Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kageho

@DSookochoff
So basically you want more Ascendant, which is what Amalur originally comes from.

I agree. It would be lovely to have more of this style of franchise. Just with more polish.
 

sbofn

Integral Poster
I finally played this game. It's the best RPG I've seen since the first Dragon Age. It's a shame the franchise is so screwed over.
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
Anyone going to be in Maryland or Rhode Island next month? It's a shame there's no online feature for these auctions...

Oh, and apparently Microsoft is trying to get them to remove the 360 XDK consoles as the dev kits are still property of MS.

http://www.sjcorio.com/corio/auctions/38studios/38studios_auction_details.html

SALE #1
Location:1954 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD
Auction Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:30 AM
Inspection 9:00 AM Morning of the Sale

Computers: Over 100 Dell T-3500, T-3400, T-7500 Workstations, plus over 250 Dell 24" & 20" Monitors, Printers/Copiers: Epson Stylus Pro 9880 with Epson Ultra Chrome K3 ink, HP Color LaserJet 5550n printer, HP LaserJet 4250 tn, HP LaserJet 4240nEpson Stylus CX7800, HP LaserJet P4014n, HP LaserJet 2600n Color LaserJet printer, assorted toner and print cartridges, Overhead Projector/Video Conferencing:(2) Sony Cineza 3LCD projectors, (2) InFocus IN82, P820 HD projector, Polycom HDX7000 video conferencing system, Audio Equipment: Genelec 7050B active subwoofer with (4) 8030 A bi-amplified monitoring systems, (4) Logitech Z-5500 digital surround sound systems, SMPro audio Mpatch 5.1 passive volume control, Furman PL-Plus linear filter, MTP AV midi time piece, Digi design rack 3, Mackie Big Knob studio command system, M-Audio keystation 88es keyboard, On-Stage stands, sound absorption foam wall tiles, WACOM UNITS: (7) Wacom Cintiq DTK-2100 LCD tablets, (9) Wacom Cintiq DTZ-2100D LCD tablets, (7) Wacom Cintiq DTZ-1200W LCD tablets, (13) Wacom Intuos 3 PTZ-630 tablets, Gaming consoles: Xbox 360 XDK consoles, Wii Gaming consoles, Sony Playstation 3 blu-ray console, assorted game controllers, Telephone System: NEC NEAX 2000 (IPS) Internet Protocol Server telephone system D-Term Series i, Voice Over IP capable system with over 100 handsets, Moven Studio Inertial motion capture suit, IR Recognition Hand Recognition Security System (6) Handkey II model HK-II, Flat Panel Televisions: Vizio VW26L HDTV20F, Samsung LN320403, Samsung LN32C450EID, Samsung PN58A55081FXZA plasma display, Panasonic TC-P54G25 plasma display, Samsung LN52B550K1FXZA, Panasonic TC-P42GT25 plasma 3D full HD, Samsung LN40A75OR1FXZA, PLUS, Pelican, Case Cruzer travel cases, 12' conference table with 9 high end leather chairs, 10' conference table with high end leather chairs, 5' round conference table, High-End roller chairs, CAT5 cables, audio, HDMI, RCA, XLR, 1/4" cables, Sony, Sennheiser, Astro A40 Surround Sound headsets, Gaming table, pool table, ping pong table, GE side by side stainless steel refrigerators, Research library of books, video game library, Flavia single serve coffee machine model Creation 400, Keurig B3000SE coffee machine, and much more...

