Curt Schilling is an asshole. Totally screwed so many people over this game, and 'stole' 75 mill of a loan from the pockets of Rhode Island taxpayers.
More of RI's corrupt government thinking that investing $75 million of taxpayer money into a video game company was a good idea somehow especially when building the new Sakonnet River Bridge is going to cost over $100 million and is actually a big need for the state. As a long time video game player (since Atari 2600) and a long time RI current resident (28 years) I could have told them that it was a terrible idea and in fact when I heard what they were going to do I basically...
The whole wanting to make a second game as a MMORPG was another terrible idea. I mean how many long running MMORPGs are there? I honestly don't think Curt Schilling was trying to fraud anyone if he's basically selling off stuff he owns to try and pay back the loan. If anything I think he was a bit over-ambitious in a very established and hard to break into market. He would have been better off starting smaller. I don't blame Curt Schilling so much as I blame RI state government for wasting money.
Not like he meant for the game to sell poorly. Calling someone an "asshole" for trying is pretty harsh.
How about telling people that if you come work for 38 studios, 'we will take care of the sale of your house'.. Then people move across country, take on another mortgage only to find that their original house they thought was being taken care of was never actually 'taken care of', and now these people are stuck with 2 mortgages, and no job..
For me, that would classify as being an asshole.... Sorry if my choice of words offended anyone. Curt knew all about this, and ruined a lot of peoples lives..
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