Curt Schilling http://ripr.org en Sony, Chafee, 38 Studios and reality http://ripr.org/post/sony-chafee-38-studios-and-reality <p>Now comes another high-tech blabber seeking to blame Gov. Lincoln Chafee for the Curt Schilling -38 Studios fiasco that was actually done in the waning days of Gov. Donald Carcieri’s administration.</p><p>John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment, slammed Chafee in a series of twitter comments this week. But his arguments are so incongruous that it is very difficult to take him seriously.</p><p>It’s more like he has been sampling the new legal stuff in Denver or Seattle.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:13:05 +0000 Scott MacKay 28992 at http://ripr.org Curt Schilling Announces Battle With Cancer http://ripr.org/post/curt-schilling-announces-battle-cancer <p>As Rhode Island works to recover some of its investment in failed video game company 38 Studios, the company’s famous founder is now battling cancer.</p><p></p><p>Curt Schilling made the announcement in a statement released through ESPN.&nbsp; The former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox did not indicate what type of cancer, nor whether he is likely to recover.</p><p>Schilling faces a lawsuit from Rhode Island’s economic development agency, claiming he and others at 38 Studios failed to fully inform the state of the financial precariousness of the company.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:54:25 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & John Bender 28716 at http://ripr.org 38 Studios Intellectual Property Auction Left Games Unsold http://ripr.org/post/38-studios-intellectual-property-auction-left-games-unsold <p>The auctioning of intellectual property from defunct video game maker 38 studios resulted in the sale of two of the five lots up for bid. The assets were part of the video game company owned by baseball legend Curt Schilling.</p><p>The two lots going to the highest bidder included the games “Rise of Nations” and “Rise of Legends” and all of their intellectual property. The other lot sold held the trademark for Big Huge Games, a Maryland-based video game company owned by 38 Studios.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:27:08 +0000 Catherine Welch 26243 at http://ripr.org 38 Studios Intellectual Property Auction Left Games Unsold 38 Studios Update: Auction, Depositions + More http://ripr.org/post/38-studios-update-auction-depositions-more <p></p><p>Intellectual property rights for<a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/01/154121903/schilling-blames-rhode-island-for-companys-downward-spiral"> 38 Studios</a>, the failed video game that left Rhode Island taxpayers on the hook for $90 million, were slated to hit the auction block Wednesday. Nick Jimenez, executive vice president with <a href="http://www.hgpauction.com/">Heritage Global Auctions</a>, says via email there will be "more to report after the sales process is completed in the coming days." In the interim, an update on related developments:</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:39:32 +0000 Ian Donnis 26128 at http://ripr.org 38 Studios Update: Auction, Depositions + More Conversation: Winners & Losers in 38 Studios Lawsuit http://ripr.org/post/conversation-winners-losers-38-studios-lawsuit <p>The state’s lawsuit over failed video game company 38 Studios will move forward. Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein dismissed some of the counts, but allowed key parts of the state’s lawsuit to move ahead.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:55:50 +0000 Scott MacKay & Dave Fallon 20846 at http://ripr.org Conversation: Winners & Losers in 38 Studios Lawsuit RI Judge Allows Bulk of 38 Studios Lawsuit to Move Ahead http://ripr.org/post/ri-judge-allows-bulk-38-studios-lawsuit-move-ahead <p>Rhode Island’s lawsuit over failed video game company 38 Studios will move forward. Superior Court judge Michael Silverstein dismissed some of the counts, but allows key parts of the state’s lawsuit to move ahead.</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrni/files/130828EDC_v__Wells_Fargo_et_al__Mot__to_Dismiss.pdf">(Read the judge's 98-page decision here.)</a></p><p>When video game maker 38 Studios went belly up after receiving a $75 million state loan guaranty, it left taxpayers in the lurch for roughly $100 million.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:20:27 +0000 Catherine Welch 20779 at http://ripr.org RI Judge Allows Bulk of 38 Studios Lawsuit to Move Ahead 38 Studios Stress Caused Schilling Heart Problems http://ripr.org/post/38-studios-stress-caused-schilling-heart-problems <p>Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling says stress from 38 Studios’ business problems was part of why he suffered a heart attack in 2011.&nbsp; Schilling revealed the health problem in an interview with the Boston Sunday Globe.</p><p>Schilling tells the Globe he experienced chest pains while watching his wife run in the New York Marathon in November 2011. That was seven months before 38 Studios went bankrupt, leaving Rhode Island taxpayers on the hook for close to 100 million dollars. Schilling says he was treated after returning to Boston.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:15:34 +0000 Ian Donnis 19978 at http://ripr.org House Oversight Committee Continues Hearings on 38 Studios http://ripr.org/post/house-oversight-committee-continues-hearings-38-studios <p>A legislative committee Wednesday held the fourth in an ongoing series of oversight hearings on Rhode Island’s investment in failed video game company 38 Studios. Committee members had different views on the value of the meeting.</p><p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:39:11 +0000 Ian Donnis 19732 at http://ripr.org House Oversight Committee Continues Hearings on 38 Studios House Oversight Committee Set To Examine Investment in 38 Studios http://ripr.org/post/house-oversight-committee-set-examine-investment-38-studios <p>The House Oversight Committee is set Wednesday to examine the state’s losing investment in failed video game maker 38 Studios.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The General Assembly ended the legislative session last month. But members of the House Oversight Committee are returning to Smith Hill&nbsp; to examine Rhode Island’s misadventure with 38 Studios.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:13:58 +0000 Ian Donnis 19661 at http://ripr.org House Oversight Committee Set To Examine Investment in 38 Studios 38 Studios: It won't end well for RI http://ripr.org/post/38-studios-it-wont-end-well-ri <p>Will Rhode Island ever get beyond the shadow of the 38 Studios-Curt Schilling&nbsp; disaster. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay on why state government so far has not developed options for putting this behind us.</p><p>President John F. Kennedy said famously that ``life is unfair.’’ Some men,’’ he noted, ‘’are killed in a war, some men are wounded and some men never leave the country.’’</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:35:57 +0000 Scott MacKay 17293 at http://ripr.org