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Industry participants, researchers and financial analysts rely on the availability of good quality data on the size, growth and factors affecting markets. Today little data exists on the revenues for the PC gaming market outside of retail boxed sales in the west. Nor is there reliable data on the installed base of active PC gamers or the details of the PCs that they play on. The PCGA Data Research subcommittee has helped to solve these challenges by pooling member data and by using external agencies to assemble data on the PC gaming industry.
Software Best Practices Subcommittee
The Software Best Practices subcommittee is working to create a best practices document which will be shared with PC Game Developers as a single recommended set of guidelines from the PCGA for PC Game Development.
The Game Specification and Canon (Set of Guidelines) Subcommittee is focused on an initiative with 2 primary areas of focus. 1) Creating an easier to understand system allowing consumers to identify which games will work on their PC’s. 2) Creating a more stable, and predictable design specification and target for Developers making PC Games. By addressing these two fundamentals, PC Gaming will be easier to develop games for; and address those consumers that may be intimated, or confused, by the complexity of PC’s that can be used for various forms of gaming.
Security Best Practices
Piracy of PC Games is a significant problem. This subcommittee is working to define the problem and propose recommendations that reduce piracy without causing consumer backlash that could hurt the PC gaming market.
The PCGA was formed to serve the needs of the PC gaming industry and consumers. The Marketing subcommittee has the objective of ensuring the widest possible participation and understanding of the PCGA and its aims.
We’re honored to be elected to the PC Gaming Alliance Board of Directors, said Min-Liang Tan, CEO, Razer. There is so much synergy between Razer’s core DNA – an essence of pure commitment to improving the PC gaming experience with state-of-the-art peripherals – and this organization’s drive to establish high standards and quality guidelines for the evolving industry at large. Both Razer and the PC Gaming Alliance are dedicated to addressing the needs of a maturing category and its largely sophisticated audience.