38 Studios auction finds no buyer for Amalur MMO, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning sequel

By: Eddie Makuch The 38 Studios/Big Huge Games liquidation auction held this week found no buyer for Project Copernicus, the company’s in-development MMORPG, or sequel rights for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. In addition, 38 Studios social media platform called Helios did not find a buyer. Other unsold assets included the Big Huge Games Engine and intellectual property rights for Catan. The state of Rhode Island’s … Continue reading 38 Studios auction finds no buyer for Amalur MMO, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning sequel

Xbox Live Gold subscribers get free Assassin’s Creed II later this month

By: Martin Gaston Assassin’s Creed II  will be the next free game offered as part of Microsoft’s Games With Gold promotion, Microsoft spokesperson Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb has confirmed. Xbox LiveGold subscribers will be able to download the game from July 16 until the end of the month. Microsoft earlier this week announced that XBLA tower-defence game Defense Grid: The Awakening would be the free game … Continue reading Xbox Live Gold subscribers get free Assassin’s Creed II later this month

Turbine hires Elder Scrolls designer Ken Rolston

By: Eddie Makuch Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online developer Turbine has added new leadership to its studio. The Needham, Massachusetts studio today announced that it has hired Elder Scrolls designer Ken Rolston, as well as former NetherRealm and Zynga developers. JRolston served as lead designer for Bethesda on Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and was most … Continue reading Turbine hires Elder Scrolls designer Ken Rolston

Amalur dev files for bankruptcy, FBI investigating

By: Eddie Makuch LOS ANGELES–Beleaguered Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Project Copernicus company 38 Studios has filed for bankruptcy, a spokesperson confirmed today to Rhode Island news outlet WPRI. This means the company has ceased operations and will be liquidated. On top of this, the Rhode Island state police, the attorney general’s office, the U.S. Attorney’s office, and the FBI are launching investigations into the … Continue reading Amalur dev files for bankruptcy, FBI investigating