PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

August 12, 2009 -

The ranks of the PC Gaming Alliance have expanded with the addition of eight new member companies, reports gamesindustry.biz.

Leading retailer GameStop and famed designer Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games studio are the biggest names among those joining the PCGA, which aims to foster PC gaming as a viable business. Others include GameTap, Howie's Game Shack and Bigfoot Networks.

GPG's Taylor (left) explained his decision to join:

I've spent most of my career fully immersed in the world of PC gaming. It's where many of the world's biggest gaming franchises were born and where much of the industry's innovation continues to this day.

 

By joining the PCGA, Gas Powered Games hopes to make contributions that keep PC gaming at the forefront of the industry, help it to overcome its challenges, and continue to fulfil its amazing potential.

GP: Gotta put this out there - Chris Taylor's late-90's RTS Total Annihilation is on my all-time Top 10 list of games...


Comments

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

Thank god it wasn't another Randy Stude interview. That fundamentalist gets under my skin badly.

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

So, GameStop, yet again another company heavily favoring consoles over PC.

 

And Chris Taylor, whose position wasn't precisely industry or user friendly until he joined forces with Stardock.

 

Is every PC hater going to join the PCGA?. When are they going to change their name to the PC Gamer Fucking Association?. Shouldn't Blizzard be a member automatically and freely thanks to their no LAN stance for SC2 & D3?.

 

God, protect me from the PCGA, I'll take care of my enemies...

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

LAN, as i understand it, (and i could totally be wrong), is physically connecting the computers to play together, and was useful because you didn't need the internet to do it.

 

considering how widespread and fast the internet is now compared to the mid 90's, isn't LAN kind of obselete?

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

LAN Party obsolete... I wonder

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Dh04w.JPG

Naaaaah.

----
Papa Midnight
http://www.thesupersoldiers.com

----
Papa Midnight

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

Not really because one can bang togather a lan party at random and don't need boardband.

Even with todays baordband pings and other issues can be more of a headache than getting together with friends and doing a lan party.


Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy! Stop supporting big media and furthering the criminalization of consumers!! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

---

http://zippydsm.deviantart.com/

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

i can't imagine bring together random people,lugging their computers with them, is easier than just hitting the battle.net with some friends.

but then again i've never been a big multiplayer kind of guy anyway.

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

If Gamestop is going to be a part of the PCGA, does that mean they will be allocating PC games more shelf space. I have never seen more than a 3 foot wide 4 foot tall shelf in the center of the store dedicated to PC games.

I go to Target and their PC section puts the console sections to shame. Of course a lot of it is budget titles that Gamestop doesn't carry.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

This is indeed true. There's sometimes one lowly shelf dedicated to PC games and the rest is all console games. That's granted if you even go into a GameStop that actually sells PC games. Some GameStops don't even bother to sell them.

Target, meanwhile, has an entire section for PC games (sometimes, even cheaper for the same titles).

As for the PCGA, I won't lie, I personally think its a joke. Honestly, it has not seemingly accomplished anything in its time and it doesn't seem to be posititioning to do so. Additionally, members who join don't even follow the guidelines set forth.

Epic Games joins, then says: "Gears of War 2 for PC? Ha ha, no".

We've already covered GameStop.

Isn't WildTangent known as a significant source of Spyware for persons and technically shows the properties of a RootKit similar to the actions performed by SecuROM which leads me too...

SonyDADC: Self Explanatory

Microsoft: Self Explanatory

----
Papa Midnight
http://www.thesupersoldiers.com

----
Papa Midnight

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

Wow. Granted I haven't been to a Gamestop in about five years, the last one I entered had two half-wall sections full of boxed PC games. Most were still the massive dictionary sized boxes from back in the day.

Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

Things have changed...

----
Papa Midnight
http://www.thesupersoldiers.com

----
Papa Midnight

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Will the FCC preempt state laws that limit municipal broadband services?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
PHX CorpI'm going to do a test stream later today, if anyone is intrested07/31/2014 - 2:40pm
Andrew EisenYes, I'm such a big Nintendo dork that I read Nintendo's quarterly financial reports.07/31/2014 - 2:09pm
Andrew EisenCool tidbit - Mario Kart 8 sales account for more than half of total Wii U software sales for the last quarter even though it was only available for the last third.07/31/2014 - 2:09pm
Andrew EisenStill a pretty cool promotion. Unfortunately for me, I'm not interested in purchasing Mario Kart 8 and I already owned or didn't want any of the free games on offer.07/31/2014 - 1:43pm
Andrew EisenInteresting that EU had 10 games to choose from while North America only had four.07/31/2014 - 1:41pm
MaskedPixelanteIt certainly worked, I probably would never have bought Mario Kart 8 if it didn't come with a free copy of Wind Waker HD.07/31/2014 - 1:14pm
Andrew EisenI imagine will see similar promotions like "Buy Mario Kart 8 get a download code for one of these specific games" but almost certainly not for all of its (however you would define) biggest releases.07/31/2014 - 11:24am
MaskedPixelanteI wonder if Nintendo is going to be doing "buy one get one free" promos for all their biggest releases going forward.07/31/2014 - 10:48am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/special-report-retail-revolt-over-pc-code-strippers/013614007/31/2014 - 8:27am
ZippyDSMleeWouldn't they be able to afford and get done in a timely manner a general gba emluator for the 3DS? It seems to me if they want to make money off sales they need to do it.07/31/2014 - 7:25am
Sora-ChanAmbassador program, that's what I was looking for. Anyway the other games that have been made no longer exclusive to the early adopters got updates in their software. It'll only be a matter of time more than likely for the GBA to get the same treatment.07/31/2014 - 5:35am
Sora-ChanI might be naming it incorrectly when I say "founder" i mean the program for earlier adopters.07/31/2014 - 5:34am
Sora-Chanthe 3DS's GBA emulator was a rush job due to the founder program. No other GBA titles have been released on the 3DS yet. If/When they do get around to it, they'll more than likely update the emulation software.07/31/2014 - 5:32am
Zenemulator...it's not just a slap job that makes "some" work..they do it for each which is why they work so well. I would rather have the quality over just a slap job.07/30/2014 - 5:48pm
ZenMatthew there is a difference between "worked" and "accurate". You play the Nintendo VC titles they play as damn close to the original as possible. The PSP would just run them as best they could, issues and all. And Masked...EACH VC title has their own07/30/2014 - 5:48pm
MaskedPixelanteOnce again, the 3DS already HAS a GBA emulator, it just can't run at the same time as the 3DS OS.07/30/2014 - 4:54pm
Matthew Wilsonyou cant street pass in ds mode ether, and if moders can make a gba emulator that runs very well on the psp as I understand it. you are telling me that Nintendo devs are not as good as moders?07/30/2014 - 4:49pm
Zenperformance. Halo 1 and 2 worked great because they actually did custom work on each of them...just like Nintendo does now lol07/30/2014 - 4:08pm
Zenexisting hardware while the GBA has to be emulated completely. Same reason the 360 couldn't run most Original Xbox games correctly, or had issues because they just did "blanket approach" for their emulation which led to game killing bugs or horrible07/30/2014 - 4:07pm
ZenSora/Matthew: It's not just Miiverse, but the whole idea of streetpass and things like that would be affected if the OS is not running. And just because a 3DS game can be downloaded and run does not mean that GBA can as easily. Those 3DS games use the07/30/2014 - 4:06pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician