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48 year old IT Security Duder. I live in airplanes. Not working in the video game industry, but I read/watch all your GDC talks - with an affection for research papers on software architecture, models and methodology.

AAAS Science & NPG Nature magazines are my Penthouse & Playboy.

Video game business strategy is my Fantasy Football.
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Posted by Alex Covic on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 06:58:00 EST in
Germany's software rating organization USK presented their annual report for 2009. They tested 3100 games (114 more than last year) and only seven percent were rated M for Mature.


Posted by Alex Covic on Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:47:00 EST in
I present some of the lists of Game Developers, Programmers, Designers, PR and Marketing on Twitter.


Posted by Alex Covic on Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:10:00 EST in
The infamous German BPjM ("Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons") strikes again as predicted, hurting sales in a rich country. 1st amendment rights have no stand.


Posted by Alex Covic on Wed, 14 Oct 2009 06:23:00 EDT in
Families of the victims of a school attack in a town called Winnenden, (Germany) organized a demonstration on October 17th in Stuttgart. They are proclaiming "Families against Killlergames" - "Return your game & win a t-shirt"


Posted by Alex Covic on Thu, 09 Jul 2009 01:44:00 EDT in Production
Know your video game market! A recently published study about the Internet usage in Germany. Almost 70% of Germans are online. More than 43 Million over 14 years are online. DSL/Broadband in 2009 61,5 %


Posted by Alex Covic on Fri, 03 Jul 2009 08:10:00 EDT in Production
I found a niche how I can maybe be helpful to the Gamasutra Community: I will report and comment about the video games business in Germany. I was born there and live in that country for around 40 years. I'm neither working nor associated with any company.



Alex Covic's Comments

Comment In: [News - 10/07/2014 - 01:03]

It takes balls to 'cut ...

It takes balls to 'cut back ' on your main star, because YOU know it is the right thing - especially in a video game, which has to sell well. r n r nI do think, Alien - as a character - is a special case, since players already expect ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/29/2014 - 01:05]

My first reaction, seen The ...

My first reaction, seen The Curators on my new Steam UI was WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE . r n r nI may trust Valve to have some crazy good algorithms in 10 years to sort this out, after I have clicked through e v e r y game several time ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/29/2014 - 01:05]

I wish, ordinary gamers would ...

I wish, ordinary gamers would read this article before writing comments on the Internet.

Comment In: [News - 08/22/2014 - 06:18]

So that 's why the ...

So that 's why the Ilovechocolatemuffins hashtag failed so miserably this morning... world gone mad.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/13/2014 - 05:01]

German is a solid bet ...

German is a solid bet r n r nHaving lived there for over a decade, I can attest to that. r n r nThere is still a high resistance to learn or speak English there. The US/UK TV Shows and movies are all dubbed for German audiences. Localization studios make ...

Comment In: [News - 08/06/2014 - 07:18]

There are plenty of articles ...

There are plenty of articles incl. here, on Gamasutra explaining the pickle Twitch and Google/YouTube are in. So rising fingers and blaming is meaningless, unless YOU can come up with better algorithms to match content better. r n r nEveryone knows Google has money, so everyone will sue Google. Nobody ...