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Nov 11, 2014, 09:00 ET

U.S. Video Game Industry Grows 4 Times Faster than American Economy

The U.S. computer and video game industry grew more than 9 percent in real compound annual growth from 2009 to 2012, according to a new study...

Sep 30, 2014, 16:28 ET
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Hispanic Heritage Foundation, ESA announce LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellows

 Twenty minority students were selected as Leaders on the Fast Track (LOFT) Video Game Innovation Fellows based on games and apps they...

Jun 12, 2014, 15:24 ET

E3 2014 Dominates World Stage As Global Video Game Industry Converges For Annual Flagship Event

 48,900 video game industry professionals, investor analysts, journalists, and retailers from more than 100 countries attended this week's...

Jun 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

2014 Into the Pixel Collection Celebrates Video Game Artistry

 The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced the official selections...

Apr 24, 2014, 09:00 ET

Majority of Parents Say Video Games are a Positive Part of Kids' Lives

A majority of parents say playing video games benefits their children, according to new research released today by the Entertainment Software...

Apr 23, 2014, 09:00 ET

Free E3 Industry Registration Closes on April 28

 Complimentary industry registration for the E3 2014 closes on Monday, April 28. All industry professionals are strongly encouraged to submit...

Jun 13, 2013, 14:56 ET

E3 2013 Closes After Global Video Game Community Converges For Flagship Event

 48,200 video game industry professionals, investor analysts, journalists, and retailers from 102 countries attended this week's Electronic...

Jun 11, 2013, 09:00 ET

Women Comprise Nearly Half of Gamer Population

Adult women represent a significantly greater portion of the video game-playing population than boys age 17 or younger, and nearly half of all...

Dec 11, 2012, 09:00 ET

E3 2013 Media Registration Is Now Open

  WHAT: E3 is the world's premier trade show for computer and video games and related products and services. Highlights of the highly...

Aug 23, 2012, 10:24 ET

Video Game Courses And Degree Programs Hit All-time High At U.S. Colleges In All 50 States

Nearly 400 Schools Offer Courses and Degrees in Game Design, Development and Programming A record 381 colleges, universities, art and trade...

Jul 30, 2012, 10:39 ET

Entertainment Software Association Names Los Angeles to Host E3 Through 2015

E3 2013 Confirmed for June 11-13, 2013  The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will remain in Los Angeles for the next three years it...

Jun 07, 2012, 19:56 ET

E3 2012 Closes After Global Video Game Industry Gathers For Its Leading Event

 45,700 video game industry professionals, investor analysts, journalists, and retailers from 103 countries attended this week's Electronic...

Jun 05, 2012, 11:30 ET

More Consumers Enjoy Video Game Content as Breadth and Diversity of Game Platforms Grows

 Americans Playing Video Games In Unparalleled Numbers Forty-nine percent of all American homes have a video game console according...

Apr 30, 2012, 15:00 ET

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition promotes healthy lifestyles through active video games

Secretary Sebelius, President's Council Co-Chairs Drew Brees and Dominique Dawes Join ESA CEO to Launch Active Play PALA+ Challenge...

Aug 17, 2011, 10:00 ET

Video Game Popularity Spurs Increased Demand For Game Degree Programs

More Than 340 Programs in Game Design, Development and Programming Offered in 45 states The number of programs in video game design, development...

Jun 27, 2011, 12:33 ET

ESA Welcomes Sweeping U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Constitutional Protections for Video Games

Landmark Ruling Hailed as a Win for First Amendment and Artists The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today welcomed the U.S. Supreme...

Jun 07, 2011, 10:03 ET

Video Game Play Increases as Breadth of Game Content Grows

Report Finds More Women, Adults Play Games 72 percent of American households play video games and 82 percent of gamers are adults according to...

Sep 10, 2010, 12:16 ET

Video Game Industry Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Maintain First Amendment Protections

ESA Files Brief Urging Court to Uphold Lower Court Rulings A brief asking the United States Supreme Court to find unconstitutional a 2005...

Aug 16, 2010, 09:37 ET

Computer and Video Game Degree Programs Continue to Grow at Colleges and Universities Across the U.S.

A Record 300 Institutions Offer Degrees in Game Design, Development and Programming 300 American colleges, universities, art and trade schools...

Aug 10, 2010, 10:00 ET

Video Game Industry Adds Billions to U.S. Economy

New Study Highlights Industry's Growing Economic Impact and Job Creation The computer and video game industry added nearly $5 billion to the U.S....