|[July 21, 2014]
PCGA Changes Name to Open Gaming Alliance
BEAVERTON, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
As the market for digital games grows on a variety of mobile platforms
and as the PC is no longer the most dominant gaming form factor, the PC
Gaming Alliance, (PCGA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to
driving the worldwide growth gaming, is pleased to announce the name of
the organization has been changed to Open Gaming Alliance, or OGA.
The Open Gaming Alliance will continue on the mission set out by the
PCGA: to provide a unified voice for the industry and help members
provide a superior gaming experience to their customers on a variety of
Matt Ployhar, OGA president and Intel (News - Alert) analyst, says, "Now, more than
ever, the gaming industry continues to experience huge inflection
points. Most of the current and future members of the OGA will design
their products to be increasingly cross platform, and the definition of
'Personal Computer' also continues to evolve. The OGA reflects these
changes in our charter to ensure that we address emerging and salient
markets. OGA strives to keep the gaming ecosystem open, and to be a
cradle for innovation for our members and partners."
OGA is a member-driven program that certifies games meeting miimum
quality and performance standards, helps independent gaming companies
develop and bring game titles to market, and provides valuable unbiased
research about the gaming industry.
"Renaming this group as the 'Open Gaming Alliance' makes good sense,"
said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of the Tiburon, CA (News - Alert)-based market research
firm Jon Peddie Research. "We are witnessing the rapid convergence of
many form factors, from desktops, all-in-ones, and laptops to
smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices that feature capabilities
traditionally found on the PC. Business leagues such as OGA are the
perfect venue for mapping out the new opportunities and challenges
inside the industry as well as serving as an un-biased third party for
The name change is effective immediately, and you may now visit OGA
online at www.opengamingalliance.org
or on Twitter (News - Alert) at @OGamingAlliance.
"Core gamers now play games across multiple devices," said David Cole,
CEO of DFC Intelligence. "The key for success in today's competitive
game development market is to be able to cost-effectively deploy games
across multiple platforms that deliver the same quality experience no
matter where you choose to play."
About the OGA
The Open Gaming Alliance (OGA) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission
is to drive the continued growth of gaming. Since 2009, the OGA has
provided an open business-to-business forum where companies cooperate to
develop and promote solutions that drive the gaming industry forward and
ensure that gaming remains the ultimate entertainment platform. Our
members are enabled to make an easier entry into new markets, to engage
in excellent networking opportunities and to take advantage of
customized and exclusive research from the industry's best independent
analysts. Members work together in subcommittees to solve a variety of
issues that affect consumers and industry alike. Additional information
about the OGA and its role as the voice of the gaming industry is
available at www.opengamingalliance.org
OGA and OPEN (News - Alert) GAMING ALLIANCE are trademarks of the Open Gaming Alliance.
All other product names, trademarks, and/or company names are used
solely for identification and belong to their respective owners.
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