by Mike Masnick
Thu, Dec 20th 2007 11:56am
For years, Wired has offered up an annual "vaporware" list -- and there have been a few products that always seem to make the list. There was the oh-so-aptly-named "Phantom" gaming console, but that company finally just disappeared completely. However, the granddaddy of all vaporware, which has dominated the list over and over and over again for years has been the video game Duke Nukem Forever... and it comes as no surprise that it takes the top spot, once again. The game, of course, was supposed to have been released in early 1998, so we're pushing 10 years late here. At one point, Wired even gave it a "Lifetime Achievement Award" in order to get it off the list. That was for 2003. Since then, the game's stature as Vaporware extraordinaire has only grown, forcing Wired to put it back on the list -- in its rightful spot at the top. Of course, expecting this, the company behind the game has actually released a trailer for the game... which doesn't mean much. Either way, i'm betting that there are a lot of folks who'd prefer that this game remain in perpetual vaporware. It seems a lot more fun that way.
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