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PC giants plan gaming alliance announcement for GDC

Wednesday, 13th February 2008 06:35 GMT By Patrick Garratt

According to the San Jose Mercury News, a group of major PC gaming firms – namely Intel, Microsoft, nVidia and AMD, as well as “a number of computer companies – is going to announce “a consortium dubbed the PC Gaming Alliance” at GDC.

The group is being set up, apparently, in the face of the fact that console gaming has “stolen the excitement”, the point of the venture being to keep “PC gaming alive”.

There’s no detail on how they’re actually going to do it, but this is heartening nonetheless. Go PC gaming.

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5 Comments

  1. Razer CEO: “The PC giants have stopped innovating”

    [...] PC giants plan gaming alliance announcement for GDC [...]

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    This is less a case of console gaming stealing the excitement, and more a case of everybody suddenly rediscovering that there’s a lot of money to be made on the PC.

    Suddenly everybody wants a piece of the pie. Just goes to show that we’re at the mercy of the average executives attention span I reckon.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1

    You do realize that this is 3 years old and that all of the people on this alliance have bounced, right, namely Microsoft and Nvidia.

    http://www.techspot.com/news/42501-nvidia-microsoft-leave-the-pc-gaming-alliance.html

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    @2 Thanks for telling me. I remember that now :P

    Microsoft were serious about it for juuust about 5 seconds.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    Your comment still works especially “Just goes to show that we’re at the mercy of the average executives attention span I reckon.”

    Though even with the “alliance” they did little to no innovation all those years. I remember doing a 10 page report on the PC market 2 years ago.

    #5 3 years ago

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