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Child's Play golf tournament to be held just before E3

Child's Play and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation are teaming up for the first annual Child's Play Invitational Golf Tournament. The event will be held at the Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena on Sunday, June 5, right before E3 kicks off. The entrance fee for the tournam...

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ESA General Counsel lays out game industry argument to the Supreme Court

When the clock strikes 10 a.m. tomorrow morning in Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in the case of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association. By now, you know how the results of this landmark case will affect the video game industry and i...

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ESA prez addresses upcoming Supreme Court case in Baltimore Sun op-ed

In an editorial written by Entertainment Software Association president Michael Gallagher for The Baltimore Sun, the executive laid out for the mainstream why California's proposed video game law is "based on the discredited myth that the fictional depiction of violence actually causes real violenc...

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ESA: Games industry responsible for $5 billion of US economy

A study commissioned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) found that the video game industry added about $5 billion to the US economy in 2009. The report, "Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2010 Report" [PDF link], claims the industry directly employs about 32,000 people in the States...

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E3 2011 scheduled June 7-9; 2010 welcomed 45,600 attendees

The Entertainment Software Association is hours away from finishing up another E3 and telling the 45,600 attendees (from 90 countries) that they don't have to go home, but they can't stay at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The video game circus returns to the LACC on June 7-9, 2011. Working o...

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ESA 'humble' about chances against California in Supreme Court case

[Laura Padgett] Entertainment Software Association President Michael Gallagher mentioned in a briefing yesterday that he has a "great amount of respect for the Supreme Court" and feels modest about the trade group's chances of defeating the California game law heading to the United States' highest ...

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PSA: E3 2010 online registration closes this Wednesday

If you're a member of the video game industry who has been lollygagging when it comes to your E3 2010 registration, this should be a wake-up call: Online registration will end this Wednesday, June 9, at 11PM Pacific (a.k.a. June 10 at 2AM ET). This is the first time E3 online registration has ev...

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Chicago Transit Authority prevented from banning mature video game ads

The preliminary injunction preventing the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) from banning M- and AO-rated video game ads is now here to stay. GamePolitics has the PDF of US District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer's May 17 ruling that places a "permanent injunction" on CTA ordinance No. 008-147, which b...

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Chicago Transit Authority can't ban game ads, judge rules

The Entertainment Software Association today announced an early victory in its ongoing lawsuit with the Chicago Transit Authority over the banning of game-related ads in April 2008. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has sided with the ESA, granting a preliminary injuncti...

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ESA partners with Microsoft & Sony for STEM initiative, launches game creation competitions

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the game industry lobby group, today announced two new game creation contests meant to support President Obama's STEM initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math studies). A partnership between the ESA, Microsoft, Sony, the Information Techno...

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