Mike Rose for Gamasutra:
Elsewhere, Schilling said that Governor Chafee’s public remarks about the studio’s issues were “devastating,” and he claims that a publisher pulled out of a $35 million deal to finance a sequel to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning as a result of the comments.
Ex Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling is in hot water because his video game company, 38 Studios, failed spectacularly after taking a $75 million relocation deal from the state of Rhode Island, then being unable to pay it back on time.
Schilling should know better than anyone about running one’s mouth off, because he’s famous for doing it – but that’s not the only reason he’s a hypocrite. Schilling has preached the small government mantra for years, yet he was only too happy to take government money to relocate his business from Massachusetts to Rhode Island when then-governor Donald Carcieri cemented the deal.
I feel badly for the employees of 38 Studios and their families, as well as the Rhode Island taxpayers who are on the hook to pay for this pig, but I have nothing but enmity for Schilling, who’s been hoist by his own petard.
Maybe next time Schilling should take his own advice and seek to succeed in business on his own, rather than suckling at the government teat like a greedy little piggy.