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Silicon Knights loses appeal against Epic Games


They were previously ordered to pay Epic $9.2 million
Jan 13
If you haven't been following the Silicon Knights vs. Epic Games Saga, it hasn't been pretty. A North Carolina court ordered Silicon Knights to pay Epic Games millions ($4.5m in damages, and $4.7 in court fees), after a faile... read
Eternal Darkness

Is Eternal Darkness coming to the Wii U eShop?


Nintendo filed a new trademark mentioning "downloadable electronic game software"
Jul 29
Precursor Games, a.k.a. the ghost of Silicon Knights, is still trying to get Shadow of the Eternals off the ground, hoping to attract Kickstarter backers with the promise of David Hayter's gravelly pipes. However you feel tow... read
[Editor's note: In light of some of the commenters' statements, I have slightly revised some of the wording of the original article so as to tone down my gut reactions. It's a topic I feel very strongly about, hence my respon... read feature

Shadow of the Eternals

Precursor will retool its Shadow of the Eternals pitch


Kickstarter campaign to be temporarily shut down
Jun 04
The progress Precursor Games has made toward successfully funding Shadow of the Eternals has not been happening at the kind of rate that inspires much confidence. With two weeks left to go on the Kickstarter front, the studio... read
Denis Dyack

Denis Dyack promises he isn't scamming you


Dyack creates a 30 minute video asking you to trust him
May 20
Last year, Kotaku ran an article that blew the downfall of Silicon Knights situation wide open. The article in question is here, titled "What Went Wrong With Silicon Knights' X-Men: Destiny?" In it, Kotaku goes over what the... read
Silicon Knights

Silicon Knights still alive, continuing to fight Epic


Eternal Darkness studio still hanging on by a thread
May 10
Silicon Knights claims to be alive and kicking following its legal battles with Epic Games. The Eternal Darkness and Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes developer is in the process of licking its wounds after receiving an order to ... read
Shadow of the Eternals

Eternal Darkness successor kicks off funding campaign


Precursor Games discusses Shadow of the Eternals
May 06
The crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of Eternals, the long-awaited spiritual sequel to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, has begun. The title is being developed by Precursor Games, a new studio formed last year from the as... read
Eternal Darkness

Eternal Darkness successor coming to Wii U, PC (Update)


Crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals to kick off next week
May 03
[Update: According to IGN, Shadow of the Eternals will consist of twelve episodic releases for Wii U and PC. Precursor Games is seeking $1,500,000 to fund the project.] More than ten years later, a spiritual successor t... read

Too Human pulled from Xbox Live marketplace


Demos and themes also gone
Jan 18
Twitter let us know today that Silicon Knights' title Too Human disappeared from the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace today. Actually, everything related is also missing, including the demo, themes, and gamer pics.  Where di... read

The DTOID Show: GTA V, Elder Scrolls Online & Navy SEALs


Plus: RIP X-Men Destiny
Nov 09
Here's today's action-packed Destructoid Show! Bethesda has released a big ol' video about The Elder Scrolls Online, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is allowing the internet teenagers to livestream their online gun-shooting right f... read

Silicon Knights to recall and destroy its Unreal 3 games


Too Human, X-Men: Destiny, and more to be culled
Nov 09
Following Silicon Knights' lost legal battle against Epic Games, it has been revealed (via GAF) that the perpetually unlucky studio has been ordered to recall and destroy all unsold copies of its Unreal 3-coded games.  T... read

Epic victorious in drawn out suit from Silicon Knights


May 30
After a protracted legal battle lasting five years, a North Carolina court has closed the book on a suit brought forth by Silicon Knights against Epic Games, alleging that the developer of Unreal Engine 3 competed unfairly by... read

Dyack: used games threaten the industry as we know it


Mar 28
Not long after David Braben had his semi-annual whinge about used games, Denis Dyack has joined the party and declared that used games will destroy the videogame industry as we know it. Sigh.  "I would argue that used ga... read

Live show: Mash Tactics battles through X-Men: Destiny


Jan 02
Today, Mash Tactics is joining the fight for mutant rights in X-Men: Destiny. Destiny has received some heavy criticism, but surely it has plenty to offer a couple of comic book fans like Carnage and Wesley. Tune in and see w... read

Raccoon Rising coming to iOS platforms next week


Nov 08
Raccoons are pretty much the best animal ever and it's a shame that so few games feature the little guys. If Tom Nook and Sly Cooper just aren't cutting it for you anymore, former-Silicon Knights producer Erik Peterson's... read
 
