Monday, November 19, 2012
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!
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Posted by Apollo
on 11/19 at 06:07 PM
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Batman is bringing some pals along this time around
LEGO Batman took place in Gotham City which allowed you to only play as characters in related to the Batman series. This time, in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, you will have a larger roster of characters. Players will be able to take control of Batman characters, but they will also have the opportunity to use Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern to name a few. This large roster of available characters should bring nice variety and co-op experiences to gamers. Heroes aren't the only character being added to the game though. With the new heroes come villains such as Lex Luther from Superman, but the Joker is sure to make another appearance in the new game as well. Who knows? Maybe Lex Luther and the Joker will be working together to combine their evil powers.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is scheduled to release this Summer on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita.
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Posted by Nimbus
on 01/05 at 08:17 PM
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Sora's journey in Kingdom Hearts 2 has drawn to a close, and now a new tale is set to begin. Jiminy Cricket is looking over the journal he used to document his first adventure with Sora when he discovers a mysterious message. He didn't write it, so how on earth did it get there? King Mickey is determined to find out, so he and his friends decide to digitize the journal and delve into its deepest secrets. Inside this "datascape" dwells a second Sora who is about to embark on a grand adventure of his very own.
Posted by Al
on 10/07 at 11:22 AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Treyarch confirms the dead shall rise again in their latest production; Call of Duty: Black Ops.
"Zombies have been such a hit with our community that we were committed to bringing brand new zombie experiences to Call of Duty: Black Ops," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia in a press release. "We've taken extra special care to retain the essential ingredients of our Zombie game, and have also crafted a nice surprise for the fans."
It has also been confirmed not to long ago that CoD fans that purchase the Hardened or Prestige editions of the game, the original four zombie maps from it's predecessor CoD: World at War included in the game when it launches.
Source: @Gamer headlines/Twitter
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Posted by Cody
on 09/29 at 01:20 PM
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Visit the Isshu Region and venture onto the center island where new and legendary Pokemon wait for their new masters. The two powerful Pokemon you can tame in these latest versions are the white, fire breathing Reshiram in Pokemon Black and the black electric user Zekrom in Pokemon White.
Pokemon Black and White connects all the games in the series and brings you even more fun. Aside from Reshiram and Zekrom, you can meet Pokemon with new associations such as the dream controller Muna and the earthquake making Meguroko. Be sure to catch'em all and build your dream team.
Hiyun City is trendy and ultra-modern, explore it as the smart and cool protagonist. Get new Pokemon balls and tools in the Pokemon Centers. You can also get drinks from the handy vending machines around the corner of every street.
There are more 3D graphics and dynamic camera movements to give you the full view of the city, your Pokemon and your enemies. Invite your friends into the game and show off your collection. If you want to connect to the players from other areas, you can upload your game data onto the internet and see if anyone could beat your records.
Posted by Al
on 09/18 at 12:49 PM