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3 years ago#1
http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/north-carolina/ncedce/5:2007cv00275/89570/862/

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Not later than December 10, 2012, Silicon Knights shall destroy all versions of the Licensed Technology in its possession...that was created using the Licensed Technology, all versions of the Unreal Engine 3...

Silicon Knights shall cease producing or distributing Too Human, The Box/Ritualyst, The Sandman, X-Men: Destiny, and Siren in the Maelstrom, and shall recall and destroy (at the expense of Silicon Knights) all unsold copies...


Damn.
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3 years ago#2
That's a little harsh don't you think?
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3 years ago#3
Who is Silicon Knights and what the **** does he do?!
3 years ago#4
that's rough
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3 years ago#5
At least no worthwhile games will be impacted by this move.

Still, strange judgment things considered. I don't see how it benefits anyone to literally take the game off the market. Didn't Silicon Knights pretty much rewrite the engine themselves? And can't they just pay to license Unreal Engine 3 and keep selling the games? Then again, the games are so old (or in most cases, not even released) that they probably won't sell enough copies anyway to justify that.
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3 years ago#6
They should of made Eternal Darkness 2 on wii and they would be ok today.
3 years ago#7
Never heard of them up until now. It's sad to see it stuff like this happen, but when you mess with massive companies like Epic Games who has quite a lot of power in the game industry, you're going to get s***ed on.


Solis posted...
At least no worthwhile games will be impacted by this move.

Still, strange judgment things considered. I don't see how it benefits anyone to literally take the game off the market. Didn't Silicon Knights pretty much rewrite the engine themselves? And can't they just pay to license Unreal Engine 3 and keep selling the games? Then again, the games are so old (or in most cases, not even released) that they probably won't sell enough copies anyway to justify that.


The way I see it is, it would be like you pirating a game, getting caught and then asking if you could just buy the game and all be forgotten. Companies are morons for suing each other, it makes them look bad and it generally back fires. Just look at Apple, pretty sure they were suing companies left, right and center. Then they were sued or something not long after.

Also look at Nintendo, they were sued by PETA because of Pokemon... Nintendo sued there asses lol.


To conclude, don't f*** with a multi-millionaire/billionaire company or you will get you ass handed to them.
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3 years ago#8
Darn. Odd judgement though. What's the point of destroying them?
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3 years ago#9
blade and soul?
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3 years ago#10
"unreal 3 blows, epic games isn't giving people the full engine!"

*continues to use unreal for multiple games*

Dumb ass SK. And I'm a fan of Too Human. Which means I don't get a sequel. Ugh
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