All publications by tag «USA»
The ESRB rating agency has asked the FTC to approve a tool for assessing the age of parents of young gamers by face
The US agency ESRB, which issues age ratings to video games, has filed an application with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It wants the agency to approve a new age assessment method.
The new The Legend of Zelda has become the best-selling game of May in the USA
The analytical company Circana (formerly NPD Group) has released a report on the American gaming market for May 2023. Against the background of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, revenue increased for all segments.
US Congressman: Gaming companies are not doing enough to combat extremism in video games
In December 2022, seven members of the US Congress sent a letter to Valve, Epic Games, EA and 11 other major gaming companies. Politicians demanded to explain how they fight extremism and other harassment in games. The answers received did not please at least one congressman.
The FTC asked companies to be more careful with statements about the use of AI in their products
The hype around AI has attracted the attention of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The agency published an appeal to tech companies, in which it stressed that AI is an ambiguous term, and it should not be abused.
The US authorities criticized Apple and Google for their monopoly on the mobile store market
The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has released a 50-page report on competition in the mobile store market. In it, the agency called Apple and Google “gatekeepers” whose policies harm both users and developers.
The US Congress Wants to Know How Gaming Companies are Fighting Extremism in video Games
Seven members of the US Congress have written a letter to Microsoft, Sony, Tencent, Valve, Activision Blizzard and a number of other major gaming companies. They are interested in what exactly they are doing to combat extremism, harassment and other harassment in video games.
The US Department of Justice wants to participate in the appeal hearing in the case of Epic Games and Apple
The officials asked the court for 10 minutes so that they could make a speech. The ministry stressed that they do not support any of the companies, but do not agree with how the court interpreted the antimonopoly legislation earlier.
Sony has allocated $3 million for scholarships to “underrepresented” Americans interested in game development
The company transferred the money to the Gerald Lawson Charitable Foundation at the University of Southern California. More than 60 university students will be able to receive a scholarship.