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Video Games Contribute Over $90 Billion to U.S. Economy

A new study from the Entertainment Software Association reports that, in 2019, the U.S. video game industry generated over $90.3 billion in annual economic output. The industry has supported approximately 429,000 jobs in the nation. Among those numbers, 143,000 people are directly employed by the industry. “Video game-industry related activity”…

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ESA Announces the Dates for a “Reimagined” E3 2021, But There’s No Reimagining Its Troubled History

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced the dates for E3 2021, which will take place on June 15-17, 2021. The announcement was made earlier this week to the company’s partners, GamesIndustry.biz reports. The ESA canceled E3 2020 in early March after it became clear COVID-19 would pose a serious…

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Scuttlebutt Says That E3’s Cancellation Is Imminent

The cancellation of this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo will be announced sometime tomorrow morning, according to multiple industry insiders citing anonymous sources on Twitter. Additionally, Ars Technica reports that it has confirmed the cancellation through its own sources. Meanwhile, Kotaku News Editor Jason Schreier reports that an anonymous informant with…

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Office Hours: Where Does the ESA Go From Here?

Welcome to Office Hours, where the Fanbyte crew Gets Stuff Done. This week, we’re contemplating what the ESA could possibly do to interest folks in E3 after such a disastrous 2019. First, Steven, Danielle, and Niki weight in, then John sits down with Dillon to go a little deeper. Here’s…

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