NEWS & EVENTS

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Alliance Press Releases

PC Gaming Alliance Announces PC Game Cannon and Specification Webinar
October 18, 2011
PCGA will host a webinar on November 9th from 10:00-11:00 AM PT to unveil its set of recommendations defining a stable Game Specification and Platform for PC Gaming.   The webinar agenda will include an overview of the PC Game Canon and Specification and proposal which was developed with input from several key industry Games ISVs, Hardware Vendors, and OEMs.  There will also be a Question and Answer period after the webinar...

PC Gaming Alliance Releases Horizons Report Highlighting Strong Growth in PC Gaming Software in 2010
February 28, 2011
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to driving the worldwide growth of PC gaming, today unveiled the preliminary findings of its third annual Horizons research report. This report, prepared for the PCGA by market research firm DFC Intelligence, covers the 2010 year end and encompasses all major aspects of the PC gaming industry worldwide through 2014.  The full in-depth report is being made available exclusively to PCGA members...

PC Gaming Alliance Names New President
December 14, 2010
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Ployhar as the alliance’s new President. Ployhar succeeds Randy Stude who will remain as an active member and contributor.  Ployhar has worked in the Graphics and Gaming industry for the past fifteen years and has most recently served as the PCGA’s Data Research subcommittee chair.  He is a strategic planner in the Intel Software and Solutions Group responsible for providing guidance in the Graphics and Gaming industries.   Ployhar worked for Microsoft for nearly 13 years prior to working for Intel.  He is an avid PC Gamer and has been a vocal and outspoken proponent of PC Gaming for many years...  

PC Gaming Alliance Releases Newest Horizons Hardware Reseach
August 2, 2010
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to driving the worldwide growth of PC gaming, today unveiled its Horizons Hardware research report, an exclusive research study encompassing major aspects of the PC gaming hardware industry worldwide.  Among the key findings: Annual shipment volumes for the PC Gaming hardware market in 2009 were over two times larger than the combined Wii™, PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360® console units shipped in the same period.  This trend for the PC Gaming hardware market to outpace all console shipments combined is expected to continue through the forecasted period of the research...

Razer Joins the PC Gaming Alliance Board; Alliance Also Welcomes New Members Arxan, Corsair and Logitech
May 13, 2010
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), the non-profit consortium created to promote the PC Gaming Industry and be the authoritative voice of PC Gaming world-wide, is pleased to announce that Arxan® Technologies, Corsair and Logitech have joined as new members and that Razer™ has joined the Board, naming Min-Liang Tan as their Board director...

PC Gaming Alliance releases 2009 Horizon’s Report highlighting 3% PC Gaming software revenue growth  - 3/10/2010
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA) today unveiled its 2009 Horizons Report, an exclusive research study encompassing all aspects of the PC gaming industry worldwide. Among the key findings is that PC gaming software revenue was a $13.1 billion industry in 2009, up 3% from 2008.   The Horizon’s report encompasses PC Gaming revenue from every region around the world, and from every part of the PC gaming industry including retail, online gaming, digital distribution, and online advertising.  Horizon’s research clearly shows that participation in PC gaming among consumers around the world continues to drive significant opportunities for PC vendors, gaming ISVs, supply-chain partners and accessory makers...
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PC Gaming Alliance Welcomes New Members BFG Technologies, Bigfoot Networks, Flextronics, GameStop, GameTap, Gas Powered Games, Howie's Game Shack and InstantAction - 8/12/2009
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), the non-profit consortium created to promote the PC Gaming Industry and be the authoritative voice of PC Gaming world-wide, is pleased to announce that eight new members - BFG Technologies, Bigfoot Networks, Flextronics, GameStop, GameTap, Gas Powered Games, Howie's Game Shack and InstantAction - have joined our rapidly growing alliance.....

PC Gaming Alliance Releases Horizon's Report Highlighting 18% PC Gaming Software Revenue Growth in 2008 - 5/28/2009
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to driving the worldwide growth of PC gaming, today unveiled its 2008 Horizons Report, an exclusive research study encompassing all aspects of the PC gaming industry worldwide. Among the key findings is that PC gaming software revenue was a $12.7 billion industry in 2008, up $1.9 billion or nearly 18% from 2007.....

The PC Gaming Alliance Presents the State of the PC Gaming Industry in 2008 - 3/23/2009
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to driving the worldwide growth of PC gaming, published a new report titled The PC Gaming Alliance Presents the PC Gaming Industry in 2008. The report provides an overview of the PC gaming market and the growth of the largest single platform for games with annual revenue of about $11 billion....

PC Gaming Alliance Adds Representatives from Capcom® and The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University To Board of Directors - 2/3/2009
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to driving the worldwide growth of PC gaming, today announced the addition of representatives from Capcom and The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University (SMU) to their Board of Directors...

PCGA Horizons Report Illuminates State of PC Gaming Worldwide - 8/19/2008
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA) today unveiled the key findings from its first Horizons Report, an exclusive research study of the PC gaming industry worldwide. Speaking at the Games Convention Developers Conference in Leipzig, PCGA president Randy Stude announced that PC gaming was a $10.7 billion industry during the year of 2007, with retail sales accounting for just 30 percent of total revenues. According to the report, growth was largely driven by online revenues from Asia, the worlds largest market, which is approaching half of total worldwide sales. Online PC gaming revenue led the way in 2007 with $4.8 billion...

PC Gaming Alliance Launch - 2/19/2008
Global leaders of the PC gaming industry announced today the formation of the PC Gaming Alliance, a non-profit organization that unites hardware and software creators, game developers and publishers, and others committed to the PC gaming market with the common purpose of advancing the PC as a worldwide gaming platform. Together, PCGA and its member companies will work to accelerate innovation, improve the gaming experience for consumers and serve as a collective source of market information and expertise on PC gaming...