Matt Bai of The New York Times has authored a lively, comprehensive deconstruction of the downfall o

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 2:00pm4/21/13 2:00pm

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

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 6:00pm10/04/12 6:00pm, collateral damage in the notorious…

The Amalur MMO was Fun, Says a Former 38 Studios Employee. And Here Are Three Gameplay Videos to Prove It

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 … »8/25/12 2:30pm8/25/12 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 »8/22/12 8:30pm8/22/12 8:30pm

Would It Change Your Mind to Know Curt Schilling's Beautiful "Copernicus" MMO was Supposed to be Free-to-Play?

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 11:00am8/19/12 11:00am

Opening Origin Always Makes Me Feel a Little Bit Sad, These Days

I didn't always feel sad when I started up Origin. Vaguely annoyed, perhaps, with the way it always defaults to "Store" instead of "My Games." Somewhat grumpy, when confronted with bugs. But lately, I feel a little pang of woe. And it's not really from Origin at all.

No, what makes me sad is seeing the big, splashy… »6/27/12 3:20pm6/27/12 3:20pm

How a Pro Athlete's Video Game Studio Came To Owe Rhode Island Millions

In a week filled with video-game related drama, one of the main stages has starred 38 Studios. The developer, based in Providence, Rhode Island, is evidently out of money, and can't repay their loans. Worse, the loan in question was from the state of Rhode Island, potentially leaving taxpayers footing the bill for… »5/18/12 7:30pm5/18/12 7:30pm