Tag Archives: curt schilling
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 | 22:06 GMT
Curt Schilling, former head of 38 Stuios, believes that the company which purchases the Kingdoms of Amalur IP in the upcoming auction, will have a “billion dollar” franchise on its hands.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 | 22:07 BST
Depositions in the 38 Studios lawsuit brought upon the company by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) stated this week. The first set of questioning started Thursday with an executive at First Southwest, which served as financial adviser to the agency in its $75 million loan to Curt Schilling’s now defunct game studio. Former EDC executive director Keith Stokes and deputy director Michael Saul are set to be questioned in November. A lawsuit accusing the Kingdoms of Amalur developer of “fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, racketeering and conspiracy” as well as misleading Rhode Island’s economic development agency was brought against the company by the state, with other defendants including four former 38 Studios executives and its insurer. Via The Charlotte Observer (Polygon).
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 02:44 GMT
Former RIEDC head accuses Rhode Island governor of blocking 38 Studios’ attempts to avoid bankruptcy
The former head of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has accused Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee of blocking attempts made by 38 Studios to handle debt and raise capital before it file for bankruptcy.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 | 17:22 BST
The SEC is investigating the $75-million taxpayer-backed loan given to Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 | 01:00 BST
Founder Curt Schilling rates the closure of Kingdoms of Reckoning developer 38 Studios as one of the worst experiences of his life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 | 02:19 BST
Financial documents allegedly show Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios spending huge money without a guaranteed source of revenue on its way to apparently inevitable collapse.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 | 17:13 BST
In a revealing interview, 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling said a sequel to Kingdoms of Amalur: reckoning nearly made it off the ground – but MMO Project Copernicus was less solid.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 | 15:37 BST
Curt Schilling has told WEEI Sports Radio he is “tapped out” moneywise.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 19:39 BST
Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios has declared bankruptcy, amid Rhode Island and federal authorities opening an investigation into finances at the firm were handled. According to a report on The Providence Journal, the state police, as well as the state attorney general’s office, the US Attorney’s office and the FBI are investigating where “both the money that came from the state as well as the money that came from Bank Rhode Island,” went as well as “ctivities that have recently come to light at 38 Studios.” More on Joystiq
Tue, May 29, 2012 | 20:09 BST
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Thu, May 24, 2012 | 09:50 BST
Both official statements and anonymous whispers suggest Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning developer 38 Studios is seriously on the rocks, with employees going uncompensated and management resignations.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 22:07 BST
Curt Schilling asked the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and the state’s governor Lincoln Chafee in an emergency meeting today for additional help to save 38 Studios.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 | 22:57 GMT
Former pro-pitcher Curt Schilling founded 38 Studios in part due to disappointment in Everquest II.
Sat, Feb 04, 2012 | 18:30 GMT
“There’s just south of 300 maybe in the Providence studio, which is the core of the [Copernicus] MMO team. I’s set in the same universe [as Amalur], so it will become obvious over the next, I don’t know how many months and years of time. This game exists in the same world. In a small way, if you think of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, and World of Warcraft, those were tied together because they were in the same IP, but there will be story connectivity between what we’re doing in the games. In the MMO, there will be races that you can play are monsters in the RPG. Things like that. Same locations, there will be cities and places, there will be a familiarity to it that… Nobody else, I think, has gone in with the intent to do that like this.” – 38 Studios head Curt Schilling to VentureBeat regarding the Kingdoms of Amalur-based MMO Copernicus.