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8. Re: Rhode Island Sues Schilling and Others over 38 Studios Deal Nov 1, 2012, 22:18 NewMaxx
 
Considering the amount of athletes who are rich and impressionable, the number of sketchy investment scheme salesmen, and the state of not only the general economy (bring us jobs!) but the risky video game entertainment business, none of this comes as a surprise. I've seen far worse plans and execution, but when you toss in government dollars you need to expect either oversight (which is always inefficient) or legal recourse (if expectations are not financially met).

The irony of this is, of course, that contractors for the government NEVER come in at their quoted cost, or often even close, but this goes both ways as the government usually slashes the number of units or features or something else to curtail the program. Now, knowing this and being aware of the circumstances I mentioned above, who in their right mind couldn't foresee a MMO becoming a regular RPG while also costing more money than expected?

These are two entities (video game industry + government) that should never work together, outside of the educational and tax benefits seen in places like Canada and Europe (and to some extent, Texas and parts of Asia). The only successful cohesion of another nature had oversight (America's Army) and we all know what that was about, and it matches the expectations I had above when it comes to oversight.

This comment was edited on Nov 1, 2012, 22:25.
 
 
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