Curt Schilling Says Amalur Could Still Be a 'Billion Dollar Franchise'

The collapse of 38 Studios—the game development company founded by all-star pitcher Curt Schilling—became one of the most colossal video game development flameouts ever. But, in a tweet this morning, the former Red Sox player says that the fantasy creation would still be innovative if someone ponied up the cash to put… » 11/26/13 11:30am 11/26/13 11:30am

Curt Schilling is Selling His Nintendogs DSes in Bankruptcy Auction

Curt Schilling's ill-fated games studio took down the state of Rhode Island with it, so it's not much of a surprise he's in personal bankruptcy, too, selling off all sorts of crap. Discerning video gamers will be interested in items No. 8 and No. 9 in this auction guide, but don't overlook that pink Christmas Tree. » 10/08/13 11:53am 10/08/13 11:53am

Curt Schilling's unfinished MMO goes up for auction. Initial bidders are being vetted for the remnants of the Kingdoms of Amalur MMO, Project Copernicus, that was in production when Curt Schilling's 38 Studios went under. The state of Rhode Island will sell the property to the highest bidder in November as part of its… » 9/27/13 11:15am 9/27/13 11:15am

Curt Schilling Had A Heart Attack At Age 44

It's been a stressful few years for Curt Schilling, whose failed video game company earned him lawsuits and forced him to sell off his house and his bloody sock. How stressful? Bad enough that Schilling suffered a heart attack in 2011 while watching—not running, watching—the NYC Marathon. » 8/13/13 6:45am 8/13/13 6:45am

Matt Bai of The New York Times has authored a lively, comprehensive deconstruction of the downfall of 38 Studios, makers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and a planned MMO. The story weaves in Rhode Island's political and cultural forces in explaining the debacle. It's a superb Sunday read. » 4/21/13 2:00pm 4/21/13 2:00pm

After Just Six Months, Epic Closes the Studio Built on the Ashes of…

Following last year's Kingdoms of Amalur financial disaster that resulted in the closure of both Curt Schilling's 38 Studios and Maryland's Big Huge Games, Epic Games swooped in and rescued a group of Big Huge refugees, forming Epic Baltimore, eventually renamed Impossible Studios. Today Epic founder Tim Sweeney… » 2/08/13 3:15pm 2/08/13 3:15pm

Hey Xbox Live, Kingdoms Of Amalur Should Probably Not Cost This Much

38 Studios' financial apocalypse has been well-documented. Ultimately, no amount of auctioning and memorabilia sales could redeem all-star pitcher Curt Schilling's game development legacy. Still, you have to wonder who's behind the pricing of the downloadable version being offered on Xbox Live Games on Demand in… » 11/28/12 11:00am 11/28/12 11:00am

38 Studios' Sell-Off So Far Amounts to an $830,000 Drop in the Bucket

This auctioning of assets belonging to 38 Studios, the makers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, brought in a combined $830,000, reports Joystiq. Sounds ... good? Well, according to the Associated Press, that will barely dent the $100 million taxpayers may eat in Rhode Island, which guaranteed the loan for which someone … » 10/26/12 8:00pm 10/26/12 8:00pm

Curt Schilling's Blood is For Sale in the Aftermath of 38 Studios'…

Whether mocked, doubted or venerated, The Bloody Sock is a unique piece of sports memorabilia and it is the symbol of the Boston Red Sox' cathartic championship of 2004, the one that ended 86 years of aching near-misses and collapses. And the reddest of socks may be put up for sale » 10/04/12 6:00pm 10/04/12 6:00pm, collateral damage in the notorious…

Curt Schilling's Video Game Studio Won't Face Federal Charges

In the aftermath of 38 Studios' collapse, a slew of government investigators said they were probing the maker of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for its attempts to secure loans using tax credits that never were issued. Tax credits are the biggest reason the studio, founded by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt… » 9/30/12 2:00pm 9/30/12 2:00pm

The Doomed Kingdoms of Amalur MMO Would Have Explored the Darker Side…

The sad tale of the closure of 38 Studios and Big Huge Games and the cancellation of the Kingdoms of Amalur becomes even more tragic with each new scrap of information on the massively-multiplayer game. That's why author R.A. Salvatore explaining the story behind the game at DragonCon earlier this month made me so… » 9/12/12 4:30pm 9/12/12 4:30pm

The Amalur MMO was Fun, Says a Former 38 Studios Employee. And Here…

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All we've seen so far of "Project Copernicus," the Kingdoms of Amalur MMO lost in the collapse of developer 38 Studios, are still shots and videos of in-game environments. It's helped build up the idea that the game might have been pretty, but it wasn't any good. Curt Schilling, the 38 Studios owner, himself said "the… » 8/25/12 2:30pm 8/25/12 2:30pm

Another Look Inside 'Copernicus,' the Game You'll Never Play

It was meant to be the "first triple-A, hundred-million-dollar-plus, free-to-play, micro-transaction-based MMO," according to the studio's celebrity boss, Major League Baseball all-star pitcher Curt Schilling. But plans for "Project Copernicus" vaporized when Schilling's studio—makers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning went … » 8/22/12 8:30pm 8/22/12 8:30pm

Would It Change Your Mind to Know Curt Schilling's Beautiful "Copernicus" …

Though the studio's founder himself said the game wasn't even fun—no one internally was playing it—"Project Copernicus" was one of the most lamented casualties of 38 Studios' collapse, primarily because its screenshots looked so damn good. Not at all like a free-to-play game. » 8/19/12 11:00am 8/19/12 11:00am