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According to a Harvard Business School case study, baseball legend and MMORPG fanatic Curt Schilling has invested the majority of the earnings from his Hall of Fame-bound pitching career in his game development company, 38 Studios. According to Baseball-Reference.com, Schilling's career earnings total $114.16 million.
The case study (as reported on by Gamasutra) goes on to detail the extensive learning curve that Schilling faced while transitioning from professional sports to business. "The whole concept of vacation was foreign to Curt. He actually said, 'People get weekends off, right?'" noted Brett Close, former CEO of Schilling's company.38 Studios' wholly owned subsidiary, Big Huge Games, is currently developing RPG Project Mercury for EA Partners. The company also has unannounced MMO projects in the works.
Wow. How did this go from Curt Schilling to politics? There are enough trolls around the rest of the internet, we don't need them here thank you.
I think this sort of discrimination, "i.e. I don't like your ideas so I won't support you" is actually pretty healthy.
It's not fire-bombing anyone or hanging outside their home haranguing their wife and kids. It's saying "yeah, you aren't the kind of cat I want to support, have a nice day, but do it without my dime."
That isn't bad. In fact, it's pretty darn civil. Plus, if you read my arguments, I concede that I'd be torn between supporting a developer whose work I liked (I know I haven't supported the ideas of all my bosses) and the fact that a portion of the money is going to line his pockets.
Ultimately there is no easy answer, but I'm cool with acknowledging that I don't like Schilling's politics and that this might sway my decision in the future.
@ Andre Garvin
It's the Republicrats fault. Or maybe the Demublicans. IDK.
I take my hat off to Schilling for trying something as daring as a MMORPG for his first game. Hope it goes well.
You the man Schill. Sox fan for life.
For those who don't know who they are, well here is the information. I think by having such big names working on this game, I can see why he spent the money he did. Even without a game under the belt yet, when you have names like this working on this game, it has a good possiblity of being good.
Project Mercury is the codename for the epic RPG currently being developed by Big Huge Games under the leadership of Ken Rolston, the mastermind behind the development of numerous critically-acclaimed RPG titles. Best-selling fantasy author R. A. Salvatore and renowned artist and creator of Spawn, Todd McFarlane, have joined forces to create a vast and entertaining universe codenamed Copernicus. Big Huge Games is a wholly-owned subsidiary of 38 Studios, LLC, founded by Major League All-Star, World Series MVP and avid gamer Curt Schilling, Project Mercury will be the studios' first videogame to be published.
Very few MMO's make it past a couple years. The only way to double his millions back is if he makes a groundbreaking MMO better then WOW (Not gonna happen)
I hope this pays off for Schilling. Especially considering it seems as though he truly loves gaming.
alright f you curt shilling i love what you did to get my town of boston a world series but then you just went crazy good luck with your MMO games ya jack ass....anyway for him to get publicity tisk tisk tisk
I hope he has a lot of control over content so that the game is all craaaaaazy nuts
Brave, Brave Man. If I had allllllll that money, I would save the hell out of it and just buy a dope house and a dope car. And HELLA video games. Then I would proceed to kick it, and donate money to schools every once and a while
Shillings for everyone :]
HA HA NOW LOOK AT YA! going down? layed off and closed big hudge games. ha ha more like big hudge piece of ***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!