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  • ESA President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis Joined Industry Leaders at D.I.C.E. 2022 Town Hall

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    On February 23, 2022, Entertainment Software Association (ESA) President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis spoke at a D.I.C.E. state of the industry town hall alongside Xbox General Manager, Creator Partnerships Jen MacLean, Unity Vice President, Accelerate Solutions Ryan Peterson, Tencent Games Global Vice President of Partnerships Pete Smith, Epic Games…

  • Entertainment Software Association Applauds Confirmation of Kathi Vidal to United States Patent and Trademark Office

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    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry, congratulates Kathi Vidal, unanimously confirmed Tuesday, April 5, 2022 by the United States Senate as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark…

  • ESA Statement on E3 2022

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    The Entertainment Software Association issued the following statement on E3 2022:E3 will return in 2023 with a reinvigorated showcase that celebrates new and exciting video games and industry innovations.We previously announced that E3 would not be held in person in 2022 due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19.…

  • Seizing an Opportunity for Women in the Metaverse

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    Many people think women don’t love video games, but they’re wrong. One in three people worldwide plays video games, and nearly half of those gamers are women. However, less than a quarter of the employees in the video game industry are women, suggesting stereotypes may be a contributing factor…

  • Entertainment Software Association Statement on Proposed 2022 Empire State Digital Gaming Media Production Credit

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    The Entertainment Software Association supports and encourages the New York State Legislature to enact the Empire State Digital Gaming Media Production Credit proposed in the Senate and Assembly budget bills.

  • ESA Hosted Congressional Black Associates for Black History Month Celebration

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    On Monday, February 28, 2022, the Entertainment Software Association marked the final day of Black History Month by hosting the Congressional Black Associates (CBA) newly-elected Executive Board (E-Board) and guests for an evening of games, food and conversation.“We are excited about celebrating Black history,” said ESA President and CEO…

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