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38 Studios’ troubles could cool gaming tax breaks

Utah offered Walt Disney Co. more than $5 million to bring hundreds of video game jobs to the state. Louisiana is spending $29 million on a new digital media center that would provide space for game publisher Electronic Arts. And about 20 states — from Michigan to Maine — offer tax incentives to any video game companies that qualify.

It turns out Rhode Island’s $75 million loan guarantee to entice former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling to move his video game company from Maynard to Providence was just an outsized example of efforts across the country to establish their own video game clusters. The field is particularly attractive because the industry is growing rapidly, the jobs carry high salaries, and the sector offers a dash of glamour.

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