Tag Archives: esa
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 | 04:52 GMT
The Texas Film Commission is set to expand its economic incentive program for games. The Entertainment Software Association has announced that the state is increasing its top tier base percentage rate to 20%, up from 15 and lowered the threshold from $5 million to $3.5 million.
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.
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 29, 2013 | 08:57 BST
The Entertainment Software Association has released its 2012 annual report, confirming that it successfully served over 99,500 takedown notices to owners of Google Links leading to material that infringed on game copyrights.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 22:44 BST
An academic study into file sharing has found much lower levels of game piracy than those claimed by the Electronics Software Association.
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.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 | 19:44 GMT
Members of the video game industry met with US VP Joe Biden yesterday at the White House to discuss how or if violent video games contribute to gun violence in the US.
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.
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 | 03:34 BST
The Electronic Software Association has chosen 30 US students to receive a $3,000 grant, Destructoid reports. The mini-scholarship go to those studying a gaming-related discipline in the 2012-2013 academic year, and have been snaffled by students in computer science, animation, programming, graphic design and software engineering, among others. For details on the ESA Foundation’s goals and ideals, visit its website.
Wed, Oct 03, 2012 | 04:34 BST
Valve founder Gabe Newell will be named Champion Honouree at the Entertainment Software Association’s annual Nite to Unite.
Wed, Aug 01, 2012 | 03:47 BST
The ESA has released a handy list of “essential facts” about the US games industry, including some startling demographic revelations.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 | 21:22 BST
ESA vice president Rich Taylor has teased an E3 2013 announcement for Monday, via Twitter.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 | 20:26 BST
EA, the ESA, and Institute of Play have joined forces to create GLASS Lab, a non-profit studio, which will create educational games for students. Funding for GLASS Lab in the sum of $10.3 million in grants, was awarded directly to the incentive from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The funding will allow GLASS Lab create new titles, and modify existing ones to help children learn skills which local and state school districts deem critical. Students will learn spatial reasoning skills, systems thinking, and other special skills which will help them prepare for college and, subsequently, a better career. GLASS Lab plans to make the titles available to students and schools for little or no cost. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Sat, Jun 09, 2012 | 21:39 BST
If ESA doesn’t quickly reinvent the E3 format we will see the show die, says Patrick Garratt. E3 2012 represented a transition from “losing relevance” to “meaningless,” and the entire industry is losing patience.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 22:38 BST
Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA, organizers of E3, has said the year’s event brought 45,700 industry professionals to LA.
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”.
Mon, Jun 04, 2012 | 16:49 BST
ESA president Michael Gallagher has told the LA Times E3 may leave Los Angeles in 2013 if certain issues are not resolved. According to Gallagher, the trade body is prepared to “go elsewhere” should discussions with officials – which are ongoing – fall through. The issue at hand is the construction of the proposed Farmers Field stadium, which see the demolition of the West Hall of the LA Convention Center impacting admission to and set up of E3. Cities such as San Francisco, New York, Chicago and New Orleans are candidates should E3 be held elsewhere. Atlanta, where E3 was originally held, wasn’t mentioned as a possibility in the LA Times piece.