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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.

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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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.

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Comment In: [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

Comment In: [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

Comment In: [News - 10/30/2015 - 02:13]

Don 't forget, Pachinko parlors ...

Don 't forget, Pachinko parlors are doing better again Had me worried, having read the previous earnings report.

Comment In: [News - 10/29/2015 - 05:00]

Awesome write up Clearly, not ...

Awesome write up Clearly, not enough burritos

Comment In: [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 ...

Comment In: [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 ...