The ECA, short for Entertainment Consumers Association, is a new non-profit organization that aims to give gamers a voice in the world. I’€™d reckon they want to get a say in all the media frenzy that surrounds computer and videogames every now and then, and that’€™s good I guess.
They surprised me by buying GamePolitics.com, a blog about when games turns to politics. You might have seen Crazy Horse, err, Jack Thompson on the telly and he’€™s been up for discussion (in a civilized manner mind you) over at GamePolitics.com frequently. That’€™s the kind of coverage they do, and beyond what ends up in mainstream media scope. It’€™s a pretty good blog if you’€™re interested in when gaming and politics collide in America.
No sum was disclosed, perhaps there was none as the blog and ECA seems to be working towards the same goal.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.