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Jun 16, 2016, 13:58 ET 70,300 Attendees Convened to Experience the Latest in Video Games and Virtual Reality

 The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that more than 70,000 people participated in the week's events, including 50,300...


Jun 07, 2016, 09:00 ET 2016 Into The Pixel Jury Panel Announces Video Game Art Collection

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


Jun 02, 2016, 10:30 ET More Than 40 Million Americans Age 50-Plus Play Video Games

Forty-one million Americans, more than one of every three people over age 50,  play video games on a regular basis, according to a new survey...


May 23, 2016, 09:29 ET E3 Live to Debut in Los Angeles

 The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today unveiled plans for a new public event specifically for gamers. E3 Live, occurring June...


Mar 24, 2016, 09:00 ET AIAS and ESA Open Submissions For 2016 Video Game Art Exhibit "Into The Pixel"

 The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) are pleased to announce that the annual...


Mar 09, 2016, 14:02 ET Fourth Annual E3 College Game Competition Opens

 The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today announced its fourth annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) College Game Competition....


Nov 05, 2015, 11:55 ET New Study Finds Video Game Players Are Highly Engaged Politically

 Video game players are more politically engaged than most Americans, and 100 million of them will vote in next year's presidential...


Oct 28, 2015, 13:08 ET New Research Underscores Breadth and Vibrancy of U.S. Video Game Industry

 1,641 video game development studios and publishing companies operate 1,871 separate video game facilities nationwide, according to new...


Jan 12, 2015, 11:49 ET E3 2015 Opens Media and Attendee Registration

Registration is now open for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world's premier trade show for computer and video games, the Entertainment...


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 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 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 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...


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...