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Every game has its fans. Project Copernicus never launched and was never really much more than a twinkle in the eye, and yet someone out there really liked the game. Someone out there really loved Kingdoms of Amalur and was really hopeful that the 38 Studios property auction would give Project Cope...

December 13th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We first got word of an auction to sell off 38 Studios' assets for Project Copernicus earlier this month, but now we have an actual date for the auction: November 14 and 15. This sale will include the Amalur universe IP and all merchandise and sequel rights to the single-player Kingdoms of Amalur:...

September 27th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Remember Project Copernicus? Of course you do! 38 Studios may have imploded some 18 months ago, but the ongoing fallout has kept its fledgling MMO and its Kingdoms of Amalur IP in the news ever since. Now, Copernicus assets are about to be auctioned off to the highest bidder via an unnamed website...

September 12th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It seems as though we can't go more than a few weeks without hearing about some new complication related to the collapse of 38 Studios and the financial catastrophe it left in its wake. This week's news comes in the form of an SEC probe into the $75 million in loan guarantees offered to the studio...

September 11th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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38 Studios collapsed upon itself in a heap of flaming disaster last year, and Rhode Island taxpayers ended up stuck with the bill. The state used a $75 million loan, acquired through the sale of taxable bonds, to convince 38 to operate within its borders, and RI is now on the hook for around $89 mi...

June 19th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We'll never see Project Copernicus come to light, and for some people that's the last that needs to be said about 38 Studios. For the state of Rhode Island, however, there's quite a bit more at stake, with the state alleging that 38 Studios tried to hide its financial condition and essentially defr...

May 22nd 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Just when you thought the world might let the wound where 38 Studios and Kingdoms of Amalur were ripped from your heart heal over, along comes some new drama. Max Wistow, the lawyer for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, filed documents on behalf of the state claiming that 38...

April 5th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Spawn creator Todd McFarlane spoke with Kotaku recently and had some things to say about Project Copernicus, 38 Studios' would-have-been Kingdoms of Amalur MMO. He was the project's art director and says he really thought that it "was going to raise the bar." He remains hopeful that, in time, s...

February 13th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Gear up and prepare to vent some pressure: City of Steam is gaining momentum for the beta! The developers announced that the steampunk MMO will be hitting the beta testing stage in November. As if that weren't enough reason to rejoice, the stressed-out team threw together one of the funniest pro...

October 8th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Curt Schilling is most recently famous for failing spectacularly at using loans from Rhode Island and investors to create a Kingdoms of Amalur MMO. As the founder of the now-bankrupt 38 studios and someone who personally guaranteed some $12 million worth of loans related to the studio, Schillin...

October 4th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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"To be or not to be" is not a question asked in most MMOs. Characters don't die permanently, after all. But Project Copernicus wouldn't have waved that fact off as an irrelevant necessity of game mechanics. No, according to R.A. Salvatore, the game world would have explored the meaning behind a w...

September 12th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments