Alex Covic's Blog
47 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 - 08/22/2014 - 06:18]
So that 's why the ...
So that 's why the Ilovechocolatemuffins hashtag failed so miserably this morning... world gone mad.
[Blog - 08/13/2014 - 05:01]
German is a solid bet ...
German is a solid bet r n r nHaving lived there for over a decade, I can attest to that. r n r nThere is still a high resistance to learn or speak English there. The US/UK TV Shows and movies are all dubbed for German audiences. Localization studios make ...
[News - 08/06/2014 - 07:18]
There are plenty of articles ...
There are plenty of articles incl. here, on Gamasutra explaining the pickle Twitch and Google/YouTube are in. So rising fingers and blaming is meaningless, unless YOU can come up with better algorithms to match content better. r n r nEveryone knows Google has money, so everyone will sue Google. Nobody ...
[News - 07/31/2014 - 02:33]
This is something 'old media ...
This is something 'old media ' as in print had to learn too, the hard way. r n r nForget 'ethics ' - it is holding you back. Editorial becomes marketing. Numbers don 't lie. Money does neither. Be a cynic. It 's 2014. r n r nThe headline this ...
[News - 07/29/2014 - 07:21]
I still would break down ...
I still would break down the numbers game into a demographic game. r n r nYoung audiences - the kind 'old ' broadcast TV and their advertising partners and agencies are seeking, like Vampires seek fresh blood, are the real thing to look after. r n r nA 16-year old ...
[News - 07/28/2014 - 10:01]
Here 's another consumer view: ...
Here 's another consumer view: people stopped buying finished products instead they are now buying 'expectations ' of future products. Phantoms of things to come. Psychology, more than anything else is at play here There is obviously a fear going around in consumer heads. r n r n 'Early Access ...