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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.

Perfect Ten: Hit franchises that were almost made into MMORPGs

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

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 Game Archaeologist: Project Copernicus

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

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?

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

When THQ Nordic announced last week that it was acquiring 38 Studios' castoffs - Kingdoms of Amalur and MMORPG Project Copernicus -...
If I had known then what I know now, I... would have felt no different, really, but it might have mitigated stuff.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 186: The perfect storm of MMO news

Justin and Bree discuss WildStar's sunset, Pearl Abyss' acquisition of CCP and EVE Online, the new Lord of the Rings MMO, THQ Nordic's buy-up of 38 Studios MMO Project Copernicus, the Daybreak NantWorks investment/venture, Old School RuneScape, and MMO emulation.

THQ Nordic has bought up the rights to 38 Studios’ Project Copernicus and Kingdoms of Amalur

Finally, somebody bought the 38 Studios IPs, and that somebody is THQ Nordic. I'm sure I don't need to recap the 38 Studios mess...

The Daily Grind: Do you carry a torch for any MMOs that were killed in development?

Maybe I'm alone on this, but the more I examine MMO history, the more it troubles me how many potentially great games never even...

Battle Bards Episode 120: Short stuff

Look down — and it’ll be the last thing you’ll ever see! That’s because fury and death arrive in the form of short character...

The Game Archaeologist: Where are all of the open-source MMOs?

Recently we had an interesting question come in from reader and Patron Rasmus Praestholm, who asked me to do a little investigating: "What (if...
Sometimes I dislike our header dimensions

Curt Schilling settles 38 Studios lawsuit with Rhode Island

Ready your "beating a dead horse" memes one last time, MMORPG readers, because baseball star and video game mess Curt Schilling has finally settled...

Battle Bards Episode 81: Goblins, Orcs, and Ogres!

They may be ugly. They may be smelly. And they may have no table manners whatsoever. What, we're not talking about the Battle Bards!...
Ashes.

Empyrean Interactive outlines its plans to resurrect the MMO genre

Empyrean Interactive doesn't like the label of making an MMO; as we've covered here before, the studio prefers to frame its future games...

Rhode Island investigators will not criminally charge 38 Studios

Neither Curt Schilling's 38 Studios nor the state of Rhode Island will be subjected to criminal charges after years of investigation into...
WHAT THE NOW

The SEC has charged Rhode Island corps over alleged 38 Studios fraud

It's been several years since 38 Studios collapsed in a pile of debt without an MMO to show for all of it, but...

Jukebox Heroes: Six soundtracks from MMOs that never launched

As an MMO fan, there are few things as sad as a promising game being killed in development without seeing the light of a...

State lawmakers reissue subpoena for Curt Schilling

Lawyers for Rhode Island are attempting to reissue a subpoena for former 38 Studios head Curt Schilling to testify early next...

The Game Archaeologist: Ultima X Odyssey

I think any MMO veteran has a private list of prematurely canceled games that he or she deeply wishes had been completed and launched....
My name is might have been.

Records indicate that Rhode Island’s deal with 38 Studios was meant to be secret

The 38 Studios story has been a mess since it was first announced, right up to the studio's collapse. It turns out that...

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