Alex Covic's Blog
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.
I try not to intrude too much in your gamedev discussions. Apologies, if my comment sounded like white noise; it was probably 4AM and I was increasingly getting more drunk in a hotel room, somewhere.
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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 - 11/18/2015 - 01:42]
So who is going to ...
So who is going to write: r n r n Why Blizzard is uniquely qualified to make a polished, balanced, bug-free Starcraft II Legacy of the Void and why QA and more people do not ruin ownership or creativity
[News - 10/30/2015 - 03:21]
Coding for the monitor ... ...
Coding for the monitor ... it all comes back again, full CRT/circle r n r nYes, obviously, CRT 's had technical limits, but we were all to eager to get rid of the radiation, yet nanoseconds are nanoseconds
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[Blog - 10/28/2015 - 03:19]
Following the ongoing, secret TTIP ...
Following the ongoing, secret TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks, there is a small glimpse of hope that this issue could come up, but don 't rely on it. If any of you U.S. based Studios/Publishers have any policy muscle, it would be a good time to lobby/write to ...
[News - 10/28/2015 - 03:38]
I too have to say, ...
I too have to say, I had no major issues with this game on the two gaming PCs I used it on. Bought the game Day 1 on PC. r n r nI did have framedrops in spots on a 2-year old GTX 650Ti BOOST 2GB Kepler Architecture due to ...