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Silicon Knights loses appeal against Epic Games, $9.2 million judgment upheld

Epic Games has prevailed in an appeal case brought to court by Silicon Knights, which was ordered by a North Carolina federal judge in 2012 to pay $9.2 million to the Gears of wars developers for copying code contained in Unreal Engine 3.

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Too Human headlines

  • The story of NeoGAF part two: scandal and control

    Alex Donaldson continues his discussion with NeoGAF owner Tyler Malka, where they discuss the site’s often volatile relationship with the industry. Oh, hello there Denis Dyack.

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  • Too Human has been pulled from the Xbox Live Marketplace

    Too Human, the 2008 Xbox 360 exclusive from Silicon Knights, has been pulled from the Xbox Live Marketplace as part of a November court order to recall and destroy every unsold copy of Too Human and X-Men: Destiny.

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  • Silicon Knights to appeal Epic ruling

    Too Human developer Silicon Knights will continue to pursue its suit against Epic following a ruling which favoured the Unreal Engine maker.

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  • Silicon Knights boss "looking forward" to airing Epic's "misconduct" in court

    A court judge has dismissed the expert testimony of an accountant Silicon Knights recruited to help solidify its case against Epic Games. In response, the firm’s Denis Dyack said the dismissal would be “one of the few rulings that Epic can say went their way.”

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  • Silicon Knights: We "intend to finish" the Too Human trilogy

    Looks like Two Human, Too Furious isn’t six-feet under after all.

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  • US court allows Silicon Knights to sue Epic over claims of incomplete Unreal Engine 3

    The courts have given the go ahead in a suit filed by Silicon Knights against Epic over Unreal Engine 3 licensing. The original complaint, filed back in 2007, claims Epic “defrauded” the firm by claiming the source code for UR3 was more complete than it actually was.

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  • Report - GTA IV is the most expensive game ever made

    According to a report from Digital Battle, Grand Theft Auto IV is the most expensive game ever made.

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  • Silicon Knights lays off 26

    According to this Joystiq report, Silicon Knights has laid off 26 staff today as the studio reshuffled its size in preparation for “several new and exciting” projects. Before the downsize, the company totalled just over 180 employees. “Silicon Knights is currently working on several new and exciting games that will be announced to the public […]

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  • Molyneux on Too Human: "There was something slightly off about it"

    Too Human, eh? Peter Molyneux played it a bit and thought there wasn’t something quite right about it, as he told Joystiq. “In the end, I think with Too Human… it has some gems in there, but they’re hard to find,” he said. Again, I didn’t play it for terribly long. I quite like the […]

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  • Dyack: EVE's better than WoW

    Speaking to VG247 in London recently, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack said that, in his opinion, EVE Online’s better than World of Warcraft. It’s an RPG developer MMO face-off, kids. “I used to,” said Dyack when asked if he played World of Warcraft. “I pulled myself off… Within four weeks I was at level 57, […]

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  • X3F visits Silicon Knights, takes photos

    X3F’s been to Canada for a chat with Denis Dyack at Silicon Knights, done some filming and taken some pictures. It’s good shit, yo. See it all here. It’s going to be in four parts, apparently. Take a look.

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  • Dyack banned from NeoGAF after "worst forum" comments

    After telling videogaming247 the reason he chose to challenge NeoGAF over negative comments towards Too Human was because the forum was “the worst” of it’s kind, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack now finds himself banned from the site. GAF moderator EviLore wrote this angry response: As Confucius once said, “the photoshop cat juggles a ball […]

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  • Microsoft excited by Too Human trilogy

    Speaking with MCV, Microsoft’s head of gaming and entertainment, Stephen McGill, has said that MS “very excited” by a Too Human trilogy. “Microsoft Game Studios and Silicon Knights are committed to finishing the first instalment, but Too Human is an overarching epic with a rich and vast game universe that cannot be told in one […]

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  • Dyack confirms work “underway” on Too Human 2 and 3 as well as “other games in the pipe”

    Speaking to VG247, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has confirmed that work has begun on both a second and third Too Human game, as well as revealing new, unannounced projects in the works at the Canadian developer. “We do,” he said when asked if the firm’s working on games other than Too Human. “They’re unannounced. […]

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  • Dyack: I posted on NeoGAF because it’s “the worst forum”

    Speaking to VG247, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has spoken out about his public feud with NeoGAF, saying that he wanted to make an example of the effects of negative forums and picked the site because he considers it to be “the worst” of its kind. “NeoGAF is considered to be the worst, and I […]

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  • Dyack says talk of PC Too Human is “not true”

    Speaking to VG247, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has confirmed that no PC version of Too Human is currently in the works, despite talk to the contrary. “It’s a rumour, it’s not true,” he said. “We have no plans for a PC version right now.” A PC version was speculated on after the Australian OFLC […]

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  • Too Human reviews hit, internet says it's "OK"

