Michael Gallagher

Care to guess how many people attended E3 2014?

E3 2014 is basically over, but the news will continue to trickle out of the internet, like a thin stew dribbling down the beard of some weary old man. It may surprise you to learn that more people attended the show than last year, but it wasn’t all good news.

Michael Gallagher headlines

  • Video game researcher “cautiously optimistic” over Biden meeting

    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.

  • E3 2012 sees 45,700 attendees, next venue to be announced "soon"

    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.

  • ESA - E3 2013 may not be held in LA due to proposed stadium construction

    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 […]

  • ESA seeking $1.1m payout from California after Supreme Court ruling

    After losing its bid to impose a law that would make the sale of mature-rated games to minors illegal, the state of California has been asked to reimburse the Electronic Software Association for the industry body’s role in the lobbying.

  • ESA: 45,000 attendees, 200 companies expected to be at E3

    ESA boss Michael Gallagher has said that 45,000 people are expected to attend E3 this week, with 200 companies set to exhibit at the show.

  • NPD December 2010 - Xbox 360 sees YoY increase with 1.86 million units, Black Ops is software winner

    NPD figures for the month of December 2010, released last night, showed that Xbox 360 enjoyed year-on-year increase for the month – the only console to do so – with 1.9 million sales in the US. Call of Duty: Black Ops topped the December charts, and was also named the biggest-selling American game of 2010.

  • 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.

  • ESA: Industry needs its own weekly top ten sales chart

    Michael Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Association, has said that the games industry needs its own form of top ten sales chart just like film and music.

  • This year's E3 to be "biggest and best ever", says Riccitello

    It’s officially five weeks to E3 today. How are those bunkers coming along?

  • E3 registration now open, Take Two exhibitor again

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

  • ESRB looking to rate App Store games

    App Store games are not currently rated, but the ESRB is hoping that will change. “We’ve been down this road before,” said CEO Michael Gallagher. “We know how this goes and it’s wise for [Apple] to make steps in that direction so that this is addressed up front and there is an environment that is […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mike Gallagher: "E3 has never been a consumer show"

    The ESA’s Michael Gallagher has said that E3 has “never been a consumer show” and that to offer public days during the event would be a “pretty significant change”. “E3 has never been a consumer show, so that would be a pretty significant change,” Gallagher told IGN. “Obviously, from this year’s format we look at […]

  • USTR puts Canada on Priority Watch List for piracy

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has placed Canada on the Priority Watch List for piracy alongside Algeria, Argentina, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, and Venezuela. This is the first time Canada has been put on such a list by the US government, and after complaining to the country for some time now […]

  • ESA head excited about Into The Pixel art exhibit, says games are art

    SXSW may not be the best for games news, but at least the Texan festival’s got some pretty pictures to look at. ESA’s Michael Gallagher has said he’s excited about the Into The Pixel art exhibit his organization and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences co-curate at the event. “We’re excited to bring Into […]

  • Natsume joins ESA

    Natsume’s joined the ESA, the publisher’s confirmed. “Natsume is a respected video game publisher and a welcome addition to the ESA,” said ESA boss Michael Gallagher. “We are pleased to represent them and look forward to working with Natsume’s talented leadership and employees as they lead the way in developing creative new gaming experiences for […]

  • Southpeak joins ESA

    Southpeak’s joined ESA, making a nice change from companies leaving the US trade body. “We welcome Southpeak Interactive to the ESA, and look forward to experiencing first-hand the array of creative products for which it is known,” said Michael Gallagher, CEO of the ESA. “We are proud to represent the entire videogame industry and look […]

  • ESA to revisit membership charges

    Following news that ESA membership charges rose an astronomical 1,700 percent between 2006 and 2008, the trade body’s confirmed it’s to look bringing costs back down. “The positive restructuring of the E3 Expo allowed us to revisit the ESA’s dues structure,” ESA CEO Mike Gallagher told Gamasutra today. There was no other detail given on […]

  • Former FCC staffer appointed ESA's head of government affairs

    The ESA has appointed Jennifer Manner as its new senior vice president for government affairs. This position most likely stems from a report filed by the ESA regarding piracy concerns in Europe. “The entertainment software industry is faced with a variety of challenges and opportunities at the national level from protecting intellectual property and preserving […]

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