ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

August 28, 2008 -

Until now, the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) could only accept U.S. residents as members.

All that has changed with today's announcement that Canadian gamers can now join the ranks of the ECA, the only organization devoted to the issues which are important to video game consumers.

Organization president Hal Halpin commented on the news:

With a thriving gaming community already present and growing in Canada, we are proud to extend the opportunities and benefits that our U.S. ECA members have been enjoying over the years. Canada is an important area of growth for us and we are excited to welcome Canadian gamers who are interested in community and any issues that affect gamers.

An ECA press release indicates that Canadian members will have specific goodies directed their way:
 
The ECA will soon be unveiling a host of unique benefits and programs that will be specifically targeted towards Canadian consumers. Canadian chapter organizations are already underway in local gaming communities and these newly-formed networks will continue to grow and offer a great way for videogame players to stay informed and connect with like-minded ECA members in their area.

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Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

About time!

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Does membership bestow immortality upon me?  Or is that reserved for the Halpinlander himself? ;D

Seriously, I'm signing up, and I'd be all about putting together an Ottawa chapter if there's enough of us hanging around.  This is ideal timing for Canadian gamers, what with the impending possibility of an election -- I'd love to put a spotlight on the tories' plans for DCMA-style copyright protection.

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Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

HAL! HAL! COME TO THE UK, PLAEZ!


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Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Does this mean that you'l finally change that idiotic "american flag game controller" logo of yours?

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Chill dude, no need to call it idiotic. The yanks are our friends. It is still a US Site.

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Very good. Now, think about European gamers (please !).

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

If the Canadians join expect the ECA to slow down quite alot. Do you know how much extra bandwidth and paper is used in the excessive use of the word "aye"?

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

It's "eh", not "aye", we're canadians, not sailors.

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

No. I've acutally lived here for quite a while (Unfortunatly) and you (at least in BC) say "Aye" like the letter "A". Just like the old ass joke: How do you spell Canada? C-A-N-A-D-A   you wouldn't say   C-eh-N-eh-Deh

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Yes, it is pronounced "A", and it is spelled "Eh". Look it up if you want to.

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

We actually do say 'eh'? What we crank it up for tourists or something? I think I missed that in school :P

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Fantastic, I am going to joiin now!

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Now the Canadians can spit in the faces of anti video games nutcases and they can't get charged.

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When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Fingers and toes crossed for Australia being next - we absolutely need something like the ECA...

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

If that happens, there better not be any age restrictions for those 13 and older >_>

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Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Well, according to US laws regulating the ECA's specific organization, all membes have to be 18 or older. Sorry.

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Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Me too. As a true blue Aussie Gamer, I would love to be able to join the ECA when I oneday get involved with the Videogame Industry either as a future developer or even just a gamer who is passionate about Australian Gaming issues.

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

:D

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

*didn't think so, too bad.

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

I don't sopose this will have any influce in overturning (or whatever it would be in canadian law) Mclachlin's ruleing in R v. Sharpe?

 

Didn't think, too bad.

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Finally, I was wondering what was taking them so long to come here.

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Woo. I might join now. :)

Re: ECA Invades Canada - Will Now Accept Canadian Gamers

Really good news for us Canadian gamers.

 
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