Gamers are normally not aware of the business end of mmo games, but the reality is that game companies come and go on a regular basis. Players know the big names of online gaming such as Blizzard, Riot, SOE, and EA, but for every one of those companies, there are literally dozens and dozens of small, independent ones. Some become successful, which usually leads them to rising up the corporate food chain or it results in them being bought by a larger company, but many eventually fail. This is an everyday occurrence in the business world, and many times, such an event doesn't even register on the gaming world's radar. This was definitely not the case with 38 Studios, the game company founded by baseball legend Curt Schilling. The tale of the rise and fall of 38 Studios is a fascinating one.