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  • 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…

  • Entertainment Software Association Praised United States Trade Representative for 2021 Notorious Markets List

    On February 18, 2022, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) praised the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for its release of the 2021 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy, also known as the Notorious Markets List, which identified 42 online markets and 35 physical markets that reportedly engage…

  • U.S. Video Game Industry Trade Group Selects New Public Affairs Agency

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    Showcasing the Industry’s Growing Positive Impact on People, Culture and the Economy to State and Federal PolicymakersWashington, D.C., February 15, 2022 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today announced the selection of Curley Company (Curley) as its Agency of Record (AOR) following a competitive search for a partner with…

  • Entertainment Software Association Statement on Successful Piracy Prosecution

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    The Entertainment Software Association issued the following statement on the successful piracy prosecution in the Western District of Washington: "The Entertainment Software Association applauds the United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington for the successful prosecution of Gary Bowser, a…

  • Online Safety a Video Game Industry Priority on Safer Internet Day 2022 and Beyond

    “Safety is not a competitive issue for the video game industry—it is a shared priority that requires collective action,” Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Senior Vice President & General Counsel Gina Vetere said.

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