Following the loss of a counter-suit from Unreal Engine developers Epic Games, struggling Silicon Knights has been forced to recall and destroy several titles.
In 2007, Silicon Knights filed a lawsuit against Epic Games for failing to improve upon the engine that the company had spent significant money to license, essentially sabotaging the efforts of other developers to utilize this engine. Epic Games filed a counter-suit shortly after which accused Silicon Knights of deliberately copying the Unreal Engine code in order to create their own game engine, which was subsequently used to produce the games Too Human and X-Men Destiny, as well as within the yet to be released games The Box/Ritualyst, The Sandman, and Siren in the Maelstrom.
The courts, as you might have guessed, found in favour of Epic Games. On top of paying a settlement in the region of $9.2 million, Silicon Knights have been ordered to recall every unsold copy of Too Human and X-Men Destiny and destroy them. They must also destroy the existing code for their unreleased titles. The court has given them a deadline of December 21st to comply, by which point all copies of both games will be off the shelves permanently.
If you've ever wanted to play either title -- now's the time!
Watch this pair of gameplay videos showing off the different ways Dishonored can be played.
In the videos below, a couple of the co-creative directors from Dishonored play through a mission of the stealthy first-person-action game featuring main character Corvo Atano. Both videos showcase the same mission, but one displays a stealthy approach to the game, while the second video shows a more violent and less stealthy version of the game. In the video commentary, the co-creative directors mention that there are many ways to progress through missions in the game. When entering a building called The Golden Cat, they make it a point to say that there are at least 8 different ways to infiltrate the building. Breaking into buildings isn't the only part of Dishonored that offers choices to the player. Encounters with enemies can be dealt with a knife, a knock out, or even a sneaky maneuver that keeps Corvo out of sight. The videos below also show some of the unique abilities that Corvo Atano has at his disposal.
Dishonored is expected to release October 9 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Mass Effect 3 producer revealed on Twitter that future DLC will be available.
Mike Gamble, producer for Mass Effect 3, recently tweeted, "Would now be a good time to talk about how we're doing more DLC in the future?" After hinting at more DLC for Mass Effect 3, Gamble responded to himself in another tweet saying, "That was a trick question. We'll save the future DLC for future chats. Don't worry though...there's much more."
While no specific details were revealed, Mass Effect 3 fans will find comfort in knowing that the Extended Cut DLC will not be the last of the additions to the game. Drop by the GameWinners Forum to tell us what DLC you want to see.
DLC will be available for the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 to add Move functionality.
From developer Sixense comes brand new Portal 2 DLC, titled Portal 2 In Motion, exclusive for PS3 owners. This DLC will not only add PlayStation Move functionality, but it will also include new puzzles and features.
In the video below from GameTrailers, Josh bays, Director of Product Marketing at Sixense, talks about some of the fresh material being introduced in the DLC. One of the new impressive features is the ability to morph objects. Regular cubes in Portal 2 can now be used to make bridges, pillars, etc. Another great feature is the ability to move objects further away from you by reaching out with the Move remote. These features, along with a few other details, are in the video below, so take a look for yourself.
From the creators of Heavy Rain comes this new cinematic experience displayed at E3.
Beyond: Two Souls follows antagonist Jodie Holmes through 15 years of her life. The game focuses on the concept of death and the "beyond". More importantly, Jodie speaks to unseen being by the name of Ivan. Whether or not Ivan is dead has not been revealed.
The trailer below shows Jodie Holmes, portrayed by actress Ellen Page, being questioned in a police station. While Jodie doesn't say much, she does display some sort of supernatural power. Obviously there is something special about Jodie, but what is it exactly? Well, the trailer shows that she is special enough to cause a SWAT team to march into the police station where she is being held. In order to not spoil any details, here is the trailer, so you can witness it yourself. It is also worth noting that the facial graphics look very advanced and superb.