    Joystiq’s put together a montage of the first Too Human reviews, and all indications are that you should be buying it if you really, really love levelling a character and getting a bigger sword. GamePro (4/5) “Here’s an Xbox 360 exclusive that proudly wears its lofty ambitions on its sleeves, and yet sometimes seems bent […]

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  • Too Human could "change the world" of Niagara

    It isn’t just a controversial videogame: according to Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack, Too Human could make a difference to the entire area surrounding the developer. “If Too Human does what we expect it will, then it can change the world for St Catharines and Niagara,” he told the St Catharines Standard. “I’ve said this […]

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  • Epic has "defrauded us, and a major portion of this industry," says Dyack

    Speaking to Develop, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack’s claimed that the company’s legal battle with Epic is based on the fact the latter defrauding a bunch of companies in the industry. Ow. “Well the trial is proceeding, we feel really good about our claims, and we’re hopeful that justice will be done,” he said. “We […]

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Too Human Latest

  • Silicon Knights loses appeal against Epic Games, $9.2 million judgment upheld

    Epic Games has prevailed in an appeal case brought to court by Silicon Knights, which was ordered by a North Carolina federal judge in 2012 to pay $9.2 million to the Gears of wars developers for copying code contained in Unreal Engine 3.

  • The story of NeoGAF part two: scandal and control

    Alex Donaldson continues his discussion with NeoGAF owner Tyler Malka, where they discuss the site’s often volatile relationship with the industry. Oh, hello there Denis Dyack.

  • Too Human has been pulled from the Xbox Live Marketplace

    Too Human, the 2008 Xbox 360 exclusive from Silicon Knights, has been pulled from the Xbox Live Marketplace as part of a November court order to recall and destroy every unsold copy of Too Human and X-Men: Destiny.

  • Silicon Knights to appeal Epic ruling

    Too Human developer Silicon Knights will continue to pursue its suit against Epic following a ruling which favoured the Unreal Engine maker.

  • Silicon Knights boss “looking forward” to airing Epic’s “misconduct” in court

    A court judge has dismissed the expert testimony of an accountant Silicon Knights recruited to help solidify its case against Epic Games. In response, the firm’s Denis Dyack said the dismissal would be “one of the few rulings that Epic can say went their way.”

  • Silicon Knights: We “intend to finish” the Too Human trilogy

    Looks like Two Human, Too Furious isn’t six-feet under after all.

  • US court allows Silicon Knights to sue Epic over claims of incomplete Unreal Engine 3

    The courts have given the go ahead in a suit filed by Silicon Knights against Epic over Unreal Engine 3 licensing. The original complaint, filed back in 2007, claims Epic “defrauded” the firm by claiming the source code for UR3 was more complete than it actually was.

  • Report – GTA IV is the most expensive game ever made

    According to a report from Digital Battle, Grand Theft Auto IV is the most expensive game ever made.

  • Silicon Knights lays off 26

    According to this Joystiq report, Silicon Knights has laid off 26 staff today as the studio reshuffled its size in preparation for “several new and exciting” projects. Before the downsize, the company totalled just over 180 employees. “Silicon Knights is currently working on several new and exciting games that will be announced to the public […]

  • Molyneux on Too Human: “There was something slightly off about it”

    Too Human, eh? Peter Molyneux played it a bit and thought there wasn’t something quite right about it, as he told Joystiq. “In the end, I think with Too Human… it has some gems in there, but they’re hard to find,” he said. Again, I didn’t play it for terribly long. I quite like the […]

  • Dyack: EVE’s better than WoW

    Speaking to VG247 in London recently, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack said that, in his opinion, EVE Online’s better than World of Warcraft. It’s an RPG developer MMO face-off, kids. “I used to,” said Dyack when asked if he played World of Warcraft. “I pulled myself off… Within four weeks I was at level 57, […]

  • X3F visits Silicon Knights, takes photos

    X3F’s been to Canada for a chat with Denis Dyack at Silicon Knights, done some filming and taken some pictures. It’s good shit, yo. See it all here. It’s going to be in four parts, apparently. Take a look.

  • Dyack banned from NeoGAF after “worst forum” comments

    After telling videogaming247 the reason he chose to challenge NeoGAF over negative comments towards Too Human was because the forum was “the worst” of it’s kind, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack now finds himself banned from the site. GAF moderator EviLore wrote this angry response: As Confucius once said, “the photoshop cat juggles a ball […]

  • Microsoft excited by Too Human trilogy

    Speaking with MCV, Microsoft’s head of gaming and entertainment, Stephen McGill, has said that MS “very excited” by a Too Human trilogy. “Microsoft Game Studios and Silicon Knights are committed to finishing the first instalment, but Too Human is an overarching epic with a rich and vast game universe that cannot be told in one […]

  • Dyack confirms work “underway” on Too Human 2 and 3 as well as “other games in the pipe”

