International Game Developers Association Statement About Gun Violence And Video Games Featured in TIME Magazine

A TIME Magazine article titled “No, Video Games Don’t Cause Mass Shootings. But The Conversation Shouldn’t End There” featured a statement by Renee Gittins, executive director of the International Game Developers Association. “Blaming video games distracts from the broader issues at hand. There is an overwhelming amount of research that finds there is no evidence linking video […]

GamesBeat Speaks to New Executive Directors of IGDA and IGDA Foundation

GamesBeat’s Dean Takahashi spoke to the newly-appointed International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Executive Director Renee Gittins and IGDA Foundation (IGDAF) Executive Director Nika Nour to discuss their appointments to their positions, how they plan on carrying out the IGDA’s mission of representing the needs of the developer community, and the IGDAF’s objective of empowering the next […]

Gamasutra Shares Newly Appointed IGDA and IGDA Foundation Executive Directors

Gamasutra shared IGDA’s biggest news of the year: Renee Gittinis has been named the organization’s new executive director and Nika Nour has been named the IGDA Foundation new executive director. After serving on the IGDA board for more than two years, Gittinis steps in to replace Jen MacLean following her departure in April. Nour steps in after more than ten […]

Variety Helps Celebrate IGDA’s 25th Anniversary and Latest Board Announcements

Variety shared the latest news from the International Game Developer Association (IGDA): 25 years of supporting game developers and new changes to the board of directors, including naming Lucien Parsons as the chair for the board of directors. Variety’s Brittany Vincent breaks down the changes to the board in her article: Lucien Parsons will be taking over […]

Variety Covers the Recent Changes in the IGDA’s Leadership

Variety’s Stefani Fogal covered the changes in leadership in the International Game Developers Association (IGDA): Vesa Raudasoja has stepped into the role as the new chair of the board of directors while board member Emily Greer transitioned into the vice-chair position. In her coverage, Fogal touches on the departure of David Seltzer from the chair role and […]

Gamasutra Highlights IGDA Executive Director Jen MacLean’s Interview with MSNBC on Video Game Violence

Alissa McAloon of Gamasutra covered MSNBC’s interview with International Game Developers Association (IGDA) executive director Jen MacLean. In her coverage, Alissa gives context to the interview as it originally aired just as President Trump was meeting with representatives from the video game industry. The interview comes at a time when violent video games are again […]

WCCF Tech Shares IGDA’s Thoughts on Violence in Video Games

With recent gun control debates leading to placing blame on video games, Alessio Palumbo of WCCF Tech shared the IGDA‘s thoughts on the matter. The facts are very clear – no study has shown a causal relationship between playing video games and gun violence. The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership […]

SegmentNext Reports on IGDA Executive Director’s MSNBC Appearance

IGDA executive director Jen MacLean appeared on MSNBC after President Trump’s meeting on video games and gun violence, SegmentNext reports. “There are two things to consider here,” said MacLean. “First, we play exactly the same games that the rest of the world plays. There’s no science to support a causal relationship between video games and […]

Rolling Stone Reports IGDA Names New Executive Director

Blake Hester of Rolling Stone wrote that the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has promoted Jen MacLean executive director on a permanent basis, alongside some changes to the board of directors. Additionally, Emily Greer, CEO of Kongregate, and Zoe Bell, lead producer at Big Huge Games joined the IGDA’s board of directors, and Vesa Raudasoja moved to […]

IGDA Executive Director Kate Edwards Speaks With Geek.com on Dangers of Deceiving Audiences

Trusting the sincerity of people on the internet is a constant trial. Following a male journalist’s experiment of writing about games under a female pseudonym, Geek.com’s Charles Battersby interviewed IGDA Executive Director Kate Edwards on the instance: “Anytime someone resorts to fraud and conscious manipulation for the purpose of self-amusement, social demonstration or any other […]