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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.
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@sean lowery LOOOOOOLLLL
Wow thats some dedication. Then again if I was dictator of the world I'd probably funnel all of Earth's money into video game R&D too. So I guess I can't talk...
That's pretty ballsy of him...Wait, I want to play the pun game too. That's pretty baseballsy of him.
Nothing against 38 Studios, but I hope they fail. I want Curt to lose all his money. God I hate that guy...
schilling is the man! luv the sox and used to play on his WoW server. it'd be so neat to see something awsome come from this and would demonstrate how gamers really do come from all walks of life!
It'd suck if all that money goes to waste.
What games have they even come out with.....I've never heard of them untill right this moment.
@KimboFife - no kidding. The guy's as right-wing Republican as they come, hates gays and lobbied against gay marriage in Massachusetts, and was buddies with George Bush. I can't imagine anyone in a creative, artistic industry wanting to work for that ***.
They haven't came out with a game as of yet, they are currently working on one. It actually sounds like a cool game, they have some really talented people working on the game.
Go hard or go home i guess
talk about investing in your own work!
Good for him. He has another passion and luckily he has the capital to pursue it.
No you don't get weekends off!
seriously dude? are you that stupid and discriminatory? you only play democrat-developed games? if thats the case, could you please let me know who is a democrat and who isn't in the industry? I'm also an idiot, and those kind of things are really important to me.
Now THAT'S a true Gamer. Throwing all that money at a business you love is awesome. I gotta support these guys.
What's worse? Thinking that it's okay to discriminate against someone because they're discriminatory. That's the kind of logic that leads to conflict, in which nobody wins.
There's always a better way than hating each other, but hating is the easier path.
I try to separate politics and games, but it's kind of hard when you look at some of the particularly nasty positions that Schilling has taken in the past. Unlike a certain right-wing radio host who shall remain nameless, I won't say that I "hope that he fails."
But I will say that I most certainly will not be buying anything associated with this man.
I've never heard of 38 Studios... He might want to get his company a little better known before he puts so much into it.