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The Entertainment Software Association's annual (dry name alert!) "Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry" [PDF link] is available now for public perusal. The latest report shows a slight increase in the average age of game players, inching closer to a midlife crisis age of 37...

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Child's Play and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation are teaming up for the first annual Child's Play Invitational Golf Tournament. The event will be held at the Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena on Sunday, June 5, right before E3 kicks off. The entrance fee for the tournam...

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A study commissioned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) found that the video game industry added about $5 billion to the US economy in 2009. The report, "Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2010 Report" [PDF link], claims the industry directly employs about 32,000 people in the States...

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The Entertainment Software Association is hours away from finishing up another E3 and telling the 45,600 attendees (from 90 countries) that they don't have to go home, but they can't stay at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The video game circus returns to the LACC on June 7-9, 2011. Working o...

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[Laura Padgett] Entertainment Software Association President Michael Gallagher mentioned in a briefing yesterday that he has a "great amount of respect for the Supreme Court" and feels modest about the trade group's chances of defeating the California game law heading to the United States' highest ...

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If you're a member of the video game industry who has been lollygagging when it comes to your E3 2010 registration, this should be a wake-up call: Online registration will end this Wednesday, June 9, at 11PM Pacific (a.k.a. June 10 at 2AM ET). This is the first time E3 online registration has ev...

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The Entertainment Software Association today announced an early victory in its ongoing lawsuit with the Chicago Transit Authority over the banning of game-related ads in April 2008. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has sided with the ESA, granting a preliminary injuncti...

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Despite outrageous day one sales projections for Modern Warfare 2 and the impending release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, The ESA was still left wondering whether or not folks are still interested in giving and receiving video games over this holiday season. So the game industry's lobbying group co...

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So, how do you turn boring old statistics and charts into kickass promotional material? If you're the Entertainment Software Association, you put those same statistics and charts on video and set them to thumping music. The ESA has just unveiled its ESA TV series, a video blog designed to inform t...

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With E3 trying to reclaim its former glory by once again taking over the entirety of the LA Convention center, there's going to be a lot to see and do this year. There's also going to be a lot of walking to do, because 90% of the space for June's show has already been claimed, so says the ESA. The...

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A report filed by the International Intellectual Property Alliance, of which the ESA is a member, discusses the economic scourge of online piracy. ESA CEO Michael Gallagher calls online piracy the "greatest threat to the innovation, artistic commitment and technological advancements enjoyed by mil...

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What bad economy? Gamasutra reports that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) spent a whopping $4.2 million dollars on lobbying the federal government over the course of 2008. The organization split its time lobbying on multiple issues last year, including those surrounding patents, govern...

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It looks like the Entertainment Software Association has struck another company from their membership page. GamePolitics has confirmed with ESA Senior VP Rich Taylor that NCsoft's US division, NC Interactive, has joined a list of 6 other companies that parted ways with the ESA in 2008: We can confir...

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The ESA Foundation, the charitable division of the Entertainment Software Association, will be dividing $1 million in grants to nine organizations. The money will be used to "develop unique and innovative programs that will improve the health, education, and safety of America's youth." The organi...

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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the industry's lobbying group, sent out a press release a little while ago applauding the prison sentences given to two convicted game pirates. Kevin Fuchs of New York and Kifah Maswadi of Florida were sentenced to eight months and fifteen months in pr...

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