PC Gaming Alliance gains members

PC Gaming Alliance gains members

By Stuart Richardson

May 14th 2010 at 3:52PM

Non-profit PC gaming industry consortium welcomes three new members, new board member

The PC Gaming Alliance has announced that Arxan Technologies, Corsair and Logitech have joined the outfit as new members and that Razer’s Min-Liang Tan has joined as PCGA board director.

The PCGA say these additions will help them keep PC gaming “at the forefront of the industry, help it to overcome its challenges, and continue to fulfill its limitless potential.”

“These members bring a wealth of experience and a rich diversity of products and services to the PCGA that will significantly enhance our existing membership base”, said PCGA president Randy Stude.

“By joining our rapidly growing organization, they are demonstrating their support for expanding the PC Gaming industry and their commitment to improving the PC gaming experience.

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said that he was honoured for his company to have been elected to the PCGA board of directors.

“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,” he said.

“Both Razer and the PC Gaming Alliance are dedicated to addressing the needs of a maturing category and its largely sophisticated audience.”

Arxan CTO and VP of engineering Kevin Morgan also said his firm was pleased to be part of the PCGA, citing the group’s enhancing of industry development and work on security and anti-piracy as reasons why.

“Our software security expertise in game protection can be leveraged to formulate proven and best-of-breed approaches to implement business practices and technology solutions that preserve code integrity, user experience and business models throughout the PC gaming ecosystem,” he said.

“Arxan now looks forward to participating in various initiatives, such as the anti-piracy sub-committee, to ensure that consideration is given to the protection of IP, preservation of game integrity and unobtrusive DRM models, especially as PC games are exposed to continuous hacking as a result of the increase in global digital distribution.”