    Speaking to VG247, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has confirmed that work has begun on both a second and third Too Human game, as well as revealing new, unannounced projects in the works at the Canadian developer. “We do,” he said when asked if the firm’s working on games other than Too Human. “They’re unannounced. […]

  • Dyack: I posted on NeoGAF because it’s “the worst forum”

    Speaking to VG247, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has spoken out about his public feud with NeoGAF, saying that he wanted to make an example of the effects of negative forums and picked the site because he considers it to be “the worst” of its kind. “NeoGAF is considered to be the worst, and I […]

  • Dyack says talk of PC Too Human is “not true”

    Speaking to VG247, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has confirmed that no PC version of Too Human is currently in the works, despite talk to the contrary. “It’s a rumour, it’s not true,” he said. “We have no plans for a PC version right now.” A PC version was speculated on after the Australian OFLC […]

  • Too Human reviews hit, internet says it’s “OK”

    Joystiq’s put together a montage of the first Too Human reviews, and all indications are that you should be buying it if you really, really love levelling a character and getting a bigger sword. GamePro (4/5) “Here’s an Xbox 360 exclusive that proudly wears its lofty ambitions on its sleeves, and yet sometimes seems bent […]

  • Too Human could “change the world” of Niagara

    It isn’t just a controversial videogame: according to Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack, Too Human could make a difference to the entire area surrounding the developer. “If Too Human does what we expect it will, then it can change the world for St Catharines and Niagara,” he told the St Catharines Standard. “I’ve said this […]

  • Epic has “defrauded us, and a major portion of this industry,” says Dyack

    Speaking to Develop, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack’s claimed that the company’s legal battle with Epic is based on the fact the latter defrauding a bunch of companies in the industry. Ow. “Well the trial is proceeding, we feel really good about our claims, and we’re hopeful that justice will be done,” he said. “We […]

  • Dyack: Too Human is up to 80 hours long

    Speaking with Kiziko, Silicon Knights’ controversial commander in chief, Dennis Dyack, revealed that if you want to reach level fifty in Too Human, the game can be anywhere from 50 to 80 hours in length. “First play through is probably around fifteen hours, I guess, it depends,” said Dyack. “To get to level fifty, it’s […]

  • Too Human demo hits 1 million downloads

    Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has confirmed to VG247 that the Too Human demo has now been downloaded over 1 million times. The taster was confirmed as hitting 900,000 downloads last Friday, a Live demo record. The information came out of a Too Human event in London today, coverage of which is embargoed until 2pm […]

  • Too Human gold, 900,000 play demo

    Microsoft’s announced that Xbox 360 action RPG Too Human has gone gold and will make its announced August release dates in both the US and Europe. America will see the game on August 19, with Europe finally getting to see what all the fuss is about on August 29. The Silicon Knights game’s demo has […]

  • Denis Dyack, Penthouse pets, complete loss of dignity

    This is the worst one yet. Following Rob Bowling and Aaron Greenberg getting into bed with Penthouse models and talking about videogames at GDC this year, DasGamer’s released footage of Denis Dyack doing the same. The Silicon Knights boss opens with, “Too Human is a game where you play cybernetic god Baldur in the defence […]

  • Molyneux: “I feel sorry for Denis Dyack”

    In what easily wins the “quote of the day” competition, Peter Molyneux has said he feels sorry for Denis Dyack, and that Too Human doesn’t deserve the attention being poured on it by the h8torz. “I feel sorry for Denis Dyack because you know, I think a few things were said wrong, there was that […]

  • Exclusive Too Human armour shown off

    Microsoft just put out some shots of the Too Human armour UK gamers will get exclusively if they pre-order the action-RPG from either Game or Gamestation. Game’s out on August 29. After the break.

  • Denis Dyack in London on August 5

    Microsoft just confirmed that Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack is to be in London on August 5 as part of the Too Human launch period. Journalists are being promised access to the developer and hands-on with what we assume will be final code. The game itself launches in Europe on August 29. Anything you want […]

  • Too Human is “multi-platform,” says OFLC

    According to this Kotaku post, Australian regulator the OFLC has classified two versions of Too Human, listing both of them as “multi-platform”. The two versions are apparently merely based on getting a softer rating for the Xbox 360 game, but both submissions are filed as “multi-platform” on the OFLC’s site. We’ll check this with Microsoft […]

  • Dyack “ecstastic” at Too Human demo response

    Denis Dyack told TheGameReviews.com at E3 yesterday that he’s “ecstatic” at the response to the Too Human demo so far. He refused to say how many times the action RPG’s first level has been downloaded other than “a lot”. Game’s out August 29.

  • Microsoft’s Spencer defends Dyack

    In wake of Silicon Knight head Denis Dyack’s now infamous NeoGaf post challenge regarding upcoming action-RPG Too Human, Microsoft Games Studios boss Phil Spencer told the MTVBlog that he admires the Silicon Knights’ boss’s passion. “I’ve never tried to shut down someone’s passion for a game,” he said. “I think that’s part of what [Too […]