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
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
A new sequel for the Disney's Epic Mickey video game may be on its way
At this point, it seems that any relevant evidence of the game's existence has been pulled from sources. However, an article from StitchKingdom.com, a site dealing with Disney related news and information, suggests that Disney said in a official newsletter that Epic Mickey 2 was on its way. Disney may have added that in the newsletter as an accident, because now the information is gone. So, don't we still have that article from StitchKingdom.com? Nope. The article has been pulled from the web as well. A GameInformer article mentions that they saw the important information before it was completely erased. The information provided suggests that the Disney Newsletter says:
Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and is pulled back into a world filled with Disneys forgotten characters. Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time players can also choose 2-player split screen mode. In the 2 player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Җ Walt Disneys first cartoon star Җ with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and change the end of the game!
This information suggests a few very interesting details. First of all, the game might be multi-platform. The first Epic Mickey game was a Nintendo Wii exclusive, so Epic Mickey 2 would get in the hands of more gamers this time around. Also, this new sequel will feature a co-op option. Other missing parts of the newsletter suggest that the game will come out around Fall 2012.
If this game is actually happening, then a official confirmation will most likely be posted soon.
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Posted by Nimbus
on 01/03 at 08:34 PM
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
According to the yearly simulation done before the Super Bowl, the Steelers will be the victors of Super Bowl XLV.
In a simulated clash between the Steelers and the Packers, EA Sports' Madden 2011 determined that the Steelers will win the game by a score of 24-20. Going into the final quarter, Pittsburgh was up 17-13. Aaron Rodgers brought his team downfield to score a touchdown, putting the pressure on Big Ben and the Steelers. Roethlisberger passed for a final touchdown pass with under a minute and a half left. The Super Bowl MVP was predicted to be Wide Receiver Mike Wallace the MVP, for having over 100 yards and a touchdown. Surprisingly, this simulation has correctly predicted 6 out of the last 7 Super Bowls correctly.
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In this article, I take a look at the new multiplayer maps released as DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops
Posted by Spiner202
on 02/02 at 03:44 PM
On 2/1, Treyarch released four new multiplayer maps and one new map for Nazi Zombies for Call of Duty: Black Ops, their record-breaking first person shooter. Costing 1200 Microsoft points for those on Xbox 360, the maps are titled Berlin Wall, Discovery, Kowloon and Stadium.
Berlin Wall, naturally, is stationed at the divide of East and West Germany, complete with a "No Man's Land" area. Discovery is another snow-based map with several choke points for those who enjoy fast-paced action. Kowloon is based on a level from the campaign mode and continues Treyarch's quest for interactive gaming with two zip wires, which allow players to travel quickly from one destination to another, although leaving them vulnerable for attack by those scouring said areas for kills. Stadium is exactly how it sounds. A sports stadium, based on a New York ice hockey arena.
Want to know more? The video below, courtesy of oiGamingx, gives a brief overview of the maps for you.
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Posted by Northern Lights
on 02/02 at 02:46 PM