38 Studios’ assets going up for auction next month in Md., RISeptember 28th, 2012 at 1:49 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Dave Tach reports for The Verge:
The remaining assets for 38 Studios, the bankrupt developer founded by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, are being auctioned off, and the sale includes Xbox 360 XDK developer units that Microsoft hopes to reclaim.
According to an online listing, auctioneers at the SJ Corio Company have scheduled two events — one on October 16th in Maryland and one on October 23rd in Rhode Island. The auctions list assets including computers, printers, copiers, projectors, and televisions. Under the “Gaming consoles” category, the October 16th auction lists “Xbox 360 XDK consoles,” referring to the Xbox Development Kits that Microsoft provides to Xbox developers.
The local auction will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at 38 Studios’ former headquarters, One Empire Plaza in downtown Providence. Potential buyers can inspect what’s available starting at 9 a.m. The listing says there will be computers, recording studios, microphones and projectors, as well as refrigerators, a ping-pong table, libraries, a 20″ conference table “and so much more.”
Microsoft isn’t pleased about the inclusion of its Xbox kits – the software giant told Joystiq: “We will be contacting the appropriate parties involved in the auction of 38 Studios’ assets to remove the XDK units from the auction listing and to secure the return of the consoles to Microsoft.”
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