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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 GameIndustry.biz 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 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 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 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 wide range of in-game experiences," said the spokesperson. "We strongly believe that the industry's[...]