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Review: X-Men: Destiny

Sep 30 // Jim Sterling
Comic book videogames have enjoyed varying degrees of quality over the years, but their stock has rarely been higher than now. Batman: Arkham Asylum and the upcoming Batman: Arkham City are critically acclaimed, while Spider-... read feature

X-Men: Destiny gets launch trailer (it's out tomorrow)


Sep 26
Activision is preparing to launch X-Men: Destiny across North America tomorrow, and has released a trailer today! How's that for a wacky coincidence? If you're not in the know, Destiny is an action/RPG from the fine folks at... read

X-Men: Destiny behind-the-scenes trailer feat. Stan Lee


Sep 08
Silicon Knights have released a behind-the-scenes video of X-Men: Destiny with interview segments featuring Stan Lee. X-Men: Destiny will be the developer's first released game since Too Human back in 2008. It also shows off... read
Activision showed off X-Men Destiny last night at a preview event. It's probably the first X-Men game where you'll start out as a total nobody. But what's neat about Silicon Knights' upcoming title is that you have the opportunity to make a nobody a real somebody by shaping their mutant powers and alliances.  Read on for our preview of X-Men Destiny. read feature

Dyack: Mobile apps are hurting game industry


May 19
Silicon Knights' Denis Dyack has criticized the mobile gaming market, stating that 17,000 "Fart" applications and an average gross of $700 per title could do harm to the game industry as a whole.  “As an example, m... read

Dyack: Facebook/Social gaming will crash very hard


May 11
Silicon Knights visionary Denis Dyack has criticized social gaming as found on networks like Facebook, accusing the medium of harming traditional games and predicting that the whole concept is going to crash harder than Too H... read

Silicon Knights intends to finish Too Human trilogy


May 03
The saga of Too Human, Silicon Knights' Norse-mythology-meets-sci-fi RPG which spent ten years in development hell only to receive a cool reception upon release, may not be over. In a recent interview with IndustryGamers, CEO... read

Introducing X-Men: Destiny's Aimi Yoshida


Mar 24
Considering it's being developed by a well-known developer (Silicon Knights) and is based on a popular comic book franchise, we certainly haven't heard much about X-Men: Destiny. Maybe that's about to change, starting with th... read

First X-Men: Destiny screens leak out


Jan 17
The first images of Silicon Knight's upcoming action title, X-Men: Destiny, have leaked onto the Internet by way of a YouTube video. Oh, Internet -- you so crazy! According to early details of the game, players will choose f... read

Silicon Knights' X-Men: Destiny first details


Jan 11
Silicon Knights has been very quiet since the release of Too Human, but the studio has reared its head in an upcoming issue of Official Xbox Magazine, bringing some details of its next title, X-Men: Destiny.  Naturally, ... read

Silicon Knights' X-Men: Destiny teased


Dec 10
X-Men: Destiny was announced earlier this year, and I somehow missed that it was being developed by Too Human and Eternal Darkness developer Silicon Knights. Well... it is!Not content with all of its big VGA reveals, Spike an... read

Silicon Knights' The Box surfaces yet again


Nov 30
Rumors of a Silicon Knights-developed game named The Box have been making the rounds long before Too Human hit the Xbox 360. And there’s no real reason to toss the possibility aside yet, especially in light of the game&... read

Dyack says 2009 is the end of the videogame 'golden age'


Aug 18
Everybody is currently feasting upon cloud computing's nuts at the moment, with services such as OnLive promising a streaming videogame experience that could change the world forever. Dyack is a firm believer in the power of ... read

Silicon Knights 'working on several exciting projects'


Jul 28
Silicon Knights, last seem dividing the videogame community over its much-hyped Too Human, have been relatively quiet lately. Until recently, when a potential upcoming title -- Siren in the Maelstrom -- was revealed by Telefi... read

Rumortoid: Silicon Knights making Sirens in the Maelstrom


Jul 25
As we discussed last week, genius supercompany Silicon Knights has been looking for a new game to followup the critical acclaim and genre-defining success of Too Human. While it was believed that this meant Too Human 2: Look ... read

Job advertisement smells like Too Human 2 development


Jul 22
If a recent ad posting on Gamasutra is to be believed, Silicon Knights is looking for fresh talent to work on a game, and that game may very well be Too Human 2. So far, all the world's babies have not cried out in tandem, so... read

Dyack: Too many games, not enough customers


Jul 17
Denis Dyack has been having a good old moan about the state of the industry, claiming that too many games are being made, and that consumers are in danger of being overwhelmed if we don't embrace a "single platform."... read






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