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No criminal charges to be filed in 38 Studios case

No charges will be filed against Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning company 38 Studios or former Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation officials, the state's Attorney General Peter Kilman and State Police Colonel Steven O'Donnel announce...

 
 
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Judge okays first settlement in 38 Studios lawsuit

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 Michael Silverstein...

 
 
 
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That 38 Studios Rhode Island tax issue is still happening

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 of this week, Rh...

 
 
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Kingdoms of Amalur wasn't sold at 38 Studios auction

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 series is a "bill...

 
 
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No one wanted to help Rhode Island be ostriches

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 of Amalur). In...

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

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 enjoyed my time hac...

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

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, according to a ...

 
 
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Finished Rise of Nations game found in 38 Studios assets

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 with 38 Studios as...

 
 
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Court battle over 38 Studios begins in Rhode Island

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 reports. The quasi-p...

 
 
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Rhode Island governor allegedly forced 38 Studios closure

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 erstwhile head ...

 
 
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38 Studios assets to be auctioned this November

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 bankruptcy. Now t...

 
 
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Schilling looking to dismiss lawsuit over 38 Studios loan

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 business partners of ...

 
 
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Schilling auctioning bloody sock to pay 38 Studios debts

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. Among the items t...

 
 
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Remembering studios that closed in 2012

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, but indie games a...

 
 
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No federal criminal charges for Schilling, 38 Studios

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 for U.S. Att...

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

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...

 
 
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38 Studios shelled out $133 million prior to shuttering

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 exceeds $133 milli...

 
 
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38 Studios declares bankruptcy, investigation begins

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 Project Copern...

 
 
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Epic Games saves Big Huge Games staff, now Epic Baltimore

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 Amalur: Reckoning...

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

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 Movie coming to hom...

 
 
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Entire staff at 38 Studios and Big Huge Games laid off

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 suddenly without a job...

 
 
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Here's what 38 Studios' Project Copernicus looks like

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 a trailer which...

 
 
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Kingdoms of Amalur dev misses $1.25 million loan payment

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 38 Studios is ...

 
 
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Review: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Teeth of Naros

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 which experimen...

 
 




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