Second Kickstarter for Eternal Darkness Sequel Ends Far Short of Goal

Shadow of the Eternals, the proposed spiritual successor to 2002's Eternal Darkness, fell well short of its Kickstarter funding goal for a second time. Despite a more modest target of $750,000, the project attracted less than half that amount, or $323,950. » 8/24/13 11:00am 8/24/13 11:00am

Shadow of the Eternals Stops Kickstarter, Plans to Restart It

The crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals, a sequel to Eternal Darkness, has been suspended, says Precursor games, the studio formed from the ashes of original developer Silicon Knights. Precursor says they'll "be re-launching the Kickstarter in just a few short weeks." » 6/04/13 4:21pm 6/04/13 4:21pm

Denis Dyack Finally Sounds Off On Our Article About Silicon Knights

Seven months after the publication of an article about the troubled development cycle of his studio’s last video game, Denis Dyack is finally sharing his views on the article. Naturally, we have some thoughts about his reply. » 5/20/13 7:00pm 5/20/13 7:00pm

Too Human Wiped From Existence on Xbox Live

In November, a federal judge made the breathtaking order that all copies of Too Human had to be destroyed by its creator, Silicon Knights, as part of a $4 million judgment awarded to Epic Games in a nasty six-year suit-and-countersuit court battle between the two. We now see that this extended also to digital copies… » 1/19/13 1:30pm 1/19/13 1:30pm

Silicon Knights Must Destroy Unsold Games

In 2007, Silicon Knights sued Epic over issues with the Unreal Engine (that it was unfinished and, thus, sabotaged Silicon Knights' work). Epic won the legal tussle earlier this year and was awarded US$4.45 million. The headaches for Silicon Knights don't end there. » 11/09/12 6:40am 11/09/12 6:40am

What Went Wrong With Silicon Knights' X-Men: Destiny?

Bad video games are released all the time. A raft of factors conspire to influence the quality of the outcome. Maybe tight deadlines are to blame. Or maybe the problems include inexperienced developers, incompetent project management, impossible publisher requests, funding concerns. It's a seemingly unavoidable fact… » 10/26/12 12:00pm 10/26/12 12:00pm

Epic Says Epic Has Won Lawsuit Battle With Silicon Knights [UPDATE:…

Epic, creators of the Unreal Engine, has prevailed in court against Silicon Knights, creators of Too Human who sued Epic in 2007 over issues with the engine (basically that it was supposedly unfinished and sabotaged their work). "Case over. Jury finds for Epic on all counts," Epic's Mark Rein just Tweeted. The case… » 5/30/12 1:56pm 5/30/12 1:56pm

Too Human is Worth, Oh, a Few Bucks, Says Judge

The great Silicon Knights-Epic Games slapfight is at last underway in a courtroom, but already a judge has suggested that even if the maker of Too Human wins, it could lose. He's said that the damages up for grabs are $1. » 5/23/12 10:00pm 5/23/12 10:00pm

Denis Dyack Claims Used Games Will Destroy Gaming

Secondhand games have been the bread and butter of retail chain GameStop for years, and the target of publishers' ire for just as long. Many consumers prefer not to pay the new retail price (a hefty $60, for most titles) for every game they play, and the system of selling and purchasing pre-owned discs works well for… » 3/28/12 4:30pm 3/28/12 4:30pm

Courtroom Setback in Epic Fight 'Tis a Flesh Wound, Says Silicon Knights

Much has been made of a recent ruling adverse to Silicon Knights in its long-running lawsuit with Epic Games, the Gears of War maker whose Unreal Engine was to have been the guts of 2008 flop Too Human. Basically, a judge tossed out an expert witness for Silicon Knights; he was going to give his estimates of the… » 1/05/12 6:00am 1/05/12 6:00am

Silicon Knights Cuts Half of Staff, Refocuses On "One Of Its Most…

Massive layoffs hit Too Human and X-Men: Destiny developer Silicon Knights last week, cutting the Canadian developer nearly in half after an unnamed publisher pulled out on a project the team was working on, the company told Kotaku. » 11/01/11 3:20pm 11/01/11 3:20pm

Rumor: Most Too Human Devs Given the Boot

A rumour on 1UP reckons that nearly 75% of the staff at Too Human developers Silicon Knights have been laid off, leaving only 25 at the studio which last worked on X-Men: Destiny. » 11/01/11 5:45am 11/01/11 5:45am

Should You Buy X-Men: Destiny? No.

X-Men: Destiny has been out on store shelves for a couple of weeks now, so for many of you this comes too late, but in case the New York Comic-Con gets you craving a little mutant-on-mutant violence, Multiple Fahey and his sidekick, Owen, are here to save the day with an untimely Gut Check. » 10/14/11 8:00pm 10/14/11 8:00pm

A Riotous Beginning for the New Mutants of X-Men: Destiny

How does one go from being a displaced teenager with a dickhead father one moment to being an unofficial member of the world's greatest mutant fighting force the next? Let's ask X-Men: Destiny. » 9/28/11 5:00pm 9/28/11 5:00pm

X-Men: Destiny Takes a Voice of Protest to the City by the Bay

San Francisco is a city long associated with rights movements, idealism, and rallies for peace, making it a useful backdrop for X-Men: Destiny. But Silicon Knights isn't planning on a Summer of Love when the game arrives this fall. » 7/21/11 8:30pm 7/21/11 8:30pm

X-Men Destiny Shows Off the Uglier Side of Marvel's Mutant Menace

The San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, making it the perfect time to parade out some ugly X-Men cosplayers, courtesy of Activision's X-Men Destiny. » 7/21/11 2:20pm 7/21/11 2:20pm

GameStop Wreaks Havok on the X-Men, Gives Spider-Man an Identity Crisis

With two Marvel superhero video games coming from Activision this fall, GameStop ransacks comic book continuity for fresh outfits to provide preorder customers of X-Men: Destiny and Spider-Man: Edge of Time. » 7/12/11 8:30pm 7/12/11 8:30pm

Meet Grant, X-Men: Destiny's Football Hero

Joining Aimi Yoshida as one of three new mutant characters in Silicon Knights' X-Men: Destiny, Grant is a jock hailing from Georgia whose only ambition is to become a football hero. He gets it half-right. » 5/20/11 2:20pm 5/20/11 2:20pm

"Social Gaming Is Going to Crash"

Game designer Denis Dyack, who labored on action game Too Human for years, thinks that social gaming is a bubble waiting to burst: "The trend that I see is it's probably going to be one of the biggest bubbles and explosions that our industry's seen in a long time and I think when it crashes it's going to crash very… » 5/12/11 5:00am 5/12/11 5:00am