Entries in 'esa' (42)

Activision re-joins Entertainment Software Association

Activision re-joins Entertainment Software Association

The Entertainment Software Association has confirmed that Activision has re-joined the trade body.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2013 at 2:47PM in News
E3 2014 dated as expo records highest attendance figures since restructure

E3 2014 dated as expo records highest attendance figures since restructure

A whopping 48,200 people – encompassing journalists, retailers, analysts and other games industry professionals - visited the halls of E3 2013 in Los Angeles this week.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 14th 2013 at 10:38AM in News
Canadian video game industry adds $2.3bn to national GDP

Canadian video game industry adds $2.3bn to national GDP

Finally some good news out of Canada, as the region’s Entertainment Software Association has revealed the country’s video game industry added around $2.3bn to the national GDP in 2012.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 2nd 2013 at 10:11AM in News
ESA annual report highlights anti-piracy focus

ESA annual report highlights anti-piracy focus

The Entertainment Software Association served 3.4m takedown notices for copyright infringement in 2012, according to a recently released annual report from the organization.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 29th 2013 at 8:59AM in News

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ESA launches parental control and ratings awareness campaign

ESA launches parental control and ratings awareness campaign

The ESA has announced a new national public awareness campaign to educate American parents further regarding the tools and info available to help manage their families’ entertainment choices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 12th 2013 at 7:42AM in News
Mobile giant DeNA joins the ESA

Mobile giant DeNA joins the ESA

The US trade body ESA has bolstered its membership to 36 companies with the addition of mobile business DeNA.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Jan 23rd 2013 at 3:02PM in News
GREE, MadCatz and NetDragon join ESA

GREE, MadCatz and NetDragon join ESA

US trade body ESA has seen its members grow to 34 with the additional of GREE, MadCatz and NetDragon Websoft

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 1st 2012 at 4:21PM in News
New E3 venue to be revealed tomorrow?

New E3 venue to be revealed tomorrow?

The Entertainment Software Association says it will make 'a big announcement' regarding next year's E3 tomorrow - with a new venue potentially on the cards.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 29th 2012 at 6:43PM in News

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Institute of Play's GLASS Lab aims to engage students with games

Institute of Play's GLASS Lab aims to engage students with games

Non-profit video game organization Institute of Play has unveiled the Games, Learning and Assessment Lab, a new design center that will research and develop compelling games in an effort to engage students.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 28th 2012 at 6:04PM in News
ESA urges against US Xbox ban

ESA urges against US Xbox ban

American trade body The Entertainment Retailers Association has urged against a possible ban on sales of the Xbox 360 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2012 at 3:04PM in News
ESA blasts back at the E3 critics

ESA blasts back at the E3 critics

E3 organiser ESA has hit back at those who say the show has become irrelevant.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 25th 2012 at 9:57AM in News
Oklahoma violent games tax fails approval

Oklahoma violent games tax fails approval

A proposed Oklahoma bill that aimed to add a 1% tax on violent video games has failed approval in a state House subcommittee. 

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 24th 2012 at 6:05AM in News

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ESA decides SOPA is bad after all

ESA decides SOPA is bad after all

The Entertainment Software Association has withdrawn its support for the troubled SOPA and PIPA legislation in North America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2012 at 9:16AM in News
ESA reaffirms SOPA support

ESA reaffirms SOPA support

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has reiterated its uncategorical support for America’s controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2012 at 8:19AM in News
ESA, ESRB welcome court victory

ESA, ESRB welcome court victory

Following the video games industry's key legal victory in the US yesterday, American trade body the ESA has celebrated the very important decision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 28th 2011 at 11:53AM in News
E3 Expo 2011 registrations open

E3 Expo 2011 registrations open

Registrations have opened for industry members to attend E3 2011 in Los Angeles.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 11th 2011 at 10:23AM in News

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Activision squares up to Arnie

Activision squares up to Arnie

A growing number of corporate giants from America’s leading entertainment industries have joined forces to fight a proposed law that would for the first time illegalise the sale of violent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2010 at 3:51PM in News
Support stalls for Schwarzenegger games bill

Support stalls for Schwarzenegger games bill

It appears that the movement to oppose Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mature games bill in the US is proving successful with confirmation that no new states have signed up to the proposal ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2010 at 4:25PM in News
US: State support grows for Schwarzenegger law

US: State support grows for Schwarzenegger law

New legislation proposed by Californian Governer Arnold Schwarzenegger that would see the sale of violent games to US minors outlaw has received the official backing of 11 US states.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2010 at 12:23PM in News
US: ESA to fight violent games bill

US: ESA to fight violent games bill

The Entertainment Software Association has vowed to fight Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed legislation that would illegalise the sale of violent games to minors in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 3:38PM in News
ESA spent $1.2m on lobbying in Q409

ESA spent $1.2m on lobbying in Q409

A report filed by the House of Representatives’ clerk’s office in the US shows that trade body The Entertainment Software Association spent a whopping $1,208,000 on lobbying in Q4 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2010 at 2:44PM in News
E3 2010 open for business

E3 2010 open for business

Preparations for the game industry's annual jamboree are underway. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today opened attendee and media registration for this year's event, due to be held  June 15-17 ...

by Colin Campbell
on Feb 10th 2010 at 1:03AM in News
Obama's Little Big plan

Obama's Little Big plan

On Monday, U.S. president Barack Obama unveiled an education campaign designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in children's education. A raft of companies and charity foundations announced ...

by Colin Campbell
on Nov 24th 2009 at 12:37AM in News
More Games as Gifts for Women

More Games as Gifts for Women

Forty-two percent of American adults plan to give or hope to receive video game this holiday season, according to a new report released today by U.S trade body, the Entertainment ...

by Colin Campbell
on Nov 16th 2009 at 11:46PM in News
Authors defend ‘flawed’ addiction study

Authors defend ‘flawed’ addiction study

The National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) has defended its divisive ‘pathological addiction’ study findings following criticism from academics, media outlets and, most vehemently, the Entertainment ...

by Rob Crossley
on Apr 30th 2009 at 10:57AM in News