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The Entertainment Software Association has released its yearly findings charting gaming in America through surveys of 4,000 American households. 155 million people in America reportedly play games. That's close to 50% of the ...
The Entertainment Software Association has released their latest survey results pertaining to the US gaming audience. Highlights from the survey include that 59% of Americans play videogames, with 68% of the audience playing ...
No, really. She probably does. Mine does. In fact, new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association says that 74 percent of moms are gamers.  The "Mom Gamers Study: A New Generation of Gamer" found t...
The Entertainment Software Association just sent word that mega companies Activision Blizzard and Tencent have joined their group. They're now 37 strong. I'm sure you'll remember that Activision bailed in a big way back ...


The Electronic Software Association will tell you piracy is so bad, 10 million nefarious downloads of 200 games can happen in a single month. According to an independent study, the ESA might be overestimating by a c...
New data put forth by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) shows a promising increase in the availability and popularity of videogame design programs within U.S. summer camps. With more than 100 camps and 690 programs...
A new program launched by the ESA for E3 will have the best student games showcased at this year's show. The E3 College Game Competition lets an institution with a game program submit one game representing their college,...
The Entertainment Software Association Foundation raked in $822,000 at its 15th annual Nite to Unite for Kids game industry black tie event this past October 18 in San Francisco. These funds go into ESAF's grant and scholarsh...
30 lucky students were awarded $3,000 each for the 2012-2013 academic year by the Entertainment Software Association Foundation to help them become amazing innovators in the entertainment software industry. The winning studen...
[Update: It's gone live early and is available now.] Usually, cute little games in which political opponents fight each other are the realm of Flash-based site ads, not well-known development studios. ChAIR, however, has deci...
During this year's E3, it was reported that the Electronic Software Association was considering a new city in which to host the famous trade show. After it was discovered that the organization had big news for us on...
California tried to establish unconstitutional regulations on videogames and failed miserably. Brown v. ESA had the Court voting 7-2 to Alpha Counter a 2005 California law that would put an unlawful lock on game distribution....
The Entertainment Software Association has released a new statement regarding SOPA and PIPA now that we've stirred things around a bit. And would you look at that: the support for these proposals have been pulled.&n...
The Entertainment Software Association has come under heavy criticism for its express support of SOPA, but recent detective work has uncovered a far sleazier transgression -- Kotaku reports that the ESA spent a reported $190,...
At this rate, January 18 is going to be a very productive day. Two more notable gaming companies that feel passionately enough about the Internet to shut down their sites for a day are joining the fight against SOPA and PIPA....
Graphics card kingpin nVidia has joined the disappointingly small ranks of ESA members voicing public criticism of SOPA. The company said that, while it doesn't like piracy, it was not consulted when the trade organization it...
When your kids say "Where were you when the government made the internet lame?" you'll hopefully respond with unflinching certainty: "raising hell." On January 18th members of the House Committee will be discussing PIPA/SOPA ...
The Facebook page of the Video Game Voters Network has been inundated with comments from anti-SOPA gamers, doing their part to point out the hypocrisy of its free speech advocacy.  The comments followed Destructoid's own...
Destructoid officially stood against the Stop Online Piracy Bill last week, to a round of applause from its readers. The message seems to be that you care about stomping on this horrible little bill as much as we do. With tha...
Capcom has clarified statements made yesterday concerning the ESA and its support of SOPA, claiming that while the ESA (and its explicit support) represents the publisher, the company itself does not have an official opinion ...
Who's going to stream all those fighting games for you if SOPA takes down the livestream sites? Just asking ...
You may recall that, last week, a number of high-profile publishers quietly backed away from the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) currently under consideration in the US House of Representatives. It was quickly pointed out th...
It's time again to join us for another casual conversation from Destructoid's virtual office. In this installment, Dale North struggles against incredible adversity in the forms of serious-minded Twitter users and a neighbor...
Recently, we've been chatting quite a bit about the Entertainment Software Association, and its involvement with SOPA. The ESA is a trade association, looking after the interests of videogames while pretending to fight for fr...
The Entertainment Software Association has addressed recent discussion of its involvement with SOPA, confirming to Joystiq that it has no intention of withdrawing support. The controversial bill, which maintains growing popul...
Dear Entertainment Software Association, Last year, when free speech in the videogame industry was threatened, you asked for help from gamers. The famous Brown v. EMA/ESA case provided a landmark ruling that protected vi...
Ok, are you ready for this? The Entertainment Software Association has pre-emptively criticized a soon to be published study by Douglas Gentile which supposedly shows a link between gaming habits and mental health problems fo...
The law is sometimes a slow and ponderous beast, but it eventually makes up its mind. Way back at the end of 2008, the Chicago Public Transit system banned M-rated games from being advertised on the sides of buses and the lik...
That's a pretty high number, right? The ESA recently completed a study called 'Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry 2009' that looked at the demographics of those playing video games and how they've chan...
Things didn't look so good for the ESA last year, with major companies such as NCSoft and LucasArts abandoning ship and all the not-so-hot feedback about E3. The ESA obviously saw the need to make a change, and this the annou...
Yes, seriously. In what may be the most arbitrary and silly decision yet made by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, Destructoid has been asked to remove a launch trailer we posted for Ninja Gaiden II in May 2008. Despi...
You must surely be aware by now that the founders of popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay have recently been convicted of breaking copyright law and are due to be imprisoned for one year. Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm...
We know that Destructoid's audience isn't just game players. There's game makers in the bunch, as well as people who aspire to be. They'll be pleased to know that the ESA Foundation has now doubled the number of scholarships ...
When we interviewed ESA president Michael Gallagher, he told us that the "old E3" would be back in some form. This was welcome news after the craptastic last couple of years we've attended. I remember taking a quick...
Yesterday we filled you in on the latest regarding NCSoft's departure from the ESA, guessing that the reasons could possibly be financial. This morning, NCSoft's Director of Public Relations, David Swofford, spoke about the i...
The ESA confirmed today that NCSoft has officially left the organization, marking the seventh departure this year (Activision, Lucasarts and idSoftware were a few of the others to leave).The reasoning behind this is more like...
There's an old joke about Mexico and the Olympics: the reason Mexico can't field an Olympic team is that every Mexican who can run, jump, and swim has already immigrated to the United States. That's about the extent of my imm...
It looks like the Entertainment Software Association wants to put a bit more crackdown in their crackdowns of copyright infringement with the addition of a former Recording Industry Association of America executive to their ...
[video]94777:50[/video]After the news announcement yesterday that Gamecock president Harry Miller was boldly supporting current ESA prez Mike Gallagher rather than his business partner, Mike Wilson, the general consensus arou...
Back in May, Gamecock's Mike Wilson announced he was running for president of the ESA against the man currently holding the post, Mike Gallagher. The announcement drew many a raised eyebrow, especially considering all the rec...





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