The Entertainment Software Association Has Enhanced Its CybersecurityIf you're not a videogame journalist, you may not be aware that the Entertainment Software Association, the videogame trade association that organizes the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) each year, had a security breach last summer that revealed the personal information of thousands of media professionals and journalists. It was an alarming moment, and one that, alongside major companies pulling out of the trade show, leaves E3 feeling like a bad investment of time and focus for a lot of people in the industry.
In a recent statement, the ESA said it has "rebuilt the E3 website with enhanced and layered security measures developed by an outside cybersecurity firm." Those enhancements included updates to how the ESA handles personally identifiable information and how it manages and stores data. "Earning back your trust and support is our top priority," the company said.
Recommendation of the Week: Republique, by Camoflaj, on PC, PlayStation 4, Android, iOSHelp her escape. That's the goal of Republique, an inventive stealth game set in a dystopian future. You play as an observer, guiding a girl via cameras, as she seeks to escape a school that's more prison than it is anything else. It's fascinating for the way it offers no direct control of the player, only a guiding, voyeuristic hand, hacking doors, providing clues, and offering suggestions. It's elaborate in themes and style but simple to play, and a great fit for mobile if you're seeking a crunchy drama to play on the go.
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