State lawmakers reissue subpoena for Curt Schilling

    
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Lawyers for Rhode Island are attempting to reissue a subpoena for former 38 Studios head Curt Schilling to testify early next year about the loan and business decisions that ultimately led to the demise of the studio, the end of Project Copernicus’ development, and a hefty lawsuit.

Schilling may ignore the subpoena on advice of attorney due to the pending lawsuit. On his blog, the former Red Sox pitcher bit back against the state while also taking the lion’s share of the blame for the fiasco on himself: “I lost what I thought were 3-400 ‘family’ when I let this company fail. I will never ever get past that, and it being mainly my fault maybe I shouldn’t.”

In the post, Schilling took the effort to clarify some of the claims and details concerning the loan: “[I] never peddled this ‘plan’ to anyone but VC’s and single investors here, around the country and across the oceans. A conversation arose during a chance meeting about 38 Studios and [Rhode Island’s] desire to stimulate the jobs market. That conversation snowballed into meetings that snowballed into legislation that became the bond.”

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Loyheta
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Loyheta

Wiexlon Thanks

Wiexlon
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Wiexlon

Nope, you’re definitely not the only one. The guy has owned up for all of the issues of the studio and frankly, claims more than his share of the blame. He’s played nice during the preceding law disputes and has done his part. NJ government is filthy though, so it’s not a surprise that this has turned into a circus.
On an side note, sorry to hear about your family’s farm. As a fellow Californian I can empathize a bit.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Am I the only one really annoyed with the constant bullying by the state, its politicians, and the lawyers? The guy messed up a little but he made a really good game and may have made a great mmo with a chance of a lot of people having good jobs and bringing the state money. But no… everything has to be a political game. Politicians don’t care about the well being of individuals or companies.. they only care about what those things can give to them. They care more about pointing fingers and making themselves look good comparatively rather than do genuinely good things. Hell my family lost our farm because of the idiotic games politicians play with water here in California.

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Rhode Island made a risky investment and it didn’t work out that’s the way investing goes sometimes. All going after Curt Schilling is going to do is make other businesses not want to do business with RI. 38 Studios made one good game and where working on another in game in good faith I don’t see where RI has a leg to stand on, this is all just political theater.

squidgod2000
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squidgod2000

This post needs a “dead horse” tag.

Dobablo
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Dobablo

Karl_Hungus

Wiexlon
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Wiexlon

A Dad Supreme Wiexlon LOL, well played!

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A Dad Supreme
ApathyCurve
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ApathyCurve

“and it being mainly my fault”
Being that you’re under threat of subpoena to testify concerning your culpability, maybe you should stop posting comments about it on your blog.  Just a thought.

Wiexlon
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Wiexlon

Trying to find the kickstarter page for this game. It looks beautiful. Anyone have a link?