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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.

Alex Covic's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/07/2016 - 02:32]

The noble, marketing person route ...

The noble, marketing person route of always positive, always constructive feedback, just like the game blurbs always tell the truth about your beautiful, fantastic games... r n r n ... vs democracy and it 's true, ugly nature ... and the power of the illiterate, numb minded. r n r ...

Comment In: [News - 12/24/2015 - 04:43]

I remember, several years ago, ...

I remember, several years ago, when more than a couple game developers joined Valve on Steam, doing 'Holiday ' content of some sorts, being part of the Steam holiday metagame. It was glorious r n r nYesterday, I saw Elf Santa costumes in Fallout Shelter. There 's a snowball game ...

Comment In: [News - 12/17/2015 - 12:19]

This is like Angry Birds ...

This is like Angry Birds kinda money for an Indie PC game Amazing

Comment In: [News - 12/10/2015 - 09:41]

Jesse Schell - sparks the ...

Jesse Schell - sparks the brain. r n r nPro Tip: Don 't watch without a pencil and a notebook. r n r nAlso: use the pause button, if your brain comes up with a complementary idea, because 2 seconds later, you will be run over by something else, new ...

Comment In: [News - 12/10/2015 - 04:02]

A 'trend ' is volatile ...

A 'trend ' is volatile something that is moving...

Comment In: [News - 12/01/2015 - 10:25]

I hear you guys. But ...

I hear you guys. But I would distinguish specifically btw Flashplayer as in web browser plugin being the target for hacking attacks since it 's existence and things like Autodesk Scaleform or games based on Actionscript if that 's still your thing . r n r nPopularity can kill you, ...