Entertainment Software Association


E3 2020 Has Been Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

E3 2020 Has Been Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

We pretty much knew it was only a matter of time. The ESA confirmed this morning that E3 2020 has officially been canceled over coronavirus concerns. Up until a week ago, the organization let people know they were closely monitoring the situation. Now it appears with Los Angeles in a state of emergency, the United […]

The ESA Foundation Makes A Scholarship For College Esports Players

The ESA Foundation Makes A Scholarship For College Esports Players

An interesting piece of news from the ESA Foundation, as they have created an esports scholarship for college players. The organization announced this week that they have created a scholarship for esports competitors who intend to play for a college team. Much in the same way scholarships are provided for other sports at universities across […]

The ESA Adds Six New Member Companies to the Mix in 2019

The ESA Adds Six New Member Companies to the Mix in 2019

This morning, the Entertainment Software Association announced six new members have been added to their ranks, all familiar names in the industry Those six companies are Intellivision Entertainment, Natsume Inc., Riot Games, SEGA of America, THQ Nordic, and Wizards of the Coast All six will have the same rights and privileges as others currently do who[...]

The ESA Cautions Against Game Addiction Diagnoses

The ESA Cautions Against Game Addiction Diagnoses

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) held a meeting with the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 3, 2018 The meeting was intended to discuss the WHO's activities in regards to "video games, provide information on the video game industry, and exchange views on the role video games and related industries may play in contributing to[...]

ESA President Defends Loot Boxes and Warns Against Government Intervention

ESA President Defends Loot Boxes and Warns Against Government Intervention

The president of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Michael Gallagher, has defended the practice of offering loot boxes in video games during his address at the Nordic games Conference According to GamesIndustry.biz, Gallagher warned that efforts to regulate them as a form of gambling "challenges our industry's freedom to innovate, and impairs our ability to continuously[...]

The Entertainment Software Association Is Going To The White House

The Entertainment Software Association Is Going To The White House

Well, that didn't take long, did it? After not being invited to the White House to meet with the president along with other major video game companies, the Entertainment Software Association has now been granted an invitation to meet with President Trump on Thursday This comes on the heels of Trump trying to pass blame for the[...]

The ESA Offers A Response To The Hawaii Loot Box Legislation

The ESA Offers A Response To The Hawaii Loot Box Legislation

Today, the Entertainment Software Association decided to offer their own opinion on the matter Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, an unnamed spokesperson talked to their reporter in regards to self-regulation and the ESRB's classification toward parental guidelines."As an industry, we take our responsibility to consumers very seriously and continually work to create greater awareness and transparency about[...]

The Entertainment Software Association Announce 20th Anniversary Event

The Entertainment Software Association Announce 20th Anniversary Event

Today, the Entertainment Software Association announced their annual charity event, Nite to Unite, that will be taking place at the Fairmont San Francisco on March 20th The event itself will have a cocktail event with a silent auction, and awards dinner and ceremony, and dessert for those attending The honorees have yet to be announced, but proceeds[...]

What A Shock: The ESA Says Microtransactions Are Not Gambling

What A Shock: The ESA Says Microtransactions Are Not Gambling

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) has joined the ESRB in their stance that microtransactions and loot systems are not a form of gambling The quote came from a story where Hawaiian officials are contemplating putting a law into effect, banning them from being sold to children One could argue[...]

The ESA Approves Of The Republicans Tax Reform Plan

The ESA Approves Of The Republican's Tax Reform Plan

However, the ESA (Entertainment Software Association), who are best known for organizing E3, quickly released a statement in response to the proposal And they were pretty positive about it.The statement from the ESA's president and CEO, Michael D Gallagher, explains how these tax cuts would be beneficial for the video game industry You can be[...]