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Curt Schilling, Electronic Arts partner for 'fantasy role playing' video game

Mar 10, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

Electronic Arts has signed a deal to produce a video game from Curt Schilling’s company 38 Studios. Hiawatha Bray of the Boston Globe reports that the product “has nothing to do with sports” and will instead be “a single-player fantasy role playing game, still under development and code-named Project Mercury.”
Here’s more from the story:

The action takes place inside a fantasy world being created by two of Schilling’s partners, novelist R. A. Salvatore and comic book artist Todd McFarlane. The same imaginary world will be the setting for a second project from 38 Studios, a multiplayer, Internet-based game being developed in Maynard under the code name Copernicus.

I’ve never been into comic books, but isn’t calling Todd McFarlane merely “comic book artist Todd McFarlane” akin to, say, calling Barack Obama “politician Barack Obama”?
Also, the blogging world definitely needs more code names.

  1. Megary - Mar 10, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Curt Schilling? Comic Books? Roll Playing?
    We need another clever segue to Drew Barrymore here…
    Anyone? Hello?
    Probably nobody reading this post.

  2. YX - Mar 10, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    All those who unfortunate enough to read about his WoW endeavors are not surprised in the least.

  3. Nasty Boy - Mar 10, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Any chance I get to take a shot at this back stabbing ,lying ,fake bloody sock bastard I’ll take it . Who cares if he lives or dies, he’s a piece of shit. He’s a has been, so fade off into the sunset you dick.

  4. GBSimons - Mar 10, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    To be fair, it’s “role playing,” not “roll playing.” Schilling is highly mockable now, but just imagine if he enjoyed juggling biscuits, dressing up croissants in doll’s clothes, and playing shuffleboard with day-old doughnuts.
    From Drew’s Big Hair Days:

  5. Omega in Colorado - Mar 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    why does Schilling need help creating a fantasy world? He already lives in one where he is relevant and people still like him.

  6. ChrisKoz - Mar 10, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    Is this fantasy world one in which people will finally go out to eat with him and not skip out on his sweet birthday party?

  7. Old Gator - Mar 10, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    Another commenter on HBT has Drew Barrymore under contract, but I could segue to a discussion of Drew Berrymore, the German-born pornstar who looks nothing like Drew Barrymore the way, say, Mary Carey looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger. If that will keep you for a while, you could look her up on Google (which sounds vaguely suggestive anyway) – but I somehow doubt that Aaron would appreciate me posting a link to the Vivid Video web site after I took him to task yesterday for reprinting tawdry and irrelevant information in a sports blog. And in a way, it’s a shame that porn has gone mainstream, more or less, because if the actors (and I use that term advisedly) still had to wear those little black masks they used to wear in the old classic black and white 8 millimeter films, some of these unsigned free agents could put their road experience to good use and make some extra money while they wait for someone to offer them a minor league contract.
    But what I was originally going to note was that I was just reading about the McCarthy (Joe, not Cormac) era witch hunts in the blog directly above this one, then scroll down one parsec and find a column about Curt Schilling, another right wing hydrocephalic whose bloody sock is looking more and more akin by the day to Tailgunner Joe’s photos behind the twin-50s of that torpedo bomber. I think there’s a certain poetry in that.

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