ECA’s Hal Halpin to Discuss Gamers’ Rights at Triangle Conference

On Thursday, April 30th Entertainment Consumers Association president Hal Halpin will speak at the Triangle Game Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Hal’s presentation is billed as a conversation with Russ Pitts of The Escapist. The format sounds similar to Hal’s well-received appearance with Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley at PAX 08. The conference listing indictates that Hal will discuss:

The future of games as a media and a business, the role of the Electronic Consumers Association and the many key issues facing consumers today, including DRM, Net Neutrality, the economy and the ESRB.

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    AuntySocial says:

    Is this like some closed meeting?  or can the general population attend?   First time I’ve heard of anything like this in my city.

    Hal if you want to know some good places to eat just ask me or Cecil475.  Raleigh is the town unfortunate to host us.


    PMBD The truth about T$R EA + T$R = We’re all screwed


    Y’all don’t want much to attend this shin-dig do you?  $500 for 2 days?!?!?!  That’s nearly 2 weeks net pay for me.  forget I said anything.

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    DarkSaber says:

    Don;t be stupid, I was just trolling.

    But there is something about him that niggles me.


    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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    SimonBob says:

    *clap*clap*clap* Absolutely fantastic, sir, the most compelling and intelligent analysis of the day.  Of course he’s just going to sit on the stage like a trained monkey with nothing to say!  He clearly has no useful perspective or commentary that could shed light on any issues!  What he should really do is throw all his gamer advocacy out the window, dismantle the ECA, and hunker down here in the trenches of the article comments with the rest of us while we collectively get screwed over by unscrupulous figures in the development and marketing business.  Speaking up about consumer rights?  Why, that’s simply unamerican!  Bravo on exposing this sham idea of videogamers getting any form of respect with your cunning, unblinking inductive logic!

    The Mammon Philosophy

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    DarkSaber says:

    Hal doing what he does best, appearing at conferences to agree with someone there is a problem.


    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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    TBoneTony says:

    I am interested in what Hal Halpin has to say from many issues.

    I hope he says something supportive about the used games market, because they need some serious vocal support because to me, used games is what makes new younger gamers with not much money or being dependant of their parents to buy them cheeper Videogames especilly in this ecenomic time and so therefore it leads to a new bread of gamers getting their first taste of Videogames.


    I also hope to hear about the DRM issues, Net Neutrality, the economy when it comes to Videogaming and also hope that the ESRB has some vocal support from many gamers.


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