Not to beat our own drum (well, maybe a little), but both GamePolitics and parent company the Entertainment Consumers Association drew some major print media attention this weekend.
GamePolitics was featured in the U.K.’s Times Online Weekend Playlist section which referred to GP as:
…an essential regular read for serious gamers, parents of gamers and (especially) politicians who don’t know anything about the world’s fastest-growing entertainment medium.
Meanwhile, USA Weekend, published by USA Today, gave props to the ECA for its discount programs available to members:
Today’s gamers always are looking to score a discount. It ain’t easy… The non-profit advocacy organization[ECA] is offering a 10% discount on all games-related software and peripherals at Amazon. The membership fee is $19.99 ($14.99 for e-mails ending in .edu or .mil), which means if you buy just a few games a year, you’ve already earned your money back…
Members get discounts from retailers (Good Old Games) and video game rental services (GameFly), money off admission to events (the Penny Arcade Expo), not to mention room rate discounts at Hyatt hotels.
FULL DISCLOSURE DEPT: The ECA is the parent company of GamePolitics.