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EE3 Announces Shift To Online-Only Event For 2022 Due To COVID-19
Well, at least they told us in advance! The ESA has confirmed this week that ReedPop parted ways with the organization, and as a result, there will be no E3 next year The word came down from, which was convenient since ReedPop is their parent company, letting people know they had indeed pulled out[...]
ReedPop Announces E3 2023 Dates, Including Business Days
ReedPop, along with the ESA, officially revealed dates for E3 2023 as they are expanding it to four days with business dates included The convention will take place from June 13th-16th, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, as they will separate industry and consumer days and spaces This is actually a pretty big deal[...]
E3 2021 Reveals Part Of Their Schedule & Fan Access
Here's a snippet from the report. "E3 will return in 2023 with a reinvigorated showcase that celebrates new and exciting video games and industry innovations," an ESA rep said in a statement to Variety "We previously announced that E3 would not be held in person in 2022 due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 Today, we[...]
The Live Event Version Of E3 2021 Is Officially Canceled
Earlier this month it was already reported that the ESA would be moving forward with plans for an online event, however, the plans were early and nothing had been finalized yet, leaving the window open for a possible in-person event in Los Angeles This was done due to the fact that the COVID-19 vaccine was[...]
E3 2021 Is Moving Forward With Plans For An Online Event
The exact plans to transition over have not been finalized either, as this snippet from the article shows, the ESA still needs to approve whatever is happening. E3 20201 will take place in mid-June, as the in-person event always has Courtesy of E3. The ESA's intention is to hold multiple two-hour keynote sessions from games partners, an[...]
505 Games Will Show Off Assetto Corsa Competizione On June 16th
505 Games and Italian developer Kunos Simulazioni have teamed with the ESA to show off their racing game Assetto Corsa Competizione With E3 canceled and everyone resorting to live streams, the devs decided to do the same thing, but with the organization that would have brought us E3 had the COVID-19 outbreak not happened The[...]
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Kerbal Space Program is getting a new cool update in July as the game will be getting real space missions from the ESA For clarification, this ESA is the European Space Agency, which have partnered with Private Division to include a number of their real-life programs and missions into the new update, which is being[...]
E3 2019 Entrance
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has apparently decided to set up new dates for E3 2021 after this year's event was canceled The organization themselves haven't posted anything themselves, but are reporting that they shared news with their partners on Friday night that they are simply now looking ahead to next year's event What's[...]
E3 2020 Has Been Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns
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 States government being slow to respond, and no end in sight[...]
The ESA Responds To Iam8Bit Resigning From E3 2020
This week, the ESA has responded to that decision According to Video Games Chronicle, the organization provided a statement on the matter, showing that they are moving forward with the event despite the loss of their input. Credit: E3 We can confirm that Iam8bit is no longer part of the inter-agency group working on E3 2020[...]
The ESA Says They're Watching Coronavirus Situation "Very Closely"
Apparently, the ESA has an eye on what's happening A bit of news from Game Informer, as they briefly chatted with the organization after GDC 2020 was postponed The company sent a response which basically sounds like they're going to still hold the event, but is also keeping an eye on what's taking place. Credit: E3 The[...]
The ESA 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 Responds To Sony Not Attending E3 2020
After today's announcements that Sony won't be at E3 2020, and they'll be doing their own thing in New York City, the ESA has responded The company posted a response on their own website, keeping their opinion and outlook on the situation short and to the point. Credit: E3 "E3 is a signature event celebrating the video[...]
The ESA Adds Six New Member Companies to the Mix in 2019
All six will have the same rights and privileges as others currently do who sit on the ESA, as they all work together to help make the gaming industry better in certain areas like First Amendment rights, intellectual property protection, and international trade Here's a quote from this morning's press release. "We are stronger as an industry[...]
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
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, 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 president decided to meet with game industry leaders to discuss "their role" in the events but failed to include the ESA, the very organization behind the ESRB rating system on video games. What will be said at the meeting is an entirely different matter, but it seems as if the ESA does have the best[...]
The ESA Offers A Response To The Hawaii Loot Box Legislation
Speaking to, 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 wide range of in-game experiences," said the spokesperson. "We strongly believe that the industry's[...]
E3 Will be Accepting Fans Again in 2018 with the New Gamer Pass
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that E3 public ticket sales will begin on Monday, February 12, at 12 p.m. Eastern Media and industry registration is open now Which means that all of those "attendees are ruining E3" articles are about to make a comeback because some people just can't handle having a few extra bodies[...]
The Entertainment Software Association Announce 20th Anniversary Event
Please join us and the rest of the video game community at the ESA Foundation's annual charity gala to celebrate the best of the industry, support a great cause, and have fun. Want to be part of the excitement and help us make a difference? Consider sponsoring the event or making a donation Your support is critical[...]
Multiple witnesses, including Democratic senator Dick Durbin, have both anonymously and publicly attributed the comments to President Trump. While the president has admitted to questioning why the United States needs to accept more immigrants from Haiti, he and several of his backers deny the severe wording. But that hasn't stopped just about everyone from condemning the statements as reported,[...]
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 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[...]
Digital Game Sales In 2016 Were A Recordbreaking High
According to the ESA's new Essential Facts report of video game digital sales for the year of 2016, we've done a fantastic job of downloading things as a community this year The report also includes some absolutely fascinating facts, like the fact that the average gamer is now 35 years old, and that women aged 18[...]
The Games Industry Vs Trump — Harmonix (@Harmonix) February 1, 2017 Harmonix is only the latest to join the ranks of companies that have gone public with their sentiments, including iNK Stories, Insomniac Games, Microsoft, the GDC, the ESA (the people who organize the Electronics Entertainment Expo – E3), Dots, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Blizzard, and the attendees of PAX South, among others. This is[...]