ESA News


Here Are The Executives Attending Trump's Violent Video Games Meeting Today

By Chris Jarrard, Mar 08, 2018 9:55am PST

The games industry should be prepared to be scapegoated for the Parkland tragedy.


"Apparently from other articles I've read he's trying his damndest to get in there."

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Public E3 Passes Sold Out; Let the Stampede Begin

By John Keefer, May 15, 2017 11:40am PDT

15,000 members of the public will make the show even more hectic and chaotic that it was previously.


"Considering they've let ME in there multiple times, it can't get much worse!"

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Digital Downloads Gaining Ground as Retail Slumps

By John Keefer, Apr 20, 2017 9:10am PDT

The number is up 5% from 2015, according to the Entertainment Software Association annual report.


"It was easy to roll back because they didn't have those back end features to begin with."

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E3's Next Move as a Consumer Show: Merch

By Steve Watts, Apr 19, 2017 9:10am PDT

The Electronic Entertainment Expo takes another big step toward a public-facing show by letting exhibitors hock their wares.


"RIP e3. I guess they are trying to mimic PAX now. Probably the best route to take considering ..."

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Stuff That Sucks: Public At E3 2017

By Greg Burke, Feb 13, 2017 4:00pm PST

Greg Burke is back to squash any excitement about E3 being open to the public in this week's episode of Stuff That Sucks.


"There are few things remotely like Gamescom; for instance, all the shows in the US implement ..."

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E3 tickets are now on sale for the general public

By David Craddock, Feb 13, 2017 12:41pm PST

Early-bird passes cost $149, while general admission will run attendees $249.


"249 is way lower than i thought it would be. got nothin' on gdc :("

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ESA: U.S. Video Game Industry Totals $30.4 Billion in Revenue for 2016

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 01, 2017 8:10am PST

ESA and NPD Group release 2016 numbers showing an increase in video game industry revenue from 2015.


ESA joins other tech companies in issuing statement on Trump immigration ban

By David Craddock, Jan 30, 2017 1:56pm PST

The organization reminded the president that 'the video game industry thrives on the contributions of innovators and storytellers from around the world.'


ESA spent $4.8 million in games lobbying last year

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2013 7:00pm PDT

The ESA spent $4.8 million in lobbying efforts last year, almost doubling the NRA which only spent $2.98 million.


"Giving money to super PACs, 501(c) organizations, and the somewhat more traditional party ..."

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ESA announces large-scale ESRB awareness campaign

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2013 10:35am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced plans today for a series of public service announcements to educate parents on ESRB ratings and console parental controls.


"The public could not care less to busy trying to find out what rich whore is sleeping with ..."

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ESA 'Nite to Unite' raises $822,000 for charity

By Steve Watts, Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT

The ESA has announced that its recent "Nite to Unite" event raised $822,000 for educational grants and scholarships.


Red 5 founder calls ESA SOPA position 'disingenuous'

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2012 9:45am PST

Mark Kern, founder of Red 5 and the "League for Gamers" protest group, talks about SOPA and PIPA, the ESA's shifting position, and how gamers need to be mindful of future legislation.


""Kern says that his lobbying group and gamers need to be mindful of future attempts to make ..."

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California to reimburse ESA for Supreme Court legal fees

By Steve Watts, Jan 26, 2012 8:15am PST

The state of California has agreed to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association $950,000 for its Supreme Court battle, and the ESA has announced it will put a portion into a new initiative to teach underserved communities important job skills.


"So even the people who didn't vote for any of the officials should blame themselves for what the ..."

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ESA requesting $1.1 million reimbursement for attorney fees

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2011 11:45am PDT

The ESA has filed a request with the Supreme Court to order the state of California to reimburse them for legal fees for the recent SCOTUS case. The organization is requesting $1.1 million.


"That was my original line of thinking in that half-joking jab (sheesh, can't even use biting ..."

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ESA Details 'Essential Facts' About the Canadian Video Game Industry

By Xav de Matos, Nov 01, 2010 2:20pm PDT

A new report from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, released today, details the growing video game market in Canada. The report...


"Do people really make money doing this, or is this person so down in a rut that they think cash ..."

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