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ESA And ReedPop End E3 Partnership, No Show At LA Convention Center Next Year

ReedPop and the ESA have ended their E3 partnership, meaning that the PAX organizer won't handle any future E3 events. This news comes via, where reporter Christopher Dring…

September 7, 2023 | 10:32 EDT

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Is E3 Cancelled? E3 2024 & 2025 Cancellation Denied by ESA: "Currently Having Conversations About E3 2024"

Earlier today, a document published by the Tourism Department of the City of Los Angeles sparked rumors about the alleged cancellation of E3 2024 and 2025. The ESA just denied said rumors. The…

June 22, 2023 | 05:39 EDT

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ESA Pitches Plans for E3 2020, Includes Industry-Only Day and "Experience" Floor Plan

Its time for a change. It's no secret that last year E3 was kind of lame. It seems the ESA is trying to revitalize the show for E3 2020, and has some plans for doing so. In a pitch acquired by…

September 17, 2019 | 04:09 EDT

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Console Creators and Game Publishers Will Soon Require Disclosure Of Loot Box Odds

The United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is holding an ongoing workshop today regarding loot boxes in video games. Today, we found out that the three major game console creators Sony,…

August 7, 2019 | 01:45 EDT

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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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World Health Organization Classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as Disease

The World Health Organization, who meets yearly at their World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, has officially classified 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease. Per the WHO, a Gaming Disorder falls…

May 26, 2019 | 08:41 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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Pennsylvania Representatives Resurrect Violent Video Game Tax Bill

Originally introduced in October 2018, the video game tax bill that was previously covered ended up dying in committee as the 2018 legislative session came to an end. However, on January 28, the…

February 7, 2019 | 01:20 EST

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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


Clearing the Air: The Good and Bad of E3 2017

There has been a lot of talk about E3 2017 and it being the first year the public has been allowed to attend the event, swelling the number of attendees from 50,300 last year to 68,400. That is an…

June 27, 2017 | 11:00 EDT


Devolver Digital Accuses ESA For $100K Loss At E3 2017

Game publisher Devolver Digital has accused the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) for a $100,000 loss during E3. According to a report from Polygon, the ESA apparently barred Devolver from…

June 24, 2017 | 01:17 EDT

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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


Hype and Peace: How to Survive E3's Marketing Blitz with your Sanity Intact

Every year, like clockwork, some of the gaming industry's best and most talented developers and publishers meet each other under one roof in an attempt to show off their latest and greatest products…

June 9, 2017 | 09:00 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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40 Million Americans Aged 50-Plus Play Video Games, Claims AARP Survey

A new survey estimates that 40 million Americans aged 50 or older play video games regularly.The survey, titled Video Games: Attitudes and Habits of Adults Aged 50-Plus was conducted by the American…

June 3, 2016 | 02:49 EDT


[Updated] E3 Live is a Special Event Open to the Public

Update: according to the E3 Live registration page on the E3 Live website, registrations for tickets are now officially closed. This means that the event has sold out completely. Between the online…

May 23, 2016 | 11:46 EDT

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ESA Releases 2016 Essential Facts Report

The Entertainment Software Association has released their 2016 "Essential Facts" report that covers sales, demographics, and usage data about the computer and video game industry.The report is based…

April 29, 2016 | 06:45 EDT

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European Speedster Assembly 2015 Moves on to Final Day

The final day of ESA 2015 begins now, following up a week of entertainment from the world's largest European speedrunning event. The final day, July 5th, isn't just about speedruns, it's also about…

July 5, 2015 | 12:14 EDT

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European Speedster Assembly 2015 Continues on Fourth Day

It's been a few days since ESA 2015 began, and a lot of awesome runs have happened. Two world records have been set, and on the same day no less. The first was set by Edenal and Grukk_ in World of…

July 2, 2015 | 09:30 EDT

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European Speedster Assembly 2015 Kicks off Its First Day

Today was the first day for the European Speedster Assembly, known as ESA, an annual week long speedrunning event taking place in Skövde, Sweden. This year's ESA promises to be bigger than ever…

June 29, 2015 | 09:22 EDT


The Phantom Fortune: The ESA and Gaming's Lost Legacy

There is a scene in the 1932 classic Marx Brothers comedy Horse Feathers that most likely confuses modern audiences. Groucho's trademark wit is held back by strange skips and missing lines, and…

April 24, 2015 | 09:00 EDT

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Obama Partners with Tech and Gaming Companies to Fight Cyber Threats

In response to acts of cyberterrorism, such as the recent Sony hack, Obama has called for greater cooperation and information sharing between private companies and the government, in order to combat…

February 14, 2015 | 09:35 EST