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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.

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

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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

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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 to...

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

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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

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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?

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Recently we had an interesting question come in from reader and Patron Rasmus Praestholm, who asked me to do a little investigating: "What (if...
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Curt Schilling settles 38 Studios lawsuit with Rhode Island

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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!

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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

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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 as...

Rhode Island investigators will not criminally charge 38 Studios

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

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

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

Jukebox Heroes: Six soundtracks from MMOs that never launched

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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

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

The Game Archaeologist: Ultima X Odyssey

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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

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

Project Copernicus was in trouble long before its $75M loan

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The lengthy post-mortem of Project Copernicus and 38 Studios never seems to end, does it? While the answer to "What went wrong?" is multi-faceted at the very...

$12.5 million settlement approved in 38 Studios lawsuit

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Three years after 38 Studios blew up and saddled Rhode Island taxpayers with more than $112 million in debt, a $12.5 million lawsuit settlement...
Wow, positive.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO futures that never were

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One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about is Operation Unthinkable. For those of you who don't feel like clicking...
WHAT THE NOW

Rhode Island strikes a $12.5 million deal with four 38 Studios defendants

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Instead of producing an MMO, 38 Studios produced an ongoing legal battle of finger-pointing and agony over the state of Rhode Island's $75 million...
My name is might have been.

Final 38 Studios auction brings in $90,000 for Rhode Island

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If there was ever any hope of recovering most of the massive $75 million debt left by the collapse of 38 Studios, it's gone now. A last...

Schilling says Rhode Islanders don’t know the full story of 38 Studios

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Curt Schilling talks a lot. Or should I say, he writes a lot, as you'll see in his lengthy blog post that covers everything...

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