ECA President Blames Exploiters For Cancellation Concerns

Earlier this morning Kotaku reported on concerns from members of the Entertainment Consumers Association over the organization's membership renewal policies. ECA president Hal Halpin now offers his response, blaming exploiters for the majority of the issues at hand. » 12/02/09 5:20pm 12/02/09 5:20pm

ECA Boss Says Joe Lieberman is "Misunderstood"

In a wide-ranging interview with Crispy Gamer, Hal Halpin, the president of the Entertainment Consumers Association, calls Senator and gamers' preferred punching bag Joe Lieberman "largely misunderstood and painted with a very broad brush." "While I haven't agreed with much of what he has said in the past, he alone among… » 11/23/08 12:00pm 11/23/08 12:00pm

ECA Expands Into Canada

In a move I would like to think was spurred on by my startling revelation about the giant ice spider threat » 8/28/08 10:40am 8/28/08 10:40am yesterday, the Entertainment Consumers Association has announced that they ware opening up memberships to Canadian members. The consumer advocacy organization, which already provides numerous opportunities and…

MORE Publishers To Quit The ESA?

The ESA are in a pickle. E3 ain't what it used to be, and high-profile members like Activision, Lucasarts and id have up and left the organisation. Can things get any worse? You bet! Hal Halpin, boss of the Entertainment Consumers Association, has told the Washington Post that he knows of a further two companies… » 6/09/08 10:20pm 6/09/08 10:20pm

Id: ESA Departure "Temporary and not Political"

Technology columnist Mike Musgrove got Entertainment Software Association CEO Michael Gallagher on the horn (we got him first!) to talk about, what else, ESA's membership losses. Everyone here should be familiar with the story and the pressures that realigning E3 have brought to bear on membership dues, believed to be… » 6/08/08 2:00pm 6/08/08 2:00pm

ECA: Special Interest Groups "Don't Have A Leg To Stand On"

Nonprofit advocacy group The Entertainment Consumers' Association is hailing the results of a recent Federal Trade Commission study that showed 80 percent retailer compliance with the ESRB's ratings system, a continual year-over-year increase that puts games ahead of other media in self-regulating mature content. » 5/08/08 3:40pm 5/08/08 3:40pm