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
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I don 't want to ...
I don 't want to be the first one to comment, but I cannot help myself. First my European brain thought Michelin chefs, huh The tire company - But, of course the other kind of Michelin chefs. r n r nI had the privilege to know a few personally. The ...
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especially the target audience of ...
especially the target audience of a game like Monaco is trained to buy games only at discount r n r nI take offense to that, as a consumer. I am the target audience, too and bought the game Day 1 on Steam for the full price, of course . Having ...
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Someone on the Internet forums ...
Someone on the Internet forums will file this under grab the money and run before shipping your first game approach to broken promises. It also seems true, the more somebody talks about his/her game, the less they are actually working on it too soon r n r nBut the mod ...
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I repeat myself, but one ...
I repeat myself, but one day, somebody should write a book about the Buddha engine or make a documentary about it and Nathan It 's a success story on it 's own