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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 



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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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New Reckoning DLC 'Teeth of Naros' releases April 17

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 location named a...   read

 
 
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Achievements hint at Kollossael new Reckoning DLC

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 The Legend of ...   read

 
 



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Review: Amalur: Reckoning - The Legend of Dead Kel

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 in the core game...   read

 
 
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Kingdoms of Amalur first content expansion hits March 20

Electronic Arts and Big Huge Games announced today the first downloadable content pack for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, "The Legend of Dead Kel", will be arriving on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Steam and Origin beginning March 20. The new ex...   read

 
 
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A class guide to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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 skills and abi...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review

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, Terralong The Re...   read

 
 
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Kingdoms of Amalur gets special GameStop midnight release

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 have special gue...   read

 
 



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Big Huge Games discusses the visual design of Amalur

Here's another look into the development process which has gone into Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, as the gang at Big Huge Games talk about the opportunities and challenges in crafting a fantasy world from scratch. There's a lot of high-f...   read

 
 
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Choke on some new Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning screens

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 the demo earlier ...   read

 
 
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Demo Jimpressions: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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, it's a huge RPG ...   read

 
 
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DTOID Show: Interview With KoA: Reckoning's Producer

Good morrow, warriors of the realm! I know a lot of you are excited for Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, so here's a little interview I did this week with the game's producer Andrew Frederiksen, from Big Huge Games. We discuss the vario...   read

 
 
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DTOID Show: Hands-on with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Hey guys! Earlier this week, I got some hands-on time with Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, the mutant brain-baby of fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, comic book artist Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls series alumnus Ken Rolston. With the...   read

 
 



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Kingdoms of Amalur's All-Star team shows off class system

When Nick Chester previewed Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning earlier this year he made mention three-time World Series Champion Curt Schilling. The former MLB pitcher, much like many of us, is a lifelong gamer with aspirations of making a gam...   read

 
 
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning deals with destiny

A new trailer for the incredibly good looking Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has arrived, and it deals with destiny. More explicitly, it deals with the player's destiny and how it can be shaped during the course of the game.  Using spe...   read

 
 
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E3: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning looks pretty damn great

Big Huge Games showed off a tiny bit of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and it looks pretty good already. "A Hero is reborn ... to hunt his killer ... and change the fate of Amalur" the trailer said. And from the looks of it, that is done wit...   read

 
 
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38 Studios has a PlayStation 3 RPG in the works

Curious about what 38 Studios is up to these days? Yeah, same here. Ever since Rich Gallup enthusiastically spoke about the company's mystery projects at Giant Bomb's "Tour Legit Tour Quit" PAX 09 panel, I have been dying to know ...   read

 
 


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THQ scoops Big Huge Games into its loving arms

Buying up developers and adding new fully-owned subsidiaries seems like the cool thing to do lately. Between the BioWare/Pandemic acquisition and ActiBlizzard, I feel like I need to find something to bring under my umbrella corporation, jus...   read

 
 
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Samus: I don't need no plasmids, bitch

Samus likes it on top, boys. Gamasutra and CVG are both reporting that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is in the top spot on the all-format sales charts, possibly outdoing BioShock in its first week of sales.Actually, it looks pretty close, wit...   read

 
 
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