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  • Blog Post: Rhode Island Lawmakers Questioned In Ongoing 38 Studios Case

    As part of the ongoing investigation into former baseball player Curt Schilling’s bankrupt company 38 Studios, state police officers have begun interviewing lawmakers involved with the vote for the loan guaranty program that gave $75 million in a state-backed loan to 38 Studios. The investigation... More
  • Blog Post: Rhode Island Denied Access To 38 Studios Lawsuit Documents

    The copies of depositions and exhibits relating to the civil lawsuit against 38 Studios for its defaulted loans granted by the State of Rhode Island will remain confidential for the time being. In late 2012, 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy and the Rhode Island Economic Development Committee (RIEDC) sued... More
  • Blog Post: 38 Studios Settlement Bill Signed By Rhode Island Governor

    Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee recently signed a bill into law that will help promote settlements in the litigation surrounding the collapse of the Kingdoms of Amalur developer. 38 Studios accepted and eventually defaulted on a $75 million loan from the state of Rhode Island to create Kingdoms... More
  • Blog Post: RI Proposes Bill To End Further Payments On 38 Studios' Debt

    A bill proposed last week by Rhode Island Lawmakers that, if passed, would allow the state to default on its debts incurred by investing in 38 Studios. According to an AP news report , the bill was proposed by democratic rep. Karen MacBeth on Thursday and would prevent Rhode Island's Commerce Corp... More
  • Blog Post: Rhode Island Governor Calls 38 Studios' Copernicus "A Lot Of Junk"

    Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee recently spoke out against 38 Studios and its Project Copernicus MMO calling it, "a lot of junk," among a handful of other unfriendly terms. Chafee recently made an appearance on a local public affairs television show and had some choice words for 38 Studios... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare Picks Up Two Kingdoms Of Amalur Developers For Next Mass Effect

    The ever watchful Superannuation has shared his latest finds with Kotaku . Included with hints of a Rare title for the next Xbox and a possible new title from DJ Hero's FreeStyle Games, the sleuth found out that BioWare has brought on two Kingdoms of Amalur alumni. Colin Campbell and Ian Frazier... More
  • Blog Post: Rhode Island Says 38 Studios Mislead State

    In new documents filed as part of the state of Rhode Island's lawsuit against 38 Studios executives, including baseball great Curt Schilling, the state's attorney claims that there is "crushing evidence" that 38 Studios intentionally misled the state. The suit is over a $75 million... More
  • Blog Post: Rhode Island Sues Curt Schilling

    Four months after 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy , the Rhode Island Economic Development Committee (RIEDC) is suing owner Curt Schilling and other former studio executives, after failing to repay the $75 million the group borrowed. A copy of the complaint can be found on the RIEDC website here . Below... More
  • Blog Post: Most Of 38 Studios Sold Off

    (Image Credit: Alexander Sliwinski, Joystiq) In August, the state of Rhode Island took control of 38 Studios and its assets after the developer went bankrupt and laid off its employees. Yesterday, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation held a public auction for all the assets. The RIEDC says... More
  • Blog Post: Federal Investigation of 38 Studios Closed, No Charges Brought

    The federal investigation into Curt Schilling's 38 Studios has ended. In some rare good news for the former head of the Kingdoms of Amalur developer, federal authorities have decided that no charges will be brought as a result of the investigation. According to the Associated Press, a spokesperson... More
  • Blog Post: 38 Studios' MMO Copernicus Was Planned As Free-To-Play

    Copernicus, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game from the now defunct 38 Studios, was planned as a free-to-play game. In an interview with Boston Magazine , Curt Schilling, the founder of 38 Studios, said, "We were going to be the first triple-A, hundred-million-dollar-plus, free-to... More
  • Blog Post: Rhode Island Wins Bid To Take 38 Studios' Assets

    Rhode Island is now in control of 38 Studios' IP, including Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and its MMORPG offshoot, known as Project Copernicus. The state is planning to seize computer equipment to keep the IP as intact as possible in preparation for an eventual sale. Rhode Island helped the studio... More
  • Blog Post: Electronic Arts Passed On Reckoning 2 Despite Publicly Claiming Interest

    According to a source from the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning development team, Electronic Arts passed on a sequel back in March. Frank Gibeau President of EA labels recently told Game Informer, "We'd love to be a partner for that," when asked about the likelihood of a sequel to Kingdoms... More
  • Blog Post: 38 Studios Filing For Bankruptcy, Authorities Begin Investigation

    Curt Schilling's beleaguered video game company has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy. According to documents related to the filing, the company owes $100 million in Baltimore alone. Given that the 38 Studios' Baltimore LLC branch of the company is only one of four 38 Studios affiliate companies... More
  • Blog Post: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2 Was In The Works

    38 Studios’ Big Huge Games was doing pre-production work on a sequel to last year’s new IP before the studio let all employees go last week. Joystiq reports that, though Big Huge Games team could still be saved, it is unlikely that work could continue on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2. The... More
  • Blog Post: 38 Studios Skips Payroll, Can't Pay State

    Update : The check 38 Studios hand delivered to the state bounced this afternoon. According to WPRI, the EDC will still accept the overdue $1.125 million payment if 38 Studios can find a way to come up with the money. ---------------------------------- The situation at 38 Studios is getting worse. The... More
  • Blog Post: 38 Studios Failed To Make Payment, Needs Help

    More information has become available since reports surfaced earlier this week suggesting developer 38 Studios was in financial trouble. This morning, it was revealed 38 Studios defaulted on May 1 when it did not make a required $1.125 million payment to the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, according... More
  • Blog Post: Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning Story DLC Coming In March

    If you feel as though you've already mined the world of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for every ounce of entertainment, more is on the way. EA, 38 Studios, and Big Huge Games have revealed details about the game's first story DLC, called the Legend of Dead Kel. The DLC will be available on Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do Demos Influence Your Purchasing Decisions?

    How often do you purchase a game, or decide not to purchase a game based on playtime with the demo? Recently two Electronic Arts games received demos, one of which I believe may have influenced many to check out the game, and another that probably had no effect on consumer purchasing decisions at all... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning Coming In February

    Todd McFarlane told a Comic-Con panel audience that the 38 Studios' debut effort, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, is coming out in February. G4 reports that McFarlane stated, "It's scheduled for February, unless EA tells us otherwise." EA, for its part, has declined to be any more specific... More
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