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The former studio of Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling. It was working on an MMO codenamed Project Copernicus when it imploded spectacularly in a Rhode Island political scandal.

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable desire to...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning attacks a host of bugs in its latest patch

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So, how is Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning treating you? Are you finding it a pale reboot of an otherwise OK game? Are you playing...

Perfect Ten: 10 notable MMO developers that shut their doors

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When En Masse Entertainment announced that it would be closing its doors this fall, we here at Massively OP came to the realization that...
My name is might have been.

Raph Koster argues MMOs are much more than ‘a series of kill and fetch quest pellets’

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As many of us know, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be the only leavings we may ever see of 38 Studios' ambitious MMO Project...
My name is might have been.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is live today

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If you have already properly reckoned with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, now is the time for you to reckon again, as the remastered Kingdoms of Amalur:...

Kingdoms of Amalur’s Re-Reckoning launches September 8, announces Fatesworn expansion

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Remember back in June when THQ Nordic announced it was remastering Kingdoms of Amalur as Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning? And everyone groaned inwardly but...

The Daily Grind: Would you want to see Project Copernicus finished and released?

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Last week, THQ Nordic raised eyebrows when it announced the truly awful name for its rerelease of one of the titles it bought from...
My name is might have been.

Kingdoms of Amalur is getting an updated re-release in August

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So here's your surprise thing to look forward to in a couple of months: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. That's a pretty awful title, but it...

Perfect Ten: Original MMOs that never came to be

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"What could have been" is a path that I travel frequently, especially when I write The Game Archaeologist column. It genuinely haunts me that...

Perfect Ten: When celebs crossed paths with MMOs

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Even as the world continues to turn to and normalize gaming as a respectable hobby, there's still a lingering stigma of playing online titles...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

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Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game Archaeologist...
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Lawful Neutral: The long fall of Project Copernicus’ 38 Studios

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There are some MMO stories that are just unbelievable. They are so warped convoluted and confusing that we think there's no possible way it...

Former 38 Studios boss Curt Schilling contemplates run for Congress

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You folks remember 38 Studios, right? The studio at the heart of one of the most scandalous fiascos in the whole MMO genre? It's...

Perfect Ten: Hit franchises that were almost made into MMORPGs

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For my money, there are few more tantalizing and agonizing thoughts than the great "What Ifs?" of the MMO genre. What if one title...

SEC and Wells Fargo settle a suit over 38 Studios

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The seemingly never-ending saga of 38 Studios and Project Copernicus has another coda this week in its sad history. Gamasutra is reporting that the Securities...

The Game Archaeologist: Project Copernicus

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In the end, one of the biggest shames of the whole 38 Studios fiasco is that the MMORPG it was creating and the people...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

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The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...
Strap in, buckos.

Vague Patch Notes: How do you play MMOs when you know humans suffered to make them?

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The original Star Wars film was a passion project for a then-young George Lucas, and it was a project that nearly killed Lucas from...

THQ Nordic suggests it bought Kingdoms of Amalur and MMO Project Copernicus chiefly for their IP

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When THQ Nordic announced last week that it was acquiring 38 Studios' castoffs - Kingdoms of Amalur and MMORPG Project Copernicus - the news...

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