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The death throes of 38 Studios?

It seems that 38 Studios, the company that made Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, might flatline due to financial issues and missed loan payments to Rhode Island shortly following the game's release. In the first two months, KoA:R barely managed to break the 400,000 sales marker, and while it's not a number to sneeze at, it doesn't even begin to cover the loan the company took out - a back breaking $75 million - and pay its employees. So in an effort to pay back the loans, they basically had to fire all their temp employees and contractors, and even then still can't pay their nearly 400 full time employees. The news is still coming out about this, but even after all this basically stripping the meat from the bone cutbacks, the company might not even be able to pay the first $1 million payment back to Rhode Island. If 38 Studios does go under (and it very well might if they're already in this much pain), Rhode Island taxpayers can expect to be dealt a $112 million wound.
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6 years, 11 months ago
Kingdom's of Amalur is an amazing game... It's very sad to see people ignore it.
It has many things that more and more games are starting to lack:
1.Good Gameplay and a nice system
It has the aiming system... Which is why i can't understand TERA hype...
WoW+KoA:reckoning+Bunny girls =TERA
2.Epic story
I haven't heard of anyone playing the story 100% :)
3.Free class system and lot of places to explore
Like WoW before dualspeccing was killed.
And so many places to go...
4."Good" AI and Intresting NPC's
No need to explain more?
(AI suffers from retardness :))
6 years, 11 months ago
I played the demo for the Chakram gun. It was quite good. Very good, actually, and definitely worth buying. I think Angry Joe summarized it best.

"It's like Fable, if Fable didn't suck!"

I'm going to wait for the price to drop or there's a sale before buying it, and chances are it will if 38 Studios tanks. Unfortunately, that also means that Rhode Island taxpayers will be burdened with paying back the loan money. No matter which way you cut it, someone is going to get royally screwed.
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