The video game publishers’ lobbying group in Washington, the Entertainment Software Association, has denounced comments reportedly made by president Donald Trump during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on Thursday where he is said to have called African nations and possibly Haiti “shithole countries.” The…
At the 2017 European Speedrunner Assembly, a relay had 70 different people collecting a star each in Super Mario 64. It was pandemonium, and it was one of the most entertaining Mario runs I’ve ever seen.
Today, the Entertainment Software Association, which represents the U.S. gaming industry, released a measured and somewhat tepid statement on the recent Muslim ban instated by Donald Trump. In it, they ask the White House for “caution.”
E3 is holding a live event for fans this year. Although it’ll be at LA Live rather than the convention center (where E3 proper is held), the organizers say they’ll have demos from Alienware, Oculus, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. among other companies. Tickets are free—if you’re interested, you can sign up here.
The entrance to the European Space Agency’s ESRIN Earth observation centre near Rome in Italy just got a little brighter, thanks to the French artist known as Invader.
New research from the Entertainment Software Association suggests that a third of all adults and teens in the United States play mobile games. More than 20% of them said they'd never played a game before, or had stopped some time ago. The fact that mobile games have been attracting new folks has been suspected for a…
Of Game Developers Are Women
Man, I don't have kids (that I know of) and I'm dawwwwwing all over this PSA that the ESRB just put out. It's a reminder that it can be hard to say no when your kid's so excited for Ninja Attack!, or whatever they're clutching, and you want him or her to be happy. But it's important to read the ratings and use…
Remember how the Ouya development team were going to be showing their stuff in a parking lot opposite E3? Yeah, looks like that's caused some problems.
The ESA announced a new game-ratings awareness campaign in a statement endorsed by Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
If you go to school for game design, you might be stoked to hear that the Entertainment Software Association, also known as the ESA, also known as
the shadowy masterminds that secretly control the video game industry the people who run E3, just announced a contest for college students in the United States.
This afternoon, U.S. vice president Joe Biden met with video game representatives to talk about the Sandy Hook shooting. Here's a picture of the meeting in action. Hopefully it went well.
"Censoring violent comic books did not reduce juvenile delinquency or increase literacy," reasons the International Game Developers Association. "It decimated the production of one of the few kinds of literature that at-risk youths read for pleasure."
Downloadable games sold through the three console makers' online services will be rated by what the Entertainment Software Ratings Board is calling a "streamlined, no-cost service," in a statement released today by the ESRB. The new "Digital Rating Service" gives developers and publishers access to a "brief but…
As video gaming has become more popular, thanks to platforms like Facebook and mobile phones, the industry (and passionate fans) took a lot of pride in seeing the average age of a "gamer" climb out of the teens, into the 20s and then the 30s.
After filling the heads of game journalists everywhere with dreams of an Electronic Entertainment Expo taking place somewhere else for a change, the Entertainment Software Association crushes our hopes and dreams for three more years.
E3 hasn't always been in LA, but in recent yers it's certainly made the city its home, the exterior of the LA convention centre becoming the most iconic image of the world's biggest video games trade show.
The Entertainment Software Association no longer supports the Stop Online Piracy Act, the controversial anti-piracy bill that was shelved earlier today in the House of Representatives after a week of fierce online protests.