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  • 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…

  • Statement From Global Video Game Industry Associations on Ukraine

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    Trade associations representing the video game industry including the Entertainment Software Association, responded to the conflict in Ukraine with the following statement:"The video game industry stands in support of the people of Ukraine and joins the international call to end the violence and restore peace in the region. Our…

  • New STORY MODE Series Explores the Positive Benefits of Video Games

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    The Entertainment Software Association and Games for Change partner to produce series featuring industry leaders discussing the positive impact of games on mental health, wellness, education and the power of playWASHINGTON – March 3, 2022 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and Games for Change (G4C) today announced the…

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