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2010-04-30 12:21:00

ESA Praises Legislation for Encouraging Growth of Computer and Video Game Industry WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today commended the Florida Legislature for passing legislation (SB 1752) that will provide economic incentives for digital interactive media productions in the state. As part of SB 1752, interactive digital media projects will be eligible for a 20% percent tax credit for qualifying production expenses. State...

2009-11-10 07:00:00

Lowenstein Follows Lincoln, Arakawa, and Kutaragi as Honorees CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announced that Douglas Lowenstein, founder of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), will be the third recipient of the Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. Lowenstein, currently President and CEO of the Private Equity Council, was tapped by leading video game publishers to launch the ESA (originally the...

2006-07-31 13:35:24

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Entertainment Software Association said on Monday it will downsize and refocus its sprawling Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo) video game trade show, which attendees describe as "sensory overload." The profitable show, the industry's largest, will evolve into a more intimate event focused on targeted, personalized meetings and activities, said ESA President Douglas Lowenstein. "The world of interactive entertainment has changed since E3Expo was...

2006-07-31 13:27:34

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Entertainment Software Association said on Monday it will downsize and refocus its sprawling Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo) video game trade show, which attendees describe as "sensory overload." The profitable show, the industry's largest, will evolve into a more intimate event focused on targeted, personalized meetings and activities, said ESA President Douglas Lowenstein. "The world of interactive entertainment has changed since E3Expo was...

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2006-06-07 18:31:08

LOS ANGELES -- The trade group representing the video game industry sued the state of Minnesota on Tuesday to overturn a new bill that would fine children and teens for buying or renting mature or adults-only games. The Entertainment Software Assn. (ESA) filed the suit in Minnesota Federal District Court, arguing that the bill attempted to substitute governmental judgment for parental supervision. The ESA has successfully convinced courts to strike down six similar bills during the past five...

2006-05-10 19:06:26

By Daisuke Wakabayashi LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Missing: scantily-clad females hawking the latest in electronic toys for the boys. The video game industry's annual trade show in Los Angeles opened its doors to its exhibitors on Wednesday with organizers ordering women staffing the booths to cover up or face a $5,000 fine. Banned are nudity, partial nudity, bikini bottoms or any sexually explicit or provocative conduct, according to the handbook from The Entertainment Software...

2006-05-10 19:05:00

By Daisuke Wakabayashi LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Missing: scantily-clad females hawking the latest in electronic toys for the boys. The video game industry's annual trade show in Los Angeles opened its doors to its exhibitors on Wednesday with organizers ordering women staffing the booths to cover up or face a $5,000 fine. Banned are nudity, partial nudity, bikini bottoms or any sexually explicit or provocative conduct, according to the handbook from The Entertainment Software Association, or...

2005-12-22 14:30:00

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked a California law that would have made it illegal to sell or rent violent video games to minors, saying he doubted whether such sales could be banned even if the games were proved to cause violent behavior among children. The preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the law comes amid a political and cultural war over the content of video games, which last year accounted for $7.3 billion in U.S. sales and rivaled...


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