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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 failed lawsuit by SK...   read

 
 
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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 towards Shadow of ...   read

 
 
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Precursor in the hot seat

Precursor employee arrested for child porn possession

[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 under...   read

 
 
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Shadow of the Eternals

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 has decided to...   read

 
 
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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 they've learned fr...   read

 
 
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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 pay $4.45 milli...   read

 
 
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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 ashes of Silicon ...   read

 
 
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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 to Eternal Darkn...   read

 
 
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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 did they go? Well...   read

 
 
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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 from their gamin...   read

 
 


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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.  The games due fo...   read

 
 
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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 using funds fr...   read

 
 
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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 games actually in...   read

 
 
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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 which meta-human...   read

 
 
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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 new studio Rom...   read

 
 
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Review: X-Men: Destiny

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 ho...   read

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

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 Silicon Knight...   read

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

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 a fair amount ...   read

 
 
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SDCC: Hands-on with X-Men Destiny

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...   read

 
 
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Dyack: Mobile apps are hurting game industry

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, my understanding...   read

 
 
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Dyack: Facebook/Social gaming will crash very hard

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 Human.  "It...   read

 
 
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Silicon Knights intends to finish Too Human trilogy

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 Denis Dyack ha...   read

 
 
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Introducing X-Men: Destiny's Aimi Yoshida

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 the reveal of one...   read

 
 
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First X-Men: Destiny screens leak out

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 from one of thre...   read

 
 
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Silicon Knights' X-Men: Destiny first details

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, you want your i...   read

 
 
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