Records indicate that Rhode Island’s deal with 38 Studios was meant to be secret

    
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The 38 Studios story has been a mess since it was first announced, right up to the studio’s collapse. It turns out that the first announcement wasn’t meant to happen, though; according to documents that have been released, the meetings between Curt Schilling and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation were originally meant to be completely secret. Public revelation came only after it became clear that the Providence Journal had uncovered the meetings and was planning to run a story on same.

While Schilling and the EDC were transparent about the deal after it had been revealed, the fact remains that it was apparently meant to remain behind closed doors, possibly until the deal had already happened. It adds a certain degree of shadiness to the proceedings, not that the state of affairs needs much help to not look good.

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Amalur, which was a mostly-finished game by the time 38 snatched it up.

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Republican administration delivers wheelbarrows full of public money to an outspoken small-government Republican celebrity (“small government” until he got a chance to get his own snout into the trough, that is).. why WOULDN’T it be meant to be secret?

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The MMO?

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A reminder that 38 Studios had almost nothing to do with Amalur besides buying the company that finished it and filing off the serial numbers.

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And that game they didn’t actually make?

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Mochaccino That actually looks like it could have been a very pretty MMO.

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To be fair, the minimum salary (what at least 50% of football players earn) isn’t really that high… I think its a couple hundred thousand a year. Add that to the fact that NFL players have a shorter career than other pro sports, AND add to the fact that many of those players don’t have much, if any experience doing anything else and, I’m actually surprised the number is only 16%.

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Mochaccino

Yeah, the gameplay for Reckoning was quite fun and it could have translated well for an action MMO.

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Mochaccino some really nice artwork there.