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There's a new captain on board the S.S. ESA: Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce Mike Gallagher, who'll be stepping into the shoes left by former president Doug Lowenstein last year. Gallagher most recently served as the "chief telecommunications and policy advisor to the Bush Administration," w...

May 17th 2007 at 9:28am 0 Comments
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Doug Lowenstein, former president of the Electronic Software Association, left the industry and gave one "final" interview to GameDaily clarifying some former statements and the future of the industry. The four-page interview was conducted at the D.I.C.E. summit in January, apparently the transcript...

March 17th 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games:Doug Lowenstein took his leave of the video game industry last week with a stirring "I'm outta here" speech delivered at the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas. By all accounts, Doug's comments...

February 12th 2007 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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It should be no surprise that GameDaily.biz announced their Person of the Year is none other than Doug Lowenstein, outgoing president of the Electronic Software Association. GameDaily says they were going to name him their top person even before he announced his resignation earlier this week. Either...

December 22nd 2006 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Entertainment Software Association President Doug Lowenstein will lose his long job title when he steps down in early 2007, according to GameSpot. It appears that he "has accepted the top position with a still-forming trade organization that would represent a consortium of retail investment firms."...

December 18th 2006 at 7:09pm 0 Comments
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Doug Lowenstein, head of the ESA, is unhappy with the term "video game" being used to describe the industry. Say what? He thinks that by calling them games, the industry can't be taken seriously; whereas, if the terminology were changed, the industry as a whole wouldn't be as susceptible to negativi...

November 9th 2006 at 8:35am 0 Comments
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After a fair bit of searching and speculation, some of the details surrounding E3's fate have finally begun to emerge from the putrid smoke and piles of debris that remained after the world's biggest games expo spectacularly imploded several months ago. James Brightman at GameDaily BIZ writes that t...

October 13th 2006 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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After punching out a rampaging E3 hopped up on sex, drugs and caffeine and sending it to conference rehab, the ESA is already preparing plans to welcome a more discreet and otherwise polite press gathering in 2007. The change has garnered much discussion, with one of the central points revolving aro...

August 1st 2006 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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Like clockwork, the Entertainment Software Association's Doug Lowenstein has issued a statement regarded the passage of Oklahoma's HB3004, a bill that, by classifying them as "harmful to minors," would restrict the sale or rental of violent video games to minors*. GamePolitics has reprinted part of...

June 13th 2006 at 6:45pm 0 Comments