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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
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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

Denis Dyack thinks Heavy Rain could be 'fantastic'


Jul 16
Outspoken Too Human developer Denis Dyack has revealed that he has high hopes for Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain, believing that if it overcomes its potential pitfalls, it could be a brilliant title. "They're really trying t... read

Silicon Knights gets a VP, hands sharp swords to employees


Feb 09
Silicon Knights has hired financial sector veteran Michael Mays as the company’s new vice president. Mays now has the extraordinary job of working intimately with the company’s outspoken president and founder Deni... read

Silicon Knights lays off 26 employees who were not against Too Human


Oct 06
Today, Silicon Knights, developer of Eternal Darkness and workplace of the very outspoken Dennis Dyack, laid off 26 employees. Silicon Knights released an official statement citing “attrition” as the reason the cu... read

People not called Denis Dyack talk about Denis Dyack


Aug 28
Denis Dyack has done a good job of making himself more talked about than his videogame, and as a result has become a figure of fun and contempt in recent weeks. MTV Multiplayer requested an interview with Silicon Knights staf... read






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