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.


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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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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...


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

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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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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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$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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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