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Curt Schilling's 38 Studios Struggling Financially 158

Posted by Soulskill
from the welcome-to-the-big-leagues dept.
medv4380 writes "38 Studios, run by Curt Schilling, is having a hard time paying its bills and employees. The gaming community hasn't been happy with the company since the issue with an Online Pass for Single Player Content, which we discussed previously. Now, 38 Studios has bounced a check intended as a payment on its $75 million loan from the state of Rhode Island. If the company defaults, Rhode Island taxpayers will have to cover the loan and interest, which could total nearly $100 million."
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Curt Schilling's 38 Studios Struggling Financially

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  • Re:Thank Goodness! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Jackie_Chan_Fan (730745) on Friday May 18, 2012 @03:50PM (#40045289)

    ... and then there was diablo 3.

    requires online and unique serial (non transferable) to play single player.

    Trust me, the rape never ended.

  • Re:who? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Rogue Haggis Landing (1230830) on Friday May 18, 2012 @04:00PM (#40045397)

    You need to get out of your basement once in a while.

    Isn't this really the sort of knowledge gained by spending more time in the basement?

    Schilling's Bloody Sock is one of the most famous incidents in American sports in the 21st century [wikipedia.org], and occurred during the most-remembered playoff series in baseball of the last few decades. Lots of people who aren't basement dwellers know all about it.

    A basement dweller hears Schilling's name and remembers that only 4.9% of the runs that Schilling allowed over his career were unearned, which is the lowest percentage for any pitcher with a long career. We, er, *they* know that this means that ERA undervalues Schilling, because preventing unearned runs is a skill -- you do it by striking out batters, not walking anyone, and getting batters to hit fly balls rather than ground balls.

    Basement dwellers, and a lot of other people, also know that Schilling has been a very outspoken conservative proponent of small government for many years. He'd say that a free-spending government corrupts the market, corrupts individuals, and leads to lots of waste. I guess he just went out and proved himself right!

    Now if you'll excuse me, Mom says that lunch is ready. Hope it isn't PB&J again!

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