" In addition to simply "winning" the lawsuit, Epic Games has been awarded damages totaling $4.45 million."
Well, that's the end of Silicon Knights, then.
I'm glad I was sitting down when I was hit with these Hot Scoopz about lunch.
With Silicon Knights pretty much done for, maybe they will sell the Too Human IP to Microsoft for cheap? Or EA? Or the Canadian government? Anyone? Bueller?
I'd honestly like to see the "Trilogy" finished by some other guys whose leader hasn't crawled up his own ass. I say that as someone who loved Eternal Darkness and got enjoyment out of the first Too Human when it finally came out. But Dyack, great as he once was, seems to be turning into the Axl Rose of game design. Paranoid, combative, inflexible, out-of-touch. It's a bummer, he was once awesome.
@Bartz said:You're supposed to tip for takeout?
@mmgreenmms said:Only tipped $10 on a $142 bill?! What an asshole.
That's like a normal tip for a takeout order. It's not like the jury went out to eat in the actual restaurant.
I always do but mostly because I dont want change so I just round it up to the nearest five or ten dollar bill.
This lawsuit should have ended years ago as SK argument against Epic wasn't anything worthy enough to see a court case let alone win one. Did SK even ask for technical support from Epic when they were experiencing problems with the engine as I would be on Epic's back constantly about it like any sensible consumer who buys a faulty electronic and calls the manufacturers support line.
I dunno... I haven't been a party to all th evidence presented, so I can't say for sure one way or the other. They probably went off the rails a bit by saying Epic did it intentionally as opposed to just not having the available resources to back up their licensing deals.
id famously had the same problem when it licensed out the Doom 3 engine. It's probably a valid concern from SIlicon Knights, just likely not intentional. Though again... That's based entirely on conjecture as I'd need to actually read the cases both sides presented.
(the amount of winnings will likely be appealed at a later date though...)
@PenguinDust: Depends on how many jurors there were, which is the call of the judge. Civil cases usually have 6. At $142.01 for 6 jurors, its about $23 per juror. Not sure how much the average lunch costs in North Carolina, but that sounds pretty average considering food+drink+tax+delivery.
Also a $10 tip for a delivery for at least six lunches is way too low.
The way Silicon Knights' luck (or maybe just their decision-making quality) is going over the last half-decade or so makes it more and more likely that I'll never get to find out about that fifth ancient. I have held out hope for so long. Maybe it's finally time to let it go.
Silicon Knights apparently lost this case mostly because before embarking on their own engine they modified the Unreal Engine code to try and get that working for themselves but they had no legal right to modify the source code, so in revealing their evidence they shot themselves in the foot.
$251.24 on lunch? That's crazy talk. This is the problem with the American judicial system. As a taxpayer (in another state) I am outraged.
You're taking it out of context. 251.24 for two days worth of lunches and for the whole jury (I don't know the size).
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