Welcome to the Entertainment Software Association
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet. ESA offers a global content protection program, business and consumer research, government relations, and intellectual property protection efforts. ESA also owns and operates E3.
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Noteworthy Industry News
- 9/24/2014 – Get Your Kid to Play This Online Game and Win a Scholarship
- 9/23/2014 – A Video Game to Prevent the Next Deepwater Horizon
- 9/19/2014 – Violent Video Games Don't Lead to Increases In Violent Crimes, Study Finds
- 9/17/2014 – How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games
- 9/16/2014 – White House Game Jam Aims to Raise Profile of Games in Education
U.S. Colleges and Universities Offering Video Game Courses & Degrees
The video game industry offers a rewarding and lucrative career path for aspiring designers, developers, and programmers. In 2014-2015, a record 390 American colleges, universities, and technical schools are offering programs in video game-related topics – preparing more students for careers in the $21 billion-per-year entertainment software industry. View our complete list of schools by program offerings and location.
PSA Reminds Parents to Check the Ratings
ESA and the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) produced a new PSA that reminds parents to check computer and video games’ ESRB ratings, use the ESRB’s free mobile app to learn more about game content, and set parental controls on game systems. The PSA is one of many tools and policies the video game industry has developed to help parents make informed game choices and guide safe entertainment experiences. To watch the PSA, click here.