Topics of Interest

Video games are one of the most beloved and dynamic forms of entertainment in the world. We work with government policy officials, lawmakers and regulators to ensure that ESA members can continue to expand the boundaries of storytelling and positive social interaction, offering unlimited opportunities for fun and connection. Learn more about the topics steering our public policy work.

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Artificial Intelligence

The video game industry has been using artificial intelligence for decades to help create games and improve the player experience. New AI tools have the potential to drive further innovation.

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Digital Wellness

Billions of people globally, of all ages and backgrounds, play video games in a healthy, balanced way.

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Competitive video gaming creates jobs, spurs economic growth and encourages tourism.

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First Amendment

Freedom of expression helps ensure the creativity and innovation of video games.

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In-Game Purchases

In-game purchases make additional content and ongoing online services possible, offering consumers the option to pay for what they want and skip what they don’t.

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Inclusion & Belonging

When players see characters and stories that reflect our diverse society, we can expand their understanding, challenge stereotypes, and foster empathy.

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Intellectual Property

Strong intellectual property laws promote creativity, promote innovation and protect the investments that make video games possible.

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Player Safety

The industry is an innovator in online safety, investing in the development and continual evolution of safety features, putting the player community first.

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The video game industry provides consumers with transparency, choice and control when it comes to managing personal information.

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Right to Repair

Right to repair mandates present unique security and piracy risks to the video game ecosystem.

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Subscription Services

Subscription-based models save consumers money, provide predictability and allow customized experiences.

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Fair and open access to international markets fuels the industry’s potential for growth.

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Video game companies work diligently to attract and employ the best talent available to continue growing the industry and contributing to the U.S. economy.

What We Believe

At ESA, we believe it is essential to have a voice in the political process to ensure the video game industry continues to thrive. We are committed to working with policymakers and regulators at all levels of government in an open, transparent and clear manner.