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[Updated] E3 Vulnerability Leaks Personal Information For Over 2,000 Media Members

The private information of over 2,000 E3 2019 attendees who had a media badge has leaked online. The owners of E3, the Entertainment Software Association, had a page on their website linking to a…

August 3, 2019 | 11:40 EDT

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New ESA CEO And President Aims To Turn Crisis Into Opportunity

The ESA has announced its new CEO and President, Stanley Pierre-Louis as announced by the organization in a discussion with GamesIndustry.Biz. The former ESA CEO and President Michael Gallagher…

May 14, 2019 | 12:56 EDT

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Employees Allege ESA Leadership in Turmoil And Problems Mounting

Variety recently published a comprehensive, in-depth report on the state of the Entertainment Software Association, and all the leadership troubles of the past few years. Most of it focuses on the…

May 13, 2019 | 01:20 EDT

ESA Statistics Shed Light On Gaming Habits of Americans

ESA Statistics Shed Light On Gaming Habits of Americans

Today the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) released the results of their new survey, "2019 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry," which you can view or download here.…

May 10, 2019 | 09:49 EDT

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FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes, US Senator Claims "Close Link" To Gambling

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating loot boxes after an official request to do so was made by Senator Maggie Hassan. The request was affirmed by FTC chairman Joe Simons during a Senate…

November 28, 2018 | 10:59 EST

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WHO Classifies 'Gaming Disorder' As Mental Condition

The World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a medical classification list, containing codes and definitions for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings,…

June 20, 2018 | 01:15 EDT

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Here's Who's Meeting Donald Trump at his Violent Video Game Roundtable

Today, Donald Trump is holding his White House meeting on video games, and in particular violence in them. Officially listed in the White House schedule as "THE PRESIDENT hosts a roundtable with…

March 8, 2018 | 02:56 EST

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ESA Opposes DMCA Exemptions For Abandoned Online Games

The Entertainment Software Association, an industry group that represents the interests of video game developers & publishers, has argued against a request by the Museum of Art and Digital…

February 19, 2018 | 02:01 EST

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US Game Industry 2017 Revenue Over $36 Billion

The US game industry raked in $37 billion in 2017 according to a press release from the Entertainment Software Association. The Entertainment Software Association (or ESA) is an organization that…

January 21, 2018 | 08:25 EST

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FCC Extends Video Game Accessibility Waiver For The Last Time

The FCC has extended a waiver for video games regarding the Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 as reported by Gamasutra. The Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010…

December 28, 2017 | 07:09 EST

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Humble E3 2017 Bundle Includes Many Free to Play Perks

Every year around E3 Humble Bundle puts out a special bundle just for that. This year we get the Humble E3 2017 Digital Ticket Bundle, which has a few games and many currencies for free to play games…

June 11, 2017 | 03:30 EDT


ESA Announces E3 2017 Main Stage, E3 Coliseum

The ESA has announced that E3 2017 will be teaming up with producer Geoff Keighley to bring the E3 Coliseum to The Novo at L.A Live on the 13th and 14th of June. The E3 Coliseum will act as a main…

May 15, 2017 | 12:30 EDT

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ESA to Sell 15,000 E3 Tickets to the Public

The Entertainment Software Association has announced (thanks, Gamespot) that for the first time ever, the public will be able to attend this year’s E3 Expo by buying a ticket. Purchasers will be able…

February 8, 2017 | 06:04 EST

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[Correction] FCC Extends Waiver on Accessibility Requirements for Video Games

Correction: Originally, we reported that the extension applied to video game hardware, services, and software. The new waiver only covers video game software [PDF], and the ESA did not request…

December 31, 2016 | 09:45 EST

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Video Game Voters Network Wants US Gamers to Register

Video games, like most things, cannot escape the political sphere, and with this being a major election year, having a say in the individuals who govern us, and referendums and laws put on the ballot…

June 30, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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Brown v EMA: The Case for Video Games as Free Speech

Even today, arguments abound on the nature of video games as art, expression, and on the impact their content has on society and people. Since the earliest advent of video games, people have argued…

June 28, 2016 | 01:00 EDT