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'38 Spouse' explains decision to speak now, never heard of 'EA Spouse'

Late Tuesday night an email blast went to several media outlets from '38 Spouse,' offering up an inside look into the collapsed 38 Studios "through the eyes of a spouse of one of the employees." The allusions to the EA Spouse (Erin Hoffman) incident of 2004, a watershed moment in the industry regar...

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Epic's Rein on Epic Baltimore and saving 'awesome guys' from 38 Studios' Big Huge Games

Epic Baltimore, the new studio formed by Epic Games from the senior staff of 38 Studios' Big Huge Games, was a surprise announcement this past Sunday. Well, it's not like there was much warning for anyone, really, as Epic's VP and co-founder Mark Rein explained to us today at E3, giving much of th...

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38 Studios liquidation valued in tens of millions by RI, gov. will get every penny he can for taxpayers

38 Studios declared bankruptcy earlier this afternoon and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the company's assets, which now belong in part to Rhode Island taxpayers. "We have had in recent days discussions with investors that were and, to my kn...

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38 Studios declares bankruptcy, formal investigation begins regarding finances

Curt Schilling's embattled 38 Studios declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation), as Rhode Island and federal authorities open an investigation into how the company handled its finances. WPRI reports the state police, attorney general's office, US Attorney's office and the FBI will investigate 38...

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Big Huge Games members picked up for Epic Baltimore

Epic Games will open up a new studio, Epic Baltimore, made up of members of 38 Studios' Big Huge Games. The new studio is made up of members of the team responsible for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the only product the gutted 38 Studios was able to get to market. "On Wednesday, the ex-BHG leaders...

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Curt Schilling posts Project Copernicus screens

The 38 Studios saga continues as Curt Schilling, head of the beleaguered company, has posted screenshots of its long-in-development MMO, Project Copernicus. These are "images from the most magical, breathtaking and awe inspiring world ever created," says Schilling, images he was "'allowed' to peek ...

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Schilling says he could lose $50 million of his own money in 38 Studios implosion [update: Chafee responds]

Embattled 38 Studios co-founder and head Curt Schilling finally broke his weeks of silence on the Rhode Island studio's recent implosion in an interview with The Providence Journal. "Frustration" seems not strong enough a word to describe his feelings toward Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee &nd...

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2 was in 'pre-production'

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2 was in "pre-production" at 38 Studios' Big Huge Games in Maryland before all employees were let go last week. Several sources with knowledge of the situation tell Joystiq that the company was in advanced talks with a publisher before the events that led to the dissol...

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Rhode Island: Fired 38 Studios staff are highly skilled, will find new work

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training director Charles Fogarty said today that the staff of 38 Studios, all of whom were laid off yesterday, will be able to find new jobs because they are "highly skilled." "The individuals in question, most of them are pretty highly skilled," Fogarty said. ...

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Editorial: 38 Studios and the Dunkin delusions

The Providence Journal sat neatly presented on the counter at the Dunkin Donuts across the street from 38 Studios in Rhode Island, its headline clear as day: "Loan-guarantee fallout costs EDC chief his job." Further down the right column of the page was the other harbinger headline: "Too little cas...

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