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Report: PC gaming on the rise

By Steve Watts, Mar 07, 2012 8:15am PST

The PC Gaming Alliance annual report states that global PC game sales have risen 15% year-over-year for a record $18.6 billion in 2011.

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"Console gaming is only good for two things, keeping kids entertained and adolescents who can't ..."

- drac01 see all 41 comments

PC Gaming Alliance Adds New Members

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 12:30pm PDT

The ranks of the PC Gaming Alliance continue to swell, as the industry consortium today announced that software piracy protection firm Arxan...

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"Promoters: AMD: Cries that nVidia works with developers yet refuses to match the same level ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 35 comments

PC Games Net $13.1 Billion in 2009 as Digital Distribution Grows and Retail Sales Shrink

By Chris Faylor, Mar 10, 2010 8:20am PST

The industry consortium known as the PC Gaming Alliance has unveiled details of its 2009 Horizons Report, offering an update on the worldwide state...

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"Some games have mod support. Some games don't. That's been the case forever and probably will ..."

- crummynz see all 125 comments

PC Gaming Alliance Gains Several New Members, Including Gas Powered Games

By Chris Faylor, Aug 12, 2009 10:37am PDT

Supreme Commander and Demigod developer Gas Powered Games is among the latest to join the PC Gaming Alliance, a distinction that also applies to...

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""I'll be buying all his games even if they suck. :)" How will this help anything? We don't ..."

- Marrbe see all 58 comments

SecuROM Maker, GameStop Join PC Gaming Alliance as Activision Blizzard and Acer Leave

By Chris Faylor, Apr 15, 2009 9:12am PDT

The PC Gaming Alliance has lost two of its founding members, as Activision Blizzard, the company behind such major PC titles as World of Warcraft...

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"But thats just wrong, first I doubt it can be called a rehash seeing how they are very different ..."

- Sparvy see all 45 comments

Capcom, Guildhall Join PC Gaming Alliance Board

By Chris Faylor, Feb 03, 2009 7:46am PST

The ranks of the PC Gaming Alliance's board of directors grew by two today, as it announced the addition of representatives from Capcom and The...

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"Capcom have done a couple of good ports now (DMC4 being a prime example), but if they are ..."

- MeestaNob see all 17 comments

PCGA Predicts Official Console Emulation on PCs; Piracy 'Ridiculous' Reason to Axe PC Support

By Chris Faylor, Dec 12, 2008 8:43am PST

In the future, PCs will be able to officially play console games with the full blessing and support of major console manufacturers Sony, Microsoft...

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"hahahah he said close d titles are what made consoles so good did u just skip ten years on not ..."

- alalkoolj see all 196 comments

PCGA President: Spore DRM Revolt Was Gamers' Boston Tea Party

By Blake Ellison, Nov 12, 2008 2:32pm PST

Randy Stude, the outspoken president of the PC Gaming Alliance, has arrived at some conclusions about game piracy after turning his attention to...

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"Adobe products worth the price? So you were happy when they bought flash and jacked the price ..."

- Cruciform see all 14 comments

PCGA President: 'Let's Monetize Those Pirates'

By Blake Ellison, Oct 20, 2008 12:38pm PDT

PC Gaming Alliance president Randy Stude has decided to turn his industry consortium's attention toward piracy after months of DRM controversy and...

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"Pirates are able to play pirated games because they are able to crack it and make the game think ..."

- 1_6_8 see all 88 comments

PC Gaming 'Far Stronger Than Anyone Has Reported,' Digital Distribution Neared $2 Billion in 2007

By Chris Faylor, Aug 19, 2008 8:01am PDT

The recently formed PC Gaming Alliance industry consortium today unveiled the initial results from its first Horizons Report, highlighting what...

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"PC Gamers have known this all along. It's sad that we've had to fight for it over the past 2+ ..."

- samduhman see all 51 comments

$1 Billion in MMO Revenue Found 'Under a Rock,' PCGA President Explains Goal of Coalition

By Aaron Linde, Jun 16, 2008 8:00pm PDT

PC Gaming Alliance president and Intel gaming program director Randy Stude offered commentary on the health of the PC gaming industry, expressing...

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"Purchasing Power Parity. I have pointed this out in previous comments. Google it."

- 69gooch69 see all 35 comments

Microsoft Speaks on Improving Games for Windows Platform, PC Gaming Alliance

By Aaron Linde, Mar 07, 2008 2:41pm PST

There is still room for improvement in the marketing and management of the Games for Windows platform, Microsoft Games for Windows director Kevin...

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"Most of the GFW requirements are best practices that developers should be doing anyway to ..."

- nlogax see all 44 comments

Rein, CliffyB Weigh in on PC Gaming Alliance

By Aaron Linde, Feb 29, 2008 8:00pm PST

Epic Games founder Mark Rein and designer Cliff Bleszinski voiced their support of the recently founded PC Gaming Alliance, suggesting that the...

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"Of course it wasn't exactly bleeding edge tech by the time it came out. It was just a slightly ..."

- kodt see all 68 comments

GDC 08: PC Gaming Alliance Officially Formed

By Nick Breckon, Feb 19, 2008 8:30pm PST

A consortium of corporate giants ranging from Microsoft to Intel joined hands in an effort to advance the PC gaming platform today, officially...

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"Epic don't (see: Unreal Tournament 3). Microsoft seem to actively prohibit GFW branding ..."

- Optimaximal see all 68 comments

New Consortium Plans to Reinvigorate PC Gaming

By Aaron Linde, Feb 13, 2008 1:28pm PST

Several marquee companies are teaming up to keep the PC gaming platform alive, according to the Mercury News. Dubbed the PC Gaming Alliance, the...

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"This is an ignorant statement not because of the longevity of the 8800GT as a graphics card so ..."

- mittense see all 89 comments