E3 2020 Will Still Kick-Off In June Despite Coronavirus Concerns

Although the coronavirus has many vendors and events worried, it looks the ESA is still going through with its plans this June. That’s correct, the annual games event is still on target for June 9th, 2020. Continue reading “E3 2020 Will Still Kick-Off In June Despite Coronavirus Concerns”

Geoff Keighley To Skip E3 2020, List Of Participating Companies “Leaked”

It looks like the Dorito Pope known as Geoff Keighley is skipping out on E3 2020, which means that both Sony and Keighley will be absent from this year’s ESA backed games event. Also, new reports have hit the web showing off a leaked list of participating companies to head up this year’s E3. Continue reading “Geoff Keighley To Skip E3 2020, List Of Participating Companies “Leaked””

Sony Announces That It’s Skipping E3 2020

Sony skipped out on E3 2019, and now it looks like the company known for its censorship policies is going to make it a trend by skipping this year’s E3. Claiming that the vision planned as of now doesn’t fit E3 2020, Sony will instead attend other events. Continue reading “Sony Announces That It’s Skipping E3 2020”

Epic Games And THQ Nordic Reportedly Taking A Stand Against Loot-Boxes

Epic Games is best known for its recent and controversial products such as Fortnite and the infamous Epic Games Store. Despite those two things, it looks like big boy Tim Sweeney’s Epic and THQ Nordic are “taking a stand” against loot-boxes. Continue reading “Epic Games And THQ Nordic Reportedly Taking A Stand Against Loot-Boxes”

ESA Says Nintendo, Sony, And Microsoft Will Require Disclosure Of Loot-Box Odds Sometime In 2020

According to a new letter on the Entertainment Software Association’s website, the company claims that sometime around 2020 Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), Microsoft, and Nintendo are committing to new platform policies that will require “paid loot-boxes” in games (on said platforms) to disclose information on the probability of obtaining randomized virtual items. Continue reading “ESA Says Nintendo, Sony, And Microsoft Will Require Disclosure Of Loot-Box Odds Sometime In 2020”

E3 2019 Is Now Over, E3 2020 Is Set For June 9th – 11th

The trade show is finally over and done with, and that means the annual event is set to come back again next year. Attendees can now know the date and time for E3 2020 with the latest news, but given that 2019’s Electronic Entertainment Expo has ended, what’re your thoughts? Continue reading “E3 2019 Is Now Over, E3 2020 Is Set For June 9th – 11th”

FTC Investigating Loot Boxes, ESA Responds By Wrongfully Defending Loot Boxes

FIFA 19

According to a recent report from GamesIndustry.biz, as the Federal Trade Commission begins an investigation into Facebook and Google over the Cambridge Analytica data leak, finally addressing the anti-trust violations that the companies have been accused of, it was also revealed that the FTC will be looking to the connection between loot boxes, gambling and children. Continue reading “FTC Investigating Loot Boxes, ESA Responds By Wrongfully Defending Loot Boxes”

E3 2019 Scheduled To Kick-Off On June 11th, 2019

Although E3 2018 is over and done with, reveals from the Electronic Entertainment Expo are still popping up as we speak due to the number of games revealed. Accompanying the information of new game reveals from this year’s E3 comes an official statement from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) that E3 2019 will kick-off from June 11th to June 13th, 2019. Continue reading “E3 2019 Scheduled To Kick-Off On June 11th, 2019”

White House Summit For Video Game Violence Included Reps From 2K Games, ESA, ZeniMax

GTA 5

The summit involving talks between Congress and the video game industry heads wasn’t just a talk between the gaming industry and politicians. While big name distributors over games like Grand Theft Auto and The Elder Scrolls were in attendance, so were anti-gaming pundits such as Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Melissa Henson from the Parents Television Council. Continue reading “White House Summit For Video Game Violence Included Reps From 2K Games, ESA, ZeniMax”

ESA Says Video Games Aren’t The Issue, America’s Gun Violence Is The Issue

Video Game Violence

President Donald Trump has been putting a strong focus on media and video game violence following the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. As an attempt to curb the shooting sprees, President Trump and various politicians had an emergency meeting to make it known that there needs to be a discussion about the role video game violence plays in the cultivation of youth in today’s society. Continue reading “ESA Says Video Games Aren’t The Issue, America’s Gun Violence Is The Issue”

State Rep Chris Lee Gives Update On ESA Lobbyists Attempting To Stop Loot Box Bill

Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, Chris Lee, has another video on microtransaction mechanics and how they are implemented into video games. This time he questions the ESA about loot box percentage disclosures being listed on the ESRB rating, and more. Continue reading “State Rep Chris Lee Gives Update On ESA Lobbyists Attempting To Stop Loot Box Bill”

U.S. Gaming Industry Generated $36 Billion In 2017; Tencent Top Mobile Publisher

U.S. Game Sales 2017

The ESA and the NPD Group jointly published a press release report over on the ESA’s official website. The report indicates that the U.S., gaming industry generated $36 billion in revenue throughout 2017, which included software, accessories, hardware, subscriptions, microtransactions, digital sales and physical sales. Continue reading “U.S. Gaming Industry Generated $36 Billion In 2017; Tencent Top Mobile Publisher”

ESA Muddies Gaming Stats Between Male And Female Gaming Demographics

ESA Stats

The Entertainment Software Association released their 2017 study breaking down gaming demographics and market diversity. They outline percentages of different demographics and what some of the most popular games are. However, they also take an opportunity to very much muddy the stats by failing to clearly define the categories, how they reached their numbers and categorical inclusion for their overall figures. Continue reading “ESA Muddies Gaming Stats Between Male And Female Gaming Demographics”

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