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It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum.
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Originally Posted by theCanadian View Post
This article is basically just saying an hour is 60 minutes.

200 men * 8 hours * 22 days = 48 man months/month

(6000 man months)/(48 man months/month)=10.5 years.

Looks like an accurate time table to me.

I realize that the game wasn't worked on for 10.5 years straight, but how many video game programmers only work 9 to 5, 5 days a week. Probably zero.
6000 man months = 50 programmers working for 120 months (10 years).

If they only average making $50,000 a year per programmer, then the game would cost $25 million to make + overhead which could easily take it to $50 million plus. I hope they sell a lot of copies.
Edited by losttsol - 4/21/11 at 9:12pm
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They should have just gotten 180,000 people to work one day on Duke Nukem. It would have been done much more quickly.
A huge idea.....you are definitely a man ahead of his time. +1
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Were you old enough to play the original when it first came out? It was a pretty big deal back in the day.
...If balls of steel means nothing to him...then he is part of the newer generation, who haven't played the original tomb raider, and who havn't seen cheech and chong.
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Originally Posted by theCanadian View Post
This article is basically just saying an hour is 60 minutes.

200 men * 8 hours * 22 days = 48 man months/month

(6000 man months)/(48 man months/month)=10.5 years.

Looks like an accurate time table to me.

BTW, 6000 months is 4.4 million hours... not 1 million. Someone double compensated for the fact that people only work 8 hours a day.

I realize that the game wasn't worked on for 10.5 years straight, but how many video game programmers only work 9 to 5, 5 days a week. Probably zero.

LOL My teachers always said, 'Show units.'
wut?
this is why im in basic geometry.
    
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...If balls of steel means nothing to him...then he is part of the newer generation, who haven't played the original tomb raider, and who havn't seen cheech and chong.
I've played the original tomb raider, heard of cheech and chong(rap/hip-hop) but balls of steel might mean something to me but i didn't hear it from duke
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I've played the original tomb raider, heard of cheech and chong(rap/hip-hop) but balls of steel might mean something to me but i didn't hear it from duke
Duke still said it best.
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When's this coming out.
May 3rd
June 14th
July 28th
Sometime in August.
Hopefully by christmas.

Where can you pre order this?

Oops. Legal hassles.
http://www.lazygamer.net/womens-righ...nukem-forever/
Edited by Hephasteus - 4/21/11 at 10:33pm
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