38 Studios Eighty-Sixes Massachusetts →
The lure of Rhode Island was apparently too much for 38 Studios to resist, apparently, and it is leaving the state. While Rhode Island’s beaches are fine and its clam chowder is unique, the real attraction for 38 Studios was, of course, the $75 million loan guaranty. Now that the decision is made, the political blame game is just beginning.
New England State Joins Fight Against Right To... →
This week, several states filed an amici curia brief with the Supreme Court in support of California’s lawsuit against the video game industry over the right to forbid the sale of violent video games to minors. A copy of the brief is available through the link above. Notably, Connecticut is the sole New England state filing such a brief in the action so far. Connecticut is joined by...
State of Gaming Industry in MA →
Rodney Brown, writing in Mass High Tech, provides a great overview of where the video game industry in MA is now and the obstacles on the horizon. Brown’s central question is the same one that many locals in this still-growing industry have been asking themselves: “For an industry that is more than 20 years old, that number of 1,200 games employees [in MA] is still amazingly small....