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Marshall Barnes Offers Way Out For Rhode Island's 75 Million Dollar, 38 Studios Debacle
In the week after Curt Schilling has laid off his entire staff at 38 Studios, Marshall Barnes announces he has a plan that would enable the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation to recoup their $75 mil. investment Schilling's video game firm.
Last Friday, Marshall left a voice message at the EDC for someone to return his call if the state was interested in a way to save their $75 mil. investment in 38 Studios. He also sent an email to 38 Studios' investor email account concerning a way to save the company. He now states, that after reviewing available information about the firm, he doubts that he'll be able to do that, although it may be possible in a different form.
"What I can offer the EDC is a way that they can see their $75 million back, as well as some economic and educational development help for Rhode Island." Marshall stated. "What I can do is create a way, to leverage the considerable technological assets that I have, to facilitate a solution that would help Mr. Schilling, at least in terms of his debt to the state, and perhaps resurrect 38 Studios later in a new way; while simultaneously providing revenue generating opportunities that could cover the amount of the $75 mil. that would be exposed to default in the meantime. For example if the EDC ends up owning 38 Studios and sells it or its assets, there may still be a large balance left. My plan would address that".
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"If the parties involved want a viable resolution, that I think could be the best current option for all involved, all they have to do is pick up the phone and make it happen," Marshall said.