Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

July 12, 2008 -

Over at VentureBeat, Dean Takahashi serves up a terrific Q&A-style interview with ESA CEO Mike Gallagher (left).

The interview comes on the eve of E3 and Takahashi fires some tough questions at Gallagher.

Highlights include:

VB: How did you choose the Texas governor, Rick Perry, for the other keynote?

 

MG: It makes complete sense Gov. Perry would be an invitee. Texas is a leading state when it comes to game development. They have an environment where they welcome the video game publishers and developers. They are reaping the economic benefit because of that... We’re delighted for the first time to bring such a high level politician to E3. It’s a sign of respect for the industry and maturity.

 

VB: The industry still has its share of political battles regarding censorship. How are those going?

 

MG: We are winning those but we are not out of the woods... There are many in the state and federal arenas that operate off a broken, flawed historical stereotype. That problem is a top priority for us. We’re trying to set a positive image for this industry and to make sure politicians understand it... 

 

VB: Would you say Jack Thompson (the crusading Florida anti-game attorney) embodies your opponents and their views?

 

MG: He is in the rear view mirror... The bright future that lies in front of us does not include Jack Thompson...

 

VB: Some companies have dropped out of the ESA. There seem to be several reasons. Some may not get along with you. Some don’t like the higher dues... 

 

MG: Who says they don’t get along with me?

 

VB: I can’t specifically answer that.

 

MG: I would press you on your sources. I haven’t heard that element come through where there is a personal disagreement with me, or, more importantly, there is a disagreement with the ESA’s mission. Every company that has left has embraced the ESA’s mission... When it comes to the ESA mission... we are making sure that the states and federal constituencies understand it...

Read the entire interview at VentureBeat.


Comments

Re: Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

Thanks good job;

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing travesti or little and need to start saving costs. and dizi izle

YES.

Now I don't have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

Wait... I think that sounds like a good idea.

But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God's Sake... least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

Re: Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

I'm all for freedom of ttnet vitamin speech and allowing rent a car game makers to put whatever they want in games, but there's one thing about this app that has me scratching my head.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but from araç kiralama the previous article araba kiralama on this I gathered that players can use Google maps in-game to find the other (real-life?) dealers in their area.  If this is the case, has travesti anyone considered what's stopping someone from using this app to actually move drugs between hands for reals?

But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you'll find they don't think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they'll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless... yeah.

The entire arguement is kiralık oto based upon a social normality inflicted by luddites who can't figure out the controls for Halo so it's frightening and terrifying and obviously the cause of youth violence on the rise even though, in reality, it's in decline (which is actually a HUGE suprise given minibüs kiralama the economies status).  In  a perfect world, we would have parents that actually parent.  The idea of sales restrictions on media on oto kiralama any form to accomidate parental unwillingness to get involved with their child's life is the real problem to me.  Here I am, 32 years old, and being held up at a self-scan rent a car needing to show ID before I can buy a $10 M rated game all because Soccer Momthra can't be bothered to look at the crap Billy Genericallystupidson does in his free time.  It's too hard for her, so I have to suffer?

Re: Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

Remember kids, the only Left-Winger in the US is Ralph Nader. Everyone else is Centre Right.

~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

You guys will like Perry

there's a lot of Texas whiners who complain that Perry has toed the line of their left-wing agenda while leading our state. He's a good guy who understands that you help people more by giving them a job instead of a handout. I've watched him run the show here in Texas for eight years and he's kept it focused on the important stuff. I hope somebody posts video of his keynote... 

Re: Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

VB: Would you say Jack Thompson (the crusading Florida anti-game attorney) embodies your opponents and their views?

MG: He is in the rear view mirror... The bright future that lies in front of us does not include Jack Thompson...

 I'm imagining that scene from T2 where the T-1000 was chasing after John Connor for some reason...

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There were no questions asked about the Mod Chip Raids.

It angers me that he does not acknowledge that this was a violation of civil rights and a waste of time for the Department of Homeland Security.

MOD CHIPS DO NOT THREATEN OUR NATIONAL SECURITY.

Re: There were no questions asked about the Mod Chip Raids.

Why would he? The ESA worked with ICE to do it, though I'm sure it was almost all the ESA's doing.

Re: Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

Is it just me, or has he lost his entire pre-ESA hairline?

~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

Re: Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

I think he should shave his head.
He can get some wicked shiny head going and if he does his eyebrows too that'd just be more cool points.

Re: Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

He IS right about Jack. But there are other factors that I don't care for in play......

Re: Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

Gotta love how he dodged answering about the companies that left.

Re: Dean Takahashi Interviews ESA Boss on Eve of E3

Who are you reffering to Mike or Dean, seems like Dean floated that for purely provocational purposes and did not have a source, of course if it was true than Mike would more than likely know already and may have been trying to make Dean look like a douche.  Other than that it was fine. 

 
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