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50 year old retired IT Security Duder.

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.

email-address: buckybit[at]gmail[dot]com

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Posted by Adam Beckett 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 Adam Beckett 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 Adam Beckett 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 Adam Beckett 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 Adam Beckett 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 Adam Beckett 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 - 06/22/2017 - 09:56]

True. Also, it 's an ...

True. Also, it 's an election year for Merkel. Young voters are hard to come by. r n r nAnd also, the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software BIU seems to be doing the right things in recent years, in their lobby work. Receiving attention for the right reasons ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/16/2017 - 09:40]

I ended up getting through ...

I ended up getting through all the conversations in the back third of the game by typing the '1 ' key as fast as I could... r n r n... so, how again do you actually know what you are eager to criticize r n r nYou don 't like ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/15/2017 - 10:05]

Mea culpa. I am one ...

Mea culpa. I am one of those people singing the song of Good games will rise up, eventually . r n r nMy non-scientific gut-algorithm is that - eventually - enough people with taste A will 'find ' games of group A via Steam search, Steam filters, Steam suggestions, Friends-on-Steam. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/13/2017 - 11:38]

So many words and in ...

So many words and in the end, it all comes down to feelings , ey r n r nYou come too quickly to assumptions and generalizations, expressed as 'underlying issues ' in those games above, yet I see no fact or data based evidence, but only personal opinion. Sorry - ...

Comment In: [News - 04/06/2017 - 04:40]

I especially like the idea ...

I especially like the idea giving a prize for Evolving Game , recognizing the achievements in post-release development. r n r nEvery award show should adopt this r n r nAfter all, we live in the era of 'soft launch 'es end 'infinite ' patch-updates Unlike most game-reviews video games ...

Comment In: [News - 04/04/2017 - 02:18]

I feel sorry, for the ...

I feel sorry, for the devs. r n r nWhatever epic saga led to all the shortcomings, the pressure finishing this game and then still working on it endlessly to 'fix ' it, cannot be easy on them and none of it is their 'fault '. r n r nIt ...