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Confession time: I have not finished Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Over the last several days, I've poured over thirty hours into the enormous world. After twenty or so, I resolved to avoid secondary tasks and focus on primary quests, hoping to finish the campaign before composing this review. And then, after reaching a milestone in the story, it occurred to me: I...

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38 Studios founder Curt Schilling diagnosed with cancer

Curt Schilling, noted pitcher, baseball analyst and video game aficionado, has been diagnosed with cancer. Schilling, 47, revealed the news to ESPN in a statement. Schilling is most notable in the video game industry for his work with 38 Studios, a game development company he founded in 2006. 38...

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Proposed Rhode Island bill would default on 38 Studios loan debt

38 Studios, the now-defunct company created by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and developers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, left a big hole of debt in Rhode Island when it went bankrupt. A $75 million loan guarantee-sized hole, to be exact. Last week, the state's legislature introduced a...

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38 Studios IP auction scheduled for December 11

Come December 11, Heritage Global Partners will finally begin selling off the intellectual property of Curt Schilling's 38 Studios. Initially slated for November, the auction was delayed due to "greater than expected" interest from potential bidders. The state of Rhode Island is hoping that this...

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38 Studios lawyer to request delay for IP auction

Richard Land, the court-appointed lawyer for 38 Studios, said he plans to ask a Rhode Island Superior Court judge to delay the now-defunct studio's intellectual property auction. The auction was originally slated to take place on November 14 and include the Project Copernicus MMO that was in...

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PSN Tuesday: NBA 2K14, Rain, Fatal Frame 3

Sony has issued its latest PlayStation Store update today, headlined by NBA 2K14. Sony's Japan Studio makes a splash with Rain today as well, and Fatal Frame 3 scares up a spot in the PS2 Classics section. PS Plus subscribers can transport themselves to the kingdoms of Amalur this week with a...

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PlayStation Plus gets free Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning this week

PS Plus members will be able to snag a free download of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on PS3 tomorrow. Reckoning is fantasy action RPG developed by Big Huge Games and 38 Studios. The State of Rhode Island will auction off 38 Studios' franchises next month, beginning on November 14. Kingdoms of...

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Hotline Miami, Kingdoms of Amalur head up PlayStation Plus in October

Sony revealed next month's PlayStation Plus lineup for North America, announcing that subscribers will receive free access to Dennatron's indie hit Hotline Miami and 38 Studios' action-RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, among other featured games. October's free PlayStation 3 offerings include...

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Kingdoms of Amalur IP auction starts November 14, includes Rise of Nations

The 38 Studios and Big Huge Games liquidation auction will begin November 14, according to the Heritage Global Partners auction services page. Among the assets included in the auction from the state of Rhode Island are the Kingdoms of Amalur intellectual property, namely the Project Copernicus MMO...

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Rhode Island holding public hearings over 38 Studios, exploring loan default

The story of 38 Studios as a video game developer is long over, but the financial fallout from its $75 million in taxpayer-backed loans continues in the state of Rhode Island. The Providence Journal reports two developments this week, as the state will shortly begin a public hearing process over...

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PS Plus Europe explores Amalur, Demon's Souls, Ico/SotC in June

European PlayStation Plus subscribers have plenty to keep themselves busy with when the rain inevitably lashes down on Wimbledon next month. June's Plus update brings two very different breeds of RPG to the PS3's Instant Game Collection in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Demon's Souls, as well...

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