Gallagher: “Now is the time” for games industry

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 17 July 2008 06:59 GMT

ESA boss Mike Gallagher said that “now is the time” for the games industry in his E3 keynote yesterday.

“When we look back, we’ll see now is the time that our industry became an accepted part of our cultural landscape,” he said.

“In my predecessor’s time, we were fighting government officials, not working with them,” he added, noting Texas Governor Rick Perry’s earlier address, a speech attended by less than 30 people.

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