Tag Archives: 38 studios
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 | 05:33 BST
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The state of Rhode Island is investigating the possibly of not paying lenders who helped finance shuttered Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 06:25 BST
A year after the closure of 38 Studios, A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has begun hearing arguments over a motion to have the case dismissed by the defendants.
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 14:57 BST
Kingdoms of Amalur is to be sold by the State of Rhode Island as part of the ongoing case against 38 Studios and owner Curt Schilling. Lawyers close to the sale have confirmed that the IP has drawn the interest of unnamed parties.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 07:43 BST
The state of Rhode Island claims Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios deliberately misled its major creditor in securing a $50 million loan.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 21:37 BST
Here’s some odd news for you: the 38 Studios website seems to be back up and running.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 09:00 GMT
38 Studios founder Curt Schilling is facing a fraud lawsuit over $75 million in loans from the State of Rhode Island. In an attempt to cool the issue, Schilling has filed for the presiding judge to throw out the case.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 05:09 GMT
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s soundtrack is being co-composed by audio lead Gene Rozenberg, who previously served a similar role on Project Copernicus, the 38 Studios MMO. In a video interview on GameInformer, Rozenberg describes the lessons he learned from the project – making sure the music offers enough variety; ensuring different pieces are in tone with each other; keeping music ambient where it needs to be; and making combat music reactive and adapative. You can also hear some samples and view some screenshots of Copernicus and The Witcher 3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is expected in 2014, on PC, PlayStation 4 and other unnamed consoles.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 01:26 GMT
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 | 23:21 GMT
Thu, Nov 01, 2012 | 18:39 GMT
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 | 23:42 GMT
Ex-38 Studios staffer Steve Danuser has rejoined Sony Online Entertainment. Danuser was part of the Everquest fold before jumping ship to become lead developer on Project Copernicus, the ill-fated MMO based on the Kingdoms of Amalur IP. Happily, SOE seems pleased to have Danuser back following 38 Studios’ closure, as he’s now taken on the role of creative director of Vanguard; read a little about his philosophy and approach to MMOs in a developer profile on Vanguard’s site.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 00:33 BST
The first batch of assets from shuttered developers 38 Studios and Big Huge Games went on auction this week and drew in $180,000 for the benefit of creditors. Polygon reports auctioneers described the final figure as “robust” and considered the auction to have been well-attended both in-person and online. It’s the first of three planned sell-offs to help recover some of the company’s debts; the most interesting one, scheduled for about three months, will offer the developers’ intellectual property; whoever snaffles that could well get behind a Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning sequel or MMO Copernicus.
Fri, Oct 05, 2012 | 05:39 BST
According to a Boston Globe report, founder Curt Schilling is in financial difficulties following the insolvency of 38 Studios. Schilling stood as guarantor for “millions” in loans to start and run the developer, and his personal belongings, including valuable baseball memorabilia from his career as a Major Leagues pitcher, are among collateral pledged to his creditors. If you’re a baseball geek you’ll be interested to learn this collection includes the infamous “bloody sock” from the 2004 World Series. For everyone else, there’s this Kotaku article explaining its significance. 38 Studios went bust in May; track the whole sorry story here.
Mon, Oct 01, 2012 | 00:55 BST
The makers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, 38 Studios, will not face federal charges for bank fraud. A state investigation into the studios attempt to secure loans with tax credits that were never issued is still proceeding, but the U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island has stated their investigation is finished.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 | 20:49 BST
38 Studios’ assets are being auctioned off, along with Xbox 360 developer kits which Microsoft hopes to reclaim.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 | 23:49 BST
Project Copernicus, the Kingdoms of Amalur MMO possibly irretrievably lost in the closure of 38 Studios, would have actively engaged with a mechanic many MMOs prefer to leave unexplained – death and resurrection.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 | 16:23 BST
Project Copernicus, the MMO which was in the works at 38 Studios before it collapsed, would have launched as a free-to-play title according to the firm’s founder Curt Schilling.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 | 17:17 BST
Staff for Red 5 Studios’ PC shooter Firefall has been beefed up with employees gained from layoffs at 38 Studios and BioWare Austin.