Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning News (Xbox360)

Smedley: Copernicus MMO "was gorgeous," failed due to "idiot" Governor

Posted: 11.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Sony Online Entertainment was pitched the 38 Studios MMO 'Copernicus', as John Smedley hailed it as "gorgeous," with its quality "undeniable." Unfortunately it was just "too expensive is all."

Smedley points the finger of blame surrounding 38 Studios' collapse towards "that idiot Governor Chafee" of Rhode Island, and even remarks the loan should never of happened.

No "acceptable offers" at auction for Kingdoms of Amalur or Project Copernicus

Posted: 16.12.2013 by Technet2k

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The 38 Studios auction that was held last week at Heritage Global Partners managed to claw $320,000 in proceeds, and that's thanks to Rise of Nations, Rise of Legends and Big Huge Games.

What didn't amount to anything was RPG IP Kingdoms of Amalur or its MMO counterpart Project Copernicus. There were no "acceptable offers" put forward during the auction.

Shilling: Amalur "billion dollar franchise," "no ones done what we were doing"

Posted: 27.11.2013 by Technet2k

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Curt Shilling has tweeted his support of the Amalur IP universe calling it a "billion dollar franchise," and implores anyone who buys it through the December auction to "put team back on it" and continue the journey.

He also remarked that years after its release "still no ones done what we were doing". Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning scored high among critics despite a few rough edges.

Amalur IP auction attracting interest among "well-known industry figures"

Posted: 25.11.2013 by Technet2k

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The auction taking place early next month for 38 Studios' Kingdoms of Amalur and MMO Copernicus has attracted about two dozen interested parties. Among them are "well-known industry figures".

Exactly who will be present at the auction isn't known as interest groups must sign an NDA and the auction itself will be conducted via telephone. Copernicus 'unlikely to be bought and finished'.

Source: RI governor Lincoln Chafee deliberately torpedoed Studio 38

Posted: 06.10.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Former Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation head Keith Stokes has revealed that Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee deliberately blocked indie developer Studio 38 from being able to function normally, to force it into bankruptcy and default.