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...


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Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Members

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

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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...

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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?

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LAN Party obsolete... I wonder

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

Naaaaah.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Things have changed...

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