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(Joystiq)   Rhode Island socks Curt Shilling with lawsuit   ( massively.joystiq.com) divider line
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3487 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 Nov 2012 at 1:44 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-05 02:18:55 PM  
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Curt thought that since he was a hardcore gamer, he knew how to run an ideal game company.

That's like having one of the die hard Farkers from the Sports Tab hit the powerball and start a major league team with the money.

Curt should have started small, open a studio with a handful of good industry people and sell a small game on Steam. Then figure out how things work, what works and doesn't and gradually get bigger.

Instead he tried to hit a home run with his first major league swing.
2012-11-05 04:05:39 PM  
1 vote:

justtray: 2. What are the legal ramifications of this? Can schilling and the ceo, directors, etc be facing prison time??

As I understand it, this is a dubious lawsuit at best. For criminal charges, you'd have to show that Curt was overtly raiding the company (although he was paying himself a very generous salary). Unless there's some things I'm not aware of, there was no real malfeasance there. Just a massive amount of incompetence. And if you can be successfully sued for being incompetant at managing other people's money, every politician in the country should be scared to death right now.
2012-11-05 02:46:55 PM  
1 vote:
Everybody involved in this is an idiot top to bottom except the unfortunate people who actually did get jobs (and then promptly got screwed out of them) at 38 Studios.

This is why you don't farking hand huge gobs of money to the private sector like it's an ingredient in some magic job-making potion. And Schilling can sit on a fence post and spin. He's practically the poster boy for just how stupid the entire notion of a 'job creator' as some messianic entity is.
2012-11-05 01:50:27 PM  
1 vote:
While I think Curt was a horrible CEO, I think the lawsuit is stupid. RI was "Here, take this money and use it in exchange for some jobs"
2012-11-05 12:26:59 PM  
1 vote:
Well they already auctioned off all of 38 Studio's assets, so they only have $74,170,000 left to recoup. You're almost there guys.
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