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Anything (usually software, but can be anything) that is promoted and marketed without ever actually being produced.
When I started Vaporware Records, I did so with the idea of never making an album but starting chaos none the less.
by Denis Baldwin June 04, 2004
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A stupid person; it refers to the lack of surface area on an individual's brain. The general thought is that the more surface area (wrinkles, creases, etc.) a brain has, the smarter the person is. Conversely, a person with a smooth brain (no wrinkles) has less surface area and would therefore be stupid.
That fucking smooth brain put his shirt on backwards again...

That smooth brain is dumber than a pile of shit.
by Tip Tank May 14, 2011
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When a company tries to sell you a product that doesn’t currently exist. But it is β€œcoming soon.” Very rarely does it actually ever materialize.
Show me what you actually have, I don’t buy vaporware.
by Lawdg January 18, 2018
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Software that has been delayed so long that it will never be released.
Duke Nukem Forever was first to be made on the Quake engine, then the Quake 2 engine, then the Unreal Engine, then the Unreal warfare engine, its six years past its release date... face it, its never coming out.
by Kommando July 08, 2004
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Vaporware is usually related to a game, such as Duke Nukem Forever, that is always talked about and hyped but never actually completed.
by wunderbred April 09, 2003
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A game/software/thing that does not exist but is being matketed.
Once in a Blue-Moon-Celestial-Aligment-Full-Moon-Good-Luck-Day it may have a
1 in 1 Trilion chance of being produced.
Example: Half-Life 3
_Dammit Gaben._
_Y no Half-Life 3 tho?_
_Because it's vaporware._

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by SCP-NEET GOD May 28, 2019
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computer software that is announced but does not yet exist due to being stuck in development or being canceled all together
Duke Nukem Forever has become an infamous example of vaporware.
by The Return of Light Joker August 26, 2008
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