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ESA Fellowship seeks games for change from young developers of colour

The Entertainment Software Association in partnership with several organisations has launched an initiative called the ESA Loft Video Game Innovation Fellowship. The fellowship will award a grant to 20 young people of colour aged six to 24, who submit a game or game idea which qualities such as “vision, creativity, and potential impact on their […]

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  • The ESA somehow spends more cash lobbying the US government than the NRA does -- at least officially

    Despite the fact that gun debates within the US government basically don’t happen while it took the Supreme Court to decide that the creation of video games is protected by the freedom of expression, the Entertainment Software Association managed to beat the National Rifle Association in lobbying bills last year, $4.8 million to $3 million, […]

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  • More US gamers use PCs than smartphones or tablets

    Significantly more polled US households report using PCs for games than smartphones or wireless devices.

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  • ESA adds Activision Blizzard and Tencent as members

    The Entertainment Software Association has announced that Activision Blizzard and Tencent have joined its trading body, bringing the total number of memberships to 37.

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  • ESA report: 58% of US'ers are gamers, 31% are ladies, parents taking more interest

    The ESA has released a report which states that 31% of video game players are adult women, and 17 year old boys make up only 19%. This makes women 45% of the entire game playing population and 46% of the time they are the most frequent game purchasers.

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  • Winning entries for the 2013 Into the Pixel collection announced

    The AIAS along with the ESA has announced 16 pieces of gaming art which will included in the 2013 Into the Pixel collection. The 10th annual exhibition will be shown during E3 next week.

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  • E3 remains "extraordinarily relevant, vital to the industry," says ESA

    Every year when E3 is announced, the subject of whether it is still relevant or not seems to come up. This year is no different, and according to Entertainment Software Association senior vice president of communications Rich Taylor, the event is relevant enough to be slated for the Los Angeles Convention Center through 2016.

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  • ESA Nite to Unite raised over $800K for ten worthy causes

    The Entertainment Software Association raised $822,000 at its Nite to Unite event this year, Destructoid reports. The annual black tie charity gala is in its 15th year and has raised over $12 million since launch. Beneficiaries for 2013 include the Federation of American Scientists, Parents’ Choice Foundation, Smithsonian American Art Museum and ThanksUSA. The event […]

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  • ESA releases annual report: 49% of American households own consoles, $25 billion spent on gaming last year

    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has released its “2012 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry” report, calling the industry “one of the strongest and most cutting-edge sectors in the American economy”.

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  • ESA Q3 political spend tops $1.1 million

    US-based industry trade body the Entertainment Software Association spent $1.1 million lobbying during the last quarter, according to Yahoo Finance; that’s right on par with its usual spend. Issues the association tackled this past quarter include piracy, copyright, foreign trade policy reform and visas for the temporary hire of skilled foreign workers. The ESA is […]

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  • Report - US economy recipient of $5B in 2009 from game industry

    A study conducted on behalf of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), has found the US economy was the lucky recipient of $5 billion in 2009 thanks to the gaming industry.

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  • E3 registration now open, Take Two exhibitor again

    The ESA’s now officially opened up registration for this year’s E3.

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  • EA to host Homophobia in Virtual Communities panel this Saturday

    EA will host a panel on homophobia in videogame culture sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) this Saturday. Joining Electronic Arts will be the Entertainment Software Association, GayGamer.net, Linden Labs, and Microsoft. Discussions include how to best “provide safe spaces for LGBT people online”, “how to ensure the best policies are […]

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  • ESA: "Our best, brightest, and boldest days lie ahead"

    Entertainment Software Association (ESA) president Michael Gallagher has said during his E3 keynote speech that the gaming industry’s “best, brightest, and boldest days lie ahead.” Gallagher recognised the recent decline in sales in the US, but insisted that compared with other media industries, gaming is performing admirably. He went on to say that families offered […]

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  • ESA's head of government relations leaves after one month

    According to a report on Gamasutra, the Entertainment Software Association’s head of government relations, Jennifer Manner, has left her position with the group after just one month. A former FCC senior counsel member, Manner was hired because of her experience with public policy, broadband, and federal tech issues while working for the FCC. No specifics […]

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  • 505 Games joins the ESA

    505 Games has joined the Entertainment Software Association becoming the “third new member of the ESA to join this year, together with Natsume and Southpeak bringing the organization’s roster up to 23 companies,” so says Kotaku. “505 Games joins a diverse group of entertainment software companies all working toward the same goals,” said ESA CEO […]

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  • California pays ESA $280,000

    California has had to pay ESA $280k in legal fees after the state lost a court case that would have criminalised the sale of 18-rated games in the region. This isn’t the first time the ESA has be awarded legal costs in the same situation. In fact, according to Gamespot, “Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota have […]

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