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  • Entertainment Software Association Applauds Appointment of Karyn Temple as Register of Copyrights

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    WASHINGTON — March 27, 2019 — The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the U.S. video game industry, welcomed today’s announcement by the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, to appoint Karyn Temple as the permanent Register of Copyrights.“We are thrilled to see Karyn Temple’s appointment as the Register…

  • Entertainment Software Association Begins 2019 With Six New Member Companies

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    On February 7, 2019, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) welcomed as new members Intellivision Entertainment, Natsume Inc., Riot Games, SEGA of America, THQ Nordic, and Wizards of the Coast. The American video game industry enters the new year with its economic and social impact at an all-time high.

  • U.S. Video Game Sales Reach Record-Breaking $43.4 Billion in 2018

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    “The impressive economic growth of the industry announced today parallels the growth of the industry in mainstream American culture,” said acting ESA President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis. “Across the nation, we count people of all backgrounds and stages of life among our most passionate video game players and fans.…

  • Entertainment Software Association Statement on December 3 Dialogue with World Health Organization

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    "It’s our hope that through continued dialogue we can help the WHO avoid rushed action and mistakes that could take years to correct. The billions of video game players around the world who will be affected by an ICD-11 classification error deserve action based on meticulous research. As an…

  • Entertainment Software Association Announces Departure of Erik Huey

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    Huey will embark on an entrepreneurial path to become the president of a new government relations and public affairs consultancy in Washington, DC, that he is co-founding with an established California-based firm. The ESA will be among the firm’s growing client roster. “Erik has worked tirelessly to elevate the…

  • Industry Momentum Will Drive E3 2019 to New Heights

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    With an expanded emphasis on featuring never-before-seen content and providing immersive new experiences for attendees, E3 2019 will be unlike any prior E3. In addition, this year’s E3 will include an expanded presence for burgeoning video game sectors, including esports and the independent video game development community.

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