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Those who owned a GameCube back in the day probably remember a game by the name of Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. It stood as one exclusive title that fans could comment on as showing the system was capable of unique and mature experiences. The game employed an interesting "sanity" system which would cause weird things to happen as it was depleted. Today IGN has posted a video pegged as being "from the creators of Eternal Darkness". This teased game is called Shadow of the Eternals and was specifically tweeted out by IGN's senior director Fran Mirabella as a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness. The game seems intriguing but then again, the teaser is only a minute long. According to Mirabella, this is also a project that is going to rely on crowdfunding. On Monday the fundraising effort will go live, although it wasn't specified where. Either way, fans have been clamoring for more Eternal Darkness for years so hopefully this project sees success!
Marcus Estrada posted a article in Industry NewsBack in May, a court case between Epic Games and Silicon Knights began. The two took issue with a breach of contract, and who exactly breached what. Silicon Knights believed they should be awarded compensation, while Epic believed Silicon Knights infringed on Epic's own Unreal Engine 3 copyrights. The court case ended swiftly with Epic winning and Silicon Knights expected to pay a little under $5 million. Unfortunately, that wasn't the end of the story. Now the post-trial ruling has increased the payment to $9 million. This doubling of fees is only the half of it though. The court ruled that Silicon Knights must also destroy their unsold games which used Unreal Engine 3, as well as code for unfinished titles. They have until December 10th to go through with this. They must also never again use Epic technology in a product. What games are impacted by this ruling? Too Human and X-Men Destiny are the finished products which must now be destroyed. Unsold copies must be recalled as well, so buy these soon if you were waiting on purchasing. As for code, three unannounced games are getting infringing code ripped out of them. These titles are The Box/Ritualyst, The Sandman, and Siren in the Malestrom. In order to be sure Silicon Knights has taken all the Epic-related features out of their engine, Epic is given access to look over all of Silicon Knight's computers and data for verification.