Tag Archives: Entertainment Software Association
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 | 06:20 BST
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 community” that “positively addresses a social or civic issues through technology they are comfortable with”. Winners will present their ideas to policy makers in Washington. Applications are open until October 1, and Gamasutra has more details.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 | 03:47 BST
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, notes GamesIndustry International. The why of this is inside.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 | 04:05 BST
Significantly more polled US households report using PCs for games than smartphones or wireless devices.
Mon, Jul 08, 2013 | 16:26 BST
The Entertainment Software Association has announced that Activision Blizzard and Tencent have joined its trading body, bringing the total number of memberships to 37.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 01:46 BST
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.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 17:22 BST
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.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 16:08 BST
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.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 | 23:34 GMT
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 is mainly attended by industry insiders; Gabe Newell was inducted into its honouree ranks this year.
Wed, Jun 06, 2012 | 08:53 BST
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”.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 | 02:11 GMT
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 largely funded by member companies, mostly major publishers, and also runs the ESRB.
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 | 17:33 BST
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.
Tue, Feb 09, 2010 | 14:57 GMT
The ESA’s now officially opened up registration for this year’s E3.
Wed, Jul 15, 2009 | 18:20 BST
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 in place to prevent virtual attacks against LGBT people” and “how to educate the users of online communities about the effects of homophobia.”
The event is being held at EA’s Redwood Studios from 11am-1pm and is open to the public.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 11:46 BST
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 the greatest potential for industry growth, with games offering better value for money than other forms of media.
Gallagher pointed out that social gaming as equally important and companies are in an “arms race” to improve in this area.
In short: “Our best, brightest, and boldest days lie ahead,” he said.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 | 15:53 BST
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 were given regarding her departure, but it is believed it was due to her lack of lobbying experience on Capitol Hill.
The ESA spent $4,244,364.50 on federal lobbying in 2008.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 | 10:57 GMT
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 Michael D. Gallagher in the official announcement.
“We are glad we can add 505 Games’ creativity and ideas to the ESA’s efforts to promote the computer and video game industry.”
More through the link.
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 | 21:34 BST
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 all been ordered to reimburse the group’s legal fees in recent years, with the Land of Lincoln being hit for $500,000.”
It’s almost as though trying to legislate against the gaming industry with frivolous, unnecessary law suits is a complete waste of time and money.
By Mike Bowden