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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

Rhode Island agrees to $4.4 million settlement in 38 Studios lawsuit


Bond attorney denies liability, but doesn't want to risk trial
Jun 30
Rhode Island has reached a $4.4 million settlement agreement with one of the defendants named in the state's lawsuit over the failed deal, according to court filings released Friday. The suit alleges defendant Moses Afonso Ry... read
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38 Studios

That 38 Studios Rhode Island tax issue is still happening


Kingdoms of Amalur is the gift that keeps on giving
May 02
Remember that giant hubbub about 38 Studios, mismanagement, Kingdoms of Amalur, and taxpayers having to foot the $2.4 million bill? Well it's still going on almost two years later, and it isn't getting any prettier. As o... 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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Rise of Nations: Tactics

Finished Rise of Nations game found in 38 Studios assets


Here's a pleasant surprise
Nov 15
38 Studios went bankrupt, and now all of its goodies will be sold at an upcoming auction. One of the properties to be auctioned off is Rise of Nations: Tactics, a Mac game that is fully finished. A company hired to assist wit... 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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Sock for sale!

Schilling auctioning bloody sock to pay 38 Studios debts


The saga continues
Jan 17
Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling is selling his personal effects to pay off the debts of 38 Studios. Last year, the company released Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning only to file for bankruptcy and shutter months later. Am... read
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Taking a sec to pay respects
This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, bu... read feature

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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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The DTOID Show: Fart Cat, Remember Me & Tara's Mom


Feline Flatulence & Mysterious MILFs
Sep 07
Hey guys! Today's Destructoid Show was very exciting, because Tara's mom was here. Today we talk about G4 trying to become GQ, XCOM: Enemy Unknown's PC pre-purchase perks, Capcom's ten minutes of Remember Me, Rayman Jungle Run, Trials Evolution coming to PC, and most importantly: Fart Cat. Also, Tara's a backup dancer in Zumba Fitness Core, so go buy that right now. 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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The death knell has sounded for 38 Studios. Following the layoff of its entire 379-person staff two weeks ago after missing a $1.125 million loan payment to Rhode Island, the developer of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and the... read feature

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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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The DTOID Show: 38 Layoffs, Zone Of The Enders, & Horses


May 25
Hey guys, if you missed today's LIVE LIVE LIVE Destructoid Show, here it is. Tara's out -- I honestly have no idea where she went -- but Anthony Carboni was good enough to fill in. The big news today: Indie Game The Movi... 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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Here's what 38 Studios' Project Copernicus looks like


May 18
It's been a busy day for 38 Studios. Amidst the company's recent financial issues, the future of its massively multiplayer online game Project Copernicus wasn't looking so bright. They've decided to go ahead and just put up ... 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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New Reckoning DLC 'Teeth of Naros' releases April 17


Apr 04
A set of new achievements already hinted at new downloadable content for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, set in the Teeth of Naros area. EA and 38 Studios have now officially annouced the DLC to be titled "Teeth of Naros," a l... read
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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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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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Kingdoms of Amalur gets special GameStop midnight release


Jan 31
Regardless of how you feel about GameStop, you have to admit they have some pretty great promotions and incentives, like what they're doing for the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning midnight release. Three different stores will h... read






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