SALE #2
Location:One Empire Street, Providence, RI
Auction Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:30 AM
Inspection 9:00 AM Morning of the Sale
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Computers: Over 400 Dell T-7500 Workstations, plus T-3500 & T-3400 Workstations, HP, Dog House, Mac Pro's, iMac's, over 600 Samsung, Sceptre 24" & 20" Monitors, HP Laserjet printers, HP Designjet 500 wide format printer, WACOM: Over 75 Wacom Cintiq Models DTK-2100 & DTZ-2100D 21" LCD tablets, Intuos 3 & 4 pen tablets, Bamboo pen tablets, Audio Recording Studios: Mackie studio monitors and subwoofers, (2) Tascam FW-1884 audio mixers with Firewire, (4) M-Audio Keystation 88es Midi keyboards, Presonus Central Stations with Remote stations, Motu 828mk3, Grace M802, Ion Rain audio computer, PreSonus HP4 headphone amp, (2) Mackie 1642-VLZ3 mixers,Real Traps sound absorption panels, Logic Pro Software, Sony Vegas, Microphones; Neuman Berlin U87Ai with shockmount, Shure, RODE ntg-3 shotgun, Overhead Projectors & Video Conferencing System: Epson Home Cinema 8350HD, Epson H283A, Epson EMP-83H, Optoma EP739, InFocus LP860, ViewSonic PJD7382, BENQ MX712 UST, Polycom VSX7000 video conferencing system, Audio/Video Rack including; (3) Shure SLX-4, Shure UHF antenna distribution system, Furman M-8LX, Vaddio PreView Dual6.4, Vaddio Sony HD camera with pan/tilt, Mackie 1604-VLZ3 rack mounted mixer, Vaddio Production View Super Joystick camera controller, Extron PC DVDCAM, Tightrope Media Systems Carousel server, Vaddio Quick Connect CCU, Denon Video Player, AVAYA Voip Telephone System, (6) Frigidaire Commercial glass door refrigerators, (6) LG model LFC25776ST Stainless Steel Refrigerators with bottom freezer drawer, ULINE under counter ice maker, Summit Stainless Steel microwaves, PLUS, Pelican travel cases, Ping Pong Table, Custom Gaming Tables, video game library, reference book library, exercise equipment, flat panel televisions, High-End roller chairs, office work stations, 20' wooden conference table, employee lockers, VGA cables, Cat5 cables, video adapters, and so much more...
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
Via Joystiq:

The public auction held yesterday at 38 Studios' former headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island, sold approximately 95 percent of the items available. A gross sales figure for the auction is expected later today.

According to a representative for the Rhode Island Economic Development Committee, the quasi-public agency that loaned 38 Studios the $75 million at the heart of the auction, there were over 1,000 registered participants for the auction. The auction had about 600 online participants and over 400 in-person, who had to front a $100 refundable deposit to enter the building.

The auction activities ran until 10PM last night, after starting an hour after the planned 10:30AM opening to accommodate the number of people who wanted to get in. There is the chance of another live auction to handle unsold items, which could include "more computers, servers, office furniture, etc."

Not up for auction yesterday was the Kingdoms of Amalur intellectual properly, which is the item Rhode Island is hoping to recoup the most return from its failed investment.

"I anticipate that the IP will be marketed and sold over the next three to six months," attorney Richard Land, the court-appointed receiver who organized the auction, told Joystiq. "Although the process is not yet set in stone, it is unlikely that it will be a traditional auction as you saw yesterday; more likely to be a negotiated transaction."

Last week's auction at 38 Studios' Big Huge Games division brought in $180,000. According to the 38 Studios bankruptcy filings, as reported by the AP, the company owes $150.7 million and has assets estimated at $21.7 million.


On a side note, I really need to get back to this game. I still haven't finished it and have only explored about half of the map. 2012 has been a crazy year for gaming backlogs, I guess.
 

Haws Bah Gawd

TRTSM's Color Commentator
After hearing all the praise for this, I got it for free yesterday with my (also free) one year Plus membership. Ready to give it a try!
 

Conspiracy_Victim

Integral Poster
Yeah the chakrams make it pretty simple. Keep leveling up your abilities with them and it's easy. If only they were in the might school instead of the magic school. Ah well.
 

Mazto

Integral Poster
Started a replay of this since I had it in a box I'd forgot about. I have the manliest moustached mage in history.
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
I'm so hyped. I had a blast with Amalur. I'd gladly play a remaster or a sequel or an MMO.. anything more in that universe is a welcome addition, IMO!
 

Andrew

muzz - Former Cult Member
I actually haven't played Kingdoms but I was following it's development closely when it was going to be an MMO initially. I'd personally love a big new MMO but it not the way games are going these days.
 

Kageho

@DSookochoff
Was wondering why this was bumped. Damn, a sequel coming was not what I was expecting to hear about.

Also THQ Nordic? Huh. Not the company I would've expected to purchase the rights.
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
Apparently they've been doing with a lot of IPs. They also bought the THQ name from the previous owners so it should be noted that this isn't the same old THQ..just in name only.
 

cobainwasmurdered

CWM
Staff member
no fact said:
Apparently they've been doing with a lot of IPs. They also bought the THQ name from the previous owners so it should be noted that this isn't the same old THQ..just in name only.

They should buy the Fable IP while they're at it to really be awesome.
 
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