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38 Studios lawsuit

Judge okays first settlement in 38 Studios lawsuit


$4.4 million agreement between Rhode Island EDC and bond attorney approved
Jul 27
A judge has approved the first settlement in Rhode Island's lawsuit over the ill-fated $75 million deal that brought Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios to the state in 2010. The ruling from Superior Court Judge Mich... read
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38 Studios auction

Kingdoms of Amalur wasn't sold at 38 Studios auction


But they did sell the Rise of Nations franchise
Dec 16
The auction for 38 Studios assets happened, and while the Rise of Legends and Rise of Nations franchises sold for $320,000, no one made a good offer for Kingdoms of Amalur. 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling thinks that the se... read
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38 Studios & Amalur

No one wanted to help Rhode Island be ostriches


State still on the hook for 38 Studios loan
Dec 13
Last month, Kyle called Rhode Islanders ostriches for wanting the state to simply not pay the $90 million owed to investors who purchased bonds used to fund Curt Schilling's now-defunct development house, 38 Studios (Kingdoms... read
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One billion dollars

Curt Schilling: Amalur IP is a 'billion dollar' franchise


'Still no one's done what we were doing"
Nov 30
There's no denying that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, was a solid action-RPG. It didn't break the mold by any means, but it was bright, colorful, and served up a satisfying blend of action and loot hoarding. And while I enjo... read
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38 Studios

Poll: Half of voters want to default on 38 Studios loan


Hurry, imagine away the $90 million debt!
Nov 21
A majority of Rhode Islanders are in favor of becoming ostriches, burying their heads in the sand, and pretending the debt incurred from the state's ill-fated loan to Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios no longer exists, ... read
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38 Studios

Court battle over 38 Studios begins in Rhode Island


RIEDC v. Wells Fargo Securities LLC is underway
Oct 13
The trial between 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has begun. Opening arguments from both sides were made Friday in Rhode Island Super Court, The Providence Journal repor... read
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Kingdoms of Amalur

Rhode Island governor allegedly forced 38 Studios closure


Former RIEDC director backs up criticism of government inaction
Oct 06
The former head of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has accused the state's governor, Lincoln Chafee, of preventing 38 studios' attempts to avoid bankruptcy, the Boston Globe reports.  Keith Stokes, the ... read
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38 Studios

38 Studios assets to be auctioned this November


Kingdoms of Amalur rights, proprietary technology for sale
Sep 29
The cautionary tale that is 38 Studios is nearing its conclusion. The company shuttered its doors last year, laid off its entire staff, and defaulted on its Rhode Island taxpayer-backed loan en route to ba... read
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38 Studios lawsuit

Schilling looking to dismiss lawsuit over 38 Studios loan


State was aware of situation but didn't act
Mar 05
Curt Schilling has requested a judge throw out the lawsuit against his now-defunct development house. Following the dissolution of 38 Studios, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation accused Schilling and his busine... read
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No federal criminal charges for Schilling, 38 Studios


Oct 01
Earlier this summer news broke that the Rhode Island U.S. Attorney and FBI would be launching a criminal investigation into the finances of defunct Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning developer 38 Studios. On Friday, a spokesman fo... read
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38 Studios shelled out $133 million prior to shuttering


Jul 30
The demise of 38 Studios has been a well chronicled one, but perhaps you're interested in knowing exactly how much money the now defunct developer used prior to shuttering earlier this year. According to WPRI, that figure exc... read
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Epic Games saves Big Huge Games staff, now Epic Baltimore


Jun 03
After effectively gambling with this month's rent money in a bid to pay for next's, things were looking pretty bleak a for Curt Schilling's 38 Studios. Running into financial difficulty following the release of Kingdoms of Am... read
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Entire staff at 38 Studios and Big Huge Games laid off


May 24
It's a very sad day in the gaming industry, as 38 Studios has laid off its entire workforce -- including Baltimore-based studio Big Huge Games -- due to the financial turmoil the company has been in. That's 379 people suddenl... read
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The DTOID Show: Borderlands, Sly Cooper, & Amalur


