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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.

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

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

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

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

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...

Perfect Ten: Original MMOs that never came to be

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

Perfect Ten: When celebs crossed paths with MMOs

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

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...
WHAT THE NOW

Lawful Neutral: The long fall of Project Copernicus’ 38 Studios

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

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

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...

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