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Entertainment Software Association Applauds Appointment of Dane Snowden as President and CEO of the Internet Association

Washington – January 13, 2020 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) released a statement today congratulating Dane Snowden on his appointment as President and CEO of the Internet Association: “Congratulations to Dane Snowden on his appointment to lead the Internet Association at this critical moment in history and evolution of the internet. All of us at the…

Statement by the Entertainment Software Association on the Passing of Richard M. Bates

“We are saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend Richard Bates. As the head of the Government Relations team at Disney, one of our member companies, Richard served both as a trusted advisor and a champion for our work. Richard brought clarity and passion to every issue, along with an unmatched wit. His loss will be felt deeply by all who knew him, but by none more than his family, to whom we send our deepest condolences.”

Report: Video Games Contribute $90 Billion+ to U.S. Economy

New study from Entertainment Software Association shows industry’s widespread impact in fueling economic growth and employment WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2020 – A new study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) shows video games not only provide rich, interactive entertainment experiences—they also power an innovation industry that has a significant impact on U.S. economic…

The ESA Applauds Winners of 2020 FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility

On October 8, 2020, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recognized the contributions of three remarkable individuals who have helped make the world more accessible. The ESA applauds all three recipients of the 2020 Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility. We have been privileged to have worked with two of them. Claude Stout has led TDI for…

E3 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO GROWING CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 VIRUS

After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners – we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles.

E3 Update on COVID-19

The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff is our top priority. While the ESA continues to plan for a safe and successful E3 show June 9-11, 2020—we are monitoring and evaluating the situation daily.

New ESA ‘Game Generation’ Campaign Shows Video Game Play Brings Benefits Beyond Fun

National Campaign Celebrates What Play Can Do for You; Showcases the Power of Play in Building Community, Forging Inclusivity, and Inspiring Creativity for 164 Million Americans WASHINGTON, DC – February 4, 2020 – With new national survey data[1] finding that six in 10 Americans believe video games bring joy through play, the Entertainment Software Association…

E3 2020: A Sneak Peek at the Year Ahead.

E3 2020 will be a new and revitalized experience for everyone – the many exhibitors committed to the show, the members of the media who have supported us for so many years, and the fans and community that are the heart and soul of video games.

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