 14th), and in the spirit of bringing you a complete and well-rounded opinion on the game, we have given the reviewer a full week to work on the review. We could have rushed it, via a marathon session, but we opted to try and give Duke a fair shake, and that's pushed back publishing our review.
So, in summary, look for our Duke Nukem Review to go up this Tuesday, June 21st.
Also, there was probably a joke about waiting years and years for this game to come out, and how it makes waiting a week for the review seem insignificant, but let's just pretend like I made it and everyone will be happy.