May 18
Today on The Destructoid Show, we had special guest Ben Heck -- who you might know from his working Portal shirt or his Xbox laptop -- and of course, we talked about video game stuff too. For starters, the Borderlands 2 ... read
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Kingdoms of Amalur dev can't pay employees


May 18
Following news that Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios was in big debt to the gubbyments, word of more financial trouble has hit the streets. The company also owes its own employees, having missed payments to staff. In a... read
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Kingdoms of Amalur dev misses $1.25 million loan payment


May 16
Kingdoms of Amalur was hailed by Electronic Arts as a success, partly responsible for the publisher's strong first quarter financial results. Meanwhile, the folks that actually made it are in debt, and the financial future of... read
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The second piece of downloadable content in the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning saga has arrived to further pad your already ridiculous list of quests. The previous DLC, "The Legend of Dead Kel," was a varied and fun adventure ... read feature

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Achievements hint at Kollossael new Reckoning DLC


Mar 27
A list of achievements for yet to be announced downloadable content for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has appeared on Xbox 360 Achievements. The five achievements look similar in nature to those found in the recently released... read
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One might wonder if a game like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning really needs a downloadable content expansion along the lines of "The Legend of Dead Kel," given the enormous amount of quests and content already available i... read feature

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The piece of Amalur we've seen in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning may only be a slice of the franchise plans for a larger world, but it's pretty damn big already. As with any role-playing game, it can help to know what kinds of... read feature

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ONLY 70 HOURS OF CONTENT?


Feb 16
For most busy adult gamers with busy adult lives, a game that boasts over seventy hours of content is more than enough. For one Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning player, however, it's a travesty that a roleplaying game ... read
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The DTOID Show: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review


Feb 07
Good morrow, beloved kinfolk of the ethereal scrollrealm of Destructoid. I, Maxus The Pasty-Waif, have returned from a scouting mission into the faraway land of Amalur. I was accompanied by my trusted sister-in-arms, T... read
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Sometimes, the best way to become a blockbuster videogame is to act like you already are one. That seems to be Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's modus operandi, and the gambit is paying off. Despite the big names attached to th... read feature

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The DTOID Show: Wii-U madness and Pokémon Photoshops


Jan 27
Happy Friday, everyone! Hopefully you all tuned into our live show today and won an XBLA code for the latest Orcs Must Die! DLC, but if not, don't worry! There will be plenty more giveaways in the near future - and that's a ... read
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38 Studios explains Kingdoms of Amalur online pass


Jan 27
38 Studios has attempted to justify the content being gated behind an online pass in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. When asked why an entire quest line was being held to ransom in exchange for new sales, the developer said it... read
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a single-player game, but that hasn't stopped Electronic Arts from cramming an online pass into the game. We knew the pass was going to hide the game's Mass Effect tie-in armor, but now we kno... read feature

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Choke on some new Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning screens


Jan 19
Here's a great big wad of screenshots for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, full of massive swords, bright colors and pointy ears. Some of these are old, some of them are new. All of them are worth checking out. After playing th... read
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DTOID Extra: Kingdoms of Amalur demo impressions


Jan 19
Hey guys! If you didn't hear, the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo is now available for 360, PS3, and PC. I had some preview-time with the game a while back, and even interviewed the producer, but I think my time with the demo was probably the most enjoyable. Check it out! read
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I've heard mixed things about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Some say it's great, others feel a little disappointed. After spending time with the demo on Xbox Live, I'm not prepared to judge one way or another -- after all, i... read feature

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Jimquisition: Limited Collector's Complete Edition


Jan 16
The heroic Jim Sterling is back once again to champion the rights of those too weak to champion themselves, and bask in the very palpable gratitude that he most assuredly deserves. This week, he describes how the game indust... read
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Video of the ME3 and Reckoning demo item unlocks


Jan 12
Yesterday we detailed what you'd be getting if you play the Mass Effect 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demos. Well today Electronic Arts has released a little video showing off how the special items look in action. The ... read
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The DTOID Show: Fiona, and AMY, and Amalur! Oh, my!


Jan 11
Oh hello, Wednesday! I didn't see you creep up on me. Max and I were just talking about some videogames. I suppose you'd like us to share with the class, huh? I guess we can do that. On today's episode, we've got the rundown... read






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