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Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis has issued letters to four individuals, requesting their presence in court on July 1 to determine if attempts were made to lobby lawmakers following the costly collapse of game developer 38 Studios. "Our office has been diligently investigating who, if...

June 26th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Emails surfacing from the legal fracas concerning 38 Studios and its loan from Rhode Island indicate that the studio knew the loan was not nearly enough to fully fund the game but decided to hide that from outsiders. 38 Studios Vice Chairman Thomas Zaccagnino allegedly sent one the damning emails,...

May 20th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Following successful votes in the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives, a bill designed to help settle the 38 Studios fiasco was signed into law by Governor Lincoln Chafee yesterday. Lawmakers hope that the bill will encourage settlements by shielding defendants from further litigation...

February 14th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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A bill to promote out-of-court settlements for lawsuits over the collapse of Curt Schilling's 38 Studios has passed through the Rhode Island House of Representatives this week. The bill, which passed in a vote of 53-16, would protect defendants who settle from lawsuits filed by co-defendants over d...

February 12th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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38 Studios, the now-defunct company created by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and developers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, left a big hole of debt in Rhode Island when it went bankrupt. A $75 million loan guarantee-sized hole, to be exact. Last week, the state's legislature introduced a...

February 2nd 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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A major hurdle in paving over the bad feelings, poor decisions, and millions of dollars in unpaid loans that 38 Studios caused when it defaulted two years ago has been crossed, as Rhode Island's Senate has approved legislation to settle the affair out of court. The Senate unanimously passed a bill...

January 31st 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Amazingly enough, the 38 Studios saga could be wrapped up soon if lawyers and the Rhode Island government agree on a path out of the legal swamp. The Associated Press is reporting that efforts are being made to settle the 38 Studios lawsuit out of the courts. Rhode Island's lawyer is encouraging t...

January 24th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The ongoing saga of 38 Studios and the state of Rhode Island continued on Wednesday courtesy of Governor Lincoln Chafee introducing a new piece of legislation to the state assembly. Specifically targeting the ongoing lawsuit, the legislation would be used as an inducement for the former company to...

January 9th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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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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The Big Huge Games side of this week's 38 Studios intellectual property auction has been sold for $320,000.00. The two lots sold off were for the trademark of Big Huge Games as well as the Rise of Legends and Rise of Nations properties. It is not currently known who the properties now belong to, th...

December 13th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments