Alex Covic's Blog
45 year old IT Security Duder. I live in airplanes. Not related to the video game industry - with an affection for research papers on software architecture. AAAS Science & NPG Nature magazines are my Penthouse & Playboy.
Video game business strategy is my Fantasy Football.
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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.
I present some of the lists of Game Developers, Programmers, Designers, PR and Marketing on Twitter.
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.
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"
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 %
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
[News - 12/09/2013 - 08:25]
[News - 12/06/2013 - 03:59]
I still vividly remember the ...
I still vividly remember the PS4 presentation, when David Cage marvelled on stage about the progress of hardware pushing polygons, showing a graph and his old man face real-time demo, followed a minute later by MM 's Alex Evans showing the Media Molecule old-fashioned paper-cut stop-motion creative 'intro ' before ...
[Blog - 11/28/2013 - 10:43]
just a minor note, if ...
just a minor note, if I may r n r n Cin ma v rit has nothing to do with the flashy Blair Witch/PA type. r n r nThe filmmakers of post-war Italy Neorealismo and the French followers in the 1960s wanted to capture the mundane reality, not invoke mystery ...
[Blog - 12/03/2013 - 01:12]
This reminds me of the ...
This reminds me of the never-ending debates around analytical philosophy the 'real ' linguistic battles of the 20th century. It is a delight for the few academics that follow it, while completely meaningless in the world outside the bubble. But it helps sharpening your personal tool-set r n r nYou ...
[Blog - 12/04/2013 - 01:24]
Wasn 't the original BG ...
Wasn 't the original BG a sales hit back then Granted, the mass-market of video games in 2000 is a different one than today. r n r nMy answer to the title question is: be fair . r n r nExplain the rules, follow the rules gameplay bugs don 't ...
[Blog - 12/04/2013 - 06:40]
I wrote something - less ...
I wrote something - less comprehensive - on Gama 4 years ago. The fact, that it is still worth discussing does not bode well for the social or business part skills of some r n r nTwitter - more than anything - is a mirror r n r nYou can ...