project copernicus

A fantasy MMORPG canceled in 2012 when 38 Studios declared bankruptcy, sparking a multi-year Rhode Island political drama. See: 38 Studios on Wikipedia

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!...

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...

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....

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

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...
We're all NPCs now.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO futures that never were

One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about is Operation Unthinkable. For those of you who don't feel like...
My name is might have been.

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

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...

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

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

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