Tag Archives: Randy Stude
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 | 12:17 GMT
PCGA head Randy Stude – don’t forget the “e”, for God’s sake – has told BigDownload that PC game piracy has benefitted companies like Stardock, Valve and id by simply allowing users to play their games for free.
The full quote:
The PC Gaming Industry’s history is littered with examples of start-ups (including Stardock and Valve) that actually benefitted from widespread piracy to grow a market for their future titles. Don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating piracy… However, how would Quake, Doom, StarCraft, Counter-Strike, or Half-Life have been able to grow widespread brand recognition without a widespread network of gamers openly sharing these games. These titles (and many more) defined the industry. Personally, my first experience with a first person shooter was with Doom (back in the day) and I did not pay for it. Id Software turned the corner and has a very successful business built on the back of the early free/open source exchange of their games…
Randy’s a pirate! Thanks, Blue.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 11:17 GMT
The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA) has launched its new site at pcgamingalliance.org.
“Visitors to our website will see that the PCGA is the place that PC Gaming companies of all types can come together to collaborate to help solve problems that plague our industry,” said PCGA boss Randy Stude.
“Our membership remains steadfast in the belief that this is vital to ensuring the continued growth and health of PC Gaming globally.”
Apparently, “The new website conveys the relevant and important PC Gaming and PCGA news and information that members and non-members alike will find useful.”
Press release after the break.
Mon, Oct 20, 2008 | 10:28 BST
Speaking with Videogamer, Randy Stude, president of the PC Gaming Alliance, has said its been a long time since LucasArts made a decent PC game.
“LucasArts hasn’t made a good PC game in a long time,” said Stude. “That’s my opinion.
“They make some pretty good games for the Wii, you know those little sticks you wave in the air, that seems like a natural fit for a lightsaber game, sure. But I think the last good PC game they made was probably Jedi Knight 2, and even their strategy games weren’t that great. So I can understand why they would make that call.
“They’re not really creating product within LucasArts themselves,” he explained. “They’re going at it job shopping their IP.
“”That may be a little controversial for me to say, but that’s what I see,” he added.
Read Stude’s full frontal PCGA attack on LucasArts through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 09:40 BST
The PC Gaming Alliance industry consortium released the results from the Horizons Report today with president Randy Stude saying that “that this industry is far stronger than anyone has reported.”
“Our analysis clearly shows incredible growth in online PC gaming, proof that this industry is far stronger than anyone has reported,” explained Stude. “Today’s consumers shop where they live–online.”
According to the report, PC gaming was worth $10.7 billion in 2007, with digital distribution sales close to $2 billion and in-game and web advertising bringing in $800 million. Online gaming brought in $4.8 billion, almost double that of retail.
More over at Shacknews.
By Mike Bowden