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Submitted by Queasy 1201d ago | news

38 Studios layoffs confirmed by Rhode Island governor

XMNR: The 38 Studios saga continued on Monday as Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee confirmed that the studio has laid off employees following issues with paying the first installment of a $75 million from the state of Rhode Island. (38 Studios, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1201d ago
Makes me sad. :/ Loved Curt in baseball and love him now in gaming.
joab777  +   1201d ago
I just want them to finish the game. I wanna see that art style on new tech. I loved kingdoms of amalur and i know hoe great a follow up would be on next gen. Im just lost as to their arrangement. Were they supposed to use all koa's $ to make payment, or just give back a million. How do u begin to pay back a loan a year b4 release? Thats why these games need "evil" corporations. It must feel great to b outed by a states government. Now, can they please explain what happened to the other 99% of our (taxpayer) money.

Its just rediculous that they can spend our $ anyway they want with no oversight, making election promises, deals with corps to make themselves rich while in office, but after asking a game company to come to rhode island, they embarrasingly out them, knowing that this alone will harm the company thats trying to make $. Why dont they out themselves for being spending addicts, sending us into an oblivion of debt that will never be wiped clean. Remember, in 6 months we have to up the debt ceiling again (yes, again without any cuts to spending) and no federal budget in 2 years. I dunno, maybe when we up it another 2 trillion, we can find a tiny bit to help out 38 studios...i mean, we r simply printing more $ backed by nothing of real value so...why not? Because its rediculous. Dont ever get in bed with the government. Maybe they can shop thier idea to a company that is willing to take a risk. Heres to hoping a great product isnt another casualty of our rapidly imploding government.
Psychonaughty  +   1200d ago
Well their 1st game wasn't awful but it was very generic considering all the talent they have so I'm not surprised they are having difficulties, next time make a game that hasn't been made a 1000 times before and you're good to go.

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