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38 Studios Files for Bankruptcy

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios have declared chapter 7 Bankruptcy earlier today. Currently an FBI investigation is under way for the game developer for neglecting to pay their employees, according to a report filed by WPRI News. During the development of Kingdoms of Amalur back in 2010, the development house agreed to a $75 million dollar loan from the state of Rhode Island in order to move its company and its employees to...

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Twitter Becomes #38job Fair For 38 Studios/BHG

In the wake of the announcement of the closing of Kingdoms of Amalur developers 38 Studios and Big Huge Games, a large number of gaming  professionals took to Twitter to post notices of job openings in the industry under the hashtag #38jobs. Companies such as Epic Games, Microsoft, Bethesda/Zenimax, Insomniac, Blizzard (with a reported 110 openings), and dozens more responded in merely a few hours, encouraging those affected by the layoffs to send in their applications. Unfortunately,...

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Kingdoms of Amalur Developer Closes Doors

It looks like the long, twisting saga of problems that have plagued Kingdoms of Amalur developers 38 studios reached a bitter conclusion yesterday. Originally posted as a rumor, according to various sources, 38 Studios last paid their employees on April 30th and internally announced a companywide layoff effective immediately. Former employees and their families’ medical insurance also have run dry, ending Thursday night at midnight.

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Sells Over 400 000 in US

38 Studios new IP Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has sold over 410  000 copies since its release in the United States. According to Rhode Island news station WPRI by the NDP Group, a majority of these sales numbers came from the first month of release, with 80 000 being sold last month. These sales numbers do not reflect digital sales or sales outside of the United States. NDP spokesperson David Riley made the comment, “an impressive figure...

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Kingdoms of Amalur Unleashes Giants With New Expansion

38 Studios’ Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is about to get a little larger with the release of Teeth of Naros on April 17th for both Xbox 360, PSN and Windows PC. This expansion packs 20 brand new quests, floating cities, 18 new weapons and new monsters to slay. Are you willing to face a new race of giants introduced in Teeth of Naros? Hopefully they won’t be like Skyrim’s who can send you flying with one swift...

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