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8:00 AM on 01.13.2014

Silicon Knights loses appeal against Epic Games

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...

Chris Carter


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2:30 PM on 07.29.2013

Is Eternal Darkness coming to the Wii U eShop?

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...

Tony Ponce



Precursor employee arrested for child porn possession photo
Precursor employee arrested for child porn possession
by Tony Ponce

[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 response. But I understand that my personal thoughts should be left for another time and place.]

Shadow of the Eternals studio Precursor Games was hit by a major bomb yesterday when it was learned that one of the studio's own was arrested on charges of child pornography possession. Kenneth McCulloch of St. Catharines, Ontario, had his house raided following an investigation that dated back to April. A "significant" number of computers and hardware were seized and McCulloch placed in custody.

McCulloch had been with Precursor ever since the team was still running wild as Silicon Knights. Obviously, he no longer works there -- CEO Paul Caporicci made that crystal clear in a forum post last night, while all other evidence of McCulloch's association with the company has been erased as though he never existed.

How this will effect the development of Shadow of the Eternals is a worry for another day. For now, a man's career is pretty much over.

CRIME: St. Catharines man facing child pornography charges [Bulletin News Niagra] (Thanks for the tip, Ocho)

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6:00 PM on 06.04.2013

Precursor will retool its Shadow of the Eternals pitch

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...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 05.20.2013

Denis Dyack promises he isn't scamming you

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...

Chris Carter

12:15 PM on 05.10.2013

Silicon Knights still alive, continuing to fight Epic

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 ...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Eternal Darkness successor kicks off funding campaign

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...

Kyle MacGregor

3:45 PM on 05.03.2013

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

[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...

Kyle MacGregor

4:45 PM on 01.18.2013

Too Human pulled from Xbox Live marketplace

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...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 11.09.2012

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

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...

Max Scoville

8:00 AM on 11.09.2012

Silicon Knights to recall and destroy its Unreal 3 games

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...

Jim Sterling





8:00 PM on 05.30.2012

Epic victorious in drawn out suit from Silicon Knights

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 AM on 03.28.2012

Dyack: used games threaten the industry as we know it

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...

Jim Sterling

5:30 PM on 01.02.2012

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

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...

Bill Zoeker

2:30 PM on 11.08.2011

Raccoon Rising coming to iOS platforms next week

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...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: X-Men: Destiny photo
Review: X-Men: Destiny
by 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-Man has been holding up Marvel's end with the well received Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

With X-Men: Destiny, Silicon Knights hopes to follow up on these triumphs by giving the X-Men a game to be proud of. 

Silicon Knights did not succeed.

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