Activision's slew of uninspiring, but not altogether awful, Marvel games have vanished from digital sale (not physical sale) on Steam, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
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Controversial former Silicon Knights chief Denis Dyack has apologised for the poor quality of X-Men: Destiny.
Eternal Darkness and Too Human developer Silicon Knights is "definitely alive," despite Epic Games' $4.45 million dollar lawsuit against the studio for Unreal Engine 3 licensing fees that resulted in all copies of Too Human and X-Men: Destiny to be recalled.
After Canadian developer Silicon Knights lost its legal battle against Epic Games over the use of the Unreal Engine earlier this year it was ordered to destroy all games it built with the tech, it's emerged.
If second-hand/pre-owned/used game sales continue unabated, our industry will "cannibalise" itself, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack believes.
Too Human developer Silicon Knights has confirmed reports of a drastic set of redundancies at the studio.
CFO Mike Mays told the Financial Post that it has shed 45 employees, leaving just under 40 staff on the payroll.
Mays cited a cancelled project for Activision as the reason behind the cut-backs.
A round of redundancies has hit Denis Dyack's Silicon Knights studio, reducing the payroll from nearly 100 down to just 25, according to a 1Up report.
"Crops dying. Earthquakes. Floods. The economy collapsed because of all those natural disasters," an anchorman states with gravitas at the start of X-Men: Destiny.
I'm going to postulate that "all those natural disasters" also include people vanishing after getting knocked out, invisible walls spawning throughout the city and the fabric of time moving in choppy spurts. On a technical level, X-Men: Destiny - from Too Human developer Silicon Knights - is shockingly dated.
The blocky character models, stiff animations, 2D explosions that wouldn't look out of place on the PS1 and stodgy controls are on par with those in budget titles like Deadly Premonition and Earth Defense Force: 2017. The voice-acting includes a character switching accents from Southern US to French to Jamaican in the span of a sentence. I even encountered a bug where Wolverine's claws were supposed to be drawn during a cut-scene, but weren't - and don't get me started on not being able to skip dialogue. That such abysmal issues are glaringly obvious in a full-price game from 2011 not starring Duke Nukem is astonishing.
EA Sports' annual football giant FIFA 12 lands this week for every platform under the sun. Versions for 3DS, DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 arrive in an otherwise quiet week for retail releases, as other titles stay clear of the beautiful game.
With actor chappie Scott Porter.
With actress, reality TV star Jamie Chung.
Willow star Val Kilmer is the voice of Alchemax scientist Walker Sloan in Spider-Man: Edge of Time, Activision has announced.
From Too Human dev, X-Men: Legacy scribe.
See Silicon Knights' take on the Marvel team.
The swamp of tacky iOS games is "eroding" the overall quality of the entire handheld market, reckons Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack - the App Store is causing "dramatic disruption".
Mag scans of Silicon Knights' latest.
Who will you pick?
A new trailer for X-Men Destiny has gone live, offering a first glimpse of what to expect from Silicon Knights' forthcoming superhero tie-in.
Too Human and Eternal Darkness creator Silicon Knights is the developer behind X-Men: Destiny.