No more bull
According to a recent survey conducted by security software outfit Bullguard and gaming peripheral specialist SteelSeries, one fifth of gamers don't use any security software.
They reckon the main reason for this is the fear of the software interfering with their gaming and thus putting them at a competitive disadvantage.
So the two companies had a think and decided to co-brand a new flavour of security software that automatically switches to an optimised game profile whenever a supported game is started up. Essentially this means no pesky firewall messages and no resource-sapping updates suddenly kicking off, mid-frag.
"We currently support 80 of the most popular games in the world, including World of Warcraft and Age of Conan, and this number will increase as new games are released to the market," said Theis Søndergaard, CTO and co-founbder of BullGuard. "BullGuard makes profiles for all major game releases and pushes those out to our Gamer's Edition users, ensuring that their application will always be reliable and up-to-date."
Gamer's edition looks like costing around 40 quid a year. The Bullguard announcement didn't specify if this product was going to offer the generous reseller rebates that have been instrumental in making vanilla Bullguard a success, but we would be surprised if it doesn't.